Former White House Chief of Staff sits down for a pint

Former White House Chief of Staff sits down for a pint

By Mady Johnson  – [email protected]
The 100th Politics and a Pint welcomed the return of alumnus Denis McDonough ‘92, former White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. The event was held Tuesday, March 14 in Pellegrene Auditorium at St. John’s. Fellow Johnnie alumnus, Dr. Matt Lindstrom ‘92, conducted the interview. Lindstrom is a political science professor at St. John’s and Director of the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.
Typically, Politics and a Pint is hosted in Brother Willie’s Pub. However, McDonough’s high-profile status and the limited amount of time organizers had to prepare for his arrival required that the session be held in Pellegrene.

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Co-op commemorates five years

Co-op commemorates five years

By Samuel P. Butterfass – [email protected]

The Minnesota Street Market is celebrating its fifth anniversary as St. Joseph’s local food and art co-op.

The co-op opened in 2012 after the closure of a local grocery store that had been family-owned for over 100 years. The grocery store, Loso’s, was named after an original settler of St. Joseph, Peter Loso. His son, Martin Loso, opened the store in 1899. (more…)

SJU junior turns yearlong dream into an eight book series

SJU junior turns yearlong dream into an eight book series

By Ellen Bartyzal  – [email protected]

Imagine having a dream where you can’t control a thing. You are placed in an apocalyptic world and vividly witness the experiences of people suffering at the world’s end. It plays like a movie—you are there but you can’t interact with the people and you can’t control what happens. What would you do about it?

SJU junior Andrew West decided to write it all down. (more…)