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SMSU Planning Committee loves last-minute ideas

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Satire

Many SMSU students, faculty, staff and alumni have been making plans to attend SMSU’s 50th anniversary celebration and are dreading the end of the festivities. One group of individuals, however, could not be more ecstatic as the end of the celebration draws near: the 50th anniversary planning commi...

The Brussels Sprout is out, and the Kale is in

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Satire

Many of you may remember last year’s satirical column, The Brussels Sprout. Cole Miska was the writer of this column, and we at The Spur couldn’t have asked for a better satire writer. But, he needed to take a lesson from Elsa and let it go. Cole was an all-around good guy. He was open, friendly...

Ted Cruz likes porn on Twitter

Ted Cruz likes porn on Twitter

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Top Stories

Just about every Twitter user knows that Ted Cruz liked a porn tweet around midnight on September 11. Cruz’s response to liking this tweet was that it was a staff member, not him, that did this. Most people, including me, don’t really care who actually liked it or not, we just find it hilarious that i...

President’s Corner

Rebekah Danielson, Student Body President

September 29, 2017


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Hello Everyone, There is a lot happening on campus, especially with homecoming right around the corner, but you should be aware of what your Student Government is doing as well. Our most recent adventure was to commit part of our senate meeting to do a ditch cleanup at our Adopt-A-Highway location. ...

Texas church closes, then later reopens doors to evacuees

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

September 14, 2017


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One day after the flooding of Texas due to Hurricane Harvey started, Lakewood church—the largest church in Texas—closed its doors to people looking for safety. They claimed that it was “inaccessible due to severe flooding.” Since that claim, numerous pictures have surfaced on the internet p...

President’s Corner

Rebekah Danielson, Student Body President

September 14, 2017


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Dear SMSU Student Body, Welcome back to campus! I’m excited to see where this school year goes. Student Senate has been brainstorming some great ideas with our committees in order to make SMSU better, little by little. I can’t wait to get those ideas solidified and present them to the student ...

Jesus creating natural disasters?

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

September 14, 2017


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Just a few weeks ago, people were travelling across America to watch the solar eclipse. Then, desolation set in as Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, followed by uncontrolled fires burning up the western side of the United States. All of this is currently being followed by Hurricane Irma, Jose and Katia....

Editor-in-Chief introduction letter

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2017


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Hello everyone, hopefully these first few weeks of classes have been good to you. My name is Caleb Herrlich. I have a taste for travel, I think hockey is the greatest sport in the world, and I absolutely love to read. Literature is my passion, mostly because that’s where people bare their souls an...

Most students raised in education cannot survive the wild

Cole Miska, A&E Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Satire

A shocking new study reveals that most humans, when taken from the wild at a young age and raised in an indoor, simulated, educational environment, do not stand a chance when released to live on their own in the wild. Bardford Stout, a professor at Façade University in Brussels, was the head resea...

What did Twitterverse really learn from “13 Reasons Why”?

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Whether you’ve binge watched the popular new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”, read the book (which you should if you haven’t), or haven’t watched them at all yet, you’ve probably at least heard of the show by now. For those who’ve seen the series, many say that it reminded them of the po...

Counseling Center brings relaxation rooms to campus

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Commentary

The Counseling and Testing Services at SMSU now have relaxation rooms to help students de-stress. Diane Stieper talked about why relaxation rooms may be needed. “Stress is a very common problem that almost everyone suffers from,” Stieper said. “Just 30 minutes of a stress reducing activity will hel...

Payne’s last President’s Corner

Ashanti Payne, Student Body President

April 20, 2017


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Fellow Mustangs, Next Wednesday, April 26, at 5 p.m. in the upper student center, student government will collaborate with Students United to showcase Mayor Byrnes of Marshall. Introductions of our newly elected student government representatives, President Gores, and current government representatives wil...

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