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Volume 90, Number 6
Former dean of the College of Science and Engineering, David DeGroote, cuts the ribbon during the grand opening of ISELF.
ISELF celebrates grand opening Vicki Ikeogu NEWS EDITOR
On a dreary Wednesday morning, hundreds of faculty, students, legislators, and other distinguished guests gathered outside the new Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF) building to celebrate its grand opening. “We have gathered today to say we made it,” said SCSU President Earl Potter III. “From its conception, ISELF will be a gamechanger,” said Potter in his opening address to the crowd. “It is the new centerpiece of applied learning.”
With over a decade of planning and assistance from both former governor Tim Pawlenty, and current governor, Mark Dayton and the Minnesota legislature, Potter expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to work across party lines toward the goal of bettering higher education. Since the groundbreaking nearly two years ago, Potter said he, the faculty, and the students have watched the step-by-step transformation that the $45 millon building has undergone. Potter said approxiwere involved in the project which created and sustained almost 900 jobs.
The ceremony continued with MnSCU chancellor, Steven Rosenstone addressing the crowd. Again, thanking the efforts put forth by the Minnesota legislature and the stone said, “When we come together, from both sides of the aisle...we can accomplish great things.” While the opening of the building is incredibly important, Rosenstone said there was more to it. “This vision was not about the building. This vision was about the people whose lives will be changed by the building,” he said. By the state of Minnesota and sponsors both
corporate and from alumni, Rosenstone said this building serves as a reminder of how important education is. “The investment in this building conveys the deep importance for public education. We invest in public education because we believe education is for all people. It has the power to change lives.” Associate Professor of spoke on the impact ISELF will have on the faculty that will be using the facility. She said the increase in laboratory space was something the university needed. the same,” said Gulrud. “ISELF is special.”
Because of the new addition to the campus, Gulrud said the potential for interdisciplinary work among the programs offered by the College of Science and Engineering and the School of Health and Human Services will provide students With the focus of the ISELF building being toward fostering and maintaining partnerships in industry, Gulrud said the new addition will allow students to be more competitive in the job market. With the exposure to real world scenarios, students will be better suited to do collaboration work which will help them be ready to succeed in
life after college. “The need existed for a long time. ISELF will be invaluable. We can’t wait to move forward,” she said. Potter reinforced this message by stating that partnerships are very important for helping students get real hands-on experience. And with the development of ISELF, Potter said, “You must be willing to allow the institution and yourself to be changed.” By strengthening the commitment SCSU has to its students and to the community Potter said the ISELF building will allow
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President Potter kicks off Convocation 2013 Tiffany Krupke EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Technology in teaching and learning is the theme of Convocation 2013, held from Aug. 21-23. Fall Convocation began with President Earl Potter’s address on Wednesday. In addition to the president, the provost, union representatives and Student Government President, Erik Petersen, all spoke to Ritsche Auditorium. The provost spoke about improving the university through initiatives that will
receive institutionalized support. Malholtra spoke of the HLC Quality Initiative, which will focus on identifying clear institutional learning outcomes for students with an assessment program to document student learning. “Walking on campus, I get the feeling that it is time to get back to work,” Malhoultra said. “I hope you all are getting that feeling.” After Malhotra took the stage, Petersen took over at SCSU. SCSU wasn’t Petersen’s
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his involvement, he grew to love the campus. As SG President, Petersen said safety and encouraging student involvement are his top priorities. “Our motto is ‘Think. Do. Make a difference.’ What can you do to make a difference this year?” Petersen said. Potter later took the stage and spoke of SCSU achievements. Potter recognized recent construction projects, including the new Wick Science Building Addition, the renovation of River-
view, the Parking Ramp and Public Safety Center, Brown Hall, the Welcome Center, Coborn Plaza, recently complete updates to Atwood Center and Miller Center, ongoing working in Shoemaker Hall, and the transformation of Case/ Hill residence halls. Potter took a moment to speak about the new Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF). “The new ISELF facility that we celebrate today is a great example of a way St. Cloud State is fostering interdisciplinary approaches
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to teaching and meeting the needs of our communities and our state,” Potter said. The building was designed with advice of Medtronics and other Minnesota science-based businesses to provide learning spaces compatible with the way teams work in businesses today. “Without a doubt, the foremost component of St. Cloud State’s ability to achieve our mission is the people whose knowledge, talent, and dedication to teaching, mentoring, and service make an extraordinary education possible,”
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Potter said. Potter said a recent example of success as a result of working together is the award of $299,999 College Success Grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. The money will be used for a new program called, “Facilitating Responsible Education Experiences” (FREE). The program ofprogramming, including core courses, college transition workshops, tutoring,
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Events Calendar Sunday 12:30 p.m. The event is free for SCSU students with an ID and will be held in the Husky Stadium.
Monday Target Late Night Shopping 10 p.m. This event is free and will be hosted at Target. The store will be open just for SCSU students between 10:30-12:30 a.m.
Thursday Atwood Movie Night 8 p.m. The event is free for students and will be hosted in the Atwood Theatre. Fast and Furious 6 will be shown. Multiple times exist for this event.
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ISELF Continued from Page 1 for different strategies and ways of thinking amongst community partners. Also speaking at the
event was student government president, Eric Petersen, and vice president, Lindsey Gunnerson. Speaking on behalf of the students, Petersen described the new “amazing edition” as a “launch-pad for innovation.” “ISELF will help Huskies stretch the boundaries
of science. This project will not only provide a boost to SCSU, but to the state of Minnesota as well,” he said. Gunnerson, a biomedical major, stressed the importance of ISELF. “Before ISELF, there were limitations to what we could do,” she said. A critical component
to the mission of SCSU’s Think, Do, Make a Difference, campaign, Gunnerson said ISELF will only strengthen the Doing. By allowing for more unique hands-on and collaborative work, Gunnerson said ISELF will truly be an investment in the future of education.
Johnny Holm Concert 9 p.m. The event is free and will be hosted in the Atwood Mall. The three hour show is an SCSU tradition. The Johnny Holm Band has been performing throughout the upper Midwest for more than 25 years.
Inviting the former dean of the College of Science and Engineering, David DeGroote, to come to the podium, Potter handed him a marker to place the
mark ISELF’s presence on campus. The ISELF building will primarily be dedicated to upper-level undergraduate and graduate work. With
stage of the ISELF project tag board. And with the aid of several guests, DeGroote
faculty will be working in collaboration with each other. Tours of the new facility are being offered.
