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CHGE hosts inauguration of Sephardim Series Staff Report Students, staff and community members packed the SCSU Welcome Center Monday evening for the inauguration of SCSU’s Sephardim Series. The event began with a general reception and mixer. Succulent
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Student volunteers hand out information and explain the new Sephardim Series.
provided by Greek Cravings wafted throughout the reception area. Guests admired the artwork on the walls and watched short informational videos in adjacent wings. Many enjoyed exploring synagogues from around the world using a 3D computer terminal. SCSU President Earl Potter delivered welcoming remarks to the gathered crowd. SCSU provosts and professors took their turns addressing the guests, explaining the importance of the Sephardim Series and outlining future happenings. Guests had free time to explore the exhibits set up in the Welcome Center, and to enjoy the buffet. On offer were hummus, pita, eggplant dip, moussaka, salad, and baked vegetables. Dessert included fresh watermelon and three varieties of baklava. The Sephardim Series continues throughout the fall with dozens of events. Details can be found at www. stcloudstate.edu/chge.
Hiring of adjunct professors results in confusion, lack of communication within departments Ryan Hanenburg STAFF WRITER
Students at SCSU may have noticed that some of their professors for this semester have introduced themselves as “adjunct professors.” Being an adjunct professor means that they are limited to teaching 10 credits a semester at SCSU. Adjunct professors are an important part of the teaching staff at SCSU as they are supposed to be used when “special expertise is needed” (Article 21, Section E, Section 3, Subdivison C of the IFO contract). However, there have been adjuncts hired in a manner that goes against the IFO’s (Inter Faculty Organization) contract with the faculty and administration. Steve Hornstein, Faculty Association
President, said sometimes the Dean and Chairs will hire adjuncts without consulting with the faculty of the relevant department. This is against Article 21, Section E, Subdivision 3, of the IFO contract which states, “The President/designee shall consult with the department concerning the need for hiring adjuncts. The department shall be responsible for evaluating the academic credentials of the candidates and making recommendations to the President.” He said this has been happening for a while, which has created a need to establish guidelines that both the administration and the faculty agree to. This is a big deal because of overload, which is when too many students sign up for a class and a new section is needed. This is one of the other reasons that adjunct professors are hired, other than needing of special skills.
The administration prefers to hire adjuncts for this situation, because they are
services that they do not. Adjuncts don’t do community work within SCSU, nor do they provide student advising or faculty service. Hornstein says that one of his goals is to have of $1,248 per overload credit while salaried departments develop clear guidelines regardprofessors are paid 2.25% of base salary for faculty, which generally works out to be much ing this issue. Hornstein noted that the reliance on more. adjunct professors isn’t merely a local issue, The problem with the administration but rather a trend that is becoming more and wanting to cut costs in this matter is that the more prevalent nationwide. contract requires the administration to offer They are being used more and more for cost cutting and not for their specialized instructor who is available from the departknowledge of subjects. It’s a bad situation for ment.” some adjuncts as well as they may not have Hornstein says that the goal of this conanother job to fall back on and that they may tract isn’t to try to run adjuncts out of their teach at several institutions as a full time job. jobs, but rather to make sure that salaried He said a balance between adjuncts and professors are able to receive the work that faculty will make for the optimal situation. they are hired to do and making sure they Hornstein said that he hopes that hiring have a say in the people who are hired. Adjunct teachers provide a major service practices and department recruitment processes will be cleared up this year. to SCSU, but salaried professors provide
Flu season is fast SCSU receives military approaching friendly designation ery year because every year the vaccine
going around,” Black said. That is why it
regardless of weather or not you got a the Minnesota Department of Health recommends that everyone who is six
According to Black, there are two different types of shots offered at the medical center one of which is the usual inactive virus that is a shot, or if you To get vaccinated, SCSU students can go to Student Health Services in most health care insurance plans or will cost 25 dollars. Stacie Black, The Nurse Manager at SCSU student health services, recom“Students are at an increased risk of typically living among a large group of people,” Black said. SCSU students are also at greater risk because they are exposed to large groups of people on campus. -
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choose it is recommended that you get vaccine helps your body build up its immune response, which means that it will help your body build up anti bodies to The whole process takes about two weeks total after vaccination so it is rec-
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A recent designation places SCSU in the top twenty percent of all universities for being military-friendly. nounced the designation for the 2014 MilitaryFriendly Schools list It was given to the SCSU by Victory Media, the publisher of such websites as www.gijobs. veterans looking for work. In order to receive this designation a school must have services, programs, discounts, scholarships, clubs, networking, and staff that can suitably cater to the needs of veterans. SCSU serves around 700 veterans on campus. This designation has been given to SCSU 2009. “Being included in the military-friendly list is recognition that St. Cloud State is in support of all veterans, including the Reserves, National Guard, Coast Guard and dependents of veter-
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ans,” said Monique Coleman, director of the Veterans Resource Center. SCSU has received this designation because of several key practices and procedures. All veterans, whether from Minnesota or not, pay in-state tuition fees and receive reciprocity. Applications fees for veterans to apply to SCSU are also waived. “There are initiatives coming that will sigIn the future, the Veterans Resource Center will also be setting up a veteran alumni program. They will also be setting up peer-to-peer mentoring services. The 2014 list represents over 1800 schools in the nation that are among the top tier in the United States. It includes colleges, trade schools, and universities as well and is designated. Earnst and Young, once of the leading
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SCSU celebrates Constitution Day Vicki Ikeogu NEWS EDITOR
One of the country’s most prevalent documents was celebrated Tuesday. Constitution Day, sponsored by the SCSU Social Studies club, commemorated the importance of the document and quizzed members on campus about what it all contains. “Since it is the foundation of our nation, it is important for students to know about it. It’s important for them to understand our country and how it works,” said social studies history major Crystal Blunt. “It’s very important. It’s what gives us
our rights,” said freshman Criminal Justice major Colton Bonfy. Members of the Social Studies club took to the Atwood Mall from 10 a.m. until noon enticing students, staff, and faculty to participate in their short 10-question quiz. The quiz was designed to survey the campus on its knowledge of what is contained in the document, said the club president Kyle Johnson. Questions ranged from the freedoms provided and which branch of the government had authority impeachment. The data collected
from the survey, such as scores, gender, and year of schooling, would be gathered and charted for members of the club to use as tools for teacher preparation. After completion of the quiz, members handed out various prizes and pocket-sized constitutions. “I think it is an excellent tool to heighten awareness,” said KVSC station manager Jo McMullen-Boyer after completing her quiz. She said there were some questions that were a bit challenging, but more questions, she believes, that should have been common knowledge for most. And with the recent debates and talk about
the what the Constitution can or cannot do for citizens, Johnson believes even more strongly that everyone should be more aware about the freedoms the document has laid out. “With the right to bear arms and the NSA scandals, it’s important for students to know what rights they have. This document was created by the people and for the people. It was made for us and to protect us. It embodies democracy and liberty,” Johnson said. Aside from commemorating the document, Johnson said Constitution Day is a necessary component for the university to receive federal funding.
