Campus News

Mother nature wants you… to think environmentally

Tricia Tuntland | Staff Writer | 04-29-2013 Being in college, there is little we can do about choosing what appliances we have access to, where our cafeteria food comes from or where it goes to when wasted or how eco-friendly our rusted-out cars may be, but there are a few ways we can creatively help the environment. For example, take a walk instead of a drive and appreciate the northern
Local News

Blue Ox Bar and Grill plans to go out rockin’

Tricia Tuntland | Staff Writer | 04-08-2012 Bemidji’s place for year-round, live entertainment, the Blue Ox Bar and Grill, is set to close May 31, nearly three years after opening. Owner Michelle Soltis, however, ensures patrons they will go out rockin’ and rollin’. In fact, they have booked shows for almost every weekend up until they close their doors. “We will still be providing live music up until we close,”

Festival of Nation’s set for April 6

Tricia Tuntland | Staff Writer | 04-03-2012 Come one, come all and enjoy a night of international dancing, music, fashion and cuisine, as Bemidji State University's International Student Organization (ISO) hosts their 44th annual Festival of Nations on April 6. The Festival of Nations is more than just a cultural event, it is a BSU tradition. Since 1969, it has been an entertaining and educational evening for many at BSU
Campus News

Sociology Club Petitions for 24-Hour Computer Lab

Tricia Tuntland | Staff Writer | 03-21-2013 Late night work schedules, personal computer problems and athletics are just a few reasons the Bemidji State University Sociology Club has started a petition to turn the Student Technology Center into a 24-hour computer lab. Junior and president of the sociology club, Megan Wark said the petition was started when the club began discussing the benefits of extended computer lab hours for students,
Campus News Sports

New BSU swim club hopes to make a big splash

Tricia Tuntland | Staff Writer | 02-05-2013 Alyssa Stewart is a sophomore and founder of the new Bemidji State University swim club. Stewart said they may be eligible to be considered a Division I swim team in the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) next year. “NCAA has time trials and, if we qualify, we can be considered a D1 swim team next year,” said Stewart. “We just need more members
Campus Student Life

BSU Remains Tobacco Free

Tricia Tuntland | Staff Writer | 11-13-2012 According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, there are about 824 college campuses that are smoke free, 608 of which have a tobacco-free policy. There are currently 13 colleges and universities in Minnesota that are either smoke-free campuses or have a tobacco-free policy.   As of April 2011, Bemidji State University became a tobacco-free campus that strives to ensure faculty, staff, students and

BSU Holds Festival of Light

  Tricia Tuntland | Staff Writer | 10-08-12 Bemidji State University offers students from over 40 countries the opportunity to study abroad, while at the same time allowing these international students the opportunity to learn about northern Minnesota and to share their cultures with Bemidji. The International Student Organization (ISO) held an event, called the Festival of Light, Friday, Oct. 17 in the Indian Resource Center. “We gave a short
Campus News

Bemidji State Fights Against Poverty

  Tricia Tuntland | Staff Writer | 10-29-12 One campus, one challenge at a time and a burning passion to raise awareness of poverty and disease is all Bemidji State University junior Rachel Munson needed to make BSU a part of the ONE Campus Challenge. ONE Campus Challenge, according to, “is an intercollegiate competition designed to mobilize students in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases.” The ONE