Parenting Column 101:The Fragile Balancing Act of Being a College Student and Parent

Lisa Erickson | Columnist

 

Life as a parent and student is challenging, but possible!

Life as a parent and student is challenging, but possible!

I hadn’t been feeling well for weeks. I felt like I had some sort of stomach flu. I was nauseated; tired all the time, and my body ached—something was very wrong. After pressure from my family, I finally made an appointment to see the doctor. Continue reading

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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Hateful Response to Coke Ad: So what?

Johann Hollar| Staff Writer

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What does one expect from the Superbowl that comes once every year? For many it’s not only the chance to see two of the nation’s best football teams compete in a titanic struggle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy (or as many of you know it as the Superbowl Trophy), but also for people to see the various Superbowl ads.

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Veterans Week at Century Shows Honorable People in Need

Daniel Arend Jr | Staff Writer

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I guess I was a little naïve as a child. Back then, I knew that the Army protected the United States and its freedom, but I never really understood the amount of pain that soldiers have to go through performing such an incredibly dangerous and heroic job for the American people.

Sometimes I feel that Memorial Day and Veterans Day get confused by people. Memorial Day is to remember the men and women who have given their lives in the line of service, while Veterans Day is for celebrating those veterans who’ve served in any of the US Armed Forces. Somehow I fear that we could really honor our Veteran’s in a way that could really make a difference in their lives.

Let me just clarify, this is my first semester at Century, so I’ve never seen the close-knit community from this perspective before.

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Christmas Money Saving Advice

Johann Hollar | Staff Writer

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With the Christmas Holiday coming up, people need to beat the rush to get the latest items desired (the PS4 will be a hot one) but after the holidays there is one problem that will besiege all holiday shoppers: post-holiday debt.  It’s always been a pain for most people to purchase the things they want during the holidays, especially in these tough economic times while having to make ends’ meet.  Some people don’t have these problems on account of being very frugal and not needing to take this advice. However, those who have yet to do their holiday spending may need whatever advice they can get on how to save and spend at the same time.  That’s what this article is about.

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The Greatest Heights Provide the Steepest Falls

C. Scot Stene | Staff Writer

Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode One – C+

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Bioshock Infinite is a great game. Though it has some flaws, it is held together by a compelling narrative and suburb world building. Though completely fantastical, the world is believable due to the extra attention developer Irrational Games gave to the details and the fresh setting of Columbia, the city in the sky.

Burial at Sea: Episode One is the first of a two-part series of narrative DLC (downloadable content) packs that return players to Rapture, the setting of the first two games in the series. Rapture, like Columbia, is a master class in world building. In the original Bioshock, players discovered the city in the ruins of a civil war. In Burial at Sea, players finally get to see the city before the fall, and it is fantastic.

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A Fire that Rages On, and On, and On, and on…and on…

Matthew Hoemke | Staff Writer

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire : B

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Set almost immediately after the first film closes, Katniss returns home to District 12 a so called victor, but rather than victory, she instead feels trauma from the games. Katniss tries to reacclimatize to her former life and friendships, while also keeping up the faux-love story with Peeta as presented in The Hunger Games. The problem is that Katniss and Peeta sparked defiance in members of the districts and that spark is swiftly growing into a flame.

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A Poet Within Our Walls

Dena Urbano | Staff Writer

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A little known secret about Century College is the talented faculty within its walls. There are professors who have created marvelous cooking inventions, professors who have been recognized for their contributions to science, and professors who have written and published their own books. One such professor is Cullen Bailey Burns. She is currently a part of Century’s English Department and has recently published Slip, a collection of poems.

Burns is a Minnesota resident, and according to her press release, she divides her time between Minneapolis and Sturgeon Lake. Her previous book, Paper Boat was published in 2003. She is an award winning poet whose honors include a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship, and the Neil Postman Award for Metaphor from Rattle. She was also a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award in Poetry.

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Night of the iguana: a night to remember

Lanie Carter | Staff Writer

Final Grade: B+

Left to right: Luke Mielke, Dena Urbano, Shelby DuPont, Scott Sebesta and,  Erik Schelter

Left to right: Luke Mielke, Dena Urbano, Shelby DuPont, Scott Sebesta and, Erik Schelter

The Century College Theater Department performed a fun and lively rendition of The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams, directed by Sean Dooley with a mixture of comedy, drama, and action.

The play is set in The Costa Verde Hotel in Puerto Barrio, Mexico. The 1940’s in the late summer. The hotel is run by a flirtatious yet desperately lonely Widow Maxine Faulk, played by Katey Berg.

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