Car tail lights at night

Nick and Bekka

How a hit-and-run forever changed the lives of two students (and everyone who knows them).
President Julie Sullivan

Embracing and Enhancing Diversity

The new strategic plan, unveiled last winter, focuses on increasing diversity within the St. Thomas community and incoming freshman classes.
St. Thomas Summer


Published poet Tracy Youngblom ’96 shares one of her pieces with the St. Thomas community.

Depth of Field: WineHaven

Photographer Mike Ekern explored WineHaven, a Chisago City winery and vineyard run by Kyle Peterson.

Family Vine

Two family-run wineries have found their niche in a busy and rapidly expanding marketplace.

A Tommie’s Neverland

Nick Dahlen '16 finds "faith, and trust, and pixie dust" under the big top at Circus Juventas.
Erik Nielsen

When Tragedy Comes to Campus

Interim vice president for student affairs, Karen Lange, reflects on the sudden death of sophomore Erik Nielsen and the campus-wide response to the tragedy.
Frank DeAngelis

Saying Goodbye to Columbine

Videographer Chris Hansen ’09 followed principal Frank DeAngelis during his final year at Columbine High School.
Sousada Chidthachack

For the Love of Math

Sousada Chidthachack’s ’06 family escaped Communist Laos and a refugee camp in Thailand. Now she’s ready to open doors for young women and minorities in mathematics.
Semhar Araia

From Here to Eritrea

Semhar Araia ’99 began her activism at a young age and now works to advance the role of women in leadership positions.
Andrew Duff

A Proud Lifer

Trustee Andrew Duff aspired to work for Piper Jaffray & Hopwood as a teenager and that dream never went away. He was hired by Piper after graduating from Tufts. After 34 years, he's still there and has served as its chairman and CEO for more than a decade.
School of Law alum Mike Hanson hikes the appalachian trail

Trail of Discovery

Blind since infancy, Mike Hanson ’87, ’05 J.D. was used to overcoming challenges. Then he decided to hike the entire Appalachian Trail.
Terry Nichols

Death and the Afterlife

In February 2014, I found myself seated with 20 other students who had likely asked themselves the same question. Yet despite fleeting reservations and a lot of careful thinking about what I could learn from a class focused on what humans don’t know and can’t prove with science, I was convinced that this was the place to be.
Anna Rosenthal

From Plant to Paint

Botanical artistry is not for the impatient, which makes it all the more extraordinary that sophomore Anna Rosenthal has been painting the natural world since she was 14.
Mitch Kieffer St. Thomas Mag

Pain Is A Battlefield

Three years ago, Mitch Kieffer’s military SUV was attacked in Iraq. After dozens of surgeries and procedures, he is still dogged by chronic, debilitating pain. But that hasn’t stopped Kieffer ’07 from becoming the ultimate warrior.
Nice Ride

Hey, Nice Ride!

Two geography students find out what makes those distinctive lime green bikes so ubiquitous around the Twin Cities.
Patrick Ryan

‘Take Care of Your Customer’

A bright yellow pickup truck is parked on the third floor of a downtown Minneapolis office building, and to a stranger it doesn't fit into the maze of cubicles that stretch as far as the eye can see. "Ryan Lumber and Coal Co.," reads the lettering on the truck. "Everything to Build Anything."
Tina Wu

Hidden Talent

Taiwanese student Tina Wu continues a family tradition of calligraphy.
Bob Hilgers 105 year old

A Witness To Our History

Bob Hilgers '32--a former student, teacher and adviser--celebrates 105 years of a life well-lived.
Max Behna

Poised For What Comes Next

In fall 2010, this magazine profiled seven incoming freshmen with a story to tell. We find out how things have changed as they prepare for a world of opportunities.