Echosmith to perform at ‘17 Pines

‘17 Pines Q&A with St. John’s JEC Co-chair, Jon Blomquist, and JEC Concert Committee Co-Chair, Logan Pedersen
By Taylor Kainz – [email protected]
The Record sat down with Jon Blomquist (St. John’s Co- chair JEC) and Logan Pedersen (Concert Committee Co-Chair JEC) to talk about this years’ Pines concert and events.

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Johnnie signs record deal while abroad

Johnnie signs record deal while abroad

Playing an open mic night in London led Jake Braun to a record deal with Trellis Records.

By Sean Kelly – [email protected]

Everyone wants their experience abroad to be one to remember. One SJU student has one to sing about.

SJU junior Jake Braun is in the process of signing a record deal with Trellis Records, a London-based record label. This deal became a reality for Braun after playing an open mic night at Blueberry Bar in London on January 18, while studying abroad. (more…)

History Column: Ambitious women spark the foundation of CSB back in 1913

By Stephanie Haeg – [email protected]

Women’s history month seems like a great time to examine the foundation of our very own College of St. Benedict.

As most people might have observed with the difference in the dates between the foundation of St. John’s and St. Ben’s, there was quite a while when there weren’t Bennies in Collegeville.  (more…)

Brew Log: Fruity Ale provides an atypical saison flavor

By Joseph Mahowald and Kyle Olson
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Hello friends, and welcome back to the next installment of the Brew Log. This week we’re trying a new and artistic brew, the Sunken City brewed by Insight Brewing in Minneapolis.

This beer is truly a highlight of Insight’s artistic craft, involving brewery experience from around the world and ingredients that are not commonly found in most beers.

This is by far the most complex beer we have tried and it has shown the creativity in brewing methods. (more…)

Music Review: Future’s back to back album releases fail to impress

By Megan Pearson – [email protected]

Future is an Atlanta rapper and songwriter who your parents most likely don’t understand.

Future’s style of trap rap has become increasingly popular and he’s had major success in a few album releases in the past years, including his album collaboration with Drake, “What A Time to Be Alive,” as well as his solo project “DS2” which happens to be my favorite album Future has released. (more…)

“Fools” provides a refreshing change: The CSB/SJU Theater Department steps away from the darker tone

By Anna Smisek – [email protected]

The production of “Fools,” put on by CSB/SJU students and directed by faculty member Sean Dooley, takes on a refreshing light-hearted tone this semester.

Written by Neil Simon, “Fools” is set in a small Ukrainian town where a young schoolmaster named Leon is hired to educate the town doctor’s daughter, Sophia. To his surprise, every citizen is cursed with stupidity and an inability to feel love. Throughout the show, Leon falls madly in love with Sophia and faces many challenges to educate her and break these magical curses. (more…)