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Advising 101 for 2012

Kim Watkins, News Editor

March 21, 2012

Worried about what classes you need for next semester? Wondering what to prepare for in the year ahead? Well, no worries. Advising and registration begin next week for those of you who need that extra push in the right direction. Advising will begin from early to mid-next week, with Wednesday, March...

Working With Windows Consumer Preview

Ross Pyka, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2012

Remember the project that was supposed to take five minutes but ended up being a week long ordeal? That’s Windows Consumer Preview. First, the good news: it runs on any computer that runs Windows 7, it consumes less, apps will be screened prior to being sold in the store, you can type to start a search and the desktop still has t...

Right to What?

Katie Stromme, Head Copy Editor

March 21, 2012

Although it is only one page long, Minnesota’s Right to Work bill seeks to make some giant changes to the clout of unions in the state’s government and private-sector workforce. If passed, the bill would make Minnesota the 24th state in the nation to adopt an amendment to its constitution specifically...

Poetic Victory

Katie Stromme, Head Copy Editor

March 21, 2012

Told repeatedly by friends and family members that his spoken word poetry showed great promise, Southwest Minnesota State University junior Nick White received confirmation of his talents at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference in Chicago, Ill. The first night of the...

Disabilities and Racism Conference

Kim Watkins, News Editor

March 21, 2012

Southwest Minnesota State University is getting down to the bigger and more serious issues that are still a big part of today’s society. A Disabilities and Racism Conference will be held on March 22 in the lower ballroom of the Conference Center. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. This conference started in 2005 and was held annually through 200...

Remembering Katie Hancock

Kim Watkins, News Editor

March 21, 2012

A photo, surrounded by signatures and memories, shows a person that will be missed dearly by friends, family and the community. Southwest Minnesota State University students, faculty and staff remember Katie Hancock, who gave over 15 years of service to the school and who will always be remembered as...

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