SCSU is home to hundreds of veteran students. This group faces unique challenges, but there is a place on campus that is here to help.
The Veterans Resource Center is a safe haven for veteran students to gather with those who are facing the same obstacles as they are. It is a place to find friendship, vent frustrations, as well as receive assistance with navigating their education.
Laura Boden, Regional Coordinator of the Higher Education Veterans Program, MDVA, works at the resource center to help veteran students get the funds they need for their education. Through the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, veteran students receive financial aid from the government in return for their service in the military.
Depression and isolation are becoming common themes for psych-rock bands in the last year. Bands like Tame Impala seem to almost advocate a life of isolation.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra wastes little time establishing their subscription to this theme, but rather than advocating isolation, they seem to be more about making that experience simply more relatable. However, in my opinion they laid it on thick in their very first track of their new album “II”, released Feb. 5.
“Isolation can put a gun in your hand, if you need to you can get away from the sun,” sings Ruban Nielson on the album opener “From the Sun”.
Senior forward Theo Rothstein will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and meniscus according to head coach Kevin Schlagel.
“Theo visited the doctor twice, and it has been confirmed that he has a torn ACL and meniscus,” Schalgel said in an interview over the phone Wednesday afternoon. “He will have surgery next Tuesday and he will face a six to nine month recovery period.”
Rothstein is leading the Huskies in scoring this season, averaging 17 PPG. He also leads the team in steals with 40 on the season.
Drew Leblanc: student teacher, scholar athlete, and candidate for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the best college hockey player in the entire nation.
“It would be a great, great honor [to win],” Leblanc said about the Hobey Baker Award. “It’s an elite group that’s won the award, and it would be an honor really just to be mentioned with the name and to be associated with it and everything.”
Despite the honor Leblanc would feel if he were to win the award, Leblanc said that his focus is not really on the individual, but the team sport of hockey.
“I have a dream…” Those powerful words spoken by the man we take time as a nation to honor this week. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. uttered those words, his hope for the future nearly 50 years ago. His dream for his children to not be judged by the color of their skin, but by who they are as a person. Looking through the pages of recent history and the events unfolding not only here in Central Minnesota, but throughout the nation and even the world, I think it’s time the world could use more dreamers.
For starters, I have a dream where children don’t have to live in fear of violence. Not only in our American schools, where images of Newtown, Conn. bring humble reminders of the fragility of life, but of those abroad with war-torn countries like Syria or even the little girl shot by the Taliban for wanting to go to school and learn. Our children, our hope for the future, are living in a world of terrible violence, things no one should be exposed to, especially at such a young age. I have a dream a time will come when kids can just be carefree kids.
I have a dream that people everywhere will treat each other with respect. No more bullying, no more insults, no more derogatory terms. Treating others with the dignity and integrity they deserve as human beings, regardless of who they are, where they live, what they look like and everything in between. Is it so hard to follow the age old advice of treating others how you would like to be treated? Apparently it is. I have a dream people will see others as their equals, not merely disposable faces.
I know this might sound naïve, and maybe it is. Am I asking for too much? Probably. Are my dreams and hopes unrealistic? It may seem so. But isn’t that what they thought of Dr. King and his dreams? Is it so foolish to dream of a better world for ourselves and the ones who come after us?
Dr. King’s dreams are a work in progress, but progress has been made in achieving his dreams. It’s my hope people will want to make an improvement on the world we live in. It’s possible right? I can only dream.