By celebrating the 17, Johnson said the Social Studies club played an integral role in securing funding for the entire university. “If we don’t do anything for Constitution Day, it would screw up funding,” he said. Overall, however, while the Constitution may be a very important document, the results of the survey show there is a need for knowledge improvement about one of the founding documents of our nation. The average score of the 112 participants in the survey was 47 percent. And while most people were familiar with what the
were called, most people struggled with when the Constitution became the law of the land. And while the results may not have been as high as many expected they do serve as a reminder to members of the Social Studies club who will be using this as guidelines in their future careers as teachers. “These results show why we need to have to have good high school Social Studies teachers. It also shows that the Social Studies program and campus as a whole should continue to improve our knowledge of government, history, geography, and economics,” Johnson said.
Events Calendar Monday Tony Porter speaks 6 - 7:30 p.m. Co-founder, educator, activist, and lecturer Tony Porter will speak on men’s roles in preventing violence towards women. ‘A Call to Men: The Next Generation of Manhood’ will be a free event in the Atwood Ballroom.
Tuesday What Color is Your Personality? 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Find out what your primary and secondary colors of your personality are and how they relate to others. The event is free and will be in the Atwood Cascade room.
Tuesday From SCSU to Success 3 - 4:30 p.m. SCSU alumni Jim Graves will be speaking about how he was able to build his business from the ground up. This event will be free and hosted in the Atwood Alumni room.
Wednesday No Hate Speaker: Jamie Nabozny 7 p.m. Nabozny will share his story on being bullied for being gay and how he won a major lawsuit against his former school administration. The event is free and will be held at Ritsche Auditorium.
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Test your knowledge by completing the survey the Social Studies club compiled on the Constitution.
‘Huskies Write’ helps new students Ryan Fitzgerald STAFF WRITER
ence. Its colorfulness and accessibility to experience and composition has been one of the biggest assets.
Veeder said. “It took a year to do, and the goal
students, can be daunting so a guide on composition as well as on how to compose other facets of English studies couldn’t hurt. “Huskies Write” will play a big role in English 191 this year for students and graduate teaching assistants. Director of Composition James Heiman, who has taught English 191 in the past, sees the book playing a major role for both students and faculty by using it as a tool for assessments, reviews, objectives and what the best practices could be. ““Huskies Write” gives us a concrete way of saying this might be what the future holds not only for other schools but particularly SCSU,” Heiman said. “I don’t necessarily see it as being a
to university life with the additional segment for composition.” “Huskies Write” has exploded in popularity, catching the watchful eye of the New York Times Education Department, who are interested in -
Heiman’s job is pedagogical, so for him “Huskies Write” will be instrumental in his arsenal of tools training and supervising graduate assistants. This year Huskies Write is a requirement for all English graduate teaching assistants and that
from home can be a tumultuous task with new surroundings, and having a guide on what to expect can be a functional tool; and that’s the purpose of “Huskies Write”. At the forefront of the creating this book was Rex Veeder, who has been teaching since 1970 from prisons to Indian Reservations and inside classrooms. His helping hand in creating this unique book came from graduate student Jason Tham. “I have been thinking about “Huskies Write” longer than you might want to know, but it’s
could change in the future. “It is important to come back and review a class as a department, especially English 191, because it falls in a goal area,” Heiman said. “My hope for “Huskies Write” is to help create a more campus.” The composition aspect of bringing things together descriptively has also caught the attention of tenured professors who’re using it in advanced writing classes. Moreover, adjunct professors are choosing to use it as part of their curriculum, according to Veeder. The popularity doesn’t stop for the English department using it, as Veeder has received interest from other departments which include: Public Affairs, Nursing, and Student Life and Development. “The idea of calibrating of who’s teaching what and how brings together a view of togetherness on a college campus,” Veeder said. To Veeder’s surprise many juniors and seniors
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Take Back the Night 5:30 p.m. This free event will kick off in Barden Park and will have numerous activites followed by a march downtown. This event raises awareness about sexual violence.
Friday Family Weekend Friday - Sunday Family weekend is part of the Celebrate St. Cloud State. Numerous activities will be planned including the Husky football game, a BBQ, a continental breakfast, and planetarium shows.
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Women’s Center to host Take Back the Night University Vicki Ikeogu
In conjunction with National Campus Safety Awareness month, the SCSU Women’s Center will be teaming up with the Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center to host Take Back the Night on Thursday, Sept. 26. “Take Back the Night is a march and rally to protest against sexual assault,” said senior Global Studies major and Co-Chair for the project, Vanessa Burggraff. The event will kick off with a social hour at
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services convening in Barden Park. In case of poor weather, the event will be held in Ritsche Auditorium. At this time Burggraff said survivors will be allowed to contribute to their clothesline project. “The clothesline project is a display of t-shirts survivors have made over the years. Survivors write words on them about the impact of violence on their lives,” said SANE Grant Manager for the Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center Tamara Hennes-Vix. Hennes-Vix said by allowing people to walk around the clothesline strung up with all of these shirts it serves as a reminder that violence affects people, even in Central Minnesota. “It’s very serious. It doesn’t just go away,” she said. “It’s a very powerful moment for women to say this happened and that they are not scared anymore,” Burggraff said. In addition to the clothesline, Take Back the Night will feature what Hennes-Vix calls the silent witness exhibit. Sponsored by the Anna Marie’s Alliance, this display will feature the silhouettes of local women murdered due to violence. “It shows how many women have been affected by violence,” Hennes-Vix said. “It’s something that happens in our community regularly.” Take Back the Night will then host speakers
Guinta-Bates, the Interim Coordinator for Gender Violence Prevention Programs. Burggraff also said there will be a speaker talking about the issue of said the Twin Cities is one of the top areas in the nation for sex trade and the speaker will be coverPHOTO COURTSEY OF FACEBOOK.COM/TAKE-BACK-THE-NIGHT-ST-CLOUD ing this issue. Also speaking at the event will be survivors The annual Take Back the Night event will take place at Barden Park on Sept. 26, 2013. of sexual violence. Burggraff said survivors will be given the opportunity to read their stories and the fact sexual violence can occur to anyone, male something about them. I’m hoping we get a lot of share their experiences with the crowd gathered. or female. campus and community members to check it out.” After the speakers, those that attend Take “We can’t forget [men] either,” she said. Take Back the Night is a free event open to the Back the Night will proceed to march downtown “It’s a really great event to raise awareness,” public of all ages. For those wanting to bring chilaround the bars. “We are protesting the fact that Hennes-Vix said. “These are still topics people are dren, there will be activity tables set up for them to you should be able to go downtown and feel still uncomfortable with. This event will encourage keep them entertained. Take Back the Night has safe,” Burggraff said. While this event is primarily people to look at the issues and take steps to do been an annual event since 1990. geared toward women, Burggraff also highlights
‘Huskies’ Continued from Page 3 because of all the vital information it contains that could’ve helped them immensely if they’d access to it as an incoming student. “Huskies Write” not only helps with composition but has an array of information, from helping to understand and deal with stress, how to talk to teachers, how to manage time, and the difference between high school and college life. “Chapter two is really cool because it
Flu Continued from Page 1 sleep, and wash your hands. That is the best way to insure a faster recovery, and it is important to get rest because it will
be worth it to take a couple of days off instead of being sick for weeks. SCSU freshman, Thomas Wood, on his thoughts about here. Wood said he would get a the nasal spray
gives students the seven most used resources and how to work with them,” Veeder said. The compilation of “Huskies Write” can be helpful for any student and other college campuses around the nation are compiling similar books that focus on helping incoming students. Veeder’s vision will allow students to feel more comfortable living the college experience and what to expect. “The main point of “Huskies Write” is for students to be scholars and a member how enjoyable that is,” Veeder said.
