The Spur

Sugar Beet: English Department to Allocate Scholarship Through ‘Hunger Games’

Dan Kilkelly, Staff Writer

November 27, 2012


Filed under Commentary, Satire

It is a time of great financial strife at Southwest Minnesota State University.  Tuition is high and students are having trouble making ends meet.  This is especially true for English and creative writing majors.  After all, there are only so many job openings as cashiers at coffee shops or waiting...

Sugar Beet: Marshall Gangs Get Rowdy

Dan Kilkelly, Staff Writer

November 13, 2012


Filed under Commentary, Satire

As we all know, Marshall is a hub of gang activity. From vicious gunfights on suburban streets to drug dealers making enough scratch in a month to pay for a year’s tuition at SMSU, Marshall’s gangs maintain a sizable presence. Like many of the other crime-infested cities in the world, there are two...

Sugar Beet: Professor Zarzana is a Werewolf

Dan Kilkelly, Staff Writer

October 31, 2012


Filed under Commentary, Satire

September 30th, 2012, was the night of a full moon. While some may see this phenomenon as beautiful, lighting up an otherwise dark and scary night, the full moon holds hidden dangers as well. It has long been believed that Director of Creative Writing Marianne Zarzana is in fact a werewolf. These rumors...

Sugar Beet: No One Reads The Spur!

Dan Kilkelly, Staff Writer

October 16, 2012


Filed under Commentary, Satire

According to a recent study done on the Southwest Minnesota State University campus, most college students do not, in fact, read the school’s newspaper, ‘The Spur’. This startling revelation saddened, but did not shock, the Spur staff.  The study showed that 99% of students either did not know...

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