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The Community Appreciates A Day At BSU

By Dakota Drobnicki [caption id="attachment_5893" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The walkway leading to Hagg-Sauer Hall fills with attendees early on into this year's Community Appreciation Day. Shane Neumann/The Northern Student[/caption] 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
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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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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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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,
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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. [caption id="attachment_4718" align="alignnone" width="300"] Hana Kim prepares for the Headwaters Film Festival to begin.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4720" align="alignnone" width="300"] Hannah Cook and Michelle Bennett breathe a sigh of relief that all of their
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BSU Cheerleading Tryouts Soon to Begin

By Carli-Rae Manjorin Bemidji State University will be hosting tryouts next month for Football, Basketball and Hockey Cheerleading on April 30th from 12pm-5pm in the Gillett Recreation Center, on campus. In order to participate in tryouts, you must also participate in the cheerleading clinics, on April 26th, 28th and 29th from 6-8pm in John Glas Fieldhouse. New to this year is Basketball Cheer and will be an addition to Football
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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 making people laugh. “Not just audible laughter, but when you get people swaying from laughing