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Sept. 23, 2011
Abbey, SJU join lawsuit By Mary Baumgard & Adam Tucker email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
First-year Kerber was able to successfully perform the Heimlich Maneuver on CSB/SJU employee Carol Hlebain two weeks ago after Hlebain began choking. Kerber had never received formal medical training.
Carol Hlebain’s day at the Abbey Guesthouse started off like any other. First-year Joseph Kerber was scheduled to work later that evening. Neither could have imagined that one would save the other’s life before the night was over. A story of a Good Samaritan.
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For more than two weeks now, a hero has walked among the St. Ben’s and St. John’s community unnoticed. To the faculty, he might have been one of the students in a classroom. To the students, he might have been a neighbor on the Link. However, for SJU staff member Carol Hlebain, he is the reason she is alive today. For SJU first-year Joseph Kerber, Sept. 8, is a night he will not forget. Kerber, an employee at the Abbey Guesthouse Housekeeping and Dining Center, was beginning his first night of training in the dining center when he and his colleagues overheard a commotion coming from a nearby table. Looking over, Kerber noticed a woman attempting to perform the Heimlich maneuver on her friend (Hlebain), who was choking. Sensing a need for assistance, Kerber took initiative and stepped in to help. “At first, I thought she (Hlebain) was coughing, so I didn’t think it was a big deal, but then she stood up, bent over and started wheezing like she couldn’t get any breath through,” Kerber said. “Her friend stood up and tried to help her out, but she couldn’t do it, so I acted right away.” For fear of harming Hlebain, Kerber held back on his first attempts at performing the Heimlich maneuver. However,
See SAVE Page 6 Kerber plans for the future
St. John’s University (SJU) and St. John’s Abbey joined a lawsuit against Wells Fargo for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. The suit, filed in federal district court in early Sept., alleges that Wells Fargo made overly risky investments on behalf of its clients and purposefully misrepresented the health of the investments. “There are investment guidelines that Wells Fargo is supposed to follow, and they didn’t,” Mike Ciresi, the lawyer filing on behalf of the nine plaintiffs, said. Ciresi said the plaintiff ’s losses reach into the millions and are substantial, but Robert Culligan, Vice President of SJU Institutional Advancement, said St. John’s involvement was minimal. “ Pe o p l e m a y jump to the conclusion that we’ve lost millions of dollars, and that’s simply not the case,” Culligan Rob said. Culligan C u l l i g a n s a i d Institutional that SJU and St. Advancement John’s Abbey joined the lawsuit for ethical reasons. “We’ve lost a little amount, and we’re doing the prudent thing,” Culligan said. “St. John’s is financially strong and we can weather this loss.” St. John’s entered into an agreement with Wells Fargo in 2005 to invest part of the university and Abbey endowments in a securities lending program. The lawsuit alleges that Wells Fargo failed to adequately protect its clients from losses, especially in light of the 2008 financial meltdown. “The plaintiffs bringing this action need to show that Wells Fargo misrepresented the riskiness of these investments,” CSB/SJU political science professor Phil Kronebusch said. The second charge of the lawsuit is of failure of fiduciary duty. “If you are a fiduciary agent, you have to protect the interests of the person with whom you have the relationship and to not allow your own self-interest to taint your judgment,” Kronebusch said. Wells Fargo denies all of the
See SUIT Page 6 Past cases against Wells Fargo
CSB/SJU bike system struggles By Jill Yanish
The University of Minnesota (U of M) is revolutionizing campus bicycling, leaving many smaller colleges such as CSB/SJU in the dust. The U of M is in the process of implementing a biking incentive program that allows students to cash in their miles ridden for rewards, such as discounts on bike repairs, bike equipment and health insurance premiums.
“We’re interested in getting more people to ride bikes, which will mean less cars on campus, less congestion and healthier students,” U of M bicycle coordinator Steve Sanders said. The incentive program, which is expected to go into effect next month, uses chips implanted in bikes and towers to register distances. It will be first program in the U.S. to use this kind of system. Marcia Mahlum, Director of CSB Campus Recreation, thinks
the U of M’s incentive program is a great idea but is unsure if the program would work at CSB/SJU, citing cost and limited bike storage space as inhibiting factors. Currently, students can check out bikes for free from the CSB Campus Recreation Center and the Outdoor Leadership Center at SJU. CSB has 12 bikes available for renting, and SJU has approximately 10-15 bikes.
See BIKE Page 3 Student hopes for bike program
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Seniors Alison Tsuchiya and Katie Tomten bike across the CSB campus. The campus bike system has been plagued with theft, damages and a shortage of available bikes.
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SJU alum joins new marriage campaign
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A Johnnie alum and former St. Joseph mayor is now leading a major campaign for Minnesota legislation. Minnesotans United for All Families, the campaign to defeat the possible constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages, recently hired Richard Carlbom as their campaign manager. An amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman was proposed in May of 2011 and will be on the 2012 Minnesota ballot. Carlbom is a 2004 graduate of St. Johnâ€™s University, was the mayor of St. Joseph from 20052007 and is currently the Communications Director for St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman. Carlbom came out during his first term as mayor and recently became engaged to his boyfriend of more than four years. A selection committee of those passionate about the subject was formed and chose Carlbom as the most qualified candidate. â€œI know that Richard Carlbom is the individual who can lead us to victory,â€? Minnesota DFL Senator Scott Dibble said. â€œHis work ethic is Richard excellent, and his Carlbom intelligence and SJU alum, â€™04 insight inspires Former mayor confidence.â€? Carlbom is excited to work for this campaign and has confidence it will succeed. â€œThis campaign will absolutely succeed,â€? Carlbom said. â€œItâ€™s not going to be easy, but we can win
See ALUM Page 7 PRISMâ€™S reaction to campaign
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CSB junior Kristen Lundberg gives CSB/SJU students a tour of The Saint Johnâ€™s Bible. Lundberg interned for the HMML this summer and continues to work as a tour guide.
By Jill Yanish
One College of St. Benedict student played the role of tour guide this summer, showcasing volumes of the first handwritten and illuminated Bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine Monastery in more than 500 years. Junior Kristen Lundberg, English major, interned this summer for the Saint Johnâ€™s Bible Project during its last phase of completion. Her internship was part of the Irma Wyman Internship in Educational Programs/ Outreach at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. Lundberg gave tours of the world-renowned Bible exhibit at HMML and assisted in the mounting of the Bible, which included putting the Bible pages into the case. â€œThe idea that this is something that will go down in history as a huge historic achievement is really
St. Johnâ€™s Senate Update By Tierney Chlan email@example.com
The Sept. 19 meeting of the St. Johnâ€™s Senate (SJS) involved debate over allocating money to the CSB/SJU Crew team and SJU Lacrosse. During the open forum, the CSB/SJU Crew team presented the SJS with a request for $35,425 to purchase a new eight man racing boat. One of their boats is in disrepair and is no longer safe. Crew President John Berquist said the team has â€œresorted to using duct tapeâ€? to hold the boat together. The team acknowledged that a new boat is expensive but necessary for its competitive needs. After hearing the proposal, SJS said they would not vote immediately. â€œWe want to make sure we look at the best way to move forward,â€? Regent Ostazeski said. The crew team was encouraged to bring its proposal to the SJS/ SBS joint meeting on Wednesday. After hearing the crew teamâ€™s proposal, Dean Mike Connelly
Sept. 11 - Campus: alcohol violation; Guesthouse: fire alarm; Warner Palaestra: open door; Sexton: stolen property; Flynntown Apartments: fire alarm Sept. 12 - St. Boniface Hall: alcohol violation; St. Thomas Hall: alcohol violation; Campus: matter of information; Collegeville Institute: fire alarm; Art Center: theft Sept. 13 - St. Benet Hall: alcohol violation;
suggested SJS and the Co-Funding board to look into putting away two to three thousand dollars a year to fund club â€œbigticket itemsâ€? such as Crewâ€™s racing boat. The SJS debated two separate lacrosse motions. The first was an $11,000 appeal to cuts made from the lacrosse teamâ€™s spring budget. SJS unanimously voted to stick to their original decision not to allocate the money. SJS then moved on to debate the allocation of an additional $37,825 to the Lacrosse team. The Lacrosse team wants this money to cover various things such as AED machines and new jerseys. The SJS unanimously voted to postpone a decision on the allocation. SJS also briefly discussed plans for upcoming events such as Homecoming, Johnnie Day and the possibility of bringing another newspaper to the Collegiate Readership Program baskets. The next SJS meeting will be held at 9:20 p.m. on Sept. 26 in Sexton 200.
significant to me,â€? Lundberg said. â€œI feel that I am part of history.â€? St. Johnâ€™s Abbey and University announced the completion of the Bible on Sept. 15 after a 15-year commitment to the project. The final volume was unveiled at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
â€œI feel that I am part of history.â€? -Kristen Lundberg, CSB junior Tim Ternes, director of The Saint Johnâ€™s Bible Project, said that many scholars predict that this Bible has the potential to become the worldâ€™s next most significant religious artifact. The Saint Johnâ€™s Bible Projectâ€™s goal is to ignite the spiritual imagination of people around the world. Ternes said that since the current generation learns visu-
ally, the illuminations of the Bible invite younger generations to the scriptures. â€œ(The artists and writers) worked to bring these passages that have been around for centuries into the visual culture of todayâ€™s world,â€? Ternes said. â€œI believe (the illuminations) capture people,â€? Lundberg said. â€œThere are things in the Bible that you wouldnâ€™t have seen in a Bible from 500 years ago.â€? Illuminations in the Bible that represent modern culture include drawings of the HIV virus, the Leprosy virus and DNA structures. Lundberg learned about the illuminations and other aspects of The Saint Johnâ€™s Bible during the internship. Ternes said that Lundberg served as the public voice and face of the project during the summer.
