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Wheelchair basketball star passes away

Seth Lewis, Staff Writer

SMSU junior transfer student and wheelchair basketball player, John Herndon of Warren, Mich., passed away unexpectedly during a practice in the PE gym on Feb. 14. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He is survived by his mother Debby, his sister Angel, and his girlfriend Paige Rener. Herndon was 22. Head Wheelchair Basketball Coach Derek Klinkner recruited Herndon and teammate Jesus Villa in 201...

March 16

Professor Bill Du Bois remembered

Adapted from Hamilton Funeral Home’s webpage. Associate Professor of Justice Administration William Du Bois passed away on Feb. 24 at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center. Du Bois was born on April 28, 1948 in Ottumwa, Iowa. He attended school in Ottumwa through high school, graduating in 1966. His thirst for education never went away. He studied at William Penn University, the University of ...

March 16

NASA discovers seven exoplanets

Emily Errico, Staff Writer

On Feb. 22, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-like planets in a press release. The discovery confirmed by the Spitzer Space telescope marked the most Earth-sized planets found in the habitable zone of a single star. Though all of the seven planets orbiting Trappist-1, the star of the system, have the potential for liquid water (key to all known life), only three are located in the habita...

March 16

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Conversation with Poets

Andrew Bradley, Staff Writer

On Monday, Feb. 27, SMSU held “A Conversation with Poets,” as part of its  Visiting Writer Series at noon in the Marshall-Lyon County Library and again at 7 p.m. at SMSU in CH 201. Susan McLean, a ...

March 16

Fokken and Loft discuss the music of World War I

Martin Olsen, Staff Writer

On March 8, there was a presentation on the music of World War I and fantasy themes that pervaded that period of time. Dean of Arts, Letters, and Sciences Jan Loft and Speech Communications Professor Mar...

March 16

“Get Out” to see this movie

Grant Kleiman, Staff Writer

Despite what its title would suggest, “Get Out” will not make you want to leave the theatre halfway through. On the contrary, director Jordan Peele delivers a compelling psychological thriller that...

March 16

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Responses to @realDonaldTrump

Caleb Herrlich, Staff Writer

President Trump’s tweet: “It is amazing how rude much of the media is to my very hard working representatives. Be nice, you will do much better!” 7:52 a.m., March 13. We will do much better how? Most o...

March 16

Women’s History Month

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer

Women have worked so hard to procure the right to vote, to be treated (almost) equal to men, to get a job, and so many other things. The history that we women have is important for others to know and l...

March 16

Free books you actually want

Caleb Herrlich, Staff Writer

Books come in many different formats, such as ebooks or print. There are millions of books to choose from on any given day as the number of writers in the world continues to grow. Instead of going to t...

March 16

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Lost Power

Lost Power

Abby McKinney, Cartoonist

March 16

Weather

Weather

Abby McKinney, Cartoonist

March 14

The Treadmill

The Treadmill

Abby McKinney, Cartoonist

March 14

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