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Heavy Metal: Construction plows ahead Forrester Pack — Staff Writer
In Minnesota, there are two seasons: winter and construction. During construction season, Century College has been undergoing some huge internal changes. That’s right, this summer Century started getting a major facelift. A vast, innovative, student friendly building renovation project began soon after spring Student Commencement and will continue rigorously throughout the next year and a half, though some of the work finished in time for Fall 2009 semester. “This (was) one of the busiest and most exciting summers in the history of Century College,” said Dr. Mike Bruner, Vice President of Student Services, who has played a central role in coordinating construction plans. “This renovation project will take approximately 18 months to complete and will start with renovations to the third floor,” Bruner said. “That first part is expected to be finished by the end of the Fall semester. The second part of the construction will take place on the second floor, and that will be finished by mid-summer of next year. The third part will be the first floor, and we expect that portion to be complete by the start of the Spring semester in 2011.” Students taking courses throughout the summer sessions were greeted with the sound of drills and heavy machinery and
that distinct aroma of burnt sawdust. Bruner noted, “This summer, the two projects combined (caused) major changes in how we get around campus, so we (looked) for ways to minimize the frustration as much as possible. “The focus . . . is to improve the campus for our students, and we are excited about the improvements in our facilities.” After all the renovation is said and done, Project Supervisor Ron Fields expects remarkable results. “This entire construction project is designed with the Century College student in mind,” said Fields. “Student information and academic stations on campus, like the DARS and Student Aid areas, will become easier to access in one location and will be more convenient and student friendly.” In the previous layout, various student administrative centers were pockmarked in different areas on West Campus. In addition, the reno-
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Photo by Kyle Heaser Work on the old West Campus Library area has continued throughout the sum-
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I-35E accident takes the life of recent Century graduate Damian Goebel — Co Editor in Chief
Submitted Photo Sara Kaufman at the Phi Theta Kappa International Conference in Texas, last spring.
The staff of The Century Times is deeply saddened by the passing of one of our own. We dedicate this first issue of the new semester to the memory of Sara Kaufman. A recent Century graduate, Phi Theta Kappa President, Student Senate member, peer tutor, debate team member, Century Times editor, Kaufman passed away after a multivehicle crash on I-35E in Lino Lakes on Sept. 15. According to a report by the Star Tribune, Kaufman’s vehicle was hit from behind while traveling northbound on Interstate 35E near 80th Street. The crash caused her car to hit another vehicle, which then hit a fourth. The drivers of the other three vehicles sustained minor injuries. Kaufman, 32, graduated in May 2009 from Century College, hoping to complete her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology at Hamline University after taking a one-year deferment. According to her Facebook page, she was currently working two jobs and moving to Forest Lake. The Sara A. Kaufman Memorial Trust Fund has been established with Wells Fargo Bank. A memorial service has not yet been scheduled.
Is Century prepared for a pandemic? Damian Goebel — Co Editor in Chief
The H1N1 virus, also known as the Swine Flu, descended on the world last spring. Thirty-six children have died nationally from the virus since it first surfaced and 120 4-H members were sent home from the great Minnesota get together when it was discovered that four among their ranks had contracted the virus.
With cold and flu season ready to ramp up, it begs the question, what if an outbreak hit our school? John O’Brien, Century’s acting president last year during Larry Litecky’s sabbatical, assured the Century community that the school is prepared for just such a threat. “Century has a plan in place to deal with a pandemic should one occur,” he said in an
email statement last May. Ron Anderson, Century’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Finance and Administration – as well as the Pandemic Response Coordinator – echoed those statements in an all student bulletin on September 1. According to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Office of the Chancellor’s website, as of 2006 it is standard practice
to have a plan in place for a flu pandemic or severe flu outbreak. Anderson recommended that all students focus on prevention at this point. According to his email, some simple steps that students can take to prevent the spread of viruses include: •
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The Outstanding Students of 2008/09 In front at right: Natalie Renalls of Woodbury (physical education).
