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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Sustainability Office Offers Practical Advice on House Plants

Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 4-25-2012 [caption id="attachment_1629" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photos by: Kailer Overman"][/caption] The Sustainability Office recently hosted a traditional skills workshop in which they taught students how to work with and manage houseplants.  BSU Sustainability Coordinator Erika Bailey-Johnson led the workshop.  During the event, participants learned the general characteristics of four different houseplants as well as important information regarding their care. This is the third year that
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Dance Follies: A Community of Styles

Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 4-17-2012 [caption id="attachment_1591" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo by: Kailer Overman"][/caption] For three consecutive days, dancers of all capacities gathered in the PE Complex Gymnasium to perform four shows in the 66th annual Funtastic Dance Follies.  The performances included a vast number of dance styles from over fifty college and community dancers. Two of the routines are Dance Follies traditions, like “Beep Beep.”  It is a
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BSU Hosts 43rd Annual Festival of Nations

Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 4-2-2012 [caption id="attachment_1507" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A performance from the Festival of Nations. Photo by: Patrick Rudlang "][/caption] This past Saturday, students, faculty, and community members gathered in the Beaux Arts Ballroom to celebrate the Festival of Nations.  The day consisted of musical and dance performances as well as a fashion show where many different cultures’ outfits were showcased. In addition to all of that,
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English Department Starts Project “Cre8”

Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 3-30-2012 In spite of being wounded from budget cuts through recalibration, the artistic branch of Bemidji State University is rediscovering how to thrive on campus by drawing its members into a community where they can publish and display their individual works, as well as learn from the creations of fellow writers and artists. The BSU English department will be offering two internship publishing classes
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Birch will be Open for Fall 2012

Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 3-29-2012 [caption id="attachment_1479" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Birch is newly furnished and remodeled and will be opened to students for the Fall 2012 semester. Photos by: Kailer Overman"][/caption] After months of construction-caused chaos, the renovated version of Birch Hall is nearing completion and will be open in the fall semester of 2012 for residents to move in. It’s the time of year for students to decide
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BSU Hosts the Northern Minnesota Regional Science Fair

[caption id="attachment_1428" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="This is the 59th year that Bemidji has hosted the Northern Minnesota Regional Science Fair. Photo by: Kailer Overman"][/caption] Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 3-3-2012 This past weekend, Bemidji State University became the gathering place for over one hundred middle and high school students who participated in the Northern Minnesota Regional Science Fair, where presenters were judged on both papers and projects, ultimately competing for
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Julia Garcia Encourages BSU Students to be TRU

[caption id="attachment_1388" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Julia Garcia addresses BSU students on what it means to be TRU. Photo by Joe Moubry."][/caption] Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 2-24-2012 College is a time for exploration and experimentation.  It is a time when people find out who they really are, and, more importantly, who they really want to be.  This can be a positive experience, but it can also go drastically wrong.  As
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Rick Santorum Makes a Stop in Bemidji

Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 2-6-2012 [caption id="attachment_1275" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Rick Santorum makes a campaign stop in Bemidji on Sunday, two days before the Minnesota caucuses. Photo by Laura Talaska"][/caption] Sunday was an eventful day for the small city of Bemidji.  Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum came to gather the support of all those in town, making stops at St. Philips Church, Bemidji Woolen Mills, Cool Threads, and the

Review: Big Apple Bagels

Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 2-5-2012 This is the first school year that the Big Apple Bagel restaurant has been open for business.  Therefore, considering that it does not have a long established reputation one way or another, a lot of questions can surface. To begin with, it does provide well-made food.  In the spirit of its name, it makes its specialty sandwiches on bagels stuffed with meat, rich