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Looking for Alaska through the Lens of a Reader

Sabrina Pankratz, Editor

November 5, 2019

I am not one who often enjoys a tv show or movie adaption of a book, especially one that I love.  After watching many of my beloved books not given justice in a cinematic form, I was nervous to begin the first episode of Looking for Alaska. I ultimately caved to watch the show, because of my need to see li...

Barke’s Box Office Report

Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief

October 1, 2019

Barke’s Box Office Report   In its debut week, Abominable won the box office with $20.1 million. Judy made a smaller splash due to showing only at a select 461 theaters but still managed to earn $3.1 million. Here is last week's breakdown. Abominable, 20.1 mill...

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...

Barke’s Box Office Report

Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief

September 23, 2019

Three new movies hit the box office this past weekend, and “Downton Abbey” secured the money bag with $31 million in its opening week. “Ad Astra” edged “Rambo: Last Blood,” skirting by with $19.2 million while Rambo fell shy with $19 million.    Here’s the top ten from the wee...

Breaking Down the Beat

Breaking Down the Beat

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

With such a mix of party and relationship songs for singles, I had an initial worry that Hollywood’s Bleeding was basically going to be B&B part 2. But now after listening to the full album I can safely say it’s not. However, it’s a little worse off because of it. Since breaking onto the ...

Club Spotlight: Forensics Team

Gwyn Dus, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Picture this: you are up on a stage in front of a few judges and many other countless faces; college students, parents, friends, professors. You stand up there ready to give the best speech you’ve ever given, knowing you’ve worked on and improved this very speech for the last seven months. You’ve...

Out of the Past

Out of the Past

AJ Rusch, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019

40 years ago: Southwest State University’s wrestling teams took second place Northern Collegiate Conference wrestling Championship. This was the highest place finish the Mustangs had ever attended in the annual conference. Scott Dubbelde took home an individual championship in the 158 pound class ...

Out of the Past

AJ Rusch, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2019

40 years ago: The Southwest State Bronco’s duked it out with a local Citizen Band Radio operators at the second annual benefit wheelchair basketball game that was held at Southwest State. All of the proceeds of the game went to sending the athletes to the President’s Committee on Employment o...

Tom Brady Wins 6th Superbowl

AJ Rusch, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2019

With this win, Tom Brady is the only player in NFL history to have won six superbowls. Heavy is the hand the wears all six rings. You may not be a fan of the Patriots, and that’s okay. But, you can’t deny that they know how to win when the going gets tough. Many people assumed the Patriots...

Last minute Valentine’s Day gift

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

February 14, 2019

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...

Out of the Past

AJ Rusch, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018

40 years ago: Seeing as how Sunrise Court is closing on October 19th, this blast from the past is timely. The old student housing unit, called the “Village”, was run by a corporation out of Minneapolis called Pemtom Inc. They closed during the end of the school year in 1974. Low enrollment was the d...

Zach Thissan looks ahead

Zach Thissan looks ahead

Kelly Regan, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018

Zach Thissan, a junior majoring in exercise science, is in his second season as Offensive Lineman for SMSU’s football team and works as a student trainer for the Wellness & Human Performance Center on campus. SMSU’s Wellness & Human Performance Center offers free services to SMSU st...

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