See BIBLE Page 7 Display plans for the Bible
Joint Senate Update By Ariel Klein
At Wednesdayâ€™s joint senate meeting, Brian Jose, the director of the Fine Arts Programming department, gave a presentation on upcoming FAE events. Mary Ellen Couture, a representative of the Collegiate Readership Program, also reported on that programâ€™s current conditions. Jose showed a presentation on upcoming Fine Arts Programming events. â€œSpeaking to the senate is always one of the highlights of my year,â€? Jose said. Jose showcased the individual upcoming programs, presenting videos of some performances and expressing the value of each to the senators. He told the joint senate that his three goals are to make Fine Arts Programming part of the fabric of both the campus and the community, to aid in the development of the creative rightside brain in students and bring artists to the campus who are entertaining to watch.
After the senators thanked Jose, Couture approached the senate to speak on the current state of the Collegiate Readership Program at the schools. She explained the current budget, which is based on studentsâ€™ use of the paper, and compared the previous yearâ€™s budget to the projected budget for this year. Last yearâ€™s budget was $26,000. A main point of interest for the senators was the discontinued circulation of the Star Tribune, a paper favored by much of the student body according to data gathered last year. That paper experienced a large price increase and was therefore removed from circulation at the schools due to budget limits. Senator Shazreh Ahmed asked how exactly the number of â€œconsumedâ€? newspapers are counted and whether a returned newspaper is considered â€œconsumed.â€? Couture said that if any sections
See SENATE Page 8 Guest speakers presentations
SECURITY REPORT 4U+PIOT-JGF4BGFUZ Campus: power outage; drug violation; St. Vincent Court: fire alarm; Quadrangle: fire alarm Sept. 14 - Campus: drug violation Sept. 15 - St. Thomas Hall: alcohol violation; St. Joseph: (5) noise complaints; (2) alcohol violations; theft; St. Mary Hall: medical; Campus: medical; St. Vincent Court: fire alarm Sept. 16 - St. Benet Hall: medical; St. Thomas
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Sept. 14 - HCC: dryer fire Sept. 15 - Monastery: fire alarm malfunction; Gorecki Dining: disorderly conduct Sept. 17 - Gorecki Bus Stop: disorderly conduct; Mary Commons: assist student; East Apartments: smoke detector activated; Campus Roadway: underage consumption Sept. 18 - West Apartments: smoke detector activated; East Apartments: smoke detector activated Sept. 19 - Parking Lot #5: suspicious vehicle; Mary Commons: stolen bicycle report; Clemens Library: theft report; BAC: medical/eye injury Sept. 20 - West Apartments: cooking fire Sept. 20 - East Apartments: smoke detector activated
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CSB/SJU student loans buck national trend By Eddie Hanlon
While the national trend for student loan defaults has risen, CSB/SJU is an exception to the trend. The Department of Education recently released the most recent national student loan cohort default rate, which showed a dramatic increase in defaults from the previous year. In the 2009 fiscal year, the default rate on federal direct loans rose to 8.8 percent, up from 7.0 percent in the 2008 fiscal year. However, recent CSB/SJU graduates have avoided this trend. â€œThe cohort default rate on federal direct loans at St. Benâ€™s and St. Johnâ€™s has historically stayed below 1.0 percent,â€? Director of SJU Financial Aid Stuart Perry said.
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Mahlum said she feels there is a shortage of bikes at CSB. There are times when all the bikes are checked out, and Mahlum would like to increase the fleet size by at least 12 bikes. SJU senior and OLC bike lead associate Hans Gunness said the SJU bikesâ€™ poor condition prevents students from checking them out as often. He also associates the small size of the campuses, the Link, the long distance between the campuses and the weather conditions as reasons for the small amount of bikes being checked out at SJU. First-year Garith Scherck recently rented a bike from the OLC for recreational purposes. â€œThe bike rental program is an excellent opportunity for students,â€? Scherck said. â€œIt is another option to go out, enjoy the campus and exercise.â€? The Sustainability Committee of St. Benâ€™s Senate took measures to improve CSBâ€™s biking program in the spring of 2010. The
A default occurs when the borrower fails to make payments as agreed in the promissory note, which was signed when applying for the loan. Of the 342 SJU graduates entering repayment in 2009, only one defaulted. Of the 362 CSB graduates entering repayment, only three defaulted. â€œWe need to ensure that all students are able to access and enroll in quality programs that prepare them for well-paying jobs so they can enter the workforce and compete in our global marketplace,â€? U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a press release from the Department of Education. The student loan cohort default rate ensures that institutions are properly preparing their students to repay loans borrowed by penalizing schools with high percentages of students defaulting on their
loans. â€œIf we were to reach 25 percent, then there would be some consequences,â€? Perry said. â€œWe have never come close to 25 percent.â€? In fact, because St. Benâ€™s and St. Johnâ€™s are below 5 percent, the institutions receive some benefits, such as the option to dispense the loan over two semesters instead of once for the year. These numbers do not include graduates who have yet to enter repayment, such as students who continued on to graduate school or decided to volunteer. Kevin Stocker, an accounting major in his final semester at SJU, was offered more incentives to repay his federal loans in a timely manner.
See LOAN Page 8 Campus loan tools help students
Senate initiated the Green Bike Program to increase the number of rental bikes, collecting and refurbishing 33 bikes. Since then, the number of bikes has decreased due to breaks. Now, only 12 of those bikes remain. Senior Bridget Reilly, who headed the Green Bike Program, would like to see a student-run bike repair shop on campus. â€œI would love to see (the biking system) grow into a better system,â€? said Reilly. â€œWe need somebody for repairs.â€? Recently, five rental bikes from CSB Campus Recreation went missing. Mahlum eventually found four, but one remains absent. â€œItâ€™s unfortunate that a few individuals are taking advantage of and are affecting such a positive program,â€? Mahlum said. Gunness said the OLC has not had issues with theft. Mahlum believes the program does offer a satisfactory opportunity for students. â€œ(The bikes are) being utilized and students appreciate the availability of that option,â€? Mahlum said.
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CSB/SJU students have avoided the rising rates of college loan defaults as reported by the Department of Education.
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WEEKEND BEST BET
What: Illusionist James Davidâ€™s Show When: 8:00 p.m. tonight Where: Pellegrene Auditorium Description: This is not your typical magic show, James David puts on an illusion show thatâ€™s funny, fun and hard to explain. Check out this newtradition at SJUâ€™s Pellegrene Auditorium to celebrate Homecoming week. Prepare to be impressed. Cost: Free
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What: Amadeus Chamber Symphony and CSB/SJU Chamber Choir Concert When: 8:15 p.m. tonight Where: Great Hall, SJU Description: Join the Amadeus Chamber Symphony and CSB/SJU Chamber Choir for their Homecoming concert, directed by Dr. Axel Thiemer. A long-standing tradition for Homecoming week, the music groups will kick-off their concert season. Cost: $8 for students
MOVIES TO SEE
â€œDonâ€™t be Afraid of The Darkâ€? Showing daily: 7:30 and 9:55 p.m. at Parkwood 18. Rated: R â€œStraw Dogsâ€? Showing daily: 4:50, 7:20 and 10:00 p.m. at Parkwood 18. Rated: G â€œShark Nightâ€? Showing daily: 6:20 and 8:50 p.m. at Parkwood 18. Rated: G
CAMPUS COMMOTION Saturday
Johnnies v. Augsburg Homecoming Game When: 1:00 p.m. Where: Clemens Stadium, SJU
Wise Women Panel When: 7:45 - 9:30 p.m. Where: Gorecki 204 B
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Neal Olson, who graduated 53 years ago from SJU, now serves on the Alumni Association Board for the school.
â€˜58 By Madeline Oâ€™Brien firstname.lastname@example.org
Neal Olson, SJU â€˜58, has seen a lot of changes over the years. A s a s t u d e n t at S J U, h e decided to go into pre-med because he grew up around doctors in Rochester, Minn. He attended graduate school at St. Louis University and later worked with the United States Navy as a physician for two years. In 1968, he started working at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, Minn. Olson remembers many aspects of SJU that may seem unusual to current students. â€œLights had to be out by 10 p.m. and 98 percent of the professors were monks,â€? Olson said. Students were allowed a small radio and perhaps a typewriter in their dorms. Class sizes were much smaller and the tuition was dramatically different. One of the things Olson remembers most about SJU was the generosity of the monks. â€œAnytime you wanted to talk to the priests, you could just knock on their doors. They were so inviting, and always had time to listen,â€? Olson said. Olson believes the hospitality that these Monks demonstrated helped him later on as a physician, a career that requires a lot of listening and patience.