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Series: Discussions with SCSU deans Vicki Ikeogu NEWS EDITOR
The Discussion with the Deans is a two part series to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the variety of programs offered at SCSU.
Since the reogranization of the university during the 2010-2011 academic school year, SCSU has undergone major changes. With the creation of another college, the university is currently home to six different schools. These schools include the Herberger Business School
(HBS), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), the School of Public Affairs (SOPA), the School of Education (SOE), the School of Health and Human Serivces (SHHS), and the College of Science and Engineering (COSE). In the conversations with the deans of each of these
schools, they revealed the goals they are striving to college and the university as a whole. series features Dean Diane Lawson of HBS, Dean Mark Springer of CLA, and Dean Örn Bodvarsson of SOPA.
These deans reveal their plans for their respective colleges and exciting new changes they are expecting in the next year. For students interested in colleges, the SCSU homepage has links to all of the colleges websites.
CLA’s Dean HBS’s Dean Lawson proud of Springer proud of the arts graduate success Vicki Ikeogu NEWS EDITOR
Self determination and high standards is how Dean Diane Lawson describes her college and the students that choose a major in business. Lawson said the Herberger Business School (HBS) has very strong and wellknown programs that marketing, management, accounting, systems, international business, real estate, and entrepreneurship. “We do a lot of things to help bridge the transition from college to career,” she said. Internationally accredited by the Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), HBS is among an exclusive 33 percent of business schools across the United States, and 5 percent across the world to receive the accreditation. “We have been accredited for over 35 years,” Lawson said. And HBS was second only to the University of Minnesota in receiving accreditation in the state. With approximately 2,500 students enrolled in HBS over all four years, Lawson
and her faculty stress the importance of student involvement. “One strong component of all the programs is the connection to the business environment,” she said. HBS provides numerous services for their students, including Career Day, and hosts numerous recruiters on campus for businesses looking to hire HBS graduates. Providing handson learning experiences through internships, and classes such that manages a portion of the university’s endowment program, Lawson stresses that it’s not just knowledge that will earn a graduate a job. “It is how one can apply the knowledge they learn,” she said. For example, Lawson cites accounting as one of the most wellknown and demanding majors. “It’s very competitive and a very hard major to get into. And we have a very good program,” Lawson said. Through anecdotal evidence, Lawson estimates most of HBS’s accounting students who have done internships with accounting
secure jobs relatively quickly compared to other accounting students not involved in the internship programs. And while accounting is one of the more established majors in HBS, Lawson said she hopes to replicate their success in other programs offered by the college. “We are doing what we need to do. We just have to keep doing it,” Lawson said. Requiring students to meet a 2.65 GPA and having them wait to declare their majors until the end of their sophomore year, Lawson and HBS are looking for a certain type of student. “Students have to be serious about school,” she said. And while the programs are very demanding, they do achieve very positive outcomes. According to Lawson, HBS graduates are involved in the federal reserve and as CEOs of major and medium-sized companies. Again, Lawson cites the involvement students take in their education. “We are continuing to increase what we do. It’s what employers tell us,” she said.
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Of the six schools on campus, Dean Mark Springer’s school is by far the largest. The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) has the largest number of students, programs, and faculty members on the campus of SCSU. In addition, a subsequent school, the School of the Arts, is CLA. “As a college, we are a little more hard to Springer. While there are wellknown career choices, such as a journalist or a graphic designer, Springer said others may seem a little harder to imagine having a career in just by walking through the door. CLA’s programs Studies, English, Ethnic and Women’s Studies, Languages and Culture, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Global Studies, and Mass Communications. In addition, the School of the Arts offers numerous majors, including not only art, but studies. With the help of general education credit requirements, Springer said many students are
exposed to the college, sibilities unbeknownst to them. “Students see how applicable these courses are,” said Springer. Springer said CLA and the School of the Arts are known for engaging their students in numerous activities. With introductory courses that describe topics and possible professions, Springer said the college offers opportunities for students to weigh their options in choosing their major. Since the massive reorganization of the the university during the 2010-2011 school year, CLA and the School of the Arts has undergone major changes. While these changes have affected the college’s identity, Springer and his colleagues are working to establish a new presence and role for the college, in general, and the School of the Arts “We are going to increase the visibility of the School of the Arts,” said Springer. Looking to form a lasting partnership with art supporters in the community, Springer hopes that by increasing the visibility of the school and working with students, faculty, and stake holders, they will be able to work on achieving the goals he
has set out to accomplish. Springer has outlined college, primarily its commitment to learning and its international commitment, as well. “It’s been a big piece of my work,” he said. Hoping to create more of a collaboration with other colleges on campus, and with the greater St. Cloud community, Springer said he is striving for cultural development. But his goals for the CLA and the School of the Arts remains constant. “I want to keep them moving forward,” he said. “It’s a big college and we want to build the inertia to keep it going.” For students unsure if a degree in the liberal arts is for them, Springer urges them to take a few classes and think of the range of possibilities they offer. “The skills learned in these courses will help them out in life,” he said. Springer said part of the education process is to be inquisitive. Ask questions. Whether it is attending a concert or a play, touring a gallery, participating in student media, or listening in on a guest presentation, Springer encourages students to actively seek out new interests. “There is a lot here to offer,” Springer said.
SOPA’s Dean Bodvarsson unveils international partnerships Vicki Ikeogu NEWS EDITOR
One of the newer creations since the university’s major reorganization was the School of Public Affairs (SOPA). And while this school does contain numerous programs, some of which were at one time or ent parts of the university, Dean Örn Bodvarsson said the school has one goal in Bodvarsson said SOPA was designed as a school that is primarily dedicated to the public. Home to numerous majors, includGeography, Social Studies Education and Criminal Justice, Bodvarsson said SOPA provides its students the necessary training for careers in practicing, studying, and informing policy.
