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Calling all women to vote Nov. 8, 2016

Desiree Bauer, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


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Many Trump supporters have started a new hashtag along the social media sites. Just to clarify, no, this was not Trump’s idea. The twisted thought arose in the brains of his supporters. If you haven’t already heard about this, #repealthe 19th is the idea that the 19th amendment should be repeal...

Why Hillary Clinton should be the next president of the United States

Wyatt Albers, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


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Who is Hillary Clinton? She isn’t just a 2016 presidential candidate. She is an advocate for women’s and children’s rights, an experienced diplomat, and a person much like us. Clinton was born in 1947 to a middle class conservative family. She received her bachelor’s at Wellesley College and her ma...

President’s Corner – Nov. 3, 2016

Ashanti Payne, Student Body President

November 4, 2016


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Hey Mustangs, Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! If you haven’t done so already, make sure you log in to e-services and register for classes! Classes fill up fast, and you want to make sure you’re getting in to the classes that you desire. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to go talk t...

New scholarship program launched

Jessica Anderson, Special to the Spur

October 20, 2016


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Southwest Minnesota State University is excited to announce the launch of a new scholarship management system from AcademicWorks. SMSU is one of over 300 colleges and universities that have selected AcademicWorks to improve services for students, administrators and the campus community. The AcademicWorks sy...

Brussels Sprout: MnSCU email change officially wastes 1,000,000 hours

Cole Miska, A&E Editor

October 20, 2016


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There was a party at the MnSCU main office building in St. Paul, Minn. this past weekend to honor the 1,000,000th wasted hour of MnSCU students, faculty and staff trying to figure out the new email system. Larry Pudla, MnSCU’s Head of Information Technology, was quite excited about the accomplishmen...

President’s Corner – Oct. 20, 2016

Ashanti Payne, Student Body President

October 20, 2016


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Fellow Mustangs, Thank you to everyone who came out to donate at the Fall Red Cross Blood Drive, hosted by your SMSU Student Senate. Your kindness will mean so much to someone in the near future. Also, thank you to those of you who would have loved to donate but were unable to. Hopefully you are ab...

Colin Kaepernick protest affects all

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


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Anyone who considers themselves a football fan has heard of the debate surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s protest. The once great 49ers Quarterback simply takes a knee during the national anthem and has turned heads with his police brutality protest and that is exactly what he wanted. “I am not going to...

President’s Corner – Oct. 6, 2016

Ashanti Payne, Student Body President

October 6, 2016


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Fellow Mustangs, First, I want to say how gracious I am to have the responsibility of serving you all. Your voices are what bring about innovation and positive change to our university. A characteristic in true leadership is voicing your concerns on an issue, or recognizing a unique opportunity, and voici...

President’s Corner – Sept. 22, 2016

Ashanti Payne, Student Body President

September 22, 2016


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Fellow Mustangs, Homecoming week is less than two weeks away! It is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. There are all sorts of exciting events planned. Voting for homecoming royalty can be done through the Student Activities link on the SMSU webpage. Also, be sure to show some school spi...

An international experience

Arishka Khadka, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


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Standing in a pristine place where everything seems peculiar and overwhelming while one is battling with their sentiments is what really an international student goes through. Being miles apart from the people who mean the world to us, who have been there for us at the times of pain and pleasure and ...

Obama is actually antifreeze

Cole Miska, A&E Editor

September 22, 2016


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In a shocking turn of events last night, local cultist group Cultspiracy Theory attempted to summon US President and Antichrist, Barack Obama, but confusingly came up with nothing but a bottle of antifreeze. “I just don’t get it,” said Cultspiracy’s Grand Chancellor Lizara Nelson. “We all know O...

Why voting matters

Wyatt Albers, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


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The election year has arrived, and come November, people will be going to the polls to elect the next president and several other contenders to various offices. Why should you vote and why is it important? Many people in the United States take voting for granted. Voting is a core part of our governmen...

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