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Senate Charters New Yoga Club

The St. Catherine University Student Senate met on October 31st and chartered a new club despite some members worries of cultural appropriation and exclusivity.   Student Senate met in the Rauenhorst Ballroom on the second floor of the Couer de Catherine (CDC) to discuss student worries and go over Senate plans. During this meeting Cassidy Hanson and Mikaela Kauma presented their new club, The Yoga and Meditation Organization, for Senate consideration. They presented the club as a place for students to destress from exams and classes, and to spread kindness while teaching students yoga and meditation practices. While many members Continue Reading

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Climate change and what the St. Kate’s community can do about it

Climate change is happening right now and affecting people worldwide. Natural disasters are increasing in both size and frequency because of climate change. One quantitative effect, the according to the EPA, is that people have increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the air by 40% since the late 1700s. According to NASA, “The year 2016 ranks as the warmest on record.” NASA also states that since 1900 the global land-ocean temperature index has risen by around two degrees fahrenheit. These are just some of the facts surrounding climate change. In early November, President Donald Trump and Secretary of State 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. The rally at St. Catherine University offered students and staff a chance to show that they support DACA students. Katies demonstrated that taking away the program will severely affect DACA students on our campus. Taking away these students from Continue Reading

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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 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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Senate day entices in new student voters

Student Senate held Senate Day on Wednesday, April 5 to promote the senate elections and encourage students to participate in voting. Senate members called over passer-bys, asking them to vote and showing off the various prizes they could win if they participated. Students also answered trivia questions and offered feedback of their perceptions of the St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) Senate. The Senate elections’ purpose is to choose what students will be represented on the Student Senate in the coming year. This year, the ballot also asked of students their opinion on lowering the budget for The Wheel student newspaper. Continue Reading

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Your browsing history is now for sale and companies are out shopping just for that

Since the year of 2015 when the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) under President Barack Obama set up a regulation to protect internet users privacy, people in the United States may have been able to freely browse the internet without being hounded by advertisements related to the websites we visited. The FCC, due to this new bill( Senate Joint Resolution 34- A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, united States Code, of the rule submitted by the FCC relating to ‘Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services”) (ProPublica), is prohibited from Continue Reading

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Katies react to the current Presidential Administration

On a campus that is politically active, election season had tensions high for students at St. Kate’s. Some were happy, while others did not receive the outcome they’d been hoping for. The change of politics from the Obama Administration to the Trump Administration raises concerns for many students, and after an evening at the Pulse, I caught up with some Katies to see what their opinions were about the current policies.   Sophie Everetts, ’18, Communication studies major, considers herself to be a liberal and is not happy with the outcome of the election. Among her many concerns, she says that Continue Reading

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Women’s March on Washington: Origin and impact

On January 21 nearly 5 million people gathered around the globe in a historic feat of peaceful protest called the ‘Women’s March.’ It began with a woman named Teresa Shook, a retired lawyer and grandmother currently residing in Maui, Hawaii. “I went to bed the night of the election just discouraged and woke up feeling worse the next day thinking ‘how could this be?’ I was just sad and dumbfounded from the rhetoric of the campaign and the hatred and bigotry,” she said in an interview. That night (with the help of some members of the pro-Hillary Clinton facebook page 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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