Rewarded for Outstanding Writing: Common Book Essay Contest Finalists

An Garagiola | Staff Writer

Photo Taken by Tena Reed

Photo Taken by Tena Reed

This year Century held its first ever Common Book Essay Contest. The finalists were announced Friday, April 4, at the Common Book Symposium.

First place winner, Keith Nixon, read his essay aloud at the symposium. He was also presented with the $100 grand prize. His essay, “The Central Dilemma”, “demonstrated original insight into the text,” says Maura Smyth, Research Librarian and Common Book Committee member.

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2014 Common Book Symposium

Angela Garagiola | Staff Writer

From left to right Kashmere Tulgren, Evan Freeman and David Boettger from their multidmedia project Beautiful Sorrow. Photo by kashmeretulgren1.efoliomn.com/Home

From left to right Kashmere Tulgren, Evan Freeman and David Boettger from their multidmedia project Beautiful Sorrow. Photo by kashmeretulgren1.efoliomn.com/Home

Her card says, “Author. Speaker. Teacher. Editor.” On a snowy April Friday, in a year that winter did not want to relinquish, Heid E. Erdrich began wryly by reading her poem, “Last Snow”.

Heid, a member of the Turtle Mountain band of Ojibwe, was the keynote speaker at Century’s Common Book Symposium on April 4. The symposium was a culmination of two semesters of events that focused on American Indian culture.

This year’s common book was “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich, Heid’s sister. The novel explores justice and coming of age through the eyes of a 13-year-old Native American boy.

Giving a speech which celebrated poetry and blended themes from the common book, Heid read poems from her books, briefly discussed issues related to the common book, and showed several short films, called anipoems.

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Wood Duck Awards

Lanie Carter | Staff Writer

Image courtesy of Century College

Image courtesy of Century College

For the last 4 years, awards have been given to individuals, advisors and clubs recognizing their hard work and dedication.

On April 24, The Wood Duck Awards banquet was held presenting awards to students and advisors who have demonstrated leadership within their club and serving Century.

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Century ASL Logo Design Contest

Lanie Carter | Staff Writer

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Image courtesy of hhhints.com

Century’s American Sign Language Club (ASL) is looking for someone to design their new logo to be on posters, T-shirts etc. The contest runs now through Friday,  May 9th. Winner will be selected shortly after the contest deadline and will be posted on Century ASL Facebook page along with Century Times. Winner will also receive a $50 Visa gift card.

Logo design must include:

  • Club name: Century ASL Club
  • Use ASL hands
  • Must be tasteful
  • Must be your Original work
  • Must be jpeg or png format

Please submit the following form telling us how you came up with your design.

Submit Form

Please email Logo Design and form to asl.centurycollege@gmail.com

This Show Was Legen—Wait for it….

Matthew Hoemke | Staff Writer

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Image courtesy of thetvchick.com

How I Met Your Mother: The Last Forever – B

Television viewers bid farewell to one of the best sitcoms of the 21st Century Monday night when How I Met Your Mother aired its final episode; a two-parter that has left fans of the show with severely mixed emotions.  I am myself an avid fan of this ridiculously addictive show, and was, too, of two minds with regard to the finale.

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Calling All Writers!

Crystal Anderson | Staff Writer

Photo by Crystal Anderson

Photo by Crystal Anderson

It’s been two years in the making and now it’s almost officially here. Not only will Century College be offering several more Creative Writing courses starting Fall 2014, but there is a plan to also offer a Creative Writing certificate in the future.

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America’s 19th Poetry Month

Aisha Ali | Staff Writer

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Image courtesy of acealphabetave.blogspot.com

During the exciting month of April, here at Century College, comes to you a series of events to celebrate National Poetry Month. Pull out your calendars, because open to everyone (especially you!) and free to attend are the following events:

Poetry Slam Training Workshop featuring Cynthia French

When: Tuesday, April 8th, from 12:45-2:00 pm

Where: West Campus, Room W3430

Poetry Slam featuring poet-coaches Franny Choi, Miles Walser, & Cynthia French

When: Tues, April 22, from 12:45-2:00 pm

Where: West Campus, The Nest

Poetry Reading & Q & A featuring publishers & poets from Broadcraft Books

When: Tuesday, April 29th from 12:45- 2:00 pm

Where: West Campus, The Nest

Poetry Reading featuring students from Century College’s Creative Writing Class

When: Thursday, May 1st, from 1:00 -2:00 pm

Where: West Campus, The Nest

For more information, please contact Beth Mayer—beth.mayer@century.edu

Anime-niacs: They Came, They Saw, They Ate

Lanie Carter | Staff Writer

Picture by Lanie Carter

Picture by Lanie Carter

On March 12, Century’s Anime Club held their first Cosplay Café and Contest Event in the Nest. Staff and Volunteers dressed in costume as their favorite anime characters.

First, what is Cosplay? Cosplay, short for costume play, is when people dress as a character from anime, comic books, video games or films. Cosplay Cafés are a theme restaurant or pub, usually having a theme like a Maid or Butler, and serve food and drinks.

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TCT Wants You!

Drew Petersen | Staff Writer

Photo by Keano Vang

From left to right: TCT’s Layout Editor Jonathan Pressley working hard, and TCT’s Art Director Dena Urbano working harder; Photo by Keano Vang

Do you have what it takes to be a part of The Century Times (TCT) family? If you would like the opportunity to express your creative side then we have a job for you. We are looking for photographers, print and web designers, writers and team leaders to fill senior staff positions.

Are you tired of being told what to write about? When writing for TCT you have complete choice over your topics, as long as they relate to the Century community in some way. When joining TCT, you will experience a very laid back atmosphere that makes earning credits fun. We are an independent, student-driven newspaper that can be taken as an online class if you so choose.

All of the TCT staff works on their own elements then collaborate to make the very newspaper that you’re now reading. Teachers do not make TCT happen, students do. The teachers are there for guidance and to teach everyone in a very hands-on learning experience. They do not control the paper. So we need students to keep the newspaper moving forward.

We currently meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:10-2pm in the Student Club Center (W1215). If you are interested in joining the paper next semester, come to a meeting now to see what we’re all about for yourself. We will also be meeting next semester on Tuesdays from 12:05-12:55pm and Wednesdays from 1:10-2:00pm in the Student Club Center as well. Shape your own future, be heard and join the paper!

Clearing Up the Confusion

Sophia Yunk | Staff Writer

In the last issue of The Century Times, there was a sentence in the article “Century Student Arrested for Organizing Militia” that was misleading.

The sentence, “although information has been obtained about Novak recruiting members for his militia, it is unknown or suspected, that any of the new members came from Century’s Vets Club,” should be clarified and made anew.

In place of this sentence should be put; “Although information has been obtained about Novak recruiting members for his militia, there is no information showing that the new recruits were from Century’s Vets Club.”