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An end to the silence and a start to change

Maurren Ndubuisi, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The Out of Silence readings hosted by The Women’s Studies Committee (WSC) were centered on series of short vignettes that reflect the real-life experiences of people, which afterwards transitioned into cordial dialogues between everyone who attended the event. Maureen Sanders, the organizer of the...

Notable women for Women’s History Month

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

April 8, 2019

The First International Women’s day was in 1911. About seventy years later, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The popularity of this week grew and grew, and by 1986, fourteen states declared March as Women’s History Month. Since 1988, every President...

New Zealand shooting

Dalton Dahl, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Mar. 15 was a dark day for New Zealand, a country that had never experienced a tragedy of this magnitude. I used some of my personal time to read sections of the accused shooter, Brenton Tarrant’s, manifesto that he posted before committing the crime. Written in the manifesto, this attack was a result...

Welcoming Jacob Han to the Mustang family

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

SMSU greeted a new member of the Mustang family at the start of this semster. Jacob Han is the new coach for the weight room. Before Han came to SMSU, he had been doing coaching jobs since about 2016. One of the most nota- ble being his internship at EW Health in Madison, WI where he worked with sports...

President’s Corner

President’s Corner

Ola Abimbola, SMSU Student Body President

March 28, 2019

Fellow Mustangs, It is my honor as always to represent you. Much has happened over the last month since my last column. I would like to briefly address my advocacy travels to represent SMSU and the future of SMSU, the SAFAC chair removal issue, and Vice President Phoenix’s resignation. I have traveled...

Top 5 worst hit songs of 2018

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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