BY OLIVIA CLARK olivia.clark@go.mnstate.edu As the rapid spread of COVID-19 plagues the nation, college campuses all across the United States are forced to close and send their students packing their bags for the rest of spring semester, in hopes of flattening the curve. MSUM has decided to
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Covid-19 Update To the MSUM Community, The role of The Advocate as a student-run newspaper is stated clearly in our motto: “By the Students, For the Students.” Our job in this community is to advocate for the students, hold those in power accountable, and provide the students with the
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BY CHASE SCHERR chase.scherr@go.mnstate.edu With the first semester of this year closing, the Housing staff of MSUM has been looking into the students staying on campus for winter break. The Housing Department, located inside of Ballard Hall, has been working to see how many students
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BY KARI HAAVERSEN kari.haaversen@go.mnstate.edu “What do I love about photography? Everything.”-Chris Walker Meet Chris Walker, an MSUM photography professor. While you can find him in the classroom teaching students the fundamentals of photography and film, you are more likely to find him on
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BY KATIE BETZ betzka@mnstate.edu International student Kate Bonnett is story-obsessed. An Australian sophomore majoring in theater, Bonnett’s obsession for stories is displayed in her love for her major and for books. Growing into theater Though she is a theater major now, Bonnett did
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BY PAIGE ANDERSON paige.anderson@go.mnstate.edu The Dragon Digest announcement of the implementation of graduation fees guided students to contact the registrar’s office with questions. When The Advocate stopped by the registrar’s office, it was directed to Associate Registrar Shawn
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Where they went and how they got there BY: GENEVA NODLAND nodlandge@mnstate.edu As of July 1, 2019 Hendrix Clinic & Counseling Center’s medical, pharmacy and laboratory services were discontinued. They are now focusing on mental health services. In an email sent on May 10, 2019,
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BY: KATIE BETZ, katherine.betz@go.mnstate.edu For MacLean Hall, summer brought a serious roof repair project, costing one million dollars. The project included replacing the roof above the bookstore and re-tuck pointing the masonry above the roof, according to Brenda Norris, executive
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BY: KARI HAAVERSEN, kari.haaversen@go.mnstate.edu Imagine: it’s 5:30 in the morning, and you hear your alarm go off. You get bundled up in your winter coat and any other layers you can find, you walk through the few fresh inches of snow that fell that night and jump into an ice cold pool to start…
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By: Kylee Meyermeyerky@mnstate.edu Lights. Camera. Objection. Throughout her childhood, Linda (Dietz) Jorgenson’s passion for musical theater grew as she did. At the age of 7, Linda’s mother took her to see “Cats” at the Orpheum in Minneapolis. Days of being a kid continued on
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By: Leah Backstrom, backstrole@mnstate.edu Many students who attend MSUM commute from North Dakota, and in less than a week mid-term elections will be held. For those residents of North Dakota, it's important to know what is on the ballot before heading out to vote on November 6. Besides state,…
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Katie Betz, betzka@mnstate.edu Faculty art gives art students inspiration this month at the art gallery. The faculty exhibition “Solid Ground” is on display now until Nov. 1 in MSUM’s Center for the Arts. Two art students gave their thoughts on the exhibit. Logan Austin, 21, from East…
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Alexis Walstrom, walstromal@mnstate.edu What’s it like to make a movie from start to finish? Film Production students at MSUM find this out when they start their senior seminar projects, which are a culmination of everything they’ve learned during their time in the Film Department. Students have…
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By: Griffin Nelson, nelsongr@mnstate.edu Head Coach Chad Walthall leans against the padded siding of Nemzek Fieldhouse’s north hoop as MSUM boys’ basketball runs a full-court scrimmage, preparing for a season of redemption. Amongst the dribble of the ball, the squeak of sneakers and the…
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The Fargo-Moorhead community came to MSUM’s campus, welcoming applicants as they were sworn in as new citizens in honor of Constitution Day. On Sep. 13, MSUM hosted the annual naturalization ceremony. There were 103 people from 34 countries confirmed as citizens of the United States in the CMU…
