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The year of the dragon

By Maraea Mason GUEST WRITER Benedictine’s Asia Institute celebrated the Chinese New Year in the Fifth Annual Festival of Asia last Friday. The event was celebrated through various areas of art such as songs, instrumentals, fashion, food, traditional dance and martial arts. “Each year is getting better,” said Carol Sweet executive director of global and … Continue reading

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Kiss FM DJ hosts welcome back toga party

By Claire Kositzky, Staff Writer Benedictine University’s Programming Board hosted a toga party that featured DJ Special K from 103.5 KISS FM at Coal Ben to welcome students to the spring semester. Special K played music for guests to enjoy while hosting dance competitions, raffles and other contests. Students won prizes such as Benedictine University … Continue reading

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Remembering MLK

by Farwah Rizvi, STAFF WRITER and Taylor Hoppe, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR   BenU held its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast yesterday. A full house of patrons attended to hear keynote speaker Mawi Asgedom recollect anecdotes from his life and how Martin Luther King Jr. inspired him. Asgedom’s speech started with a little bit of … Continue reading

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BenU police officers recognized

by Taylor Hoppe, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Four Benedictine University Police Officers have been recognized for their services at BenU. “This is the first actual Chief’s Recognition for outstanding service,” commented Benedictine University Police Chief Michael Salatino. “We wanted to let the community know what officers are doing and wanted to publicly acknowledge them,” Salatino added. … Continue reading

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Illinois Traffic Safety

by Claire Kositzky, STAFF WRITER To reduce accidents, speeding and drinking and driving, Benedictine University will be beginning its participation in the Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge this semester. “The Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge is a yearlong traffic safety program that focuses on three major areas: occupant protection, impaired driving and speeding. We plan to participate … Continue reading