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A Background in Bed and Breakfast, a Future in Brisket

Krista Hoffbeck, Staff Writer

May 2, 2013


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Many students walk through Flex Dining every day. One of the friendly, smiling faces that greet and check out student’s purchases is Victoria. What most students don’t know is that she has a very interesting story. Victoria and her husband, John, used to own a bed and breakfast, and, later on, a...

Cru Talent Show Highlights Music, Poetry, Athletic Talent

Cru Talent Show Highlights Music, Poetry, Athletic Talent

Krista Hoffbeck, Staff Writer

May 2, 2013


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Every spring semester, SMSU students are able to sign up to be in the Cru Talent Show show if they have a talent they would like to perform. This year there were a total of 10 acts. Some highlights of the show included a dramatic drum solo, gifted solo singers and group acts, spoken word poetry, the...

Cru Members Prepare for Summer Projects

Krista Hoffbeck, Staff Writer

April 21, 2013


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As the 2013 school year comes to an end, many college students are getting jobs lined up for the summer. Austin O’Haha, Mariah Paden, Michael Sterling, and Sara Popowski, along with many other students across the country, have a much bigger plan: Cru Summer Project. All four of the students have...

Oyate’s Spring Break Trip: A Learning Experience

Kim Watkins, News Editor

April 21, 2013


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Learning, a never-ending part of our lives, whether it comes from a lecture, book, projector or the more modern Smart Board, each has its own way of giving us new information from the highly interesting to the downright dull. Though we, as students, are used to all types of learning materials, the best...

Enactus: Champions of Business

Tyler Nielsen, Staff Writer

April 21, 2013


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On March 28, the SMSU Enactus club won its 10th straight regional competition. This win qualifies the team for the May 21-23 national competition in Kansas City, Mo. The team included senor Public Relations major Laura Johnson, club president & senior Public Relations major Ben Tiensvold, freshman M...

Night of Culture and Food Brings Large Crowd: 23rd International Food Festival at SMSU

Night of Culture and Food Brings Large Crowd: 23rd International Food Festival at SMSU

Kim Watkins, News Editor

April 21, 2013


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The students and faculty of Southwest Minnesota State University as well as a number of community members were drawn to the campus for a night of culture and food, celebrating the various countries of many international students. The 23rd Annual International Food Festival was held at SMSU in the upp...

New Pope’s Feathers Ruffled by Bird

New Pope’s Feathers Ruffled by Bird

Kim Watkins, News Editor

April 4, 2013


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The Catholic world rejoiced following the election of the new pope, Francis I, also known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He is the 266th canonized pope, succeeding Pope Benedict XVI, the first to retire from the position in over 600 years. Though all seemed to be calm and peaceful throughout the past m...

Bahama Mamas (and Papas): Spur staff takes well-deserved vacation to tropical location

Bahama Mamas (and Papas): Spur staff takes well-deserved vacation to tropical location

Maria Gilland, Sports Editor

April 4, 2013


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What is hot and sunny with writing all over? The Spur staff’s trip to the Bahamas, of course! This past spring break, the Spur’s writers and editors took a break from slaving away to produce the bi-weekly issues to soak up some sun and enjoy a few pina coladas (virgin, of course). “It was a...

Applebees no Longer Offering Half Priced Appetizers: Chain losing major profits

Chuche Lee, Special to the Spur

April 4, 2013


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Due to recent budget cuts and the lack of tips, the local Marshall Applebee’s has announced that it will no longer be able to offer its college students cheap appetizers. The painful decision was made final last Wednesday during BARGO by Applebee’s manager, Stefani Mayor. It is speculated that...

Tax Guide for News Grads

Tyler Nielsen, Staff Writer

April 4, 2013


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For the past 18 years, you’ve been a student. That’s about to change. Come May 11, the homework marathon may be over, but the “real-world” adventure begins. Here are a few tips from the experts: Filing Exemption Who gets to claim exemption? You? Or your parents? According to Kiplinger, ...

2013 Spring Semester Extended One Extra Week

Katie Stromme, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2013


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Citing numerous days of cancelled classes and late starts, the scheduling office at Southwest Minnesota State University announced Tuesday that the 2013 spring semester will be extended by one week. In order to account for this change, 2013 commencement activities will now be taking place on Saturday,...

A Second Walmart for Marshall

Chuche Lee, Special to the Spur

April 4, 2013


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It is now official: the city of Marshall has recently announced its authorization for the construction of an additional Walmart  within city limits. Walmart was declared the winner of the land auction when it outbid the frozen desserts chain Cherry Berry. The land that was put up for sale by the city...

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