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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
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CBP Offers Experience and Opportunity to Students

By Whitney Jackson The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is now hiring CBP Officers to work for one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest agencies. CBP Officers work in a fast-paced environment at more than 300 ports of entry. In making the decision to join America’s frontline, students will be given the opportunity to serve the United States by protecting our nation’s borders by keeping terrorists and their
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Local Tattoo Artist Finds Her Niche

By Kelsey Jacobson Mindy Bjork, a junior tattoo artist, recalls the day she received her temporary license to work alongside Mike Wiltse, owner and senior artist of Your Mom’s Tattoo Atelier. To celebrate, Bjork let Wiltse tattoo a jellyfish on her leg. “When I get a tattoo from him, it’s a treat,” said Bjork as she gazed down at her tattoo from December 2015. Bjork found her niche in traditional
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Bemidji Fusion–A New Kind of Healthy

By Kelsey Jacobson Amanda Weeks, a Herbalife Independent Member, has lost 34 pounds and has been able to keep it off for the last three years. For the past two years she has been a health coach. Weeks says the reason why she wanted to become a Health Coach is because she believed in the product and had her own success with Herbalife, which led her to want to help
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Thrift Shopping—The New Way to Upgrade your Wardrobe

Story and photos by Kelsey Jacobson With a new season approaching, college students are looking for new ways to upgrade their wardrobe without spending the department store price. Consignment stores often known as thrift stores give students a chance to drop off their unwanted clothing, while receiving the opportunity to choose between in store credit or cash once their items have been priced and placed on the floor for re-sale.
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Think Before You Chew

By Kelsey Jacobson At the young age of 15 Sean Kieselhorst, a junior BSU Mass Communications major, witnessed his friends chewing tobacco. Kieselhorst recalls the first time he tried chewing tobacco—the nicotine made his body feel good. Kieselhorst described the buzz as being comparable to drinking alcohol. “The nicotine from the chew was able to help calm me down,” said Kieselhorst. A year and a half ago, Kieselhorst quit chewing
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A Northern Student How-To: Spring Clean

By Andrea Nadeau (an avid Spring Cleaner) If you’ve never been a Spring Cleaner, you might want to start this year. Especially now that finals and the end of the year are on their way. Cleaning your items up now will make moving out of your dorm much easier, too. Or if you aren’t in a dorm, it’ll help freshen up your apartment or house before finals come around and
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A Commemoration of Minnesotan Women

By Andrea Nadeau With Women’s History Month upon us, we must look back to the women that shaped and inspired us—specifically, the women of Minnesota. A woman who deserves some recognition this month is Toni Stone, the first woman to ever join a men’s professional baseball team. She lived from 1921-1996 and was born in St. Paul. From the age of 10 she knew she wanted to play baseball. Though
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Studying Abroad Safely

By Melissa Mathies Tyler Hill was a lively, 16-year-old when he decided to study abroad in Japan in June of 2007. After climbing Mt. Fuji, Tyler complained that he wasn’t feeling well and needed to go to the doctor. The trip leader told him to drink water and go back to his room. Tyler reported vomiting violently for hours.  He was found collapsed on the floor. His heart stopped on arrival at Japanese