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PHOTOS: Bemidji State students kick off fall semester
As is the August tradition, the air of calm that falls over Bemidji State's campus each summer was brought back to life as thousands of students flocked to BSU to mark the start of the fall semester on Monday.
BEMIDJI — As is the August tradition, the air of calm that falls over Bemidji State's campus each summer was brought back to life as thousands of students flocked to BSU to mark the start of the fall semester on Monday.
From bright-eyed freshmen to seasoned graduate students, Beavers young and old rang in the first day of the fall semester as they walked to class with caffeinated beverages in hand.
For the first time since 2019, students experienced a “normal” kick-off to the school year, without COVID-related precautions in place such as mask mandates or class capacity restrictions.
Northwest Technical College and Oak Hills Christian College also kicked off their school years on Monday.
Red Lake Nation College and Leech Lake Tribal College begin their fall semesters on Monday, Aug. 29.
Madelyn Haasken is the multimedia editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. She is a 2020 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Mass Communication, with minors in writing and design. In her free time, she likes watching hockey, doing crossword puzzles and being outside.
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