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Trouble among Garvey Commons: SCSU students are not thrilled

Food, health, and wellness are all things that are required for a college student to have a successful year at school. The way St. Cloud State University tries to help out is by providing the students with meals on campus, made and produced by a company called, Chartwells. Although, it seems those who have bought a meal plan and eat at Garvey Commons are unsatisfied with what they paid for. With money being so tight for most college students, it can be frustrating when they feel it’s been put to waste. Especially on something like basic meals and for a hefty cost. There’s also an expectation that is held for food services on campus, ensuring that students are getting their money’s worth. However, a lot of students say Chartwells is not meeting there standards. The University Chronicle took a survey of approximately 125 students in order to gain feedback about… Keep Reading


Clothed in Pink, Participants Walk For a Cause

The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event took place on October 14, 2017, as community members of all ages came bundled up in pink. A chilly temperature made the three-mile walk a bit long, but participants displayed smiles the entire route. Families full of young, old, survivors, and friends gathered to spread awareness and walk for a great cause. Several teams coordinated t-shirts and raised thousands of dollars to support Breast Cancer. Dance and cheer teams of SCSU cheered on participants throughout the walk around St. Cloud State University campus. Water stations were available at both the one mile and two-mile marker with volunteers also clothed in pink. A speaker informed guests that about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, therefore donations can be used to further research, and provide help and comfort to those battling at the moment.   All… Keep Reading


Local Girl Scouts remain confident despite new policy change

This past Wednesday, the Boy Scouts of America retracted a nearly century-old policy, by allowing girls to join in an attempt to make the organization more gender neutral and bring in more members. Some are praising the organization for their efforts to be more inclusive, however, not everyone has that same feeling — especially leaders in the Girl Scouts. In a recent release from Girl Scouts of America, they express concern, saying the merger could diminish girls from gaining positions in higher rankings or make them more vulnerable to sexual assault. But others worry Girl Scouts may hop across the pond to gain opportunities they weren’t offered before. This is not the case for troops in Central Minnesota. Tuana Quimby, Marketing Director for Girl Scouts of Central Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin said she’s not worried about their fleet from disappearing. “I have no reason to believe women won’t continue to… Keep Reading

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How the $5 million STEM scholarships will help students

St. Cloud State University is partnering with other community colleges across the state, promoting a 5-million dollar scholarship from a grant received from the National Science Foundation. The grant, the Academic Collaboration and Coordination Model to Ensure Student Success in STEM, or better known as, ACCESS STEM, will help students complete bachelor’s degrees who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. Their target goal is to help 100 students attending SCSU or any one of the partnering institutions, to help obtain those degrees in a 5-year period. According to the criteria, the scholarship has five standards that students must achieve in order to receive them: 1) Students must be citizens, nationals or aliens who were admitted as refugees or lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residency. 2) They must be a full-time student in a STEM program, either at a community college or university and must continue to… Keep Reading


Wild’s faithful Finn seals two-year deal

In 2001 the Minnesota Wild began their second season in the NHL. This same year, 18-year-old Mikko Koivu pulled a green and white jersey over his head as the Minnesota Wild selected him in the sixth round of the NHL draft. In four short years, he officially began playing in the State of Hockey, with a team as young as him. He tallied 21 points in his debut season. If that wasn’t impressive enough, his stats improved drastically in the 2006-07 season, burying 20 goals and tallying 34 assists. These accomplishments placed him fifth in his team’s stats for points on-season, sitting behind only the popular names of teammates Brian Rolston, Pavol Demitra, Marian Gaborik, and Pierre-Marc Bouchard. Not bad company to be in, in only his second season in the NHL. Over the years, this feisty Finn has won over the hearts of Minnesota hockey fans as not only… Keep Reading


Students fed-up with limited free parking

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… Keep Reading


Trump voices thoughts on kneeling during anthem

It all started last season when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to take a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” As Kaepernick continued to kneel during the national anthem, it was his inspiration to publicly cite the injustices on minorities. It was his way to shed light on something he believed was not right in our amazing country. This phenomenon caught fire as it inspired and spread throughout not only with NFL players (past and present) but also athletes across the globe. Athletes such as U.S. women’s national soccer team player Megan Rapinoe, three volleyball players from West Virginia Tech, three football players from Withrow High School and many more. The kneeling has become so controversial that President Donald Trump has decided to take a stand against what he believed to be disrespectful to our great country. Going as far to say “Get those sons of bitches off… Keep Reading


SCSU students march, remember and reflect with Take Back the Night

With October being Domestic Violence Awareness month, those who have experienced domestic violence or know someone who was, are taking this time to remember and reflect. Students at St. Cloud State University are bringing awareness to this issue every year by participating in Take Back the Night, an event where students march, light candles and listen to keynote speakers. Keep Reading


Student athletes respond to national anthem protests

The First Amendment is one many Americans hold near and dear, but with members of the NFL and other sports organizations protesting the National Anthem, the limits of what people deem as appropriate have been tested significantly. The conflict is so widespread that it’s even reaching college campuses, including St. Cloud State University. On Wednesday, student-athletes met with Interim President Ashish Vaidya, coaches, and other administrators, to discuss the recent events and talk about what the University can and cannot let them do. Since SCSU is a public institution, the university is not allowed to punish students for sitting or linking arms during the national anthem and says if they choose to do so, they will support them in their efforts. However, some coaches want their players to take into consideration why they are protesting and how it might make some of their loyal fans feel. But for most of the athletes, it… Keep Reading

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