Century students honored by faculty
Front row: left to right, Rhoda Gullickson of St. Paul (Visual Communications Technologies), Sheryl Paisley of Cedar (Kitchen and Bath Design), Annica Ahlstrom of Roseville (Theater), Ashley Riedesel of Somerset, Wis. (Dental Assistant Club), Jeralyn Olson of Braham (Phi Theta Kappa), Natalie Pillsbury of White Bear Lake (Dental Assisting), Andrew Linaman of Oakdale (Sports Facility), Tom Cameron of White Bear Lake (Mathematics), Kimberley Johnson of St. Paul (Cosmetology), Cynthia Gamnis of Cottage Grove (Office Technology/Medical), Evelyn Mouacheupao of Hugo (Student Senate.) Second row: Ami Keene of Shoreview (Student Newspaper), Kou Yang of St. Paul (Reading/Study Skills), An Hoang of St. Paul (Chemistry), Matthew Pilla of Hugo (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), Timothy Habas of St. Paul (Horticulture), Melissa Kane of Cottage Grove (Dental Hygiene), Christine Heimann of Roseville (History), Shannon Ryder of Vadnais Heights (Public Safety), Barb Schley of Brooklyn Park (Nursing Mobility), Kris Everson of Vadnais Heights (Health), Stacey Bellows of Little Canada (Interior Design).
Submitted Photo Damian Goebel — Co Editor in Chief
Century College honored its best and brightest students in a Ceremony held April 27. Forty-two Century students were selected for the 2008-2009 Outstanding Student Award. Century’s faculty selects students in each of the schools 35 disciplines and programs, as well as for their leadership in campus activities. Students are selected for the award not only for their academic
achievement, but also for their interaction during class, with classmates and for other community activities. Each student was honored in front of an overflow audience by the department or activity that bestowed the award on them. The Outstanding Student Awards are held each year in the spring semester to honor deserving students during that academic year.
Letter from the editor Dear Readers, Welcome back to a new year on campus! We at The Century Times will be, as always, offering the same high quality content in our print edition with some improvements that we hope you like. In our constant drive to provide the highest quality product for you, this year we will feature expanded sports coverage of Century’s newly sanctioned teams, as well as continuing coverage of campus construction projects. We also understand that your schedule is hectic between classes, work and family life and know you need to catch your news on the fly as well. Become a fan of The Century Times on Facebook to receive updates on when new issues will be hitting the stands and events that The Century Times will be attending, hosting or covering. Be sure to also keep an eye out for the launch date of our new website (www.thecenturytimespaper.com), which is coming very soon… we promise. We are always looking for students to participate in putting out our product. If you or anyone you know is interested in writing, photography, design, graphics or being involved on campus, drop us a line or stop by the newspaper office to let us know how you can help. As always, we want to hear from you about any of our stories. If you have a take on an article, or events and policies at Century College, let us know. Email us at email@example.com, subject “letter to the editor,” send us a note on Facebook or stop by the office and tell us in person at W2280. Thanks and have a great semester, Annette Sherer / Damian Goebel Co-Editors in Cheif The Century Times
Back row: Trilby White of Birchwood (Nursing Traditional Track), Alicia Litchy of Lino Lakes (Education), Michele Theis of Mahtomedi (Medical Assisting), Jillian Wright of White Bear Lake (Psychology), Robert Schroeder of Hudson (Information and Telecommunications Technology), Kristy Walsh of Newport (Computer Forensic), Shelley Coutu of Cottage Grove (Radiologic Technology), Rebecca Bowen of Shafer (Phi Theta Kappa), Justin Lundquist of Shoreview (Phi Theta Kappa), Barb Licht of Oakdale (Phi Theta Kappa), Carl Johnson of Vadnais Heights (Engineering). Not pictured: Amanda Okoneski (Communication), Zach White (Computer Science), Andrew Churchill (Emergency Medical Services), Dawn Graham (English), Rukia Herzi (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Kinal Hout (Microcomputer Support Technology), Ryan Vold (Music), Gina Brama (Women & Gender Studies)
