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Walking in a winter wonderland (of parking tickets)

What comes to mind when you think of winter? Snow? Hot chocolate? Christmas trees, maybe? Well, for those driving in the St. Cloud area, parking tickets might also come to mind when they think of winter – and many members of the St. Cloud community feel as if they haven’t been informed well enough on winter parking regulations. We reached out to the St. Cloud State Public Safety Parking Department on the matter but they were unavailable for comment. However, the information is out there, but it requires an effort on the community’s behalf to find it. According to Alison Hemmesch, a St. Cloud resident, “when we moved in [to our new house] we weren’t told the regulations of parking in the winter, we just assumed it was the same as the summer months, and then once we got the ticket, we learned we couldn’t park there,” she said. These… Keep Reading

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Huskies come from behind again, remain undefeated

A three-goal third period gave the Huskies their fifth straight come-from-behind victory of the season, defeating Duluth in their first inter-conference matchup of the season. In a game filled with power plays, four-on-four action, and over 65 shots, No. 2 St. Cloud State (6-0-0, 1-0-0 NCHC) defeated No. 8 Duluth (4-3-2, 0-1-0 NCHC) 5-3 to remain undefeated. After giving up the lead twice in the second period, St. Cloud State put their foot on the gas pedal and didn’t let up in the third. Midway through the final period, forward Ethan Brodzinski tallied his first goal of the season, ultimately ending up to be the game-winner. The Huskies produced 10 shots on goal in the first period, including a breakaway opportunity by Ryan Poehling, but were unable to get the puck past Bulldogs goaltender Hunter Shepard. Shepard finished with 29 saves on the night. After a scoreless first period, a… Keep Reading


SCSU homecoming makes a comeback

The 2018-2019 school year will mark the first year St. Cloud State will have had a homecoming celebration since 2010. Since the university made the announcement, students and staff have expressed their excitement about the return of this piece of University history. “I’m very pleased that it’s back and people are going to be excited,” St. Cloud State University Archivist and Professor Tom Steman said. “I hope there will be big events for [alum] to come back to and I really hope students get engaged and are excited about homecoming.” Next school year will also mark the 150th year since SCSU first opened its doors. The University was founded in 1869 and its first homecoming celebration was held in 1925. Steman believes, but is uncertain, that SCSU has had a homecoming celebration every consecutive year since 1925 up until 2010 when it was taken away for various reasons. “Students are… Keep Reading


Some safety tips for your Halloween weekend

It’s Halloween weekend at St. Cloud State University. While the neighborhoods and 5th Ave are usually a dead zone – college students will be flocking to houses for parties and down to the bars. But with all of the ghouls, goblins and crazy college students roaming about, there comes increased risk. While Halloween weekend is a fun and memorable (maybe) there’s a lot of precautions students should consider certain or troubles they might run into before dressing up and going out. Some increased risks include: Rape/Sexual Assault Drugged Drinks Masked Criminals  Robberies  Arrests However, Campus Police Officer Kelly Holden said students should be just fine if they are aware and prepared. “This weekend is no different than any other weekend, in terms of safety and being aware of your surroundings and being cautious, if you’re drinking and partying or whatever with your friends.” One of the biggest things Universities see this… Keep Reading

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School of Public Affairs prepares for strategic plan refresh

In the past year. St. Cloud State University has gone under what they call Strategic Plan Refresh, a way to revitalize academic curriculums to make the University adaptable to changing times. While SCSU is working on revitalizing itself as a whole, the School of Public Affairs is one of the first departments within the University to start making changes to its curriculum, as they said they want to ensure students who are in SOPA get the best education the possibly can, aligning their mission as a school with SCSU as a whole. On Wednesday, graduate students, professors, student government officials and former alumni all met at the SCSU Welcome Center to discuss the strategic plan and the schools future at SCSU. Rick Osborne, College Senator for the School of Public Affairs said he think’s a good idea to revitalize how they’re doing things right now and strive for improvements. “It’s really a… Keep Reading


Do contaminants in the Great Lakes have an adverse affect on us?

The Great Lakes which consist of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario have been contaminated over many years.  Professor of Biology at SCSU Heiko L. Schoenfuss said that the compounds in the Great Lakes are incredibly diverse and mostly originate in normal use in our households. Some people may pour their medicine in the form of pills down the toilet, but they don’t always dissolve or break down completely. As a result, these chemicals seep into the lake through the soil over time. “Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, pesticides and industrial chemicals that enter aquatic environments through agricultural and urban stormwater runoff, on-site septic system discharge, and outflows from municipal wastewater treatment plants and industrial sources,” he said. He and his colleagues did a research study that focused on freshwater fish and their analysis revealed consistent patterns of “biological consequences of CEC exposure across… Keep Reading


Happy Birthday, or Happy Death Day?

Friday the 13th, a great day to go watch some scary, and some not as scary, movies. This Friday the 13th, the movie Happy Death Day came out and since I had seen so many commercials about it and had nothing better to do with my day after classes, I went to go see it. Walking into the movie theater, I didn’t have that high of expectations for it. I figured it would either be an amazing or a terrible movie, but I wasn’t completely sure which it would be. When I walked out of the movie theater, I realized the movie wasn’t amazing or terrible, but instead had both amazing and terrible aspects to it. It wasn’t the worst movie I’ve ever seen, but I have also seen better movies as well. The first birthday of the movie, I decided this movie wasn’t going to be that good of… Keep Reading


Huskies off to a strong start after a disappointing end to last season

After a disappointing end to the 2016-17 season, the Huskies hope to bounce back this year after starting 3-0. St. Cloud State didn’t end last season how they had hoped. With a finishing record of 16-19-1 (10-13-1 NCHC), the Huskies failed to appear in the NCAA tournament. St. Cloud State entered this season ranked No. 9 in the nation, one of four NCHC teams in the top 10 (Denver, Minnesota-Duluth, North Dakota). The Huskies started off the season on a positive note, beating Mankato 4-0 before sweeping Alaska-Fairbanks at home this past weekend. The Huskies also played an exhibition game this fall, beating the University of Regina 8-0 back in September at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. St. Cloud State’s team consists of just three seniors this year, with over half the team being underclassmen. Huskies head coach Bob Motzko mentioned how his team is still young, but they… Keep Reading


Think before you post: the importance of social media and employment

You know what they say: If you think your mother would be okay seeing it, would you post that picture of you doing a keg-stand outside your fraternity house? If students are only looking for a good time in college that they’re looking to show off, it’s all up to them, but if they’re going to post those pictures of partying online, employers won’t be impressed. SCSU Career Center ‘s Associate Director Andrew Dirlevson and Social Media Coordinator Paisley Reynolds both said whatever students choose to post on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, really does matter. They said digital footprints are something people don’t really think about. Even if you delete everything on your account or the account itself, there’s still a presence for everyone to see, and if a hiring manager were to google your name, any embarrassing photos, statuses, and events could still come back to haunt… Keep Reading

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