He remembers how remarkable it was when three SJU priests came to his home and wished him luck when he moved away to grad school. â€œIt is so awesome that they took the time to send me off,â€? Olson said. â€œI will never forget that moment.â€? Five years ago, Olson joined the SJU alumni board and established a new outdoor adventure group called â€œJohnnies Outdoors.â€? â€œJohnnies from all over meet together for an annual outing, just like a brotherhood,â€? Olson said. â€œLast year we went out to South Dakota for two days of hunting and good food.â€? According to Olson, the best thing about the reunions is the common connection The Johnnies share, regardless of age and major. â€œThere is something about St. Johnâ€™s that is different than other universities,â€? said Olson, â€œThese relationships seem to act more like glue.â€? Olson encourages current students to take a lot of time to experience an active social life at college, balancing academic work with relationships. â€œTheyâ€™ll be lifelong; itâ€™s like family,â€? Olson said. He is currently a pediatrician at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, Minn. and he has been a physician there for 43 years. He lives in Lake City with his wife, and two of his children are graduates of CSB/SJU. Unfortunately, he wonâ€™t be able to make it to the game on Saturday due to a conflict. He wishes the team good luck: â€œGo Johnnies!â€?
S c o tt He n n i s i s a 2 0 0 2 Management major from SJU. As a student, some of his favorite memories include happily working at the Ref. for four years and being involved in intramurals. â€œIt was a lot of fun to get outside and play softball and basketball with a close group of guy friends,â€? Hennis said. His greatest memory from his four years at SJU is his experience with the Greco-Roman study abroad program. â€œIt was one of the best parts of my life to this point. It was so great to be there for an extended period of time, focusing on classes and enjoying where I was in the world,â€? Hennis said. Hennis encourages all students to study abroad. â€œWhere else are you going to have the opportunity to live somewhere else for four months?â€? Hennis said. On the trip he met the woman he would later marry, Theresa, who was a Bennie from the same class. They now have two children: Cecelia, age 3, and Caroline, 11 months. â€œI have different responsibilities than I had at age 22. My business is like having another child as well, making sure it grows and develops,â€? Hennis said. The family currently lives in
St. Paul, near the home of the Tommies, but they proudly display his SJU flag for all to see. Hennis now owns a salsa company. â€œCurtâ€™s Salsa is a specialty salsa company located in Stillwater, Minn. that sells specialty salsa products to grocers in the fivestate area. We currently are being sold in approximately 225 locations. You can find more information about Curtâ€™s Salsa at www. curtssalsa.com,â€? Hennis said. Hennis believes that he has benefited greatly from the wellbalanced education he received at SJU. â€œBe active in all aspects of the CSB/SJU experience while at school - from honing your education through course work to sharpening your social skills,â€? Hennis said. He emphasizes the importance of balancing academics and establishing a sense of community with those around you. â€œNetworking should not be undervalued. Stay involved as much as you can with activities that campus life has to offer,â€? Hennis said. After the 10 years since graduation, he still stays in touch with many of his Johnnie friends. â€œOften times we will just pick a spot, and people will try to make it if they can. Iâ€™m pretty proud that after 10 years we can still get together once in a while for Happy Hour.â€? He attends many alumni events throughout the year and encourages students and alumni to take advantage of these opportunities. Hennis and his family will be at the game on Saturday, cheering on the Johnnies.
â€˜64 By Emily Gasperlin email@example.com
Joan Riebel, a 1964 graduate of St. Benâ€™s, makes a difference every day as the Executive Director of Family Alternatives, a non-profit foster care and adoption agency. The main difference between a non-profit foster care agency such as Family Alternatives and the state foster care system is that a non-profit agency can control how many foster kids and families it works with. Since Family Alternatives is a smaller organization, it can focus solely on the children and families. Family Alternativesâ€™ mission is to â€œsupport and enhance environments that embrace children and families in transition,â€? and they have been doing just that since the organization was founded in 1978. It was founded by foster families who felt working with each other as well as with social service agencies was an important step in supporting kids and families
involved in the foster system. Since 1978, Family Alternatives has served nearly 8,000 children, according to the organizationâ€™s website. At St. Benâ€™s, Riebel was a Social Science major and an Education minor. She went to graduate school at the University of Minnesota, where she earned her Master of Social Work degree. For a year after she graduated, she taught social studies at a Minnesota treatment center for girls, which inspired her work in social service. The liberal arts education that Riebel received at St. Benâ€™s has helped her throughout her career. â€œLiberal arts is important because it encourages you to ask questions and value learning. Itâ€™s a lifelong experience,â€? Riebel said. Riebel has also brought her belief in the Benedictine Values from her experience at St. Benâ€™s to her work with foster kids and families, particularly the values of community, stewardship and hospitality. St. Benâ€™s honored her dedication to service by awarding her the Benedictine Service Award. Visit www. familyalternatives. org for more.
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#yesperson I woke up Friday morning and went through the usual routine of cleaning my face, brushing my teeth and checking my email. I typically click through my emails and mindlessly delete them, but something stopped me today. The first email that I saw of my 87 new emails was from the Trap Shooting Club. I think, â€œwhy not?â€? Then I think, why not say yes to everything? Aikido Club. Yes. Swing Cats. Yes. HAIS Club, no idea what that is, but yes. I decided to say â€œyesâ€? to everything for the entire weekend. Well, you would not believe what happened to me. To give you an idea of where this weekend went, I found myself in Clemens Perk on Sunday morning before it opened. Maybe the horse tranquilizer stuck in my neck could explain why I was using John Gagliardiâ€™s golf cart as a blanket. I then thought back to all the things I said â€œyesâ€? to: Â?Ldbggr]biibg`bgEZd^LZ` Â?Kh\d\ebf[bg` Â?>Zmbg`[k^Zd_ZlmZmDZrĂ?lDbm\a^g Â?Lmk^Zdbg`ZmZlpbff^^m%Zg]\hne]gĂ?mĂ–g] my way out Â??ebkmbg`pbmaEb_^LZ_^mrH_Ă–\^k;^mmrhgma^ Ebgd Â?FZdbg`Zg]^Zmbg`ma^[b``^lmb\^\k^Zf \hg^Zmma^K^_'%^o^gmahn`aBZfeZ\mhl^ intolerant Â?;^\hfbg`ZO^`Zg Â?=hbg` Z fbgghp lahm% pab\a `h^l Z`Zbglmfrg^perZ\jnbk^]O^`Zgm^g]^g\b^l Â?Lghkmbg` Z ibqb^ lmb\d Â? A b c Z \ d b g ` m a ^ D C G ; k Z ] b h
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Â?Eb\dbg`:makhn`aEhgZ<L;Eb[kZkr keyboard Â?:g]Ă–gZeer%pZm\abg`KrZgPhe]Ă?l<aZgg^e 1MOlahphgLng]Zr!bmblabeZkbhnl" So, this weekend, when your friend asks rhnmh`h_ebkmpbmalhf^hg^_khfma^<L; `kZ]nZmbg` \eZll h_ *2.*% `h ]h bm' ;^ Z yes-person. Take a chance, because you never know where it might take you. EZlmp^^dĂ?lbml\Zee^][^bg`ZgZmae^m^Mpbmm^k winners were Marc Haverkamp, Pierce >]fblmhg Zg] Gbddb K^sZ' AZo^kdZfiĂ?l Tweet was, â€œnot washing your hands after going to the bathroom at < L ; [ ^ \ Z n l ^ m a ^ k ^ Z k ^ g h iZi^kmhp^el'Ă‹>]fblmhgĂ?lpZl%ĂŠAZo^rhnL>>G ahpfn\aB\Zg\Zkkrbgfr[Z\diZ\d8Ă‹K^sZĂ?l was, â€œClearing out a room with one simple fart.â€? Thank you for everyone else who tweeted 9K^\hk]AZlaMZ`l' The Tweet of the Week topic for this upcoming week is #yesperson. This w e e k e n d , w h e n y o u ordinarily would say â€œnoâ€? but this time ]^\b]^ mh lZr ĂŠr^lĂ‹ ![^\Znl^ rhn Zk^ Z r^l&i^klhg"p^pZgmmhdghppaZm\kZsr% obnoxious, ridiculous or stupid things you did. Tweet us your awesome stories. Tw e e t # y e s p e r s o n a t u s , 9K^\hk]AZlaMZ`l'P^pbeeihlmma^[^lm Tweets in next weekâ€™s article. Yes-Person on!
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; b h e h ` r i k h _ ^ l l h k = k ' Stephen Saupe entered the lecture last Tuesday wearing a pointy wizardâ€™s hat and a black cape while holding a wooden wand. The costume was part of his e^\mnk^% ^gmbme^] ĂŠMa^ ;hmZgr of Harry Potter.â€? This presentation was the first of three lec tures in the Minnesota GZmnkZeAblmhkrE^\mnk^L^kb^l sponsored by the Arboretum. = k ' L Z n i ^ Ă? l ] Z n ` a m ^ k l inspired him to lecture on ma^ [hmZgr bg C'D' Khpebg`Ă?l famous â€œHarry Potterâ€? series. â€œI raised two â€˜Harry Potterâ€™ lovers and they turned me into one as well,â€? Saupe said. â€œIâ€™ve read the books multiple times, and I love to listen to them non-stop on tape in the car.â€? Hg^h_abl]Zn`am^kl%:fr% suggested that he teach about the botany of Harry Potter for non-biology majors. Throughout the evening, =k' LZni^ ]bl\nll^] oZkbhnl biological themes in â€œHarry Potter.â€? He covered many a s p e c t s o f h e r b o l o g y, t h e fi c t i o n a l s t u d y o f m a g i c a l plants and fungi, and their biological associations with the real world. â€œWe can learn a lot from plants,â€? Saupe said. â€œIt is a fun way to bring a little science to people who might not otherwise care for biology.â€? He explained that many of the plants used in Harry Potter have realistic qualities found in real plants. For example, a Mandrake is the screaming root plant found in â€œHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.â€? This fictional plant is actually a representation of
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Yew, a toxic plant symbolic of death. >fber Dkne\% Z lhiahfhk^ >gobkhgf^gmZe Lmn]b^l major, has been interested in biology since she studied it in high school. She found it fascinatbg`maZmC'D'Khpebg`[Zl^]ieZgm and character names in biological facts. â€œI thought it was really cool how symbolism in the books can be traced to real plants in nature. It makes me want to re-read the series again and re-discover the connections between fiction and k^Zebmr%Ă‹Dkne\lZb]' Angela Galliano, a sophomore â€œHarry Potterâ€? lover, also attended the event. â€œItâ€™s fun seeing the things TKhpebg`V\k^Zm^]k^Zeer\hf^ to life,â€? Galliano said. â€œThese connections make me wonder what more from her world actually exists in our world. It made me interested in botany, which is something I would not normally like.â€? = k ' L Z n i ^ n l ^ l m a ^ â€œHarry Potterâ€? connection as a hook to encourage a wide variety of students and majors to appreciate biology. He is excited to make so many connections between fictional world at Hogwarts and the biology that exists in the â€œMuggleâ€? world. â€œStories can provide a neat insight into the mythology behind plants as well as some reality about biology,â€? Saupe said. He hopes that students will realize that, â€œplants are smarter than we think they are.â€?
