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Putting green of dreams

By Maggie Weiss With the end of this winter now behind us and various items of winter clothing put away for the season, it’s time to welcome the spring with relieved, open arms, and no one is as happy as the St. Kate’s golf team. This year, the golf team has really come into their own in the wake of last season; it is clear that they have greatly improved, with their noted second-place finish at the St. Thomas Invite on April 12 as part of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Whilst playing the fairways and greens in Becker, Continue Reading

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Exercise dilemma

What is the best gym class for me? By Sean McInerney, Staff Writer Are you one credit short of fulfilling a gym requirement? That’s the thousand dollar question, but waiting until next school year to fulfill this credit will cause the price to double. This summer will be the best time to get that credit out of the way, because it is the last term one-credit gym classes will be offered at St. Kate’s. In order to accommodate those who only have one gym credit thus far, two sections of Weight Training and Conditioning will be available in the summertime. Continue Reading

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Cooking with Kylie

By Kylie White, Staff Writer It’s six o’clock and you’ve just gotten done for the day. Work, classes and club duties are all behind you – except dinner. Oh, that. You should probably cook something, but it’ll take forever, right? Wrong! Dinner doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here is my recipe for a simple curry. It might not be authentic in any way, shape or form, but I have been told that it tastes good. Bonus points: It’s very easy to prepare. Still nervous? Nonsense! Take a deep breath and let’s get cooking! But first, let’s talk a little Continue Reading

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Give us your blood

Student Nursing Association hosts blood drive By Nusaiba Imady, Managing Editor According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. This means that in the time it takes to read this article, an average of 90 people will need a blood transfusion. On Wednesday, April 16, the Student Nursing Association (SNA) hosted a blood drive in collaboration with the American Red Cross. “We usually host two blood drives; one in the fall and one in the spring. In the spring, it’s harder because more people get sick from the cold,” Justine De Jesus, SNA Continue Reading

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Who’s who at SCU

Get to know Larkin Scholla, Resident Adviser By Amanda McDonald, Staff Writer Larkin Scholla (‘15) is a Resident Adviser (RA) within Stanton Hall. She is one of the few who have lived in Stanton for three years. Scholla is a junior majoring in accounting and considering a career in forensic accounting. If you see her in Stanton, then you’ve probably caught her baking in the kitchen because she loves to make food. Her residents can benefit greatly from having an RA that likes to prepare food for them. “She’s going to open up her own bakery someday. And I’m going Continue Reading

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Reel bad Arabs: The negative portrayal of Arabs and Muslims in the media

Tick, tick, tick. Time is running out. The bomb must be found, and the terrorists must be stopped. But who are terrorists? What do they look like? Where do they come from? Who are they? At the word ‘terrorist,’ many people picture a dark skinned Arab or Muslim, wearing a hijab or a white cloth over their head. With such strong Islamphobia and prejudice in America, a question must be asked: for whom is time running out in America; the terrorist or the Arab? Doctor Jack Shaheen spent 40 years of his life researching this question, and he presented his Continue Reading

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Club corner: Advocating for Animals

By Briana Berner, Social Media Manager The Advocating for Animals (AFA) club has been extremely active on campus this year and many of you have probably come into contact with a member handing out pamphlets in the Cour de Catherine (CdC) at one time or another. The club does a lot more than hand out pamphlets though, they’ve held vegan bake sales and cooking classes, visited nearby animal sanctuaries like Minneapolis based Chicken Run, organized potlucks and movie screenings and made lots of headway on their Meatless Monday campaign. The club was created years ago to address the issues of Continue Reading

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Traveling in style: Which type of travel is best?

This semester I have experienced three different types of travel: traveling with a group, traveling with a friend and traveling by myself. Each option has its pros and cons. I will compare these travel types based on the traveling I am doing over spring break. The best part of group travel is that all the details are taken care of ahead of time. I spent a week visiting Galway and Dublin in Ireland with my study abroad program, so all fees and schedules were managed in advance. When it came time to visit the Book of Kells, instead of debating Continue Reading

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Coach(hell)a

Bindis, headdresses and tribal print! Oh my! This year’s trends rolled out of everyone’s favorite overpriced music festival and have not failed to offend, belittle and overall just degrade entire groups of people and their cultural traditions. Why respect someone when their heritage is on sale at Urban Outfitters for $50? (Ooooh! It’s on sale!) So many of the pictures I see coming out of Coachella (which dictates a lot of what will be on trend for the upcoming spring and summer seasons) are of white people in bindis and First Nationer headdresses. Similar to last year (when white people Continue Reading

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Letter to the editor: Silence is deadly

By Shannon Houska Fellow Katie’s staff, faculty, classmates and friends, I am sharing the personal story of my HIV diagnosis and the impact it had on my life because I want to help people who feel silenced and shamed to feel encouraged to get the support and assistance they need to lead happier lives. This is the story of how I came to my commitment to co-lead a team of fundraisers for the upcoming Minnesota AIDS Walk 2014. Silence is deadly. I remained silent about something that matters too much for a very long time. Keeping silent about my HIV Continue Reading

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