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McFarland Library hosts presentations for National Library Week

Emily Errico, Staff Writer

For the 2017 National Library Week, libraries all over the country celebrated the theme of “Libraries Transform”. The event started in the 1950s as a way to remind the public of the resources that libraries offer to communities. The theme of “Libraries Transform” was designed to praise what libraries can achieve when they work with communities. Events in SMSU’s McFarland Library included...

April 20, 2017

Kolnick presents “Woodrow Wilson and the U.S. Entry into World War I.”

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer

Dr. Jeff Kolnick, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of Social Science here at SMSU, is scheduled to give a presentation next week entitled “Woodrow Wilson and the U.S. Entry into World War I.” It is a part of a series sponsored by the SMSU History Club and the Marshall-Lyon County Library called “Remembering the Great War: World War I Commemoration.” The 100th anniversary of the U.S...

April 20, 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week continues

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer

As the discussion on mental health awareness progresses, SMSU has been doing its part to contribute. During the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, Fresh Check Day brought awareness of mental health resources on campus. To finish the year, the Forensics Team has planned a variety of events. “Mental illness is an issue all of us may face at some point in time, so having the tools we need when i...

April 20, 2017

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“Mass Effect” review

Andrew Bradley, Staff Writer

Andromeda was released on Mar. 21. In that short time, many people, including myself, have finished everything in the game. Now, that’s not to say the game is short, we just spent about ten hours a d...

April 20, 2017

A Woman Trapped in a Woman’s Body

Emily Errico, Staff Writer

Comedian Alison Grillo came to SMSU on Apr. 13 for a show sponsored by the GLBTA organization and the Feminist Club. She gave commentary on everything between her struggles with depression to her experi...

April 20, 2017

Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” review

Grant Kleiman, Staff Writer

Based on the best-selling novel by Jay Asher of the same name, “13 Reasons Why” follows the story of Clay Jensen in his search to discover the meaning and story behind the mysterious set of casset...

April 20, 2017

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Most students raised in education cannot survive the wild

Cole Miska, A&E Editor

A shocking new study reveals that most humans, when taken from the wild at a young age and raised in an indoor, simulated, educational environment, do not stand a chance when released to live on their...

April 20, 2017

What did Twitterverse really learn from “13 Reasons Why”?

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer

Whether you’ve binge watched the popular new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”, read the book (which you should if you haven’t), or haven’t watched them at all yet, you’ve probably at least hear...

April 20, 2017

Counseling Center brings relaxation rooms to campus

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

The Counseling and Testing Services at SMSU now have relaxation rooms to help students de-stress. Diane Stieper talked about why relaxation rooms may be needed. “Stress is a very common problem tha...

April 20, 2017

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Graduation

Graduation

Abby McKinney, Cartoonist

April 20, 2017

SMSU’s nudist dorm update

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

During March 2016, The Spur ran an article about the new Living and Learning Community (LLC): the nudist dorm in Kamasutra. The response to having a nudist dorm on campus was so great that leaders withi...

March 30, 2017

April Fool’s

April Fool’s

Abby McKinney, Cartoonist

March 30, 2017

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