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Winter Olympics breakdown

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:53:42 +0000

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are expected to cost about $13 billion. Learn more as Designer Keely Gregory breaks down the best stats from this year's global contest.

Valentine’s Day by the numbers

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 03:22:15 +0000

An estimated $19.6 billion will be spent this year on Valentine's Day. Designer Keely Gregory lays out some of the numbers associated with the February holiday.

Super Stats: Behind the numbers of Super Bowl LII

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 03:23:51 +0000

The upcoming Super Bowl is expected to earn over $330 million in revenue. Learn more as Design Manager Christine Hastings breaks down some of the numbers surrounding Super Bowl LII.

Blue moon, supermoon, total lunar eclipse rolled into one

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 03:11:10 +0000

Much of the world will get to see, a blue moon, supermoon and a total lunar eclipse all rolled into one Wednesday morning. There hasn't been a triple lineup like this since 1982, and the next won't occur until 2037.

Be SMART: Keeping your New Year’s resolutions

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:43:00 +0000

Creative design manager Christine Hastings explains some acronymous tips for keeping your 2018 resolutions.

The Twelve Days of Christmas’ hefty price tag

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 01:57:32 +0000

Each year PNC Financial Services calculates how much the items in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" song would cost today.

Twin Cities winter events calendar

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:06:39 +0000

Designer Christine Hastings looks at the most popular holiday events in the Twin Cities this winter.

Christmas tree-lighting ceremony illuminates campus

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:33:45 +0000

The Anderson Student Center and the lower quad shone bright Wednesday evening at St. Thomas' annual tree-lighting ceremony.

Anderson Student Center Christmas Tree: By the numbers

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:42:08 +0000

Designer Christine Hastings looks at the statistics behind the Anderson Student Center's Christmas tree.

The best coffee shops around campus

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:03:43 +0000

Designer Christine Hastings looks at the best coffee shops around the St. Thomas campus.