Letter to the editor Creating A Community On Campus At Century by Barb Licht-Student Senate President A community is not just the neighborhood men and women live in. It is also an employer, church, or the campus at Century College. A community on campus should include the interactions of the students amongst themselves, with their instructors, and with the staff at the college. To begin with, Century College has a wide variety of students. They vary from traditional (under 25), nontraditional (over 25), and many, many diverse cultures from around the world. The one thing as students we have in common is acquiring a college education. To become a community on campus the first step is interaction amongst each other on campus and off campus. This can be done through joining one of the many clubs or organizations on campus. It also can be done through study groups. There must also be respect for individuality, personal property, and the many cultural values that are exhibited on campus. Secondly, students and instructors are on campus for the same reasons and goals. Students want to improve their education to make a better life for themselves, their families, and their futures. The instructors want to assist them to achieve those goals. Therefore, to become comfortable enough to address the challenges and fears of the classroom assignments with their instructors, students must form a sense of comfort and understanding through talking one on one with the instructor, and must remember that the instructors themselves have been in their shoes as students. Equally important is the relationship between the students and the staff on campus. Compared to the instructors, the staff is not as visible to the student. They have a more indirect role in the education of the student. Examples are the bookstore employees, cafeteria personnel, the main offices in the lobby, and the maintenance crews. Just like the instructors, the staff wants to see the students succeed in reaching their goals. Consequently, a community is where men and women come together with something in common. The community men and women live in is chosen for similar reasons whether it be social class or out of necessity. So is the college community. Students want an education and to build new friendships as adults with similar goals. The instructors and staff want to make the student’s experience as rewarding as possible. Ultimately, the impact of a campus community on the students, instructors, and staff is the positive feelings of accomplishment at every graduation ceremony and the ability to say they did it together.
News & Opinions Student Senate advisor honored at MSCSA assembly Editor’s Note: This speech was delivered by recent Century graduate Pamela Pfaltzgraff, former Vice President of the Century College Student Senate, at the Minnesota State College Student Association Spring Assembly in Brainerd.
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Century College math students score high again Submitted Story
You would never think of Ricky Nelson growing up in a small town in Minnesota if you have just met him for the first time. He would be the first to tell you that he is a self made extrovert. As Rick has transformed himself into being a leader, he feels passion towards his ability to assist others in Photo Courtesy of MSCSA becoming leaders in anything they do. Rick always chalRicky Nelson accepts award from Minnesota State College Student lenges students to become Association (MSCSA) for Student Senate Advisor of the year. better leaders and works with us to make change on our five members. Since then, Rick always is up for getting involved campus. It is often said that without risk, change can’t happen, and and is dependable, reliable, and an has empowered our senate to create a strong backbone consisting at Century College, when students expert on the issues. He encourof our constitution and by-laws ages us to demand a response need him for advice, counsel, or and working documents which from administration and take the assistance, Rick is always there to allow students with no experience information we need and to leave help us through even the riskiest of situations. the rest behind. MOVE UP AND or know-how to become effective and efficient leaders at a local, MOVE FORWARD! A major part of Rick’s life is regional, and state level. We have Beyond all of that, there are wrapped up in higher education had consistent and strong senate politics, and he has rallied around two other spots where Rick is involvement at Century, which the chance for Minnesota students invaluable to our senate. When is the product of Rick’s firm and we have tough issues to face durto have a quality, affordable, and steady commitment to students ing open discussion, he always accessible higher education. Rick having a voice on our campus. tries to present the issues from all recalls that he paid $17 a quarter Being able to be advised by viewpoints and to spark