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The Capital’s Christmas Tree Begins its Tour

By Emilie Brouse This year’s Christmas tree for the U.S. Capitol Tour arrived from Chippewa National Forest on Thursday, October 30. It was stored and prepared for the tour at Bemidji State’s John Glas Fieldhouse. It was sent on its journey to the U.S. Capitol on Monday, November 3. The tree’s sendoff was scheduled for […]

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East Coast Rebuilds After Superstorm Sandy

Bill Stafford | Columnist | 12-04-2012 The eyes of many Americans were glued to the television Oct. 22 due to the fourth and final presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida, but just south of Jamaica a low pressure system was developing into something that would steer our attention away from politics to the safety of […]

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Students will finally stop getting fliers under their doors and campaign calls during class: Election Results

11-07-12 | Edited and written by Eve Lang Reporting provided by Reporting and Writing class members:  Jamison St. Germain, Claire Tsuji, Taylor Gustafson, Danielle Carty, Anthony Nichols, Lauren DePaulis, Meghan Jewett, Emma Li, Sameli Makela, Arne Mostad-Jensen , Hope Slusar, Daniel Swenson, Andrew Paygar-Flangiah, Michael Bollinger, Kristen Holmquist, Garrett Prochask, Calissa Treat In Minnesota, two state […]

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Rick Santorum Makes a Stop in Bemidji

Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 2-6-2012 Sunday was an eventful day for the small city of Bemidji.  Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum came to gather the support of all those in town, making stops at St. Philips Church, Bemidji Woolen Mills, Cool Threads, and the Sanford Center where he gave a final speech. Although […]

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Super Bowl: A Rematch of the Classic

Alex Berg | Sports Editor | 2-5-2012 Super Bowl 46, which is this Sunday in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium, is a rematch of Super Bowl 42; when the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots 17-14 to deny them of a 19-0 season. Before we go back to that game, let us take […]

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Black Friday: A Marathon of Sales, Lines, and Coffee

Kim Powell | Editor-in-Chief | 11-25-2011 Shoppers: Set your alarm clocks, get in line early, and trample your way through the crowd—it’s Black Friday. The one day of the year when moms and daughters and sisters alike rally to get their shopping done in record-setting time while the men sleep in, shaking their heads at […]

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Proposed Pell Grant Cuts Threaten Students’ Education

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 11-4-2011 Five hundred and fifty thousand students face elimination from Pell Grant eligibility next year with the proposal of the FY12 Labor-HHS bill, and by 2017 that number will extend to over a million. If Congress provides funding that is insufficient to fund the maximum Pell Grant, this bill […]

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BSU Experiments With Free National Newspapers

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 10-29-2011 At the base of the main staircase in the Hobson Memorial Union sits a row of old newspaper stands.  For the most part, they are empty or unused, but recently, a new addition was made to the steadfast set of newsstands.  A white, three-tiered shelf now stands in […]

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Phoenix Gathers for National Coming Out Day Discussion

Kim Powell | News Editor | 10-13-2011 Bemidji State University’s gay-straight alliance group, the Phoenix, held a discussion panel on National Coming Out Day (NCOD) in Hagg-Sauer 100 where several students listened to coming out stories and asked questions. NCOD is an internationally observed civil awareness day held on October 11 since 1988. “While sexual […]

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Physical Newspapers Still in Demand

Dallas Steffen | Staff Writer | 3/23/2011 The public does not support newspapers as it once did.  Over the last decade, most surveys report a change in the public’s preferences of media from traditional media, such as newspapers and radio, to new media such as Internet news articles and social media.  In 2008, The Pew […]

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