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after two unsuccessful attempts, Kerber knew he had to do more. With one last attempt, Kerber was able to dislodge the item, and create a passage within her airway. â€œIf you think that youâ€™re scared, think of the person that is in trouble,â€? Hlebain said. â€œThe other person is depending on you for a
life, because youâ€™re the only thread for that person living again. He gave me life again. He gave me another chance.â€? Looking back, Kerber and Hlebain wonder whether or not the timing of the incident was truly coincidental. Originally, Kerber was scheduled to arrive at work at 6:00 p.m. that night. However, his choir practice was scheduled until 6:30 p.m. Though he was planning on arriving late to work that evening, he happened to
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arrive earlier than expected, which placed him in the dining center prior to the time of the incident. â€œThere are no such things as coincidences,â€? Hlebain said. â€œGod put him there for a reason, and if he wouldnâ€™t have been there, I donâ€™t know what would have happened.â€? Kerber remembers reacting to the situation as quickly as possible and trying to recall the little information he had retained about the Heimlich Maneuver in a
high school health class. In retrospect, he knew he would want to have given everything he could in order to save someoneâ€™s life. â€œSelf-confidence is a key aspect in knowing that you can do something if you just try,â€? Kerber said. â€œIf God brings you to the situation, Heâ€™ll bring you through it.â€? Kerber, a communication major, came into college with an interest in the medical field. After learning about the Emergency Medical Training program
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at CSB/SJU at the start of this year, he fully intended to pursue the course in the spring semester and was further persuaded after the incident in the dining center. However, according to Hlebain, his career as an Emergency Medical Technician has already begun. â€œHe had only seconds to see it and seconds to do it, so it must have been his natural and lifesaving, instantaneous reaction to somebody in trouble,â€? Hlebain said. â€œI donâ€™t know if as an Emergency Medical Technician they come into these situations very often, but heâ€™s got the makings to be a very good one.â€? Hlebain not only sees Kerber as a future Emergency Medical Technician, but considers him a prime example of the CSB/SJU community. She believes that CSB/ SJU is a â€œlife-givingâ€? community with many different facets, including education, spirituality and physical sustainability of both the grounds and individuals within the community. Hlebain considers the students, faculty, staff and administration a team that cares for each other during instances like these. â€œI think it shows what kind of people we have. We have not only smart and studious kids here, but we also have kids who are looking out for their peers, the elderly, whoever,â€? said first-year Mackenzie Neal, who witnessed the incident in the dining center. â€œI am not surprised at all that Joseph was able to take initiative and do the right thing. He wasnâ€™t doing this to get the praise. He did it because it needed to be done by somebody, and he was there, so he stepped up.â€?
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allegations associated with the case. â€œThe investments made by Wells Fargo on behalf of clients in the securities lending program were in accordance with investment guidelines, and were highly rated and suitable at the time of purchase,â€? an email statement by Wells Fargo said. Ciresi has previous experience suing Wells Fargo. In the summer of 2010, Ciresi sued Wells Fargo on behalf of four Minnesota nonprofits. The court awarded a total of $50 million to the non-profits. â€œThat case really set the precedent because it has the same operative facts,â€? Ciresi said. â€œThey were all in the same program.â€? CSB/SJU students and their funds will be mostly unaffected by the lawsuit, according to Culligan. The funds allegedly lost by Wells Fargo were from the St. Johnâ€™s University and St. Johnâ€™s Abbey endowment programs. Culligan believes concerns are unfounded. â€œSt. Johnâ€™s has a long history with Wells Fargo, and we have a good relationship with them,â€? Culligan said. â€œWe will continue to do business with Wells Fargo.â€?
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Studio One active after year suspension
The club Studio One is fully active a year after funding controversy with the Student Activities office.
By Taylor Reaves firstname.lastname@example.org
After a year of suspension, Studio One is back in action. Studio One, the literary arts
club at CSB/SJU, was suspended last year as a result of a controversy that occurred during the spring of 2009. Members of Studio One believe that the suspension was a result of
a â€œmiscommunicationâ€? between a previous editor, security and the Student Activities office. To their knowledge, the club was suspended after a previous editor was let into an office with the help of a security guard to pick up a publication after hours. Director of Student Activities, Maribeth Overland, considers the clubâ€™s suspension to be more than a miscommunication but rather an issue of misconduct that went against the rules and policies of the Office Student Activities. â€œAfter there were violations of both procedural policies and privacy, I made the decision with the recommendation of the Joint Club Board to suspend the club for one year,â€? Overland said. â€œDuring the year of suspension, they were advised to review the policies, procedures, conduct and leadership that needed to
be changed in order to become a viable and successful club.â€? In years past, Studio One has published an annual magazine that is a composition of poetry, prose and art that was submitted from individuals all over the United States and internationally. However, due to last yearâ€™s suspension, Studio One lost all affiliation with CSB/SJU last year.
â€œWeâ€™ll be able to get the campus more involvedâ€? -Nikki Werner, Studio One As a result, the club was only able to publish a shortened version of the regular publication through donated funds raised by one of the previous editors. â€œLast year, we had a lot of support from the English department, so weâ€™re really grateful for that and the continued support that they give us,â€? Co-Editor-inChief Nikki Werner said. â€œBut I think it will be really refreshing to be recognized as a club again and not have that sort of stigma.â€? This year the CSB/SJU activities offices are providing Studio One with $1,500 in funding, over half of what they accumulated last year in donated funds. The club is also looking forward to once again
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Lundberg feels the internship fit her well because it combined her passions of history, art and theology. Her future career plans are to work in a special collections library or museum. The internship has already affected her career. The St. Johnâ€™s Bible Project offered her a job as a tour guide for the school year. â€œI can already see the impact (of the internship),â€? Lundberg said. â€œI have a job for the rest of the year. Iâ€™m sure it will open doors for me in the future in terms of internships and jobs.â€? Lundberg likes how CSB/SJU is incorporated in The St. Johnâ€™s Bible. The illuminations in the Bible include the bell tower, the chapel, the dome of St. Benedictâ€™s Monastery and the Abbey Church. Abbott John Klassen said the project is an honor for St. Johnâ€™s Abbey and University. â€œWe are proud and delighted that the project is completed,â€? Klassen said. â€œWe are especially pleased with the high level of
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because we have the support and we are the broadest coalition on either side of this debate.â€? Minnesotans United for All Families includes representation from all walks of life. â€œThe support for this campaign includes CEOs, retired folks, young people, Republicans, Democrats and people from all faiths,â€? Carlbom said. â€œThese are people that will disagree on absolutely everything else, except for this one issue and they have come together to help this cause.â€? The CSB/SJU campus group People Representing the Sexual Minority (PRISM) is excited about the work Carlbom is doing for the campaign. â€œI feel like what Carlbom is doing is exceptional,â€? said Todd Alle, the spring president of the club. â€œI applaud the fact that he is willing to step up and defend equality, and Iâ€™m very excited to see what he can do with this campaign.â€? Alle and the club are also confident that this campaign will be effective. â€œThis isnâ€™t a matter of if Carl-
having more accessible means of communication with the student body, which was limited as a result of the previous suspension. â€œ(Because of the suspension) we didnâ€™t have access to send mass emails last year, which hindered student involvement in our publication,â€? Werner said. â€œThis year, I think weâ€™ll be able to get the campus more involved.â€? However, better access to the student body is the not the only change through which Studio One hopes to increase student involvement. After graduating a majority of its members this past year, Studio One is currently in the process of a complete turnover of leadership within the club. â€œIt would be a prime opportunity if you wanted to join this year because weâ€™re starting fresh,â€? CoEditor-in-Chief Isabel Pennings said. â€œWeâ€™ll be able to accomplish a lot more with the new positive energy that weâ€™re getting, and Iâ€™m looking forward to forming a good relationship with the student activities offices.â€? The first meeting of the year was held this past Monday to begin the process of reviewing submissions and selecting which pieces will be placed in the final magazine. Meetings will be held until February when the book is sent off to the publisher. A final product is expected to be released in the spring of 2012.
excellence.â€? The Saint Johnâ€™s Bible will travel the world, but the SJU campus will remain its permanent home.