“Our mission is to create stewards of the public interest,” Bodvarsson said. The only school of public affairs in the MnSCU system, and one of approximately 100 in the nation, Bodvarsson said the main purpose of these types of schools is to provide students with a strong connection to the communities they will be serving in their careers. While this school is still in its early stages, Bodvarsson and his faculty have made numerous strides to improve community relations and form partnerships. The school has formed partnerships locally with St. Cloud ISD 742 in helping with their English as a Second Language programs. In addition, plans are in the works for an intensive training course for newly elected public
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and mentoring. Potter also welcomed several new staff members to SCSU. Among those welcomed, was Vice President for University Advancement, Matt Andrew, who
their constituents. However, as important as local connections are, SOPA, with the help of Bodvarsson, has branched out internationally. “I feel very strongly about our school having connections abroad,” Bodvarsson said. With two Chinese, and one partnership with the University of Ghana in Accra, and a pending partnership arrangement with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Bodvarsson hopes to increase SCSU’s presence and experience worldwide. Bodvarsson said his vision for SOPA’s international partnerships is to create faculty and student exchanges. Desiring to have joint research projects with international partners, Bodvarsson has dedicated a lot of time and effort into
joined SCSU three weeks ago. Andrew is working to implement plans to better manage relationships with alumni and other groups. Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, Richard Duffett, also joins the university with more than 34 years of experience in leadership positions. Dean of Learning Resources, Mark Vargas, came on board in July. The College of Science and
securing and maintaining international relationships. “If everything works out, it will be exciting international partnerships,” he said. While the new school is branching outward, big changes are also happening internally. With the aid of professor and former politician King Banaian, the school has recently opened a new research center to work in conjunction with The center, which opened July 1, is designed to aid in research projects for faculty, students, and the community. In addition, the school is also in the process of trying to secure a Master of Public Administration (MPA) recognition. Bodvarsson said this type of credential is necessary for management degrees in working
Engineering also has a new Associate Dean in Adel Ali, who will also serve as the Director of the School of Computing, Engineering, and Environment. Veteran’s Resource Center director, Monica Coleman. Coleman will apply her experience in veterans’ support services to the position. SCSU has been among the 20 percent of U.S. colleges, universities, and trades schools to be includ-
organizations. Working closely with a task force, Bodvarsson hopes SOPA will receive this international recognition. Overall, Bodvarsson said he wants SOPA to continue to grow in the direction that he has it heading in. “I want this school to be the best public affairs school in the upper Midwest,” he said. Wanting students to gain hands-on learning experiences, Bodvarsson said he wants the university to turn to his faculty and students when they need to address the community, and hopes the community will do the same. By forming partnership efforts with the community and the university, Bodvarsson hopes SOPA students will be able to face the challenges in the world of public policy.
ed in G.I. Jobs magazine’s annual Military Friendly Schools list. Potter closed the address by thanking everyone and stressing the need for change. “We have a great team and the said. “We must change because our world is changing. But change will focus on how we do our work, not our purpose.”
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SCSU professor describes battle with cancer in novel ‘My Three Lumps’ ably just a cyst, doctors then scheduled Anderson for a mammogram. After looking at the mammogram results, doctors decided the cyst needed to be dealt with and they scheduled a surgical appointment to have it removed. On her 28th birthday, Anderson went in for what she thought was going to be a simple procedure, but doctors discovered something much more frightening. “I can tell this is not a cyst,” Anderson recalls the doctors saying. “We are going straight for a biopsy.” Discussing the news with her family at Mexican Village later that evening, Anderson said she remembers them saying if they call back the next day, then it is probably bad news. And her family was right. The very next day, Anderson had received the news she was dreading. “They said, ‘I’m sorry, Gwen, it’s cancer,’” she said. After breaking down, Anderson knew what she
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This could never happen to me; I’m too young. Thoughts and myths like this are exactly what SCSU graduate and adjunct English professor, Gwen Rosha Anderson, 33, is trying to dispel in her book, “My Three Lumps.” Anderson, who had, at one time, shared this common misconception, has a mission to urge people that cancer, especially breast cancer, can happen to anyone, even if they are young. Going in for a routine physical at the age of 27, doctors had felt a dense mass in one of her breasts. When asked if she had done a self-examination before, Anderson said she hadn’t. “I’m young. I don’t need to check,” she said. Doctors reassured her it was probably nothing, but decided to send Anderson in for an ultrasound anyway. The ultrasound led to more disturbing results than Anderson had anticipated. “They had asked where the denseness was, but they found something else in a completely different spot than my original doctor,” she said. Convinced it was prob-
scheduling her surgical appointment to have the cancer removed, Anderson called her mother and told her the news. “It was probably not the best idea to do it over the
phone,” she said. On July 15, 2008, Anderson went in for her days later, she was told they had excised the tumor successfully, but they need to remove more tissue. About three weeks later, Anderson went in for another lumpectomy. Again, doctors were not able to remove all of her precancerous cells. However, this time, doctors had caused another issue. After surgery, Anderson said she had felt weird and had severe chest pain. Going back to the hospital, she was admitted with a punctured lung, as a result of her prior surgery. After dealing with the pain of two surgeries and a punctured lung, Anderson said she had had enough. “I wanted them to take them both,” she said. Finding a new surgeon and a plastic surgeon to do immediate reconstruction, Anderson went under the knife one last time in September. With three major surgeries in less than two months, Anderson recovery. Since they had done a double mastectomy, Anderson said she had skipped radiation treatment since they had removed all of the
tissue. But she still needed to go through rounds of chemotherapy. Beginning in October of 2008, and lasting until January 2009, Anderson had undergone intense chemo sessions and, in the process, lost her hair. Anderson describes the changes in her body, particularly her skin, as a 14-year-old girl going through puberty. “My skin broke out in acne.” Returning to her job as an English as a Second Language teacher in the Anoka-Hennipen school district in February, Anderson said she recalls how happy her students were that she had returned. “I looked very different. I think they were very curious, but excited to have me back.” And after her implant surgery in early March, Anderson said she had begun to feel a lot better. But this is only one aspect of Anderson’s ordeal. Throughout her struggles with breast cancer, surgeries, and chemo, Anderson’s marriage was falling apart. “I was married when I was diagnosed. My husband was unhappy and had wanted a divorce. But he stayed with me for the surgery,” she said.