thoughts back when he was in school and Rick has allowed us to grow to that he was able to work a summer about the topics before they are become involved in developing formally addressed in the agenda. job to pay for his rent, tuition, leadership abilities. Ricky Nelson and food for the year. Rick tells Because of this, when the items come up for discussion, we have may not have moved a mountain of his frustration knowing that or built a skyscraper, but he has students have to foot the bill every 40 people who have thought helped create, advise, and mold about the topic and are ready to time with tuition increases and some of Minnesota’s future leaders that much needed student services discuss the matter. Engaging our by being the most awesome stuget cut, and ultimately the student senate, pumping up students, dent senate advisor ever! He truly and getting the voices going are suffers. Because of this, Rick’s passion, he rallies us as students to some of Rick’s specialties. Do you gives a whole new meaning to the words “committed” and “deuse our voice collectively in order remember GOOD JOB, GOOD JOB? [from Jermaine Davis]. Rick voted,” as he is consistently at the to better our campus and state for capitol and on campus fighting for constantly gives us pats on the the students we represent. back and words of encouragement our common cause to receive an Often times students expect affordable, accessible, and quality before, during, and after our projchange in a day, and Rick knows ects. He makes us want to strive to education for ALL of us. the ins and outs and is there be our best and does whatever he standing next to students and Please join me in congratulatcan to help us achieve our goals. encouraging us to have our voice ing the 2009 MSCSA Advisor of Ricky Nelson took over as heard and reminding us of the the Year, Rick Nelson. Century’s Student Senate advisor important issues. Rick is always there and here and everywhere. He some time ago when we had about
For the 7th year in a row, Century College mathematics students have placed among the top five teams of the Central Region in the national Student Mathematics League Contest sponsored by the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges. Century this year placed 4th out of 18 teams in the region and was in the top third of the participating colleges in the nation. Joey Daniewicz of Woodbury was honored recently for having the highest cumuSubmitted Photo lative score among the 81 Century students who parJoey Daniewicz holds the AMATYC ticipated in the two rounds plaque engraved with his name. of the math contest. He had his name added to the AMATYC plaque with past top scorers. tants must solve individually in The Student Mathematics 60 minutes. League contest consists of a The problems are from areas such as intermediate and college series of two written competitions held each year at two-year algebra, geometry, probabilcolleges nationwide. Each ity, logic, number theory and contest consists of 20 multiple trigonometry. choice questions that contes-
Submitted Photo Honored math students (left to right) Front Row: Wayne Gabrielson of Maplewood, Joey Daniewicz of Woodbury, Luciana Quayat of Vadnais Heights. Back row: Benjamin Neumann of Hudson, Wis., Andrew Bean of Roseville, Gabriel Tomasko of Woodbury.
Students continue bringing inspiration full circle on campus Ami Keene — Layout Editor
Graphic courtesy: The Education Club
In the last two years students at century have rallied with the Education Club’s “Student Voice Awards” to bring inspiration full circle on campus. The Student’s Voice Awards is a platform for students to recognize those who have inspired or brightened their educational journey. The nominees in 08/09 were sorted into four categories: Faculty, Staff, Student and Student Tutors. All were honored at the Student’s Voice Awards Celebration, May 5, in the West Main Commons at Century College. The festivities at that time carried a tropical flair but the awards resonated again with a quote
from William Butler Yeats — “Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire” The celebration uniting the campus in a “come as you are” event, bringing inspiration full circle at Century College, was co-sponsored by several other student organizations including the Spanish Club and the Black Student Association. In the 09/10 academic year the Education Club plans to expand the voting deadlines by accepting nominations at the end of Fall and Spring Semesters with the awards celebration again in early May. For a complete list of nominees from both years visit educnews.spaces.com or email educ.century@ live.com, subject “SVA Nominations”.
