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SCSU begins restructuring, reorganization

Uphill battle for 1HWàL[ Jun-Kai Teoh EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Staff report SCSU has announced a plan that, while not seen with the naked eye, marks a drastic change in how the school will be run. The restructuring and reorganization effort, which began four years ago, has been put into effect. The aptly named plan will reorganize the colleges and schools. The plan calls for there to be two colleges, with schools under each of them IVLNW]Z[MXIZI\M[KPWWT[QVXTIKMWN \PMWTL[a[\MUWN Å^MKWTTMOM[ The plan has cut out many programs, including the aviation program, and is looking at implementing new ones. Devinder Molhotra, provost of academic affairs at SCSU, said that \PMXZWOZIU[_MZMK]\L]M\W¹TIKSWN []NÅKQMV\[\]LMV\[]XXWZ\º5WThotra added, “We are talking about a masters in public administration QVW]ZVM_[KPWWTWN X]JTQKINNIQZ[)[\PMKWV\M`\KPIVOM[_M¼TTPI^M\W reallign our programs and our curriculum. Not only will we add things, but we shall subtract things as well.” The changes will have no affect on the way students register and determine what classes to take. It is possible that the department the student is majoring in will be changed, but the degrees will remain the same. The two colleges will be the College of the Liberal Arts, with the school of the arts under it, and the College of Science and Engineering with the school of computing, engineering & environment under it. The four schools will be: the Herberger business school, the school of public affairs, the school of education and the school of health and human services. The reorganization effort will also reduce staff at SCSU. Molhotra said, “All of this work was undertaken during very challenging times. That’s when the state allocations have been reduced. There are limits as to which we can increase tuition because otherwise we may jeopardize access to higher education to students.” Most of the reduction in staff has come in the form of attrition. Attrition is the reduction of a workforce by means of early retirement and resignation. SCSU used BESI’s, which is an acronym for board early ‡6HHUHRUJDQL]DWLRQ/Page

MN State shutdown affects local businesses Samantha South NEWS EDITOR

As word that the shutdown will soon be ending, local family-

owned businesses keep up with the effects. This past Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders agreed to a budget deal and will be spending the week-

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*ZMISLW_VWN \PMVM_WZOIVQbI\QWVIT[\Z]K\]ZMWN ;+;= end to work out all of the details. If everything goes well over the weekend, Monday could be the day that the shutdown ends. If the budget isn’t settled and political problems occur, the budget could be settled by the end of the week at the latest. While the shutdown is still being settled, other local businesses and campgrounds keep up with

the busy pace. All state campgrounds and parks will be closed until the shutdown is completely over. “We’re not affected by the state shutdown,” said Wayne Swenson, a co-owner of Summerland Family Fun Park. “We are licensed to operate and our license is in force but

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Bicycling: A chain of dedication Hannah Swift ASSOCIATE EDITOR

In a studio apartment in downtown St. Cloud, Ryan Unger dumps his bag of wrenches and screwdrivers onto a worn couch cushion. Before he takes a look at his most recent project, a 1967 Schwinn Collegiate bicycle, Unger heads over to a large wall of speakers to ÅVL[WUM\PQVO\WTQ[\MV to while he works. The wall of speakers, the art scattered about the large room and the collection of antique furniture are what make the space one of artistic inspiration for Unger and his friends. “Me and my friend Dante, we get obsessed with things,” Unger said, M`XTIQVQVOPW_PMKIUM to acquire such an array HANNAH SWIFT / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER =VOMZ ][]ITTa Å`M[ JQKaKTM[ NWZ NZQMVL[ I\ KW[\ QV WZLMZ \W of items. “One of us will buy something like a [XZMILPQ[XI[[QWVNWZKaKTQVO record player and before

