High prices at St. Catherine University impact students

OPINION: By Lauren Herr When you walk into the Marketplace on St. Catherine University’s campus, the options range from fruit to chips to microwavable dinners; anything you want is there for the taking. With all these different options, there is one similarity: most prices are higher than store value. If you are a commuter student then you are required to purchase $100 worth of points per semester. However, $100 does not go far if you need to purchase a meal every day. Also, some commuter students may have more financial responsibilities than tuition. Having to pay for a very expensive meal Continue Reading

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Apology for music and theater article

The Wheel sincerely apologizes for our recent article published on the future of the music and theater programs. It was not a balanced representation of the news on the theater and music department, and we apologize to whoever this may have negatively affected. The article has been retracted. Sincerely, Amber Dunlap, the Editor-in-Chief of the Wheel

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St. Kate’s Activities Fair Hosts New and Returning Clubs

  On September 21st, St. Catherine University held their 2017 Activities fair. The Activities fair is held annually for students who are interested in joining clubs or organizations, and gives established clubs an opportunity to recruit new members. The fair also gives students a chance to see the new clubs that have been formed on campus that year. The fair was held in the quad this year, which was a change of scenery from it usually being held in the CDC Ballroom the past two years (However, I am sure many students would have welcomed another year in the Ballroom Continue Reading

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Understanding immigration and politics through the lens of an English major

The amount of talk recently about immigration in the United States has had one recurring thought on my mind: What does it mean? If you are not familiar or confused with politics, then look no further. I, too, am confused with the political conversations, and with President Trump in office, there is more opinion and bias surrounding his intentions involving his policies than the issues itself. The best way to learn about politics is to research and read articles on the topic. Avoid social media sites! Social media can help or hurt your knowledge of politics, be sure to check Continue Reading

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Katies discuss their impressions of the first presidential debate

On Tuesday, September 27, a large group of St. Kate’s students filled The Pulse to watch the first presidential debate of the election cycle. Students beforehand were unsure about how the the debate would play out. “I expect that he [Donald Trump] won’t talk policy,” said Vina Onvyango-Robasha, a Chemistry major, ’18. An hour before the start of the debate, Campus Ministry had two panelists talk to the audience about immigration and how it has affected their lives as both panelist were children of immigrants. The next two debate topics will be on education and the economy. “I was glad Continue Reading

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Living in a world where our beauty is defined by “likes” and “favorites”

Some of you may have heard that Australian Instagram star, Essena O’Neill, with half a million followers, officially quit all social media, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat last week, claiming that she no longer wants to live the life of the false persona she created using those sites. She deleted over 2,000 photos on her Instagram that she felt served no purpose other than promotion for products, mainly clothing, that she was paid to wear and advertise.  She also created a website that chronicles her new journey: letsbegamechangers.com. O’Neill chose to delete her accounts to say goodbye to the Continue Reading

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Katies break the Silence

Have you ever felt anxious about something but can’t explain why?  Have you ever had a roommate who would spend an abnormal amount of time in bed and you weren’t sure what to do?  Come to Cornbread and Chili Night: Break the Silence, sponsored by MIPS (Multicultural and International Programs and Services) and Active Minds, a group on campus devoted to ending the stigma that too often comes with mental illness. “[This Cornbread and Chili night is] a night designed around how to eliminate stigma [around mental illness] on campus,” said Leah Spillane ‘16, the Media Specialist for Active Minds Continue Reading

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Second Annual Menchie’s Fun Run

Oct. 1st marked the second annual Menchie’s Fun Run. Last year was the first Menchie’s Fun Run, and there was overall positive feedback. This year about 80 students participated in the event, which is a little less than last year’s event were more than one hundred students attended. The reason behind the Menchie’s Fun Run is to further the relations between Menchie’s and St. Kate’s. “Menchie’s is a great sponsor of St. Kate’s and really close by. We wanted to be able to partner with them and do things with them. They’re also on students’ discount cards now,” Sophia Niemeyer, Continue Reading

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Meet the Wheel staff: Megan Bernard

Name: Megan Bernard Position: Multimedia Journalist Year: Senior Major/minor: My majors are English and Communication Arts & Literature and I am minoring in Philosophy! Hometown: Minneapolis, MN (I ventured so far from home) Favorite St. Kate’s event: Movie nights and the Women of Substance concert series at O’Shaughnessy Theater!  There are a lot of really neat people who attend. Most productive study spot: My desk in my apartment!  It’s a place set aside just for doing work, which helps a lot. Favorite store near campus: Half-Price Books, hands down! Most visited internet site: The Vlogbrothers and the Good Mythical Morning YouTube channels– they’re amazing! Best place to take Continue Reading

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Meet the Wheel Staff: Jacy Yang

Name: Jacy Yang Position: Abroad Columnist in South Korea Year: Senior Major/minor: Public Health and Women and International Development Hometown: Duluth/St. Paul Favorite St. Kate’s event: Dew Drop Bop! Most productive study spot: The cafeteria Favorite store near campus: Cahoots Coffee Bar Most visited internet site: Youtube.com Best place to take a homework break: The gym! Jacy can be reached at jyang3@stkate.edu

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