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SAAC Hosting Event for Clubs on Campus

Meghan Sullivan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is composed of athletes from most of the athletic teams on campus. Throughout the year, SAAC puts together a number of programs to raise money and awareness for various organizations or individuals. One of the programs that SAAC kick-started last year...

Spotlight Candidate of the Week: Elizabeth Warren

Cory Becker, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Photo source: WikiCommons Disclaimer: the writer of this article is not a spokesperson of the campaign or candidate. Issues and biographical information is taken from their campaign website (elizabethwarren.com). Since the last posting of our Spotlight Article feature, 13 Democrats and one R...

Angela Denker visits SMSU Campus Religious Center

Angela Denker visits SMSU Campus Religious Center

Cory Becker, Staff Writer

November 28, 2019

Lutheran pastor and veteran journalist Angela Denker spoke to a crowd of roughly 25 people who gathered to hear her speak on her new book Red State Christians. During the 2016 presidential election, Denker was serving a congregation in Orange County, California. She described the area as “deeply, deeply C...

A Conversation with Angela Trudel Vasquez

A Conversation with Angela Trudel Vasquez

Maureen Ndubuisi, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Angela Trudell Vasquez is an author of poems about heritage, love, loss, and everything else that life has to offer. She chooses to write poetry because before her gender, ethnicity, being a wife, sister, or a daughter, she's a poet-- a person of sound, energy, and imagery. "Poetry is bread and wine,...

Spotlight Candidate of the Week: Joseph Biden

Spotlight Candidate of the Week: Joseph Biden

Cory Becker, staff reporter

November 19, 2019

Disclaimer: The author is not a spokesperson for this campaign or candidate. Platform issues and candidate biography information are taken from the campaign website (joebiden.com).  Since the last publishing of the Spotlight Article, former  Congressman and Governor of South Carolina Mark S...

Diversity and Inclusion Committee to host “Engage 50”

Diversity and Inclusion Committee to host “Engage 50”

Cory Becker, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion Committee to host “Engage 50” Engage 50. SMSU Student Association team members of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee have planned Engage 50, which is a “student-led discussion to identify student issues on campus.” The team has worked diligently to promote this event...

Haunted Tower- a Spooky Success

Cat Schmidt, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

The city of Marshall and SMSU students were busy providing Halloween entertainment for adults and children alike on the weekend before Halloween. A new addition to the traditional festivities was The Haunted Tower, a partnership between the city of Marshall and SMSU organizations.  The Haunted Tower on Erie Road ran from Frid...

Going green: SMSU greenhouse has plant sale

Going green: SMSU greenhouse has plant sale

Hanna Vos, A&E Editor - Variety Editor

October 14, 2019

These benefits likely sound appealing to many of the hard-working students at Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU). Perhaps this is why so many students chose to take advantage of the greenhouse sale that was held on Thursday, October 10th. A wide variety of gorgeous plants were brought fr...

Adopt A College Student

Adopt A College Student

Olivia Chester, Staff Writer

September 29, 2019

Going to college can prove to be a challenging experience, and Marshall’s E-Free Church is addressing the need. In an effort to make students feel more at home in college towns, E-Free Church hosts an ongoing program called Adopt A College Student.  “We connect college students with local fa...

CRU holds first Swing Dancing Event

CRU holds first Swing Dancing Event

Olivia Chester, Staff Writer

September 29, 2019

CRU held swing dancing last Monday to teach students some new moves. Swing dancing is a fast-paced and fun way to meet people. With good teachers and willing students everyone picked up the movements quickly. Movements named after food and a variety of objects, such as, the Ravioli and the more daring o...

President Jayasuriya leads SMSU’s first Town Hall Meeting

President Jayasuriya leads SMSU’s first Town Hall Meeting

Hanna Vos, A&E and Variety Editor

September 29, 2019

Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) is a diverse campus full of unique people. There aren’t many chances, if any at all, for these diverse groups to get together to discuss problems and suggest solutions. That is, until now. SMSU’s first ever Town Hall Meeting took place in the Lower Conferenc...

Homecoming events: What to look forward to

Homecoming events: What to look forward to

Olivia Chester, Staff Writer

September 29, 2019

Homecoming is a time for past students to return to the place of their education to celebrate past achievements and encourage the students of tomorrow; old favorites and new surprises await the student body and returning alum. Homecoming Court nominations open Monday, September 23rd and Final 14 voting...

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