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Challenge Accepted: English Club Reading at the Daily Grind

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Amber Casperson, News Editor
February 2, 2015

Almost 50 people squeezed into the Daily Grind coffee shop at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22. The English club put on a reading entitled “Challenge Accepted.” The purpose of this reading was to give writers the experience of getting out of their comfort zone. When the writers stood before the crowded... Read more »

Nordic Ski Team

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Jordan LeMieur, Staff Writer
February 2, 2015

Freshman Evan Bonneson came from Park High School where he excelled in cross-country as well as Nordic skiing. To help Evan narrow down his college search, he decided he needed a school with both Nordic skiing and cross-country. Although SMSU does not have a Nordic ski team, Evan couldn’t help but... Read more »

Dr. Jan Loft Accepts Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Position

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Kathryn Kaiser, Staff Writer
February 2, 2015

With the new semester underway, several members of the mustang family will find Dr. Jan Loft settling in to her temporary home in Founder’s Hall. Dr. Loft has accepted the position as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA), which is effective until a replacement is found to take over... Read more »

Local Colour Art Exhibit at the Whipple Gallery

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Kevin Danielson, Sports Editor
December 4, 2014

As part of the Local Colour exhibit, works by artist David Strom hang in the Whipple Gallery Nov. 12 through Jan. 28. The exhibit is inspired, by the artist’s viewing of the landscape, and the buildings that sit on it. Most pieces were created within the last two years. “Everywhere I am, I try to... Read more »

Car Vandalism: Personal Experience

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Amber Casperson, News Editor
December 4, 2014

When I got back from the cities on Saturday Nov. 22, I was just happy to be alive. The snow had made the roads crappy, and I realized I had started developing a cold. Snuggling in my bed was one of my top priorities. The next day, however, my priorities took a jarring switch. Some friends and I were... Read more »

SMSU Choir Concert: A Child’s Garden

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Amber Casperson, News Editor
December 4, 2014

The First Lutheran Church was full of people listening to music as the SMSU Concert Choir performed A Child’s Garden on Nov. 13. Dr. Stephen Kingsbury conducted the concert that was inspired by the recent birth of his daughter, June Constance, in late Sept. The evening was brimming with childhood inspired... Read more »

Student Senate Opposes Charting the Future in 8-1 Decision


Kevin Danielson, Sports Editor
December 4, 2014

Students, SMSU faculty, and speakers from MnSCU discussed Charting the Future (CTF) in an open forum Nov. 13 before the Student Senate. After the forum, Senate moved to oppose implementation of CTF in an 8-1 vote. The system-wide collaboration effort aims to enhance access to higher education and deliver... Read more »

Mary Haug Reading – Daughters of the Grasslands


Kevin Heimermann, Variety Editor
November 13, 2014

Have you ever thought that South Dakota and South Korea would ever be compared?  Well, that’s exactly what Mary Haug has done with her new book Daughters of the Grasslands.  The book is filled with memoirs about Haug’s experiences visiting South Korea and how many of those events sparked memories... Read more »

Alumni Art on Display in Whipple Gallery

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Kevin Danielson, Sports Editor
October 30, 2014

Creative and detailed works of art are on display in the SMSU Whipple Gallery as part of the 2014 Alumni Art Exhibit. The show runs Oct. 9 through Nov. 6. Featured artists are Tim Haugen, Cassandra Labairon, Jason Schiffman, Edith K. Schmierbach, Sarah Schneemann, Bonnie Van Moorlehem, and Dan Wahl. Wahl,... Read more »

Candidates and Intersections


Daniel Kilkelly, Editor-in-Chief
October 30, 2014

Driving around town, you might’ve seen a political sign with the name of one of your professors on it.  David Sturrock, who teaches political science here at SMSU, is running for Marshall City Council in Ward 2.  Sturrock has been involved in politics since 1996, and has served as chairman of the... Read more »