however, Anderson said he just couldn’t take it any more and left. “It was awful,” Anderson said of going through cancer and a divorce at the same time. “I was so emotionally broken.” Looking back on it now, Anderson realized how lucky she was that her ex-husband chose to leave when he did. She said she would have gone through an unhappy marriage because at the time she didn’t have the strength to leave. Through all of her emotions and her thoughts about doctors appointments and treatments, Anderson kept a journal. “There is so much information thrown at you. all meeting with me. And trying to keep everything
cially since I was in a very emotional state,” she said. After the divorce, Anderson said her journal became a sort of therapy for her. Never intending to look at her personal thoughts in the journal again, her current husband gave her the courage to open the journal again. And while publishing her journal was never on her mind, in 2010, a friend gave Anderson the idea that
it should be published. Going through numerous publishers, Anderson said she kept working at it until she found one that would take a chance on her story. “I have no intentions to be a New York Times best seller. I just want people to slow down and appreciate the things in life,” she said. While “My Three Lumps” is a personal story of Anderson’s emotional roller coaster of a year, she said there is a message she wants readers to take away. “Just because you’re young, doesn’t mean you aren’t at risk for breast cancer,” she said. Encountering numerous young women with breast cancer, some diagnosed at even earlier ages than she was, Anderson hopes that, by telling her story, she can help young women. “Don’t listen to ‘you’re too young.’ Go get checked.” Anderson’s book, “My Three Lumps,” is available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She also provides signed copies of her book through her website gwenroshaanderson.com. Anderson will be teaching English 460 this fall.
Social media can pose safety risks Ryan Hanenburg STAFF WRITER
Social media is becoming a larger and larger part of students’ lives. From staying in contact with old friends, to making new ones; media, like Facebook and Twitter, are becoming a ubiquitous part of the average student. However, there are dangers to this new technology that you might not be aware of. Who you connect with, and what you post, can have serious consequences that you should know about. Smartphones today have GPS technology that allows your phone to automatically post your location with any update you make. What you may not know is that even from a normal picture, anyone
using Google Maps, or by
examining the metadata that is in the code of the picture. This data isn’t the only Dr. D. Lee Gilbertson, Ph.D. and Professor of SCSU’s Criminal Justice Studies, says that “if you post multiple locations on social media that it becomes easy to map out times and patterns in your movements.” Even if you don’t have your address listed on Facebook, thieves can use home anyway. This is why it becomes very important to be selective in who you connect with on social media. Posting an update on Facebook about how you’re going on vacation can be the tip-off that burglars need to know how long you will be away and that your belongings are ripe for the picking. Dr. Gilbertson said
that “younger students may not fully understand the dangers that social media can present.” Even Criminal Justice Studies students have problems understanding the scope of what social media can do. Students don’t seem to understand that once something is on the Internet, that it’s basically there forever. Even if the original source is deleted, it’s very easy to look up archives, or for someone else to save the data and post it somewhere else. He says that you should only friend people who you know in real life and that you trust. If you’ve never met the person in real life, then it’s possible that they may not even exist. Dr. Gilbertson explained the practice of
the requirements they are looking for, such as physical attractiveness, and a social media site. They then use that persona to gather friends and form connections with people. The consequences of this ing, to conning people out of monetary gifts. A recent example of this practice is the Notre Dame football player, Manti Te’o, and his “fake girlfriend.” Social media is a great tool for connecting with people, and when used properly and responsibly, it can deepen friendships and aid students in their lives. However, like any tool, it must be used properly and requires knowledge on how and when to make use of it.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Tips and tricks: how to be a successful college student University aims to prepare her students for their future endeavors. “How so?” you asked. Here are my two cents on how you can make the most of the time you have here at St. Cloud State and make an impact at all levels.
Jason Tham MANAGING EDITOR
Welcome, new students, and welcome back, Huskies. May the ized and ready to move on with renewed spirit. If you haven’t been on campus much this summer, you ing additions around this place: the new Integrated Science and Engineering Facility (ISELF), the elegant Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, the renovated Atwood Memorial Center, the revived coffee shop and brand new HuskyTech in the Miller Center, and some minor updates in student residence halls. But what really brings it home by connecting all of these new facilities in unison, in my opinion, are the new lamppost banners that hang proudly across the campus. On these banners are some boldfaced letters that spell: “Think. Do. Make a difference.” To me, these words are more than a marketing one-liner for the University; they amplify what our intellectual community strives to achieve and how the
Make some new friends from different cultures You’ve always heard that college is the best place to experience diversity and learn about other cultures. I am here to testify that this is true. With more than 1,000 international students joining the student body from over 80 countries in the world, you’re looking at one of the most diverse student populations in the state, given the size of the University. It will not be surprising to country sitting next to you in your biology class this semester. Go and make friends with these students. This is your chance to practice your sensitivity to other’s customs and traditions, and learn to accept differences among one another. As diversity in workplace begins to become a common initiative worldwide, college is where you can best practice your skills to communicate and collaborate with people. It is also through conversations with different individuals that spark interesting ideas that
nity. To make an impact on the is to expand your social horizon. Think critically about social issues Trust me, unless you work in industries like education, social work, or politics, you will hardly get a chance to hold a rich discussion about social justice, sex, and identity. Yet, these are important facets of life that we can never escape from dealing with. Since you are already in a pool of intellectuals and curious learners, this is the perfect time to consider your positions on variwhat matters most to you and to the people around you. Whatever emerges out of your critical thinking process could be the catalyst to your intellectual and humanistic development. If you haven’t done so, start thinking about what it means to be human; what it takes to live in this society; what makes you who you are and what you believe in. You’ll be amazed by the transformation that happens perience. Real impact begins in you and how you perceive this world determines how you treat others.
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Embrace the real world someone says college prepares you for the “real world” or that by doing something gives you the “real-world experience.” As far as I am concerned, wherever you’re at now is the real world: working jobs to pay bills, meeting people of all paths, confronting challenges in life… all these while expanding your intellect and skillsets. I think there’s nothing more “real” than living your current life and coping with all of the what they really mean is your college experience would be a stepping stone to your future success, when you’re out of college.
