Opinion

Ask Amber

Amber Gran | A&E Editor | 01/26/2011 Dear Amber, I am an incoming freshman starting college a semester late. You see, I am an only child and my parents weren’t exactly too thrilled about me leaving for college. They like to keep tabs on me and I am sure if they could have put me in a bubble, they would have all through my teen years. Now that I am
Campus

BSUSA Meets with Dr. Hanson

Peder Aalgaard | Staff Writer | 01/26/2011 President Dr. Richard Hanson met with the BSU Student Association last week to begin discussing the upcoming budget changes, keeping with his promise to increase communication with the voice of the students. One idea that the Hanson presented for increasing the University’s budget was to hold the first ever National Comprehensive Campaign for Bemidji State. The planning for the campaign will begin today.
Campus News

Quit & Win Round One: Theresa Baker

Peder Aalgaard | Staff Writer | 01/26/2011 Recently, BSU has been making efforts to become a more tobacco-free campus, the latest being the “Quit & Win” contest, which awards participants for quitting tobacco. In addition to assembling a smoking task force, the University also played host to the contest sponsored by the National Institute of Health. BSU also partnered with the University of Minnesota for the Quit & Win program
Sports

Twins Winter Caravan Visits Bemidji

Alex Berg | Sports Writer | 01/26/2011 The Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan visited Bemidji High School on January 19. The caravan is a three week long event in which select members of the Minnesota Twins travel around Minnesota and surrounding states to greet its fans. Bemidji was visited by all-star relief pitcher Matt Capps, starting pitcher Brian Duensing, broadcaster Dick Bremer and the team mascot, T.C. Bear. Bremer was a
Campus

Recalibration Process Upsets Many

Sara Lee | Staff Writer | 01/26/2011 The impact of BSU’s $5 million budget deficit became more evident at a faculty forum and another student forum held last Thursday. Emotions ran high between administration and faculty as demonstrated by two professors, not to be named, who walked down the aisle of Hagg Sauer 100 during the 10 a.m. faculty forum, holding signs declaring “BAD DATA” and “VISIONARY OR MERCENARY” in
Sports Track

BSU to Cut Men’s Track

Budget Recalibration and Title IX Laws Nick Ross | Sports & Outdoors Editor | 01/26/2011 The recalibration of Bemidji State will force the men’s indoor and outdoor track teams to disband after the 2011 season, as part of a full institutional budget cut, which will eliminate 39 faculty positions, four academic programs and the aforementioned track teams. “We have decided to move out the men’s outdoor and indoor track teams,”
Sports

Sports Quick Hits

Alex Berg | Sports Writer | 01/26/2011 ●      Junior guard Bryce Tesdahl of the men’s basketball team became BSU’s career leader in assists in Friday night’s 87-82 loss at Minnesota State. The team had 5 players score in double figures in the game. ●      Freshman forward Ellie Wessling of the women’s basketball team recorded a double-double in Saturday night’s 57-54 loss at Southwest Minnesota State. She had 10 points and
A&E

What’s On Her Playlist This Week?

Natasha Bedingfield’s “Strip Me” Amber Gran | A&E Editor | 01/26/2011 I believe quite fully in the power of music; that the right song at the right moment can make a person feel better, even if only for a split second. Now, I thought about compiling another playlist, but when I started placing songs together, there were just so many to choose from that I couldn’t decide. So I set
Sports

Column: Football Playoffs

Bill Stafford | Sports Columnist | 01/26/2011 Playoff football is in full swing and the match ups this week bring up some interesting questions about play calling in recent history. As northern Minnesotans, most of us who grew up either watching or playing football at any level, know full well that establishing a running game and playing tough defense is the only true way to play the game. “What's a
Campus News

Uloop.com: A Craigslist for College Students

Dallas Steffen | Staff Writer | 01/26/2011 Uloop, a website where students can access items and services in the area and within their university, launched in 2008 for BSU students. The site, which allows students to inquire about finding a roommate, transportation, internships, scholarships, services and supplies was noticed by Nicholas Nelson, a student senator, who was on a quest to deliver such a site to BSU students. “Getting students