Author: Karissa Parker

Solar and wind power is all you need

Solar and wind power is all you need

        FOREST LAKES, Minn.- Sun shining and birds chirping can distract someone from paying attention to their energy bill. With all the time spent outside, Minnesota residents might take notice of solar panels or a wind farms.   A recent study released, stated that 100% of Minnesota’s electricity needs could be met by a blend of wind […]

Read more ›
Mars Inc. says king size no more…

Mars Inc. says king size no more…

            Candy giant Mars Inc. has decided to cut back on the calories and get into shape. The company responsible for the production of M and M’s, Snickers, Twix, Skittles and Combos has made a major change that will take effect in the year 2013. They released a statement, saying they will no longer be […]

Read more ›
Regional Spelling Bee at St. John’s University

Regional Spelling Bee at St. John’s University

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. –  This morning the regional spelling bee returned to St. John’s University looking to advance four contestants to move on to the next round. Sandra Cordie, the director of education programing said “schools have had a classroom bee, a school bee and maybe a district bee if they have a larger district, from that their winners come […]

Read more ›
Arti-Find exhibit is coming to an end

Arti-Find exhibit is coming to an end

     The exhibit has been here for almost five years. Had numerous facelifts to challenge repeat hunters, and has had a positive reaction from children and adults. But all good things must come to an end.      Ann Meline, the deputy director of the Stearns History Museum said, “It’s been a great success, it will be up for a […]

Read more ›
Watch your back … pack

Watch your back … pack

       Recently Saint Cloud residents have been battling with an increase in thefts, now students on the campus of Saint Cloud State University are dealing with thefts of their own, in places that were traditionally considered safe.      The James W. Miller learning resource center was the most recent place to succumbed to burglars. A student reported a missing […]

Read more ›
Text for life

Text for life

A young boy, Jonah Mowry made a video with note cards to express his feelings about being bullied at school. It got so much attention it even caused celebrities like Lady Gaga to speak out against the cruel treatment. But not all students, like Mowry, want to use their voice. A sign, a silent video or even a text message […]

Read more ›
A System for Your Safety

A System for Your Safety

After the devastating events that happened at Virginia Tech, it got some students wondering about their own safety on campus. Luckily there were zombies wondering around campus getting the word out about a system designed to give students and faculty member’s emergency notifications. The Star Alert System is an emergency notification system that informs students and staff about any kind […]

Read more ›
Rally to Vote NO.

Rally to Vote NO.

With a big election just under a year away, one group is getting a head start on rallying the troops. Minnesota United for All Families hosted a rally last night at St. John Episcopal Church to bring awerness of the important question that will be on the ballot come 2012. “Our major thrust I guess is getting the message out to […]

Read more ›
College Debt.. It’s real

College Debt.. It’s real

  College is an opportunity to learn and grow but when student’s years at universities start coming to a close pressure sets in to find a job not only to make a living but to pay off student debt. A university is a learning place for many but it comes with a big bill. Minnesota was recently name the fifth […]

Read more ›
Protestors voices are finally heard

Protestors voices are finally heard

“Hell no, we won’t go!,” protestors yelled across campus, starting at Atwood and ending at the Wick Science Building, where Governor Dayton was present for the groundbreaking of the new Iself Building. Dr. Mahmoud Safari, previously a staff member at Saint Cloud State University, was fired over a month ago. Since then, students, staff, faculty, and community members, have been […]

Read more ›