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A Northern Student How-To: Pack and Study

By Bethany Erickson During finals week you really should be focused on the tests you have left to take and be spending time with the people you won’t see again until next fall.  When you’re not focused on these things though, you also need to think about packing up all of the stuff you managed to fit into your shoe-box of a room. Balancing all of this can be stressful,
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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, did research about the MOD Squad in , Waukesha, WI at the Humane Animal Welfare
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Graduating Seniors Give Advice to Underclassmen

By Ellen Lescarbeau With the school year coming to a close, most students are anxious and excited. For some, the end of the school year means moving on to the next step in school. For others, it means moving on to the next chapter of their lives. Some graduating seniors offered up some wise words of advice for the underclassmen that will soon be in their shoes before they know
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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 dispose of the clothing that they would like to donate. “In the past people have
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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 transgender) Community, while opening the discussion towards what it means to represent a different gender
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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 members, and coaches of all ages, dancing and smiling as they entice and impress the
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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 that the main goal of the event is to spread awareness and to help the
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End of the Year Motivation Boosters

By Kenzie Nordquist As the spring semester comes to a close and spring fever is in the air, it can be difficult to stay motivated to focus on school work and finish out the semester strong. There are a few things, however, that can help you strive and make the best out of the last few weeks. If you’re feeling restless and can’t concentrate on those final papers due to
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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 played professional hockey in Germany before his knee blew out and he transitioned to rugby.
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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 Sunday that will take place April 23-24 at the Oakdale Village Tennis Center in Minnetonka,