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Students fed-up with limited free parking

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If you are a student at St. Cloud State University, then you’re probably aware of the complaints others often have about lack of free parking along with the alleged increase in parking tickets that Public Safety seems to be writing. Many students are under the impression that every time they park their car in a zone they don’t have a parking pass for or violate another rule, they are going to get caught by Public Safety and end up with a hole in their wallet. However, many students don’t know there are two designated areas for them to legally park their car for free on campus. “At 6 o’clock Monday through Friday, L-lot and V-lot are free parking to the public and [also] free parking on the weekends,” Associate Director of Public Safety Jennifer Super said. Although some free parking may be available to students during a certain time of…

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How DACA affects St. Cloud State students

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  On Tuesday, Sept. 5 President Donald Trump released that he’s putting an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA by March 2018 if Congress does not come up with a new immigration plan. The Obama-era policy was established five years ago as a way to protect undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. It’s for people who arrived to America before 2007 under the age of 16 with no criminal background and it permitted them to legally live and work in the U.S. for renewable two-year spans. The effects of this issue are hitting close to home here at St. Cloud State University, with a minority of the students currently a part of the repealed DACA program. Associate Vice President of the Center for International Studies and Multicultural Student Services Shahzad Ahmad said that the university will stand behind those…

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Eastman Hall granted approval for renovation

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Eastman Hall will soon be getting a facelift and will become a student health facility with the help of an $18.5 million bond from the state legislature. While the bond money for the project was approved in the last legislative session, the bill from the state was originally denied earlier in 2017, causing a delay until recently with more push from the university. “We have been approved by the Legislature this past summer for funding and they are hoping to begin some internal demolition [soon],” Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), John Eggers, Ph.D. said. CAPS, currently located in Stewart Hall, is among the many student health services that will be relocating to Eastman Hall upon completion of the refurbishment. Other SCSU organizations moving over to Eastman include Student Health Services, UChoose and Recovery Community. Construction on the building is tentatively set to begin in January 2018 and SCSU…

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