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My Sister’s Place is a great place to eat

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017


Filed under A&E

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 offering the best of the area, and a lot of pride in the wildlife and woodland habitats of Northern...

SMSU Theater Department’s Hamlet

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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This past November saw SMSU’s Theater Department putting on Hamlet as part of its celebration of SMSU’s 50th anniversary. The play was held in the Black Box Theater, which is on the first floor of the Fine Arts building. The room is a smaller and more intimate setting for a play, resulting in a...

Mustang Pep Band concert ends the semester on a high note

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

December 8, 2017


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They play in the background for many SMSU football, basketball, and volleyball games, but on Monday, Nov. 20, the Mustang Pep Band was centerstage. The band held their annual free concert in the Fine Arts Theatre, and there they played a selection of their newest and favorite tunes. Songs included popular...

Thor: Ragnarok will ragna-rock your ragna-socks off

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

December 8, 2017


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Thor: Ragnarok is the third movie in the Thor trilogy, as well as the seventeenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You’d think that after so many movies before it, Ragnarok might be at risk of feeling stale and boring. However, I am happy to report that this is not at all the case. Much like...

The Punchline 2

Marvin Mendoza, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under A&E, Variety

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. And so, it occurred to her that a run would do it. it was something typical of her. Always active,...

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

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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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, and Tomfoolery.” Rhett and Link have described the book as “a hilarious blend of autobiography, trivia ...

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

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017


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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 living on campus or attending college, whether they themselves have or not. OMG! The Things I Learned In College...

Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 2 is strangely captivating

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

November 17, 2017


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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 just have more to talk about when I recommend it to people to watch. Mike, Will, Dustin, and Lucas are the...

How to Talk Minnesotan: a memorable mocking Midwestern musical

Emily Errico, News Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under A&E

The theatre department’s production of Howard Mohr’s musical “How to Talk Minnesotan” was a great success. The musical’s premise is a Minnesotan family teaching ‘outsiders’ about Minnesotan lingo and how best to fit in with the natives. Along with musical numbers with each lesson, there...

Shadow of War tries to escape the shadow of its predecessor

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

November 3, 2017


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Following the success of its predecessor, 2014’s Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, the newly released game, Shadow of War, again dives into the universe of “The Lord of the Rings.” Taking place sometime before the events of both the books and movies, Shadow of War follows the story of a man name...

“Happy Death Day” kills expectations

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

November 3, 2017


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“Happy Death Day” begins with Tree Gelbman waking up in a dorm which belongs to a guy named Carter. She’s instantly disgusted that she spent the night in a dorm, and quickly returns to her petty sorority sisters. In that short span of time, you can see that Tree is a self-centered girl who is ...

“Get Out”

Kenyetta Watt, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under A&E

Drowning in a cloud of hope No light seeping through, Just a wind of opportunity drifting by Killing all my dreams like a sad goodbye Waiting each day for a liberator But no one shows up Just the evil doer that shows up every night, Creating a black cloud in my eyes. Trying to think of an outbr...

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