Bennie Nation app launches

Bennie Nation app launches

By Megan Toninato
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Bennie Nation is the name of the new app that was recently launched by the CSB athletic department. This is a tool they believe will be used to get more students to the games, and reward those who come. Students with the app are given an opportunity to win many different prizes for attending different events and cheering on the CSB athletes. (more…)

Passing rugby jackets: not just a tradition

Passing rugby jackets: not just a tradition

ASHLEY GROEBNER • [email protected] • SJU rugby players wear jackets that contain the names and patches from earlier players.

By John Nguyen
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Club sports have been a part of the college experience for decades. They provide opportunities for students to bond for a particular sport and share that appreciation with other like-minded students. Rugby is no different, but there’s something special to the two teams of the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University that contributes a meaningful piece to their character—a jacket tradition. (more…)

Volunteers help cultivate trees

Volunteers help cultivate trees

By Cormac Quinn
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There was an oak from 1776 behind the Sugar Shack until a couple years ago. This is why efforts to restore oak trees have begun on the SJU campus; young oak trees have often had difficulty reaching maturity in the SJU Arboretum. To protect these young trees, more than 500 mats were placed around young oak trees recently. (more…)

Student-police relations in St. Joseph raise concerns

Student-police relations in St. Joseph raise concerns

By Meredith Jarchow and Sean Kelly
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St. Joseph Police enforcement has more than doubled on weekends recently after residents complained about CSB/SJU student behavior. The number of officers on duty to patrol the downtown area and respond to callers has increased from two to three officers, to five to eight, depending on the weekend according to St. Joseph Chief of Police Joel Klein. (more…)

National Coming Out Day provides freedom

National Coming Out Day provides freedom

By Sierra Lammi
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On Wednesday, Oct. 11, the nation celebrated National Coming Out Day to support members of the LGBTQ+ community coming out with their sexual identity.

There are many different sexual identities on the CSB/SJU campuses, and in honor of National Coming Out day four CSB/SJU students shared their stories of what it was like coming out to friends, family and members of the CSB/SJU community. (more…)