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Student Government kicks off the 2014 academic year

On Thursday, SCSU’s Student Government met for the first time this year, kicking off a hopeful year in student politics. Around 30 new and veteran senators were in attendance for the meeting, all eager to begin the new political year. The meeting was led by the president of the student body, Lindsey Gunnerson, and Vice President Alex Bryson.    It was a quick meeting. However, many important topics were brought to the attention of the senators. Before the meeting kicked into full swing, an ice-breaker challenge was initiated. Groups of student government were challenged to a “Selfie Scavenger Hunt.” After the scavenger hunt, introductions, and a basic breakdown of the student government system,and hot topics that have been circulating throughout campus were brought up.  Gunnerson and Bryson both talked in a synchronized fashion to the senators, reiterating that all of the new policies that have been implemented on campus should… Keep Reading

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Summertime by George attracts community

Ryan Japs, Contributing Writer The weather could not have been more perfect in central Minnesota as the final installment of the fourth annual Summertime by George 2014 went underway August 27. There were an estimated 1,500 people in attendance on a sunny Wednesday evening coming to enjoy free music, good food and great people. Lake George was full of paddle boats and canoes as well as community members surrounding the water simply enjoying the view of the unofficial last day of summer in St. Cloud Eastman Park was absolutely jam packed with folding chairs and blankets pointed towards the newly built performance stage. The stage itself has its own success story. It was built in collaboration with the city of St. Cloud and the Rotary Club of St. Cloud as well as the help of a single anonymous donation of $130,000. “This entire event is run by our club and… Keep Reading

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Yoga seeks to strengthen both body and mind

What once was practiced more than 5,000 years ago as part of a quest for improved health and being in-tune with oneself has now spread across the world as a way to improve both mental and physical states of being. “The thing about yoga is that it improves endurance, flexibility, balance and postures,” SCSU Fitness Coordinator Chris Haukos said. “When you do yoga you focus on breathing. It helps improve imbalances in your body as well.” Offered during the fall semester Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. and then again in the evenings Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. Haukos said yoga is something that has tremendous benefits for participants. “In our industrial world, some of our muscles get strong and then they get over tight,” Haukos said. Attributing this to the basics of most students’ daily lives of sitting at a computer or engaging in other physical activities such… Keep Reading

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Reduce, Reuse and Husky Re-cycle

Originally started by a local eagle scout to help benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota, SCSU’s Outdoor Endeavors has taken the concept of reduce, reuse, and Re-cycle to a whole other level. Taken over the by university around 2005, the concept of a bike sharing program on the SCSU campus was modeled after the bike sharing programs in European countries, particularly in Scandinavia. Using old bikes donated from the community, Outdoor Endeavors soon embarked on a project that would help students get around campus. And while the program was started with good intentions, Coordinator for Experiential Programs for Outdoor Endeavors Ivan Bartha said multiple problems plagued the new bike sharing project called the Yellow Bike Program. “We would start with about 25 to 30 bikes during the fall and the spring semesters,” Bartha said. “Each bike would be painted yellow. And they would be located near the… Keep Reading

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