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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
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Students Explore Opportunities at the BOB

by Shane Neumann [caption id="attachment_5911" align="alignnone" width="600"] BSU Students Hunter Richardson (L) and Garret Ober (R) spread awareness for the American Fisheries Society. Interested students L to R: Sophie Arhart, Laura Kipf, Emily Wollenweber, and Kalina Cole. Shane Neumann/The Northern Student[/caption]   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
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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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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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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 Residential Life Randy Ludeman, Health Education Coordinator Jay Passa, Student Center for Health and Counseling
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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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“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 their likes and dislikes and how to interrupt harassment- whether it be experienced directly or
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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 his fiancé Shelby Harden didn’t think it was so crazy. Harden, who’s from Alabama, was
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BSU Opens Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

[caption id="attachment_5813" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A student studies for her next class in the new center. Photo by Sarvika Shetty.[/caption] 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