â€œWe are proud and delighted that the project is completeâ€? -John Klassen, Abbot
The Bible consists of approximately 1,150 pages. It is two feet tall and three feet wide when opened. It was written and drawn by hand using quills and special paints. Smaller copies of the seven volumes of The Saint Johnâ€™s Bible are sold at Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and CSB/SJU bookstores. The Historical Books volume is currently on exhibit at HMML. Students and the public can schedule a tour or just browse the exhibit. HMML is open from 8 a.m. â€“ 4 p.m. Monday - Friday and from 12 p.m. â€“ 4 p.m. on Saturday.
bom will be successful, but when we as a community will be successful,â€? Alle said. â€œI can guarantee you if this doesnâ€™t change in 2012, it will only be a matter of
â€œI feel like what Carlbom is doing is exceptional,â€? -Tod Alle, PRISM spring president time before it does.â€? Carlbom is concerned that this campaign might get heated as time goes on. â€œThis is going to be a nasty campaign,â€? Carlbom said. â€œWeâ€™ve already seen dishonest and disheartening attacks. We are going to fight back so that voters know whatâ€™s at stake here.â€? Carlbom officially begins his work on the campaign on Sept. 24, though a lot of work has already been done so he can hit the ground running. â€œI am honored to lead this incredibly broad and diverse coalition,â€? Carlbom said. â€œWe will defeat this amendment by remaining united and focused on victory in 2012.â€?
â€œMy federal loans have fairly low interest rates comparatively to regular student loans,â€? Stocker said. â€œWith the deal, I initially signed up when they agreed to drop my last six months of p ay m e n t i f I m a k e a l l m y payments on time.â€? Jane Haugen, Executive Director of CSB/SJU Financial Aid, emphasized that students need to be aware of what they will owe upon graduation. â€œBanner has a segment in Financial Aid that says â€˜loan history.â€™ Just check that every year; look at your payments to let you know where youâ€™re going to be,â€? Haugen said. â€œLook at every alternative you have before you borrow. Make sure youâ€™ve checked into all the scholarships, that youâ€™re working as hard as you can during the summer and school year to limit how much you have to borrow.â€? Haugen suggests using the loan calculators at www.finaid.org. â€œIt asks you how much you borrowed, or how much you anticipate borrowing, and then it tells you what your payments are going to be. It will also tell you based on industry standards this is the salary you will need to maintain in order to be able to pay a loan.â€? â€œ(These statistics) could mean a lot of things, but I think they say something about the type of student who attends our schools,â€? Perry said. Haugen agrees. â€œI really think it speaks more to the students who come here and their character,â€? Haugen said. â€œThey come with good values and St. Benâ€™s and St. Johnâ€™s supports those values.â€?
are missing, or if the game sections are filled out, the paper is counted. She then told the senators about an option to provide re-read bins to the schools, which could limit consumption by sharing. â€œWeâ€™re here to help and we will make it work for you,â€? Couture said. Next, students presented to the joint senate. Several students expressed their wishes for the senators to come support them during their special election speeches from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Gorecki Fire-
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csbsjurecord.comt4FQU side Lounge. Board Reports consisted of Bennie Day/Johnnie Day information, T-shirt selling particulars and a description of a new game played at SJU called â€œJohnny Ball.â€? CSB senate Vice President Evan Lowder encouraged attendance for the upcoming Homecoming football game. â€œShow good sportsmanship, encourage good sportsmanship and be an example for the student body,â€? Lowder said. Senator Kevin Abbas provided an update on the activities of the Co-Funding Board and stated its goals of evaluating appeals and encouraging clubs to use allocated money efficiently. Appeals for club funding should be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Friday, September
23. Any club should email the CoFunding Board to be put on the agenda. When the joint senate began to discuss sending an email as a reminder, Senator Jon Ostazeski responded that the senate should not be responsible for sending out emails as reminders. Rather, clubs should bear the responsibility if they miss the date. â€œClubs have come to appeal just because they havenâ€™t gotten what they wanted,â€? Ostazeski said. He also said that the board did not want to just listen to complaints about the money allotted. The next SJU Senate meeting will take place at 9:20 p.m., Sept. 26, in Sexton 200. The next CSB Senate meeting will take place 5 p.m., Sept. 28, in Gorecki 120.
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U.S. hikers freed Two U.S. hikers, who have been imprisoned in Iran for the past two years, were freed Wednesday. Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal and Sarah Shourd were arrested in for hiking along the border of Iran and Iraq and were accused of spying. Shourd was released last year, while Fattal and Bauer remained imprisoned.
iPads function as menus iPads and other tablets have a new use as a menu. A new restaurant in California is using iPads to order food. Steakhouses in San Francisco, Chicago and Atlanta already use tablets for customers to order wine and steak.
Users dislike changes Facebook changes have not been received in a positive manner for the most part by users. The social network changed its look to keep users updated with friendsâ€™ posts in an easier way. Other changes include larger photos and the news ticker.
Cantaloupe kills eight people The Centers for Disease Control reports eight people have died from an outbreak of listeria in Colorado-grown cantaloupes. The cantaloupe has sickened 55 people in 14 states. The cantaloupes have been traced to the Jensen Farms in Holly, Colo., which recalled the fruit last week.
Sept. 25 0 11 a.m.-5 p.m. In downtown St. Joseph Great art, food and entertainment including: CSB/SJU Jazz Ensemble, SunPlugâ€™d, Greg Herriges Trio, Two Many Banjos, Stearns County Pachanga Society and the Granite City Cloggers.
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Rain helps firefighters The recent rain in the Boundary Waters wilderness has helped firefighters control the fires ranging in the northeastern area of Minnesota. Firefighting crews were pulled off at Wednesday afternoon. As of that time, the fire was 30 percent contained. Nearly 840 firefighters have been battling the fires since Aug. 18.
Teams ban energy drinks The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Houston Astros are discouraging players from drinking energy drinks and have stopped providing the drinks in the clubhouses. The teams claim that energy drinks are harmful. Players claim that the teams are going too far.
Davis executed Troy Davis, a convict infamous for his 1989 slaying of an off-duty police officer, was executed on Wednesday at prison in Jackson, Georgia. Davis refused to admit his crime, and proclaimed his innocence even as the injection began.
Bodies found in roadway Me x i c a n a u t h o r i t i e s a r e attempting to determine how and why 35 bodies were placed on a busy roadway in Veracruz on Wednesday. Investigators believe that the bodies are a statement made by a local drug cartel.
Dominant new show HBOâ€™s new show Boardwalk Empire won seven Emmy Awards on Sunday night, including the coveted award for best casting. Other big Emmy winners were Modern Family, Game of Thrones and Friday Night Lights.
Boyfriend turned stalker A woman from West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire who was harassed online by a stalker for three years recently found out it was her boyfriend. Her boyfriend pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next month for causing harassment, alarm and distress.
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DEMAND THE DASH:
CSB/SJU students want recognition for both institutions By Hannah Wittmeyer & Will Ranieri email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
T h e U. S . Ne w s & Wo r l d Report recently released its ranking of higher education institutions for 2012. Fortunately, both St. Benâ€™s and St. Johnâ€™s appeared in the top 100 of the Liberal Arts College section. However, the rankings also painfully demonstrated an unjustifiable inequality that persists in our community â€“ the strange fiction that we are somehow separate. St. Johnâ€™s was placed at no. 71, and St. Benâ€™s at no. 90. The assessment may be arbitrary and somewhat opaque, but it is not meaningless. Fellow students: when you begin to ponder the array of post-grad opportunities available to you â€“ especially if you seek a professional degree or competitive fellowship â€“ consider first what limitations your diploma (and, by corollary, your gender) imposes on you. We have been told continuously, nearly to the point of tears, how the CSB/SJU experience was one of â€œtwo schools, one community.â€? We share class-
es, food, books, friends, clubs, departments and advisors. We are, in every conceivable way, one university. Yet, when we reach that final milestone and receive our diplomas, the fiction built around our collegiate life falls away. We will not graduate as one, and our diplomas will show only half of our lives for the past four years. Your diploma will reveal a stark disparity, an institutional bifurcation â€“ or split â€“ that will contradict much of your lived academic experience here. It will not say CSB/SJU (as the website seems to indicate), but simply â€œCollege
of St. Benedictâ€? or â€œSt. Johnâ€™s University.â€? This should infuriate you, especially when you glance back at not only the different ratings for our two schools on U.S. News and World Reportâ€™s publication, but the sheer fact the split suggests: some of you belong to the â€œlesserâ€? institution. That is, the institution that is separately assigned a lower status. What does this mean for a female biology major (the biology department is based at St. Johnâ€™s) that receives a higher cumulative GPA than a male counterpart? Or vice versa for a Johnnie chemistry major that seeks distinction in a CSB department? To future employers and other advanced institutions, the familiar name and corresponding value attributed to that degree might win out. Too bad, Bennies: â€œyour schoolâ€? is simply not as widely known. Try forming a football team. No measurable criteria would suggest that Johnnies occupy a higher academic standing than Bennies. Anybody enrolled in Tom Sibleyâ€™s statistics class will analyze real data sets comparing cumulative GPAs of men and women. The
Missing the meal plan: Embrace Gorecki CSB junior reflects on past years with unlimited plan
By Emily Boeckmann email@example.com
Four weeks into the year and one trip to Gorecki is all it takes to hear students complaining about on-campus dining. I am not out to condemn you â€“ I, too, grew tired of eating the same thing over and over, relying on pizza and pasta as a trusty back up. That being said, I find some of the complaints a bit extreme. Let us be realistic for a second. While I was in Gorecki for brunch, I overheard a CSB student suggest to her mother on the phone that â€œthere was nothing to eat in the dining center.â€? Apparently, her only breakfast option was cereal. To make matters worse, sometimes her brand is not even there, leading to her starvation. What a tragedy. Anybody who has ever had breakfast in Gorecki knows that an only-cereal Gorecki brunch is far from the case. If in fact one cannot find anything to eat, the
Good 2 Go is about five steps away. Who doesnâ€™t like their famous banana bread? As a junior with a limited meal plan, I can only look back longingly at the options underclassmen hold. Sure, the unlimited meal plan did a number on my tuition cost and, yes, the freedom to make whatever you want when you want it is nice, but the reality is that we are all living on a budget that does not include steak. The rare occasions in which we have a complete meal must be planned on a day where we have an hour to spare to stand by the stove stirring pasta and watching the oven.
