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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 »

MNSCU Chancellor’s “Charting the Future” Lacks Student Involvement


Jon Heimer, A&E Editor
November 13, 2014

SMSU’s Student Senate will hold a closed meeting Oct. 13 to determine their stance on Charting the Future. Students will not be allowed to this witness this vote. The Spur has asked to be present at this meeting, but at press time, the Student Senate had not responded. The vote takes place this Thursday,... 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 »

We Scare Because We Care


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

The SMSU residence halls were home to hordes of raving monsters this past weekend… some were out to scare the throngs of children running wild from dorm to dorm, others to entertain them. On Sunday, Oct. 26, from 5-7 PM, the residence halls on campus hosted their 16th annual ResHALLoween trick-or-treat... Read more »

Chemistry Club “Reaction Show”

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Donald Fehring, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

The Chemistry Club put on a reaction show on Oct. 23 during National Chemistry Week to celebrate Mole Day. The audience in Charter Hall 201 was comprised mostly of elementary students from the local public schools along with their parents. Noelle Beyer, the club advisor, said that flyers were distributed... Read more »