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Initial reaction to S.o.t.U. Address

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


Filed under Commentary, News

On Jan. 30, 2018, President Donald J. Trump gave his first State of the Union Address on Capitol Hill. He addressed all of Congress, the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, but pleaded without groveling. Recently the U.S. Government experienced a shutdown and blame has been loudly direc...

Red Baron Arena and Expo helps put Marshall on the map

Red Baron Arena and Expo helps put Marshall on the map

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Red Baron Arena and Expo opened in June of 2016 and has been an asset to Marshall’s tourism industry ever since. The arena is on par with facilities in the metropolitan area. Red Baron Arena and Expo hosts hockey tournaments, open skate, and as well as public and private events. Red Baron Arena allo...

Trump discusses economy, healthcare, and immigration in State of the Union

Trump discusses economy, healthcare, and immigration in State of the Union

Kelly Regan

February 12, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

  On Jan. 30, President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address. In his speech, President Trump talked about the economy, business and employment. He also spoke on foreign policy, terrorism and immigration. Roughly 46 million Americans watched the speech, and a CBS poll showed that the speec...

Public Safety responds to campus vandalism

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under News

In the past 18 months, vandalism has caused costly damage to the Commons’ buildings and to some of the students on campus. After the last occurrence this fall Jessica Bentley, the assistant director of Residential Life, and Mike Munford, Public Safety Director, decided to lock up the Commons build...

Professor Tabaka presents “Inside and Out”

Professor Tabaka presents “Inside and Out”

Brianna Krumwiede, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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On Jan. 30, Sheila Tabaka, an SMSU theatre professor, gave her presentation “Inside and Out: Clothing of the Lutheran Reformation” at SMSU’s William Whipple Gallery and the Marshall-Lyon County Library. Tabaka discussed fashion during the Lutheran Reformation in early 16th century Germany. Using ...

#MeToo movement evolves with Time’s Up campaign

#MeToo movement evolves with Time’s Up campaign

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018


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  The first #MeToo was used by social activist Tarana Burke, in 2006, to help victims of sexual assault remember they are not alone. After the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced in 2017, the phrase was popularized by actress Alyssa Milano.   The phrase has been used for victims to share accounts of se...

All-University Meeting Recap

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2018


Filed under News

The All-University Meeting on Jan. 18, this past Thursday, featured only one item on its agenda: enrollment. Most recently there has been increasing talk of a budget crises, but this too points back to the underlying issue of a sharp decline in enrollment. The meeting was really a gathering of initial id...

Unorthodox winter break: Group of SMSU students experience Costa Rica

Unorthodox winter break: Group of SMSU students experience Costa Rica

John Palmer, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

It’s hard to nail down the spirit of adventure in words. Do I write about the amazing hiking trips on rainforest-covered mountains filled with waterfalls? Ziplining over 600ft above the ground with the forest rushing underneath? Or playing cards with new friends at the foot of a volcano? All of those ...

Devos: “Every student accused…must know that guilt is not predetermined.”

Devos: “Every student accused…must know that guilt is not predetermined.”

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Sept. 22, the Department of Education released a new interim question and answer guidelines for the handling of sexual violence on campuses. Two Obama-era guidelines, the 2011 Dear Colleague letter and the 2014 Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence were withdrawn. The Obama-era issued...

Relay for Life helps fight against cancer

Relay for Life helps fight against cancer

Sarah Palmeter, Graphic Design Editor

December 8, 2017


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Everyone at some point has known a loved one that has been diagnosed with cancer. Relay for Life is a community for those who have lost or are fighting against cancer to be remembered and honored. One of the many reasons for the Relay for Life is how common it is today to have a loved one or know of...

12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference showcases SMSU’s best

12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference showcases SMSU’s best

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference was held on Nov. 29, 2017. The conference started at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome address from SMSU President Connie Gores. After President Gores’ address, 2012 SMSU alumnus Wokil Bam gave a keynote address. Bam graduated from SMSU with a B.S. in chemistry...

Senator Al Franken the latest in sexual assault allegations

Senator Al Franken the latest in sexual assault allegations

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Leeann Tweedan, morning news anchor on TalkRadio 790 KABC in Los Angeles, recently came forward about being sexually assaulted by Minnesota Senator, Al Franken. In Dec. 2006, Tweedan and Franken were on a USO tour together. Tweedan was expecting only to introduce the acts, but Franken had written a part...

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