March 31, 2021
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THIS WEEK'S POLLS
Have you made plans to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
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No, not yet
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LAST WEEK'S inSIDER POLL
VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!
CAMPUS TO OPEN WITH 'NEW' NORMAL IN FALL
With Gov. Tim Walz opening COVID vaccinations to all Minnesotans 16 and over as of March 30, Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Davenport shares plans for the University to fully open this fall with campus events and activities.

STUDENT BLOGS
2021 @ 21: KARA ALLEN
'TO FIND A PURPOSE'
I was a little lost this week trying to find inspiration for a piece. I came up with no emotions, wreckage, or anything. All I found this week was a little introspection into questioning who I am, and where I am in life. Sometimes, that is just fine to do. The confusion we feel right now will only bring us understanding later in life. And maybe, sometime soon, I'll understand.
AFFIRM AND ACHIEVE
TIPS TO SETTING AFFIRMATIONS
This week is about you. Get inspired by setting daily affirmations that will push your mind to the next level. A daily affirmation is a simple, positive statements declaring specific goals in their completed states. Although they sound rather basic at that level, these empowering mantras have profound effects on the conscious and unconscious mind.

BECOMING A BETTER YOU
THE BALANCED LIFE YOU SHOULD HAVE
This week I want to talk about the mistakes and misconceptions I have dealt with in my fitness life. I centralized my life too much around the gym and have regretted it. I want to share my struggles and how I have resolved them in my more experienced years.

FUTURE LEADERS OF THE STUDENT BODY
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS APRIL 12-13

Reauna Stiff and Kara Svercl currently run unopposed for Student Government president and vice president respectively in the upcoming electon April 12-13. Applications for the president and vice president positions have closed. There is still time to apply for senate and board positions. Find out where you can vote and where to apply!

PAN AFRICAN CONFERENCE OPENS APRIL 6
BREONA TAYLOR'S MOTHER AMONG KEY SPEAKERS
Tamika Palmer, mother of Breona Taylor will be among the keynote speakers at this year's all-virtual 45th annual Dr. Michael T. Fagin Pan African Conference April 6-7.
OUTLOOK 2021
GRADS COULD SEE UPTURN IN JOBS FROM 2020
With vaccines being rolled out, businesses reopening and jobs being added, Pam Weller, director of the Career Development Center, expects a more positive college hiring outlook. A short Q&A with Weller offers tips for best preparing and positioning oneself as a promising candidate for employment

FREE BAG OF PRODUCE
FREE FARMERS MARKET RETURNS APRIL 12
The Free Farmers Market on campus returns Monday, April 12, on the mall. Students can get a free bag of produce on a first-come, first-served basis.

PINKY SWEAR
SNACKS FOOD DRIVE HELPS CANCER FAMILIES
Pinky Swear PACK, the recognized student organization affiliated with the Pinky Swear Foundation, will conduct an April food drive seeking to receive snacks and light meals to aid family members remaining with hospitalized children with pediatric cancer.

*STUDENTS SURVEY FEEDBACK
EBI SURVEY REVEALS POSITIVE RESPONSES
Students share what they like the most about Centennial Student Union in the recent CSU student surveyseeking to improve and create a welcoming atmosphere for all.
INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING WALL
INCREASED CLIMBERS AND DAYS OF OPERATION

The indoor rock climbing wall at Myers Field House has increased the number of climbers per session and is now also open on Monday. Join in on the adrenaline rush and schedule your climb today!
SPORTS DOME HAS BUSIER SPRING
STUDENTS, NEIGHBORING SCHOOLS BOOK TIME
Remaining open through April, Minnesota State Mankato's All-Sports Dome hosts games, practices and open play for students, area colleges and Mankato community. Dome remains open through April
First run at national title
SAW IT IN THE REPORTER

Here are links to just some of the interesting stories and opinions shared weekly in The Reporter. Be sure to check out your student newspaper with new issues on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
MAVERICK SPOTLIGHT
Brea Perron is a thrower for the Women's Track and Field team. This past weekend at the Great River Rust Buster hosted by University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Perron placed first in the shot put and the hammer throw. She could probably strike fear into her childhood friends if she had a pinecone in her hand now.

Noah Micke is the captain for the Mavericks League of Legend Esports team. Micke credits his brother for his interest and passion for videogames and has been playing League of Legends since 2010. Paying more attention to detail could have saved him some embarrassment in his past.

CAMPUS EVENT SCHEDULE
MOVIES AND EVENTS
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