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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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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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First year students’ experiences with the hoax shooting

On Sept. 12, 2017, there was a report of a shooting on the St. Kate’s University campus around 9:30 p.m. The report was that St. Kate’s Public Safety Officer, Brent Ahlers, had been shot by a young black man in the woods near Cleveland Avenue. Within the first half hour of the shooting, the campus was placed on lockdown and remained on lockdown for the next four hours until the all clear was given at 2:08 a.m.  At noon, there was a community gathering in the chapel for processing and conversing about the events on campus the previous night. That Continue Reading

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