because that the method of choice shot. He was happy to hear that it is offered at the SCSU Student Health Services Center. “I don’t think its entirely necessary though,” he told me “I feel like I could get the Flu
weather or not I get a shot this year. To make an appointment with Health Services call (320) 3083193 or visit their website at myhealthservices. stcloudstate.edu.
Military Continued from Page 1 designation. This is the designation has been going on, and SCSU has never been left out of the running. In order for a school to be considered it must receive Veterans Administration funding, a grant given out by the federal government. “This designation comes with a
high honor,” said Kathie Goenner, Veterans Resource Center certifying shows that we can cater to our students, our veterans and our community.” This designation is compiled of more than 10,000 schools across the nation. It was put in place to help veterans that can
deliver what they need in best way possible. The Military Friendly Schools list will be highlighted in Victory Media’s “Guide to Military Friendly Schools,” which will be distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.
Based in suburban Pittsburgh, Penn., Victory Media targets an estimated eight million military members and veterans seeking a college degree. Victory Media owns and global brands which include G.I. Jobs, G.I. Education, NaVOBA, Vetrepreneur and Military Spouse.
Students share story, experience about coming out “When I do drag, [strangers are] like, ‘You look like ONLINE EDITOR a man, but you look For LGBT individuals, the act of like you’re still a lesbian’ and every‘coming out’ about their orientation or true identity can be a life-changing thing,” Bratsch said. “I think there isn’t experience, whether positive, negareally much negative, or a little bit of both. tive feedback, unless For St. Cloud residents Leeana it’s someone related Bratsch and Jaremy Pappenfus, to me. Nobody else really cares.” Most of the reacidentities out into the open; and reactions to the news were vastly different Pappenfus does drag for each. are fairly positive. Despite Bratsch identifying as “I’ll show them picmore androgynous than strictly tures, they’ll be like, female, the closest sexual identity ‘That’s you?’ And she can relate to is being a lesbian. I’m like, ‘Yeah,’” he Bratsch said she has been misgenMEG ISERLOTH / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER said. “They can’t dered a few times by strangers, Leeana Bratsch as her drag king persona Kamen Cider-Love (left) and Jeremy Pappenbelieve that can I sometimes even being stopped with fust (right) visit Lake George for the Pride festival. look like that.” a ‘Sir!’ before entering the women’s “Last year I was Pappenfus any different than before. bathroom. working at Target, and I ran into a friends as bisexual about four years Pappenfus, on the other hand, friend that I used to go to school with ago, though the subject had been on called my family and told them,” who didn’t know, but he saw pictures his mind since sixth or seventh grade. Pappenfus said. “I kind of feel like he tends to lean towards men in After transferring schools halfway I’ve been lucky because they’ve been sexual preference. was like, ‘So... you do drag?’ And I through his high school career, Pappretty supportive about it. They don’t Both Pappenfus and Bratsch was like, ‘Yeah!’ and I could tell he penfus got a chance to know his new really say anything about it. I’ve actuperform in drag at Biology 101 on friends, eventually feeling comfortally had a couple family members Sundays. In fact, Bratsch came to St. was a little awkward, maybe put off able enough to tell them the truth come to a few of my [drag] shows Cloud’s Pride festival on Saturday as a little, but he was okay with it. He about his sexual identity. They were her drag king persona Kamen Cider- didn’t really say anything bad about it. It’s not his thing, you know--but he Love, who was crowned the Boy of Coming out/ Page 4 was like, ‘Okay, cool’.” reactions were positive, not treating Biology 2013.
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Utku Hasbay tells of his experiences in Turkey Ivana Sreckovic OPINIONS EDITOR
Utku Hasbay is an international student from Turkey, studying here in SCSU. It’s the third year of his stay here, and two more years await him. is Biomedical Science, and his main focus and preoccupation right now is graduation. He chose the United States because he wanted to practice and improve his language skills. On the other side, Minnesota and St. Cloud were part of his decision because of the family ties and Academic & Cultural Sharing Scholarship. One of the most impressive things from conversation with him is his satisfaction with his life and stay here. ‘’I really enjoy my life but it took at least year and a half to adjust completely, role in this culture,’’ Hasbay said. The culture of his home
Coming out Continued from Page 4 before, and they enjoyed it--so I do, I kind of feel lucky in that way, that I’ve been supported.” As for Bratsch, privately debating her sexuality started as early as third or fourth grade. Most of her friends either knew she was a lesbian or had their suspicions, though Bratsch says some of the friends from her small conservative home-town don’t talk to
land, Turkey, combines elements that have been derived from the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, European, Middle Eastern and Central Asian traditions. As a multiethnic empire, Turkey spanned three continents in the past: Europe, Asia and Africa. Nowadays, the Republic of Turkey is still a transcontinental country that spans Europe and Asia. Because of the different the Turkish identity, the culture of Turkey is now a clear combinations of ‘’modern’’ and Western, of traditional religious and historical values and progress, of past and future. Even though he probably experienced culture shock when he came in U.S., ‘’it never prevented me to reach happiness,” he said, “because I was in somewhere that I wanted to be.” There are many differences based on communication, individuals’ reactions
her as much now that she’s out. “They didn’t cut me off, but I think they’re kind of waiting for me to get out of a phase or something,” Bratsch said. “Some aren’t so good, but most are good; that’s the point, you know.” It wasn’t until last year’s Pride festival that out to her family--but unlike Pappenfus, the initial reactions of Bratsch’s family weren’t nearly as supportive. Bratsch had attended Pride with some friends while her daughter was being babysat by her parents.
