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Confounding Caucuses: How to handle the caucus season

If you have been tuned in to social media, the television, the radio or the papers lately you likely know that the caucus season has begun. As college students, nearly all of us are legally able to vote, but perhaps, like most of us, you are too concerned with your new spring class schedules and work priorities to consider what’s been going on in politics. Have you been wondering lately what exactly a caucus is? Do you want to vote in the caucus but haven’t a clue how? Do you know if you’re registered to vote? Unfortunately, the answers are Continue Reading

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Andrea Lee, IHM to become Alverno’s eighth president

Milwaukee, (Feb. 25, 2016) – Dr. Andrea Lee, IHM, was unanimously elected the eighth president of Alverno College by the College’s Board of Trustees. She will succeed President Mary J. Meehan, Ph.D., taking office at the start of the 2016-2017 academic year. Lee currently serves as the president of St. Catherine University, among the most comprehensive Catholic universities in the nation, and home to the nation’s largest Catholic college for women. “Alverno College already enjoys the respect and international visibility it deserves as a recognized pioneer of pedagogical innovation and undergraduate teaching excellence,” said Lee. “What a joy and honor it will be to lead Continue Reading

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The Department of Music and Theater Presents: Into the Woods

Presented by the St. Catherine University Department of Music and Theater in cooperation with the University of St. Thomas An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch who … raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale. Join us to see favorite stories turned on their head. “Happily Ever After” is not what it’s cracked up to be! Performances are in the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium. 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105   Dates Friday, March 11, 2016 – 7:00pm Saturday, March 12, 2016 – 7:00pm Sunday, March Continue Reading

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Before you binge watch

It is tempting to celebrate post finals with a session of lounging and binge watching over the winter break. The hours fly by episode after episode, and before you know it, you have reached season two of your new favorite show. Binge watching is becoming a new cultural norm, however new research suggests that every hour of TV watching seriously impacts your health. According to Health Magazine, a new study from Diabetologica found that for every additional hour of TV watched per day, the risk of diabetes goes up by 3.4 percent. In addition, a lower metabolism, increased snacking and Continue Reading

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What is Little Red Dress? Carly Novak explains

Recently The Wheel talked to Carly Novak, Biology, ’16, who is involved with Little Red Dress. What is the Little Red Dress? CN:-“The Little Red Dress (LRD) event is an annual occasion to raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Every year we have a speaker that has a story or message related to our central theme of being heart healthy. This year our speaker’s name is Megan Hicks, a member of the American Heart Association who was born with a congenital heart defect. Who is involved? CN: “The event is always hosted Continue Reading

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