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Century’s new library gets an “A” for awe inspiring
New library emphasizes user friendly approach in comfortable atmosphere Kathy Bell — Staff Writer
History tells us that libraries have been around for some 5,000 years. Most of those were private collections belonging to kings and held maybe a few dozen books. The first public library was The Great Library of Alexandria created in 300 B.C.E., but it was not until the invention of moveable type that bookmaking exploded and libraries began to enjoy more publicity. In the 17th century, when John Harvard donated 400 books
to the institution that now carries his name, the university library was born. Academic libraries are crucial to any college, and the new Century College Library is no exception. Only a short time ago, Century’s library was split into two separate buildings. The West Campus housed the liberal arts material like interior design and the humanities while the East Campus was home to all things technical. They were even run by two different systems: the East Campus was using the Library of Congress system while the West Campus used the Dewey Decimal system. This dual system was workable, but now that a single cataloging system is in place the new library is far more efficient. With nearly all of the college’s 70,000 items housed in one space, having a uni-
fied system is all the more vital. And what a space it is. Not only are laptops available for checkout and use in the library, the new space also offers videos, DVDs, audio books, computers and even viewing rooms where one can watch class assigned movies and display PowerPoint projects. There are also, of course, thousands of books. If it is quiet relaxation you want, comfortable chairs and padded benches abound, and what would curling up with a good book be without a cozy fireplace? “The physical space is so stunning,” said Librarian M. Jane Young. “The reaction of people is overwhelming. We are the envy and model of other community college libraries, but more importantly, it is very user friendly.” “I do think that this is one of
Submitted Photo Century College and the DLR Group, Inc. received an award in January from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota for the design of the mechanical systems in the new Science/Library Building. The building exceeds state energy efficiency standards by 30 percent. The DLR Group was also the key designer for the Kopp Technology Center on the East Campus. Century was the only two-year college to receive one of the 27 awards given out at the ceremony.
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CONSTRUCTION > vation project, which is funded through MNSCU revenue bonds (in their part funded through fees, like student-staff parking, and re-paid over a set time period) will focus primarily on upgrading the central corridor of West Campus, which includes the now defunct library area, science area and lower-level library commons area. (Ironically, the schematics also include a new Century Times newsroom. And if you’ve ever been inside the current room, it’s a welcome addition to the renovation project.) The construction and expansion projects inside Century will be completed in phases and are designed to cater to student and consumer convenience. “We refer to this project as Phase II of the Science/Library Building project since we are focusing on renovating the spaces that were vacated when we occupied the new building,” said Bruner. “Perhaps the most exciting part of the ren-
ovation is the introduction of a Student Center to the campus. The Student Center will be located on the first floor and will include great spaces for students.” But all the upgrading isn’t internal. In fact, one very welcome aspect of the powerhouse construction project is external: Parking. “Although the parking lot of Lakewood days was constructed in earnest . . . the lot (was) somewhat outmoded, poorly configured, and in need of better drainage,” Fields stated. Amen. As many a Centurion knows, at times, finding an adequate
parking space on West Campus was like trying to find decent city parking during rush hour on a Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles. SOL. (For you non-techno nerds, that’s “Sorry, outta luck.”) With the student and the environment in mind, this facet of the construction project honed in on the fundamentals. Hundreds more parking spaces were built, higher efficiency lighting systems – for those cold, dark Minnesota nights – were rigged, and a scientifically sound underground drainage system, aimed at wetland-preservation, was designed. The innovative network aims to trap runoff rainwater, which can become a harmful pollutant, all the while protecting the lots from intermittent rain pools (so common in the old West parking lot) and replenishing the nearby wetlands for wildlife and soil development. So with all this improvement in design for Century College, what else is on Century’s project docket? “On East Campus . . . a new space for radiation technology,” said Fields. “The area will be used for students training in X-Ray photography. This should cost around $525,000, will be state funded, and (was) ready to go come August,” said Fields. “These are exciting times,” Bruner added. “We are changing the college to better serve students for many years to come.”
