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The Foreigner: Action packed chaos

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Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan go head to head in the action-packed, twisted movie, The Foreigner. Jackie Chan plays Ngoc Quan, an immigrant and British citizen from China who seeks out revenge after his teenage daughter is killed in an explosion. The movie begins with Quan picking up his daughter (played by Katie Leung) from school. Their lives seem normal and her biggest problem is getting the perfect dress for the school dance. Quan drops her off and watches her walk into the store. A couple of seconds later someone blows up the shop, injuring and killing dozens of people. Amongst the deceased is his daughter. Before moving to England, Quan’s wife and other two daughters were kidnapped and murdered by Thai pirates. She was the only family member he had left. The story comes off as a little cliché, but it takes a slightly different direction than expected. Quan…

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Sanskriti, A Medley of Traditions

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One thing is for sure, students in the India Heritage Club can dance better than most people can walk. More than 600 people came for dancing, singing, and delicious food at India Heritage Night. The event was held on Sat. Dec. 3rd in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom. The theme for India Heritage Night 2016 was, “Sanskriti, A Medley of Traditions.” According to Dr. Sneh, professor of physics and advisor of India Heritage Club, Saturday marked the 23rd year they have been putting on the show. The night began with the American national anthem, the Indian national anthem, and a prayer song. “It is really important in Indian Culture that we acknowledge the Deities,” said Sruthi Shankar, undergraduate biomedical science and biochemistry major, secretary of the India Heritage Club, and speaker at the show. Each performance was deeply rooted in India culture from classical folk performances to Bollywood dances. The…

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Rep. Keith Ellison vists SCSU

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Congressman Keith Ellison was elected as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district in 2007. Ellison visited St. Cloud State University to speak to students about voting. He also introduced candidates running in the St. Cloud area: Zach Dorholt, Aric Putnam, and David Snyder. Ellison represented his alma mater on his three quarter zip-up, the University of Minnesota Law school, when he walked into the Mississippi room in Atwood Memorial Center. He enthusiastically introduced himself to each person and asked about their career goals. The event was hosted by the SCSU College Democrats at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Ellison is not only the first African American to be elected to the House of Representatives in the state of Minnesota, but is also the first Muslim to be elected in U.S. Congress. “This is like Drake coming to play in your dorm room,” said…

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Korea Night and “Reply 1990”

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“Reply 1990” was the theme for Korean Night 2016 at St. Cloud State University. The title comes from a Korean drama series that aired in the 1990s. Students from the Korean Student Association worked all summer to put on a show that included great food, Taekwondo, dance performances, and impressively fast costume changes. The show began at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Ballroom at Atwood Memorial Center. Over fifty people anxiously waited outside of the ballroom doors. The doors opened and guests were greeted with a stage covered in lights spelling out “Korean Night.” To the left, there were head-in-hole photo booth options; on the right, three enthusiastic KSA members wrote guests’ names in Korean on their tickets. Before the show began, everyone stood up to say the Korean national anthem and honor the South Korean national flag – the Taegukgi. Matt Andrew, Vice President of University Advancement,…

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