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Most students raised in education cannot survive the wild

Cole Miska, A&E Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Commentary, Satire

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 own in the wild. Bardford Stout, a professor at Façade University in Brussels, was the head resea...

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

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Commentary

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 heard of the show by now. For those who’ve seen the series, many say that it reminded them of the po...

Counseling Center brings relaxation rooms to campus

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Commentary

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 that almost everyone suffers from,” Stieper said. “Just 30 minutes of a stress reducing activity will hel...

Payne’s last President’s Corner

Ashanti Payne, Student Body President
April 20, 2017
Filed under Commentary

Fellow Mustangs, Next Wednesday, April 26, at 5 p.m. in the upper student center, student government will collaborate with Students United to showcase Mayor Byrnes of Marshall. Introductions of our newly elected student government representatives, President Gores, and current government representatives wil...

Bernie Sanders proposes bill for free college tuition

Caleb Herrlich, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Commentary

San Francisco has turned back time this spring to give free tuition to its residents attending community college. New York state has gone a step higher, promising free tuition to two- and four-year public colleges; as long as students are at least year-long residents of the state of city. In comes...

Suicide should not be a joke

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Commentary

I’m sure that everyone’s heard someone say, or have said it themselves: “Oh my gosh, I just want to kill myself.” Usually, this is said when a lot of work must be done, or during a different stressful experience. However, most of the time it isn’t meant. I feel that part of the reason people ...

SAFAC: Behind the scenes

Caleb Herrlich, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Commentary

The Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC) is a group of student volunteers who come together at the end of each fiscal year. They meet on campus to figure out how to give any, and all, student clubs and organizations the funds they need to continue into the next fiscal year. A fiscal yea...

Clones created to relieve RA shortage

Clones created to relieve RA shortage

Grant Kleiman and Fernando Tabares
March 30, 2017
Filed under Satire, Top Stories

On Feb. 24, the Spur reported that there were new resident assistants hired to relieve the shortage of current RAs as soon as possible. Unfortunately, not enough new RAs were hired to fill all of the available positions. In response, the SMSU administration has called upon several biology professors to...

Trump’s credible sources

Caleb Herrlich, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Commentary, Satire

On March 23, The Atlantic published an article worrying about the message that President Trump is sending the U.S. When the president says it, that means it’s true. Well, wait, President Trump doesn’t just say things. He has always followed his comments with a plethora of support. Sometimes, it seems...

SMSU’s nudist dorm update

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Satire, Variety

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 within SMSU came together and pitched an idea to the Senate of Students: Why not make the entire SMSU ca...

President’s Corner

Ashanti Payne, Student Body President
March 30, 2017
Filed under Commentary

Fellow Mustangs, The time is just about here for us to elect a new group of student leaders. It’s extremely important for you to get to know the candidates, so you can have a strong, educated voice in this election! If you’re still interested in running in this spring’s student government ele...

Straight marriage finally legalized

Andrew Bradley, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Commentary, Satire

On April 1, marriage between a man and a woman will become legal nationwide. The people have spoken and Capitol Hill has responded. Many people across the country have expressed their views. One woman said, “I finally feel as if I can be myself and I can marry the man of my dreams.” Another man, ...

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