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Career Day helps students network Staff Report The annual fall semester Career Day was held Wednesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom. Career Day is a campus-wide job fair organized to provide students a way to explore career opportunities in a variety of employers, including internships, part-time and full-time employments. This year, SCSU Career Services Center, the organizer of Career Day, partnered with School of Public Affairs (SOPA) and brought more than 80 employers to the student job fair. Career Day was also sponsored by SCSU Business Student Executive Council (BSEC), Criminal Justice Association (CJA), and Herberger Business School (HBS). Companies in attendance included Best Buy, Cargill, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, IBM, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Northwestern Mutual, St. Cloud Police Department, UnitedHealth Group, Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Walgreens, and Xcel Energy, among other employers. According Career Services Center, Career Day is an excellent opportunity not just for students to get connected, PRAVIN DANGOL/ ASST. VISUALS EDITOR

The students were given the opportuinity to talk to employers from different companies for a job or internship.

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Spend a day “In Her Shoes” Vicki Ikeogu NEWS EDITOR

The choice to leave is much harder than many would think. This recurring theme was what event organizers behind the Women’s Center’s “’In her Shoes”’ event wanted participants to take away. As part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, SCSU’s Women’s Center teamed up with Anna Marie’s Alliance to allow students and faculty to experience what it would be like walking in the shoes of a woman suffering from domestic violence on Tuesday. Taking over Atwood’s Glacier room, participants were assigned a particular woman’s story and followed it through multiple stations. At each station they were greeted with new challenges and new decisions that had to be made. “Each character or situation will have something happen,” said Women’s Center’s master of social work intern, Kelly Yang. “And you will have to follow what choice you make. It could be court or CPS (child protective services). You will move from station to station making choices.” Women’s Center staff chose to make participants go through as partners. Allowing for some interaction and somethis approach would garner more insight into the plight of battered women. Along with the going from station to station, the 75-minute experience provided students with about a half hour of


Guinta-Bates describes the common ways in which women may be abused by their partners

for participants to have the chance to express how they felt going through this situation. “It is not as easy as leaving. It doesn’t necessarily stop the violence,” said coordinator of Community Education and Connect Initiative for Anna Marie’s Alliance, Debra Schroeder. “There are hoops to jump through, especially if there are children involved. And people don’t understand how much you are torn down by the abuser.”

sometimes they suffer in absolute silence,” Schroeder said. “We do have the opportunity to break that silence. Violence is not the normal.” “I learned how much of a cycle that situation was,” said freshman Katie Rothstein. Describing the struggles of her character having been abused and having her children being abused, Rothstein’s character made the decision to leave. - However, she said her character didn’t have a lot of options. “This experience shows how careful you have to be in eder said she feels domestic violence is one of the biggest having a relationship. And how if you are in a similar situasocial issues of our time. tion, try to get out the best you can,” Rothstein said. “I think a lot of people go through this in their lives. And

“If you are not in the situation, you don’t realize all these programs that turn you down,” said junior mass communications major Wokie Benson. “Everyone’s story is not the same. Domestic violence happens, but it is not the victim’s fault.” “Sometimes the places we expect to get help from, it makes matters worse,” said senior biomedical science major Abi Akin. “But you should never be afraid to get help.”

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Federal government partially shut down Meg Iserloth ONLINE EDITOR

Days go by. Tourists gather outside of national monuments and parks, only to be greeted by closed gates. “Nonessential” workers, told to stay home without pay, and hold their breath across the nation. Meanwhile in the White

tions to the debt issues that have been plaguing the U.S. for years now. How does a nation avoid a default on a $16.7 trillion debt within the month, exactly? That’s one of the main question to be able to agree. Though problems began when Congress could not agree on a budget, spurred by Tea Party members

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refusing to fund Obamacare, the issues presented have blown up to much larger proportions. House Republicans have now begun to pursue a broader strategy which “would go beyond reopening the government and putting 80,000 furloughed workers on the job,” USA Today reports, as well as removing the prospect of “default” altogether; all an effort to achieve bigger changes to reduce the debt. But what caused this to happen? Tumblr user spontaneousmusicalnumber explains with the following: “Say two people share an iPad. One of them wants to install a system update, totally upgrade the entire system to shared iTunes account. The other person doesn’t want the update, they already have everything organized and running the way they like it. They would rather spend the $20 on songs or apps. “To compromise, they smash the iPad.” The very baseline for the shutdown sounds almost as

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simple: faced with issues like the Nation’s debt hitting the limit known as the “debt ceiling” and Obama’s proposals to overhaul the entire healthcare system, Republicans and Democrats couldn’t agree on a spending plan for the new on pause until a solution can be found. But of course, these things are always much easier said than done. The last shutdown was 17 years ago under the Clinton Administration, and it lasted 21 days. It’s nearly impossible to tell how long this shutdown will last, but one thing’s for sure: the longer it takes Congress to reach a conclusion, the more the Nation will suffer in its economy and well being. During the shutdown the U.S. Postal Service will keep deto receive checks, as they’re deemed as “essential” programs

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Pachanga Society plays SCSU

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Stearns County Pachanga Society brings their unique music to campus.

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Peer-to-peer torrents affect campus life dates to the law were mostly brought about by the recording industry in

Ryan Hanenburg STAFF WRITER

Today’s age of the internet has made access to things like movies, books, and even games easier than ever. Universities used to be a hotbed of piracy because of their impressive network speeds and large populations. Federal copyright policies such as the Higher Education Opportunity Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act had to be updated to complied accordingly. One of the results of the changes to the Higher Education Opportunity Act was that universities were required to send an annual disclosure to both employees and students about copyright infringement and sanctions; this is the email that everyone received about a week ago. Darrin Printy, IT Security Coordinator for SCSU, said that “the up-

forms of copyright infringement.” He said that although they are required to do some new things as a result of the laws “the overall way they handle copyright infringement complaints hasn’t really changed that much.” The main difference is that they will occasionally get take-down notices, in accordance with the DMCA, when copyright violation has been found on University-based computers. However, they cannot ask for student names or other court order and the University will not give them out except in cases of court order. The take-down order will generally contain an IP address which the IT department can use to The IT department will inform the student that they must cease

downloading the copyrighted materials and it usually will end there. Darrin said that they received about 51 claims last year which isn’t a lot, given the size of the student body at SCSU. These initial claims don’t go on a student’s permanent record and if they comply no further action is taken. In fact, Darrin said that “no one has ever challenged a claim up to the Student Government or higher levels.” He said that he thinks there are “few claims due to the IT department’s friendly approach to these claims.” Darrin stated that there is additorrenting or other downloading software onto their computer because torrenting is a two way street. While you are receiving a torrent download, the people on the other end have access to your computer and they can invade your privacy and put harmful content onto your computer. There is also the fact

don’t know what it actually contains until it is actually on your computer. Darrin said that one of the things that the IT department sometimes ends up doing when these claims are addressed is the student will bring in their computer for help in removing the offending programs. One of the changes to the Higher Education Opportunity Act was that all colleges and universities were required to provide legal alternatives to unauthorized downloading. been approved by the AAP, MPAA, and RIAA at http://www.educause. edu/focus-areas-and-initiatives/policy-and-security/educause-policy/ issues-and-positions/intellectualproperty/legal-sources-onli. The list and iTunes which all provide legal downloads; often for a fee.

