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Katies on feminism

Feminism is a controversial topic that can be viewed in many different ways. Since St. Kate’s is an all-women’s college, it is often assumed that it is a feminist school and that the students are feminists. However, there are a lot of people who do not define themselves as a feminist, either because of personal views or because of the stigma that comes with the word. Students at St. Kate’s gave their thoughts about this subject. Three random, current St. Kate’s students were interviewed about their opinions on feminism and whether or not they considered themselves feminists. I interviewed Lily Continue Reading

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A Saturday night on a rooftop with MAKJ and Autograf

Despite the unpredictable weather we’ve been having, Saturday, April 25th was a clear night under the stars and also the perfect night to attend The Takeover at Union. The event was held on the rooftop of Rev Ultra Lounge and Union Restaurant from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. This special event featured MAKJ. With a phenomenal list of his own edits, fresh mashups, and original productions, MAJK has become one of the dance scene’s favorites. MAKJ is a true “DJ Producer” that fuses the melodic groove of classic house music with old-school hip-hop. MAKJ has performed at Coachella, Northern Lights Continue Reading

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SCISO’s International Potluck once again a success

On Saturday, April 25th, the Rauenhorst Ballroom was transformed into an atmosphere that made you feel like you were experiencing different parts of the globe. The reason for this being that the 39th Annual International Potluck was being held in the ballroom for all to attend. The International Potluck is a fun cultural event held each year by the St. Catherine International Students Organization (SCISO). For those who have never attended it, I highly recommend you do. The event started out with a flag procession. St. Kate’s students paraded around the ballroom, two at a time, with a flag in Continue Reading

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“Bye Bye Birdie” will be shown in the O’Shaughnessy

In the year 1958, things get shaken up when rock and roll superstar Conrad Birdie is inducted into the army. Before Conrad Birdie leaves for the army, one lucky girl is randomly chosen to give Birdie his “last kiss” on The Ed Sullivan Show. “Bye Bye Birdie” is a musical comedy filled with satirical humor, love obsessions, and catchy songs that you won’t want to miss. The story itself was actually based on Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the army in 1957. Pamyla Stiehl, Director and Choreographer of the musical and Theater Professor at St. Kate’s is excited Continue Reading

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Yik Yak, the chat app

Yik Yak is an app for iOS and Android devices that offers users a forum to interact with other users in the same area, in order to post and share comments, as well as respond to comments posted by others. (Yik Yak, Inc. 2015) This anonymous app is primarily used among college students to view Yaks within a 10 mile radius, however users also have the option of viewing Yaks within other college areas. Viewing nearby Yaks helps to make the app relatable and relevant to users within that specific area. Users have the option of responding to, ‘up-voting’ or Continue Reading

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Are Sodexo’s eggs cage-free?

In late November 2014, an organization called The Humane League reached out to Sodexo Inc., St. Catherine University’s current food service company, asking them to phase out the use of battery-cage eggs. The battery cage farms where these hens are located consist of egg-laying hens kept in tiny spaces. When approached by The Humane League, Sodexo made no response. The Humane League then created a petition campaigning against Sodexo’s use of battery-cage eggs, which, in response, was signed by approximately 130,000 clients, including students from different colleges. “In February 2015, Sodexo released a policy stating that they will phase out Continue Reading

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Katies getting married

College is a busy time filled with classes, homework, meetings, clubs, internships, work and much more. But throwing a wedding into the mix makes it even more difficult. This article is about three current Katies who experienced it all. One that has already gotten married, and two that are currently planning their weddings. “Planning a wedding while in college is ridiculously stressful since I am the chair for St. Catherine University’s Student Senate, a member of Lambda Sigma Tau and a part of MAPCS [MN Association of Private Colleges],” said Juliana Hillstrom ’17.  “I wouldn’t be able to do this Continue Reading

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St. Kate’s Butler Center gets Fit on Demand program for spring 2015 Semester

The Butler Center has had several renovations over the summer, including a new expansion to the building. The expansion includes new workout studios, cardio machines, and four new TVs in the cardio room. In addition to these changes, the Butler Center will be getting a Fit on Demand program by the end of this week. Fit on Demand is a program that will be projected onto a screen in a studio. This program will allow the St. Kate’s community to experience multiple types of physical activities with virtual instructors who are trained to teach them. These activities include spinning, yoga, Continue Reading

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Book review for Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In”

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? This is Sheryl Sandberg’s favorite quote that she uses several times throughout her book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” In fact, Sandberg states that writing the book was what she would have done if she weren’t afraid, so she decided to write it. Sandberg’s book has made me grateful for the opportunity to attend an all-women’s college. In her book, Sandberg discusses how women who graduate from college are often unprepared for the inequality between men and women that still exists in the workforce today. Attending an all-women’s Continue Reading

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Love at first swipe: Should college students be using Tinder?

Online dating is all the rage. With websites like Match.com, eHarmony and OkCupid, many people are finding love on the World Wide Web. One matchmaking mobile app called Tinder has been popular among college students as of late. Tinder is a matchmaking app that can be downloaded on Androids and iPhones. Creating an account is a simple process because the app connects to one’s Facebook account and takes his or her pictures and interests and displays them on the Tinder profile. All that is required of the user is writing a few words describing him or herself and/or the type of relationship they are looking for. The app Continue Reading

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