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New Student Senate President Danielson has high hopes for 2017

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

Meet Rebekah Danielson, the recently-elected Student Senate president. “Before the election, before I got the news that I had gotten the position as president, I knew that it was in God’s hands,” Danielson said. “If I was going to get it, good, God gives me what He knows I can handle, and God is trying to show me a different leadership style. If not, that’s fine too, God knows what’s be...

September 14, 2017

Chancellor Malhotra: regarding Charlottesville

The month of August at our colleges and universities is a time of optimism as a new academic year gets underway. But the horrific events over the weekend on and near the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville have served as a stark reminder that higher education is not immune to exposure to those who promote hate, intolerance, and oppression. What was under attack in Virginia was th...

September 14, 2017

Rising tensions between North Korea and Japan after ballistic missle test

Rachel DeSutter, Staff Writer

Tensions have risen even more between North Korea and Japan because of a North Korea test missile was shot over Hokkaido, a northern island of Japan. This is the first time a missile has actually flown over Japan since 2009. Previously, North Korea’s missiles were shot into the ocean, not reaching another country. Japanese officials issued an alert for Japan’s citizens to take shelter in the...

September 14, 2017

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“Person of Interest”: A show worth watching

Sarah Palmeter, Graphic Design Editor

Have you ever taken a moment to stare at a surveillance camera wondering if anyone was staring back at you? Watching you? “Person of Interest” is a show that is actioned packed with such ideas. When a ...

September 14, 2017

Destiny 2: One Big Step for the Series

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

Following the mixed reception of its predecessor, Destiny 2 was released for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 6th. The game is a first-person shooter where you take the role of a guardian...

September 14, 2017

“Wind River” blows away all expectations

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

When a young, Native American woman is found dead in the snow of a reservation, Cory Lambert (Jeremey Renner), a tracker for the Fish and Wildlife Service, must team up with FBI agent, Jane Banner (Eliza...

September 14, 2017

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Texas church closes, then later reopens doors to evacuees

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

One day after the flooding of Texas due to Hurricane Harvey started, Lakewood church—the largest church in Texas—closed its doors to people looking for safety. They claimed that it was “inaccess...

September 14, 2017

President’s Corner

Rebekah Danielson, Student Body President

Dear SMSU Student Body, Welcome back to campus! I’m excited to see where this school year goes. Student Senate has been brainstorming some great ideas with our committees in order to make SMSU better,...

September 14, 2017

Jesus creating natural disasters?

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

Just a few weeks ago, people were travelling across America to watch the solar eclipse. Then, desolation set in as Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, followed by uncontrolled fires burning up the western si...

September 14, 2017

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Letter to the Editor

Leah Koch, Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor and Readers, With summer ending, textbook buying and sitting in class are your main focus. The last thing you need are vehicle woes cramping your style on your way to your first class. Here...

September 14, 2017

Spotlight: Honors Club

Emily Errico, News Editor

The Honors Club is getting new life this year thanks to newly instated President Fadumo Ismail, vice president Elizabeth Ripple, and Secretary Ayan Nur. Despite its name, the Honors Club is not official...

September 14, 2017

Graduation

Graduation

Abby McKinney, Cartoonist

April 20, 2017

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