Razzaq looks to SCSU for success Ivana Sreckovic OPINIONS EDITOR

Like every year so far, there are a lot of international students on SCSU. This year, there are a lot of them from Pakistan. One of them is Muhammad Fahad Razzaq with whom we had interesting conversation about his moving to St. Cloud. He is a senior here, with cal Engineering. But, what differentiates Razzaq from many other international students is that he is temporarily here – for only one semester. “I got a scholarship called the Global-UGRAD Pakistan a Student Exchange program, for cultural sharing between people of two countries, by the Department of State under which every year 200 undergrad students come to US from Pakistan, who go to different universities throughout the United States in different states and I was one of them,” Razzaq said. “I think getting a scholarship to come here is also an accomplishment or maybe the biggest accomplishment of my life, as it is very competitive.” Also, he is taking part in extracurricular and co-curricular activities as well as being Prime Minister of Youth Parliament in his home university. He is keeping himself busy here too, so he volunteered for events such as family weekend and he is looking forward to other similar experiences. He is

working as a math tutor in Maths Skills Center in St.Cloud. What surprised him the most when he came to United States are people being much more welcoming then he had thought they would be. “Actually I was almost prepared mentally that I am going to a country very different from mine, and I had some idea about how the USA would be, so it didn’t come to a big surprise when here but even then knowing something and actually experiencing is a lot different,” Razzaq said. When it comes to his homeland, Pakistan, as a sixth largest country by the population in the world, has a very rich and diverse culture. The most different thing between United States and Pakistan is the food. ‘’The food we eat is usually spicy like ‘spicy rice with chicken or mutton’, ‘mutton with gravy’ which we eat with thin wheat bread called ‘roti’ – the most famous or maybe the only traditional bread. People also eat vegetables and pulses cooked in a certain way,” Razzaq explained. But, as in every star hotels to fast food and Chinese restaurants – offering any food you like. Other then food, there are differences in clothing and language. “Our national dress is ‘shalwar kameez’ is very famous there – both men and women wear this but differing in colors – women wear fancy colorful


The economy isn’t making it any easier for people to pursue higher education, and for the Latino community 50 percent of students graduate from high school in Minnesota, much less than half of that percent pursue college and get degrees. State Senator Patricia Torres-Ray believes heavily in the pursuit of higher education for the Latino Community, so she wanted time speaking to an all-Latino community at SCSU. “We need to work together to make sure that they’re successful in the pursuit of higher education and in their pursuit of degrees,” Sen. Torres-Ray said. “So when you have a group of students who are determined to complete their degrees you need to let them know how important it is.” As college continues to get more and more expenpeople who come from low income families to pursue college, a challenge many Latino students face. In addition to college becoming more expen-

sive, some students choose to work after high school because they have to support their family. Another small percentage doesn’t obtain the support from their family or community, according to Torres-Ray. Federal Immigration lawyer Edith HernandezFussy is a perfect example of how hard work and dedication can pay off in the long run. She came from a very strict family background and forced herself to work hard to get where she’s at. “My parents were very strict, and I had the heart to want to make something of myself,” Hernandez-Fussy said. “I think people rob you of your voice in some instances when you hear people being negative.” Hernandez-Fussy wanted to let students know that they can make a difference and that there’s a lot of value in pursuing a higher speaking at SCSU she spoke about her background to help inspire students. “I don’t know if I talked too much about the Federal Immigration law. I just got caught up in telling my story,” Hernandez-Fussy said, smiling. “My advice for students is to take ownership, be accountable for themselves and their decisions, to

Monday Outloud! Panel 7 p.m. Hosted by LGBT Resource Center. This even will hold a panel in support of those that have come out and those that have yet to come out. This event will be open to all students and will be free to the public as well.

Thursday Fall Break Thursday - Frday Students will enjoy a mid-Fall break to recharge their batteries.

Wednesday Personal Abortion Experiences: October 16th 6:30 p.m. Hosted by SCSU For Life. This event will present abortion from a male and female perspective. Free to all students, $2 for nonstudents.


Muhammad Fahad Razzaq keeps himself busy with volunteering for events such as family and looks forward to other experiences. a chance, he would gladly clothes, and men mostly member of the society, help come back. Even though he simple one color clothes.” people, but in the long run didn’t choose which city or National language in I want to achieve something Pakistan is Urdu, but besides state he will stay in United big something amazing,” States because of the scholRazzaq said. arship he got, after this expelanguage and most of the “My message for all the rience he would choose the educated people are at least people is that always smile same city, the same state and and be kind and nice to othable to read and write it come back to Minnesota. well, or even speak it too. ers because these things cost “My short term plans “We are probably one of you nothing, but they are would be complete my dethe top 10 English speaking priceless,” Razzaq suggested gree and get a good job and countries in the world.” for the end of our conversastart my career, be a sucBesides all the differtion. cessful person, professional ences, Razzaq likes staying in St. Cloud, and if he had

Latino summit praises education Ryan Fitzgerald

Events Calendar

Wednesday Walt Bachman presents October 16th, 7 p.m. Historian and former Minnesota lawyer will speak to SCSU in the Voyagers North room in Atwood. Free to the public.

Wednesday Common Reading Program October 16th, 6 - 8 p.m. This event is free to the public. Students will gather to discuss the common reading book ‘Little Princes’ and have a panel afterwards.


Louis Mendoza (far right), a professor at the University of Minnesota, talks about challenges Latinos face in pursuing higher education

be determined, and to have courage to make things happen for themselves.” One of Torres-Ray’s key points was that kids need to understand that it’s important to want higher education at an early age because the opportunities are endless at a younger age. It gets older students get, so she praised students who were following their dreams.“You will not be able to achieve your dream in this country if you do not pursue higher

education—it is a fact,” Sen. Torres-Ray said. “The reality is that if you don’t have the credentials it’s very hard to compete in this economy.” It was easily noticeable that Torres-Ray and Hernandez-Fussy were speaking from the heart and their main intention was to inspire and praise the Latino students who are pursuing higher education and trying to make something out of their lives. Minnesota Network for Latinos in Higher Education

follows the motto “ThinkDo-Make a Difference: From Dream to Career Futures,” and the basis of the foundation in the pursuit of higher education starts with the realization that the possibilities are endless with hard work. “Students need to pursuit their dreams and work hard to get where they want to get,” Torres-Ray said. “If they can realize that at a younger age the better off students will be.”

Friday Mr. Irresistible: A Male Variety Show for Cystic Fibrosis October 18, 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Deltha Phi Epsilon Sorority, a silent auction will be held for “Mr. Right”. Tickets are $5. All proceeds go to cystic


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the decision, however, 450,000 of the federal on furlough. There may be some good news for employ-

Continued from Page 1 trollers, prison guards, and border patrol agents, which all are expected to remain on the job. But according to the government’s website, hundreds of thousands of other essential employees, “including many charged with protecting us from terrorist threats, defending our borders, inspecting our food, and keeping our skies safe,” are still expected to work, only without pay, until the shutdown is done. At the same time, several other Federally-funded parts of the Nation were immediately put on hold altogether. For example, all of America’s National Parks and Monuments, including Yosemite, the Smithsonian, and the Statue of Liberty, were immediately closed. For those wondering if a spepark is usually free, it’s probably closed. In addition, all parts of NASA have been immediately shut down, with the exception of astronauts already serving on the International Space Station, who will continue to be supported by NASA Mission Control. The shutdown has also caused permits and reviews for planned energy and transportation projects to stop, preventing companies from working on such projects. Some other parts of the Nation affected by the Employees: An employee being forced to take a temporary unpaid leave due to special needs of a company or, in this case, the U.S. government is called a “furlough”, a term that’s been coming up more and more in recent headlines as the days go by. Because of the government shutdown, workers across the nation have been put into two categowith pay, and non-essential, meaning they were started. CNN reports that most of the 3.3 million government workers were deemed essential, but more than 800,000 government employees were told to stay home. On Saturday the Pentagon announced that almost all of its 350,000 furloughed employees can come back to work this week, reports the Washington Post, which “could substantially reduce the impact of the government shutdown.” More than 90 percent of furloughed employees are expected to return, a decision made by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and backed by members of both parties, who reasoned that workers are essential to support the readiness of the military. Despite

Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, a piece of legislation which will give “non-essential” employees back-pay in an attempt to compensate for the shutdown’s affects, is said to be supported by Obama. After the government shutdown of 199596, furloughed workers were given full back-pay Education: Head Start, a federal program preparing young children from low-income families for school by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development, has already suffered since it ran out of grant money on Sept. 30. So far as many as 19,000 children in 11 states have been left out of the program, and if the shutdown continues into November thousands more will be affected, according to Sally Aman, spokeswoman for the National Head Start Association. Sexual assault investigations are halted on college campuses as well, USA Today reports. This for Civil Rights is pausing all investigations of universities suspected of mishandling sexual violence cases until the shutdown is over with, including ongoing cases at the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as well as a follow-up visit at Yale, which agreed to make changes in the way it previously handled

Monday, October 7, 2013 the shutdown. Some veteran services, including been closed to the public. Claims processing for the Veteran’s Administration’s pension, education and job-training programs are currently active but will run out of money after late October, causing a suspension in claims processing and payments. On top of that, if the shutdown continues for an extended period of time, veterans’ compensation, cut off as well. Current troops need not worry, however, as continuing active military pay and services in the event of a shutdown seems to be the only thing House and Senate can agree on thus far.

to hazardous waste facilities, work to protect consumers is also put on hold during the shutdown. In fact, all “non-essential” inspections of chemical facilities and drinking water systems have been halted by the EPA until this is over. Research into life-threatening diseases and other areas have also stopped, and clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health are no longer accepting new patients. On top of that, the U.S. Government says on their site that vital services ensuring that seniors and young children have access to healthy food might run out of Federal funds if the shutdown continues too long, meaning they’ll have to shut that down too. Veterans and the Military: Both veterans and individuals actively serving in the U.S. military have also seen the effects of

New applications for business loans and loan guarantees will be immediately halted, as well as loans to rural communities. The Dow Jones Average recently tumbled below 15,000, “a sign that investigators are getting increasingly worried about the budget impasse in Washington,” USA Today reports. CNN reports that if the shutdown lasts for only a few days, the economy won’t be affected so heavily--but according to Brian Kessler, Economist with Moody’s Analytics, the total economic impact is likely to be 10 times greater than that of lost wages of federal workers. Kessler tells CNN that if the shutdown lasts for even three to four weeks, it would cost the economy about $55 billion.

The President, whose salary is $400,000 a year, is considered to be “mandatory spending,” meaning Obama is still being paid during the shutdown. House and Senate members will amendment prevents any congress from changing its own pay, a law initially intended to keep Congress from giving itself unfair pay raises. Despite all the efforts of Tea Party members to kill the Affordable Healthcare Act, Obamacare is still going on as planned because it relies on new taxes and fees, cost cuts to programs like Medicare, and other types of funding still active during the shutdown. Many government websites are no longer being updated during the shutdown, but the toll-free government hotline will continue to operate duron weekdays. Those with government-related questions are encouraged to call it at 1.800.FED. INFO.

Facing the shutdown: with Banaian Vicki Ikeogu NEWS EDITOR

With the federal government in shutdown mode, the entire country our federal lawmakers. “At this point in time, everything impacted has been discretionary,” said economics professor, King Banaian. According to Banaian, the federal government has divided its shutdown on the basis of need, those whose positions are mandatory or those whose positions are not. Using this division, Banaian said the federal government has agreed upon which services and employees are essential to the operation of the government. Banaian outlines essential employees as primarily in the public safety sector. However, he said certain administrative positions, such as the clerk processing social security claims, will more than likely not be there during the duration of the shutdown. Other services Banaian said are directly impacted include govern-

U.S. census. While defense spending contains about 40 percent discretionary funding, Banaian said federal lawmakers passed a measure prior to the shutdown allowing all active duty military members to receive their paychecks. However, while the shutdown may be in Washington D.C., Banaian said that does not mean Minnesotans are exempt.

unpredictable, especially now, Banaian said he has heard from former students that have given up on trying to work within the instability of the public sector. “With the disruption in employment, its the good and talented people that leave. And if that talent is drained from the public sector as the shutdown continues, it will be a detriment to the government, and therefore the people,” he said. The last time the U.S. governlocally, in Stearns and Benton counment has undergone such an event ties,” Banaian said, and while it is unknown how many of those workers ter of the shutdown, there was a lost are deemed essential, Banaian said of 0.3 to 0.4 percent of the nation’s there still will be slight impact on the gross domestic product, Banaian local economy. said. However, people barely noticed “It’s important to understand the effects. This time, with our curthat its not just a Washington thing,” rent economic climate, Banaian said Banaian said. “The longer these fed- the length of this shutdown could eral employees are without work, the have people all across the nation taking the hit. consumption. And these effects will “If a shutdown of the same size ripple through the entire economy.” took effect, we could see a slower deBanaian illustrates one of the crease in unemployment and a delay main and most immediate effects of in the expansion of the economy,” the current government shutdown Banaian said . will be the prospects of government Lately, it seems Minnesotans have employees seeking careers in the been growing accustomed to governprivate sector. With the workforce ment shutdowns. With the previous for the federal government being so state government shutdown about

Prof. Shoua Yang on the Shutdown class, the wealthy, corporations, and small Andrew Gnirk businesses. These votSTAFF WRITER ers do not want their wealth redistributed to Shoua Yang, a Political Science profes- those who lack healthcare. sor at SCSU, gave his “If [the Republiview on the government cans] don’t do what shutdown. they do, they will have According to Yang, lost their political caideological differences reer,” Yang said. and duty to constituents Because of the led to the shutdown. Republican’s House Republicans could control, they have an not stop Obamacare advantage in this pofrom becoming law, litical gridlock. Neither so now they are trying side is willing to give to prevent its impleground in this policy mentation. As long as struggle. they delay the budget “Obama said, ‘No, I creation, there will will not compromise,’” effectively be no new Yang said. “No negotiahealthcare program. According to Yang, tions. Why? He has his own point, because the the Republicans are law has been passed derailing Obamacare by both chambers of for their constituents, Congress, signed by including the middle

the President, it is a national law.” Yang is not sure how long this shutdown will last. “The people atthe bottom [are hurt most],” he said. “[They’re] caught by the political games of the elite.” It is up to voters to put pressure on the government, according to Yang. “That’s the reason we urge voters to do your part,” he said, “because democracy here in the United States is not only one person making decisions.” If voters push the government to create a budget and end the shutdown, the gridlock may be resolved faster, said Yang.

two years ago, Banaian, a representative in the state legislature at the time, compared the consequences of this current shutdown to what Minnesotans experienced. What resolved the nearly three week shutdown, according to Banaian, was something that made them care. Mainly in the Minnesota case, the pulling of beer from shelves due to a license issue. While Banaian does not think something like beer will solve the federal shutdown issue, he believes that there will have to be something that makes them want to work together. What he fears is that it will approach While the debt ceiling is a separate issue, Banaian believes these issues will be resolved together, and “Each side had underestimated the other. Both sides have behaved rather badly,” Banaian said. And with neither side willing to cave or negotiate with the other, this shutdown will more than likely continue. “Its like the Democrats and the Republicans are in a high-stakes Texas Hold’em game. All of the chips for both sides are in the middle. And now its time to show the cards.”

Enrollment down Staff Report A decline in enrollment was announced has lead some to believe a change in budget is looming. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities recently posted a Equivalency reduction which led some to question whether the budget had been allocated for such a change in enrollment. SCSU does not base the way it shapes its budget from strict enrollment numbers. Instead, they use a calculated metric called the Full-Year Equivalency. This metric is used to account for varying credit taking behavior of students and is used to equate directly to tuition

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revenue. When the MnSCU report was published the numbers were incomplete and are now expected to build over the course of the semester, mostly through the Senior-to-Sophomore Program. The Senior-toSophomore Program is intended for high school seniors looking to take college courses before they enter the actual college world. Though enrollment numbers are still down, lower than the budget low enough to have a budget. The initial projection was a 4 percent total loss in FYE. That number has turned into 5 percent now. SCSU will have to account for the one percent loss in FYE, which

The problem the MnSCU report suffered was that it was published too early with data that was still changing. “Recruitment, enrollment and student success is the work of the entire campus community. We need to engage in meaningful, constructive conversations about how SCSU continues to make progress,” said SCSU provost, Devinder Malhotra. The FYE is not a head count. It is an resents total credit hours taken by students. It is calculated by taking total student credit hours and dividing it by the average credit load a full-time student would take, or 30 credits for undergraduate student.


