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Huskies cap off season with optimism

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The St. Cloud State Men’s basketball team came into the season with high expectations.  What they got was a rollercoaster of a season. With many ups and downs, this team was one of the most exciting to watch. Senior guard Scottie Stone and sophomore Gage Davis led the Huskies to a winning record 19-14 and third place in the NSIC North on the season that came to a heartbreaking end with an 81-61 loss to Upper Iowa. There is no reason for this team to hang their heads. SCSU started out disappointing with a 0-4 start, but as soon as they came back from the 2016 Sports Anaheim Division II Tip Off Classic, that’s when the team took off – especially when playing on home court. The Huskies put up a 13-4 record when defending their home floor at Halenbeck Hall. Coach Matt Reimer was satisfied with the season overall…

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‘Moonlight’: a Powerful Look at Identity

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Understanding identity may be one of the most important battles that one confronts throughout life. Many films throughout time have touched on finding one’s identity, however, Moonlight deciphers this in an incredibly human way. Set in the ghettos of Miami, the story Moonlight follows a boy named Chiron in three different stages. Chiron, born to a crack addicted mother under harsh circumstances, finds it hard to fit within the society and community in which he lives. Throughout Chiron’s journey, he struggles with self-identity along with his sexual orientation. In part one of the story, Chiron befriends a young couple that takes him in as he needs. From this couple, he develops a sense of knowledge and self-respect. This relationship serves as the base for this young boy as he grows older in the last two stages. Director Barry Jenkins does an incredible job keeping all three parts incredibly distinct. This…

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Both high school hockey classes have closest tournament in years

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Class AA: Grand Rapids returns to the promised land The 2017 Class AA hockey tournament had several interesting story lines. Perhaps the biggest of all of them was phenom senior Casey Mittlestadt, who many regards as a top ten pick in the upcoming NHL draft, returning for his senior year and attempting to win a state tournament with the Eden Prairie Eagles. The Eagles were runners-up to the Wayzata Trojans in last year’s tournament and were looking to avenge that heartbreaking defeat. With five D1 commits on their roster, Eden Prairie was the clear favorite heading into this tournament. The eventual champion Grand Rapids Thunderhawks, led by a top line spearheaded by Husky commit Micah Miller, were a dark horse coming into the tournament. Although Grand Rapids was not a very deep team, their top line was a forced to be reckoned with. Miller had a whopping 56 points on…

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Freshman on campus express loneliness in dorms

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For some, entering college can be a life-changing and exciting experience, but for others, the transition is difficult, challenging and distressful – students often enter postsecondary education feeling lonely and isolated as their sense of self changes in a new atmosphere. Katherine Jackson, Residence Hall Director at SCSU, mentions that change is tougher for some students, especially when they’re reshaping their identity. “I think it’s really hard for any 17 or 18-year-old when they come to college because you have just left this friend group that you’ve had your whole life, like you grew up with them and now you’re in this residence hall with people of all different backgrounds with different types of expectations.” In a world where society is more connected than ever with the likes of social media outlets such as Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, FaceTime etc. first-year students don’t seem to be living in the moment.…

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Second place won’t slow down these stars

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For the past two years, the Husky wrestling team has walked into the National Championships with the confidence of winners and left with evidence to prove it. This year, visions of a three-peat decorated the walls of the wrestling room and the mind of every wrestler who stepped into it. These lustful visions of victory soon turned mournful after the Huskies found themselves sitting in fifth place after day one, with four of the nine qualifiers not even winning a match. The thirst for victory kept the Huskies fighting on day two, but their struggles in day one prevented them from passing first place Norte Dame of Ohio. A second place finish is impressive, despite not being quite the ending the Huskies were hoping for. There were impressive performances by many Huskies, despite having no first or second place finishers. The team came back to St. Cloud with four All-Americans…

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Student Government Election Fast Approaching

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This spring brings about another Student Government Presidential Election, and an opportunity for students voices to be heard. The election last spring saw 640 students cast their ballots, twice as many as 2015. With the contest being held March 27-29th, Student Government hopes to once again see a high turnout. Johnson will be departing her office and not running for re-election this year as she only has one semester left before graduation. “There has been a lot better communication this year,” Johnson said. “I was very open about my work with the administration and opened it up to anyone interested.” Johnson says she believes this process of openness helped members have the passion and drive to achieve the things they wanted in office. Johnson says the best part about being a Husky was the connections she has made as a student on campus. “I have learned so much out of the…

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Education should be a guaranteed right. Period.

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The time has come for education to be treated as a right. Period. The idea that higher education is simply for those who can afford it is decidedly not just, fair, or good for our democracy. You see, friends and fellow citizens, we all agree that K-12 education is good. We all agree that preschool is good. Many, many of us agree that trade schools, community colleges, and universities are good. The question becomes, then, why is it that those who choose to go onto trade schools, community colleges, and universities must place themselves in debt in excess of a year’s salary at a minimum? It’s illogical. Minnesota and my home state of Wisconsin aren’t that different. We value hard work, personal responsibility, neighborliness, self-reliance and education, among other things. Lately, however, both of our great states have dropped the ball. According to the Institute of College Access, in 2014,…

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Huskies hockey set to focus on future

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The St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey team had their season come to a close in the first round of NCHC playoffs on Saturday, March 11 against North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D. The team ends their 2016-17 season with an overall record of 16-19-1, and it is the first time in four years the team has not made the NCAA tournament. The Huskies struggled this season on both Saturday game days and overtime losses. SCSU went 2-6-1 in overtime games this season and lost 11 Saturday games during the regular season. Despite setbacks, the team had some big wins throughout the season, defeating not only the top teams in the NCHC conference, but in the nation, including Denver, Minnesota Duluth, and Western Michigan. Throughout the year, glimpses of this team’s full potential appeared, but with such a young roster, many players needed time to adjust to college level play and…

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