New school year jitters
Tiffany Krupke EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
The school year always feels like a new beginning to me. In elementary school, I looked forward to the though it were Christmas. With my shiny, new backpack in tow, I eagerly waited for the bus to drive me to a fresh start. On the last day of school, I usually cried. My father tried to soothe me and tell me that I would be back soon, but I was never very happy about summer. I know, I’m a giant nerd. I now greatly enjoy summer, so at least I don’t cry anymore. I have always loved learning. School is something that made me feel at home. During middle and high school, I felt a little less excited, but still
hopeful. There is something about the school year that always feels like a fresh start. I went to the same school from kindergarten through high school. I knew everyone and was generally happy with the small town I grew up in. My classes were all very small and teachers knew me because they had taught my older sisters years before. I had nicknames and everyone knew who I was. I was very content with familiarity. college, however, was terrifying. As a 16-yearold PSEO student, I felt more out of place than ever. I didn’t know a single soul. It was a sharp contrast to the old days of high school. There were no friendly faces in the crowd. I didn’t live on campus and worked nearly full-time, so I didn’t have much of an opportunity to make friends. As luck would have it, I was able to meet Rae, a fellow PSEO student who
of college a lot more fun. As I enter what is technically my senior on being a new student at SCSU. With thousands of students, it is hard to feel a sense of belonging. I encourage new students to give it a chance, though. It isn’t as scary as My involvement with the University Chronicle really helped push me into campus life. Getting involved really was the key to making this place seem like home. Now as I look to the year, I feel a mix of excitement and nostalgia. Never again will I be that new student, with endless possibilities. And soon, I will leave SCSU behind and get a job. I look forward to this year as a student. I also look forward to being editor of your paper this year, students. I hope we can always be your voices. I hope you have a happy, productive, and fun year.
To make a difference in your life, you must learn to embrace the college campus as your practice battleground. Most things that happen in this battleground are real-world matters that you should devote your best considerations and take responsible actions. Take ownership of your plans, your actions, the grades you get, the company you keep, and be the cause of your life while you’re in college. When all is said and done, remember that college is only as meaningful as you make it. Since you have made it here, why not get the most of it? So, buckle up and enjoy the ride! And while you’re at it, remember to think, do, and make a difference.
Quote of the Week They may seem stable, but they’re not. Everything is moving and changing. In a sense, everything is on the edge of collapse.” Michael Crichton Author. “Jurassic Park”; “Lost World”; “Congo”
It’s going to be a bumpy ride let you blast your music for a night if you don’t do it all the time. Stay focused on going to classes, too. Admittedly, this is something I did not
Joe Edmonds OPINIONS EDITOR
is something nobody knows how to prepare for. Presumably, this is your Not only are you free from your parental unit’s rule, there are also several thousand people the same age as you being placed in the same situation as you. There is also an excessive amount of substances surrounding you. Needless to say, some people get a little carried away with it. will probably be similar to many people starting college this coming week. Go to class. Walk around for a while. Try to meet new can tolerate. Probably have a couple drinks and decide that you’re going to drink rum the rest of your life. You won’t. Looking from the outside in upon Welcome Weekend, it seems pretty insane. It’s a mass migration of young people toward one place that isn’t big enough to hold them. The transition can be overwhelming, and some week. You do have safety nets, though. I know my dorm CA was always willing to lend us a hand. A lot of CA’s are really good people, they just have a job to do. They would probably even
Johnny Holm Band is a staple here in St. Cloud.
which I am now paying the price. You are paying money here, be it your parents’, or through loans, to get an education. It is extremely possible to do well in class and have fun. I saw many of my friends do it, you just have to set aside time for work. The people you meet will all be different, which is pretty cool. They’ll come from all over the Midwest,
Thursday of fall semester in the Atwood Mall and all students are able to go. They mostly play country, but they also know their audience and compensate for the fact that not everyone there likes that genre of music. I’m one of these people. I went and heard some pretty good music. It’s also a great chance to meet some people because, as I said, they’re very popular in the area. Unfortunately, around the dorms, the weekends are somewhat dull. People
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The Administration Center is the heart of all student and faculty operations on campus. the United States, and even the world. The key is to trust, not the people who just want to have a good time. You will probably interact with those people, too. people when they sleep three doors down from you. That’s also very important to remember. Even if you don’t like some people, they do live right next to you, or with you, so you should at least show a little decency. They might turn out to be a good friend in the future if you’re not a complete jerk.
go home, especially after might visit, as mine did. You might even get hit with the realization that you actually do live there. It swirls around your head pretty fast. Your propaper towards the end of the week, so, you probably will have a couple of those. The biggest thing you meet people and do those two papers. You could also be a shut-in that never goes out and your roommate and his friend start referring to you as, “Creeper Joe.”
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BRIANNA HELLER / GRAPHIC DESIGNER
The St. Cloud area is a major shopping and services center for all of Central Minnesota.
INDOOR SHOPPING MALLS Crossroads Center Waite Marketplace GROCERIES Byerly’s Cash Wise (2) Coborn’s (2)
MOVIE THEATER Marcus Parkwood Cinema
SUPERSTORES Fleet Farm Kmart Sam’s Club Target (2) Walmart (2) DEPARTMENT STORES & CLOTHING Herberger’s JC Penney Macy’s Old Navy Sears Shopko (2)
COFFEE 7 Elephants Coffee Caribou Coffee (2) Starbucks Coffee (2)
BOOKS, MOVIES, & VIDEO GAMES Barnes & Noble Electric Fetus Music Gamestop Movies Etc LIFE’S NECESSITIES License Center Police Department
St. Cloud Hospital Social Security Administration Stearns County Courthouse and License Center PARKS & ATHLETICS FACILITIES Lake George SCSU Athletics Complex Husky Stadium NCHC (National Hockey Center) Beaver Island Munsinger/Clemens Gardens
Your guide to St. Cloud area media Joshua Levine
There are no TV station in St. Cloud besides Channel 21 UTVS. The listed stations broadcast from other markets, mostly the Twin Cities, and reception may be poor.
RADIO These are radio stations broadcasting from Central Minnesota. Listeners may be able to tune into the larger Twin Cities market, depending on reception.