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Kicking off the school year, the Center for the Arts hosted an exhibit featuring MSUM faculty’s favorite collections: anything from thrift store finds to items they are personally connected to were fair game. Starting on August 27 and running through September 13, the CA was filled with various…
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Martin Schlegel schlegelma@mnstate.edu In the midst of her senior year, Ricquel Ramsbottom is relishing her last competitive tennis experience. Leading the MSUM tennis team as the lone senior and upperclassman, she has established herself as the Dragon’s mentor. “At first, going into the…
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John Miller millerjoh@mnstate.edu As a member of both the football and track team, sophomore corner back and hurdler Zach Sweep is emerging as a multisport star at MSUM. Track and field is something Sweep became familiar with at a young age. “Track has been part of my family,” Sweep…
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By: Anna Landsverk landsveran@mnstate.edu Actors brought waves of emotion to their audiences with their technically difficult production of “Metamorphoses.” From April 5 to 8, the MSUM theater department brought to life playwright and director Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses,” an interpretation…
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By Mikaila Norman normanmi@mnstate.edu Ignoring the frigid air and brisk wind, Prior Lake native Kim Ahern and her son Joe gazed up at MSUM’s resident two-headed, fire-breathing dragon. The metal sculpture, displayed on the campus mall, has long been a talking point and symbol of pride for…
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By Kayleigh Omang omangka@mnstate.edu     The entrepreneurial program at MSUM is one of only two undergraduate entrepreneurial programs for non-business majors in the United States. “Today our region’s number one priority is tracking and attaining an educated workforce,” President Anne…
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Kayleigh Omang omangka@mnstate.edu     Although the week was cold, Dragon pride burned brightly during DragonFrost week, thanks to the Dragon Entertainment Group.     The annual celebration kicked off Monday, Feb. 6 with office decoration judging and the Snow Court reveal. Other events…
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By Kaitlin Adams adamska@mnstate.edu     In five short years, Love Your Melon has grown to a nationwide organization by selling apparel and donating hats to cancer patients for every item sold. It also provides donations to fight against pediatric cancer.     Love Your Melon’s donation process…
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by Quinn Fenger fengerqu@mnstate.edu Beyoncé needs little introduction. The “Queen B” of pop and ruler of modern female empowerment, she’s also half of one of the biggest celebrity power couples around — a relationship speculated to be on the rocks, given the tone of her latest album, “Lemonade.”…
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by Tyler Jensen jensenty@mnstate.edu He may be 7,000 miles from home, but Nepal is never far from Lok Pokhrel’s mind. Pokhrel is an advertising and public relations professor at MSUM and a student at Washington State University. He’s also faculty adviser of MSUM’s chapter of the Public…
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by Martin Schlegel schlegelma@mnstate.edu From Uppsala, Sweden, to Moorhead, Minnesota, MSUM football’s latest international recruit is overjoyed to be a Dragon. Given a scholarship and already enrolled this semester, offensive lineman Markus Torpman is feeling comfortable here. “It feels like…
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by Ellen Rossow rossowel@mnstate.edu While MSUM athletes prepare for spring championships, Brandon Qual prepares for tournaments of his own at his dual-monitored computer desk. Qual, a business administration major and pro gamer, left for Katowice, Poland, Sunday to compete in the Intel…
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by Kelsey Ketterling ketterlike@mnstate.edu Alumnus and Uber driver Dan Haglund gives rides to all kinds of people — from Netflix’s Trailer Park Boys to four men dressed as Santa Claus. “I hung out with (the Trailer Park Boys) all night,” he said. “They wanted me around to show them the town.”…
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BY GENEVA NODLAND geneva.nodland@go.mnstate.edu With all the chaos and uncertainty the coronavirus has brought, one thing has been universal: in some way, it has changed the lives of all of us. For some, things have slowed down, or maybe sped up, or maybe lost control. Maybe this has given you
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