Traditional Minnesotan dishes to warm your home

By Taylor Kainz • [email protected]

CSB/SJU is a Minnesota treasure. What’s another Minnesota treasure you ask? All of the wonderful Minnesotan cuisine we have here. This week’s recipe column features the state’s muffin, an excellent appetizer and a meal to please the masses. Whether you originate from this great state or this is your new home, these dishes are sure to warm your home and your heart. (more…)

Remembering former black student groups at CSB/SJU

By Steph Haeg
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February is Black History Month, and as such, I’ll be dedicating every column I write this month to the illustrious, fascinating and often overlooked contributions of black students to the history of this university.
In 1968, there were 25 black students at SJU, and they organized together to found the Organization of Afro-American Students (OAAS), a precurser to today’s Black Student Union (BSU). In the Dec. 16, 1968 issue of The Record, right below the article “Racism Found Prevalent at SJU,” there is another article that describes the OAAS’s official purpose. Open only to black students, either African American or international, they stated that their intention was to “assisting black students in overcoming the shock of entering a predominantly white community.” They also hoped to raise campus awareness, celebrate black culture and to combat racism. (more…)

Spitting rhymes and giving back

By George Dornbach
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For local musician Lucas Motten, music is a form of expression that transcends simply sound. A rapper, hip-hop artist, father, entrepreneur and case manager for local area schools, Motten, who goes by the stage name, Lukane, uses music to share his story and build community.
Raised in the south side of Chicago, Motten found his way to Minnesota after an altercation back home that could have ended with serious consequences. (more…)

Pre-Law Club takes on mock trial competition

By Erin Hacker
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The CSB/SJU Pre-Law Club is continously working to prepare themselves for law school. One of the best ways to do this is to compete in mock trials.
Mock trial is a team competition where members are chosen to portray attorneys, witnesses and other roles that are present in a courtroom situation. The teams are tasked with arguing a court case, simulating the prosecution and simulating the defense. Two judges decide which team argued their side better and a winner of that round is chosen. The teams then flip sides and have the opportunity to argue on the other side.
Practice and repetition of legal terminology and courtroom scenarios allow members the opportunity to be prepared for law school and beyond. (more…)

Custodian by day, musician by night

Custodian by day, musician by night

By Brigid Mark
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Mike Kreitzer has been making a quiet difference at our school for 16 years as a member of the custodial staff. While his work might often go unnoticed, it does not lack in dignity or value.
One of his jobs is to empty the trash cans in every classroom. Kreitzer often takes it upon himself to pick out recyclables carelessly tossed in the trash and puts them in the proper container. He chooses to make the world a better place even when no one is watching, a testament to his character. (more…)

A brief look at the 130 year history of The Record

By Steph Haeg
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“The first number of the RECORD is before you.
From its contents you may be able to divine the object of its publication.
“Briefly, the object is: To establish a medium of intercommunication between the University and its former students;
“Between the old students and their fellow students;
Between the University and parents or guardians of students;
“Between the University and its friends generally. (more…)