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…)

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…)

Cribbage bringing people together: St. John’s alumnus hosts annual cribbage tournament at Jax Cafè in Minneapolis to keep alumnae connected

Cribbage bringing people together: St. John’s alumnus hosts annual cribbage tournament at Jax Cafè in Minneapolis to keep alumnae connected

By Greta Schleif – [email protected]

Cribbage is a game of skill, luck, friends and beer. It’s also a game that brings together Bennies and Johnnies of all ages at the annual Twin Cities BoDiddley Classic Cribbage Tournament.

This year’s tournament will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Jax Café in Minneapolis. It will be the 43rd annual tournament. (more…)

Crafting a perfect major

Crafting a perfect major

By Lydia Farmer – [email protected]

There are over 70 areas of study offered at CSB/SJU but some students find that their interests and aspirations don’t perfectly fit within those bounds.

There are currently 35 students—20 at CSB, 15 at SJU—studying within individualized majors. This means students create a four-year plan for themselves choosing from an array of courses offered at CSB/SJU in order to achieve their intended area of study. (more…)