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Opinion


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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ISIL and American cynicism

ISIL and American cynicism

By Paul Knaak
October 10th, 2014

Whilst reading last week’s Record, I was bothered by an opinion article which said that the ISIL situation was a continuation of thousands of years of fighting in the Levant and that it wouldn’t stop anytime soon. Furthermore, the article …
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A generation growing into an understanding of 9/11

A generation growing into an understanding of 9/11

By Bridget Barry
September 12th, 2014

In 2001, I was in third grade. I worried about my spelling tests and restroom humor could have me on the ground laughing. I publicly loved Brittney Spears, and secretly still played with my American girl doll. I had never …
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Dancing with and missing Joan Rivers

Dancing with and missing Joan Rivers

By Martin Connell
September 12th, 2014

I grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania, where the state drinking age was 21 in my teenage years, yet a bike ride over the Delaware River was Camden, New Jersey, a state where the drinking age was 18, a delight to …
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A better plan than Teach for America

A better plan than Teach for America

By Terri L. Rodriguez
September 12th, 2014

Around the country, hundreds of college seniors and a handful of career changers are receiving letters of acceptance into Teach For America (TFA). Congratulations on being accepted into this prestigious program. You clearly have demonstrated intelligence, passion, and leadership to …
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Bring Americana band to campus

Bring Americana band to campus

By Mark Mack
September 5th, 2014

This summer I attended numerous concerts, but the American Scarecrows Yesteryear album release party was one that stuck out the most and left a lasting impression. I have seen the Minneapolis Folk Rock/ Americana band before in December of 2012, …
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