Our View: Democracy requires participation

By Meredith Jarchow, Sean Kelly, Brett Zallek and Nick Swanson

“Our View” is prepared by the Executive board and should be considered the institutional voice of The Record

This past Monday, well over 100 Bennies and Johnnies filed into Br Willie’s Pub for the St. John’s Senate’s (SJS) weekly 9:20 p.m. meeting. Students filled the chairs, lined the perimeter of the pub and peered down from the packed balcony. (more…)

Opinion: Over enforcement of social culture hurting community at CSB/SJU

By Jonathan Beirne
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Johnnie/Tommie weekend (Sept. 23–25) was a record breaking event, as well as an opportunity to show off our incredible campus and community to hundreds if not thousands of visitors, prospective students and alumni. While this was partially accomplished, through the beautiful and awe-inspiring display at Target Field, our community did display what has become a not-so-friendly social culture in St. Joseph. (more…)

Opinion: Americans have false notion of empathy when mass killings occur

By Adam Schwartz
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There is a plain and simple fact about America: we love our guns. In fact, we love them more than any other country in the world. By one estimation from the Small Arms Survey, America owns almost half of all civilian guns in the entire world. With this sort of statistic, it is not that surprising that America has the most mass shootings in the world as well. (more…)