50th Anniversary: Born on the 4th of July

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The Leader 03/1990
Jeffrey S. Williams | Staff Writer
The majority of today’s college students have not experienced anything like the intensity of the Vietnam War. Nor have they experienced the deep feeling and emotions with protesting a war.
The movie, “Born on the 4th of July,” which stars Tom Cruise (of “Top […]

50th Anniversary: Books Escape into Fantasy, Sci-Fi Worlds

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Lakewood Leader 02/02/1991
Chad Muller | Staff Writer
If you had the chance to walk through a time-travel door from this sometimes-crazy world of ours and into a world of wizards, robots, and other magical beings, would you take it?
But we’re not just talking fantasy here. There is a way to travel […]

50th Anniversary: What Ever Happened to the Good TV Cartoons?

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The Leader 12/2/1989
Jeffrey S. Williams | Staff Writer
They’re gone, but not forgotten. No. I’m not talking about old WWII vets. As a matter of fact, I’m not talking about the military at all.
I was sitting in the Leader Office one morning with Matt Mencke and Jeff Kasper talking about football. […]

50th Anniversary: Madhouse Review

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The Leader 03/1990
Matthew J. Mencke | Editor
If you’re the type of person who enjoys a good comedy movie, then you should get out and see Madhouse, starring John Larroquette and Kirstie Alley.
Laroquette and Alley play the parts of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a married couple living in Los Angeles. He […]

50th Anniversary: The Complete Chevy Chase

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The Leader 12/2/1989
Matthew J. Mencke | Staff Writer
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation started playing at theatres everywhere on Dec. 1. The movie stars Chevy Chase and is drawing a lot of viewers. It is the third movie in the vacation series. This movie marks the last of Chase’s movies of the […]

50th Anniversary: The Desperate Hours

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The Leader 03/1993
Joan Regal | Staff Writer
When there is a knock at the front door and a polite young man says, “Sorry to bother you, ma’am, but…..I’ve lost my way….” a hostage drama begins. Those who read the director’s note to The Desperate Hours know that this play was based […]

50th Anniversary: 1980s Video Reviews…

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The Leader 3/1987
Austin Kallevig | Staff Writer
Based upon the suggestions submitted and previous viewings, I compiled these two rating lists of the best and worst movies that I have ever seen and been forced to see, respectively.
Austin’s Aces:

The Last Conflict
Kiss of the SpiderWoman
Brazil
Repo Man
Alien series/Creature (tie)
Terminator
Cat’s Eye/Creepshow (tie)
Demon Seed
Road Warrior
The […]

Movie Reviews for Netflix: Spring 2018

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Casey Kuhlemeier | Contributing Writer
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
Great special effects, good dubbing, fantastic storyline, and renowned actors reprising their unmistakable roles as martial artists and swordsmen/swordswomen in general. Michelle Yeoh takes on the remarkable martial know-how that Bruce Lee and even Jackie Chan have displayed in the […]

50th Anniversary: The Artichoke – Student Makes Medical History

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Lakewood Logue April 1983
Eric Galvez | Staff Writer
Former Lakewood student, Dr. Eric Galvez, the first 21-year-old doctor in Minnesota history, performed the first stone-heart transplant on Wednesday, April 6, 1983 in a Bedrock, Minnesota hospital. The recipient of the stone heart, Dr. Barney Rubble, is listed in satisfactory condition at […]

50th Anniversary: The Artichoke – Exclusive Profile on Woody Wood Duck

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Ker Moua | Lead Copy Editor
The Century Times has obtained a special interview with the college mascot, Woody Wood Duck. He has been with Century College since it was called Lakewood State Junior College. He’s about as old as the college itself. Here are the musings of the local mascot.
Tell […]

50th Anniversary: Sir Lancelot Says…

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Tony Harringer | Senior Staff
Over the 50 wonderful years that Century College has been here, there has been plenty of sports opportunity and history with the school’s existence in White Bear.
Before Century College, it was called Lakewood State Junior College, and the sports teams were called the Lancers. Now, with […]

The Century Times Medallion Hunt Final Clue

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Ker Moua | Lead Copy Editor
 
The Medallion Clue #4
 
One by one
Shoes walk by
Eyes wander where words that appear
As others strut by
 
Behind our flyer
Of black and white
To recruit new blood
For a club in need
 
Against cork and pins
And a layer, paper thin
Foam cushions and hugs the glass
As it waits unabated
 
So, find […]

The Century Times Medallion Hunt Clue # 3

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Ker Moua | Lead Copy Editor
 
The Medallion Clue #3
 
Footsteps trek these halls
Chatter bounces these walls
But quiet, the voices, for nearby
An assessment of numbers and words
 
The medallion hides amongst these halls
Listen to the chatter amongst these walls
No door to lock it in
No curfew to restrict
 
The medallion anticipates
For trackers to find its […]

The Century Times Medallion Hunt Clue # 2

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Ker Moua | Lead Copy Editor
 
The Medallion Clue #2
 
One wonders that a year yonder
Old Glory drifted to the southern winds
Within sight of a lab
With its gadgets and trinkets
 
Though this spring
The Star-Spangled Banner
And the Star of the North
Flow in rhythm to the northern winds
 
For these days in spring
They watch the sunsets […]

Being a Teacher Can Be a Successful Profession

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Htoo Ku Wah | Contributing Writer
A quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. says, “Success is not the position where you are standing, but which direction you are going.” When people think of success, most people would also think of education. Successful people are everywhere, and all of them have gone […]