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SCSU Survey releases results of marijuana legalization

Colorado and Washington are the only states in the United States that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, but 20 states in total have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.
Student Director and Political Science major, Jacob Smith, prompted the first ever SCSU survey about marijuana for Minnesota residents above the age of 18.
“I have been thinking about this for a while, and I am an activist for reforming marijuana laws,” Smith said. “I moved here (Minnesota) from California where medical marijuana is legal and I think it should be here as well.”
One of the biggest reasons why Smith pushed to have this portion on the survey is because the Minnesota House and Senate will be addressing this in this upcoming legislative session.
“I think it’s important to see how Minnesotans feel about medical marijuana because of the upcoming bill,” Smith said.

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Men reflect on journey, homelessness

It is hard to describe the feeling one gets when stepping foot into the Dream Center on 16th Ave N. in St. Cloud.

Three rows of tables surrounded by miss-matched chairs, a half-finished puzzle in the corner. Posters and flyers containing religious pictures adorning the walls.

The coffee pot and water jug on the counter next to bagels. The constant in and out of men going about their day. Some sipping coffee at the table. Others, shooting the breeze. One fixing a chain. The smells of an upcoming meal waft through the air. It is among these one finds some of St. Cloud’s forgotten, St. Cloud’s voiceless.

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Mills to end term as Mass Communications chair

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Over the years, Chair Mark Mills has headed the Mass Communications department.

Elaine Pavin, the Mass Communications department’s office manager, says that Mills has headed the department for the last 6 years. He also teaches broadcast journalism and advises SCSU’s cable TV station, UTVS. Before coming to SCSU, he was a professional journalist for over 13 years, including a position as a correspondent and bureau chief covering Capitol Hill and the White House in Washington DC. He has also produced three documentaries and wrote one book. The fourth documentary and second book are in progress.

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Gallery: 2013 Edible Book Festival

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Women on Wednesday: Ushering in The Safe Harbor Law

Human trafficking is the fastest growing black market crime on the planet. Women on Wednesday held a presentation with Breaking Free on April 10th titled Ushering in the Safe Harbor Act: Stopping Sex Trafficking and Prostitution.

Breaking Free is a non-profit organization based in Minnesota dedicated to helping women and girls escape sex trafficking, sexual exploitation, and systems of prostitution through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education.

Noelle Volin, staff attorney and public policy manager for Breaking Free, said, “Breaking Free creates a legal safe harbor for those who have been involved in prostitution.”

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KVSC debuts St. Cloud Somali Radio

With the growing diversity in the St. Cloud community, SCSU along with campus radio station KVSC unveiled its new stake in the community with the introduction of St. Cloud Somali Radio.

“The purpose is to allow a greater connection,” said Ben Prchal, program coordinator of St. Cloud Somali Radio. “Our goal is to create something our community can make use of.”

The concept of St. Cloud Somali Radio was two years in the making, Prchal said. After receiving funding from the state through the Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Prchal said the search began for a project that would benefit the St. Cloud community. KVSC station manager Jo McMullen-Boyer and operations manager Jim Gray were the ones initially behind the endeavor.

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CCIT unit promotes safety at SCSU

Two St. Cloud police officers and one sergeant share a common goal – keeping students safe.

These men are part of the Community Crime Impact Team, a special unit of the St. Cloud police department.

Officer Tad Hoeschen, Officer Adan Salazar, and Sergeant Martin Sayre stepped into their position on the CCIT unit in January.

The unit rotates officers every 2-3 years.

The CCIT unit spends 20-30 percent of their time involved with SCSU.

The officers are also involved with outreach and promote drug and alcohol awareness.

They give presentations to educate students.

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Petersen/Gunnerson elected as SG leadership

The team of Eric Petersen and Lindsey Gunnerson will take office next year as Student Government president and vice president.

Snow conditions led to the cancellation of the weekly SG meeting this week.

Election results were posted on the SG facebook page on Thursday night.

Petersen and Gunnerson received 610 of the 1,066 votes cast in the election.

In second were Mable Fale and Sara Salas-Ramirez with 267 votes, followed by Ian High and Jacob Thomfohrda with 154 votes.

There were 35 empty ballots.

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Film screenings educate on sexual assualt, violence

Screening of the movie "With Impunity" at the Atwood Theater on WednesdayPravin Dangol

April is sexual assault awareness month across the nation, and SCSU was getting the word out with a series of films, as well as a bake sale, on April 9.

The first of the films was called “Flirting with Danger”, and was shown in the Miller Center on Monday night. The film involves Professor Lynn Phillips of the University of Massachusetts and her interviewing of 30 girls who have been involved sexually with men.

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Huskies come up short in Frozen Four bid

Click here to see photos of Thursday’s game.

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Art by Meg Iserloth.

A disappointing ending to the season would only be putting it mildly for the SCSU Huskies.

A disappointing ending to a pair of great collegiate careers would help sum it up.

However, the end to SCSU’s season did write school history.

The Quinnipiac Bobcats scored quickly, didn’t look back from there and cruised past the Huskies 4-1 in the second Frozen Four semifinal and into the championship game against ECAC conference rival Yale.

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