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Last minute Valentine’s Day gift

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under A&E, Top Stories, Variety

I am so not a fan of Valentines Day, but I know that most of you are. Most of you also usually struggle with getting a Valentines Day Gift, so I’ve decided to bestow my creative ideas upon you. 1. Chocolate Covered Strawberries These have been all over social media – check your someone’s...

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sparked a Movement

Lacey Barke, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under A&E, Top Stories

The Senate’s vote in 1993 to nominate Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court bench was an exceedingly high 93-3, and my reviews for this movie are on par with that figure. On the Basis of Sex has earned recognition by newspapers such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, with the...

Shittu elected Treasurer for Students United

Shittu elected Treasurer for Students United

Hanna Vos, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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David Shittu, a senior at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been elected to serve as the treasurer of Students United, a non-profit organization that serves the more than 65,000 students currently attending Minnesota’s seven state universities. Students United is recognized by the...

Polar vortex takes SW Minnesota by storm

Polar vortex takes SW Minnesota by storm

Gwyneth Duus and Hanna Vos

February 14, 2019


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Minnesota is no stranger to winter weather, but during the polar vortex many midwestern states experienced below freezing temperatures and bitter winds. Many schools throughout the state were closed over Jan. 29 and 30, including Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU). The temperatures in...

Annual Women’s History Month poetry reading in honor of Professor Susan McLean

Annual Women’s History Month poetry reading in honor of Professor Susan McLean

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

March 27, 2018


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After 30 years of working for SMSU, Susan McLean is retiring. To celebrate her years of work here and success as a poet, McLean’s colleagues surprised her by deciding that the Women’s History Month poetry reading would contain poems that were all hers. The reading took place on March 14 from 12:...

DECA sends Mustangs to nationals

DECA sends Mustangs to nationals

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

March 27, 2018


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After two years of running Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), advisor Kenneth Chukwuba has not only expanded the program to include about 35 students but also had 20 of these students qualify for nationals this year. These 20 students either qualified individually or in a group. Even the members...

National walkout: “17 minutes for 17 victims”

National walkout: “17 minutes for 17 victims”

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

March 27, 2018


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I own guns and go hunting in the fall. I also participated in our school’s walk out for increased gun control. So, yes, people like me do exist, in case you were wondering. One of the reasons I participate in the walk out was because I thought it was great that our school had actually organized a...

Comic

Comic

Nickolas Green, Cartoonist

March 2, 2018


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McLean to be honored with poetry reading

McLean to be honored with poetry reading

Alexis Streich, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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The 2018 Women’s History Month Poetry Reading will honor English professor Susan McLean in the Whipple Gallery from 12:30-1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 14. McLean initiated this annual event, which spotlights and celebrates women poets, in 1997. She has organized the event as well as chose the poet...

Red Baron Arena and Expo helps put Marshall on the map

Red Baron Arena and Expo helps put Marshall on the map

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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The Red Baron Arena and Expo opened in June of 2016 and has been an asset to Marshall’s tourism industry ever since. The arena is on par with facilities in the metropolitan area. Red Baron Arena and Expo hosts hockey tournaments, open skate, and as well as public and private events. Red Baron Arena allo...

Trump discusses economy, healthcare, and immigration in State of the Union

Trump discusses economy, healthcare, and immigration in State of the Union

Kelly Regan

February 12, 2018


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  On Jan. 30, President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address. In his speech, President Trump talked about the economy, business and employment. He also spoke on foreign policy, terrorism and immigration. Roughly 46 million Americans watched the speech, and a CBS poll showed that the speec...

Professor Tabaka presents “Inside and Out”

Professor Tabaka presents “Inside and Out”

Brianna Krumwiede, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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On Jan. 30, Sheila Tabaka, an SMSU theatre professor, gave her presentation “Inside and Out: Clothing of the Lutheran Reformation” at SMSU’s William Whipple Gallery and the Marshall-Lyon County Library. Tabaka discussed fashion during the Lutheran Reformation in early 16th century Germany. Using ...

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