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World Report. This list matches the 2011 National Association of Colleges and Employers’ “Most Desired Majors”: accounting,

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Continued from Page 1 but also for companies to get to know job-seeking students. While the majority of employers present at Career Day were seeking business students and SOPA majors, students from other majors were welcomed at the job fair. Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW), said to Forbes in 2012 that, “What society rewards in economic terms has moved away from the softer majors.” Business analytics, data science, and public health are among the hottest college majors in 2013, according to U.S. News &

science, and mechanical and electrical engineering. SCSU Career Services Center encourages students to conduct research into various careers that interest them. “The importance of career research in today’s highly competitive job environment cannot be overstated, “ stated Career Services Center on their website, “Career research involves a set of linked an individual.” To help with career planning, students may download a free copy of the Career Planner found in the link at http://www.


Employers from different companies attended the fair at the Atwood ballroom.


Coca-cola was one of many companies that had a representative at the fair.


Employers from different companies attended the fair at the Atwood ballroom.

LGBT gives students the Big Picture Shoes formed because the LGBT community is a community that, worldwide, is not educated about its history in a formal education setting. There are more features for LGBT History Month such as National Coming Out Week, which is this coming week. They will be having a panel where people who are open about their sexuality at work will be talking about their experiences in the workplace. There is also a MECHA event, which will be showcasing Latina HIV Awareness Day on Oct. 15. In addition, there is an LGBT students may have already seen; that


Month. The Center also has meetings for students every Thursday. Oct. 14 through Oct. 18 is Ally Awareness Week, which has programming yet to be determined. There will also be speakers throughout the month, including Dr. Judith James, Assessor Rule 25 at Meridian Behavioral Health. The Center will also be

Students and attendees at The Big Picture posed for the camera to show they stood for LGBT pride of which is on Monday, Oct. 7. Safe Space Training is a program which educates people who serve the stuStudents, faculty, and administration dent body and helps them to build a were all in attendance. Last year there in LGBT History Month in which Ryan Hanenburg were 125 people in the photo. Branthe Center will be honoring members network of supporters for the LGBT STAFF WRITER community. don Johnson, LGBT Resource Center of the community who have made This year marks the second year Director, said that The Big Picture notable contributions to the world. Last year in October, the LGBT of the Big Picture and the Center is “an opportunity to communicate There will be 31 icons featured on Resource Center decided to hold an hopes that the event will continue for to students on campus that there is as well as on event called The Big Picture. This many years to come. The next Big support for them.” They also use the their Facebook page. The Center will was a photo shoot featuring anyone photo in postcards and other materibe celebrating them throughout the who supports the LGBT community in October next year, which is also a als for the LGBT Resource Center. month. LGBT History Month was regardless of sexual orientation. school day.

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know someone that is being abused, I would want them to medical science major Karley Geller. “It’s not something you think about, but there’s a lot of people being abused.” “It made me more comthink about this event, doing this stuff. It really hurt to know people when through that stuff,” said senior biomedical science major Nora Frempong. While domestic violence awareness has only one month dedicated to it throughout the year, Schroeder said she feels that by having one month to talk about the events, it will bring attention to the issue. “It’s basically awareness of the issue, bringing it to the forefront. It’s about teaching people not be a bystander,” think if I know someone that is being abused, I would want year biomedical science major Karley Geller. “It’s not something you think about, but there’s a lot of people being abused.”

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Monday, October 07, 2013

Caffeine addiction recovery takes time


They say that eating an apple in the morning is better at waking us up than drinking a cup of coffee. The natural sugars--coupled with the act of chewing-are supposed to work wonders with making our bodies alert and keeping us there, minus the crash of caffeine that comes with more popular methods. I’ve never been a big coffee drinker. It has a tendency to upset my stomach, and that’s only if I can get past the bitter taste. But one subject I can speak on with certainty is soda, particularly caffeinated soda, which has dominated my mornings, afternoons, and nights since I was old enough to make my own (un)healthy decisions. Modern Journalism class in the morning? Quickly grab a Coke from the vending machine. Four-hour Film Studies lecture class just ended? Grab a Barq’s from the Quick Zone before heading over to the Chronicle. Every meal, every hangout session, every break and every meeting: all accompanied by caffeine. As someone suffering through ADD, it shouldn’t be surprising that my addiction is a common cause of confusion among my peers. If caffeine has been known to make symptoms of pain management disorders worse, why not replace that Mountain Dew

with a nice, refreshing apple in the morning instead? If you’re already hyper, why would you want to pump yourself full of all that sugar? (No, seriously, I’ve gotten this question a lot.) Well, I have a confession to make: I started drinking soda at a young age because, for me, it was a form of self-medication. And it’s the safest one I could have taken, really, given my options. In the days before any diagnosis had been given to me, I had to do something to keep my thoughts from bouncing off the walls, to keep myself awake and alert when I was too exhausted to get through the day. Now, this is certainly not everyone’s reason for starting--nor is it even the majority-but for me, this was it. It’s something I have trouble talking about with people because oftentimes they try to turn it around and say that my ADD is actually caused by the caffeine, or (even worse) that ADD doesn’t exist at all, that it’s just a combination between awful parenting and too much sugar growing up. I’ve also been told countless times that “young people” don’t actually get disease” that would magically disappear, if only I’d live a healthier lifestyle. I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong. As someone who lives through these things and more every single day, I can safely say so. And as well-intentioned as you may be, saying things like that not only discourages me immensely, but it also makes you sound like a total tool. Of course, this isn’t to say that living a healthier lifestyle wouldn’t help, which is exactly the reason why I’ve been trying to cut out caffeine from my diet for years now. Like most things in my life, it seems like everyone else can grasp the concept much better than I can. “Just replace soda

Raising the minimum wage

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As a person that currently makes a little more than minimum wage, raising it sounds like an awesome thing to do. And with all the current news coverage on McDonald’s employees from across the country as they have embarked on their struggle to earn $15 per hour, it seems like raising the minimum wage would solve a lot of problems. It would help so much with my current cal poor college student. However, when you really stop to think about the consequences of doing such a thing, one can see the cons outweigh the pros in this situation. The Minnesota House of Representatives recently took up a bill during their last session that proposed raising the state minimum wage, currently situated at $6.15 to $9.50 by 2015. The state Senate would like to raise it to only $7.75. Currently, the federal minimum wage stands at $7.25, a wage that most people in

minimum wage jobs make. The question remains, is it still a good idea? While the poor college student in me says that this would be great, the truth of the matter isn’t as easy as just tacking a few more dollars on a paycheck and calling it good. For starters, what about the employers? While it may seem rather horrible of me to say it, they are the ones that ultimately decide the budget for the number of employees they can hire the federal minimum wage prevails currently in the state of Minnesota, with a proposed increase of the state minimum wage, employers would have to follow which one would be higher. What this means for employers is this: if they were looking at employing 20 new hires at the current minimum wage, raising it would reduce the number of employees they would be able to hire. This in turn would leave more people that would qualify for lowskill minimum wage jobs without work. And what does that mean for the economy? Well, it doesn’t take a major that our current system of capitalism relies heavily on consumer spending. With more people not being able to obtain jobs as a result in

a current increase of minimum wage, the impact on the economy, particularly the local economy would suffer. And what about other workers? With the increase of minimum wage, the subsequent increase of the cost of living would follow. This potentially could have an impact on the prices of basic necessities, like food. With everybody making more money, shouldn’t prices of consumer goods also increase? So is it really helping minimum wage workers in the long run? While the situations I’m providing can certainly since it is relying on speculation rather than cold, hard facts, these are still valid points to consider. While raising the minimum wage for lowskill workers sounds like it would solve the problems of poverty in this country, really all it does is put a tiny bandage and a gaping hole in our society. Raising the minimum wage without considering all possible outcomes, both positive and negative, in doing so is not really helping society. There are numerous options to consider in making such a decision. While McDonald’s employees current “Fight for $15” may seem like a great cause to rally around, is it really a plausible one?


