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MOVIE REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

dir. David Yates by Dakota Drobnicki More like this movie is a crime! Hahaha GET IT?!?!? No, but seriously. My own experience with the Harry Potter franchise was a rocky road of sorts. First off, I never completed any of the books because I ain’t about that long book series life. However, I watched Sorcerer’s Stone up to Prisoner of Azkaban as an impressionable lad and fell in love with
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dir. Julius Avery by Dakota Drobnicki Take a look at the theater listings today: a couple established franchises staking their claims on the public once again, another expensive live-action Disney film that was dead on arrival, and an outlying refreshment in the form of Bad Robot’s zombie war film Overlord. Take a good look and bask in the theatrical presence of a film like this before its kind disappears entirely 
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A World of Music at the Carl O. Thompson Memorial Concert

by Dakota Drobnicki [caption id="attachment_5960" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Director Scott Guidry (r) conducts the Blue Ice Jazz Band at the 2018 Carl O. Thompson Memorial Concert.[/caption] BEMIDJI – The groups at the Carl O. Thompson Memorial Concert this Sunday rocked yet another performance at Bangsberg Hall—with a packed house to boot. The Chamber Singers and the Bemidji Choir began the festivities with sets under the direction of Dr. Dwight Jilek. The
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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 to take advantage of the weather because it gets really cold very soon,” Shetty said. “This

Movie Review: Love, Simon

By Kendra Hacker Love, Simon is the coming-of-age love story the world has been waiting for. Released on March 16, 2018, the movie already has a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With powerful performances by Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jennifer Garner, along with many others, I couldn’t help but be sucked into the movie. This movie truly captivated the struggles of coming to terms with one’s sexuality during high school
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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 100. Admission is $5 for students and $7 for general admission. In its fourth year
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Locally Shot Film Review: No Blood of Mine

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUqSFOfawXE[/embed] 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 easy to catch local’s attention while incorporating facts about Minnesota’s history throughout the movie.
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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 four-year advisor for the Headwaters Film Festival, commented on the diversity of the films, “The
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Hey Bemidji!

[caption id="attachment_5828" align="alignright" width="300"] Hey Bemidji! Host Madeline Hodgkins, left, interviews Lillian Greenawald, right, about gender.[/caption] Bemidji State University’s student-run FM-90 radio station has started a new radio show called Hey Bemidji! BSU student host Madeline Hodgkins describes it as, “a political radio show where we discuss issues both nationally and on campus.” Every week the show will include guest speakers to talk about issues surrounding diversity, equality and other
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Headwaters Film Festival Presents: 10 Iconic 80s Movies

by Dakota Drobnicki For this year's Headwaters Film Festival (Mar. 29 and 30) theme, BSU is sporting an 80s retro vibe complete with screenings of Back to the Future and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. While we wait for the festival to come, let's take a look at some other movies that affected or reflected the culture of the 1980s. 1. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Would the all-time best Star