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Serena Williams’s loss wasn’t the only big news

Serena Williams’s loss wasn’t the only big news

Zoey Lier, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


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Serena Williams, arguably the best women’s tennis player of all time, was involved in controversy in the 158th edition of the U.S. Open. As Serena was going for her 24th Grand Slam Title, she was given three code violations during her match, and eventual loss to up-and-coming 20-year-old, Naomi Os...

“If you can dream it, do it”: Pres. Gores reflects after announcing retirement

“If you can dream it, do it”:  Pres. Gores reflects after announcing retirement

Maureen Ndubuisi, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


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President Connie Gores announced that after six years as president of Southwest Minnesota State University she will retire in May. Before Gores made history by becoming the first female president of SMSU in 2013, she served in positions such as a chair of governance on the board of the Minnesota campus...

To kneel or not to kneel: Mustangs divided

To kneel or not to kneel: Mustangs divided

Kelly Regan, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


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When the national anthem plays at the next SMSU football game, no Mustangs will be kneeling on the field. It’s not because none of them want to exercise their right to free speech and protest police violence. In 2017, some SMSU football players joined the national protest by kneeling during the anthe...

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 ...

Upheaval for fans in Philadelphia

Upheaval for fans in Philadelphia

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

January 27, 2018


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When Vikings fans headed to Philadelphia to watch their team try and make it to the Super Bowl I’m sure they expected to run across a few rude fans. But I doubt they expected to have beer bottles thrown at them, obscenities hollered and crudeness of character everywhere. If you haven’t already seen or h...

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