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Top 5 worst hit songs of 2018

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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5: “Friends” (Marshmello & Anne-Marie) When I heard there was a song that was discussing “The Friendzone” I thought that this song had potential. But considering it’s on the list, you already know it flopped in that regard. The subject matter is about how sick Anne-Marie is of her...

The top 5 best hit songs of 2018

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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5: “Nice for What” (Drake) In my worst list, Drake took up a couple entries, so people might think that I hate most of his music. The thing is I don’t actually hate him as an artist. He just has an incredibly inconsistent career. Which means gems like this pop up from time to time. I haven...

Commentary on the Feb. 26 Student Senate meeting

Commentary on the Feb. 26 Student Senate meeting

Stephen Yang, Guest Writer

February 28, 2019


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As a former student body vice president, I am disappointed at this year’s Senate. All of those students were at the meeting on Tue. Because of a decision you made last week. They don’t agree with your decision. You are all supposed to represent these students. You should have taken that into consideration...

Is Groundhog Day our oddest holiday?

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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While Feb. 2 was Marshall’s Holiday of Hawaiian Night, the rest of the states and Canada were watching a ground hog come out of the ground. I’m not sure why this is a holiday, but it might arguably be the weirdest thing that we do around here. Groundhog Day comes from a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition...

Student Senate members vote to increase their own pay

Dalton Dahl, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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I am disappointed in the Student Senate for their increase of a stipend they voted for in a secret ballot on Dec. 11 last year. Were the Senators hurting for money that bad that they needed to increase their pay, while also declaring that their budget was tight? Obviously the budget wasn’t...

Teen wearing MAGA hat confronts elder at First Indigenous Peoples March, sparking controversy

Maureen Ndubuisi, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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A video of a Native American elder drumming and singing at the First Indigenous Peoples March and a young white teen wearing a MAGA hat standing in front of him with a smirk on his face swept across the internet on Fri. Jan.18. The elder was identified as Nathan Phillips, a 64-year-old veteran...

Serena Williams’s loss wasn’t the only big news

Serena Williams’s loss wasn’t the only big news

Zoey Lier, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


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Serena Williams, arguably the best women’s tennis player of all time, was involved in controversy in the 158th edition of the U.S. Open. As Serena was going for her 24th Grand Slam Title, she was given three code violations during her match, and eventual loss to up-and-coming 20-year-old, Naomi Os...

Miss America 2.0 or 2.No?

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

September 21, 2018


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The finale of Miss America 2.0 aired on Sept. 9, leading to the crowning of Miss America 2019. Although the crowning may be what most people come to watch, it can easily be argued that some of the most notable moments of Miss America this year were before we even got to the top five. Gretchen Carlson, he...

“The new america”

Wyatt Albers, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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In New America, The people believe in a divided singularity, a conflict that severs the soul, turns man to savage, Society drenched in the oil of bigotry and ignorance set ablaze IN NEW AMERICA, Toxic masculinity floods the streets with tar darker than humanity’s own heart The voices of the opp...

SMSU’s new art professor

Sabrina Pankratz, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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Anne Wedler is the newest fine arts professor on campus. What brought Wedler to SMSU was our student-professor relationships, the programs offered here, and her belief that Minnesota has a great schooling system. Wedler comes to SMSU from St. Louis sepcifcially, but has studied in multiple locatio...

Emily Daniels meets her Idol

Kelly Regan, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018


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Emily Daniels, a distance runner at SMSU and a long-time Swiftie, met her idol Taylor Swift at the Minneapolis, MN concert. Daniels, a sophomore here at SMSU, has been a Taylor Swift fan for 13 years and has attended a total of 7 Taylor Swift concerts. Daniels attended the Minneapolis concert with he...

SMSU controls weather and tries to delay graduation

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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Several months back, The Kale introduced the SMSU community to the Toddler to Adult Center for New Graduates—or T.A.C.N.G. for short. Recent research shows that, along with the change to the title of the facility, SMSU has updated some if its policies regarding this new resource. For those who are no...

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