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Drag is Making a Comeback at BSU

By Kelsey Jacobson After three years of not having a Drag Show at Bemidji State University, the Phoenix Club, BSU’s gay-straight alliance on campus, has decided to bring back drag in an attempt to challenge students and the community. The goal is also to break down the stereotypes of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]

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70th Annual Funtastic Dance Follies Soon to Take the Stage

By Whitney Jackson Beginning on Thursday, April 21st at 7 pm, the Funtastic Dance Follies will kick off their 70th annual performance, making the event the second longest tradition at BSU, behind the football team. The event, which will be held at the Bemidji State University Basketball Gym, will be filled with students, alumni, community […]

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Headwaters Film Festival is One to Remember

Photos by Kristina Malterud On Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1 the Headwaters Film Festival took place on campus at BSU. The festival is a student-run initiative, with nearly 30 students on board producing the event.                

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Ralphie May Ready to Make Bemidji Laugh

By Melissa Mathies Ralphie May has been making people laugh since he was 13 years old. He always knew that performing was something he was born to do. “Yeah. I got into it early,” he said. “I was good with jokes, jokes liked me and I liked doing them.” May’s favorite part of performing is […]

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Get Ready to Laugh, Bemidji!

By Melissa Mathies Ralphie May, famous comedian from Tennessee, will be coming to the Sanford Center in Bemidji on April 9th to perform his newest show “Ralphie May: Unruly.” The comedian who is known for his crude comedy style will be performing at 7 p.m. that night. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Ralphie […]

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Local Tattoo Artist Finds Her Niche

By Kelsey Jacobson Mindy Bjork, a junior tattoo artist, recalls the day she received her temporary license to work alongside Mike Wiltse, owner and senior artist of Your Mom’s Tattoo Atelier. To celebrate, Bjork let Wiltse tattoo a jellyfish on her leg. “When I get a tattoo from him, it’s a treat,” said Bjork as […]

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A Heads Up on the Festival of Nations

By Andrea Nadeau & Jessie Battistini The Festival of Nations is coming up on April 13th this year, falling on a Wednesday and beginning at 4 pm, lasting until 8 PM. There is a bit of change from last year when it was on a weekend, but this change will hopefully attract more students to […]

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Vinyl is Making a Comeback

Story and photos by Kelsey Jacobson When it comes to music, students these days are wanting to get their hands on vinyl records. They want to hear their favorite bands with true, raw sound instead of the new and advanced technology of today, such as cellular devices. Vinyl is starting to make a comeback and […]

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English-Organized Event Aims to Foster Community

By Brad Tramel Coffee, cookies, and conversation were abundant at the English department’s first ever Coffeehouse Gathering March 3rd in the Lower Union’s Scandinavian Room. Politics, literature, and the Study Abroad program dominated the two-hours-long conversation between both students and faculty across multiple departments. The Coffeehouse Gathering will serve as a replacement event for the […]

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ZZ Top—Bringing the Blues to Bemidji

By Kelsey Jacobson ZZ Top will be bringing the blues live to Bemidji at the Sanford Center on March 28th, beginning at 7 pm for the band’s 2016 Hell Raisers’ Tour. The Hell Raisers’ Tour will kick off in mid-March with the band traveling to North America and then to Europe. Bemidji will be their […]

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