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aW]SVW_Q\_MPI^M record players. We’ve bought records and record players, a bunch of guitars and amps, and then bicycles.” Unger and his friends have been purchasing ][MLJQSM[Å`QVO\PMU up, and getting them into the hands of people who want to take part in this lifelong sport for the past year. This graphic design major, who has two semesters left at SCSU, has been using his bicycles for transportation around St. Cloud for the past three years. Most of the time =VOMZÅVL[IVLÅ`M[ bicycles for friends of his friends, but sometimes he will buy bicycles that PMTQSM[IVLÅ`M[\PMU for fun. “Sometimes we get \WWM`KQ\MLIJW]\JQSM[ and we’ll pay just about anything for it,” Unger said, “and then by the \QUM_MIZMLWVMÅ`QVO Q\]XQ\Q[PIZL\WÅVL

people to buy them.” However, Unger said now that more people are starting to ride biKaKTM[ÅVLQVOJ]aMZ[PI[ become easier. The increase in cycling is a nation-wide trend; according to an article at NPR.org, cycling has tripled over the past two decades in big cities across the U.S. Rod Niedzielski, owner and operator of Rod’s Bike Shop on the east side of St. Cloud, said he has seen an increase in people who want to be able to carry things on their bikes. “The people who are coming in have a tendency to want more racks, baskets and bags and things like that on their bike,” Niedzielski said. Having been in the bicycle business for 37 years, Niedzielski said he hopes one day there will be a bicycle rack parking problem because so many people want to

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bike. “I think we’ve got a little bit more change in the times. People are thinking they should ride more instead of just keep driving all the time,” Niedzielski said. ¹1\KaKTQVOQ[LMÅVQ\MTa increasing, there’s no doubt about it.” Saving money on gas is one reason why Ryan Unger tries to ride his bicycles as much as possible. “You do save a lot more than you think you would on gas, but it’s just great to be outside and take in the scenery more slowly,” Unger said. “Your everyday commute can change daily if you take a different route or something if you’ve OW\M`\ZI\QUM\WSQTTº Besides commuting to the two coffee shops he works at, Unger also enjoys cycling around town with his family and friends. “We would go to

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A non-traditional balancing act Christian Bursch SPORTS & FITNESS EDITOR

In today’s economy there are more nontraditional students at colleges than ever before. As a non-traditional student I can relate to the stress that other non-traditional stu-

dents face. Balancing family, work, school and a [WKQITTQNMKIVJM^MZaLQNÅK]T\IVL\I`QVO on one’s self. Working full time and having KPQTLZMVQ[LQNÅK]T\QVQ\[MTN _Q\PW]\ILLQVO classes, homework and other school related activities. It is a balancing act like no other. One wants to spend as much time with the family as possible but has obligations that one U][\N]TÅTT*QTT[\WXIaPWUM_WZS\WLWIVL classed to attend. Many of us go through stints of sleep deprivation and live off of coffee and Dr. Pepper (in my case) but we make it through it. We somehow seem to balance everything and come out on top. The kids get fed and bathed, classes are attended, homework is completed - if not on time or to the best of

Quote of the Day

“L ife is like a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving.”

Albert Einstein

Rising obesity rates are cause for alarm

Kyra Loch COLUMNIST

Despite the growing number of state and federal programs aimed at lowering obesity rates across the country, it just keeps rising. In a recent study, not a single state in the country reported a decrease in obesity in the past year; in fact, 16 states showed an increase in obesity rates. Only the state of Colorado has an obesity rate lower then 20 percent. The steady rise in childhood obesity particularly alarming is. In 1974, the child obesity rate was at 5 percent. In 2008, it had risen to 17 percent. Some doctors are suggesting drastic measures to try and tackle the problem. One doctor has recently declared child obesity to be considered the same as child abuse. If a child is so obese that he or she is starting to develop serious life threatening issues, he or she should be taken from his or her parents and placed in foster care. At what point do the obesity rates have to reach for it to be enough for us to change our ways? Taking obese children away from their parents does sound too extreme, but it may be the wake up call we need to get our population back on a healthy track. The daily choices we make that cause us

to be obese are ultimately up to us. We decide what our bodies will consume, even though restaurants and grocery stores do not make those decisions easy ones. With unhealthy junk food often being cheaper then healthy alternatives, restaurants serving much larger portions then what is needed, confusing nutrition labels, and lack of information, it is not surprising obesity is on the rise. Simple changes in our diet and decisionmaking can make a world of difference when it comes to lowering obesity rates. Even though it takes a little bit more effort, cooking at home can help control one’s weight and health. By preparing meals at home, dishes can be made healthier and in the correct portion size. Over time, it is also more cost effective and will save money. People can also be consistent with small changes in their diet in order to further control their weight, such as using non-fat versus full fat or cutting down on soda and other sugars. In order to help control the rising obesity rates, people need to learn the tried and true way to lose weight and keep it off: a balanced, healthy diet and exercise. It seems like every other month there is some new, miracle diet that allows its followers to drop a ton of weight instantly. It usually involves something ridiculous or almost impossible to do, like only eating carbs, not eating any carbs, or drinking some sort of solution as part of a “cleanse.” While these fad diets do seem tempting IVLIY]QKSMI[aÅ`\PMaIZM][]ITTaXZM\\a unhealthy and unsuccessful. 7JM[Q\aKIVVW\JMÅ`MLY]QKSTa_Q\PINIL diet, and cheap junk food will never go away. If we want to lower our obesity rates and become a healthier population, we need to learn better exercise and eating habits.

