The Spur

Enactus Team Heading back to Jamaica and Collecting Donations for Orphanage

Kim Watkins, News Editor

November 28, 2012


Filed under News

The Southwest Minnesota State University Enactus team is heading to Jamaica, but this isn’t just an ordinary and relaxing vacation. It’s an effort of the team’s to help and work with an orphanage over the winter break. The team will be working at the Robin’s Nest Children’s Home, an orphanage...

Advice on Advising Day

Hannah Kiges, Variety Editor

November 13, 2012


Filed under News

We all crave a day off, especially in the middle of the week. Advising day gives us all a much needed off day to prepare for next semester, pick out our classes and talk to our advisors and professors about our chosen path. But what happens when students don’t use this administration-given day? “It’s...

A Celebration of Native American Culture

A Celebration of Native American Culture

Kim Watkins, News Editor

November 13, 2012


Filed under News

With November comes a celebration of veterans, a celebration to give thanks and a celebration of Native American history. Native American History month is being celebrated nationwide by a number of people and Southwest Minnesota State University is doing their part to honor indigenous tribes and people. The...

Delving Deeper into the 1860’s: A story about the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862

Kim Watkins, News Editor

November 13, 2012


Filed under News

With celebrations and dedications being made throughout November for Native American History month, Southwest Minnesota State University is hosting several events in commemoration of indigenous history. Such events include the Social Science Museum exhibit, Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S....

Election Wrap-Up

Hannah Kiges, Variety Editor

November 13, 2012


Filed under News

It’s safe to turn on your TVs again. We can all breathe a sigh of relief; the elections are finally over. This presidential election year has been filled with tension between political parties, extremely negative ads, and more than a few verbal kerfuffles among citizens and politicians alike. The election...

Mustangs for Life

Mustangs for Life

Tyler Nielsen, Staff Writer

November 13, 2012


Filed under News

Pride. Speed. Power. Determination. These are the very fiber of the Mustang identity. It was time for the infamous mustang to take on a fiercer look. On Oct. 6, 2012, SMSU released several enhanced logos with that goal in mind. “The new group of athletic logos will bring an aggressive look to SMSU...

SMSU Welcomes Udon Thani Rajabhat

SMSU Welcomes Udon Thani Rajabhat

Kim Watkins, News Editor

November 1, 2012


Filed under News

When the Udon Thani Rajabhat University students and faculty come to Minnesota they hope for a chance to learn about a part of American culture, to see how schools and businesses are run, to get in touch with the community and, hopefully, to see some snow. Southwest Minnesota State University hosts...

Emphasizing Expansion

Katie Stromme, Editor-In-Chief

November 1, 2012


Filed under News

For anyone voting as a resident of the city of Marshall this November, there will be important decisions to make dealing with the city’s expansion, development, and taxes. Residents will be asked whether or not the city should adopt ordinances to impose a 0.5% sales tax and a 1.5% tax on food and...

ResHalloween 2012

ResHalloween 2012

Hannah Kiges, Variety Editor

November 1, 2012


Filed under News

Halloween is usually high on the list of everyone’s favorite holidays, and this year at Southwest Minnesota State the annual ResHalloween was bigger than ever. The campus boasted 12 different haunted houses spread across 18 different residential halls and all three floors of Sweetland. This year...

Strange like Me

Strange like Me

Hannah Kiges, Variety Editor

October 31, 2012


Filed under News

“I don’t want you here,” an actress mocked from the stage set up in the student center on Oct. 24, 2012. The actress singled people out whether it was because of race, or gender, or appearance she mocked them, eliciting nervous laughter and uncomfortable shifting in seats. The GTC Dramatic Dialogue...

Traveling Exhibit Coming to SMSU

Kim Watkins, News Editor

October 31, 2012


Filed under News

What came from a course at Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, Minn. turned into a project that portrays a controversial, yet important topic in U.S. history. “Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862” is a traveling museum exhibit that will be on display Nov. 5-29 at Southwest...

Continuing the Conversation

Continuing the Conversation

Dan Kilkelly, Staff Writer

October 31, 2012


Filed under News

Just one week after the “In the k“NO”w” panel discussing the Minnesota Marriage Amendment, a second panel was held. This event, titled “In the Yes,” was an extended discussion of the issue. The crowd was much different than the previous panel, with lots of couples and their children, although...

Your University, Your News, Your Life
News