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The financial burden of a college education

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“College is like paying $40,000 to be punched in the face,” said Elizabeth Rudd. One of the leading causes that determine whether or not a student will pursue college is cost. It is no secret that college is expensive. Travis Mitchell of U.S. News said from 2000 to 2016, tuition for public institutions rose by approximately $6,000. “There is a tuition rate that is determined by the state legislature that is usually agreed upon in May or June, before the semester starts in fall. There’s also different types of fees that each student does have to pay based on the number of credits they attend. Those fees are usually determined by the student fee committee along with the business office. They have some part in determining exactly what fees are placed on each student’s bill,” said Simon Bauer, assistant director of financial aid at St. Cloud State University. When a…

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Panel stresses education in sex trafficking

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According to a University Chronicle survey, only 30 percent of respondents knew that there is a prostitution ring in St. Cloud and only 30 percent of respondents said that they knew someone who was a prostitute in the St. Cloud area. According to the data, 50 percent of respondents said they didn’t have an opinion on the situation, but one respondent said that prostitution should be legalized so that it can be regulated; others said they were shocked and sad that prostitution is present in St. Cloud. Despite the lack of student and public knowledge, stopping the ongoing prostitution has become a top priority for the St. Cloud Police Department. Last week the St. Cloud Times held a panel of experts at the SCPD in the hopes of educating the public about sex trafficking and how it is still an ongoing problem in St. Cloud. The panel included investigators, prosecutors, and…

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S.O.F.C. shows solidarity with Standing Rock Tribe

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Members of Students Organized for Change and the American Indian Center gathered around the hill near the Atwood Mall to show solidarity and raise money for the Dakota and Sioux tribes fighting to ban the pipeline that would go through their reservations in the Dakotas. Students came and donated money as they walked by while painting a streak of blue on a sign, showing their support for clean water. “We’re having people express their solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipeline by putting an expression of paint on the canvas,” Maddie Wegener, Co-chair of the Students Organize for Change said. “When we’re done it will say, “Water Is Life” – one of the Standing Rock Tribe’s sentiments. There were signs scattered throughout the grassy lawn with different facts about tribes in Minnesota, lent to the organization from the American Indian Center on campus. Rose Hegerle, a member of Students Organized for…

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Attack at Crossroads Center mall sends victims to E.R.

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A stabbing incident at Crossroads Center occurred at 8:15 p.m., leaving nine victims hospitalized. St. Cloud Police were joined on scene by multiple law enforcement agencies including Waite Park, Cold Spring and St. Cloud Fire Department. Sgt. Jason Burke with St. Cloud Police Department released that the suspected attacker of the incident was shot and killed in the mall. Riley Price, St. Cloud State University student and employee at H&M in Crossroads Center was present at the time of the attack. “It was probably around 8:30, and I was near the back of the store and I heard screams, it definitely sounded like a man,” Price said. “But I didn’t think anything of it because people yell in that area a lot. Then I saw a man sprint past the store, and like a minute later another man ran after him, his whole back was covered with blood, shirt off,…

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Oscar Preview: Best Picture nominees

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Brooklyn | 7.9/10 Genre: Drama, Romance Director: John Crowley Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohan, Domhnall Gleeson A young woman (Saoirse Ronan) leaves a small town in Ireland for more opportunities in 1950’s New York. Based on a novel by Colm Tóibín, Ronan’s character takes a job working in a shop and participating in the Irish community, where she meets a local Italian man and instantly falls for him. She ends up going back to Ireland for a visit, and comes across some decisions she needs to make for herself, and those around her in two different countries, seperated by the ocean.   The Revenant | 8.3/10 Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter A period drama of the foundation of the American Great Plains, directed by Alejandro G. Iñarritu, features a solid pairing of actors that are fully commited to the art of the film. A…

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Death of Jamar Clark sparks heavy unrest in Minneapolis

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Police block the entrance to the 4th Precinct while hundreds of demonstrators shouted at police from behind barricades. Photo by Justine Brown.

Minneapolis police’s alleged execution-style shooting of 24-year-old African-American Jamar Clark gained international attention over the past week and sparked widespread protest across the city of Minneapolis. What is actually known about the incident is the subject of great contention. What is known is that Sunday, Nov. 15 police and ambulances responded to a call concerning domestic assault. Police arrived to find Jamar Clark, the domestic-assault suspect, interfering with the paramedics. Soon, Jamar Clark was on the ground, unconscious with a bullet wound above his eye. This is what is agreed on. The rest remains subject to debate. “The young man was just laying there; he was not resisting arrest,” said eyewitness Teto Wilson, as quoted by the local chapter of the NAACP. Supporters of Jamar claim he was handcuffed and compliant when he was shot. This differs greatly from the statement released by the Minneapolis Police Department, who’s official claim…

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