Letter to the Editor

02/09/2011 Fellow Students, It’s time for our voices to be heard.  The president is offering five office hours this month.  With a time limit of 15 minutes per meeting, 20 of us will get a chance to have our voices heard. That’s a whopping 0.3 percent of the student population.  We can vote for president and fight in a war, but we can’t have a real say in how Bemidji

Letter to the Editor

  Dear Students, We need to talk. It’s important. There is a problem with the state of Minnesota. It doesn’t have any money. As a result, Bemidji State is facing $5 million in budget cuts (this money will not come back), which in turn has led President Hanson to begin his “Recalibration” of the university. According to the Recalibration plan, Art History and Theatre are to be eliminated, many other
Hockey Sports

Men’s Hockey Takes One at Mankato, Loses First in Overtime

Nick Ross | Sports and Outdoors Editor | 02/09/2011 The BSU men’s hockey team came back to Bemidji with a series split at Minnesota State Mankato, losing Friday night in overtime 2-1 and winning 4-1 on Saturday. The Beavers were held into Friday night’s game behind the pads of junior goaltender Dan Bakala.  Bakala had a career high in saves, with 41. The Mavericks found a way past Bakala midway
Campus News

Students Discuss Possible Solutions

Peder Aalgaard | Staff Writer | 02/09/2011 The BSU Student Association held a student-only recalibration discussion on February 2 open to all students in place of their regular weekly meeting. The goal of the discussion was to allow students to have the chance to talk with the BSUSA and come up with possible solutions to deal with cuts being made to the University. Co-President Michael Meehlhause started the discussion by
Campus News

Commencement May Move to Sanford Center

Kim Powell | Staff Writer | 02/09/2011 The commencement ceremonies for both BSU and NTC may be moved from the John Glas Fieldhouse to the Sanford Center. “The Sanford Center was built in a partnership between the City of Bemidji and BSU,” said Michael Meehlhause, co-president of Student Association, “and this is an opportunity to kind of strengthen that relationship.” In comparison to the Glas, the Sanford Center offers better
Local News

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

What’s On Her Playlist This Week?

Amber Gran | A&E Editor | 02/09/2011 Step aside Lady Gaga and share the spotlight, you’ve got some competition. Granted, Onika Tanya Maraj, better known as her stage name Nicki Minaj, may be topping the charts via a different genre, but there is not much that separates the two: both are at the top of their game right now, both very strong women and both have an interesting and “unique”

Quick Hits

Alex Berg | Sports Writer | 02/09/2011 ●      Junior forward James Ellisor scored 28 points for the men’s basketball team in its 89-75 loss to Minnesota Duluth on Saturday. It was his seventh game this season in which he scored at least 20 points. ●      Senior center Colleen McKay scored 17 points for the woman’s basketball team in its 63-51 loss to Minnesota Duluth on Saturday. ●      Junior defender Marlee

Column: Super Bowl Sunday

Bill Stafford | Sports Columnist | 02/09/2011 Some say Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year, but for the NFL it may have been the last positive light shed on the NFL for quite a while. It seemed early Sunday morning like the looming lockout was having its unraveling effects already. About two hours before game time, over 400 four-hundred fans who had bought tickets to Super

Athletes of the Week

Nick Ross | Sports and Outdoors Editor | 02/09/2011   Kristi Buerkle - Women’s Track Kristi Buerkle is this week’s Northern Student female athlete of the week.  Buerkle won three events at the Beaver Classic last weekend: the 60-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash. Her wins added in part to the BSU team’s combined wins in 19 events. Buerkle, a senior from Stacy, Minn., has a BSU