The Amazing Spider-Meh Improves on Previous Film; it’s Only too Bad the Villain Blue

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Matthew Hoemke | Staff Writer

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: B-

The plucky web-crawler slings his web into theaters for the fifth time in twelve years and boy is it feeling derivative. The story finds Peter Parker in a will they/won’t they romance with his lady love, Spider-Man facing off with his occasionally psychotic best friend, and matching wits with super villains writ with the complexity of a doily.  None of this is new ground to be covered.

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Steven Sondheim’s “Company”

Jon Sill in the role of "Bobby" and Bobby's three girlfriends:  Kathy, played by Willow Bousu, April played by Hannah Weinberg, and Marta played by Annie Crepeau  Photo by Will Slayden

Jon Sill in the role of “Bobby” and Bobby’s three girlfriends: Kathy, played by Willow Bousu, April played by Hannah Weinberg, and Marta played by Annie Crepeau Photo by Will Slayden

Spring is in the air, and for the Century College Theater Department, that means it is time for a musical! This year, the musical of choice was Steven Sondheim’s award-winning “Company,” directed by Randy Winkler.

The play is centered on the character of Bobby, a confirmed bachelor who has a commitment phobia. He is celebrating his 35th birthday with his friends, five couples, who seem convinced that he should be in a relationship and settle down. The play also includes three women Bobby is dating. None of them are aware he is dating multiple women.

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Beegle Brings Poverty Awareness to Century

Dena Urbano | Staff Writer

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When Americans think of poverty, an image of a sad, starving child in Africa comes to mind. Why do we think that way?

Poverty is everywhere. It is under our noses every day.

When a person does see or acknowledge poverty, it is usually with stereotypes in mind brought about by the strong media influences of extreme circumstances, such as homeless people on the street. It may not be obvious that the student you sit next to in class is dealing with the experience of poverty in his or her life.

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We’re Not THAT Creepy.

Sophia Yunk | Staff Writer

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When you tell your friends that you are a writer for your college newspaper, some of them may think that you are a shut-in whose dream is to become a world-famous author. Well, the friends who are of the sane-minded part of society will think this, at least. The only problem with their mindset is that the latter of the two situations, is only partially true.

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Just Say NO to Guns on Campus

An Garagiola | Staff Writer

Every state in the country has laws that allow citizens to carry concealed weapons, but that doesn’t mean guns belong everywhere. Schools are one example.

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Minnesota is one of 22 states that allow postsecondary institutions to decide for themselves whether or not to allow guns on campus. According to Mark Holper, Director of Campus Security, this is a complex issue with many differing perspectives, and the college must abide by MnSCU policy. “Century does not have the authority to create a local policy in violation of Board policy.” That means students and teachers (during working hours) may not carry a concealed weapon on campus.

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Conceal and Carry on College Campus

Shayne Bontjes | Contributing Writer

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On March 24, 2014, at the University of Minnesota, there was a four day event held by the College Republicans student group, called “Allow Campus Carry”. Anne Millerbernd and Vanessa Nyarko wrote an article on this event for Minnesota Daily, called “Students Call for Campus Carry”. They interviewed Susan Eckstein, the group’s chair, and Eckstein explained this event was to start the conversation amongst students and faculty. “The conversation’s kind of always been going within our groups,” she said. “But we’re just trying to reach those students who maybe don’t know that much about the issue or faculty who are in support of it but don’t really say anything”.

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Dragons Plan To Set St. Paul Waters Ablaze

Johann Hollar | Staff Writer

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With the semester coming to an end, what do you plan do with the rest of your summer? Going to the movies? Perhaps bring out the grill and Barbecuing, or maybe just relaxing? If you have nothing to do on the 12 and 13th of July, you should come out to Lake Phalen & Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota from 10am to 5pm for the 2014 Dragon-Boat festival.

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Native American’s Last Stand to Save Student Association

Angela Garagiola | Staff Writer

Anthony Carlson, current President of the Native American Student Association with other Native American students at a pow-wow held by NASA at Century College." Photos by Jenn Rassett, Director of Student Life and Leadership Development.

Anthony Carlson with other Native American students at a pow-wow held by NASA at Century College.” Photos by Jenn Rassett, Director of Student Life and Leadership Development.

NASA, Century College’s Native American Student Association, has a membership of one.

Anthony Carlson, 20, of Forest Lake, helped form NASA in 2011, and is the club’s last remaining member. This fall he will be transferring to the University of MN, Morris, and unless someone comes in to replace him, NASA will cease to exist.

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Trepidations

Jonathan Pressley | Staff Writer

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For many, excitement is reigning high as the end of the semester quickly approaches dragging along with it graduation for those who have completed their course here at Century. For others, the title of this piece better suits their emotional state. Why? While many reasons where cited in an extensive poll, one reason stood out above all others – “I’m not sure I can handle the real world.”

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