our ability - it is still done and work comes and goes. The hardest part is balancing a social life in the mix of work. Non-traditional students wrap themselves up into caring for everyone else and do not take time to care for themselves or take time away from everything for themself. Even the smallest act for oneself can lift one’s spirits. For instance when I am not feeling well or am exhausted I put on some make-up and dress up a bit. This boosts my [MTNKWVÅLMVKMIVLUISM[UMNMMTJM\\MZ) long bubble bath can do the same. Going out to lunch with a friend or getting some ice cream, may be all one needs to do for themselves. One must also make time to sleep. If one does not get enough sleep one cannot care

for themself much less for anyone else. This is something that I constantly struggle with. There are two days a week where I am able to sleep for longer than four hours at a time. 1\Q[LQNÅK]T\\W\ISM\PM\QUM\W[TMMXJ]\Q\Q[ necessary. Work usually takes priority over school for the sole fact that one has bills to pay. On the other hand one is going to school to better their lives and if one has a family the lives of their family as well. School is the ticket to bigger and better things, a house, a newer car, toys and such. <PQ[Q[\PMZMI[WVXMWXTM_QTT[IKZQÅKM[TMMX energy, time with their children and their social life. Non-traditionl students want a better life and a better life for their family. This is our wish, our hope, our dream.

Share meaningful communication We all seem to have to have something in front of our faces while waiting for the bus, sitting in the library or sipping a cup of coffee. When I see a group of XMWXTM_Q\PÆI[PQVO[KZMMV[ in front of them and no care as to who is sitting across from them, I am reminded of the scene from Michael Runyon the movie Wall-E. Wall-E the lovable robot NEWS EDITOR had wandered onto a spaceHave you ever had the [PQXÅTTML_Q\PP]UIV[\PI\ feeling that you were alone had all the luxury in the in a crowded room? That world, but no sense of confeeling of crushing lonelinection. ness is what I feel every time We’ve become a culture I log into a social network. of zombies, scratching Google+ has been blindly for a sense of deep lauded by people as the new connection while never Facebook, a way of sharing quite grasping it. that will revolutionize how The saddest thing about we communicate. Although this is that the connection is I have a Google+ account, right in front of us. a Facebook account, a The people at the comTwitter account, a Tumblr mons in Atwood could have account and an account on put their phones and comReddit, I feel disconnected puters away and had a confrom my friends and family versation. The people at the when I log in. library or the bus stop can All of this sharing has have a meaningful converblinded us to what’s in front sation with a stranger. We of our faces. I had to laugh could learn a lot by slowing the other day while waitdown a little and looking ing for class. I was sitting in each other in the eye. the community lounge at It seems that the more )\_WWL_Q\PÅ^MW\PMZ[?M mediums of communiwere all facing each other, cation we have, the less but everyone either had a meaningful communicasmart phone or a laptop in tion we have. When was front of them. the last time you sat down

and broke bread with your roommates? When was the last time you went on a walk to nowhere, but with someone special? I think social networking sites like Google+ are great for some things. I love posting links and sharing bits of my life with my friends. I love talking to people I couldn’t normally even see. It’s when we take it too far and use these as our only means of communication that we lose something deeply human about ourselves. So I say, “Go forth! Look your fellow people in the eye!” Don’t fear the slow, ambling conversations that don’t seem to go anywhere. Remember that there are people right in front of you that have stories and are willing to share them with you. Remember that we’re all human and not machines made to spit out information. ;Q\IZW]VLIJWVÅZM and tell ghost stories. Walk around the twilit streets holding your lovers hand, sharing silence. Ask a stranger about their dreams. Have a feast with friends. When you’re done with all of that, go on Facebook and share an interesting news story or a link to Wikipedia.