and behaviors. ‘’For instance, the smile on people’s faces all the time,” he said. “It is a great cultural learning to smile even to strangers. We don’t have that back in Turkey. At the same time, it is unpleasant to see a few fake smiles. Back in Turkey it is rare to hear ‘Hi!’ from a stranger or see a smile on their face. But if you do, at least they are real mostly.’’ Hasbay is involved in many ways on and off campus, with volunteering as well. Studying is not the only obligation he has in St. Cloud. Currently, Hasbay works in Residential Life as a Community Advisor (CA). He was Programming Communications Coordinator last year. He is a volunteer at St. Cloud Hospital and Hands Across the World. Also, he is a member of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and Medical Profession Association (MPA). When it comes to his achievements, he was nominated three times for
She found it easy to be herself in the festival’s atmosphere, happy to do whatever she wanted without worrying about others judging her. When she met up with her parents and daughter in a K-Mart parking lot after the festival, Bratsch still had her rainbow accessories on. It was because of this that her parents began to be suspicious, asking her what was going on, that she had changed a lot. “I thought, well, I can’t really hide from it now,” Bratsch recalled. “So I said, ‘Well, I’m gay.’ And I told them. “My mom starts
Student of the Month, in November 2012, and March and May 2013. In April 2013, NRHH inducted him for outstanding contribution to Residence Hall System as SCSU. He got a Receipt of Bronze pin award from E.A.G.L.E. Awards SCSU and First Place Recipe in the Vegetable Category “Taste from Home” on the Recipe Contest. ‘’I love cooking,” he said. “When I cook, I feel like the kitchen is my own lab.” For distant and far future, his plans are traveling around the world with his future job title and volunteering in various organizations. ‘’During the two years I have spent in here, I had a chance to discover unknown continents of my own world,” Hasbay said. “I strongly recommend study abroad opportunities to everyone. There were that I understood during my life in abroad, the power of experience and the es-
screaming and freaking out, and my dad starts freaking out too. They’re like, ‘Maybe we should take your daughter home, maybe you should think about this.’ And I’m like, ‘No, I’m very sure. I’ve been debating this for years, and I’ve decided I found a comfortable place here, I’ve found a comfortable surrounding, this is who I am. It shouldn’t really make a difference to you.’ “They then said, ‘You remember your Christian upbringing,’ and stuff like that, and I said, ‘This doesn’t change anything.’ “My mom said
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out my ‘reason’; I hope all
to me, ‘If you grow your hair out and act normal, act like a girl lesbian’--she was very clueless--‘then I wouldn’t maybe mind so much.’ And I replied, ‘This is a part of who I am’,” she said. “It’s a big problem, actually.” Bratsch says that since then, some of her family has accepted her sexual identity, and some have not. “It wasn’t really a good experience,” she said. “It was really a lot of yelling, and they didn’t understand. They were very stand-off-ish, and they wouldn’t accept it.”
‘reason’ of their life one day.”
“For people that are coming out, I would say make sure you have your support group,” Pappenfus said. “It’s always good to have people around you who love you no matter what, and for whatever. You do have those people who shun you away, and say that it’s horrible... but you still have those friends that will be like, ‘It’s okay, who cares?’ “If you can, make sure you be true to who you are, and eventually you’ll have the right time. Be who you are and have fun with it.” Bratsch also had some advice to LGBT
people who are thinking of coming out themselves. “I would say that I understand that every situation is different, and I understand some people are in danger-but if you can come out right away, I would say just be true to yourself,” she said. “Know that when you come out, it will be hard and there will be adversity, but you will also see the true friends and family shining through. You should never be ashamed of yourself. Just stick with them, and do your thing... and you should be just
SCSU talks business, education with local leaders and economists Nicholas P. Hayes ASST. MARQUEE EDITOR
Tuesday morning was bright and clear, and some of the business minds in St. Cloud came to the campus on this beautiful day to discuss plans on how to rebuild the venture capital of Minnesota, as well as how education is a factor. The speakers included Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, SCSU professor King Banian, and Advisor of Job Creation to Governor Dayton, Kathy Tunheim, as the keynote speaker. The other speakers were many business leaders from the local areas, and all came to talk and give ideas on how to boost funds in Minnesota. The main focus appeared to be focused on education. ings. According to Tunheim, when governor Dayton took sota, but 60,000 jobs that were vacant because companies
them. Minnesota is greatly falling behind, and Tunheim is quoted as saying, “Minnesota has the larges disparity of a metro area in the country.” The problem is getting people to get Minnesota’s education advantage, through what one speaker called “The Four Ships”, which are internships, externships, apprenticeships, and mentorships. The main issue with why the ‘ships’ are no longer a working factor is that we need successful volunteers to do them, which has been going down ever steadily. When it comes to venture capital, the main issue is tryto fund new ideas, based on successful business models, and new business leaders. Helping the students is the best way to increase venture capital, but people aren’t willing to give or simply don’t have enough to. As Rick Bauerly, Managing Partner of Granite Equity said, when it comes to integration between business and education, “sometimes money just ruins it.” Of course when you invite economists you are going to get some history, and both economics professors who
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were in attendance gave an interesting lesson. According to them, we have gone from catching up in economic standing to a leader, and St. Cloud and Minneapolis are both States. One notion that felt to be a common idea at the roundtable was that when it comes to more start-ups, there are more ideas, and more failure, but it was not the closing piece. The closing piece was the table, with Secretary Ritchie at the head of it all, saying that he was proud of Minnesota. He was proud to say that there are Minnesotans at major companies, and that people should stop speculating and bad-mouthing the state. The organizers of the round-table thanked everyone for coming and said that this would not be the last roundtable discussion they would have on the topic of Venture Capital and how it impacts education and the economy of Minnesota. “Holding it at the university was a goal,” said Moderator Nicholas Conant, and they hope to hold more round-table discussions at schools so students can attend and get their say in things, as they are the future leaders of this state and they will need money and an education to
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LGBT rights should be fought for and respected President of the United States Month. It all started in 2000 with President Bill Clinton, while President Barack Obama 2010, 2012 and 2013. But let me start from the beginning. When it comes to LGBT
Ivana Sreckovic OPINIONS EDITOR
A country doesn’t deserve to have the title ‘’country’’ if it doesn’t take care of all its citizens, majority and minority-which includes the LGBT population. LGBT History Month is a period which celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. National Coming Out Day in the United States is marked on Oct. 11. But different states respect LGBT rights in different ways. There are still many countries which don’t give them any rights they ask for. October is LGBT History Month in United States since while in United Kingdom, that month is February. In less fortunate countries, their rights are not equally respected. States of America is well known as a country with developed and improved human rights. Rights that are not only written on paper. Rights which are implemented, which is the more important part.
them into human and civil rights. That includes same-sex relationships (same-sex marriage or civil unions), adoption, parenting, anti-bullying legislation and student non-discrimination laws, immigration equality laws, anti-discrimination laws for employment and housing, equal age of consent laws, and laws related to sexual orientation and military service. Pride parade (also called pride march, gay pride parade, LGBT pride parade, pride event or pride festival) is only one way LGBT rights. pride parade occurred on the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village, neighborhood of New York City. Since then, parades usually take place on June. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride and social moveorange, yellow, green, blue and purple in the end are the colors LGBT community.
