Opinion Student Life

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone in Bemidji

By Kale Hennek Stepping out of your comfort zone can be a touchy subject for some, because your comfort zone is the place where you feel you have total control and complete familiarity with your surroundings. Admittedly, most people would rather live within the confines of their comfort zone, but people also ignore the fact that if you never leap the boundaries that have been created, you will never experience
Opinion Student Life

With Love from Bemidji

By Calissa Treat [twitter url="http://www.northernstudentonline.com/2015/02/07/with-love-from-bemidji/" float="left"][fbshare url="http://www.northernstudentonline.com/2015/02/07/with-love-from-bemidji/"][linkedin_share url="http://www.northernstudentonline.com/2015/02/07/with-love-from-bemidji/"]   There is one day every year that is set aside just for love. It is filled with red and pink shirts, ties, heart-shaped sugar candies with “Be Mine” written on them. It seems as though there are red roses on every corner and boxes of chocolate stuffed in cases. It’s a day full of clichés, but what’s not to love about
Campus Opinion Student Life

BSU Nursing Students Camped Outside for Homeless Awareness Week

By Kelsey Jacobson [twitter url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/11/20/bsu-nursing-students-camped-outside-for-homeless-awareness-week/" float="left"][fbshare url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/11/20/bsu-nursing-students-camped-outside-for-homeless-awareness-week/" type="button"][linkedin_share url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/11/20/bsu-nursing-students-camped-outside-for-homeless-awareness-week/"] [hr] On Monday night, a group of 15 nursing students battled it out in the cold to help bring awareness to a problem that is seen in Bemidji—homelessness. The nursing students came dressed for the cold weather from head to toe. Each was prepared with blankets, sleeping bags, tents, and food when 6 pm arrived. The lower union was open for
Opinion Outdoors

The Next Big Thing in Drop Shotting

By Samuel Moore [twitter url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/10/09/the-next-big-thing-in-drop-shotting/" float="left"][fbshare url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/10/09/the-next-big-thing-in-drop-shotting/" type="button"][linkedin_share url="http://northernstudentonline.com/2014/10/09/the-next-big-thing-in-drop-shotting/"] [hr] Whether it is a new advancement in rod making, a new line of crankbaits, or a breakthrough in soft plastic scents, anglers are always looking for that extra “something” to give themselves a competitive edge. For many anglers, this means burning a hole in their pockets and getting the newest and hottest product they can find, without knowing that they have the
A&E Opinion Student Life

Alison Scott & Co. play at BSU like the pros they are

Andy Ellis| A&E Editor| 10-5-12 Here's the thing you should know about the music industry – it can be brutal.  You can spend years in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs making a name for yourself, gradually building a loyal fan base and receiving rave reviews on both your shows and albums from national and local critics. You can even open for acts like Bon Jovi. Then you can drive
A&E Opinion

Reviews: Walk the Moon

Matt Lavrenz | A&E Writer | 4-19-2012 One fun thing about listening to music that is “less than heard of” is the fact that you can pick and choose what will be the next big hit. For example, Adele became an overnight superstar on the radio dial recently, even though her most recent album, “21,” dropped about a year before it was heard on a broadcast. The most recent song
A&E Opinion

Rascal Flatts Come Back with “Changed”

Andy Ellis | A&E Writer | 4-13-2012 When an act has been around for 12 years it's easy for people to tire of them.  Their albums start sounding the same, and you start looking for new music to try out.  When it comes to the band Rascal Flatts, this may have started to happen with their last couple albums.  While that didn't mean the music was bad, it just got
A&E Opinion Student Life

Hunger Games — Three Weekends On Top

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 4-9-2012 When best-selling books -- especially series -- are adapted into movies by Hollywood, fans of that book or series are very cautious.  Most of the time it's because they are afraid of what's going to be cut from the books.  They are also afraid that someone may be cast for a certain part not because they are right for the role, but because
A&E Opinion

Review: Madeon

Matt Lavrenz | A&E Writer | 3-12-2012 Every once in a while a musician comes along that stands above most others. This artist has the ability to make people feel certain ways and get into the music. Sometimes this is because they have a unique sound, sometimes because of sheer talent and sometimes because of both.  And sometimes, this artist is 17. Madeon is a 17-year-old French musician who specializes
A&E Opinion

Review: Shearwater Releases “Animal Joy”

Matt Lavrenz | A&E Writer | 2-23-2012 In the midst of Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Adele dominating the radio dial, the first band that comes to your mind as some great new music almost certainly isn’t Shearwater. Shearwater is an alternative-indie band from Austin, Texas that formed as a side-project of Okkervil River, also from Austin. They are really not a new band considering their first album, The Dissolving