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Sports and fashion are more alike than different Hannah Swift ASSOCIATE EDITOR

The word fashion usually invokes mental images of ultra skinny models walking down a runway or chiseled men only wearing pants in a glossy magazine. The world of sports and the world of fashion are usually not thought of by people to even exist in the same galaxy. But fashion and sports have more in common than most people realize. Trends in fashion change from season to season. During the fall leopard print spandex may be the hottest thing on the market.

Similar trends occur in sports. Certain plays, moves, teams or players will be widely popular one season and not even mentioned the next. Another interesting aspect of sport’s trends that relate even more to fashion is how teams’ uniforms change from year to year. A major trend in uniforms at the moment is have old-school or throwback jerseys. The Minnesota Twins’ new uniforms are a great example of this trend. The team decided to debut new uniforms with the opening of Target Field in 2010. Their main home uniforms look

pretty similar to those they’ve had in the past, but their secondary home uniforms and their away uniforms were inspired by the 1961 uniforms (the starting year of the team in Minnesota). Having new uniforms comes with a plethora of changes for a sports franchise. New jerseys are now available for Twins fans to buy, which will remind NIV[WN \PMWXMVQVOWN \PMVM_ÅMTL 5MZKPIVLQ[M_QTTZMÆMK\\PM\PZW_back style and play into the history of the team. Having trends in uniforms is an interesting aspect of sports that isn’t

talked about enough. Who designs teams’ jerseys? What are the reasons behind the designs? These are things that are very interesting to people who enjoy fashion. Another major consideration when comparing sports to fashion is how fans wear sport teams’ signature clothing. In fact, some wear the same baseball cap for years in support of their favorite team (or because they just really like the hat). Professional and college teams become brands of clothing and it can become a huge cash cow. All of these things strengthen the idea of the relationship between

sports and fashion. Perhaps this train of thought KIVPMTXUWZMXMWXTMÅVLI_Ia\W connect to sports or perhaps even to fashion. Finding an interesting aspect of something you aren’t very interested in can be a fun way to learn about things and open you up to experience more in the universe.

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The 6 foot 4 inch, 200 pound Husky pitcher, Logan Birr, thrives on competition. This is a reason he came to SCSU. “Coach Dolan was a turning point in the SCSU program,” Birr said and wanted to be a part of it. “We bond really well, they are like my brothers, we are like a family and get along really well,” Birr said about his favorite part of the Husky baseball team. Birr was named one of the captains for the upcoming Husky baseball season. The players vote for the captains and the coaches overlook the selections. “To get named captain it means people trust you, trust your leadership. They have trust in me, to come talk to me if they are having problems in school or anything. That is why it is special to me,” Birr said. It was a long journey for Birr to become captain of the Husky baseball team. “I started this game, gave up six runs and didn’t record an out. That was pretty embarrassing, that was the worst, it sucked,” Birr said of a game he pitched two years ago in summer baseball. The road hasn’t always been rough for Birr. “I started playing baseball as soon as I could walk,” Birr said. He started playing competitively when he was six years old in tee ball. Birr played baseball all four years of high school for the Apollo Eagles. ?PMV*QZZÅZ[\KIUM\W;+;=PM intended on majoring in business. After a year and half of school Birr decided to change his major to criminal justice he explained. “Ever since I was little I had always talked about it,” Birr said of his current major. He described that it was always something that he wanted to do, and thinks he would like a career in criminal justice. )VaRWJQV\PMKZQUQVITR][\QKMÅMTL is something Birr said he would like but would prefer to be a cop. “I feel like I could pull over some people,” Birr said. Birr admitted that a long term goal of his is to be successful. “Having a nice job, coming home to a nice house, having a good family and having some money,” Birr [IQLIJW]\PQ[LMÅVQ\QWVWN JMQVO[]KKM[[N]T “I don’t want to be broke or anything like that.” Birr admitted he was “kinda boring” but said the one thing he has on his bucket list is to visit all the major league baseball parks and watch a game at each one. His love for baseball came from his father and brother Birr explained. Birr’s JZW\PMZXTIaMLJI[MJITTIVL_I[Å^MaMIZ[ older than him.