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St. Cloud Pride in the Park celebrates the contributions of the LGBT community.
In the era of Nazi Germany, every prisoner had to wear a concentration camp badge on their jacket. Every badge had the different color. One of them was ‘’the pink triangle’’ and it was used to identify male prisoners who were detained there because of their homosexuality. Nowadays, the pink triangle is a symbol of LGBT commuClassical gender symbols
interlocking male symbols form a gay male symbol, and two interlocking female symbols form a lesbian symbol. Combinations of those symbols are made to represent bisexual and transgender persons. But the LGBT population is not always accepted, especially if we go through long history of
transgender. It can be showed through discrimination, aversion, prejudice, hatred or even violence. SCSU is, once again, following the right example of respecting LGBT rights. This year we had some events during the weekend, and later on we will celebrate October as LGBT History Month.
Homophobia includes negative attitudes and feelings toward people who are identi-
variety of gender identities: two
What is worth suffering for?
Andrew Gnirk COLUMNIST
“Every rose has its thorn,” the old proverb goes. And yes, it is very true. When I was younger, I thought having an inground pool in my backyard would be spectacular. I could swim every day during the summer and have lots of fun. Now that I’m older, I’m glad I never got my own pool. And I never plan to get one, even if I can afford it someday. Pool ownership is a rose, and it has many thorns. Its upkeep, cleaning, monetary cost, and safety hazards are buying one.
For me, having a pool of my own is not worth the thorns. I can almost as easily go to the YMCA or a lake and swim to my heart’s content. In this way, I get the fun of swimming without the pains of pool ownership. There are still thorns to deal with (public pools are kind of gross), but they are minimal, comparatively. This is an example of minimizing the thorns I have to deal with. But there was a time when I thought I could eliminate them altogether. I was slightly younger, and much, much more naïve. I now realize that no matter where I go, what I do, or who I’m surrounded by, there will be thorns I have to accept. Since I cannot defeat or eliminate them, I can only learn to live with them. Now I begin to ask myself the question, “What is worth suffering for?” If I cannot avoid suffering, I
need to invest my pain into something worthwhile. There are a few things I’ve decided are not worth the struggle. One of them is trying to control how others perceive me. Another one is trying to snag some sort of dream job at the cost of my own peace and well-being. The one thing I know for sure is worth the struggle is the people I love. They are the most beautiful aspect of my life, even when they occasionally disappoint me. I have to keep in mind that I have disappointed them, too. I’m fortunate to have good people in my life. Not every person I’ve encountered has been worth my effort, but I think the people I currently care about absolutely are. Beyond love, I am still trying to discern what is worth suffering for. I have a few ideas, but only time will tell.
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Students sit during a class lecture. SCSU is home to professors who teach over 200 programs of study.
Teaching skills are important teacher education program I thought it was a combination of both. However, I have been sadly mistaken when it comes to professors. There have been numerous times when I wonder how certain people can
college level. Sure they understand the subject matter or may be a leading expert
Throughout my lengthy academic career, I have had a lot of teachers and professors. Like most of us, I can tell which ones are awesome, those that are just ok, and which ones downright suck. I normally wouldn’t be so critical, but as a double major, one of which will be secondary education, it makes me wonder what makes certain people selves by this title. Since I have been out of high school for a lot longer than I care to mention, I was really blown away with the lack of professionalism and care many of my college professors have for the subject matter they teach or the students whose lives they impact. So what makes you mense skills as an educator or your vast knowledge on the subject? As part of the
But if you can’t relate that knowledge and understanding to students within a classroom setting, then your knowledge is pointless as far as I am concerned. If I can’t understand how your teaching is relevant to my studies, then I’m sorry, but you’re not a professor. Your knowledge and understanding of the subject matter may be immense, far greater than I can ever hope to achieve, but if you cannot relate this to students who may or may not have a prior understanding of the subject, then you are failing at your responsibility as an educator. In addition to professors that have a vault of knowledge that students cannot tap into, there are just some professors that, even though the subject matter is incredibly interesting, the way they present it is absolutely dreadful. If
ones’ lessons are all over the place, along with confusing oneself, then there is a classroom of students who are, in fact, more confused than they were before. Plus it just makes class time that more painful to go to. While I’m not a big advocate of ratemyprofessor.com, I can see the need for such sites to exist. It’s not about the chili pepper ratings. It’s about how students feel when they enter a classroom. If they feel professors are confusing, un-relatable, or just plain suck at what they are doing, this how they can get their frustrations out. What’s sad is I highly doubt any professors critically look at this website and strive to improve upon some of the concerns that are mentioned. I may be naïve, but I am paying your wages. As a college student who is supposed to learn how to think critically about different subjects that I am exposed impossible, to do so when I’m confused. Professors may think of themselves as professing their knowledge onto others, but if we can’t understand what you’re saying or how you’re saying it, than what are you really professing?
Monday, September 23, 2013
UPCOMING EVENTS Ongoing Until 10/6 Lend Me A Tenor, Pioneer Place on 5th, multiple showtimes Monday 9/23 Players Open Mic Night, Headley Hall 277, 7 p.m.
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Pridefest brings St. Cloud together keep school safe for children. Immediately following the rally were Pride in the Park entertainment programs emceed by Tiffany Hunter. Welcome remarks were made by SCSU President Earl Potter. The entertainment lineup included SCSU Drag Troupe, Taiyo, Garage Thirteen, and The HoneyBadgers. Eastman Park by Lake George was packed with food vendors and port the Pridefest, including the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Rainbow Health Initiative, PFLAG, and St. Cloud Out. NADIA KAMIL / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Jason Tham STAFF WRITER Last weekend marked the fourth annual St. Cloud Pridefest held at Lake George Park. St. Cloud Pride cated to raising awareness of issues of heterosexism and homophobia within St. Cloud and the surrounding community. “It’s an event for people to come out and celebrate who they are. It is open to everybody and we are proud to have done it for the fourth year now,” said Jim Becker, St. Cloud Pride board member. The festival attracted family and friends from the neighbor-
hood to celebrate with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual community. The Pride in the Park carnival began at 11 a.m. with a pride rally with speakers from the community, including St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis and SCSU Associate Professor Dr. Rachel Wexelbaum. “We do a theme each year. Last year’s theme was marriage amendment and this year we decided to jump on to the next issue, which is bullying,” Becker said. “We don’t think that [bullying] is allowed or should be tolerated, so anti-bullying is our theme this year to raise awareness.” Rally speakers touched on bullying issues in schools and how to
First United Church and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship also showed their support at the Pridefest. Several wedding-related services were also at the festival, as their business received quite an impact same-sex marriage in Minnesota. “I have been here once before, and my favorite part about it is to see people who are committed to supporting all the endeavors we have here,” said SCSU senior SeanMichael Groomes. Groomes said the festival helped to create a sense of community in creating LGBT awareness. The Pride in the Park carnival was followed by the Fourth Annual Drag Show held at River’s Edge Convention Center and late night music at D.B. Searle’s in downtown St. Cloud.
