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MOD Squad Provides Services for Dogs and Owners

By Kelsey Jacobson MOD Squad, a program led by volunteers working with dogs who exhibit behavioral problems, began in June 2014 locally in Bemidji. The program was able to get off the ground due to a grant Great River Rescue received from the Best Friends Animal Society . The Director of Great River Rescue, Brandon Mustful, […]

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Fifth Annual Undie Run Takes Place at BSU

By Bailey Wright Beavers are stripping down to their undies, literally. On Thursday April 21, Bemidji State’s Student Senate hosted its fifth annual Undie Run at 5pm. Students gathered around Lakeside Lawn to participate in a one mile run around several campus buildings. Along the mile long course there were four bins for runners to […]

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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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Annual Walk/Run for Sexual Violence Awareness Soon to Take Place

By Rebecca Carvell On April 30th the 9th annual Walk/Run will take place at the Sanford Center. It is $30 to register at zapevent.com. Last year the event had 90 participants and over 20 volunteers helping to run the event. Coordinator, Donna Heck, works in the Bemidji office for Support Within Reach and has said […]

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Angry Beavers Rugby Hires New Coach

By Ryan Pietruszewski Patrick Schwartz was hired last month to fill the head coaching position of the Bemidji State men’s rugby team. The Angry Beavers are a division two team that was founded in 2004. The team president and player coach, Jeff Sprunk, announced Schwartz’s hiring on March 3. Originally from the iron range, Schwartz […]

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BSU Tennis Team Ties for Most Wins in Program History

By Ellen Lescarbeau The Bemidji State Women’s Tennis team is now 10-4 after a 2-0 weekend on the road with wins over Minnesota State University Moorhead and the University of Mary. With their wins in tow, the team has taken one step closer to earning a spot in the 2016 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship […]

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Culture Shock Club–Bringing Diversity to BSU

By Kelsey Jacobson Harley Waller, President of Culture Shock, met Dr. Yongsok Kim, professor of Criminal Justice, while she was waiting for a package in Pine Hall. She saw that Dr. Kim was on his computer typing in Korean and they soon got to talking about starting a group on campus that involved students from […]

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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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