String Chamber Orchestra will have free concert on Nov. 20

St. Kate’s String Chamber Orchestra will have a free concert on Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature classical pieces and will be held in Our Lady of Victory Chapel. Ewa Bujak, conductor of the String Chamber Orchestra, has been conducting the orchestra for years. She also teaches violin lessons at St. Kate’s. She graduated from the Music University in Warsaw Poland, as well as the University of Minnesota School of Music. Bujak’s primary instruments are the violin and the viola. She has played both for over fifty years. She comes from a long line of musicians, artists, Continue Reading

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Opinion: Let Ann Coulter speak

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – The First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Republican students at Berkeley College in California invited Ann Coulter, a conservative news commentator, to give a speech on campus. The event was planned for April 27. According to NPR News, after some back and forth with college administrators the event was eventually canceled, with Berkeley Continue Reading

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The visions of newly elected Senate members

The Senate election result for 2017-2018 academic year is in! Students voted and their voices were heard. Seats on the ballot were: Senate president, senate chair, sophomore representatives, junior representatives, senior representatives, and resident senators, commuter senators, international senator, and student parent senator. Some of the candidates are presented here. Biftu Bussa, Senate President A junior at St. Kate’s, Biftu Bussa is majoring in Public Health with concentrations in Health Science and Public Policy, along with a minor in Psychology. She will be graduating next spring. “As Senate President, I must attend all Senate meetings and required committee meetings,” says 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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Access and Success: An important tool for student parents

College is tough and resources are tight; almost every college student understands what that means. Ramen noodles, macaroni and cheese, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have long been a cheap food choice for college students to make ends meet. Now, imagine raising a child while faced with the same circumstance. Suddenly, your less than impressive budget is stretched even thinner, your food lasts only half the time, your time is more precious, your sleep is cut in half and there is now a lengthy list of expenses that you have never imagined before. Student parents are tackling two of Continue Reading

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Can St. Kate’s do more to protect immigrant students?

On Feb. 2, 2017, students and staff gathered in the Center for Women to stand in solidarity with Muslim students. Becky Roloff, President of St. Kate’s, was also present. She spoke out in support of all students, however, stated, “I cannot make a political statement.” The gathering was a direct show of unity amidst President Trump’s first executive order, temporarily banning refugees from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States. Since then, the Department of Homeland Security has revealed tougher laws on deportation of undocumented immigrants. The original executive order was halted by federal courts. However, on March Continue Reading

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Butler Center amenities and public memberships

The Butler Center is a modern fitness facility that is used by faculty, students, and even members of the public. Members of the St. Paul community can purchase memberships to the facility, which includes a parking permit. Almost every student has had a day where they could not find parking. Knowing that there is an ongoing limited parking issue, are these public memberships adding to the parking congestion? Built in 1994, the Butler Center is an up to date building with new and accessible equipment. It was renovated in 2015 to update the old pool, add a cardio space and Continue Reading

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Students and staff gather to stand in solidarity with Muslim students

On January 27, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily prohibiting refugees from seven majority Muslim countries from settling in the United States. St. Kate’s is home to students of many race, ethnicity, and background. Concerned that the executive order may dishearten St. Kate’s Muslim students, Sia Vang, assistant director of the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women, and Sharon Doherty, director of the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women, surprised the Muslim Student Association on Thursday with a room full of supportive staff and students. “Our campus is a family and I wanted to strengthen, uphold, and highlight Continue Reading

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