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Parking on campus is a nightmare

Parking on campus has always been a problem for many students and visiting family members and friends. The list is son long, I’m not even sure where to begin. Parking Lots  Purchasing a parking pass for any lot on SCSU campus is expensive. My freshman year, I bought on for Q Lot, all the way on the end of campus, costing me around $200; and that was the cheapest one I could get. Why are the passes so much? Are we not already paying for our classes and textbooks? The only logical reason I can think as to why the students have to pay for the lots is because there are certain lots for faculty only and they don’t want students taking those spaces. Parking Tickets  It seems like every year SCSU raises prices on parking tickets. Two years ago if you got a parking ticket it was only $20 and… Keep Reading


“Our state fair is a great state fair”

A heart-attack paradise where all you need is a stick to delve into a unique cuisine. Ostrich-on-a-stick anyone? The crowds, the heat, the music, the animals, the tradition. Thursday kicks off one of the best times of the year. That’s right, it’s the Minnesota State Fair. And for the following 12 days, there will be non-stop fun and excitement for people of all ages. It’s a time when you really are excited to be from the frigid tundra of Minnesota. That’s because as Minnesotans you can boast as having the second largest state fair—aside from Texas. And in my humble opinion, Minnesotans can also claim the title of best state fair around. First off, we have the food. Anything and everything you can imagine on a stick, we have it and we eat it. From fair food staples like corn dogs (however, at the fair they are called pronto pups)… Keep Reading

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