October is Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month. It takes only three days to become addicted to caffeine, so watch out! if I’ve become addicted to something like nicotine,” I tell myself this over and over, yet every morning the headaches still come, and the cravings get worse. It’s a physical addiction to caffeine, certainly, but over the years it’s become much more. These days the very act of opening up a soda bottle, the hissing of the carbonation slowly being released, is almost enough to make me feel so much better. It makes my mind alert and my body less exhausted. Even writing about it right now is making me itch for a soda or two. I haven’t had one today, even though it’s already 3 p.m; just another attempt to get myself to switch to something healthier. (But I should know myself better than that, right?) I’ve become a severe case, I realize, and my addictive personality certainly isn’t helping me out here. But the point in saying

this is that quitting anything, whether it be caffeine or people or cigarettes or drugs, comes with its own challenges, physical or otherwise. It is possible to climb out, to become unattached to something so stupid as a liquid, but it does take time, and it takes a ton of effort, especially when faced with outside stressors (even if they aren’t as severe as mine). If you’re someone watching us caffeine addicts struggle, don’t let yourself become yet another one of those stressors. Don’t blame us or tell us we aren’t really trying; either offer your support or don’t say anything at all. One day when you have similar struggles on your own, you might be surprised how well karma can treat someone who isn’t a major player in the blame game.

Coffee effects - big illusion!


Do you know that feeling of waking up with a need for coffee so you can wake up for real? Have you ever told yourself and others that your brain is not working properly until you fee in the morning? Well, I have news for you: all that is only in your head! It’s an illusion and a fallacy! The media has a lot of tips for staying awake. They make a big deal out of coffee, even though it is just one more product with a placebo effect. Coffee is just one more thing you believe in, and that is the only reason why it works for you and helps you. At least you think it helps. Because of all the stories, people have convinced themselves that coffee helps when they are tired or sleepy and need to concentrate better. Power of

mind and placebo effect are much more powerful than we think they are. But it is not only about placebo effect. It is also about making a habit. When we already have one, if we miss it for even one day, we feel like something big is missing in our life – be it a cup of coffee, usual walk with our friends or listening to music before sleeping. Coffee contains caffeine, as you may know. But it is also in tea, cocoa beans, koala nuts and other products. We need not forget that energy drinks contain caffeine as well. A lot of it. Some researches done in the past have shown that tea is much more helpful than coffee. Since you don’t really need coffee, you need caffeine, try substituting green or black tea instead. It is not the same taste, but I am sure that it won’t become your habit! Especially when you had enough sleep, you shouldn’t drink coffee, because some effects coffee has can’t work if you are not fatigued. In that case coffee doesn’t serve its purpose. On the other hand, I was always wondering why

somebody drinks coffee without caffeine?! That also doesn’t make sense. If you want to ‘’sin’’ a little bit, then you should ‘’sin’’ right – with real coffee. But like they say, nothing is good for you if you are taking too much of it. Here is the same thing. If you want to go with your friends and spend some time enjoying your coffee with them, that is OK. But when it becomes your need three or more times a day, that is the sign for you to stop taking it. And like it always happens, the more you use something, the more you want to use it. The more coffee you are drinking, the more you are longing for it. Since caffeine is not good for anybody’s health, you should avoid it. The good thing is that you can way to wake up properly, or become better in organizing your life so you manage to sleep amount the time you need. Now you are probably thinking that I made everything up, but I didn’t. And if you keep up with newest studies, you will have the same information.

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Monday, October 7, 2013


Marquee Jay Terry, man of variety work of performances to a creative institution

Monday 10/7 Nelly’s Echo Concert, Atwood Quarry 7p.m. Wednesday 10/9 - Friday 10/11 Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks Concert, Pioneer Place on Fifth 7:30p.m.

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Lukas Gohl CONTRIBUTING WRITER Jay Terry ambled on stage to the bouncy rhythm of a vaudeville piano, armed with nothing but a small tweed suitcase for a reprise of his silent comedy routine. With a sarcastic smirk, he raised the case for the audience to manship of Vanna White. He then placed it on a prop table, popped it open, and began extracting several felt derbys of various colors, stacking them carefully, one by one, into a tower until it collapsed. Then he took out a dollar and threw it at the pile. This show’s theme: “Tipping the hat.” This clever sketch was just one part of last weekend’s Veranda Variety Hour season six premier, which included dance, improv comedy, and a Mumford & Sons parody about pooping. As the sole remaining founding member, Director/Producer Jay Terry has witnessed the Variety Hour project evolve over the course of -

were constantly trying to answer the question: What is this show? What do we want it to be?” While the Variety Hour has long been a staple at the Pioneer Place, it has struggled over the years with technical issues, scheduling (it used to run Thursdays and Fridays), and maintaining its cast of writers and performers. This year, almost all the same cast and crew are back for the sixth season, and fans can expect many favorite skits to return, including “The Improvacats” and “The Singing Drinkalong.” The show has become a chance for many Saint Cloud State students, regardless of experience, to try their hand at writing and performing. “A lot of us get an outlet that we wouldn’t normally have,” says SCSU alum Alicia Kaye Klocke. “I’m a single mom. I can’t commit months of time to a typical show, but I missed theater. The Variety Hour gives me a consistent opportunity that makes me feel good. It’s like this zany secret that we do.” SCSU student Cody Logeland adds that while many cast members are part of the Theater Department’s shows, private companies bring important career opportunities. “I don’t discount State’s yearly theater season, but we learned a lot by getting our hands dirty producing and performing in a real venue. Being in the Variety Hour has led to real jobs as professional actors for many students.” riety Hour as having a life of its own, “a beast that keeps itself going.” This is good news for a man who also keeps himself busy as Artistic Director of the Pioneer Place Theater Company. While he doesn’t see himself quitting the Variety Hour any time soon, his ultimate hope is that it will live on long after he has gone. “I look forward to the day when I can stop doing it so I can come watch and enjoy it,” Terry says, “That would be such a pleasure for me.” The Variety Hour plays monthly at 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at the Pioneer Place Theater on Fifth Avenue. Tickets are


Film festival plays SCSU Ryan Hanenburg

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STAFF WRITER The International Film Festival has been running at SCSU for 12 years. Brad Chisolm, Professor of Film History and Genre Studies at SCSU, founded the festival in 1996. The program was inherited by Felip Costaglioli, Professor of International Cinema and Aesthetics, in 2001. Every that have a common theme. According to Costaglioli, two years ago the theme was “the dichotomy between monstrosity and humanity,” and another year it was “the tension between professional life and intimate life.” This year’s theme is not yet fully revealed, but the person in charge of the festival, Costafar have been made by women and they radically challenge the notion of genre and narrative in cinema. The theme will

30 was called “Treeless Mountain” by So Yong Kim, a Koa young girl and her sister, Jin, and Bin, who are sent to live with their aunt as their single mother seeks ways to support personal view of the life of the children of a single parent in South Korea as well as several different types of cultures that exist in Korea.

Season Six Schedule: Nov. 1 and 2 Dec. 13 and 14 Feb. 21 and 22 March 28 and 29 May 9 and 10

Friday 10/11 Twin Cities Adam Grabowski standJazz Concert, up act comes to Atwood House of Pizza, Sartell 7:30p.m.