â€œAs a junior with a limited meal plan, I can only look back longingly at the options underclassmen hold.â€? -Emily Boeckmann, junion
The brutal truth is that our meals are no longer dictated by what Gorecki has to offer but instead by what is going to
expire first. My roommate and I were discussing our meals for the day: mine consisting of eggs and yogurt for both lunch and dinner, and my roommateâ€™s consisting of lettuce, grapes and bananas. This is not because this is our idea of gourmet, but because if we did not eat them, we would throw them out, and groceries are not cheap. The brilliant idea of freezing things that might go bad has been discussed, but four girls and one freezer leads to limited space. Our first trip to Gorecki was shocking in the best sense of the word. Could this really be the same place where we had meals twice a day for the past two years? We felt bad for ever complaining; this was gourmet, the Cadillac of dining. We got our food instantly, and it had not just gone from freezer to microwave to plate. We could choose whatever we wanted, and we did not have to do dishes. Laugh if you will, but this is a big deal. I know Gorecki and the Ref. can get old, but there are so many options between on-campus dining and going out that it really doesnâ€™t have to. Next time youâ€™re standing in line, frowning at the classic grilled cheese just think: you could be eating an a l r e a d y b r o w n banana, questionable yogurt and leftover Easy Mac. Take your pick. This is the opinion of Emily Boeckmann, a CSB junior
average Bennie has a 3.3 GPA; the average Johnnie has a 3.0. Twice (nearly thrice) as many women earn a 4.0. The graduation rate at CSB is 74%; SJUâ€™s is 67%. We do not write this in opposition to Johnnies; rather, we would like our diplomas to be identical. President Mary Ann Baenninger seems to be one of the major figures pushing to maintain the distinction (aside from the â€œboysâ€™ clubâ€? of various Johnnie alumni). Understandably, she wants Bennies to form an identity distinct from SJU and to garner prestige separately.
Where funding and pride are concerned, have at it. But the fact remains: should our diplomas not reflect where the department of the particular degree lies? Should it not reflect the essentially hybrid nature of our education, our joint camaraderie? It strikes us as counterintuitive and needlessly competitive to consolidate an identity in opposition to the â€œ o t h e r s c h o o l .â€? I t would seem rather obvious that there is â€“ and has been â€“ great benefit from interaction. Combining both institutions and the prestigious programs of each would generate absolute gains for both schools. Besides, legal distinctions between the two do not accurately reflect the experience of students at this one and great institution: CSB/SJU. Our request is twofold: at the least, that our diplomas have equal value (regardless of our gender), and that our administrators and outsiders will come to know our schools as we know them â€” inherently intertwined.
This is the opinion of Hannah Wittmeyer, a CSB senior, and Will Ranieri, a SJU senior
Questioning Benedictine Values in CSB Fitness Center
By John Sloan & John Burns firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
CSB/SJU has always been known for their unique and diverse partnership based on the Benedictine Values, especially the value of Communal Living. Even though the two colleges are separated by a minimal distance of three-and-a-half miles, we consistently feel that we are one school and, more importantly, one community. On Sept. 6 an email was sent to the CSB/SJU community regarding a new weight-room policy at St. Benâ€™s. It stated, â€œMondays-Fridays between 4-6:30 p.m. the CSB weight room is restricted to CSB Students Only.â€? The email goes on to state how during this time, St. Benâ€™s trainers conduct strength and conditioning sessions for w o m e nâ€™s i n t e r c o l l e g i a t e and club athletes. The S t . B e nâ€™s w e i g h t - r o o m manager said in an e-mail that, â€œItâ€™s due to the minimal size of the weight-room and high demand that St. Johnâ€™s students canâ€™t enjoy working out during this time period.â€?
Now, one would read this email and think that only CSB sports and club teams would be allowed to use the facility during the allotted time. In reality, this is far from the case. After speaking with other CSB students who are not currently participating in sport activities, we found that those students are welcomed in the weight-room during the restricted time; the new regulation is solely prohibiting males from using the CSB weight-room. If St. Johnâ€™s enacted such a policy in its weightroom, they would undeniably encounter a sexual discrimination allegation. We should focus more on harnessing the integration of these two very special communities. When there is a sports team in the facility, the trainers could simply ask students who are not on a team to use a different machine. In good faith, we believe that Johnnies would be obliged to conform just as we hold doors and give up our seats on the bus for our Bennies. The new policy does not reflect what our perception of the CSB/ SJU â€œcommunityâ€? stands for. The virtues of the community, which we are proud members of, would not alienate half of its numbers before exerting any effort to arrive at a more feasible solution. CSB was built upon, and should endeavor to uphold itself to, a much greater understanding of Benedictine Values.
This is the opinion of John Burns and John Sloan, SJU seniors
Seniors offer social insight â€” â€œfriends, food and â€˜iyiyiyiyâ€™â€?
By Andrew Nicklawsky & Phill Lundberg firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
We are Andrew and Phill, two seniors interested in making you a better Johnnie or Bennie. Having had a righteous college
experience so far, we thought we should give back by sharing our knowledge and opinions on having a successful social life. Our opening column will focus on a brief overview of how to be socially successful on campus. We start with three definitive words: friends, food and â€œiyiyiyiy.â€? Friends, by Facebook definition, are the currency that elevates one to Awesomeness. However, making them can be more challenging. We will admit we are not always the best at first impressions, which is why we let Facebook do it for us. Before meeting someone of importance, simply friend about 200 celebrities on Facebook. With luck,
one or two will accept your proposal, which instantly boosts your own â€œfriendibility.â€? Just imagine walking into class telling everyone you are besties with Scott Disick. Once you have acquaintances, our next suggestion would be to utilize the Barnacle Effect. Latch yourself onto the coolest p e r s o n y o u k n o w and emulate them exactly, whether this is your â€œbroâ€? roommate or Howie Mandel. Like your roommate, use phrases such as â€œLegen - wait for it - dary,â€? or grow a goatee. Also, use the tradition of lying about yourself. Can anyone really prove you are not related to Vinny from Jersey
Shore? After you have friends, you need to keep them. That is where food comes in. Food is pretty self-explanatory. If you have it, everyone will be there eating it â€” unless it is SPAM. Load up on Garyâ€™s Pizza coupons, Easy Mac and Ramen. That is the trifecta of the college student food pyramid and the cornerstone of healthy friendships. If you do not know what â€œiyiyiyiyâ€? is, look up the lyrics to this Cody Simpson song immediately, and memorize them as fast as you can. There is no way to NOT be successful when you can serenade this song from the third floor of a building to a Bennie or Johnnie
below. Seriously, learn this song. Another word of advice: avoid high fives, which only ends in heartache. Phill learned this by dislocating his shoulder during a particularly romantic one, resulting in a messy break-up. Our last piece of advice for this week is to like our Facebook page, â€œThe CSB/SJU Pulse.â€? It will automatically add 10 points to Gryffindor in the Hogwarts House Cup, as well as provide a place for you to leave feedback, suggest future column ideas and other random tidbits. Everyone is doing it. This is the opinion of Andrew Nicklawsky and Phill Lundeberg, SJU seniors
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READERSâ€™ LETTERS Homecoming â€” When the clock strikes 3:50 Dear Editor, In light of the recent student disagreements concerning water bottles, this Saturday brings with it the chance to put aside political differences and participate in a global day of awareness. All over the planet, people are standing up and moving toward a future that is not dependent on fossil fuels. Whether your motives are to preserve our natural landscapes, decrease pollution, gain independence from foreign oil or push for alternative resources before these non-renewables run out, the ultimate goal is the same. This Saturday, Sept. 24th is an international day of calling our fellow humans to action to promote social, economic and environmental justice in our
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QUESTION OF THE WEEK
What is your dream Rat Pak entrance at a Homecoming game?
â€œRide in on a pegasus in a thunder storm to the 50yard line, then hop on an albino cheetah and take a couple laps around the track!â€?
â€œSanta flies from the North Pole, helps us toss coal at our opponents and we giftwrap furbies and pogs for all the good Bennies and Johnnies.â€?
â€œZoom in during the first quarter, riding in the Magic School Bus with Ms. Frizzle, just returning from a class field trip to outer space.â€?
local and global communities called â€œMoving Planet.â€? The CSB/SJU community wants to do their part. When the clock has â€œ3:50â€? left until halftime at the Homecoming football game on Saturday, the Johnnie fans will be spelling out â€œ350,â€? the highest level of CO2 in the atmosphere at which life can be properly sustained. The world is currently at 392 part per million (ppm), the highest level of CO2 in the earthâ€™s history as a result of our uninhibited use of fossil fuels. This is not a political demonstration but a sign of support for the end to an evergrowing global crisis.
