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A Good Day to Die Hard: So, how was it?

Katarina Holman, Staff Writer

February 28, 2013


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Bruce Willis is back as John McClain!  He’s kickin’ butt, causing awesome explosions, and doing it all with a yippie-ki-yay mother... well, you know! Basic storyline: John McClain has really reconnected with his daughter and has now found his son Jack... who’s been arrested in Moscow, Russia. ...

Music is in the Air: The SMSU Spring Musical Season Begins

Music is in the Air: The SMSU Spring Musical Season Begins

Kim Watkins, News Editor

February 28, 2013


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Counting down the days till Spring Break, one must find a way to relax and get through these next few weeks before we all head off to Florida, Mexico, Europe, home…or wherever you happen to be traveling. If you want to sit down and forget about midterms and papers for a while, check out the first musical...

Laughing at Your Lover: Valentine’s Day Improv Show

Amber Casperson, A&E Editor

February 28, 2013


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On Feb. 14, Southwest Minnesota State University’s Improv troupe took the stage of the Black Box Theater, and lifted the spirits of the single people sitting in the audience with their humorous show. As one of those “forever alone” people in the audience, I took great appreciation to the comedic...

Upcoming Play: Leaving Iowa

Upcoming Play: Leaving Iowa

Kim Watkins, News Editor

February 11, 2013


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The Southwest Minnesota State University theatre group will be performing “Leaving Iowa”, a play about a man’s journey through the Midwest. This play tells the story of Don,  fulfilling his dad’s final wish to have his ashes spread at his childhood home. Don’s encounters with diverse...

Beyonce Wins the Superbowl

Andrea Gladney, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


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On Sunday, Feb. 3, the 47th annual Super Bowl aired. Or as I’ve been calling it, the closest I’ll ever get to a Beyonce concert. Amidst all the controversy and lip-syncing accusations after the Presidential Inauguration, Beyonce still took the stage, and boy did she deliver. Her performance prompted...

The Music Box: Featured Band, Die Antwoord

Mae Flicek, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


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Die Antwoord is a rap-rave group from in Cape Town, South Africa. Their group name, translated in Afrikaans, is close to the English words “the answer.” They are considered to be a part of the South African counter-style known as zef. Zef, in Afrikaans, is most closely translated to the word “common”...

Zombie Movie Review: Warm Bodies Reviewed by Students

Amber Casperson, A&E Editor

February 11, 2013


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Prepared to die from laughter? Time to join the adventures of the undead zombie named R in Warm Bodies. R is an unusual zombie who, while he cannot remember who he was, feels conflicted about chowing down on humans and their brains. He saves a human female named Julie from being attacked by his fellow...

Professor McLean Does it Again

Andrea Gladney, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


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Southwest Minnesota State University Professor Susan McLean has once again received the honor of getting her work published. “It is always a thrill to have a poem or translation accepted for publication,” McLean said. McLean recently translated nearly 500 Latin epigrams by the poet Martial,...

The Yellow Umbrella: The (Possible) Conclusion of How I Met Your Mother

Dan Kilkelly, Commentary Editor

February 11, 2013


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Kids, this is the story of how I met your mother.  It may or may not take nine years to tell, though… This show is pretty well-loved.  It’s received a bundle of academy awards, and uses a unique story-telling device of juggling multiple flashbacks within flashbacks.  In fact, some episodes...

Students React to “The Hobbit”

Katarina Holman, Staff Writer

January 30, 2013


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I am a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings.  I was ecstatic when I heard they were coming out with The Hobbit... and very confused when I heard they were going to make it into three movies.  The Hobbit was the shortest of the Lord of the Rings books and was aimed for children. How were the makers going...

85th Academy Awards Fraught with Controversy

Hannah Kiges, Variety Editor

January 30, 2013


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Every aspiring actor, would be director, and screenplay generating writer dreams of little gold men, red carpets, and glamorous attire. The 85th Academy Awards, otherwise known as the 2013 Oscars are coming up Feb. 24th on ABC. This year’s Oscars will be hosted by the controversial Seth McFarland, or as...

Signe Stuart Art on Display in William Whipple Gallery

Signe Stuart Art on Display in William Whipple Gallery

Kim Watkins, News Editor

January 30, 2013


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Signe Stuart’s “Paintings, Texts and Scroll” in the William Whipple Gallery replicated the feeling of being in a library filled with ancient scrolls. The exhibit is ideal for anyone who appreciates the subtle art of punctured texts. A variety of artwork from the talented artist is currently...

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