A Look Back Into The Cable Archives 4/7/2017
April 8, 1994: The Student Senate election committee initially withheld the tallies for the election results, raising issues regarding to Senate’s control over public information. Senate said they withheld the results to avoid hurting the losing candidates feelings, and finally released the ranking of the candidates, but not the number of votes each candidate received.
April 4, 1997: A questionnaire was sent out to the student community via email regarding St. Scholastica’s potential plans to cut the theatre program. Many students expressed their support of the theatre program in saying it would be impossible to be a liberal arts school without it. Some students went as far to propose cuts to the baseball and physical therapy programs, saying theatre was just as important.
April 7, 2006: Students had been denied jobs both on and off campus due to information and photos posted on Facebook specifically involving alcohol. For example, there was a Facebook group called SDUS, or Scholastica Underage Drinking Society, which had over 150 members. Students were warned to mindful of what they post online and to increase their privacy settings.
April 4, 2008: The Communication and Theatre Arts Chair would not be returning the following year after claiming false credentials. The professor had falsely claimed to have earned a Ph.D. in speech communication at Southern Illinois University two years previous, though several telephone calls to the registrar’s office confirmed he was never awarded the degree.
April 8, 2011: St. Scholastica geared up for its seventh Stockfest, in the Reif Gymnasium. Performing was Sara Bareilles, Trevor Hall, Elizabeth and the Catapult, and Ximena Sarinana, differing from the rock groups in years past.
April 4, 2014: Laura Bakken joined the College of St. Scholastica’s Division III football team as a sophomore, becoming the first female collegiate football player in Minnesota. She decided to give it another shot after being kicked out of the meeting to join her middle school team. She thought she’d be a good kicker after several years in soccer, and began off-season lifting. She was able to join the team despite her gender.
Compiled by Cable reporter Abigail Blonigen