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Opinion


CSB makes SJU grad into a better Johnnie

CSB makes SJU grad into a better Johnnie

By John Bruns
October 31st, 2014

St.Bens, Thank you for making me a better Johnnie. As a Saint John’s alum, and soon to be former employee of St. Ben’s, I wanted to take this moment to express my gratitude to the St. Ben’s community; the students, …
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As elections approach, remember not to overlook Sheriff position

As elections approach, remember not to overlook Sheriff position

By Luke Newgaard
October 31st, 2014

The midterm elections are upon us and voting day is less than one week away. During this election, voters will have the task to elect the people they believe will best represent their interests and rights. An important vote that …
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With “Guardians of the Galaxy” release, Disney proves capable of producing quality sci-fi films

With “Guardians of the Galaxy” release, Disney proves capable of producing quality sci-fi films

By Marc Mack
October 31st, 2014

As a kid, I remember watching the old Batman and the Spider-Man movies with my dad. I got into the comics a bit, but never took the time to know every detail. My perception of superheroes, specifically Marvel, changed when …
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Don’t lose sight behind the real meaning behind the Outdoor Nation’s Campus Challenge

Don’t lose sight behind the real meaning behind the Outdoor Nation’s Campus Challenge

By Nate Ley
October 31st, 2014

We are now into the fifth week of eight in Outdoor Nation’s Campus Challenge, a national competition pitting the ten “Most Outdoorsy” colleges and universities in the country for the title of the Most Outdoorsy School, a brand new gear …
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Addressing the private college student financial stereotype

Addressing the private college student financial stereotype

By Alicia Vargas
October 31st, 2014

If I received a $100 bill for the number of times an individual has spoken the words, “You go to St. Ben’s? Your parents must be pretty rich to pay that bill,” I’d be rich. While some Bennies do receive …
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Questions raised about library layoffs

Questions raised about library layoffs

By Michael Swearingen
October 24th, 2014

In what administrator’s call a restructuring process three Alcuin library employees were laid off from SJU. These layoffs have upset me as well as many faculty members. On Tuesday Sept. 30, Don Neu, Janice Rod and Victoria Weisen were notified …
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Finding comfort and accomodation from dogs

Finding comfort and accomodation from dogs

By Jordyn Potter
October 24th, 2014

It has become common today to see service dogs out and about with their handlers in the park, in stores, restaurants, and many other places where the public are allowed. But, the law does not require public entities to allow …
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Perpetuate

Perpetuate

By Kyle Murray
October 24th, 2014

There is a word that I’ve noticed has taken on a life of its own. It’s overused, mindlessly thrown into opinion pieces and status-quo arguments for lack of a better word. It’s never used in context of statistical or empirical …
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Education major defends Teach for America

Education major defends Teach for America

By Heather Busch
October 10th, 2014

As a graduate of the CSBSJU education program and an alumna of Teach for America, I paid close attention to Professor Rodriguez’s recent op-ed in The Record. While I respect her obvious commitment to high-quality education and her dedication to …
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TFA important in educational equality

TFA important in educational equality

By Amy Hertel
October 10th, 2014

As a proud daughter of a lifelong teacher and a St. Ben’s alum, I am dedicating my life to making sure all kids get an excellent education. As I lead the Education Transformation Initiative in Minneapolis, the Bendictine values that …
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