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SMSU Criticized Nationally for Former Speech Code Policy

Kevin Danielson, News Editor

SMSU received a “red light” rating for free speech from The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a nonprofit advocacy group focusing on students’ free speech rights, in November 2015. A red light is the group’s worst rating. In an article by Samantha Harris, one of the lawyers employed by FIRE, SMSU was criticized as maintaining unlawful policies about...  Read More »

Jan 28

Students to be Recognized at Scholarship Luncheon

Julia Fink, Staff Writer

The Annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SMSU Conference Center. Every year, a luncheon is held honoring students who have received scholarships from SMSU throughout the school year.  All those receiving scholarships, as well as their families and scholarship donors, are invited to attend. This event ...  Read More »

Jan 28

Students Perform at Theater Festival

Kathryn Kaiser, Staff Writer

As everyone returned to campus after winter break, 24 students left Marshall to travel to Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. These students were selected to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and performed their show, “We Are Proud to Present…” The festival ran Jan. 17-23. It had been the first time in forty years that SMSU was invit...  Read More »

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Book Review: Blood Confession

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

The Blood Confession by Alisa M. Libby is based on the legend of the Countess Erzebet Bathory, who reportedly killed young women and drained them of their blood in order to k...  Read More »

January 28, 2016

Disney’s “Inside Out” Review

Andrew Bradley, Staff Writer

“Inside Out” is an imaginative film about emotions by Disney and Pixar. It takes the five basic human emotions: joy, sadness, anger, disgust and fear, and gives them pe...  Read More »

January 28, 2016

Coldplay Album Review: It’s a Hit or Miss

Kevin Danielson, News Editor

In order for a band to stay current, they have to change their musical style. I get that. But with each reinvention, Coldplay felt a little off. Their new pop and electroni...  Read More »

January 28, 2016

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Students Involved in Medieval Group

Sophia White, Special to The Spur

All across the Known World, kings and queens watch fighters in the lists, knowing that someday one of these sweaty fighters may win the crown by right of arms. Welcome to the Curre...  Read More »

January 28, 2016

Super Bowl Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Fondue

Faith Depuydt, Staff Writer

When hosting a Super Bowl party, what’s on the menu?  Fondue is a great option whether you are having just a few friends over or hosting a whole party.  Fondue is a dis...  Read More »

January 28, 2016

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