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SCSU eSports hosts Spring League of Legends Tournament

On April 15, gamers took to Atwood to compete in St. Cloud State eSports’ Spring League of Legends Tournament. The event was officially sanctioned by the LoL developer, Riot, who also supplied Riot Points as prizes. With 10 teams of five players each competing, including both SCSU students and community members, the event lasted nearly all day. It was also streamed live on Twitch and in Atwood, where about 100 people tuned in to watch the matches. The “MNSU Chimps” placed first with a roster of feelsbatman, ILoveVarus, Ransackmoose, Gegabyte, and Under 50 Percent (who became the tournament MVP). They received 2017 championship jerseys, mousepads, Red Bull, Riot Points and a plaque for their victory. In second was “St. Cloud 9” and in third place, “JFK was outside of heal range” who also received prizes for their efforts. Both the second and third place finishers were teams made up of… Keep Reading

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Seniors display best pieces in gallery show

The end of the school year marks the time for tests, papers, and presentations (and lots of them). For students who spend their days in the Kiehl art building, however, this is the time to show off their very best work. In a building that is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, students are giving the opportunity to perfect their art at all times of the day. The pieces range from sculpture to pottery to paintings and everything in between. Each year the gallery director (currently Bruce Tapola) chooses a juror/guest artist to look through the students’ work and select pieces for the gallery. The faculty also donates funds to three of the top artists chosen by the juror that year. Kiehl gallery assistant, Brittany Omann, says that galleries are important for these art students. “I believe openings are important and exciting. It’s a great way… Keep Reading

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Guillermo del Toro gets spooky with ‘At Home With Monsters’ exhibit at Mia

Guillermo del Toro’s, “At Home With Monsters” exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) was more than a traditional art exhibit with only one theme and one focus. And it was more than just monsters. It invoked the inspiration and beauty behind peculiar, quirky and horrific characters. “Where does creativity come from?” Was the goal behind the exhibition, Kayin Feldman, President of Mia and the spark behind this carefully curated exhibit said. From a purely visual perspective, the “At Home With Monsters” exhibit is a collaboration of del Toro’s immense collection of art, movie props, books, artifacts, comics and sculptures from Bleak House – his two-story “man cave” in Los Angeles that houses over 10,000 items, collected over his entire lifetime. Looking in further, the exhibit is really a collection of influence and vision that del Toro has had throughout his life. He worked closely with Mia to curate… Keep Reading

Skate Unity Fundraiser creates art and opportunities for area skaters

The Skate Unity fundraiser, hosted by The Youth Shelter Supply (YSS), started on March 24 and ran through Saturday evening, April 1 at The White Horse in downtown St. Cloud. For the 11th year, the event marks an opportunity for local artists to showcase their skills while helping others in the community. YSS handed out blank skateboards for artists to design on and the finished products were put up for sale during a silent auction all week. All of the money raised from the auction this year will go towards the St. Cloud Skate Camp – a free summer camp for kids learning to skate. We caught up with some of the artists to find out more about their motives and designs. Art was something which was long a part of many of the artist’s lives, and the event gave them an opportunity to further express themselves. Madison Holler, a… Keep Reading

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Fight for Pride: SCSU College Democrats welcome Zach Dorholt to the SCSU campus for rally

The SCSU College Democrats gathered on the Atwood Mall on Oct. 27 for a rally endorsing local candidates who support LGBT+ rights. Zach Dorholt, candidate for House district 14B, was among the speakers who presented at the event, which also included speeches from SCSU students who are either allies to the LBGT+ community or are a part of it themselves. Political activist Justin Michael of Take Action Minnesota was also among the presenters, who gave an emotional account of his experiences supporting candidates with the well-being of the LGBT+ community in mind. The rally featured chants among those gathered, personal stories about how some students have been affected by laws surrounding the LGBT community, and endorsements for candidates Zach Dorholt, candidate for House district 14B; Dan Wolgamott, candidate for Senate district 14; and Aric Putnam, candidate for Senate district 14A. Keep Reading

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SCSU Men’s Hockey vs. U of M Photo Gallery

The St. Cloud State Huskies swept the Minnesota Golden Gophers in their weekend home-and-home series. Read the full story here. Maddie MacFarlaneMaddie MacFarlane is a senior at St. Cloud State. She is majoring in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Photojournalism and a minor in Graphic Design. In addition to the University Chronicle, MacFarlane works for the SCSU Athletics department as a photographer and is the Creative Services intern at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Keep Reading

Huskies split weekend series with Fighting Hawks – Photo Gallery

Friday St. Cloud State University would welcome the University of North Dakota to the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center to resume WCHA play for the Huskies. The game would start slow to begin as not much action would occur the first 10 minutes of the period. The Huskies wouldn’t get their first shot on goal until nearly 13 minutes into the game. Defenses on both sides would hold strong as both teams would kill a penalty in the first period. Huskies netminder Janine Alder would make 10 saves in the first period, Fighting Hawks goalie Lexie Shaw would have 6. The score would be tied at zero all heading into the first intermission. It would be a battle of special teams in the second period. Both teams would remain 100% on the penalty kill, but it was the penalty kill for the Fighting Hawks that would open the scoring. Sarah Lecavalier of… Keep Reading

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SCSU Farmers’ Market in full swing

Vendors continue to set up shop every Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Atwood Mall for the St. Cloud State University Farmers’ Market. Students can indulge in fresh, local produce for a low cost between classes, as well as baked goods, flowers, honey, and maple syrup. Some weeks one of the companies, Bite Size MN from Sartell, offers a mystery flavored French macaron that buyers can purchase and take a shot at guessing the flavor of on their Facebook page to win a free four pack. The Farmers’ Market has been a staple to the fall season here on the SCSU campus for a few years now. This year, it began on August 25 and it will run through October 13. Keep Reading

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St. Cloud Pride in the Park

St. Cloud Pride Weekend has grown in the St. Cloud area, expanding the different events and activities. Friday night, the festivities began with a theater performance at Pioneer Place. St. Cloud State University hosted Club Pride in the Underground in the Atwood Memorial Center. Attendees had the chance to bowl, dance and enjoy snacks and refreshments until midnight. To top off Friday’s events, Pioneer Place also hosted the ‘Carnivale Revolver Burlesque Show.’ Saturday was ‘Pride in the Park.’ Grizzly’s Wood-Fire catering, Happy Kooker’s Kettle Corn Company, among many other food vendors and organizations flooded Lake George Municipal Complex. Pride-goers spent the majority of the day visiting many different vendors and experiencing live music. Saturday night at the River’s Edge Convention Center, the annual St. Cloud Pride Drag Show featured many different performers. The event was hosted by Bonnie the Barfly. Sunday morning, DB’s Searls hosted St. Cloud Pride Brunch. Keep Reading

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