’17 Pines openers ready to take the stage

’17 Pines openers ready to take the stage

By Lydia Farmer – [email protected]

Just months after picking up their guitars and learning to play together, juniors Billy Brandecker and Patrick Strom will be taking the stage at ’17 Pines as the opening act for Echosmith.

Strom started learning to play guitar this past winter break while he had to stay at St. John’s for basketball. This inspired Brandecker to bring his guitar with him after break and they began playing and learning together in January.

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Creating opportunities with 3-D printing: Three-dimensional printers at CSB/SJU provide students the opportunity to explore advancing technology and turn their 2-D designs into 3-D realities

Creating opportunities with 3-D printing: Three-dimensional printers at CSB/SJU provide students the opportunity to explore advancing technology and turn their 2-D designs into 3-D realities

By Anna Smisek – [email protected]

CSB/SJU students have recently been taking advantage of the 3-D printers available on campus to transform their ideas from paper to real, 3-D figures.

3-D printing has been a resource on both campuses since 2014, but most students are unaware of this opportunity. CSB/SJU currently has five printers, with more on the way. (more…)

Brew Log: American Wheat Ale elicits mixed reviews

By Joseph Mahowald and Kyle Olson
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Within the craft beer craze, breweries have to go to great lengths to stand out and put forth their individuality.

Tin Whiskers Brewing Company in St. Paul epitomizes this well. The brewery takes quite the alternative approach to brewing beer. With electrical engineering backgrounds, the founders of Tin Whiskers employ scientific methods to manufacture creative crafts that use unconventional ingredients. We sampled Tin Whiskers’ Wheat Stone Bridge, an American Wheat Ale. (more…)