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Performers dance on the Atwood Ballroom stage Saturday at Liberia Night. Photo By Alec Kasper

“The New Era”: a Liberian Culture Night

“With our hearts united, we’ll shout the freedom of a race benighted. Long Live Liberia, happy land!” The lyrics of the Liberian National Anthem ran throughout the Atwood ballroom Saturday night as the lights dimmed on a stage of dancers and performers. SCSU played host to Liberian Night, a culture night recognizing students from Liberia.

Sports

St. Cloud State softball 2016 season preview

The St. Cloud State softball team completed the 2015 season with a 30-27 overall record and a 15-15 mark in conference play. They were a young team in 2015 and not much has changed coming into 2016. Jessica Goerger, Abby Bunnell, and Alyssa Coletto were the top three hitters on the team and all will

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Film shines the “Spotlight” on ugly truths

“Spotlight” does more than just entertain those interested in journalism, it also educates viewers on one of the longest running scandals in one of the worlds largest institutions, the Catholic church. This film is the true story of how the spotlight investigative team from the Boston Globe uncovered and reported on the rampant molestation happening

Opinion

The real cost of coal energy

Coal energy has helped usher America into the industrial age and enabled our country to establish its position as a global super-power. Coal helped power the trains on our railroads, as well as provided steel for our skyscrapers,  and in many ways the energy of coal’s impact on our country has been quite large. We are

The Art of Focus

The art of focus is something that I am trying to learn. It is so hard to try and focus on one thing at a time when there are so many things to do and little time to do them. Look at it, we all have the same time, but we tend to want to

SCSU sports

St. Cloud State softball 2016 season preview

The St. Cloud State softball team completed the 2015 season with a 30-27 overall record and a 15-15 mark in conference play. They were a young team in 2015 and not much has changed coming into 2016. Jessica Goerger, Abby Bunnell, and Alyssa Coletto were the top three hitters on the team and all will

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The Diary of Anne Frank | Review

I think it may be an unfortunate human response to uncomfortable things when we start making jokes about them. We try to be light hearted about tragic events, mainly due to how dark and deep their murky waters can become in terms of subject matter. It is tempting to try this, grabbing the low hanging

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Co-owner of the Youth Shelter Supply Mike Pettit helps customers during the Snowboard Swap sale Saturday afternoon. Photo by Alec Kasper-Olson.

Youth Shelter Supply sponsors campus ski and snowboard club

The Youth Shelter Supply’s annual Snowboard Swap sale was the biggest the shop has seen in the last five to six years, co-owner Mike Pettit said. “People seem to be excited for the season,” Pettit said. He attributed part of the upswing in business to the economy, but said the boarding industry has also come

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