Bin living in the cities of Korea, moving to their aunt’s

the situation through a child’s eyes, with a child’s faith and logic. The mood was someThe festival is part of the class “International Cinema”, which is a required class of Film Studies majors and minors. This is because exposure to global cinema, theories, and discourse is a must for viewings are mostly open to

being open. Costaglioli said the reason behind it is that he “wants students to experience cinema the way it is traditionally experienced. In a theater setting with a large and diverse crowd.” Costaglioli said he’s trying to reproduce a setting called a “Cine-Club,” which emerged in Europe in the early 1950’s. It was made popular by a group of French movie enthusiasts called “La Nouvelle Vague” or “New Wave.” It was led by Andre Bazin, who was the spiritual father of “La Nouvelle Vague.” The CineClub is designed so that the cutualizes them historically and aesthetically; after the viewing the curator leads a discussion and collective analysis. is called “Attenberg” by Athina Rachel Tsangari, a Greek dion Oct. 7 with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show starting at 7:15. Admission is free for all, and everyone is welcome.


Comedian Adam Grabowski played Atwood on Wednesday night, bringing his slapstick “Whozits and Whatzits Galore” routine to a crowd of about 150 SCSU students and community members. The University Program Board sponsored the event. The Illinois native began with geographic jokes, mocking the “Minnesota nice” crowd in contrast to the backstabbing he’s seen in the Chicago area. He then turned to a favorite target of both

Saturday 10/12 The Wailin’ Jennys Concert, Escher Auditorium, College of St. Benedict 7:30p.m . Thursday 10/17 Sunday 10/20 Atwood Movie Night: 8p.m. nightly, and Friday 10:30p.m.

Wisconsin? You get drunk and eat cheese.” Grabowski’s material moved on to cell phones and emoticons, blossoming into his combination PowerPoint/live music performance of “The Emoji Song”. A few audience members shouted out suggestions and interrupted punch lines, prompting Grabowski to politely ask the hecklers to shut up. He had a second PowerPoint routine, “Random Graphs”, involving humorous charts and graphs depicting truths about life. The audience cheered to his correlation between the number of “World of Warcraft” accounts someone has, and the number of girlfriends he has (hint: WoW destroys one’s love life). He rounded out the hour and a half routine with musings on Disney movies and board games, pointing out the double meanings behind so many animated movie songs, and various reinterpretations of classic board games. The “Whozits and Whatzits Galore” routine is in reference to Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, which contains those lyrics. The University Program Board sponsors dozens of events each year, bringing entertainment to campus.


Pachanga Society brings Latin music to SCSU Lukas Gohl STAFF WRITER Last Wednesday, the Stearns County Pachanga Society played a tribute show to year marks the fortieth anniversary of Jara’s the U.S.-backed coup led by dictator Augusto Pinochet. The free show was a passion project of SCSU chair of World Languages and Cultures and Pachanga Society member Michael Hasbrouck. “I’ve always noticed how much people abroad know about music from the U.S.,” Hasbrouck said, “yet how little most people here know about music from any Hispanic tradition. Our life would be better here by having knowledge of the cool stuff from this other area we’re ignorant of. Within the Spanish-speaking world, Victor is famous.” at the Performing Arts Center despite rainy small stage, boasting a concert piano, percussion kit, guitars and amps, and Latin American





Rusty is a six-year-old neutered Siberian Husky, with those mesmerizing blue eyes Huskies are known for. When

two smaller guitar-like stringed instruments, the Cuban tres and the charango. The band played not only Jara’s music, but also other famous folk songs and songs that have honored Jara over the years. The opening song “Washington Bullets” by The Clash decries the

history of Western imperialism and references both the Chilean coup and Jara’s execution. “I hadn’t heard about Victor Jara until I heard this song,” Hasbrouck said during the concert. “When I got into Victor’s music, I became interested in the Spanish language, so now I’m a professor of Spanish thanks to The Clash!” The concert lasted roughly an hour, with 14 songs backed by slides containing images of Jara and bilingual copies of song lyrics so everyone in the audience could follow along. In between, Hasbrouck explained the social context of each song and how it related to Jara’s life and eventual execution. “I liked how it was educational,” said SCSU student Eric Pederson. “I love Latin American culture and learned a lot about Victor Jara while watching the show. I’ve seen the Pachanga society before. They’re the only Latin music band I know of in town and they’re great musicians.” This was the second Victor Jara tribute being at Local Blend in St. Joseph. “Now that we’ve done it at State, we’d like to take this show to some other universities,” Hasbrouck said. “This was a very different project to do. We’re typically a dance band. This show is more about Jara and his lyrics, so it isn’t suited for the places we normally play.” Readers interested in upcoming Victor Jara Stearns County Pachanga Society’s Facebook page and on their website,

his owners had to move, Rusty and his canine roommates came to the shelter in nature, but still enjoys the luxury of having ample room to explore and romp in the great outdoors. He is looking for a home without cats, but another dog or more would be a plus since he was used to living with two other Huskies. Huskies, especially those who have lived with another dog, are more comfortable in numbers. Rusty enjoys long walks, playing in the snow, and a good brushing. Zeus is on the prowl for some new digs, because his previous owners had

of vaccinations. As soon as you pick him up his motor kicks in, and he’s a purring machine. Being the extrovert that he is, Zeus enjoys the company of his human and feline friends alike. Since he has yet to meet small children or dogs, proper introductions will be important.



just too many animals to care for. He is two years old, neutered, micro-chipped,

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Joshua D. Levine RESTAURANT REVIEW newest restaurant, Campus Kabob. Offering South Asian specialty wraps, Indian naan bread), curries, and fast food standards, Campus Kabob is a welcome addition to the SCSU neighborhood. Hidden inside the Shell Station just across from Halenbeck, this semi-quick-serve, eight-table hangout opened at the start of the school year with little fanfare but big taste. With hearty portions and fair prices, Campus Kabob may soon become your favorite dining spot. With ample vegetarian options and halal meat, almost no one is left out from enjoying the fare. The paneer naanwich was large, bold, and juicy. It had a creamy paneer cheese, crisp vegetables, and mild Indian spices. Every naanwich is made with fresh-baked bread, which adds a rich touch to your meal. The naan is a superb recipe: thin and soft, The sauces are fantastic. Creamy yogurt, sweet tamarind and cool cilantro are on offer. You can order spicier to your preference. Campus Kabob provides additional accoutrements to suit any taste, including chopped vegetables and a range of spices. Think Subway, only better. Your naanwich or wrap is custom-made in front of you. For only $5, including a fountain drink, the naanwiches and wraps make a great deal. For sit-down fare or take away, there are a variety of options. Besides some fast food there are several piping-hot Indian specialties kept fresh throughout the day. The channa masala (chickpea stew) was rich and spicy, without being overly salty or oily. Even though I dined late at night, my dish tasted as fresh as a custom order.

The palak paneer included creamy spinach, tasty spices, and perfectly warmed chunks of Indian cheese. This plate comes highly recommended. and a great side to any meal. The portion size was enormous, and for only $6 to $7, including a drink, the platters are a steal. Other sides are on offer, and I decided to sample the samosas with dipping sauce. The samosas were nothing special. They tasted crisp breading, but they were quite greasy and starting to fall apart. Creative menu items include the Neapolitan Wrap: eggplant, cheese, tomatoes, basil, and sauce. The chaat papdi is a colorful baked crispbread appetizer. The restaurant space is creative as well, but isn’t the most appetizing setup. You’re eating inside of a gas station convenience store, with only a low partition separating you from the stacks of chips and discount racks. That’s not to say the space is dirty or unacceptable; just a fair warning that it’s not a full-service restaurant. It’s comfortable enough for hanging out, but during busy times of day it may be too active for some people’s taste. prepare, due to the fresh offerings. If you need your food at 100 mph, go to the nearest burger factory and eat their mass-produced offerings. But if you can spare a few extra minutes, you’ll be rewarded with fresh, tasty food at Campus Kabob. With the quality dishes, friendly serlocation, and exceptional prices, Campus Kabob comes highly recommended. It’s not a sit-down restaurant with gourmet offerings, but it’s a great spot that should earn your continued business with its talented cooking staff and honest deals. Rating: 9 / 10


The naanwiches are just one of the many excellent dishes on the menu.

