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“Islam in post-Trump America”

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

November 17, 2017

The newly popular speaker Dr. Ayaz Virji came to the SMSU Campus the evening of Nov. 13, accompanied by Reverend Mandy France. Their talk was centered around what it is like to be a Muslim in America today. What sparked this conversation was the 2016 presidential election. “The majority [of Dawson] voted for me on a registry,” said Dr. Virji. After that, he felt that he needed to educate the Americ...

Aidrus first to qualify for cross country nationals

Aidrus first to qualify for cross country nationals

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

On Nov. 4, Bashir Aidrus became the first-ever SMSU runner to advance to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, placing second at the NCAA Central Region Championships. Both the men’s and women’s teams...

Board of Trustees meets on campus

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017

On Nov. 14-15, the Minnesota State Board of Trustees met for their annual meeting. This time, however, they met at Southwest Minnesota State University—the first time the Board has met outside of the metro area. Tuesday’s string of meetings began with a welcome from President Gores, a tour of the campus and a morning wrap-up with the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. In the afternoon, th...

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“Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality” is an internetaining read

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

On October 10, YouTubers Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal released their first book, titled “Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality.” Its subtitle reads: “A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, a...

“OMG! The Things I Learned In College” helps college students IRL

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017

Everyone has their own preconceptions about college life before they actually live on campus. Everyone and their brother has a view they can’t wait to share with anyone who they know will soon be livin...

Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 2 is strangely captivating

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

November 17, 2017

I’ve been recommending Netflix’s Stranger Things to everyone I know since the first season came out last year. When the second season came out, I watched all of it in under 24 hours. So, now I jus...

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Taylor Swift rises in “reputation”

Abby Graf, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

With her kiss-offs to long lived feuds and exploration of being in love through the creativity of new sounds and beats, Taylor Swift’s longevity hasn’t come to an end yet. On Nov. 10th, 2017, country-star-t...

Student athletes recieving priority registration

Emily Errico, News Editor

November 17, 2017

Priority registration is the golden ticket of college. The fast pass can possibly lead to  saving thousands of dollars in tuition by actually geting into the classes you need to graduate, before they fill ...

Boy Scouts allows girls into organization

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

November 3, 2017

There’s been a large amount of controversy lately since the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced earlier this month that they will be allowing girls to join and earn every rank within their organiz...

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Comic

Comic

Nick Green, Cartoonist

November 3, 2017

Recipe: Sugar Cookies

Mary Tjeerdsma, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Not a pumpkin pie person? Why not bake the world’s most perfect sugar cookies instead? Ingredients: 2 ½ cups flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon cream of tatar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup bu...

Club Spotlight: Art Club

Heidi DeSutter, Photography Editor

November 3, 2017

The Art Program at SMSU has several goals according to President Abbey Baumman. “One, to enrich the educational experience of all students by providing them the opportunity to view, discuss and produce wo...

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