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SMSU Faculty Statement- Refugee Resettlement

SMSU Faculty and Staff and Lacey Barke

February 6, 2020

Below is an SMSU faculty statement regarding their collective opinion and stance on the issue of Lyon Country refugee resettlement. The below letter was also published as a letter to the editor in the Marshall Independent and was read aloud by Professor Julie Walker at the refugee resettlement informat...

Refugee Resettlement: Student Body President, Muna Mohamed

Muna Mohamed and Lacey Barke

February 6, 2020

The following is one piece of an ongoing series covering the Lyon County Refugee Resettlement dialogue. It is a speech written by SMSU Student Body President, Muna Mohamed, during a campus-wide informative meeting regarding the refugee situation. I stand here today as a citizen of the Marshall community....

The sky’s the limit– or not. It depends on the time of Year

Meghan Sullivan, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Fall sports season ends as the start of a steady transition to indoor events ensues. Even though track season is split into two halves, it meshes into one long season for most of the Mustang athletes. Just like any season, though, there are key differences in the competitive events which cause at...

Stream or Skip: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind by Logic

Stream or Skip: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind by Logic

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Maryland rapper Logic has come through with another album hardly two months after his last release of Supermarket. Logic is an artist I haven't given much thought to, despite enjoying his Bobby Tarantino tapes and his project, Young Sinatra IV. However, I was curious about this album after li...

President Donald Trump in Minneapolis: An Interns Point of View

President Donald Trump in Minneapolis: An Interns Point of View

Cory Becker, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

I was standing two rows away from one of the most powerful men in the world. Recently, I was offered a role for an internship on the Trump Victory Team in rural Minnesota. With that, I was able to get VIP tickets to see the President of the United States, seated between the mother of a West W...

Hypnosis, obedience, and Entertainment

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Andrew James Gully, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Depending on one’s viewpoint, the idea of being hypnotized can be tantalizing or terrifying. Hypnotist Freddie Justice visited campus and gave a performance last week on Oct. 11. As I sat in his audience, I was spurred to action when he began to ask for volunteers. Not only did I emphatically raise...

Svaha Apparel: Empowering children to embrace their Passions

Maureen Ndubuisi, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Sophisticated, simple, and chic, Svaha apparel specializes in unique clothing for young girls with the option to wear fun STEM-themed shirts, shirts with female competitors, firemen, researchers, and other inspirational figures on them. This apparel encourages boys to wear colors and designs that they...

In Response to “In Defense of Meat, Dairy, and American Agriculture”

In Response to

Olivia Chester, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Thank you to Isabella Erickson for responding to “The Things I Boycott,” and bringing up some good points. “The Things I Boycott” was simply to bring awareness to some commonly recognized issues and to “be critical of the products you consume” as mentioned.I am aware that some meat and dairy...

Gotta see It

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Matthew Stude, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

As a longtime fan of horror movies who used to watch one every other night with my brother, I whole-heartedly enjoyed seeing It Chapter Two. I delved into the representation of the shapeshifting demon and its grip on the town of Derry deeper than I expected to, but it reminded me why I liked seeing t...

In Defense of Meat, Dairy, and American Agriculture

In Defense of Meat, Dairy, and American Agriculture

Isabella Erickson, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. It is not meant to attack vegetarianism or the animal welfare movement, but it is critical of some arguments found within those movements. Last week, an article was published by The Spur titled “The Products I Boycott.”The article has a good message: be critical of the products you con...

Photo courtesy of Eric Nopanen

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Young Thug has been one of the most prominent rap artists of the latter half of this decade. Not only due to how much content he has released, but due to his very unique style. With Young Thug, the weirder and more off-the-wall his performances are, the better for him. The main thing holding hi...

The Products I Boycott

The Products I Boycott

Olivia Chester, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Disclaimer: This is merely an article to alert the audience and bring awareness to a few of the common place items and brands that I find unethical and do not promote the use of. I understand that not everyone may or will agree with me on certain items or brands, however, I will try to explain my rea...

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