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Looking to get your party on? Try these local hotspots Jon Korpi — Staff Writer
Night life is essential to the social lives of adults in any city or town. In almost all modern cultures it is custom to have a drink with friends after work. Plus the promise of meeting new people is as alluring as ever. Over the last few months, when the opportunity presented itself, I made a priority to always try a new bar, club, or some kind of happening. If you’re not yet 21 and reading this, no worries. Most of these establishments have 18+ nights.
back, but only because I live nearby. Thursday night you can get in the door free if you have a college I.D. I would take advantage of this if you’re thinking about trying this place out. Blarney Pub & Grill Located at 412 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis
Located at 3035 White Bear Ave., right in front of the Maplewood Mall.
If you’re looking to travel a little farther out of town, Blarney’s is a great place to spend an evening. They have live music and multiple bars; all while keeping an incredibly intimate atmosphere. The music consisted of classic rock, tunes to sing along to. The Dinkytowner
My guess is that it’s prime location is one of the only reasons this place does so well – that and the drink specials,. They are cheap and they go until 11:30. But the music is terrible. KDWB was broadcasting the night I was in attendance and I could not have danced if I wanted to. If I’m going to pay $5 to get in the club (more if a person is under 21), I would hope you aren’t going to put the radio on just because it’s good advertising for your establishment. I can say that I will be going
If you’re looking for a little variety when you’re in Dinkytown, don’t hesitate stopping at The Dinkytowner, right around the corner from Blarney. I saw some local hip hop there and when the performers’ sets were finished they would walk out into the masses and become one of us. If that’s not a good atmosphere I don’t know what is. If you find yourself still in the area when you wake up, The Dinkytowner Cafe & Bar (the bar’s true name) serves a great break-
The Dive Bar
Located at 412 1/2 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis
fast. Just don’t order a Bloody Mary. The Profile Center
Located at 2630 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis
Once or twice a month there is a rave held in the Twin Cities. I am lucky enough to tell you about my experience at one of the most prime locations for an indoor rave in the entire area. The Profile Center is a recording studio in Minneapolis. Being a recording studio, everything is sound proof; you can actually talk on your cell phone in the hallway. With four stages and over 20 DJ’s at this thing, it literally goes all night. There is no booze of any kind and it is an all ages event – which you can certainly tell. Immediately I noticed that the atmosphere here was something like I hadn’t experienced before. None of the invisible, potential hostility that most places abound with, where drinking is allowed, could be seen. Everyone is super friendly and the music is top
Photo Courtesy: Microsoft Images notch. DJ’s from all around come to these “parties.” The utter massiveness of this complex will really surprise you.
they are going to get. You don’t need to go or do anything specific. Just grab some friends and go lose yourself in an evening.
However you prefer to spend your free time, just remember to get out and do something fun every once in awhile. Our lives are so busy and it sometimes seems overwhelming how much busier
Prospectors and zombies and lots of blood
The Nerd Side: Jon Korpi - Staff Writer
When asked why I do the nerdy things I do, (watch anime, read comic books, etc.) I always respond that I love the stories, and you just should have an open mind about the medium. But that goes both ways. This time around I’ll be reviewing a show that my grandfather introduced me to a long time ago, but not before reviewing Resident Evil 5. Resident Evil 4 is one of my favorite games of all time, and hands down my favorite in the last generation of consoles. So needless to say I was excited for the April release of Resident Evil 5, and I wasn’t disappointed. As much a graphical dynamo as R.E.4 was upon its release for the Gamecube, R.E.5 is even more so. Detailed and scary environments abound, even though I found this version to scare me much less than its predecessor. Either way, this game is basically Resident Evil 4 with a fresh coat of paint and a new helper. In R.E.4 you had to escort a little girl through most of the game, but at least she had the decency to hide when things got a little rough. Now your “partner” has the nerve to want to help. That’s right, she wants me to share my ammo, my guns, and my oh-so-valuable inventory slots! Goodness, I thought this was a survival horror game, not a sharing simulator! Anywho, you might want to consider playing online because your partner’s A.I. is horrid. Some of the scariest moments in the game came from me getting shot twice and then being chased down by my partner with the can of first aid spray I’ve been saving
for the boss fight just ahead. If my partner scares me more than the boss fight, something has gone wrong! The inventory system is stupid; trading back and forth is tedious and annoying. R.E. 5’s main story mode is short (I beat it in about six hours), but there are plenty of extras to earn in additional play. Besides the partner problems I can honestly say this
is one of the best games I have played in a long time, and have no quarrel with Capcom over their sequel. Bear with me as we jump from video games to westerns.
