Apology for music and theater article

The Wheel sincerely apologizes for our recent article published on the future of the music and theater programs. It was not a balanced representation of the news on the theater and music department, and we apologize to whoever this may have negatively affected. The article has been retracted. Sincerely,

Amber Dunlap, the Editor-in-Chief of the Wheel Continue Reading →

Past and Upcoming Art Exhibits at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery



The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery hosted two exhibits from September 9th through October 20th. The exhibits on display were “Like a Girl” by Lizzie Wortham and “Vinyasa: Connecting Global Textiles and Sustainable Design” by Anupama Pasricha. Both of the above-mentioned artists were also able to come to the Gallery for open questions with interested viewers. Wortham came to the Gallery on September 13th and Pasricha arrived on October 13th. These Q&A’s give art enthusiasts the opportunity to talk directly about the artists’ work and their artistic process. Continue Reading →

Building hope and resistance in local government

What role do LGBTQ people play in politics when, according to The New York Post, President Trump was rumored to say Vice President Mike Pence, “…wants to hang them all!” Seeking to respond to this question, People Respecting Identity Differences for Equality (PRIDE) sponsored the Oct. 18 event “Queer in Politics”. PRIDE hosted local politician Erica Mauter, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership ’14, for a question-and-answer session. Attending students, mostly LGBTQ-identified and students of color, enjoyed the event. These students, often politically active, or at least savvy, can feel parched to see someone who looks like them living out their goals. Mauter’s platform and advice closely reflected the progressive politics of many left-leaning Katies. Continue Reading →

Concussion Rates Increase Among Female Athletes

In today’s media, when we hear about concussions and their significance we are almost always discussing their relationship to male football players. What we very rarely see, is information regarding the high rates of concussions in female athletes. Particularity the high concussion rates in female soccer, basketball, and softball players.  

In order to more fully understand why this phenomenon occurs it is important that we have a clear definition of what a concussion is. According to the National Athletic Training Association (NATA), “A concussion is a clinical syndrome characterized by immediate and transient impairment of neural functions, such as alteration of consciousness, disturbance of vision, equilibrium, etc., due to mechanical forces.” This is significant to soccer and basketball players because of the recurrent actions that put their head and neck at risk. Continue Reading →

Climate change and what the St. Kate’s community can do about it

Climate change is happening right now and affecting people worldwide. Natural disasters are increasing in both size and frequency because of climate change. One quantitative effect, the according to the EPA, is that people have increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the air by 40% since the late 1700s. According to NASA, “The year 2016 ranks as the warmest on record.” NASA also states that since 1900 the global land-ocean temperature index has risen by around two degrees fahrenheit. These are just some of the facts surrounding climate change. Continue Reading →

St. Kate’s students take part in Twin Cities Marathon


On Sunday October 1, according to MPR News about 7,500 runners took part in the 36th Twin Cities Marathon, while 10,000 others ran the 10-mile race. The marathon took place on Sunday and many runners went out to take part in not just the marathon but also the 10K or 5K being held. Some of these runners woke up early on Sunday and left St. Kates campus, while other St. Kate’s students went out early morning to volunteer. Continue Reading →