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Exchange students from the U.S. have to learn different side of their own country’s history

Leaving your country to study abroad should mean that you would become out of the loop on what is going on back home. However, the news that comes from the United States is inescapable and overpowering. Everyone here in Chile seems to know about the political climate of the United States, while most of the students from the United States that arrive to Chile are unfamiliar with what the biggest issues here are. In general, most of the other students that come from the United States are not so familiar with Chilean history or government, meanwhile most Chilean people know all about what is going on politically in the United States. The current U.S. president is a topic of discussion on many Chilean talk shows, and can be seen on the front pages of Chilean newspapers often. Continue Reading →

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St. Kate’s students gain global, historical perspectives on Campus Ministry trip to Peru

On January 13, ten students and two Campus Ministry staff members flew to Lima, Peru for a social justice immersion trip. Leaving the frozen Minnesota tundra for warm, sunny Peru may sound like a vacation for many, but this group did not waste any time lounging. They stayed in four different cities over 17 days where they explored diversity, joined in social justice work with the Sisters of St. Joseph and learned about the impacts of history on society and culture. Sam Kelly, Campus Minister for Social Justice, said, “We had a lot of goals for this trip but the main purpose was to connect the social justice issues students saw in Peru to their faith lives.  We wanted to help students think about social justice and faith in a different way, by bringing them to a different place and exposing them to justice issues that were different but have similarities to justice issues in the United States.”

The first city they visited was Lima, Peru’s capital, where they spent four days with the CSJ’s, who live and work in an area of Lima called Canto Chico. Continue Reading →

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A deeper look into the Deaf culture on campus

St. Kate’s is highly regarded in the Deaf community. It is also a huge draw for prospective students seeking to study American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting. Walking around the St. Kate’s campus, it seems as if we have a pretty diverse campus, and many schools around the U.S. advertise to prospective students as diverse. Continue Reading →

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Five Graduating Seniors of 2017: Ikram Koliso

Ikram Koliso, a Social Work and Public Health double-major, is a very well-known member of St. Kate’s graduating class of 2017. She has been an active member the St. Kate’s community all of her four years here and just won the Mary E. McCahill award, the University’s highest award. Because graduation is coming up in a few short weeks, The Wheel is asking graduating students, such as Ikram, about their St. Continue Reading →

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Five Graduating Seniors of 2017: Alexa Harnagel

Alexa Harnagel is the second graduating senior of 2017 we are highlighting in this series. This innovative, passionate chemistry major has been extremely active in the St. Kate’s community during her past four years, and they have some pretty big plans for next year. Because graduation is coming up in a few short weeks, The Wheel is asking graduating students, such as Alexa, about their St. Kate’s journey and what the future holds for them. 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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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. Continue Reading →

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1,000 Who CAIR event prompts Minnesotans to take action against Islamophobia

Around 1,500 supporters gathered at the O’Shaughnessy on Saturday, March 25 for a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) fundraiser and show. The lineup of speakers featured many notable Muslim figures and activists. The event was titled “1,000 Who CAIR,” and was an initiative to build up support and funding for the Minnesota chapter of CAIR. Victims of Islamophobia spoke about their experiences and the importance of action against it in these political times. “Let’s not just be frustrated, but let’s turn all these emotions into action,” said Jaylani Hussein, executive director of CAIR MN. Continue Reading →

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