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Schedule of Homecoming 2017: Forever Brown & Gold

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

September 29, 2017


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Monday, September 25 The celebration started with a Founder’s Day University picture and cake at the Alumni Plaza. This was followed by lessons on playing Cricket and the Stampeded Feed provided by Chartwells. Tuesday, September 26 On Tuesday, students were officially able to cast a vote for their fav...

National debt at new peak

Rachel DeSutter, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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The United States national debt has recently crested at its all-time high and is not going to be diminishing anytime soon. On Sept. 8, the national debt soared to an all-time high, over $20 trillion. While many factors have contributed to the extreme amount, there are a few recent happenings in the ...

Earthquakes hit Mexico

Earthquakes hit Mexico

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

September 29, 2017


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While the US deals with hurricanes and forest fires, other countries have also been hit with natural disasters. Some of the worst of these natural disasters are the three earthquakes that have hit Mexico in less than a month. The first had a magnitude of 8.1 and occurred Sept. 8, killing nearly 100 p...

Florida begins recovery from hurricane

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Hurricane Irma caused major destruction in Florida with the Miami Herald reporting the death toll to be at least 75 people. More than 6 million people were left without power due to the storm. The use of generators caused several carbon monoxide poisonings. At a rehabilitation center in Hollywood Hills, 11 r...

Sexual assault on campus

Mary Tjeerdsma, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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On Sept. 10, a woman reported to Public Safety that a male non-stranger sexually assaulted her in a residence hall. The incident is currently being investigated by Public Safety and the Marshall Police Department. According to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board policies, sexual violence...

Trump adminstration’s DACA decision affects students

Trump adminstration’s DACA decision affects students

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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On Sept. 5, the Department of Homeland Security made an annoucment with far reaching consequences for many students in Minnesota: the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be phased out by March 5, 2018. DACA is a program that allows undocumented youth to work and live in the U...

New Student Senate President Danielson has high hopes for 2017

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Meet Rebekah Danielson, the recently-elected Student Senate president. “Before the election, before I got the news that I had gotten the position as president, I knew that it was in God’s hands,” Danielson said. “If I was going to get it, good, God gives me what He knows I can handle, and God ...

Chancellor Malhotra: regarding Charlottesville

September 14, 2017


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The month of August at our colleges and universities is a time of optimism as a new academic year gets underway. But the horrific events over the weekend on and near the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville have served as a stark reminder that higher education is not immune to exp...

Rising tensions between North Korea and Japan after ballistic missle test

Rachel DeSutter, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Tensions have risen even more between North Korea and Japan because of a North Korea test missile was shot over Hokkaido, a northern island of Japan. This is the first time a missile has actually flown over Japan since 2009. Previously, North Korea’s missiles were shot into the ocean, not reaching an...

Pickett named Chief Diversity Officer

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Interim Chancellor of Minnesota State Dr. Devinder Malhotra announced that Clyde Pickett will be joining Minnesota State as Chief Diversity Officer. Pickett has a bachelor’s in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky, a master’s in adult and higher education leadership from Moreh...

Crowell marks 20 years as advisor

Crowell marks 20 years as advisor

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Scott Crowell is entering his 20th year as advisor to the Student Association. Scott Crowell started as the financial aid counselor at Iowa State University. He took over the financial aid office of Northeast Iowa Community College for four...

Shouse begins as Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

September 14, 2017


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Aimee Shouse, SMSU’s new Dwwean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, started on Jul. 3. In those short three months, she has already come to enjoy Marshall as her new home. “So many people say that SMSU is like a family, and that’s very much been my experience here,” Shouse said. “I wasn...

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