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The History Behind Easter Sunday: Where Do Our Favorite Traditions Come From?

Alex Schlee / Staff Writer / 03-31-13 Outside of Thanksgiving and Christmas, Easter Sunday is one of the biggest holidays of the year for many families. It isis the season for egg hunts, obnoxiously-colored pastel decorations, and bunny rabbits everywhere, not to mention Sunday brunch with the family. For many students at Bemidji State University, we’ve been celebrating Easter since we were small enough to fit in the Easter bunny’s
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Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 03-01-2013 For a show titled “Sax, Drags, and Rock N’ Roll,” Bemidji’s first ever drag show held last Friday, it was surprisingly deficient in both saxophone and rock music. What the misleadingly-titled show lacked in jazz and rock, though, it made up for with a profusion of drag queens, stand-up comedy, and more glitter than one would ever know what to do with.  Last
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Bemidji’s First Drag Show Rocks Beaux Arts Ballroom

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 03-01-2013 For a show titled “Sax, Drags, and Rock N’ Roll,” Bemidji’s first ever drag show held last Friday, it was surprisingly deficient in both saxophone and rock music. What the misleadingly-titled show lacked in jazz and rock, though, it made up for with a profusion of drag queens, stand-up comedy, and more glitter than one would ever know what to do with.  Last
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Rec center energy project put on hold, due to return soon

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 02-15-2012 The Bemidji State University student green fee has paid for many eco-friendly projects around the university’s campus. One of the most recent projects, funded in part by the green fee, included installing several treadmills and elliptical machines in the Gillette Recreation-Fitness Center that could supply power to the university’s power grid. This new equipment, installed several months ago, was designed to convert energy
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Comedian and performer Brian Rudo entertains students as finals approach

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 12-08-2012 As fall semester draws to a close, many of Bemidji State’s students have been finding their free time spent buried in coursework and study material. Those who had a little more than an hour left of their spare time to devote to leisure had a chance to see a performer come to BSU. On Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. last week. Brian
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Negotiations for Pamida’s New Use Still Underway

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 11-20-2012 Next to the Paul Bunyan Drive bridge over the stream connecting lakes Irving and Bemidji, a vacant building stands; its parking lot is used for farmers' markets now more than customer parking.  This building, formerly a Pamida store, has stood vacant since January, and the discussion of how to best use it is underway. Currently, there is not much going on in the
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Bemidji Police to Crack Down on Underage Drinking

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 10-29-12 As with many college towns, the problem of underage drinking amongst younger students is a prevalent issue for the Bemidji Police Department. This year, the BPD will take some extra action in attempt to stifle underage drinking on BSU premises. A rumor has been going around campus recently in regard to exactly how the police will accomplish this. The word has been that
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New Birch Hall Bathrooms Received Well

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 10-15-12 As we undergo the second month of the fall semester, students around campus are settling into their new schedules and living spaces. In the case of Birch Hall residents, whose brand-new living space underwent its official unveiling to the public a little more than a week ago, the settling-in has been particularly interesting. The newly-remodeled residence hall features all new furnishings, including a
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Administration to Update Classrooms

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 4-20-2012 [caption id="attachment_1613" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photos by: Laura Talaska"][/caption] Many feel that BSU’s classrooms are in need of updating.  In the coming months, BSU administration will have their sights set on carrying out these updates, though which classrooms will be renovated is yet to be determined. A request for proposals to update some classrooms around BSU was due on March 31, and a decision
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New Campus Skateboarding Policy Shot Down

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 4-16-2012 [caption id="attachment_1575" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo by Laura Talaska."][/caption] As a green campus, BSU is always in support of alternative methods of transportation that don’t require fossil fuels.  Students using bikes, rollerblades, and scooters can be seen moving all about campus freely on any given day, but skateboarders are a rare sight.  Bemidji State does not allow skateboards on campus; the policy banning them