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President’s Corner

Ashanti Payne, Student Body President

March 30, 2017


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Fellow Mustangs, The time is just about here for us to elect a new group of student leaders. It’s extremely important for you to get to know the candidates, so you can have a strong, educated voice in this election! If you’re still interested in running in this spring’s student government ele...

Straight marriage finally legalized

Andrew Bradley, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Satire

On April 1, marriage between a man and a woman will become legal nationwide. The people have spoken and Capitol Hill has responded. Many people across the country have expressed their views. One woman said, “I finally feel as if I can be myself and I can marry the man of my dreams.” Another man, ...

Vandal terrorizes student body

Martin Olsen, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Satire

Last Tuesday, a vandal sabotaged a vital part of SMSU’s infrastructure.  This individual or individuals rewired all light switches across the campus to turn on when in the “off” position and to turn off when in the “on” position. It is unknown how many individuals were involved, nor is the am...

Death at Macbeth Production

Death at Macbeth Production

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under A&E, Satire, Top Stories

Four actors were slain this past weekend during the school’s production of Macbeth. The incident reportedly occurred because the fake plastic swords were “mistakenly” swapped out for real, very sharp swords. Limbs were severed, stomachs were disemboweled, and heads rolled. The play continued as ...

Gay character in “Beauty and the Beast”

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


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Many opinions were flying around after a movie theatre in Alabama decided not to show “Beauty and the Beast” because of a supposed gay scene. I hadn’t even seen the movie yet when I heard this, but found the cancellation ridiculous and ignorant. Of course, I went to see the movie to find out for m...

Quidditch debuts at SMSU

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Satire, Sports

Fans of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series will rejoice at this piece of news: Southwest Minnesota State University now has its very own Quidditch team. Sophomore Desiree Bauer is the team’s captain. “It was a process to get this team on campus, but I really felt like we needed this spo...

Responses to @realDonaldTrump

Caleb Herrlich, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


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President Trump’s tweet: “It is amazing how rude much of the media is to my very hard working representatives. Be nice, you will do much better!” 7:52 a.m., March 13. We will do much better how? Most of the media is being ridiculed and barred from meetings by President Trump himself. Maybe this is hi...

Women’s History Month

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Women have worked so hard to procure the right to vote, to be treated (almost) equal to men, to get a job, and so many other things. The history that we women have is important for others to know and learn about, just as any other gender is especially since we are still working towards becoming trul...

Free books you actually want

Caleb Herrlich, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


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Books come in many different formats, such as ebooks or print. There are millions of books to choose from on any given day as the number of writers in the world continues to grow. Instead of going to the bookstore and paying full price for a hardcover or paperback book by one of these famous writers, use ...

Brussels Sprout: Minnesota State celebrates even more confusion with new login changes

Cole Miska, A&E Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Satire

Minnesota State’s (formerly MnSCU) Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer of IT services Ramon Padilla Jr., and Associate Vice Chancellor of Infrastructure & Operations Ross Berndt could not hold back their excitement on Mar. 2 as they sent out an email informing the Minnesota State school ...

President’s Corner – Feb. 23, 2017

Ashanti Payne, Student Body President

February 24, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Fellow Mustangs, In my work, I am continually reminded of what a privilege it is to be serving my peers at SMSU. Without the leadership, courage, and initiative of so many of you, my colleagues and I would be short many opportunities to enhance Mustang student life. I began as a student senator during th...

Brussels Sprout: Redrum Murder – FAKE NEWS!

Cole Miska, A&E Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Satire

Hello, my name is Jason Redrum. Yes, THAT Jason Redrum that was just arrested for murdering my annoying coworker, Bob Crumb, in cold blood. In my defense, the dude kept posting that trash bird meme to my Facebook wall. Don’t act like you wouldn’t have done the same. Anyway, everyone is saying I should rot...

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