Dena Lietzke | Staff Writer
The Twin Cities music scene is no joke. There have been some amazing musicians to hail from Minnesota including Prince, Bob Dylan, Atmosphere, Soul Asylum, The Jets, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Lipps Inc, Semisonic and The Replacements to name a few. What better way to help cultivate the talent in our wonderful state than to help promote musicians and artists for FREE?
Matthew Hoemke | Staff Writer
Star Trek Into Darkness Final Grade – B+
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The crew of the starship Enterprise returns in J.J. Abrams sequel to his immensely exciting reboot. This time around they face off with Federation terrorist John Harrison, a madman who will stop at nothing to take Kirk and his crew down in order to recover his precious cargo.
While this film isn’t nearly as exciting or funny as the previous film, it does deliver some epic action scenes and great performances. Newcomer Benedict Cumberbatch electrifies the screen with every scene stealing frame as Harrison. The film is never better than when Kirk and Harrison must team up to combat the Federation warships.
Chris Burkhardt | Staff Writer
Every day Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and paramedics answer the call to go on scenes of accidents or transport an ill person to the hospital. The day to day life is dynamic. One day you could be busy, and another your only run is a hospital transfer. It also holds a high burnout rate and requires that the EMT or paramedic can work with a level head when something routine becomes a matter of life and death in an instant.
The Boston Bombing was a prime example of level headed EMTs and Paramedics responding and getting people treated and transported to the awaiting hospitals. The EMS staff planned on the most routine of days when working in the First Aid tent. Then in an instant they went from routine to full blown triage. Thanks to the actions of the first aid team, the only deaths in the bombing were the three who were pronounced on scene.
Jorge Vargas| Staff Writer
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On April 13 the Chautauqua Fine Arts Center at Mahtomedi High School suddenly became unusually lively for a Saturday morning. Although this may be normal for some high schools, it was neither the chant of over-enthusiastic students preparing for Saturday school, nor the noise of equally hyper students preparing for a long awaited dance. No, this time the occasion was a little different. So in this strangely sunny, and yet snowy day, the party responsible for the ruckus became the people of Mahtomedi, all attendees to the city’s first ever TEDx conference.
Sarah Morrow | Staff Writer
As summer break looms on the actually clear, sunny horizon, students who are breaking free from the headaches of finals are in desperate search for awesome summer fun. Well, the students need not look much further than the West Campus backyard, for nestled serenely in the woods is a glorious stage; a stage on which Shakespeare and Company perform every summer.
Matthew Hoemke | Staff Writer
The Great Gatsby Final Grade – B
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Gatsby returns to the big screen for the fifth time with Baz Luhrmann’s latest adaptation of the classic American novel. The movie offers lots of glitzy flash and some strong performances, none greater than Gatsby himself, Leonardo DiCaprio.
DiCaprio gives the strongest performance I have seen this year and is pure awards material, if only the surrounding film were better. The film suffers from savage pacing issues, bizarre directorial choices, and a tendency to go too large. But with DiCaprio’s performance, it is easy to excuse the film of its missteps because he just exudes perfection every second he graces the screen.
Ariana Her | Staff Writer
Century College’s Buy Back Day is from May 10-17 and is located on the first floor near the cafeteria. Some students may be concerned about purchasing and selling their textbooks. Century College Bookstore helps provide students with the lists of texts required for the courses and is a common place where books are being purchased.
Tina Nichols | Staff Writer
A new club has been formed last semester at Century College called NASA, which stands for Native American Students Association. The formation of this club started with a few native students and an untraditional Caucasian with a dream of being able to connect with other native students academically, spiritually, and personally. NASA currently has a handful of active members and is seeking for more to join. Continue reading
Ellen Ahlness | Staff Writer
It has come to the Century Times Staff’s attention that the past edition of the newspaper, Spring Issue #2, contained a few “mistakes.” These were not accidental, as some might assume, but were instead a strategic part of a new edition of The Century Times. The Artichoke is proud to announce the newest interactive portion of the college newspaper: Erase the Error.
The rules are simple. The past issue of the Century Times contains three word mistakes. The first is a spelling error, the second is where a source’s first name was changed to the name of a squishy, wrinkly organ, and one staff writer’s last name was changed to that of a local weather forecaster. In addition, to earn the grand prize one must point out the article whose title was changed to a minor Star Wars villain, and which article has the periods spaced out to form the shape of Norway from an aerial view.
To claim your prize, list the mistakes in order of the most offensive to the English language to the least, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scot Stene | Staff Writer
Spring is finally in the air, and with it comes good times outdoors with friends and family at the cabin, the barbeque, or the ball field. Nothing says spring quite like a game of baseball or softball, but this year for the Wood Duck teams, spring means playoffs.
The Century College baseball and softball teams are playing in region playoff games this week. The softball team travels to St. Cloud for games tomorrow and Friday, May 9-10; while the baseball team hosts the first round of the regions on Friday, May 10, with games at 11:00 am and 2:30 pm.