70th anniversary of Auschwitz

By Michael Duchesne, Reporter Seventy years ago, Soviet troops marched into Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945. But liberation had come too late for most of the prisoners. “It wasn’t much of a liberation,” said Dr. Edward Macierowski, Philosophy, recent Auschwitz visitor. Before the Soviets reached Auschwitz, Nazis forced roughly 60,000 prisoners to march to nearby […]

Language key to Moroccan life

By Lauren Williams, Reporter In Morocco, it’s normal to meet people who speak four or five languages fluently. “We Moroccans are confused,” said Chaimaa Belfqih, a 23-year-old PhD candidate. “Sometimes we speak Arabic, sometimes French, sometimes English.” Growing up, Moroccan children learn their first language: Moroccan Arabic, a separate dialect from modern-standard Arabic, which they […]

Financial Aid Office: FAFSA now due April 1

By Kaihtlyn Schlachter, Online Editor A change in an important financial aid deadline could affect students’ eligibility for assistance. BC’s financial aid office is implementing an April 1 deadline for FAFSA submissions, said Tony Tanking, Financial Aid director. In previous years, the college used a recommended date, but this is the first year there will […]

Abbey mourns Fr. Bruce Swift

By Rachel Lanz, Reporter Fr. Bruce Swift, OSB, died early Christmas Day, coming from holy hour to Morning Prayer. “Fr. Bruce understood that he couldn’t give what he hasn’t received,” said Abbot James Albers. “Holy hour fed him.” Robert Lee Swift was born Dec. 17, 1932 in Springfield, Missouri. He was one of triplet boys. […]