Lauren Herr

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Opinion: St. Kate’s Parking Expansion Plan isn’t the Best Solution

On October 31st, the student body at St. Catherine’s University received an email from Mark Johnson stating that there is going to be an expansion to our parking on campus in the future. This was great news considering how our difficult parking situation affects so many people. Parking on campus can be a struggle for students, faculty and staff, and guests. St. 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. Continue Reading →

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St. Kate’s Supports DACA Students by Hosting Rally



On Thursday, October 5th, St. Catherine University Senate hosted their Defend DACA Rally on the steps of the O’Shaughnessy. In attendance were students, staff, Sisters of St. Joseph and President Roloff. The rally focused on bringing together the student body to support students and their families that are affected by the ending of the DACA program by President Trump. Continue Reading →

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St. Kate’s Activities Fair Hosts New and Returning Clubs


On September 21st, St. Catherine University held their 2017 Activities fair. The Activities fair is held annually for students who are interested in joining clubs or organizations, and gives established clubs an opportunity to recruit new members. The fair also gives students a chance to see the new clubs that have been formed on campus that year. The fair was held in the quad this year, which was a change of scenery from it usually being held in the CDC Ballroom the past two years (However, I am sure many students would have welcomed another year in the Ballroom considering the heat and wind that morning). Continue Reading →

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Sugar: The delicious devil

Walking into the Dining Hall, the array of sugary foods that are on display can be hard to resist. The assortment of desserts that are available have any type of sweet someone is looking for. We have pastries, cake, pie, cupcakes, candy bars, soda, shakes, and much more. With all of these desserts, picking a healthier option is sometimes a challenge. After talking with Maggie Sciortino ’18, English major, she told me her feelings about what is offered in our dining hall. Continue Reading →

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This year’s Catherine’s Monologues

Catherine’s Monologues hosted many talented and passionate students whose work inspired a lot of creative thinking on important issues this year. The Monologues gave the students a way to express their concerns on contemporary issues in an artistic setting. Each performer tackled a tough issue that was personal to them and had affected them in some way. Not all of the writers performed their own monologue and some writers decided to remain anonymous. When talking with Jordan Lena, one of the performers, she told me “ These authors bared their souls through these Monologues and many of them published anonymously because of this. 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. Continue Reading →

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Katies get tattooed in the Pulse

On March 9, the Social Events and Experiences for Katies Team (S.E.E.K) held their “Get Inked” event in the Pulse game room. S.E.E.K is an organization on campus that holds many different events. They sponsor movie nights, day brighteners, musical events, on campus speakers, off-campus trips, and a lot more. Chances are if you’re at an event, it is probably being held by S.E.E.K.

“Get Inked” is a new and interesting event that was created by one of S.E.E.K.’s members, Veronika Paprocka. After talking with her, she told me her process for coming up with this event. Continue Reading →

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The Wildcat golf team

Last semester, our Wildcat golf team captured the attention of our campus and the other St.Paul colleges when they won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). However, that is not their only accomplishment in the six short years they have been at St. Kate’s. According to our St. Kate’s athletic page, the golf team has won three tournaments and set over 15 school records. Continue Reading →

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How warm weather can affect student performance

As winter comes to a close, we begin to put the dark and dismal days behind us. Slowly, it begins to warm up and the days get longer and brighter. These beautiful days can evoke enthusiasm and ambitiousness which makes it hard not to feel excited about this spring and upcoming summer. As spring semester started this year, I began to wonder how the weather has an effect on students during the school year. Does it make us more willing to study, do our homework, and more amped to excel in classes? Continue Reading →

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