Jeremiah Graves MOVIE REVIEW The thrilling crime drama “Prisoners” encapsulates a parent’s worst nightmare: his or her kids being taken. The movie clocks in at 153 minutes, which may seem lengthy, but with great acting, heavy suspense, and a few twists along the way, every scene plays a big role in the outcome. The plot and story line stay gripping throughout the whole movie and at no point is there a moment where you would take a bathroom or concessions break. French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve makes his American movie debut with “Prisoners”. The movie is rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout. The movie starts with Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) and his wife Gracie (Maria Bello) taking their two children over to their close friends, the Birches, for Thanksgiving. Franklin Birch (Terrence Howard) and his wife Nancy (Viola Davis) also have two children of the same age so the family gatherings are nothing new for the couples. Except for this one. Through a series of events and a few too many adult beverages Mr. Dover and Mr. Birch allow their two young daughters to run to the Dover household a few blocks away. After the girls don’t come home for a period of time, the families become a bit nervous and begin to search for their kids. With no luck, they turn to the police, who in turn call in forces from across the state to search for the missing girls. Leading the investigation to recover the daughters is Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal). Loki is a young but proven detective, who has solved all of the cases that have been thrown his way so far in his career. While Detective Loki follows police protocol, irate and desperate Mr. Dover follows a lead of his own in the neighborhood. Detective Loki pursues Alex Jones (Paul Dano) while Mr. Dover decides to take matters further. This movie raises the question: How far would you go to


The Memphis Red wings and the cheesy fries accent each other perfectly.

Jeremiah Graves

Most importantly is the taste of course,


part of the wings was the fact that regardless of being prepared in a sauce, the real chicken taste was excellent. The Memphis Red wings had a sweet and

This Monday I had the opportunity to occupy a seat at one of the newer eateries in the area, Lily’s Wings and Things (2106 Veterans Dr; 3 miles NW of SCSU). As the name suggests, the main dish is a wide variety liking, except vegetarians. As I stepped in the door of the restaurant, I was greeted by a kind woman who helped me decide what to order. She allowed me to try all the sauces that I was curious about, assuring that I was pleased with my order. After I selected my sauces, I took the opportunity to look around the extremely clean and spacious eating area. Among the three large sized plasma televisions, computers, jukebox, and games, there was still a comfortable amount of space between tables. I was impressed, to say the least, at the amount of computers available for customer use, which totaled at 11. I wasn’t so amazed just by the mere number, but the cleanliness of keyboards and mouses. The screens appeared brand new as well. While I’m on the topic of cleanliness, I’d also like to mention the availability of hand sanitizer around the Wingery, which was a wonderful surprise. After I was done snooping around, it was time for the moment of truth. Would the food be as well prepared as the rest of the establishIt was. Out of the 14 different sauces, I elected to try one that was sweet and one with a little bit of a kick. After careful examination and tons of serving samples, I decided to experience the Buffalo Blue Cheese and Memphis Red. ing to the eye, and the aroma they produced was heavenly.

Hugh Jackman does a wonderful job of playing his role as Mr. Dover, creating intensity for the audience. The character is well thought out. He’s your typical macho man who would do, and does, absolutely anything to save his kid. He has been raised to be prepared for anything, which is explained to the audience early in the movie and shown when panning around his basement, which is loaded with survival supplies in bulk. Along with Jackman, Gyllenhaal was superb. From a viewer’s perspective it was easy to rally behind his character, which was essential for this movie to become successful. To Gyllenhaal nailing his part, and he exceeded that requirement greatly. Two other characters that needed to be perfect to make this movie gripping were Alex Jones (Dano) and Bob Taylor (David Dastmalchian). These actors created a deep sense of unease in the theater. While they don’t have many lines, their demeanor and actions play a huge role in the emotion felt in this movie. The only disappointment that can be found is with what some people would call “the twists”. Because the story line was solid, it was hard to deviate from it too much without creating the risk of confusion and a sense of trying to do “too much”. There are simple twists that some viewers may have “called” throughout the movie, but for the most part they were effective and didn’t fail to create that gasp effect in the theater. Also, this movie may not be for everyone. If you’re a fan of the action movies involving kidnappings such as “Taken” or “Man on Fire”, you’ll most likely be disappointed. It’s not the lines between moral and immoral, and how dark the shade of grey can be. “Prisoners” was a quality movie, with outstanding acting and a good story line. It may be one of those movies that you buy, but only watch with friends who haven’t seen it, because it will most likely lose the “edge of your seat” feeling seeing it again. Nonetheless watching this movie in theaters is worth the time and money, and it’d be hard for someone to leave the theater wishing they had their money back. Rating: 8/10


Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman face off in this riveting thriller.

aftertaste that left you hoping there were more wings on the plate. The Buffalo Blue Cheese set of wings didn’t disappoint when it came to maintaining I’ve ever had, you could still taste the chicken. For my side dish I chose the cheesy fries, which were absolutely delicious. Quality anything bad to say about them. They were simple, tasty and all around a perfect side dish for the wings. The wings were great, the establishment was open, clean, and offered entertainment for customers. On top of the wings, Lily’s Wings and Things offers pizza, nachos, popcorn and combinations of essentially all the above. Another item of interest for some customers is Prices are somewhat reasonable, although it may not be a place many college students can frequent on a weekly basis. My meal, which included the use of a coupon, included 24 wings, fries and a drink, totaled at $20. Without the coupon, it would’ve only included 12 wings. After consideration of the quality of food and the establishment, I was overall impressed with Lily’s Wings and Things. The somewhat high prices bring the score down a bit, but overall it’s a great place. I can’t afford to eat mind when I’m deciding where to go eat with the guys. Rating: 8 / 10


An exciting new take on a classic game.

Ryan Hanenburg VIDEO GAME REVIEW “Shadow Warrior” is a person shooter of the same name. The original is remembered as an above-average “Doom” clone, but not really for much else. The new game follows a mercenary, Lo Wang, as he generic baddies with an assortment of different weapons. The re-imagining is developed by Flying Wild Hog, developers of “Hard Reset”, and published by Devolver Digital, who have backed the “Serious Sam” games and “Hotline Miami”. Story: The story of “Shadow Warrior” follows Lo Wang attempting to purchase a mystical sword from Mr. Mizayaki, on behalf of business tycoon Orochi Zilla. The deal goes awry when demons, who are also after the sword, bust in on the scene. The sword turns out to be the key to defeating “The Ancients”. Lo Wang is aided in his quest by a banished spirit who grants him magical powers. The story of “Shadow Warrior” is ridiculously generic and ultimately not the main focus of the game. The characters are well-written and funny with Wang himself spitting out ‘80s action movie quotes at every opportunity. Gameplay: Gameplay is where “Shadow Warrior” really shines, with some of the

ics to date in gaming. The weapons are all upgradeable and you can purchase new skills and magic powers using experience and crystals found scattered throughout the levels. This game has many secrets to lead to power-ups which help you develop your character. The levels are full of destructible objects, ranging from cars in “Shadow Warrior” is immensely enjoyable and the real reason to pick up this game. Style: “Shadow Warrior” graphically impresses, but it won’t win any awards for technical innovation. The character models are fully destructible, which makes sword combat feel visceral and quite gruesome. The game feels like a “Kill Bill”-style movie. The levels have a distinctly Japathe setting. “Shadow Warrior” does enough right graphically and artistically to make your gameplay experience a fun time. Bottom Line: “Shadow Warrior” is a wonderfully nostalgic trip back to the days of old school kung-fu movies, and retro game design. The game has a decent amount of replay value with the multitude of secrets in each level and enjoyable combat. “Shadow Warrior” is currently available on Steam,, and the Humble Bundle distribution system for around $40. Rating: 8 / 10

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SCSU’s goaltender Julie Friend gets some help out front, clearing the puck from the crease on a scoring opportunity Friday night.

