Opinion: Imagining an un-policed St. Kate’s

“I am not welcome here!” proclaims local activist John Thompson’s to a packed Rauenhorst Ballroom. The room at the heart of the campus is packed with students, community members and visitors for the Sept. 20 event, Dismantling Systemic Racism: a Community Conversation, hosted by St. Peter Claver Church, the Myser Initiative, and the Multicultural and International Programs and Services (MIPS) office. President Roloff’s opening statement, which extolled the campus’s beauty and complete with canned, liberal anti-racism mantras, was interrupted by Thompson after she said “all are welcome here”. Continue Reading →

The Las Vegas Shooting and its impact on our community

The Las Vegas Shooting

On Sun. Oct. 1, around 10:08 p.m., Stephen Paddock committed one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history. Paddock began shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel. The Las Vegas police have reported that the shooting went on for 9 to eleven minutes. Continue Reading →

Exchange students from the U.S. have to learn different side of their own country’s history

Leaving your country to study abroad should mean that you would become out of the loop on what is going on back home. However, the news that comes from the United States is inescapable and overpowering. Everyone here in Chile seems to know about the political climate of the United States, while most of the students from the United States that arrive to Chile are unfamiliar with what the biggest issues here are. In general, most of the other students that come from the United States are not so familiar with Chilean history or government, meanwhile most Chilean people know all about what is going on politically in the United States. The current U.S. president is a topic of discussion on many Chilean talk shows, and can be seen on the front pages of Chilean newspapers often. Continue Reading →

First year students’ experiences with the hoax shooting

On Sept. 12, 2017, there was a report of a shooting on the St. Kate’s University campus around 9:30 p.m. The report was that St. Kate’s Public Safety Officer, Brent Ahlers, had been shot by a young black man in the woods near Cleveland Avenue. Within the first half hour of the shooting, the campus was placed on lockdown and remained on lockdown for the next four hours until the all clear was given at 2:08 a.m.  At noon, there was a community gathering in the chapel for processing and conversing about the events on campus the previous night. Continue Reading →

St. Kate’s Activities Fair Hosts New and Returning Clubs

 

On September 21st, St. Catherine University held their 2017 Activities fair. The Activities fair is held annually for students who are interested in joining clubs or organizations, and gives established clubs an opportunity to recruit new members. The fair also gives students a chance to see the new clubs that have been formed on campus that year. The fair was held in the quad this year, which was a change of scenery from it usually being held in the CDC Ballroom the past two years (However, I am sure many students would have welcomed another year in the Ballroom considering the heat and wind that morning). Continue Reading →

Comedy Sportz

The preparation of final exams, papers, presentations, and moving out of the dorms made my last two weeks of class stressful and anxiety producing. When I heard about the Comedy Sportz show, I was intrigued and skeptical to know more about what it was. I was not disappointed and thankful that I decided to go to the Comedy Sportz show. The show was performed on Saturday, May 6, in the Frey theater at 7 p.m. The actors were from St. Kate’s and St. Continue Reading →