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“He always beat me up when my parents weren’t looking,” Birr said of his older brother but explained his family has always been and still are close. Birr also has a sister who is a year younger than him. “We spent a lot of time together as a family,” Birr said. He described times when his family would go to his grandparents’ house in Arizona and go camping at the big red barn. “I think that’s what made us so close now, we were always together,” Birr said. “I have been blessed with the family I have.” Crediting his mother, Birr admits his philosophy in life is “try everything twice.” The reason behind the saying is “you UQOP\VW\TQSMQ\\PMÅZ[\\QUMº*QZZ[IQL¹1 always used to hate squash, my mom made me try it again and I loved it.” While Birr’s mother taught him life lessons, his father brought him hunting since he was able to shoot a gun legally Birr explained. “We hunt for everything: deer, duck and pheasant,” Birr said and admits that he goes bow hunting once in a while with his father when he has time. Going hunting with a shotgun is a favorite for Birr. “My dad, my brother, two of my cousins and my uncle get away from the city for a weekend and camp,” Birr said of his family’s hunting ritual. Hunting is not the only outdoor past time Birr enjoys. A friend of Birr’s lives on ITISM_PMZM\PMaOWÅ[PQVO “We caught a snapping turtle one time and now that’s what we go for. We have some stupid obsession with catching it, ‘cause it got away. That was four years ago,” Birr said and admits they still attempt to catch snapping turtles.

-ZQK4W`\MZKIUXW]\ÅMTLMZNWZ\PM Huskies, doesn’t like heights. “I can do some rollercoasters, but not the power tower,” Loxtercamp said of his dislike for heights. He admitted he could never go skydiving. Things Loxtercamp does like are huntQVOÅ[PQVO[VW_UWJQTQVOIVL[VW_JWIZLing. “I like anything outside, its enjoyable,” Loxtercamp said. Loxtercamp described himself as an avid outdoorsman. “If I get bored around the house I walk into the woods and shoot squirrels,” Loxtercamp said. He also enjoys deer hunting. Loxtercamp explained that he shotgun hunts and bow hunts mainly for deer but he also hunts pheasant. “I like getting out in the woods and enjoying nature. It’s the best part of hunting rather than sitting in the house all day,” Loxtercamp said. “I like bow hunting better, it is more exciting for me but I see more deer when I go shotgun hunting,” Loxtercamp said. When he goes shotgun hunting he goes down by Rochester while he bow hunts at his house Loxtercamp explained. “Bow hunting is more exciting because it is more of a challenge, because you have to get the deer a lot closer ... It gets your adrenaline pumping when they get really close,” Loxtercamp said. Loxtercamp said he would like to elk hunt once in his life as well as hunt for bear and caribou. Loxtercamp admitted he would also

like to visit Alaska and every major league baseball park. *I[MJITTPI[ÅTTMLUW[\WN 4W`\MZKIUX¼[ life. “We would come to the cold spring JI[MJITTÅMTLIVLXTIaXQKS]XJI[MJITT game with friends,” Loxtercamp said. Loxtercamp played baseball for the Spartans in high school. He mainly played W]\ÅMTLJ]\[IQLPMXZMNMZZML\WXTIaKMV\MZ ÅMTL¹AW]OM\JM\\MZZMIL[WV\PMJITTIVL you have more room to move around and run after balls and it is just exciting,” Loxtercamp said. “My dad played baseball. I started to love the game and a lot of my friends play baseball,” Loxtercamp said. “My family likes to go on trips to grandpa’s cabin, our camper in Brainerd, went to Florida a couple times and went to spring training his senior year of high school,” Loxtercamp said. He stated that his whole family likes baseball. Loxtercamp chose to continue playing baseball after high school for the Huskies after graduating from Rocori. “SCSU is close to home and has a good baseball program and major that I am going into,” Loxtercamp said of his reason for coming to SCSU. The major he is pursuing is construction management. “Seems more interesting than other things I looked at and is something I want to do,” Loxtercamp said. He looked into a major in business but chose his current major instead. Although he is now considering a dual major, Loxtercamp admitted. “School is going well and I hope it continues to go well,” Loxtercamp said. After school Loxtercamp revealed he would like to get a house, pay off loans, still play baseball and “start living.”

IMAGE COURTESY OF HUSKY ATHLETICS

CHRISTIAN BURSCH / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Logan Birr throwing a pitch during a Husky baseball game this past season at Joe Faber Field in Waite Park.

Eric Loxtercamp practices his swing at the Cold Spring Baseball Field in Cold Spring.

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