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Editorial/Opinion/Politics

Tax policy is a huge snooze-fest, but also really important

Especially among Republicans, you hear the promise of cutting taxes and making government run more efficiently, like a business. Democrats typically talk about making the wealthy pay their “fair share.” For the first time in sixty years, the President is trying to fundamentally change tax policy. I would love to spend pages upon pages critiquing President Trump’s tax policy proposal, but unfortunately, there isn’t much of a proposal to go off of. The President has said he wants to drop the corporate tax rate down to 20 percent, then 15 percent, continuously flip-flopping. He wants to cut the “pass-through” businesses, which includes mom-and-pop shops, law firms, and real estate development. Investments will be able to be deducted immediately, something that will help the economy. So if you’re rich, you’re fine. What about the poor and middle class? You see, these tax cuts may benefit a few middle-class families, but the… Keep Reading

SCSU Sports/Sports

Husky football takes big win over Moorhead

After a record setting offensive explosion for quarterback Dwayne Lawhorn and the Huskies football team, it was back to business for the cardinal and black with another home game against Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Both offenses were stagnant in the first quarter before the Dragons would finally sniff out the end zone in the second quarter. Wide receiver Damon Gibson would find play dirty from one yard out to cap a 13 play, 67 yard drive. After the successful PAT, Moorhead would be leading 7-0. Lawhorn would masterfully lead the Huskies right down the field with a 13 play drive of his own of 77 yards keeping the ball for nearly half the quarter and answer with a touchdown throw to wide receiver Derek Kumerow to knot the game up at seven a piece. It would stay at seven all into halftime when St. Cloud State President Ashish Vaidya had an exciting… Keep Reading

Events/Gallery/News

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

SCSU Sports/Sports

Late game magic from Poehling brothers lifts Huskies past Nanooks

In a high-scoring, back-and-forth game Saturday night against Alaska-Fairbanks, late goals from Ryan Poehling and Nick Poehling propelled the Huskies to a 5-4 overtime victory. Trailing by a goal late in the game, Ryan Poehling netted his first goal of the season to send the game into overtime, leading to the game-winning goal from his brother, Nick, just minutes in. The third Poehling brother, Jack, would get the assist on the game-winner. St. Cloud State head coach Bob Motzko pointed out how the Poehling brothers came up big for the Huskies when they needed to. Nick Poehling, who scored the game-winning goal for the Huskies, mentioned how the game was full of ups and downs. “Just a roller coaster of emotions… you feel like you’re on top of the world and then you crash down a little bit,” said Nick. Throughout the game, there were five lead changes, as well… Keep Reading

Opinion

Model UN: A good experience for all students, despite your major

MODEL United Nations. APRIL 13 TO APRIL 16 2017. I will never forget my Model United Nations experience because it was such an amazing time. First of all, I had been to Model Arab league in the past and that was amazing too. Model Arab League was hosted by the University of North Dakota. Model Arab League is a diplomatic simulation and leadership development program. It is designed to give students insight into the Middle East and the Arab world as well as build critical leadership skills from public speaking to negotiation and compromise. I represented Somalia and was in the political and security council. I loved meeting students from other schools and networking. I loved being able to talk to other students who acted as diplomats and I was able to get support to pass my resolution. My favorite parts were the debates. I saw amazing public speakers stand… Keep Reading

News

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

SCSU Sports/Sports

Huskies win home-opener, improve to 2-0 on the season

After a sluggish start, the St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team rallied back, scoring five consecutive goals to beat Alaska-Fairbanks 6-3. In a game where many fans predicted a blowout win, SCSU found themselves down 3-0 late in the first period. The Huskies were able to bend without breaking, closing the gap on the Alaska-Fairbanks lead before taking the lead in the third period. Alaska-Fairbanks took an early lead, scoring at the 1:08 mark of the first period after Kylar Hope buried a rebound into the back of the net following a shot from teammate Colton Leiter. Minutes later, the Nanooks would expand on that lead, after Ryker Leer carried the puck into the Huskies zone and fired a shot from the top of the right-side circle, beating Smith high, blocker side. Down 2-0, the Huskies started to apply some pressure, creating some quality scoring chances on the power… Keep Reading

Lifestyle/Reviews/Video Games

Heat Signature: It’s fun to be bad (in space)

As of late, there have been few developers on my list of enthusiastic interest. With the industry peddling out asinine games that are sometimes little other than a means to facilitate micro-transactions, unpolished messes of code, or a multiplayer only game with no community; near avoidance of the products output by the behemoths of the industry is a very reasonable notion to follow. The list I have is for quality developers, ones whose works I have played and have not seen a dramatic nosedive of quality from. Suspicious Developments, the studio behind a game I liked called Gunpoint, released Heat Signature in late September and I am glad to see that Suspicious Developments will remain on my list. Heat Signature is a game centered around growing a band of infiltrators who board spaceships for fun and profit. You will play as one of many infiltrators, their only history is related… Keep Reading

News/SCSU News

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

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