Women’s hockey loses 1-0 in season opener on Friday Sean Davich STAFF WRITER

If the Lady Huskies proved anything in their season opener, it’s that they have strong goaltending and gritty defense and penalty killing. Who knows? If their offense picks it up, they could at least compete in the tough WCHA. Unfortunately, that was not the case during their season opener October 4th. Untimely penalties and lack of offensive execution eventually came back to haunt St. Cloud State, as the Huskies lost at home to the Quinnipiac Bobcats in a shootout, 1-0, before an announced crowd of 324. In comparison, this was actually a large crowd for the Lady Huskies. New season, newly renovated Herb Brooks National Hockey Center-there was some energy in the building they were treated to a well-fought game, but things just didn’t end well for St. Cloud State. That doesn’t mean the Huskies didn’t try. They had plenty of chances throughout the game-multiple oddman rushes, scoring chances, point blank shots, and power play opportunities. But they just couldn’t convert any of them, and as a result they sat at 0-0-1 following the game’s conclusion. WCHA, that’s where we want the wins, but we’ll take a tie over a loss any day.” “We had some great opportunities to put some pucks away, and we didn’t get it done,” said Huskies head coach Jeff Giesen. Nobody could score in regulation and overtime, and after the teams each scored twice in the shootout, Quinnipiac right wing and team captain Amanda Colin, a native


Junior defenseman Audrey Hanmer protects the puck against Quinnipiac’s captain Amanda Colin.

Burke missed the ensuing shot, Quinnipiac claimed the victory in the season opener for both teams. SCSU ended up being penalized 6 times in the game, including their last one being with a minute left in regulation. Quinnipiac was penalized 5 times. “I think we took a few that we deserved,” Giesen said. “That’s the way hockey goes. We gotta clean that up.” “You can’t think about that too much,” she claimed. “That’s just how the game goes. I think we did a great job on the penalty kill tonight; we just gotta convert on the power play.” 39 saves. Between the pipes for Quinnipiac was Chelsea Laden, a Lakeville native. She had 19 saves in the game. “She was really square with the puck tonight,” Giesen said. “She was seeing it all the way in.” Despite the loss, the St. Cloud State Huskies showed potential in crucial areas. And since this was only the season opener, they have a whole season ahead of them for imschedule. Let’s see how far this improved team can go this year. “We’re gonna be competitive every week,” Giesen concluded. “We’re gonna try to be a team that teams don’t wanna play.”


Freshman Caroline Markstrom looks for a teamate breaking out of the zone.

The Huskies let game two slip their grip Jeremiah Graves ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

The SCSU women’s hockey team suffered a tough loss on Saturday afternoon, losing 3-1 to Quinnipiac University. The loss brings their record to 0-1-1 and 0-0-0 WCHA after the season opening series held in the Brooks Center. of the Huskies, who poured out a relentless amount of pressure on the Bobcats early. Because of that pressure, Bobcats sophomore Lindsey West took a tripping penalty 8:11 into the period. It would the back of the net. Spataro beat Quinnipiac goaltender Chelsea Laden on a shot from the weak side of the slot, placing it over her glove and just under the crossbar. knocked a puck down at the blue line and delivered a perhand pass through a defender to the wide-open Spataro, “I kind of knew it was going to happen when I saw I was going to have a good chance to put it away.” The Huskies would hold that lead through the end of

No scoring occurred in the second period, although we got to see the SCSU penalty kill. The Huskies found themselves in the penalty box three times in the second period, The Huskies also had a few opportunities on two power plays, including a slapshot off the crossbar by defenseman Audrey Hanmer. on three, allowing very few opportunities, with great stickwork and blocking shots. riod total of 19, Laden stopped 9 in the second for a total of 19 saves through two periods. SCSU would start the third period killing off the oneminute remainder of Hanmer’s crosschecking penalty. Bobcats sophomore forward, Nicole Connery, would Connery received a pass from Kelly Babstock, and let the at one. 2:29 seconds later Quinnipiac freshman Emma Woods The pass from the bottom of the circle found Woods waittwine from there.

Babstock was also credited with an assist on the goal, for her second of the game. With the momentum on Quinnipiac’s side, the team found the net yet again just 1:45 later. It started with a turnover behind the net picked up by Connery, who then sent a pass to the high slot to Woods, who would send a where you have three mistakes and they end up on the board with the lights on,” Coach Giesen explained. “Two turnovers and bad coverage in front, and that is the difference in the game.” “Katie played solid,” Giesen said. “There’s nothing she can do when she’s hung out to dry like that.” The goal marked Woods’ second of the game and Connery’s second assist. nipiac’s Laden rejected 27. “We just need to stay focused throughout the game,” said Spataro. “We can’t have collapses like that. It was an issue last year and we need to be strong all sixty minutes.” “We’re going to learn from it, we’re going to be better from it, and hopefully that helps us out down the line,” said Giesen. Columbus, Ohio will be the next trek for the Huskies, who will skate against the Ohio State Buckeyes October 11-12. The Buckeyes, who are coming off a 4-3 OT vicfor the Huskies in the 2013-14 season.

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SCSU women’s soccer stuns Augustana Jeremiah Graves ASST SPORTS EDITOR

The SCSU women’s soccer picked up a big win on Friday, against an Augustana team who was on a seven-game

the season.


on the year. -

SCSU volleyball improves to 10-5 on the season

The Huskies dominated Upper Iowa University 3-0 and Winona State University 3-1 this weekend, which improves their NSIC record to 4-3.


because I didn’t know I’d get three in that game,” Moro said,

Koivisto named NSIC golfer of the



to come back and start job hunting.”

Moro ballhawks against the Augustana Vikings.

After posting a two day total of 134, junior SCSU golf Tyler Koivisto was named NSIC golfer of the week on Oct. 2. He now shares the lead atop the leaderboard of the NSIC Fall Championship.


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For the products that do not have a direct statement, the FDA


Learn what you’re putting inside your body and know the healthy alternatives available.


However, recent research has shown that these sugar substitutes may be counteractive.

on the market today.

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SCSU Fieldhouse hosts The Granite Games


The three day competition held in the SCSU Fieldhouse was anticipated to bring in over 2,000 spectators and over 500 participants.


Participants moved from station to station, which consisted of more weight if they succeeded in properly lifting the previous weights.

Minnesota Wild 201314 season preview Derek Saar STAFF COLUMN

After a disappointing end to their 2013 season, falling to the eventual Stanley Cup champions the Chicago Blackhawks in the

threat in the offensive zone as a scorer, which

look forward to a fresh start in the 2013-14 campaign.

native in Cullen, another has arrived over the

will now play in the Central Division and will face Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Nashville, St.

couple seasons.

agency to add depth to the defensive corps.


most recently, Vancouver. terparts. Young players who fans are familiar with such as Charlie Coyle, Jonas Brodin and

Over the offseason, the franchise elected Bouchard, who joined the New York Islanders

and in the playoffs. Brodin having the greatest a 19-year-old. Brodin was also in the running

as well in return for Nino Niederreiter. The “El Nino�, is a coveted prospect that looks to

hole for the overtime game winner on Saturday night.


meanwhile remains a question mark, which

and Parise.

over the course of last season. In somewhat of as multiple sclerosis, it will not come as a sur21-year-old Johan Gustafsson, get called up to coming into this season.

at some point during the course of the season.

summer acquisitions in the free agent mar-

same, as Niklas Backstrom and Josh Hard-

After the 2012 signings of Parise and

tations of a playoff run every season. Trading for Jason Pominville at the trade deadline last year added to their depth of proven top-end talent at forward. Pominville, who signed a

a top-heavy team struggling to make the the hands of Chicago last season early in the


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