The only western movie I have even enjoyed is Unforgiven. I always liked ninjas better than cowboys, and if you’re really wondering, I still do. But a few years ago my grandpa tried to get me to watch Deadwood, an HBO series about the gold rush just after the Civil War. I tried watching an episode and concluded that they swore too much (not to my of-
Photo Courtesy: Google Images fense, but it just seemed to not fit) and that I didn’t like the show. I gave it a second chance the other day and ended up watching the first two seasons in three days. The impracticality of the
swearing seems to have been replaced, as if by magic, with intense and expertly crafted dialog. Not only giving credit to the writers, but the actors really make these characters come to life. What always makes a story good for me is character development, and Deadwood has certainly struck a “bonanza” in this light. Not only do they develop but these characters are interesting to begin with – making you immediately want to know more about them. As you go on your journey in Deadwood you will come to understand why people are the way they are; truly, everyone here is portrayed as a product of their pasts. Not that there is any real mystery hiding in any of their pasts, this isn’t Lost, it’s just that their back stories really fit their behaviors. The realism here is immense; you can really get a feel for what it was like to be a pioneer. Deadwood is still a camp, not even a part of the United States, basically uncharted territory. The characters are very memorable because they are all a part of this town. The slimy innkeeper, the ruthless saloon owner, the righteous but short tempered sheriff, and many more make really good and memorable characters. Watching these men and women shape this camp almost makes Deadwood a character itself, constantly changing and bending to the strong will of the pioneers. Well, I hope that I have opened your eyes to some things that maybe you would have never found interesting.
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Wood Duck Soccer starts first NJCCA season Chris Burkhardt — Sports Editor
This has been a remarkable semester for Century students. From the record enrollment, to Century becoming an Official NJCAA Sports Team. NJCAA or National Junior College Athletic Association is the minor league of the NCAA and is geared toward two-year colleges. The soccer team started last year; however it was only a club sport and not an official team. At the beginning of the summer Athletic Director, Dwight Kotila, brought David Palmer into the Soccer scene from the Marketing Department, and later in the summer Darren Pierce was hired as Woman’s Soccer Coach. The start of the season for the men was a little challenging, but they keep their heads held high and persevered. They are currently 3 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie without any easy games. Men won their first season game against the Bismarck State Mythics, 1-0 in a sudden death overtime when Henry Saye, of St. Paul took advantage of a defense miscue kicking the ball past the goalie for the win. Goalkeeper Justin Rice of River Falls, WI made 6 saves for his first shutout of the season. In the second game Saye and Forward Eric Lindemer of White Bear Lake came out strong scoring 2 goals for Century College who dominated in the first half even with the single goal that opponent, Anoka-Ramsey got hold of. A defensive miscue by century in the second half however, allowed Anoka-Ramsey to score a goal in
the tightly matched second half. The Second Game ended after two overtimes with a tie of 2-2 because of the lack of light on the field. In their first away game Century Men traveled to St. Olaf University to battle the Ollies in a tight match right from the very start. Twenty-five minutes into the second half Ibrahima Wone of St. Paul broke through the Ollies defense to give wood ducks a 1-0 lead. Ten minutes later St. Olaf tied it off in a messy scramble. However, Century started to slow down in the second half when fatigue set in allowing St. Olaf to make a score to give Century their first loss of the season. Their next match against Gustavus University, though unbalanced did not make it easy for Century. Within the first two minutes of the game Gustavus scored two goals with the high humidity draining the Century players of their energy quite fast from practice. However, Century quickly got back on their feet and took advantage of the unbalanced Gustavus offence to keep the score even until midway in the second half when Gustavus offence took advantage of a Defensive miscue making the final score 3-0. Their Latest Game Reported was the one against Hibbings Community College. It was very one sided as from the start of the game as Century dominated the field. Within a minute of each half Century made a goal. Though the
