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A New Law is Pending for Skateboarders and Long-boarders

Jillian Gandsey | Staff Writer | 11-2-2011 Excellent news is potentially in store for those who enjoy the hobby of skateboarding or long-boarding.  Student senate has begun to make progress toward the legalizing skateboards and long-boards on campus.  Co-presidents Charlie Woodson and David Andrade have been working eagerly since the beginning of the fall semester for this mode of transportation to be an option to students. “It’s the new bicycle,”
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Public Safety Reports 10/23-10/30

Compiled by Mike Chambers | Managing Editor | 11-01-2011 10/23  Biohazard A biohazrad worker was called to clean vomit from a bathroom floor in Tamarack Hall. Maintenance Maintenance was notified of a malfunctioning alarm in the Lower Union. 10/24 Maintenance Maintenance was notified of a clogged toilet in Oak Hall. Maintenance Maintenance was notified of a faulty door in Oak Hall. Maintenance Maintenance was notified of problems with the lights
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BSU Experiments With Free National Newspapers

[caption id="attachment_958" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Stands like these are spread around campus, offering the campus community a free source of news."][/caption] Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 10-29-2011 At the base of the main staircase in the Hobson Memorial Union sits a row of old newspaper stands.  For the most part, they are empty or unused, but recently, a new addition was made to the steadfast set of newsstands.  A white,
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Public Safety Reports 10/17-10/23

Compiled by Kim Powell | Editor-in-Chief 10/17 Larceny, Theft Public Safety and Bemidji Police Department responded to a theft complaint at NTC. An enclosed trailer had been broken into and several tools were stolen Alarm, Fire Public Safety and Bemidji Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Hagg Sauer Hall. The alarm was caused by a steam leak. Maintenance Maintenance was notified that there was no hot water in
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Birch Construction; Temporarily Inconvenient, Improvement for the Long Run

Peder Aalgaard | Staff Writer | 10-20-2011 Birch Hall is currently being renovated, leaving students with one less dormitory to live in. The hall was originally built in 1950 and is the oldest dormitory on campus. Many of its features are outdated, such as an old steam heating system. The other issue was with the piping in the building: The poor condition of the pipes was enough to require replacing
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BSU Banners Unify Campus Look, Message

[caption id="attachment_900" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="One of the banners recently installed along Birchmont Drive"][/caption] Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 10-19-2011 One of the new additions to campus this semester are the BSU street banners that have been constructed along the eastern side of Birchmont Drive. There are ten of them that stretch from the far end of the Bangsberg Hall parking lot to the American Indian Resource Center.  According to
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Homecoming Week Comes and Goes: CAB Looks Back on Last Week’s Events

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 10-14-2011 The week of BSU’s Homecoming has come and gone, leaving the Campus Activities Board (CAB) to look back and review the week of events they put together to celebrate the university’s alumni.  This year’s homecoming began on October 3rd and lasted until the 8th, and featured a different campus-wide event each day.  Kicking off the week was the homecoming coronation, which began at
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Phoenix Gathers for National Coming Out Day Discussion

Kim Powell | News Editor | 10-13-2011 Bemidji State University’s gay-straight alliance group, the Phoenix, held a discussion panel on National Coming Out Day (NCOD) in Hagg-Sauer 100 where several students listened to coming out stories and asked questions. NCOD is an internationally observed civil awareness day held on October 11 since 1988. “While sexual orientation is a big part of who you are, it’s not the only part,” said
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Sanford Hall Testing Center Closing

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 03/30/2011 Sanford Hall’s testing center will be closing at the end of March, leaving many students to search elsewhere for their testing sites. The testing center in Sanford Hall offered the CLEP, GRE, PRAXIS I and TOEFL tests. The CLEP, a college-level examination program, allows students to demonstrate their skills in various areas and receive credit. The GRE, or Graduate Record Examination, is required
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Rosenstone Chosen as New MnSCU Chancellor

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 02/09/2011 The search for the new Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) chancellor concluded on February 2 when Steven Rosenstone was selected. Through WebEx conferencing, the BSU campus community was able to observe and take part in the process. The search for a new chancellor began with the formation of a committee back in July of 2010. The nationwide search was focused on three