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Butler Center amenities and public memberships

The Butler Center is a modern fitness facility that is used by faculty, students, and even members of the public. Members of the St. Paul community can purchase memberships to the facility, which includes a parking permit. Almost every student has had a day where they could not find parking. Knowing that there is an ongoing limited parking issue, are these public memberships adding to the parking congestion? Built in 1994, the Butler Center is an up to date building with new and accessible equipment. It was renovated in 2015 to update the old pool, add a cardio space and 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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SKAT day brightener, shrinky dinks

On Thursday, Feb. 5, The St. Kate’s Activities Team (SKAT) hosted a day brightener event of making shrinky dinks in the second floor atrium of the Coeur de Catherine. One of the SKAT team members thought of the idea when remembering the types of craft she enjoyed growing up and decided to bring the idea to St. Kate’s. Shrinky Dinks are made out of “frosted,” non-toxic, lead-free paper that looks similar to plastic and shrinks tremendously in size after being baked in an oven for only a few minutes. Students drew on the special paper with colored pencils. There were many students who came Continue Reading

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