The Annual Pride Brunch was held Sunday at Biology 701 Lounge and Restaurant. According to Becker, the SCSU LGBT Resource Center has been a major sponsor of the St. Cloud Pridefest for the last four years. “Our partnership with St. Cloud Pride is a really strong one. Part of my job is to sit on the St. Cloud Pride board, and this is a pretty bold commitment on behalf of the university to say what they [Pride] do is valuable and we need to have this event,” said Brandon Johnson, director of SCSU LGBT Resource Center. When asked about challenges Pride festival, Becker said the planning usually takes a year and there are many details to look into when gathering vendors and setting up the venue. “We have a 10-member board and we are always looking for volunteers and new perspectives,” Becker said. To participate or volunteer at the next Pridefest, Becker encouraged students to “like” the St. board meeting dates. “We welcome student involvement,” Johnson said, “Students can come to our meetings and join a committee, or serve as a board member.” “Or they can just start being prepared for when they will come to Pride next year,” Becker said.
Wednesday 9/25 Apple releases dual iPhones Lindgren Collection Art Reception, Atwood Gallery, 12:30 p.m. Lukas Gohl
which they had never done before: instead of releasing just one iPhone, they released two. Maybe this isn’t earth-shattering news, but the iPhones 5C and 5S present more options for Apple fans looking to upgrade. In hardware, the 5C is identical to an iPhone 5, except that it is limited white, green, blue, pink, and yellow. With a two-year contract, the 16GB model is priced at $99 and the 32GB version costs $199. Both phones are $100 less than last year’s iPhone 5. The new 5C also boasts an improved FaceTime HD camera and a larger battery for longer life. For those with a little extra pocket change, the more expensive iPhone
Thursday 9/12Sunday 9/15 Atwood Movie Night: Monsters University, Atwood Theatre, 8 p.m. nightly plus 10:30 p.m. on Friday Friday 9/27 Rocking the River with Rocket Club, Green Mill Downtown, doors open 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9/28 Molitor’s Haunted Acres Opening Show, Sauk Rapids, 6:30 p.m.
sensor functions as a passcode bypass, Apple ID authenticator, and a way to convince people in Atwood that you’re James Bond. Apple has continued its trend of offering few new features for iPhones on the odd-year product cycle. Those looking for a major upgrade should hold off until the iPhone 6. Users who didn’t buy an iPhone 5 last year, however, can take advantage of the 5C offering the same great functionality for $100 less. Both the 5C and the 5S launched at 8 a.m. on Sept. 20. Apple has also announced its brand new mobile operating system, iOS 7. This system will became available Sept. 18 for iPhone (version 4 and
CHART BY LUKAS GOHL / CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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Valhalla reopens in Atwood Meg Iserloth STAFF WRITER Now that renovations are over, the new and improved Valhalla Bistro is back. Located in the Atwood Memorial Center’s lower-level Brickyard, Valhalla offers a sit-down buffet style meal for students, faculty and staff for $8.25 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Valhalla’s lounge serves as an open seating area Monday-Friday 3 p.m. to midnight, Saturday 8 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from noon to midnight. No food is served during that time. Somambike Carmen, an SCSU student majoring in Social Work, prefers Valhalla to other eating options on campus. “I really like the way it’s quiet, it’s peaceful, and it’s a bit classy, the way it looks,” Carmen said. “I could have a salad for the entree, then rice, chicken... I could eat whatever they had prepared. I love their food. I would really recommend it for sure.” Before learning to cook, Valhalla “Last semester I used to be there most of the time because I couldn’t
cook, but now that I’m settled and I live alone, I can cook,” she said. “But I like the food there. It’s healthy.” Valhalla typically offers soup, a meat dish, a vegetarian option, a side, salad, and desserts. Diners serve themselves, and can eat as much as they choose. Recent menu items have included gnocchi in cream sauce, roasted mini corn, pulled pork enchiladas, and French onion soup. For Jonathan Foss, an SCSU grad student in Higher Education Administration, Valhalla Bistro is a quick buffet that works in his price range. Though Foss has only eaten at Valhalla a few times--once before the renovation and once after--he recommends it to anyone who’s curious, calling it “a little gem hidden in the basement of Atwood.” “It’s a different type of food. It’s kind of a low-key fancy restaurant-I mean, next to a wings spot, next Foss said. “They’re different foods, and the nice thing that Valhalla has is that it’s kind of quiet, it’s kind of nice, and it’s quaint. But the food is great.” Groups over six are encouraged to make a reservation at 320.308.4295.
Open Mic Night lets Huskies star on stage Ryan Hanenburg STAFF WRITER When one hears the words “Open Mic Night”, a variety of performances come to mind, everything from stand-up comics to karaoke. SCSU’s Open Mic Night was no different, with multiple musical genres, poetry, and comedic acts on display. The rules state that performers have 8 minutes to perform whatever act they wish, although after time constraints. Contestants were announced via whatever name they signed up under, which for There were several karaoke acts, with Joe F doing a rendition of Nine Inch Nails’ “Wish”, as well as Megan and Jay performing a duet of Sara Bareilles’ “Love Song”. Also singing karaoke were Sarah and Katie doing “Radioactive” with Sarah singing and Katie playing acoustic guitar, Jasmine performing “Gravity”, and Alex playing acoustic guitar and singing “Little Black Submarines” by The Black Keys. Shane played a country song by Luke Bryan while strumming the tune to guitar.
There were also some original musical acts
nal raps. Isabela performed an original soft rock number called “You Are Not Alone”. KC, Prince Smith, Brendan, and Robert all did guitar and vocals of a variety of pieces. There were also several poets in attendance with Ashmika, Charles, Isaac, and Daniella offering their own verses. Dontre also performed standup comedy with a focus on his college experience. There were some 31 acts who signed up to perform, and the event coordinators made sure that everyone got a chance on stage. This meant Husky Talent Coordinator, said that Open Mic Night has been going for four years. She said that “this was the largest number of the acts being of a musical nature was normal. She stated that they “try to go until everyone has gone.” next one might be different due to the overwhelming amount of performers.
