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He Ruined my Childhood: College Comedian Adam Grabowski Visits SMSU

Daniel O'Brien, A&E Editor

November 13, 2012


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On Nov. 7, jokester Adam Grabowski descended upon his student audience. Not only did he gut check everyone with laughs, but he also ruined everyone’s childhood memories. The Chicago native has been named highest rated comedian by Campus Activities Magazine and he has performed at over 150 colleges....

Mickey Mouse is your New Master: George Lucas sells Lucasfilm to Disney

Mickey Mouse is your New Master: George Lucas sells Lucasfilm to Disney

Daniel O'Brien, A&E Editor

November 13, 2012


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It is time for true Star Warsians everywhere to don their cosplay Jedi robes, grab their Force FX lightsabers, and rebel against an evil empire: Disney. The decision by Star Wars creator, George Lucas, to sell Lucasfilm to Disney for more than $4 billion shocked everyone. My opinion is that Disney should...

Paranormal Activity 4: A Heart-Pounding Sequel or a Doomed Series?

Kim Watkins, News Editor

November 1, 2012


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There is always a risk to be had when making a sequel to a highly popular film and the producers of the “Paranormal Activity” series are, once again, pushing the limits of horror to reach the high that the original achieved. The question is, did it work? “Paranormal Activity 4” is the most...

Sinister

Katie Stromme, Editor-In-Chief

November 1, 2012


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“Sinister” is the movie you’re going to see this Halloween if you want to remember what the heebie-jeebies feel like. It’s paced respectably, and its most gory elements are handled with an unusually light, lingering touch uncharacteristic of most R-rated horror films.       The plot revolves...

The Angel’s Share: Rayme Waters Visits SMSU as part of Author Series

Kim Watkins, News Editor

November 1, 2012


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When wine evaporates from oak barrels, about five to ten percent of it is lost. This is known as The Angel’s Share. This is also the name of San Franciscan, Rayme Waters’, new novel. As part of the Creative Writing Author Series at Southwest Minnesota State University, Waters was on hand Monday,...

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Story

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Story

Daniel O'Brien, A&E Editor

November 1, 2012


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As the title implies, “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” presents murder as funny. This production finds a group of actors, singers, and songwriters as the guests in the Von Grossenkneuten mansion in December of 1940. When the mansion is snowed in, what was supposed to an audition quickly turns...

Be (Para)normal: Lynn Rush, SMSU alumna and paranormal romance author, reads at Marshall-Lyon County Library

Daniel O'Brien, A&E Editor

October 16, 2012


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On Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. the atmosphere in the Marshall-Lyon County Library became paranormally steamy. Lynn Rush read excerpts from her paranormal romance novels for the Visiting Author series held by the Creative Writing program at Southwest Minnesota State University. Rush graduated from SMSU in 1995 with...

What Lines: Homecoming Improv Review

Daniel O'Brien, A&E Editor

October 16, 2012


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Someone killed Dora the Explorer with a high-five on a fashion runway. Is this the plot for a really demented, off-the-wall piece of fan fiction? Nope, it’s just one of the many wacky skits that happened during the Take 2 Comedy Improv held in the Black Box. During Homecoming weekend, the Black...

From Oils to Pennies to Cigarettes: Alumni Art Featured in William Whipple Gallery

Kim Watkins, News Editor

October 16, 2012


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You can take a chair, stack it on top of another chair…and then you can call it art. That’s how limitless art can be and that proves true in Southwest Minnesota State University’s William Whipple Gallery. Going hand- in- hand with Homecoming, the Gallery is featuring the works of four alums from...

Magic Mike Turned me Gay

Chuche Lee, Special to the Spur

October 3, 2012


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How dare they! How dare they dare to objectify men! When I heard about the showing of Magic Mike, I gathered myself and my fellow male colleagues and we marched down to the showing with our rusty pitchforks and flaming torches ready to attack. Magic Mike is offensive to men everywhere and we were...

Eric Vincent Concert

Eric Vincent Concert

Daniel O'Brien, A&E Editor

October 3, 2012


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Imagine sitting at a café in the middle of Paris. You would most likely expect to have the mood set by a French singer with a warm, smiling voice. This is how Eric Vincent began his performance at Southwest Minnesota State University on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Vincent is a French singer and songwriter...

Mainstage Theatre Preview

Mainstage Theatre Preview

Daniel O'Brien, A&E Editor

September 20, 2012


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The upcoming Mainstage Theatre season promises to provide a bounty of music and laughs.  From dancing and singing to murder and family vacations, this season’s line of productions offer a great range of things for audiences to enjoy. The first play of the season, “The Musical Comedy Murders of...

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