Hibbings goalkeeper got 11 saves, there were also 11 kicks the got past him. One of them even was from a ball that he fumbled giving Century a second shot without their defense close by to help the goalkeeper out. Saye even landed a goal when he attempted a pass and a defensive player for HCC
intercepted it. The intercepted ball ended up still going right in the net when the player that intercepted the ball from Saye ended up kicking the ball in his own goal in what looked to be a failed pass to the goalkeeper. Century won that game with a final score of 11-0 The Women have not had it any easier with a record of 3 wins and two losses. The Century Women’s Soccer Team traveled to Bismarck, ND on Saturday, August 29th to take
on the Bismarck State Mystics for their first NJCAA Game. Century won the match 2-0 on two goals from first year striker Angie Cruz of St. Paul. The first goal came early in the eleventh minute when Kristin McIntosh of Forest Lake found Cruz open on the left hand side of the box to kick the ball past the Bismarck goalkeeper for their first goal in school history. The match was back and forth as early season fitness proved to be an issue and slowed the pace of the match. Each team enjoyed many chances, but Cruz was able to seal the victory in stoppage time as the ball was found bouncing around the Bismarck box and dropped to the feet of Brittany Caflisch of Stillwater. Caflisch was able to slip the ball to Cruz who put the ball just inside of the goal for the win. The Century Women’s Soccer Team competed Friday, September 4th against the Rochester College Yellowjackets here at Century. The Wood Duck women knew they had their work cut out for them competing against a squad who took 3rd in the nation in 2008. Kelly Jahnke, goalkeeper from Mounds View, played tough in net letting in only four goals, one in the first half and three in the second. Kelly recorded 22 saves in the loss for the Wood Ducks who only managed to get on the board once during the game. The goal came from Marissa Simertz of White Bear Lake, who was picked out in the box for a first time finish from Mia Giannini after nice buildup on the right side of the field. Final
score in the game saw Rochester win by a score of 4-1. On Tuesday, September 8th the Wood Duck Women battled against rivals Anoka-Ramsey College. The match was wide open as both teams generated many quality-scoring changes. The Wood Ducks opened the scoring in the Sixteenth minute of the match when Cruz found Simertz at the top of the box to hit home for her second goal of the season. Anoka-Ramsey finally found their scoring touch in the middle of the second half to tie the game after a scramble in the box where the Wood Ducks failed to clear the ball from danger. The next four minutes were even more impressive as the Century Women pressed relentlessly for the win and finally found the net in the final minute of play. Jahnke had 12 saves for the Wood Ducks who won the game 2-1. The Latest Games for the Century Women was during the Yellowjacket Invitational on the 12th and 13th, hosted by Rochester College in Rochester, MN. Saturday morning the Wood Ducks went up against RCTC in the first game of the tournament. The Wood Ducks found themselves down after two minutes into the match but rebounded to create their own chances. The score ended 1-0 in favor of the Yellowjackets with Jahnke making 18 saves for Century. Sunday morning the Wood Ducks took on Anoka-Ramsey and found themselves in a very similar situation to the game just the day before, only this time losing 4-0 with Jahnke making 10 saves on the day.
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Should Century find itself in the midst of an outbreak, there are several options on the table to ensure continuous operation for the students, staff and faculty. Social distancing such as moving desks farther apart or facilitating more distance learning, extending sick time with documented infection, and the most extreme of suspending classes are examples of some of the safeguards in place for the Century community. Despite a scare last year, it is important to remember that Century has yet to have an H1N1 outbreak. “It is wise to be calm, yet vigilant,” O’Brien said.
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