Opinion

Letter to the Editor

01/19/2011 To whom it may concern: This is in response to the anonymous letter to the editor printed November 17 in the Northern Student regarding our spring break 2011 ice fishing trip.  In the letter, the author expresses concern about using a particular commercial fishing guide from Rainy River and goes on with a list of grievances against said outfitter.  They go on to draw distinctions between acceptable and unacceptable
A&E

BREC Begins Booking More Shows

BSU Student Surveying to Help Determine Prospective Performances Amy Borgman | Guest Writer | 01/19/2011 The Sanford Center (formerly the BREC) has been completed for several months now, and many college students and residents are anticipating the upcoming concerts it will host. So far, the event center has hosted multiple men’s hockey games and a few successful performances including one by Larry the Cable Guy. In charge of booking talent
A&E

Talley Gallery Exhibit’s ‘Mish Mash’

Emily Rice | Staff Writer | 01/19/2011 Derrick Riley, from Lexington, Ken., will be featuring his artwork in the Talley Gallery in the Education Arts Building between now and February 16. The exhibit, titled “Mish Mash,” is primarily imagery done via woodcut and woodcut collage. With its sketch-like look, each image represents everyday life, repetition and consumerism. Riley’s artist statement reflects on his purpose behind his imagery. “The reflection of
A&E

“Whistling At Dawn” Comes to Gallery X

Peder Aalgaard | Staff Writer | 01/19/2011 Gallery X is currently hosting “Whistling at Dawn,” an exhibit of photography by Leif Voltz, an elementary education major. Voltz’s interest in photography started around the age of 13, when he received his first camera. Later on, he used a digital camera his father owned for his job. He took pictures around his grandmother’s farm, which impressed his parents. This was Voltz’s first
Campus News

Handicapped Students Forced to Bear the Cold

Kim Powell | Staff Writer | 01/19/2011 Every morning, Samantha Hosch bundles up in layers and wraps a scarf around her face as she makes her way to class through the snow and icy weather in her electric wheelchair. The majority of the tunnel system at BSU is not equipped with wheelchair ramps; it forces handicap students and faculty to travel outside while on campus. This is especially taxing during
Opinion

Vampire Physiology

Andrew Lindquist | Copy Editor | 01/19/2011 According to vampiric legend, vampires have no pulse, no breath, do not eat and are for all intents and purposes dead. Over the centuries, vampire lore has moved from attributing the cause of vampirism from supernatural or spiritual phenomena to scientific reasons, such as an inability to sustain hemoglobin. If we follow these rules to through to conclusion, vampires would have no ability to heal themselves, due
Campus News

Health-Oriented Organizations Unite to Improve Student Health

Dallas Steffen | Staff Writer | 01/19/2011 Healthy BS-U, an on-campus health fair, was launched in the Beaux Arts Ballroom January 12. The fair brought the health programs and businesses of Bemidji together, with the intention of educating BSU students and the public about living a healthy lifestyle and giving them the resources and information for the services and products available. One of the products displayed at the event was
Campus News

The Ojibwe Web Archive Project

Sara Lee | Staff Writer | 01/19/2011 The Ojibwe language has been on its way to extinction since after WWII, but Bemidji State’s Professor of Ojibwe Anton Treuer and Shared Vision, a Bemidji local organization, have high hopes of revitalizing and restoring this fading language. The two have formulated a plan to achieve their goal through young reader and history books, as well as a newly launched Ojibwe web archive.
Hockey Sports

Athletes of the Week

January 10- January 17 Nick Ross | Sports & Outdoors Editor | 01/19/2011 Matt Read - Men’s Hockey Matt Read is this week’s male athlete of the week for his overtime heroics in last weekend’s games.  Read registered 2 goals in Saturday night’s game versus the Mavericks, including the game winner in overtime.  Read has been an offensive staple for the previous three seasons and has not let up thus
Hockey Sports

Read’s Goal Propels Beavers to OT Win

Nick Ross | Sports Editor | 01/19/2011 Following a thrilling 2-2 tie on Friday night, the BSU men’s hockey team looked to remain unbeaten against fellow WCHA newcomer, the Mavericks from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.  Senior forward Matt Read made this goal a reality, when he found the back of the net just 52 seconds into the overtime period. The Beavers were backed by another great game by junior goaltender