MOKOTI NAKATANI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
The next Open Mic Night is on Oct. 23 and signups will be accepted starting in early October. She recommends that potential performers register as soon as possible. an event that Husky Talent is holding for No Shave November on the 20th, called the “Facial Hair Fiasco”. The event will consist of a “bearded beauty pageant” and will be open to both real and fake beards as well as all genders.
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Firehouse Subs heats up campus taste buds Jason Tham RESTAURANT REVIEW The new Firehouse Subs branch -
Firehouse Subs offers hot and cold spe-
Firehouse employees load up a sub with juicy toppings.
sub so I ordered a classic beef and cheese Rating: 9/10
‘Wizard of Oz’ still a classic in 3D Ashmika Patke -
The gameplay options are endless in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’.
‘GTA V’ tons of fun Gameplay
VIDEO GAME REVIEW
Rating: 9 / 10
They’re off to see the Wizard, this time in three dimensions.
There is a ton to do in this Story
Rating: 9 / 10
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Monday, September 23, 2013
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St. Cloud State looking to build off historic season STAFF WRITER
travel out to Alabama-Huntsville and overhaul. Conference was the main cause-- the
half of the season. -
and Nebraska-Omaha all joined them in Fenton stated at the NCHC conference
SCSU then travels to Nebraska-Omasota-Duluth in consecutive weekends.
forward to the new season more than the new conference.
even made it into the tournament with the new selection amendment. road wins as more valuable than home wins in the formula that selects the atthat a bonus system will be involved as well-this system will reward teams for
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would’ve served well for the Huskies
St. Cloud State may not have made the
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But a new year in a new conference
Then they kick off their confer-
Huskies blow up on Concordia-St. Paul; win 34-3 second quarter. SPORTS EDITOR
The Huskies’ early offensive outburst led them to an easy 34-3 win over the Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears. The number 23-ranked Huskies are off to a 3-0 start the tenure of Head Coach Scott Underwood.
The Huskies’ offensive line dominated the Golden
SCSU held the Golden Bears to 206 yards of offense
win over Bemidji State.
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Soccer loses second straight on Saturday Jeremiah Graves
tion, stopping 11 shots through the 90-minute mark. Plombon ended the match with 12
ASST SPORTS EDITOR
The SCSU women’s soccer team suffered a tough weekend with a 2-1 double overtime loss to NSIC Conference opponent Winona State University. The loss marks the second in a row for the Huskies and puts them 0-2 in conference games.
bon at the 100:34 minute mark. The goal was scored by Warrior sophomore Kati Baker,
As well as being outplayed, the Huskies also found themselves with the short end of the -
the Warriors to only two shots on net. the season. Then SCSU Senior Kara Dahmen struck gold and tied the game in the 60th minute. Dahmen took a corner kick and managed to bend the ball into upper section of the net, scoring her second goal of the season, and leading the Huskies in goals thus far. Huskies goaltender Brittany Plombon held her team in throughout the end of regula-
advance to overtime already this season. The loss brings the Huskies record to 3-2 on the season, and 0-2 in the NSIC Conference play. SCSU will hope to break the losing streak as they host the 3-2 Upper Iowa University on Sunday Sept. 22, in the Husky Stadium.
SCSU women’s soccer on action on Sunday
SHUN JIE YONG / VISUALS EDITOR
The SCSU Huskies couldn’t stop Upper Iowa University on Sunday, and found themselves on the wrong end of a 5-1 shellacking. Taige Thoreson scored the lone goal for the Huskies, and Lauren Plonbom racked up seven saves for SCSU.
SCSU takes down Bemidji State 3-1 in home opener Juniors Kaitlin Doughty and Dani Domeier
Ivanna Sreckovic OPINIONS EDITOR
The SCSU Volleyball team took to the court with a vengeance, jumping out to a 12-0 lead to start the game against the Bemidji State Beavers on Sept. 19. Coming off of two straight road victories at the NSIC challenge, it was clear the Huskies were hungry for more. SCSUtrails home opener proved the record otherwise. After a quick and effective start to set one, SCSU went on to defeat the Beavers in four Entering the match-up with a 6-2 record, the Huskies were ready to keep the momentum going – and that they did. In front of a roaring fan section in Halenbeck Hall, SCSU dominated offensively.
as well as Senior Ellie Dietzen who ended the night with 12 kills and a team-high four blocks. Sophomore Brianne Stamer added to SCSU’s dominating performance by setting a team-high dig total at 18, bringing her to a whopping 142 digs on the season. Junior Erin Ohlemann also contributed to 46 assists to the already sizable list of highs for the night. Improving to 7-2 overall, St. Cloud State now has their best start to a season since 1998. The Huskies will return to action at Halenbeck Hall for back-to-back home games SHUN JIE YONG / VISUALS EDITOR on Oct. 4 against Winona State at 7 p.m., followed by another NSIC match-up at 4 p.m. The Beavers didn’t match up against the Huskies, who have now improved their record to 7-2 on the season.
NCHC Media Day: a new era of college hockey begins Sean Davich STAFF WRITER
As some people may know, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) was formed on July 9, 2011. The SCSU Huskies accepted an invitation to the conference on September of that
the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) count last year by winning their
tually advancing to the Frozen Four. But now, as league commissioner Josh Fenton put it, it’s time for a transition.
NCHC’s inaugural season. Every head coach in the new conference showed up for media day, with one student athlete accompanying them to the
senior forward Nic Dowd were present. The preseason conference poll was also released on the 19th. Omaha was ranked
Denver 4th, St. Cloud State 3rd, North Dakota 2nd, and the top ranked team in the
Regional Final at the hands of the Huskies. “I think it’s pretty early to be talking about the season championship,” Dowd
added. “The season hasn’t even started yet.” SCSU is fresh off their Frozen Four season, and they know getting back will be tough. Hobey Baker winner Drew Leblanc, Ben Hanowski and Nick Jensen all graduated following the season. But they certainly look forward to the challenge, especially in a new conference. happens with every season; guys leave, but new guys come,” Dowd said. “Every team deals with it, but I think we’re gonna do just “We got a lot of offense returning,” the new season.” Starting off on a high note can really kick-start you to a great season. SCSU didn’t start off great, but they certainly to starting over. “Getting back into season will be great,” Dowd claimed. “It’s been a long offseason; it feels like the game just happened yesterday when we lost in the Frozen Four.” Following the interviews conducted by media members, Fenton ended the day by holding a press conference. Fenton unveiled Cup, which will be awarded to the NCHC’s regular season champion. Fenton also revealed that the award presented to the conference’s top coach will be called the Herb Brooks Coach of the Year
Award. The special guest for that unveilment was none other than Herb Brooks’s son, Dan Brooks. “It’s a huge honor,” Brooks said. “His life was all about coaching.” Brooks also stated that the last college team his father ever coached was SCSU. Herb eventually helped bring them to the Division I level, and now the Huskies’ home arena is named the Herb Brooks National Hockey and Events Center-named America’s hockey history.
