By: Griffin Nelson, nelsongr@mnstate.edu When you consider spring along the Red River, nets are for fishing, love is possessing four-wheel drive and “break points” come when it’s below zero for the fiftieth day in a row and you feel like setting yourself on fire would be a reasonable substitute.…
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By: Autumn Johnson, johnsonau@mnstat.edu College courses are already stressful, so having in-class lectures and an online class can get to be a lot for some people. It is easy to put off an online course because you don’t physically go to class, and your professor doesn’t actually remind you of…
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By: Geneva Nodland, nodlandge@mnstate.edu MSUM hosted artist Joe Sinness last Thursday evening, Jan. 31. Just minutes before Sinness was introduced, the atmosphere buzzed with anticipation.  The first colloquium of the semester began as the artist took the audience down memory lane,
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By: Nick Knapper, knapperni@mnstate.edu When you build tradition, you also build expectations. Head Coach Karla Nelson is entering her 19th year of coaching MSUM’s womens’ basketball and has yet to have a losing season. MSUM has three returning starters from last year’s team, and they hope to…
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By: Melissa Gonzalez, gonzalezme@mnstate.edu Image submitted by Raymond Rea, picture of Raymond Rea and visiting filmmaker Andrea Meyerson *Names have been changed for privacy. To respect E.’s gender identity, the pronoun ‘they/them’ is used. After 10 years of the LGBT Film Festival playing…
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The smell of sweat. The squeaking of slipping shoes. Bated breath. The roar of the crowd. Many students competed in Dragon Ninja Warrior, an event sponsored by the Dragon Entertainment Group, on Fri, Sept. 21 in Nemzek Field House. The event was based off of the NBC show “American…
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By: Alison Ziegler, ziegleral@mnstate.edu The art gallery in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts opened its doors to debut a visiting art exhibit on Sept. 17. The two artists featured are Anh-Thuy Nguyen and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. A reception was scheduled for Sept. 20, but was…
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By Krissy Ness nesskr@mnstate.edu A new mentorship system is helping diverse students succeed in our community. Students and staff from SPECTRUM and the Rainbow Dragon Center have come together with surrounding colleges and others to provide support to the LGBTQ+ community with the…
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By Emma Vatnsdal vatnsdalem@mnstate.edu In 1690, Benjamin Harris published the first newspaper in the American colonies, titled Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick. A lot has changed since then, and the world of student journalism has changed too—including MSUM’s newspaper.…
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By: Martin Schlegel schlegelma@mnstate.edu Rainbow piñatas and shoelaces, both part of MSUM’s Play With Pride game. Developed by the LGBT Coaches and Allies Member Group along with the United Soccer Coaches, Play With Pride is a new initiative to show support for athletes and coaches of…
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By: Kayleigh Omang & Anna Landsverk omangka@mnstate.edu landsveran@mnstate.edu Two months after a student senate member was accused of making a racist comment, a resolution is finally being reached. In late February, the chair of the diversity committee, Lexi Byler, was the subject of an…
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By Haley Foster fosterha@mnstate.edu The MSUM women’s basketball team is having the season of a lifetime—one that’s consistently landing coaches, players and the team in the record books. “We’ve accomplished a lot of things, but I think the bigger goals are still ahead of us,” head coach Karla…
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Jessica Colby colbyje@mnstate.edu     The Dragon women’s swimming and diving team broke numerous pool records and swam lifetime bests at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Championships hosted in Rochester, Minnesota, at the Rochester Recreation Center.     The team left for…
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By John Miller millerjoh@mnstate.edu     Shooting threes, playing unselfishly, good defense and overcoming a tough game schedule have been the essential aspects for MSUM men’s basketball this season.     Despite six of MSUM’s eight games in January being away, the Dragons posted an impressive…
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by Kayleigh Omang omangka@mnstate.edu Food trucks, yard games, kayaking, canoeing, and the Johnny Holmes Band crowded the First Avenue Bridge in Moorhead for the Bridge Bash on Sept. 8. MSUM students and fans made their appearance known, with red Dragon shirts dotting the scene. Dragon…
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by Danielle Tharaldson and Ashley Tuttle theraldsoda@mnstate.edu • tuttleas@mnstate.edu This year marks 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death.  Cities worldwide are honoring the anniversary with festivals, exhibitions and staged productions. In early 2016, Fargo-Moorhead held a handful of…
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by Josie Gereszek gereszekjo@mnstate.edu A tiny desk, a good tune and a YouTube channel. For the last two years, National Public Radio has set these as criteria in offering thousands of musicians the chance to be heard by millions. For two years, accordingly, Fargo hip-hop troupe D Mills &…
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by Kit Murray  murrayki@mnstate.edu Over the course of two years, recent MSUM graduate Lydia Nicholson has successfully launched Two Pines Photography in the F-M area. When Nicholson was 9, her grandmother gave her a camera. Growing up on a farm, she loved taking photos of animals and the outdoors…
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Dragon basketball soars toward conference championship by Martin Schlegel & Anthony Schnabel schlegelma@mnstate.edu • schnabelan@mnstate.edu Update: The men beat the University of Mary by a wide margin, 89-65. The Dragons improve to 30-4 on the season. The Dragons out-performed the…
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