Reader Letter | Johnnies should care about gender issues

Dear Editor,

I care deeply about St. Ben’s and St. John’s, and about each individual who comes here.

One of the biggest reasons why is here at CSB/SJU, students have incredible opportunities to discover and engage in their passions. In my time here, I have gotten to do and learn a great deal, and much of that learning has come from the passions and interests of other students. (more…)

Reader Letter | Don’t grow complacent on the environment

Dear Editor,

I participated in the Watch Your Waste Challenge last week as part of the Week of Sustainability, collecting the trash I generate instead of throwing it away. It was meant to demonstrate how much waste we export beyond our peripheries, but instead, highlighted an achievement for students at SJU: this was the first time they have access to organics recycling. (more…)

Reader Letter | CSB Residential Life addresses concerns

Dear Editor,

The CSB Residential Life professional staff would like to acknowledge formally and respond to the “Beyond the Paycheck” series article discussing our department and the experience of our student staff. We view ourselves as
educators with a deep commitment to our continued learning and development, as well as that of our students. We want to acknowledge that implicit and explicit bias is a real part of life on this campus, especially for underrepresented students. We also want to validate the experiences of our hard-working student staff members and the perceptions that they have of our department. (more…)

Our View | Be thankful for the stress that we have

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

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

It’s that time of the year when students across campus are gearing up for Thanksgiving while simultaneously scrambling to finish up midterms and start final projects and papers. (more…)

Opinion | Climate change extends beyond CSB/SJU, there is still time to do something about it

By Brie Baumert and Anna Rahrick
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Climate change is a frightening concept for many people; however, here in Minnesota, it is easy to disregard it as we suffer through freezing cold, snow-filled winters. What we often don’t hear or think about, though, are the people around the world who are currently experiencing struggles due to our warming earth. We barely give a thought to the people in Fiji who worry daily about the rising ocean, countries in Africa that are experiencing increasing levels of disease due to droughts, or the indigenous people across the world who depend upon the environment that they are slowly seeing destroyed. (more…)

Opinion | Sexual assualt goes beyond Harvey Weinstein, men need to stop objectifying women

By Meghan Mullon
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Last week, when a discussion amongst acquaintances veered into the territory of politics and the news cycle, I heard something that stunned me. Out of the blue, one man said, “I feel like it’s not a coincidence that all of these harassment accusations are coming out now. This is a systematic attack on men. Now they’re playing the victims to get attention. It’s sick.” (more…)