“You have to look at him for the huge success of U.S.-born players,” Brooks said. “After the ’80 Olympics, the game just When the HBNHEC reopens on September 28, Dan Brooks will be cutting the ribbon. On October 11-12, SCSU plays with former WCHA rival Bemidji State-to kick off another Frozen Four conquest. Let the transition begin.
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The Vikings let loose the always dangerous Chicago return man Devin Hester. These small mistakes don’t seem important until you lose by one and wind up 0-2.
Winless Vikings need to right the ship soon ultimately set up the Bears’ game winning drive, pinning the Vikings’ defense deep in their own territory and giving the Bears
Derek Saar STAFF COLUMN
The Vikings stumbled once again this past Sunday, falling to the Chicago Bears in a heartbreaking loss at Soldier Field by a score of 31-30 on a last second touchdown pass from Bears quarterback Jay Cutler that found tight end Martellus Bennett in the end zone. With the loss, the Vikings now stand at 0-2 and are last in the tough NFC North. Both early season losses hurt even more as they came against two divisional foes, putting the Vikings in an early season hole. Once again the Vikings got off to a rapid start from the get-go as rookie Cordarrelle Patterson put his lightning speed on display, taking the opening kickoff of the game 105 yards to the house to put the Vikings up early. It seemed all too familiar to Viking fans, who a week earlier witnessed star running back Adrian Peterson scamper from scrimmage against the Lions. Patterson’s opening kick return seemed of the NFL’s best return men ever, would
dwindled. The Vikings’ defensive corps played well, but couldn’t come up with one last Turnovers were aplenty as the defense came away with four turnovers on the day. The highlight of the day for the defense was Brian Robison’s fumble recovery, which resulted in a Vikings touchdown. come their offensive miscues with great special teams play and their own defense getting their fair share of takeaways. Bears cornerback Tim Jennings returned an errant pass from Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder in the third quarter for a touchdown. The pass left many Vikings fans screaming at their television sets, as Ponder seemed to have not seen two Bears defensive backs standing in front of Jerome Simpson. The Vikings faltered repeatedly on stalled once inside the red zone. The offense scored just one touchdown on the day on 20-yard touchdown reception by tight end Kyle Rudolph. Vikings kicker Blair Walsh
This routinely set up the Bears’ offense with defense in their own territory much more than they would have liked.
goals came inside the Bears’ red zone; his longest kick of the game was only 28 yards, a frustrating statistic for the Vikings’ offense.
The Vikings did many things well throughout the game Sunday but could not come up with proverbial “W.” The defense came up with takeaways and the offense too many possessions deep in opposition territories. All in all, it resulted in a loss, which is the only thing that matters at the end of the day. Next up for the Vikings is another team that currently sits with a 0-2 record, the Cleveland Browns. This game marks the Vikings’ home opener and it could not come at a better time after two tough road losses. The Browns came limping into the game without starting quarterback Brandon Weeden, their 2013 campaign merely two weeks into the season. In an interesting move earlier in the week, the Browns announced that backup Jason Campbell would not start in this Sunday’s game; instead it well be third center. NFL start, his only other coming with the
what of an unknown, as he has played for four different franchises throughout the last three seasons and clearly hasn’t seen much playing time over the course of his four prean undrafted free agent signed by the New England Patriots out of Michigan State in
Another shocking move for the Browns occurred this week as well, as the team decided to ship star running back and franchise cornerstone Trent Richardson to the other selections. Veteran Willis McGahee seems to be the man who will replace Richardson this week after being signed to the team on Thursday. As for the Vikings’ keys to gaining their
the Browns early and often. With a third string quarterback making his second career start, the Vikings’ defense will need to come out aggressive until the Browns can prove some sort of offensive capability. Look for the Vikings’ front seven to be chomping at the bit out of the gates. Adrian Peterson ran for 100 yards on 26 touches and fumbled once last week. Look for the Vikings to continue to rely on their and it’s only a matter of time before last year’s AP comes out to play--and hopefully for the Vikings’ sake it is this week. Getting rookie Cordarrelle Patterson will be something to watch for, as well as the Vikings vowing to give him more looks on the offensive side of the ball. With his speed, how can you not?
week it came back to bite the Vikings in the end.
NCAA players to be paid Ryan Fitzgerald STAFF COLUMN
The NCAA is undergoing issues on maintaining the amateurism aspect, particularly in college football, mostly because NCAA President Mark Emmert is too busy fattening his own pockets making an annual salary of $1.7 million dollars. To get paid or not? College football rakes in a shocking $10 billion yearly, and if there was no amateurism rule Emmert’s salary might not be as high as he would like. So for him to sleep with a smile on his face every night in his cushy bed he’d prefer not to keep the amateurism rule as long as he can. changed dramatically in the past month on whether football players should be paid for their services. For the longest time I was against it, but now as each day passes I’m leaning more towards for them to be paid. In essence Johnny “Football” Manziel is making Texas A&M hundreds of thousands of dollars each week in from his grassstained jersey doing commercials. Manziel isn’t seeing a penny from those commercials, but he should because it’s him endorsing a product, not the school. This is just one example of how universities are taking advantage of their star athletes.
Top-notch student athletes should be paid based on performance are bringing in obscene amounts of money the players should be compensated in some fashion. The only disappointing thing about the NCAA’s demise is the slow pace of it, which allows the current crop of overpaid administrators to continue to scavenge undeserved livings off athletes who work 60-hour weeks, and who are called cheats if they accept any cash for it. The NCAA, and its unruly izes athletes for daring to view college as an avenue to professions, cannot fold soon enough as the buzz with college athletes deserved to be paid grows everyday like a baby in the mother’s womb. I’m against athletes taking money from boosters, because the boosters suck athletes in and make them think that they’re on top of the world, which in turn causes them to think they are untouch- The debate continues on paying college athletes such as Johnny Manziel, whose jersey sales and commercials could be making him tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. able. From this comes more scanbeing paid anytime soon because there and be lucky to be obtaining dalous activities that cause the halfway through the season with the paper work, rules, regulations an education. But after thinkathletes to create unwanted the possibility of more with incenwould have to all be re-written ing long and hard I came to the drama at their respective schools. tives, such as, making it to a bowl conclusion that the amateurism From this comes bad publicity game, breaking school records, or book would turn into a gigantic rule should be taken away and and for the PR department a pre-packaged performance incen800 page book. replaced with an agreement to nightmare to get their school back tives the university comes up with. But what I could see happenpay players accordingly. to a contributing university and The idea of college athletes ing in the near future is athletes in good standing with the comgetting paid irked me for the getting a stipend for their efmunity. longest time because I thought the I don’t see college athletes players should be grateful to be nothing wrong with the players