CSB/SJU supporters of MN350
Thoughts on a recent protest Dear Editor, I understand that MN C o l l e g e R e p u b l i cans recently held a protest against the new CSB bottled water policy on the grounds that it inappropriately violates free market principles and freedom of choice. I eagerly anticipate what I can only assume will be an inevitable second protest from this group, this time against CSBâ€™s policy of not selling condoms at the CSB bookstore. Clearly, such a policy violates the rights of Trojan and other condom manufacturers to sell their products unencumbered by the professed values of a private
institution. The role of Catholic teaching and Catholic values clearly have no place in the decision-making process of a Catholic college when thereâ€™s money to be made. It matters not that the Church believes in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death, and teaches that pollution, obscene wealth and causing social injustice are mortal sins. I praise the MN College Republicans for their principled stand against Catholic beliefs.
Patrick Edrey SJU â€™04, SOT â€˜13
Alum encourages students to utilize libraries Dear Editor, I graduated from St. Benâ€™s in 2007. Clemens and Alcuin Libraries were two of the places that helped me succeed in my classes. Although I did use the librariesâ€™ books, journals and study spaces, the librarians themselves were key to my success. For example, one time I had almost given up on finding sources. I had searched and searched without finding anything. A friendly librarian noticed my trouble and asked if I needed help. She showed me exactly where to go. All of a sudden, I had plenty of sources. Other times, the librarians showed me how to use microfilm, answered my questions about the college and suggested
things for me to read. I know a lot has changed in the four years since I graduated. People have come and gone, new services have been integrated into the libraries and the website has continued to grow. It is easier than ever to use the librariesâ€™ resources from outside the library. I encourage you to take advantage of all of these features, but even more so, I urge you to ask your librarians for help. Visit them in person, chat with them online, send them a text or call them. They can save you time and effort!
Erin Wentz CSB â€˜07
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SPORTS HOMECOMING 2011
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K?FD8J9IFJJ8IK9I8:<?<DD<C>8IEÂ›kaYifjjXik7ZjYjal%\[lY_\dd\c^Xi7ZjYjal%\[l Top left: The Johnnies charge onto Clemens Field. Bottom left: Head Coach Gagliardi and staff look on. Middle: Junior kicker Jimmy Mattson kicks off. Top right: First-year Andrew Rose makes a tackle against Eau Claire. Bottom left: Senior wide receiver Brent Graboski dives for a pass against Northwestern.
By Ted Kain
This Saturday marks a significant event that is rich with St. Johnâ€™s tradition and is celebrated every autumn â€” the St. Johnâ€™s Homecoming football game. The Johnnies host Augsburg at Clemens Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday, playing their 84th Homecoming game. St. Johnâ€™s has a career 64-17-2 record in their Homecoming games since 1924, but suffered a loss in last yearâ€™s game to St. Thomas, 26-27 in overtime. St. Johnâ€™s won last weekâ€™s MIAC opener against Concordia 28-21 in overtime to go 2-1 overall. The team hoped for something different out of their offense against the Cobbers after being outscored by 28 points in their game against Wisc. Eau Claire on Sept. 10. After giving quarterbacks John Ries and Connor Bruns split time during the first two games of the season, Ries played the entire
game against the Cobbers and went 21 for 25, and threw for two touchdowns and one interception. Senior wide receiver Sam Pederson said it makes a big difference to the offense having one player take the snaps for a full 60 minutes. â€œWeâ€™re clicking a little more,â€? Pederson said. â€œWeâ€™ve struggled back and forth, but it takes time.â€? Despite trying out two quarterbacks, the Johnnies are third in the MIAC in pass offense, totaling 198.3 yards a game in the air. The Johnnies have also been successful with their running game, averaging 150 yards per game on the ground. Junior running back Stephen Johnson and sophomore running back Nick Schneider have carried the load thus far. One area of concern for St. Johnâ€™s is their defense, which ranks second to last in the MIAC in total defense and has given up 205.3 rushing yards per game. Defensive
coordinator Jerry Haugen says that inexperience on the line has contributed to the Johnniesâ€™ woes. â€œ[Senior defensive lineman] Evan Cobb is the only one on our front seven who had started a game before this year,â€? Haugen said. The Johnnies gave many defensive players action during the first three weeks, but Haugen said now itâ€™s down to business. â€œ[We have to] nail down the front seven a little bit and be quicker to the football,â€? Haugen said. Augsburg comes to Collegeville with a 2-0 overall record (1-0 MIAC), including a conference win over Hamline last weekend. But the Johnnies have owned the career series against the Auggies, possessing a 63-7-2 advantage and have won 30 of the last 31 contests. The game will not be a slouch, though. Senior quarterback Marcus Brumm led the MIAC last year in total offense (300.2 yards/game) and passing yards per game
(296.2). Brumm has thrown for 290 yards and one touchdown so far in 2011. Another component of the Auggie offense lies in its running game, as first-year Tyler Maxwell had an impressive collegiate debut against Hamline. The running back from Prior Lake rushed for 173 yards and four touchdowns. Haugen anticipates that Augsburg will use Maxwell to take advantage of the St. Johnâ€™s inexperienced defensive line. No matter what the Auggies throw at the Johnnies, junior defensive back Kevin Wenner says the defense is prepared to step up. â€œSometimes we do too much and we donâ€™t do our jobs,â€? Wenner said. â€œItâ€™s all about trusting each other.â€? In front of a sold-out crowd of alumni, students, family and friends, the Johnnies will certainly have to trust each other in order to earn another Homecoming victory.
Quarterback Battle: Part II
By Anders Palmquist email@example.com
After the 47-19 loss to Wisc. Eau Claire, the most embarrassing loss for the Johnnies in recent memory, concerns have arisen from many players and fans about the direction of the season and who will lead the Johnnie offense. Let us revisit the quarterback options for St. Johnâ€™s. The game manager: John Ries. This junior has excellent clock management skills and leadership qualities necessary to lead the offense. He also has the work ethic of a good quarterback. However, Ries has inferior athletic prowess when it comes to throwing and running. He is the meat-andpotatoes choice. No surprises, methodical and reliable. The playmaker: Connor Bruns. This sophomoreâ€™s strong arm gives him the deep ball threat. It creates a more dynamic offense and utilizes a talented wide receiving core. Bruns can also move well on the ground, which is critical when the pocket collapses. Brunsâ€™ weakness is that he still has accuracy and decision making issues. Attempting to take the top off of the defense does not help the Johnnies if they have frequent three-and-outs. He is the zing in the offense. Big plays can swing momentum to the Johnnieâ€™s favor. Choosing a quarterback is no easy decision. As the most demanding position on the field, the quarterback is constantly in the spotlight. Every decision he makes is
analyzed and criticized, especially if the team is losing. The quarterback shoulders the success of the team. That is why a good quarterback needs to be three things: a good leader, a good decision-maker and a good athlete. The Johnnie coaching staff told players that they would be changing things up for the Concordia-Moorhead game last Saturday Sept. 17. Did they? Ries started and played the entire game last Saturday in Moorhead. The Johnnies beat the Cobbers last weekend 28-21 in overtime. Ries was on target for 21 of 25 passes, which was good for 207 yards with one interception and two touchdowns. Despite the solid performance, I have to ask: how did starting the methodical quarterback shake things up? Ries was sacked six times during the course of the game. To me, that shows that either there was too much pocket pressure and he was unable to scramble, or he held onto the ball too long and missed his chances. If I were a football coach, I would have truly shaken things up and put in Connor Bruns. The Johnnies must have a big-play threat. If they do not, teams like Bethel and St. Thomas will shut down the Johnnie offense. If the Johnnies truly want to win the MIAC and ultimately compete for a national championship, going with the conservative player is not a viable option. Last yearâ€™s defense gave up an average of 15.8 points per game. This year the team is giving up an average of 22.7 per game. In addition the Johnnie defense has been allowing more yards this season; this year opponents are averaging 170.7 pass yards per game and an atrocious 200.5 rush yards per game. Last year, opponents averaged 110.0 rush yards per game and 187.3 pass yards per game, and that was a three-loss season. Thus, the offense will need to score
Above: Sophomore quarterback Connor Bruns and junior quarterback John Ries have battled for the starting quarterback position this year. In their most recent game, John Ries started and played its entirety.
more points this year if we are going to be successful. With Bruns there is an explosive element to the offense. There are big, talented wide receivers on our team who, when given the chance, will go up for the ball and come down with it. This keeps opposing defenses honest. It completely changes the dynamics of a team if they can constantly threaten to score at any time. It is true that Bruns does not have the same game management abilities as Ries, but those abilities come with experience. You cannot teach athletic ability, which is what gives Bruns the edge.
Both players have great character and are well-liked by teammates and fans. It is just not fair to them to string them along for a whole season. It is imperative for the Johnnie football team to pick either Bruns or Ries and end the discussion. Having two options conveys a message that the team is confident in neither player. Once there is a clear candidate, players, fans and coaches be able to rally behind the quarterback. Right now, the quarterback I am willing to rally behind is Connor Bruns. This is the opinion of Anders Palmquist, an SJU senior.