2 4 5 7 9 11 21 23 29 41 42
FM STATIONS 88.1 88.9 90.1 90.9 91.5 92.9 94.9 96.7 98.1 98.9 99.9 101.7 103.3 103.7 104.7 105.5
KVSC KNSR KSJR KKLW KCFB KKJM KMXK KZRV WWJO KZPK KCML WHMH KNSI KLZZ KCLD KDDG
Mix Public Radio Classical Christian Contemporary Christian Talk Christian Contemporary Mix Rock Country Country Popular Rock Talk; NBC News Rock Top 40 Country
WEBSITES aroundthecloud.org local arts, culture, and entertainment; events calendar
KTCA WCCO KSTP KCCO KMSP KARE UTVS WUCW WFTC KPXM KSAX
PBS CBS ABC CBS Fox NBC SCSU Station The CW My.TV Ion ABC
AM STATIONS 540 660 800 1010 1180 1240 1390 1450
WXYG WBHR WVAL WMIN KYES WJON KXSS KNSI
Progressive Rock Sports Country Big Band, Fox News Catholic Talk Talk Sports Talk, NBC News
granitecountry.com local visitor and shopping guide; events calendar
guide to Pioneer Place on Fifth events; local arts and music
paramountarts.org guide to Paramount Theatre events; local arts and music
sctimes.com St. Cloud Times: local news and activities; events calendar
Marquee Campus-run KVSC brings radio to campus
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Famed ‘Trivia Weekend’ announces 2014 topic: Sports Ryan Hanenburg STAFF REPORTER KVSC, 88.1 FM, was founded in 1967 and has, from the very beginning, been student-run. Jo McMullen-Boyer, station manager, says that “any student from any major is invited to get involved with the station.” She says that no matter your major, working at the station will teach you valuable skills that will help you no matter your future career. One major misconception that she wanted to dispel about radio is that She says that “there’s a lot of preparation that goes on before the program goes on the air.” Working at the station will teach time management skills and communication skills that will help you in all your future endeavors. It also looks good on a résumé and makes for an interesting conversation point in
interviews. KVSC runs a variety of programs including: coverage of campus sports events, news bulletins and updates, specialty music programs featuring a multitude of genres on different nights, and a specialization in alternative music 24 hours a day. The station has up to 60 different people on the air at different times and they are simulcast online internationally. They host up to eight newscasts a day and have around 20 student leaders who help determine the programming for the day. The station has a broadcast range of around 60 miles and they average around 20,000 listeners a week. The station also hosts several events throughout the year, such as a spring concert and the Granite City Radio Theater at the Pioneer Place on Fifth. The event they are most known for is the Annual Trivia Weekend, which has been in place since 1980. The
event will be held this year on Feb. 7-9, 2014, with the theme of sports trivia; the event will be called Trivia Sports Playing Network. The station is also constantly hosting giveaways for tickets to local and major concert events, as well as other types of prizes. KVSC is an integral part of SCSU in both an entertainment and educational perspective. The station has appeal for everyone from the music lover, to the information seeker. The station holds education opportunities for all majors and the trivia weekend has become an event on the same scale as the local football team. If you want to see the station for yourself, you can head to Stewart Hall, Room 27, in the basement. You can also check out their website at http://www.kvsc.org/ which contains various ways to contact them. If you have music requests, you can send them in via the website or by calling (320) 308-5872.
TIFFANY KRUPKE / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
KVSC is the SCSU campus radio station. The studio is located in the basement of Stewart Hall.
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The older UTVS studio is shown. The facility is currently undergoing an upgrade.
Turn to UTVS for variety Ryan Hanenburg STAFF REPORTER UTVS is SCSU’s very own television station which covers all things SCSU. The station was started in 1978 and is a student-run organization. They have a variety of programs, such as newscasts and sports news, which run around three times a week. They have a Spanish language newscast, which runs once a week, a movie review show once a week called “Back to the Movies”, Husky Mag, which is a weekly sports show, and SC@Nite, which is a skit comedy show in the same vein as Saturday Night Live. They air in St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, and Waite Park, reaching 33,000 households. They also have 24/7 streaming of broadcasts on UTVS.com. UTVS offers coverage for all major events at SCSU, from all sporting events, to guest speakers. UTVS has around 125 members per semester with an “executive board” of around 25, which determines the programming for the semester. They welcome
students of any major. However, the majority of the members are Mass Communications majors. Derrick Silvestri, TV Studio Manager and staff advisor, says that UTVS is great if you’re looking to get involved with broadcast journalism and that it’s also a great way to experience university events. Derrick has a lot of “our broadcasts are on par with the local news programs.” When asked about new programs for this year, Derrick mentioned the possibility of a morning newscast, but noted that it wasn’t a certainty yet. If you’re looking to get involved with UTVS, you should attend the general meeting they will be holding on Thursday, Sep. 5, at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Stewart Hall 108. They will be giving tours of the studio, as well as providing free food. They will also be holding a meeting that will give prospective members all the information they need to get involved. They will also be holding anchor tryouts on a date to be determined in September.
Top ten Minnesota-based movies funny, and shows how wearing brightly colored underwear might save your life one day. Never mind that “New in Town” was shot mostly in Canada, or that the writers had the Mayo Clinic located outside of New Ulm. The Minnesota setting resonates throughout
Joshua Levine STAFF COLUMN
Whether you’re new in town or a native, from Fargo or St. Cloud, here’s a simple plan to get you up to speed with movies set in Minnesota.
book, but still worth a view.
Fargo (1996) Yes, I know. Fargo is in North Dakota. That’s just where the movie starts off. The rest PHOTO COURTESY OF FILMAHOLICS.NET
place in Chisholm, Minnesota. As the protagonist rediscovers the joy of life through his innocent devotion to baseball, the audience is treated to a feel-good movie in a charming Midwestern setting. This is a classic family movie which will appeal to sports fans and general audiences alike.
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is pure Minnesota. Car salesman, Jerry Lundegaard, is in for a world of hurt in this Oscarwinning thriller. Directors, Ethan and Joel Coen, weave lowlife criminals and cheery Minnesota townsfolk into the tapestry of an endless northland winter. As Jerry’s scheme to make money keeps unraveling, the body count piles up and the white snow turns blood red. Star performances by William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, and Steve Buscemi keep you on your toes as the twists keep turning. You’ll never look at a wood chipper the same way again after seeing “Fargo”. Caution: features graphic violence and language. A Simple Plan (1998) Billy Bob Thornton and Bill Paxton play
Grumpy Old Men (1993) “Odd Couple” stars, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, team up to bicker their way across Wabasha, Minn. When Swedish-American belle, Ann-Margret, moves in next door, the hijinks ensue as these crusty, bitter neighbors vie for the attentions of the sultry new gal.
head-butting brothers who, along with a friend, make a lucrative discovery in the woods. Their simple plan to live the good life quickly goes awry as the locals of Delano, Minn. grow suspicious. Greed, jealousy, and regret dominate in this dark thriller. “A Simple Plan” will leave you stunned with its harsh view of human nature and its even harsher shots of frozen Minnesota landscapes. Caution: features graphic violence and language.
