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Indiana’s New Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Emily Clarke, Staff Writer

On Mar. 26 Indiana Governor Mark Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). This law would extend the ability to use religious beliefs as a defense...  Read More »

April 16, 2015

Passing of an SMSU Student

April 16, 2015

SMSU first year transfer student and art major Jonathan Mellow died March 24 in his off-campus apartment, a victim of suicide. He was 28. ...  Read More »

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events at SMSU

April 16, 2015

One out of four college women will be sexually assaulted during their academic career, and 3 percent of men in college report having suffered...  Read More »

James and the Giant Radish?

April 16, 2015

After the last showing of James and the Giant Peach, the Southwest Minnesota State University Biology club invited show goers to plant radishes....  Read More »

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A&E

The Truth About Cat-Calling

Emily Clarke, Staff Writer

Last October, Hollaback, an anti-street harassment organization, made a video to portray the realities of street harassment, including catcalling. In the video,...  Read More »

April 16, 2015

Chester Creek Ravine: A Collection of Haikus by Barton Sutter

April 16, 2015

Many students learn Haikus as a fun little exercise in grade school.  It seems like a kid’s...  Read More »

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Sports

Concussion Discussion

Nicole Cordes, Staff Writer

Concussions seem to be fairly common among SMSU students, as well as in general. Weather concussions are sports related, or not, topics revolving around them...  Read More »

April 16, 2015

Frustration of a Runner

Cole Miska, Staff Writer

With as hard as it is to find a good spot to run at SMSU nowadays, it is hard to believe I feel in love with running here. While I sometimes...  Read More »

April 16, 2015

Track Has Meets

February 12, 2015

The Southwest Minnesota State University Indoor Track and Field team competed well at recent meets. Those meets were the Wayne State Open,...  Read More »

Hawaiian Night Sees Wins

February 12, 2015

The Southwest Minnesota State University Men and Women’s Basketball teams played in four matches, including in the annual Hawaiian Night...  Read More »

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    HIV is something people talk about in whispers until someone they love is diagnosed. When someone is infected, chaos can ensue.  HIV is a disease tha...

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