Category:

J-Term multiple contained fires on campus

Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 1:00 p.m., St. Catherine University Public Safety officer Victor Juran alerted students of multiple on-campus fires. At this point, fires have been reported and contained in the Couer de Catherine (CDC), Derham Hall, the Chapel, Fontbonne, Mendall Hall, the Butler Center, and St. Mary’s. There have been no injuries. Fires have been set to garbage cans and chairs. Public Safety did not provide any further information over the phone. Later that evening President Roloff sent out an email to students further explaining what happened. In her email, she said Public Safety worked with police and the fire Continue Reading

Posted On :

Una vista feminista: ESP and USA

I remember very vividly arguing with my Spanish host parents over a late lunch of jamón and lentejas about feminism and last names. “You’re not an object, Addy” my host mom told me decisively. We were discussing marriage in the United States and the tradition that requires women to take the names of their husbands when they get married. My host mom’s name is Paula Jardon Giner, her husband’s Santi Peraita Ugarte. Their last names come from both of their parents, with the father’s name listed first. In Spain, a country chastised for its machismo, the tradition of naming appears Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

Student Editorial; A SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) state of affairs

Written by Carley Sorensen It’s the holiday season, which means lots of shopping, decorating, cookie-making, and time with family. For many people blasting Christmas music while wrapping presents and making cookies is the most wonderful time of the year. However, the holiday season is also the time of year where many people have an increase in mental health symptoms, because of the cold and lack of vitamin D. The stress of the holidays while coping with a mental illness is especially difficult when you don’t have access to mental health resources.   One of the largest populations that are unable Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

What students learn from living with strangers

We often hear of what exchange students learn and experience from living in another family’s house when they study abroad. However, the experience goes both ways, as living in a host family is a shared relationship. It is a challenge on both parts to live together every day and share so much time with people who were strangers before. Thankfully, there are many beautiful parts of getting to know new people so intimately, and both parties can benefit and learn a lot in the months they share together. My host sister Camila Francisca Saavedra Osorio is seventeen years old and Continue Reading

Posted On :

Student Senate looking to use an unallocated $5 out of each undergrad’s tuition by the end of the academic year

As the semester wraps up, so too does the work of the Student Senate ad-hoc committee for the unallocated Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) funds. Since the St. Kate’s chapter of MPIRG, a third-party student-directed organization that empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the public interest throughout the state of Minnesota, lost its charter in the spring 2017 semester, Student Senate has been tasked with finding a use for the $5 from the activities fee included in each undergraduate student’s tuition. MPIRG, as some seniors may remember, was an active presence on campus during the 2014-15 academic year. Student Senate President Biftu Bussa, Public Health Major, ’18 remembers her involvement with MPIRG fondly: “It was Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

St. Catherine University honors Fleur-de-Lis winners

Last week, St. Catherine University chose two athletes who go above and beyond in sport, scholarship, and service. The athletes were awarded the Fleur-de-lis honor which has replaced the Athlete of the Week award. The Fleur-de-lis honor was implemented for the 2017-18 academic year as a way to honor students who “exemplified the department’s mission in the field, the classroom and through community service” according to St. Catherine’s news page. The Fleur-de-lis honor allows for multiple students to be granted the honor rather than the Athlete of the week which only honors one student. The Fleur-de-lis is a bi-weekly honor Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

Creating a community for resident students

OPINION: by Olivia Dunn St. Catherine University’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) is primarily known for one thing: programs. Programs such as Grocery Bingo and Late Night Breakfast have been popular with St. Kate’s student for years. But are you aware of what else RHA can do for you? “One of our team goals is to be known on campus as a resident resource and increase active participation/membership” says Franceska Moua, Sociology and Women in International Development double major, ’20. Moua was elected RHA president for the 2017-2018 school year. “Many resident students don’t recognize all the resources our organization has to offer.” RHA Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

New student-authored administrative policy makes space for non-Christian students’ religious practices

Prior to November 6th, 2017, non-Christian St. Kate’s students were forced to make a tough decision about observing religious holidays: miss class and face a potential academic penalty, or put their faith tradition on the back burner and go to school. Thanks to the hard work of Sadia Farah, Nursing major, ’19, that decision no longer needs to be made. Farah has spent the past year and a half working on the St. Catherine University Religious Holiday Accommodation Policy, which states that “students may observe religious holiday without academic penalty.” The policy was unanimously approved for implementation by a faculty Continue Reading

Posted On :

High prices at St. Catherine University impact students

OPINION: By Lauren Herr When you walk into the Marketplace on St. Catherine University’s campus, the options range from fruit to chips to microwavable dinners; anything you want is there for the taking. With all these different options, there is one similarity: most prices are higher than store value. If you are a commuter student then you are required to purchase $100 worth of points per semester. However, $100 does not go far if you need to purchase a meal every day. Also, some commuter students may have more financial responsibilities than tuition. Having to pay for a very expensive meal Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

Senate Charters New Yoga Club

The St. Catherine University Student Senate met on October 31st and chartered a new club despite some members worries of cultural appropriation and exclusivity.   Student Senate met in the Rauenhorst Ballroom on the second floor of the Couer de Catherine (CDC) to discuss student worries and go over Senate plans. During this meeting Cassidy Hanson and Mikaela Kauma presented their new club, The Yoga and Meditation Organization, for Senate consideration. They presented the club as a place for students to destress from exams and classes, and to spread kindness while teaching students yoga and meditation practices. While many members Continue Reading

Posted On :