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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. Continue Reading →

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St. Kate’s LEAD Team exemplifies university’s leadership statement with on-campus event

On Thursday, May 4, the St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) Leadership, Encouragement, Assistance, and Development Team (LEAD Team) held an event outside of the O’Shaughnessy to teach St. Kate’s students about the university’s Leadership Statement. The event ran over the lunch hour on a beautiful sunny day. Continue Reading →

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Campus Ministry helps homeless population in Denver, Colorado

This Spring Break, Campus Ministry held the Denver Immersion Trip to Denver, CO. The purpose of this trip was to bring students to work with Denver’s homeless population. The students who went on the trip found this to be an opportunity to apply what they have learned about social justice in the classroom to the real world. “We learned about these issues in class, but this was first hand. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who was interested in getting an eye-opening, real world experience,” said Leah Bates ’20, pre-nursing major. 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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Food shelf in Carondelet Center opens for St. Kate’s students

On April 20, a soft launch for a food shelf took place in the kitchen of Carondelet Center for St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) students. The shelf contains non-perishable and dry good items such as canned fruits and vegetables, rice, soup, as well as items for cooking, such as olive oil, spices, beans, rice, and jalapeño peppers. The shelf plans to be open from 2-4 p.m. on the first and third week of every month for its official launch in Sept. Continue Reading →

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Winners for the St. Kates 2017 Study Abroad Photo Contest

The Office of Global Studies has announced the winners of their Study Abroad Photo Contest. Each year, the Office of Global Studies holds a photo contest where students who have studied abroad can submit their best travel photos for a prize. Below are the winners of the 2017 Study Abroad Photo Contest. Cultural Connections

1st Place – Laura Bush, “All shall be equal before the law”

South Africa – J-Term 2017
“A street mural in Capetown, South Africa. “All shall be equal before the law” is a commendable saying, but chain link fences and barbed wire still separate many.” 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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BSA Sister Circles: A Celebration of Blackness

Each month during the the school year, the Black Student Association (BSA) holds Sister Circles, which were started by last year’s BSA president Rochelle Vincent. These events were meant to be a safe space for blackness and womanhood. Each Sister Circle has a different theme and is hosted by a different BSA member. This past month’s Sister Circle focused on the idea of “what does it mean to be black”. BSA members in attendance discussed the resilience and strength that comes with blackness, as well as the struggles that black people go through. 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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Queer Prom Promises to be an Out of this World Evening

On March 31 PRIDE will hold its second annual Queer Prom in the third-floor Ballroom of the Coeur de Catherine from 8-11 p.m. It is a semi-formal event open to St. Kate’s students and other college-aged individuals. This year’s theme is “love is universal.” This intergalactic theme was a unanimous choice made by PRIDE club members. This dance is open to all genders and sexualities. Jane Edwards-Simpson, psychology ’18 and PRIDE Treasurer, said, “PRIDE started Queer Prom as part of bringing a presence back to campus, since it had become fairly inactive in previous years. Continue Reading →

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