Field of Dreams (1989) Kevin Costner is a man on a mission in this heartwarming baseball drama. Although Costner’s Ray Kinsella character is a farmer in Iowa who roots for the Chicago Cubs, key scenes take
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reality and dreams, contrasting Jewish traditions with the trials of the ever-changing world of the late 60’s. A family’s hopes teeter on the brink as
Juno (2007) Ellen Page steals the show as Juno, a 16-year-old girl facing an unplanned pregnancy. She lives with her uptight Army father in the
looking for drama, but may bore some. The Mighty Ducks (1992) A young Emilio Estevez plays hotshot attorney, Gordon Bombay, forced to perform community service after being arrested. He ends up coaching a peewee hockey team, full of the
This comedy-drama takes us through
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Even though the story puts Winona State University in Wabasha, and has the Mississippi River entirely frozen over--before Thanksgiving, it’s still a hilarious romp through authentic local scenery. “Grumpy Old Men” provides laughs
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It is predictable, but check it out.
the ups and downs of the teenage years, and features stellar performances by Michael Cera
New in Town (2009) Renée Zellweger is a fast-paced Miami executive who comes to small-town Minnesota to shutter a struggling dairy plant. As the winter closes in, her disdain for the locals turns into affection as she gets to know a labor leader played by Harry Connick, Jr. This romantic comedy is charming and
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sorriest excuses for players he’s ever seen. Some can’t even skate. The jokes are juvenile, but the humor is endearing as Bombay grows a soul and reevaluates his life. See if you can spot the Ducks rollerblading through Gaviidae Commons in downtown Minneapolis. A tween Joshua Jackson makes an appearance, as well.
in Canada, the setting is classic Minnesota and even features several St. Cloud scenes. Humorous and serious, “Juno” can be preachy, as well, but is a fun and worthwhile
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A Serious Man (2009) The Coen Brothers return with a sharp drama on the mental breakdown of University of Minnesota physics professor, Larry Gopnik. Witty and heartrending at turns, “A Serious
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Purple Rain (1984) Prince stars in this ingenious love story about a disturbed nightclub singer who transforms his world through music. Prince pours his soul into singing at a seedy Minneapolis club in order to drown out a bad home life. When he falls for Apollonia, the music and drama ride on a roller coaster to the beat of his songs. Featuring concert footage alongside the conventional scenes, Prince rides his motorcycle and belts out tunes across a gorgeous Minnesota backdrop. “Purple Rain” even features a mythical local ritual, taking a cleansing dip in the waters of Lake Minnetonka. Truly epic in its musical scope, the storyline Caution: features disturbing scenes of domestic violence and graphic sexual nudity.
Jingle All the Way (1996) Schwarzenegger. Sinbad. The Mall of test toy. As the burly action star and the crude
Cities landscapes, we’re treated to Minneapolis and St. Paul decked out in their holiday best. The search for the Turbo Man doll gets a little stale, but the movie has good laughs along the way.
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The Chronicle peeks inside the HBNHC
SHUN JIE YONG / VISUALS EDITOR
A view from the outside of the newly renovated Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
SHUN JIE YONG / VISUALS EDITOR
The view from the main entrance of the HBNHC. The main entrance also contains ticket sales.
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A view through a keyhole of the construction.
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The menâ€™s locker room will have a therapeutic spa.
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The basement is equipped with a full A/V room.
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The HBNHC is equipped with suites that will accomodate large crowds and overlook the rink.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
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Husky Sports FOOTBALL SMSU Sept. 7, 6:00 p.m. AWAY
Winona State University Sept. 14, 6:00 p.m. HOME Concordia University Sept. 21, 6:00 p.m. AWAY Augustana College Sept. 28, 6:00 p.m. HOME
WOMEN’S SOCCER College of St. Benedict Aug. 25, 12:30 p.m. HOME Northwest Missouri State Univ. Sept. 13, 7:00 p.m. HOME
Univ. of Minnesota Duluth Sept. 15, 1:00 p.m. HOME Winona State University Sept. 21, 1:00 p.m. HOME
Upper Iowa University Sept. 22, 1:00 p.m. HOME
NCHC announces new OT rules Mark Schrom
The Pairwise rankings will be ad-
In a press release on Thursday, Aug. 22, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) announced it will use the shootout method used in the NHL at the end of regulation in overtime to award an extra point within the conference standings. The NCHC includes: St. Cloud State University, Colorado College, Denver, Miami Ohio, Minnesota Duluth, Nebraska Omaha, North Dakota, and Western Michigan. The NCHC Board of Directors unanimously approved the use of minute sudden-death overtime period has ended. member institutions are committed to engaging our fans in ways that provide them excitement in our home venues,” said NCHC Commissioner Josh Fenton. “The use of a shootout at the conclusion of our standard overtime to determine an extra point within conference standings will make for an exciting race to determine the NCHC regular season champion. We are conthis aspect of the game in similar ways to how it is embraced in the National Hockey League.” The release also states that all NCHC regular-season conference match-ups will feature a shootout should the game end in a tie at the period. Any game that utilizes a
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record books as a tie within the overall record of each team.
ended as a tie The shootout will feature three shooters pre-selected by each team following the conclusion of overtime. The team that scores the most goals among the three shooters will be declared the winner. Should the shootout be tied at the conclusion of the initial three shooters, a sudden-death round with one shooter from each team will commence until a winner is declared. Goaltenders will remain on the same ends of the ice for the shootout time period. Each conference game will be worth three points. Three points will be awarded to any team that wins a minute sudden-death overtime period. One point will be awarded to each team in a game that remains tied at the conclusion of the overtime period. One additional point will be awarded to the team who wins the shootout, giving that team two points total for winning the game in a shootout. A team that loses in regulation, or durwill receive zero points. Non-conference games held in NCHC venues will also feature a shootout with mutual agreement from the visiting schools. NCHC Tournament games will not feature shootouts, but rather 20-minute sudden-death overtime periods will be played until a winner is declared. The one exception being: the third-place game of the NCHC
standard protocol for a shootout. At the end of the regular season, the team with the most points in the standings will be declared the NCHC regular season champion. If two or more teams are tied for the championship, they shall be conbefore in the WCHA). For NCHC Tournament seeding, any ties within the conference standings will be broken based upon the following set of rules. No shootout results will be used to break ties in the standings. Games decided in a shootout will be considfor the NCHC Tournament. 1. The team with the greater number of NCHC regular-season wins shall be the higher seed. 2. Head-to-head competition: The team with the best NCHC regular-season winning percentage against the other teams tied in the standings. 3. Goal Differential: The comparison of total goals for and against each team in contests between (among) the other teams tied in the standings in NCHC regular-season play. 4. Winning percentage of the teams tied in the standings against the remaining NCHC teams, starting at the top of the standings and working toward the bottom until the tie is broken. 5. Should the teams still remain tied in the standings, the seeding will The NCHC Championship will be held on March 21 and 22, 2014, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
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Christian Ponder is entering his third year as the starting quarterback for the Vikings. He remains the only question mark of the Vikings’ offense.
