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SMSU Students Predict Future of Agriculture

Kacee Garman, Staff Writer

Where does our food come from? Where do the grocery stores get their produce to feed us? We usually don’t think of those things when picking out our tomatoes or apples from the local grocery store. But today’s farming practices are changing the way we look at agriculture. Farmers are the inventors of today and fuel and feed not just America, but the world. As with anything new and improved, we a...  Read More »

Apr 28

Matthew Zabka to Join Math and Computer Science Department

Kathryn Kaiser, Staff Writer

The SMSU Math and Computer Science department will be welcoming a new faculty member as fall semester rolls around. Matthew Zabka, a soon-to-be graduate from Wayne State University in Detroit, will be joining the Mustang faculty. He will begin by teaching pre-calculus and calculus. The search and hiring committee for the position consisted of several faculty members including the Math and Computer...  Read More »

Apr 28

MnSCU Considers Changing Technology Policy

Leah Danielson, Staff Writer

The enforcement of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) latest technology policy is on hold. The policy, which originally took effect April 1, would allow MnSCU to inspect employee-owned cellphones that are used for business. MnSCU has decided not to enforce the policy until faculty unions can agree on new language. The MnSCU Collective Bargaining Coalition announced that they will be wor...  Read More »

Apr 28

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Marina Gessner’s Debut Novel

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

Sometimes, characters in books make you wish you had been even half as mature as them at their age. In this case, it’s “The Distance From Me To You’s” eighteen-year-old McKenna, who aims a little...  Read More »

April 28, 2016

Quantum Break: Visions of the Past and Present

Martin Olsen, Staff Writer

Quantum Break had been widely hoped to be a pivotal shift in the tone of the competition between the PlayStation and the Xbox. Based on the familiar concept of time travel, Quantum Break is about Jack...  Read More »

April 28, 2016

Bungie’s Destiny April Update

Andrew Bradley, Staff Writer

Bungie has released a major update for Destiny. This update is has very little for content but has a lot of quality changes. First, the actual content is not much. There is one story mission and one ne...  Read More »

April 28, 2016

Professor of English Elizabeth Blair to Retire

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

Professor Elizabeth Blair is retiring next month, but that’s not to say that she doesn’t have dreams after she leaves SMSU. “In retirement, I plan to forage for wild mushrooms, photograph orchids a...  Read More »

April 28, 2016

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Recipe for Finals Week: Puppy Chow

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

Finals week is looming, so it’s time to start preparing your study snacks! While it’s best for your brain and body to snack on some brain food like almonds, fresh veggies and hummus, or mixed berr...  Read More »

April 28, 2016

Club Spotlight: Hmong Student Organization

Rebecca Klehr, Staff Writer

The Hmong Student Organization (HSO) club is dedicated to several different areas. HSO president, Fong Vang, explained and shared more about the club and what they do as an organization. “Our club is based...  Read More »

April 14, 2016

Local SCA Group’s Numbers Multiplying Quickly

Sophia White, Special to the Spur

From its humble beginnings last December, the local Society for Creative Anachronism group has nearly tripled in size. “We started out with six members,” founder Jenny Parkhurst said. “Of the four ...  Read More »

April 14, 2016

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