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12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference showcases SMSU’s best

12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference showcases SMSU’s best

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

The 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference was held on Nov. 29, 2017. The conference started at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome address from SMSU President Connie Gores. After President Gores’ address,...

Senator Al Franken the latest in sexual assault allegations

Senator Al Franken the latest in sexual assault allegations

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

Leeann Tweedan, morning news anchor on TalkRadio 790 KABC in Los Angeles, recently came forward about being sexually assaulted by Minnesota Senator, Al Franken. In Dec. 2006, Tweedan and Franken were on...

March for DREAM Act

Marvin Guido, Guest Writer

December 8, 2017

We the people march. We have a strong voice. The message we bring is one of hope, unity, support. DACA was a beacon of hope for many undocumented children who were told that they could be anything they wished when they grew up. Unfortunately for them, those dreams were limited. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) was a program created by President Obama in 2012, to aid the children born...

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Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

I, Too, am an Outsider After Langston Hughes I am the lesser-than, not-golden daughter. They send me to eat hidden in my room When my brother is home, And I weep And eat poorly But still grow...

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017

Home, by Machine Gun Kelly, Bebe Rexha, X Ambassadors; Broken People by Rag’n’Bone Man, Logic; DarkSide by Ty Dolla Sign, Future, Kierra; World Gone Mad by Bastille, and so many more artists such as...

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017

Typically, if you live in Minnesota, you’re aware of the North Shore. From Duluth on up, if one follows alongside Lake Superior, there is incredible scenery, tons of resorts and cozy cabins, restaurants...

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Donavan Phoenix, Student Senate Chair

December 8, 2017

This semester the Finance and Special Issues Committee has been working diligently on textbook affordability. We began with investigating Open Education Resources (OER), which are textbooks and other...

Nick Rathke, Sports Editor

December 8, 2017

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a growing problem in all contact sports, but particularly football. It is such a problem that some parents are not letting their kids play football in fear of...

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

It can be a bit difficult this Holiday season to try and find the perfect gift for a family member, friend or significant other. The Kale is here to help you with this issue, as well as other issues that...

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Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017

Not very many University newspapers can claim an entirely student-run, uncensored platform that is able to focus solely on the interests of its students. This is what The Spur offers. Every two weeks...

Marvin Mendoza, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

And she was up! At barely 5 in the morning. Birds still sleeping, mild air flow and temperature in the air. It was cool for a mid-summer day. Perfect for activity. Get some things done, the normal routine....

PADI Open Water Scuba

John Palmer, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

If every high school graduation commencement speech, teen drama or other young adult media is to be believed, college is supposed to be that wonderful time where you break out of your shell and try new t...

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Your University, Your News, Your Life
Your University, Your News, Your Life