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Opinion: Study abroad programs should aim to get students from the U.S. out of their own bubble

The spring semester here in Chile is nearing a close, and many of my foreign friends will be leaving in about a month to return to their home universities. They have traveled throughout many parts of Chile, ate local food and gone out partying. They’ve done many of the essential things you have to do before leaving Chile, but many of them will leave without having a single Chilean friend. It seems logical that we would make many local friends here, but the natural instinct is to stick in groups of people that are similar to you.   The university Continue Reading

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Past and Upcoming Art Exhibits at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery

    The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery hosted two exhibits from September 9th through October 20th. The exhibits on display were “Like a Girl” by Lizzie Wortham and “Vinyasa: Connecting Global Textiles and Sustainable Design” by Anupama Pasricha. Both of the above-mentioned artists were also able to come to the Gallery for open questions with interested viewers. Wortham came to the Gallery on September 13th and Pasricha arrived on October 13th. These Q&A’s give art enthusiasts the opportunity to talk directly about the artists’ work and their artistic process. All exhibits put on by the Gallery are free and all Continue Reading

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Building hope and resistance in local government

What role do LGBTQ people play in politics when, according to The New York Post, President Trump was rumored to say Vice President Mike Pence, “…wants to hang them all!” Seeking to respond to this question, People Respecting Identity Differences for Equality (PRIDE) sponsored the Oct. 18 event “Queer in Politics”. PRIDE hosted local politician Erica Mauter, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership ’14, for a question-and-answer session. Attending students, mostly LGBTQ-identified and students of color, enjoyed the event. These students, often politically active, or at least savvy, can feel parched to see someone who looks like them living out their goals. Mauter’s platform and advice closely reflected the progressive politics of many left-leaning Katies. Mauter is running for Ward 11’s Minneapolis City Continue Reading

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Concussion Rates Increase Among Female Athletes

In today’s media, when we hear about concussions and their significance we are almost always discussing their relationship to male football players. What we very rarely see, is information regarding the high rates of concussions in female athletes. Particularity the high concussion rates in female soccer, basketball, and softball players.   In order to more fully understand why this phenomenon occurs it is important that we have a clear definition of what a concussion is. According to the National Athletic Training Association (NATA), “A concussion is a clinical syndrome characterized by immediate and transient impairment of neural functions, such as Continue Reading

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Climate change and what the St. Kate’s community can do about it

Climate change is happening right now and affecting people worldwide. Natural disasters are increasing in both size and frequency because of climate change. One quantitative effect, the according to the EPA, is that people have increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the air by 40% since the late 1700s. According to NASA, “The year 2016 ranks as the warmest on record.” NASA also states that since 1900 the global land-ocean temperature index has risen by around two degrees fahrenheit. These are just some of the facts surrounding climate change. In early November, President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Continue Reading

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St. Kate’s students take part in Twin Cities Marathon

  On Sunday October 1, according to MPR News about 7,500 runners took part in the 36th Twin Cities Marathon, while 10,000 others ran the 10-mile race. The marathon took place on Sunday and many runners went out to take part in not just the marathon but also the 10K or 5K being held. Some of these runners woke up early on Sunday and left St. Kates campus, while other St. Kate’s students went out early morning to volunteer. The marathon began at 8am, the 10-mile began at 7, and the 10K began at 7:15 according to twincities.com. There were other Continue Reading

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12 Angry Jurors: sympathy, rage, and everything inbetween

  “I’m going to kill him!” This is a common phrase that is repeated numerous times throughout the upcoming play, 12 Angry Jurors, performed by the St. Kate’s theater department. A show written 60 years ago but still very prevalent to this day. The show was written to make people reflect on themselves, their inner biases, prejudices and is meant to invoke many raw emotions. Jordan Lena, English and Musical Theater majors ’20 who is also a cast member and publicist for the production, gives us some insight on the play. “The play circulates around twelve very unique individuals who Continue Reading

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Celebrating the life of Violeta Parra means celebrating women artists everywhere

    St. Kate’s has always aimed to expose women artists, with the Catherine G. Murphy gallery bringing recognition to many women artists over the years. It is interesting to see how women artists are appreciated in other parts of the world, especially when they are given such a pedestal at St. Kate’s. One of the most influential artists that has been brought to a bigger light in Chile is folksinger, writer, and painter Violeta Parra. In the past few weeks, Chile has been full of celebration for Parra. The artist would have turned 100 this October 4th, so throughout Continue Reading

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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”. Thompson was stopped on his way to the ballroom by campus public safety and Continue Reading

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The Las Vegas Shooting and its impact on our community

    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. At this time it is unknown what Paddock’s motivations were. Authorities believe at this time that he was working alone. They have interrogated his girlfriend to see if she had any connection to this mass shooting. In Continue Reading

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