Vikings are the NFL’s biggest ‘dark horse’ air for a change. Speaking of through the air, let’s talk
Jeremiah Graves STAFF COLUMN
Football season is back, and with it comes a few new faces in the helmets of our Minnesota Vikings. Some of these newcomers gave our fans reasons to cheer this preseason, othing our heads repeatedly. Regardless of preseason play, this is one of the toughest teams our Minnesota Vikings have strung together in a long time. We may be a few pieces short of the puzzle, but that’s always been something the purple and gold have dealt with in the past. The youth added to the team will hopefully
Vikings remains solid with the NFL’s best runout last year averaging an outrageous six yards a carry, 2,097 total yards, 131.1 yards a game, and 12 touchdowns. that is a worthy number two running back. His numbers obviously lack because of the monster at the top spot, but those of us who watch the Vikings religiously realize his importance to the offense. The Vikings’ wide receivers will be as solid as we’ve seen dating back to the Moss
themselves on both sides of the ball. Let’s begin with the offensive commandthe position for a majority of the 2012-13
touchdowns and 12 picks.
nothing going for it. I’m not claiming he is the next big thing in Minnesota, but he isn’t far from the talents
he can do what he did against us for so many years, just from our side of the ball. Jennings 2012-13 season totals come in lower than usual as he was victimized by multiple leg injuries, including a pulled groin and hamstring. If Jennings can stay healthy, we can expect highlight reel plays and more W’s in the win column. The number two spot was a toss up before the season kicked off, but I would be shocked
A new face on our receiving core will be He is known for his “raw” talent and ability to be a playmaker. Some have voiced him as the next Julio Jones. I’m not going to go that far just yet, but he does have the potential to be something exciting.
Rudolph. The Vikings’ tight end is coming off of a career year with nine touchdowns, 9.3 average yards per reception, 493 yards and 53 total receptions. On top of these stats, one that truly matters and is essential to teams winning, is
That tops all the big name TE’s in the NFL by a wide margin of 22 percent more catches. Now, let’s talk about the Vikings’ unsung heroes that occupy the offensive line. Many positions on the O-line are pretty much set in stone, with the exception of right guard.
time to adapt to the Vikings’ system, but when he does, our receiving core will be dangerous and underrated. Filling out our fourth spot, is Jarius Wright, who averaged 14.1 yards a reception last season, along with two touchdowns and 22 receptions. Wright is a young, athletic
Fusco. Joining him at right tackle, is the one
great stepping stone to build off of to bigger performances. Keep in mind that all of this is only pos-
in the NFL, we will need the young veterans and rookies to perform weekly. I wouldn’t be
Rudolf through the air last season. Once the time, it will be an exciting season through the
John Sullivan, who enters his sixth year as a Viking. Joining him on his left side, is left Kalil. With the Vikings’ tough schedule and
That is, of course, with the hopes that and lead the way to the promise land.
Alabama eyes third straight BCS title each of the last two seasons. Only one time has Alabama
Ryan Fitzgerald STAFF COLUMN
ing around the corner, and to the surprise of nobody,
son Tide to the fourth of its
is atop the nation as the No. 1 team with the Ohio State
with him as coach. Now, Saban’s Tide is trying to accomplish
the No. 2 spot in the latest preseason rankings. championship game against Notre Dame, the vote was an Alabama landslide. The
never could seem to capture under the legendary man of Alabama. Twice, Alabama won back-to-back championships
Alabama matched Florida in 2009 for the highest
get the third. It’ll be nearly impossible for Saban to surpass the legend, but if he can deliver a third consecu-
votes received in the 63-year history of the preseason rankings. Nick Saban will try and direct his team to a third onship coming off one of his best seasons as a college coach with considerably less talent than he has had in previous seasons. To give an overview of how dominating Alabama and Saban have been, they national championship last in the last four years, and onships.
season No. 1 for the fourth Alabama was ranked No. 2 in the preseason poll
to argue against him when The Tide will return a number of seniors who hope to make history in their last season that could potentially never be reached again. hand behind center for what seems like an eternity, but he has only been the starter for three years. He should be atop the early Heisman polls as he has been nothing but consistent his whole career. and defensive end, Ed Stinson, will power the Tide’s stingy defense and guard, Anthony Steen, will anchor the young offensive line. Those four have enough memories of what went wrong for the Tide in the
2010 season and hope to avoid it from happening their last season as college athletes. Alabama will also try to make more history running ence’s streak of national championships to eight. For the second straight year, half the top 10 teams to start the season are from the Joining Alabama, are A&M at No. 7, and Florida at No. 10. I really don’t see too much of a struggle for the Tide making a run for a third consecutive title other than three games. Les Miles always a tough foe, and the Arkansas Razorbacks have been unpredictable the past three seasons making for a tough matchup. However, the game I am keeping an eye on is the Tide’s second game when they go head-tohead against Texas A&M. The Tide and Aggies Station, Texas. Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel, handed Alabama its lone loss last season. It’s still up in the air whether Manziel will be eligible for the rematch while the back. This should be one of the most exciting seasons in recent years because of all the great teams and the
Nick Saban’s 2012 Crimson Tide celebrate after their 2012 BCS Championship.
sleeper teams. able schedule and they have an automatic at-large bid. ally showed what he’s made of in that epic performance he had against Florida in Louisville on the map. The only team I see being a potential threat to the
year ban of bowl games. ally instilled hard work and dedication into the boys of Ohio State, which was already a top-notch program, but Meyer made them that much more deadly. They have the drive and talent to challenge a somewhat young Alabama team if they both make it to the championship game. most powerful conference in college football and any of
teams have the capability of ruining Alabama’s dream of capturing a third consecudown to it, the Tide will be too much to handle because of the experience they have, and because of Saban. The year 2014 will start off memorable with Division I football team to ship trophy a third consecutive time.