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Recipe: Winter Campfire Cookies

Recipe: Winter Campfire Cookies

Wyatt Albers, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Top Stories, Variety

Here’s for a taste of the great outdoors with a decadent twist. These s’mores are sure to bring up memories of sitting by a campfire roasting marshmallows, all while in the comfort of your own home. These woodsy little treats—consisting of Graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows, and white alm...

Students lobby for higher education

Students lobby for higher education

Grant Kleiman, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under News, Top Stories

Every year in mid-February, representatives for Students United, an advocacy group for higher education in Minnesota, gather in St. Paul to take part in Advocacy Day. The organization represents the 70,000 students within the Minnesota State university system. At this year’s Advocacy Day, students...

Dean Jan Loft reflects on career as retirement nears

Dean Jan Loft reflects on career as retirement nears

Emily Errico, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under News, Top Stories

Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences Jan Loft is retiring at the end of this year. Loft first came to SMSU in the fall of 1988 when it was still called Southwest State University. She was originally hired as temporary replacement for a professor who was on sabbatical. After the profes...

Macbeth comes to SMSU

Macbeth comes to SMSU

Wyatt Albers, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under A&E, Top Stories

“Double, Double, toil and trouble,” chanted the Witches. The Drama Club’s student run production this semester is William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth. This play focuses on the story of General Macbeth, who receives a prophecy that he will become King of Scotland.  As he is pushed on by his wife, an...

Professor Saara Raappana wins Best of Net award for poem

Professor Saara Raappana wins Best of Net award for poem

Andrew Bradley, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under News, Top Stories

Adjunct Professor of English Saara Raappana has won Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net award for her poem “Letter to my Teenaged Self: You Are a House, You Are a Hammer, You’re the Momentum of the Nail.” Raappana says she drew inspiration for the poem from a time when she was 16 or 17. S...

Class of 2021 arrive on campus during Admitted Student Day

Class of 2021 arrive on campus during Admitted Student Day

Emily Errico, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under News, Top Stories

On Feb. 10, prospective freshmen were invited to SMSU’s Admitted Student Day. Activities included meeting SMSU administrators, faculty and staff—learning about life on campus. Admitted Student Day is an opportunity for students who want to know more about SMSU before deciding whether or not to atte...

New RAs hired to relieve shortage

New RAs hired to relieve shortage

Emily Errico, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under News, Top Stories

On Feb. 8, the new residential assistants received their letters of acceptance. Some start as soon as possible since there has been a shortage of RAs recently, while others are scheduled to start next fall. Newly hired, RA Gabby Power is excited to get started next year. “After my first semester in t...

English Club members present work at Daily Grind reading

English Club members present work at Daily Grind reading

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under News, Top Stories

On Thursday, Jan. 26, English Club members headed to the Daily Grind to present some of their work. Nearly 30 people attended the public event. “It’s a good experience to try and read in front of people,” English Club Member Kaleigh Farrelly said. In addition to reading some of her work, Farrelly wa...

Professor of English Judy Wilson reflects on the Women’s March on Washington

Professor of English Judy Wilson reflects on the Women’s March on Washington

Emily Errico, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under News, Top Stories

“What does democracy look like?” “This is what democracy looks like!” SMSU Professor of English Judy Wilson traveled to Washington D.C. to join the 1.2 million who participated in the Women’s March on Jan. 21. Wilson recalls the moments leading up to the historic event fondly. When preparing ...

SMSU hosts MLK Week of Service events

SMSU hosts MLK Week of Service events

Katherine Speiker, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under News, Top Stories

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Freedom Rider Joan C. Browning joined Professor of History Jeff Kolnick and Civil Rights Activist Gary Watson in a panel discussion to continue the series of Martian Luther King Jr. events for the MLK Week of Service and Civic Engagement. The session began with a video titled “Lo...

The Spur is seeking applicants for Fall 2017 editor positions

The Spur is seeking applicants for Fall 2017 editor positions

Emily Errico, Staff Writer
January 19
Filed under News, Top Stories

  Until Jan. 27, The Spur is taking applications for seven staff positions as it says goodbye to its graduating members: Kevin Danielson, Jill Hoppe, Cole Miska, Nicole Schwing, and Fernando Tabares. The paid positions that are being vacated are news editor, photography editor, graphic design e...

Courtyard and other areas of campus to see small renovations

Courtyard and other areas of campus to see small renovations

Cole Miska, A&E Editor
December 1
Filed under News, Top Stories

“What is going on in the Garden Courtyard” is one of the most common questions asked by SMSU students this month. The courtyard has been closed for construction and several crews have been digging deep holes within the courtyard. A specially built part of the wall on the ST-SM link has been open...

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