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Winners for the St. Kates 2017 Study Abroad Photo Contest

The Office of Global Studies has announced the winners of their Study Abroad Photo Contest. Each year, the Office of Global Studies holds a photo contest where students who have studied abroad can submit their best travel photos for a prize. Below are the winners of the 2017 Study Abroad Photo Contest. Cultural Connections 1st Place – Laura Bush, “All shall be equal before the law” South Africa – J-Term 2017 “A street mural in Capetown, South Africa. “All shall be equal before the law” is a commendable saying, but chain link fences and barbed wire still separate many.” 2nd Place Continue Reading

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Senate day entices in new student voters

Student Senate held Senate Day on Wednesday, April 5 to promote the senate elections and encourage students to participate in voting. Senate members called over passer-bys, asking them to vote and showing off the various prizes they could win if they participated. Students also answered trivia questions and offered feedback of their perceptions of the St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) Senate. The Senate elections’ purpose is to choose what students will be represented on the Student Senate in the coming year. This year, the ballot also asked of students their opinion on lowering the budget for The Wheel student newspaper. Continue Reading

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The increase in textbook prices and what students can do to save money

On college campuses around the country, there is anxiety around paying for tuition and textbooks every semester. And that anxiety is growing. Not only is tuition increasing every year but also textbooks prices are increasing rapidly. According to The Huffington Post, “College textbook prices have increased faster than tuition, health care costs and housing prices, all of which have risen faster than inflation.” Students can’t keep up with the insane textbook prices that colleges require them to pay. According to Tyler Kingkade from the Huffington Post, on average students pay $655 on textbooks each year. A single textbook can cost Continue Reading

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Little free library and floating library offer fun ways of accessing books

A bookstore or a library, that is what most people think of when they want to find a new book to read. Books can be expensive, and borrowing one from the library means trying to remember a return date. So, where can you get a book other than at the library or bookstore? Here are two fun and alternative ways to do that. The Little Free Libraries at St. Kate’s were built in 2012 by the student chapter of the Progressive Librarian’s Guild, a St. Kate’s graduate student group. One is located at the entrance of Gate Two. The other Continue Reading

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The exciting process of career and job searching

Questions about the future surround every college student at an entirely new level now that we have graduated high school. Instead of people asking where we want to go to college, they are asking where and what we want to do with our degrees. Graduate school? Medical school? Law school? College students have a lot of decisions to make about their future. The great thing about St. Kate’s is the newly expanded career development office. Here, students can talk with a counselor about career options, take one or a few pamphlets on resumes, cover letters, and so forth, or rent Continue Reading

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Your browsing history is now for sale and companies are out shopping just for that

Since the year of 2015 when the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) under President Barack Obama set up a regulation to protect internet users privacy, people in the United States may have been able to freely browse the internet without being hounded by advertisements related to the websites we visited. The FCC, due to this new bill( Senate Joint Resolution 34- A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, united States Code, of the rule submitted by the FCC relating to ‘Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services”) (ProPublica), is prohibited from Continue Reading

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Escaping the Cage: A Guide for the Manipulated Adolescent

Romantic love is a rarity and if you’re naïve enough to disagree, you could find yourself in my situation.  Manipulation, on the other hand, is happening everywhere.  I escaped a domestically abusive relationship four years ago.  It changed my perception on love, victims, abuse, and life in general.  Abuse can be blatantly obvious to the ones witnessing it, but less obvious to the victim.  Escaping is like trying to escape a cage that bears your pride.  You must accept the fact that there will be no crutch to hold you.  Then set fire to the weeks/months/years wasted on the abuser.  Continue Reading

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St. Kate’s should stay a women’s college: Opinion

There are thirty-nine women’s colleges in the United States, and St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) is on that list. However, there is talk of St. Kate’s becoming a co-ed institution in the future, narrowing the number of women’s colleges down to thirty-eight. While the all-women’s atmosphere of St. Kate’s may not have been what caught all of its students’ attentions, it is definitely a reason some came, and this reason is something to consider when thinking about whether St. Kate’s should become co-ed or not. In a women-only setting, students are more likely to speak up in classes without being Continue Reading

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1,000 Who CAIR event prompts Minnesotans to take action against Islamophobia

Around 1,500 supporters gathered at the O’Shaughnessy on Saturday, March 25 for a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) fundraiser and show. The lineup of speakers featured many notable Muslim figures and activists. The event was titled “1,000 Who CAIR,” and was an initiative to build up support and funding for the Minnesota chapter of CAIR. Victims of Islamophobia spoke about their experiences and the importance of action against it in these political times. “Let’s not just be frustrated, but let’s turn all these emotions into action,” said Jaylani Hussein, executive director of CAIR MN. CAIR is an organization that has Continue Reading

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There are better ways to stay healthy as a non-athlete college student

  Statistically speaking, the most common New Year’s resolution is to get fit and live a healthier lifestyle. Magazines are littered with articles telling us how to make the best weight loss smoothie with at least three ingredients you’ve never heard of and five you don’t have on hand, or what workout is going to earn you the posterior of a Kardashian. I, for one, have attempted to integrate some of these ‘hot tips’ in my lifestyle but, overwhelmingly, I have found them to be unrealistic. As far as I know, very few college students have the time or money to Continue Reading

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