Monthly Archives: November 2016

Trump nominates Ambassador to the U.N. and Secretary of Education

On November 23, President-elect Donald Trump nominated the first female cabinet members of his Presidency, Nikki Haley and Betsy DeVos. They have been nominated for Ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of Education respectively. According to the White House official website, the purpose of the cabinet is “to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of each member’s respective office”. Each person in this inner circle serve as an expert in the field of their position This cabinet also forms the order of succession should anything happen to the President or anyone ranked below them. As advisors for Trump, they, along with the other nominees chosen for the Presidential Cabinet, will play a part in shaping the Trump administration. Continue Reading →

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More students should stay on campus during weekends

Campus life is an important aspect of the college experience. Sharing a bathroom with over fifty other women, eating cafeteria food whilst panicking and wondering if your meal points are going to run out, and being dragged out of bed at an unholy hour for a fire alarm is just a snapshot into your life as a college student here at St. Kate’s. After the week is done and most of your assignments have been handed in, it’s time to unwind and offer yourself some respite from the world of academia, if possible. Several options are available but the majority of the student body chooses to leave campus in favor of their homes. Continue Reading →

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Election night at The Pulse and the shocking outcome

Entering The Pulse, there was an obvious excitement circling the room. It was packed with students sitting in groups and talking amongst their friends. The TV’s were turned onto the election and how the polls looked so far. It was apparent from the students and the reporters on TV that most people were confident in Hillary Clinton’s ability to win. The event held by SEEK lasted from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Because of that, the winning candidate wouldn’t be announced until long after the party was over. Continue Reading →

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What to expect from Donald Trump’s presidency

When it came to the election, many heard about the scandals, read the tweets, saw the pictures, listened to the opinions, etc. But what does the future president, Donald Trump, actually represent? What policies is he going to implement and what are his stances on issues? In other words, what might you expect from the new president? The answers to these questions are attempted below. Continue Reading →

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Vaccines won’t make you sick, but Flu Season will!

The cold and flu season is upon us and now it’s time to think about getting the flu shot. Too often when it comes to flu shots, thinking is as far as we get every year. If you are once again on the fence about whether or not you should get the flu shot, look no further. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza, or the flu is “a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses.” This illness is characterized in adults by a combination of these symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffed up nose, body aches, and tiredness. If you get the flu, this illness could affect you for several days to two weeks. Continue Reading →

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Anti-Trump protestors shut down I-94, a photo journal

Protests are breaking out across the country, including right here in Minneapolis. On November 10, over 5,000 people showed up to protest the presidential elect, Donald Trump. This was a peaceful demonstration resulting from the anger this election has brought about. The protestors shut down I-94 in Minneapolis and no arrests were made. Each photo is captioned from lyrics of the song ‘Hand in Hand’ by Jayanthi Kyle. Continue Reading →

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Professor Deb Sheats and student Maia Labrie reflect on the benefits of AMP collaboration

“It’s really rewarding to see how much [students] change over the course of the semester,” said senior Maia Labrie about her experience as a teaching assistant (TA) for Professor Debra Sheats’ section of The Reflective Woman. “Students become more open minded because of a lot of the discussions we have.”

This fall, through the Assistantship Mentoring Program (AMP), Sheats and Labrie have had the opportunity to collaborate for a second year on this course. AMP, one of three student employment programs offered by the Center for Community Work and Learning, is designed to support student and faculty/staff partnerships on teaching, research, and programs. Sheats presented Labrie with the opportunity to apply with her for AMP funding after having Labrie as a TRW student and recognizing her strong academic, written communication, and organizational skills.  

For Sheats, the biggest reward of participating in AMP is witnessing her mentees grow and develop. “I saw [Maia] come in as a first-year a little more tentative, and … Continue Reading →

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Now a word from our Wildcat athletes!

It’s no secret that sports are linked to a healthy lifestyle. “By following a regular schedule of being physically active, individuals can benefit by improving their physical and emotional well-being,” said Cami Paulson, a Women’s fitness and wellness professor at St. Kate’s. Paulson is also the track and field coach. A healthy lifestyle is not just having a physical well-being, it includes being emotional and mentally healthly as well. Continue Reading →

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A look into last week’s Student Senate meeting

Every Tuesday there is a weekly Student Senate meeting held in the Rauenhorst Ballroom. At these meetings, the senate discusses academic and community goals as well as the budget for clubs, organizations and events at St. Kate’s. This involves Senate deciding how to distribute funding for parties or activities that clubs want to have. Also, any concern or issue from a student is brought up to administration by senate members. Continue Reading →

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