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Race topic of new SMSU book club

Leah Danielson, Staff Writer

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring a book club which will open a dialogue toward race relations. The book “Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota,” edited by Sun Yung Shin, will be discussed. The club is open to everyone in the community and will meet the third Monday of each month for the rest of the semester. The idea for the book club started with Assistant Professor of Eng...  Read More »

Sep 22

TRC moves to help students

Grant Kleiman, Staff Writer

In July, the Technology Resource Center (TRC) moved its location to the main floor of the McFarland Library from its previous location across from the Career Services office. The TRC’s move resulted from discussions between the Information Technology Service (ITS) and library staff about improving technology services for students. In previous years, students visiting the library often had questions...  Read More »

Sep 22

Growing GLBTA club denied new meeting space

Katherine Speiker, Managing Editor

With growing support of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and  transgender (GLBT) community in the nation, there has been an equal level of support at Southwest Minnesota State University. Given this, the GLBTA Club at SMSU has become an active group in the past few years that continues to grow. Along with growing membership, the GLBTA Club is seeing more attendance at meetings. Their current space has ...  Read More »

Sep 22

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Netflix’s Stranger Things review

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer

Who is that little kid with the curly hair and no front teeth that you keep seeing on your Twitter feed? Or that slightly creepy theme song that people keep dancing to in Vines? Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matara...  Read More »

September 22, 2016

Homecoming 2016: Mustangs Unleashed

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer

SMSU Homecoming events start Monday, Sept. 26. Chartwells will kick us into Homecoming with a meal in the Alumni Plaza from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday night is candidate’s night, where a hypnotist will hypnotiz...  Read More »

September 22, 2016

SMSU Theatre to present “44 Plays for 44 Presidents”

Rebecca Klehr, Staff Writer

The Southwest Minnesota State University’s theatre department will be performing the upcoming play “44 Plays for 44 Presidents”. Nadine Schmidt, SMSU theatre professor, SMSU’s theatre productions...  Read More »

September 14, 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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