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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

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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. 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 making new regulations in the future. While that happens a bit now, it is likely that it is nothing compared to what is to come. On Tuesday, March 28 a bill was barely passed to invalidate this regulation. Sean Spicer, the White House Spokesperson hasn’t announced when Donald Trump will sign this new bill. 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 “environmental things are really important to me,” and that she has issues with the progression of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) despite the protests against construction. 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 “Pantsuit Nation”) she created an event on facebook to be held the day after the presidential inauguration titled ‘Women’s March on Washington.’

She reports “[I] went to bed with about 40 people coming, 40 maybes. And woke up to more than 10,000 coming and 10,000 maybes.” 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. Continue Reading →

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Trump nominates Ambassador to the U.N. and Secretary of Education

On November 23, President-elect Donald Trump nominated the first female cabinet members of his Presidency, Nikki Haley and Betsy DeVos. They have been nominated for Ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of Education respectively. According to the White House official website, the purpose of the cabinet is “to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of each member’s respective office”. Each person in this inner circle serve as an expert in the field of their position This cabinet also forms the order of succession should anything happen to the President or anyone ranked below them. As advisors for Trump, they, along with the other nominees chosen for the Presidential Cabinet, will play a part in shaping the Trump administration. Continue Reading →

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Election night at The Pulse and the shocking outcome

Entering The Pulse, there was an obvious excitement circling the room. It was packed with students sitting in groups and talking amongst their friends. The TV’s were turned onto the election and how the polls looked so far. It was apparent from the students and the reporters on TV that most people were confident in Hillary Clinton’s ability to win. The event held by SEEK lasted from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Because of that, the winning candidate wouldn’t be announced until long after the party was over. Continue Reading →

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What to expect from Donald Trump’s presidency

When it came to the election, many heard about the scandals, read the tweets, saw the pictures, listened to the opinions, etc. But what does the future president, Donald Trump, actually represent? What policies is he going to implement and what are his stances on issues? In other words, what might you expect from the new president? The answers to these questions are attempted below. Continue Reading →

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Anti-Trump protestors shut down I-94, a photo journal

Protests are breaking out across the country, including right here in Minneapolis. On November 10, over 5,000 people showed up to protest the presidential elect, Donald Trump. This was a peaceful demonstration resulting from the anger this election has brought about. The protestors shut down I-94 in Minneapolis and no arrests were made. Each photo is captioned from lyrics of the song ‘Hand in Hand’ by Jayanthi Kyle. Continue Reading →

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