Blazers take on #12 UST By Allie Plunkett
The Blazer volleyball team is off to a good start this season, starting 8-5 (1-0 MIAC) and ranked fifth in the MIAC. On Sept. 17, the Blazers won the Blazer Invitational, defeating Un i v e r s i t y o f M i n n e s o t a Morris 3-1. Senior captain Chelsea Sobieck produced a doubledouble in the tournament with 15 kills and 13 digs. After a successful weekend, the Blazers feel confident about this Fridayâ€™s Homecoming match versus the University of St. Thomas (11-2). The Homecoming match draws parents, classmates, alumni and community members, and the team is excited to play in front of a large crowd. Sobieck is excited that Homecoming and the UST game have fallen on the same day this year. â€œIâ€™m glad itâ€™s UST. Itâ€™s going to be intense and fun. It is our first conference home match. You play better when you play tough teams at home,â€? Sobieck said. First-year setter Taya Kockelman agreed. â€œWe need to get the adrenaline pumping and that means seeing fans there to draw energy from the crowd,â€? Kockelman said. In last yearâ€™s contest, the Blazers fell to the Tommies 3-1. This season, UST is currently ranked twelfth in the nation. In order
to procure a victory, the Blazers have increased their intensity and focus. â€œWe need to challenge ourselves to get better and play at a high level. UST is a very good team, but we also believe that we have a very good team,â€? Head Coach Nicole Hess said.
â€œUST is a very good team, but we also believe that we are a good team,â€? -Nicole Hess, Head Volleyball Coach Hess knows exactly what it will take in order to steal a win from UST. â€œ(We need to) make good plays and keep UST out of their system. Everything that we do, we do together. We will have a great crowd and atmosphere. Hopefully the crowd will help (UST) get out of their system,â€? Hess said. The crowd could play a major role against the talented UST squad. â€œWe have to think of UST as another team; the rivalry has always been there. Our coach has told us that we have never played
this team. They have a lot of new players, and so do we,â€? Sobieck said. Kockelman added that the key to a win was the ability to play well late in the game. â€œThe team needs to finish strong, especially once we reach the twenty-point range.â€? Kockelman said. The success that the Blazers have enjoyed at home may be another important role during the game. The Blazers are a perfect 3-0 at home this year and may need to rely on some home-court magic against UST. The Blazers go into their Homecoming match led by sophomore libero Chelsea Rachel with 235 digs and sophomore outside hitter Lexi Alm with 111 kills. Sobieck is close behind with 109 kills. In total, the Blazer volleyball team has accumulated 510 kills and 701 digs in this season. UST is led by junior defensive specialist Kaitlain Wachter with 237 digs and first-year middle blocker Kelly Foley with 181 kills. The Tommies have earned 649 kills and 868 digs in this season. The statistics alone suggest that this Homecoming match will be memorable. The Blazers will take on the Tommies in the annual CSB/UST showdown, at 7:00 p.m. tonight in the Claire Lynch Hall.
Sophomore middle blocker Kendra Coleman (left) and first-year Alexa Rinde (right) attempt to block a hit against Simpson College in the Blazer Invitational last weekend.
St. Benâ€™s weight room policy stirs discussion
St. Benâ€™s Fitness Center has a policy that only allows females in the weight room from 4:006:30 p.m. has caused much debate around campus. Firstyears through seniors, both men and women, have varying opinions on the issue. The policy has been imple-
mented to meet a higher demand for the CSB weight room and to encourage weight training for female athletes. â€œThe current demand on the weight room facility exceeds the room capacity,â€? Campus Recreation Director Marcia Mahlum said. â€œFirst priority is then given to CSB students. We continue to work on changing the perception that women donâ€™t strength train;
they do. We want to provide a space, place and time for them to do this.â€? Ma l e s t a ff a n d c e r t i fi e d personal trainers are the only other people besides females who are allowed in the weight room during the 4:00-6:30 p.m. time slot. However, the cardio equipment is still open to everyone at all times of the day. â€œThere are definitely times when the policy is necessary,â€? senior personal trainer Sean Dykoff said. â€œEspecially when there are two teams in there, it gets really crowded and the workouts can be thrown off.â€? Another reason for the creation of the policy is to allow women to feel more comfortable when working out. â€œ The reality is that some women feel intimidated lifting around males,â€? Assistant C a m p u s R e c r e ation Director Amanda Anderson said. â€œEven professional gyms, such as Goldâ€™s Gym, have a lifting area for women only.â€? The staff also acknowledged that the policy can still be changed if needed. â€œThe policy is flexible,â€? Assistant Campus Recreation Director Matt Stenson said. â€œIf the amount of people using it from 4:00-6:30 isnâ€™t justifying the policy being in place, then we can change it. But so far, the feedback from intercollegiate and club athletes has been positive.â€? The effectiveness and consequences of the policy will be monitored by the desk attendants and
the personal trainers. â€œThe desk attendantâ€™s do a headcount every half hour,â€? Anderson said. â€œHistorically, 4:00-6:30 has been our busiest time. Matt and his assistants will monitor how much the weight room is being used during this time.â€? The policy has forced males to find other parts of the day to fit their workout in. â€œIâ€™ve noticed more guys in the weight room at night and at the 3:00 time period since the policy has been in place,â€? senior Fitness Center Desk Attendant Chelsea Willson said. Studentsâ€™ reactions to the policy are mixed. â€œI think the reasons for the policy are merited,â€? senior Fitness Desk Attendant Grace Janssen said. â€œBut I can understand the frustration that males feel, especially those who live off-campus. I have received a lot of negative feedback from them.â€? Some males disagree with the policy because they feel discriminated against. â€œI think itâ€™s biased,â€? junior Jack Brandes said. â€œI understand that the weight room is not that big, but if girls can still work out at St. Johnâ€™s, then I should be able to work out at St. Benâ€™s.â€? Athletes such as senior basketball player Cassie Dorschner fully supports the policy. â€œAs an athlete, I feel itâ€™s necessary,â€? Dorschner said. â€œWe only have a select time to get help from our trainers. However, I do understand the controversy about
the policy.â€? Other students support the policy because it creates a more comfortable atmosphere. â€œItâ€™s nice if youâ€™re a girl,â€? sophomore Sami Doty said. â€œI donâ€™t have to worry about anything. Itâ€™s more comfortable and less intimidating.â€? However, some students believe that the policy shouldnâ€™t be based on gender. â€œAs a prior student athlete, the workouts do go smoother when there are less people in there,â€? senior Alex Lenzen said. â€œBut if you restrict it to male nonathletes, then you should restrict it to female non-athletes as well.â€? Some students believe that the policy is a part of a much larger issue on campus. â€œIn general, we are one school with two campuses,â€? senior Eric Herzog said. â€œBut it seems that when itâ€™s convenient, we become two separate schools with one education. And this policy reflects that. I completely disagree with it.â€? The policy also questions whether St. Johnâ€™s would ever implement a similar policy for a male only time period. With the St. Benâ€™s weight room policy only in its infancy, the overall effects will be discovered over a longer period of time. â€œWe canâ€™t really judge yet if there are more or less women using the weight room from 4:006:30 since the policy has been in effect,â€? Dykoff said. â€œThe population fluctuates depending on the day of the week. Only time will tell.â€?
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CSB & SJU Cross Country
Up Next Who: Augsburg When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Collegeville, Minn.
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A sign in the St. Benâ€™s weight room explaining the new policy that no males can lift from 4:00-6:30 PM.
By Nick Zweber
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Volleyball Bethel St. Benâ€™s St. Thomas Augsburg Carleton Concordia Gustavus St. Kateâ€™s St. Maryâ€™s Hamline Macalester St. Olaf
MIAC 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 0-2 0-1 0-2
Overall 10-4 9-5 12-2 6-5 10-4 12-3 10-4 12-2 7-4 6-8 5-10 6-7
MIAC Bethel 1-0 St. Thomas 1-0 Augsburg 1-0 St. Johnâ€™s 1-0 Gustavus 0-0 Carleton 0-1 Concordia 0-1 Hamline 0-1 St. Olaf 0-1
Overall 3-0 3-0 2-0 2-1 0-2 0-2 2-1 0-2 2-1
St. Olaf St. Thomas Hamline Concordia Macalester Augsburg Carleton St. Benâ€™s Bethel Gustavus St. Maryâ€™s St. Kateâ€™s
MIAC 2-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-2-0 0-2-0 0-2-0 0-2-0
SJU Soccer Overall 6-0-1 4-1-0 6-0-1 4-0-2 4-2-1 3-2-1 3-3-0 2-4-0 4-2-1 1-6-0 1-6-0 1-7-0
Augsburg St. Olaf St. Thomas Carleton Gustavus Bethel Macalester Concordia Hamline St. Johnâ€™s St. Maryâ€™s
MIAC 2-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-1-1 0-1-1 0-2-0 0-2-0
Overall 5-0-1 6-1-0 3-1-0 2-3-0 7-1-0 5-1-1 3-4-0 3-3-1 2-4-1 4-3-0 1-4-1
Next Race Event: Wisc. Eau Claire Invitational When: Sept. 30 Where: Colfax, Wisc. Up Next for CSB Event: Blugold Invitational 6K When: Sept. 30 Where: Colfax, Wisc.
CSB & SJU Golf Up Next for SJU Event: Macalester College Invitational (J.V.) When: Sept. 24-25 Where: Chaska, Minn. Up Next for CSB Event: CSB Fall Classic When: Sept. 17-18 Where: St. Cloud, Minn.