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BSU’s International Student Organizations Hosts First Ever Welcome Picnic

by Shane Neumann BEMIDJI— The International Student Organization (ISO) gave new international students the chance to explore new opportunities and friendships at their first-ever welcome back picnic. The picnic took place Friday Sept 14th at 5-7 PM in Diamond Point Park. Sarvika Shetty, the President of the ISO, helped plan the event and was excited for what was in store. “First we just wanted […]

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Students Explore Opportunities at the BOB

by Shane Neumann   BEMIDJI — BSU hosted another successful Beaver Organization Bash with 70 student organizations participating. It’s ten more than they had last year. Josey Fog, the Associate Director for Hobson Memorial Union and coordinator for the event, is happy to see the upward trend. “The Beaver Organization Bash is always going to […]

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The Community Appreciates A Day At BSU

By Dakota Drobnicki BEMIDJI – Turnout exceeded expectations at BSU’s 2018 Community Appreciation Day, with over 3,000 attendees filling the walkways between Hagg-Sauer Hall and the Hobson Lower Union. “I’m pretty impressed,” says primary coordinator Jana Wolff, “I would say each year we get more and more people.” Students, staff and local families engaged with […]

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The Phoenix to Host Drag Show

by Abbie Edman Some students take a break from studying for finals by going for a walk or visiting with friends, but students at Bemidji State University will have the chance to go to drag show for their study break. Hosted by the Phoenix Club, the show is 7 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 26 in Hagg-Sauer […]

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BSU Says Yes to Affirmative Consent

by Stacey Kaslon Approximately, 100 BSU students and student leaders gathered last night in Hagg-Sauer 100 for the Affirmative Consent Panel sponsored by BSU Student Senate and Support Within Reach Sexual Violence Resource Center. Moderated by Student Senate President Aash Ullah, the panel featured Support within Reach Prevention/Volunteer Coordinator Emily Schlecht, Director of Housing and […]

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Locally Shot Film Review: No Blood of Mine

By Kendra Hacker After watching No Blood of Mine, it’s no wonder that it was awarded the Best Narrative Feature at the Frozen Film Festival in St. Paul, MN in 2017. No Blood of Mine was shot in Minnesota, making it realistic for Minnesota natives. With local locations and cities, like Bemidji and Duluth, it’s […]

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Back to Headwaters Film Festival

By Daltyn Lofstrom International student films were screened throughout both days of the Headwaters Film Festival, hosted by the Integrated Media Department at the Upper Deck March 28th and 29th. The film of the evening of the 29th, “Back to the Future,” inspired the “Back to Headwaters Film Festival” theme and layout. Debra Sea, the […]

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“Relationships, Communication and Boundaries” with Diane Long

By Kendra Hacker This week, Sexual Responsibility week took over BSU, providing a series of student-centered events that are focused on empowerment training. Diane Long, a self-defense lecturer, spoke Tuesday night in Hagg-Sauer Hall 100 about relationships, communication and boundaries to over 100 students. Long had an interactive presentation that helped students learn to communicate […]

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BSU Students Hit the Icy Water at Brrrmidji Polar Plunge

Story by CJ Baumgartner, Andrew Kucera, Eric Marvel, Ashley Reynolds, Tucker Swanson, Josephine Terry, Judson Tharin (students in Media Writing II class) Bemidji, Minn.— When Bemidji State University graduate student Alex Kong’a first heard about people willingly jumping into the frigid lake for the Brrrmidji Polar Plunge, he thought it was a crazy idea. But […]

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BSU Opens Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By Kendra Hacker The BSU Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion had its official opening Jan. 11 at the Upper Hobson Union with a ribbon cutting. Located between the Student Senate offices and the Union information desk, this student-led initiative was originally thought up 11 years ago, but it wasn’t until recently that the idea […]

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