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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...

Awesome 80s Prom

Emily Errico, News Editor

April 26, 2018

With an opening night on April 12, the SMSU Theatre Department ended their 50th anniversary season with Awesome 80s Prom written by Kevin Davenport and the Class of ‘89. The production was an interactive show that replicated a prom taking place in 1989. Audience members could socialize with well-kno...

Comic: Comfort

Comic: Comfort

Sarah Palmeter, Graphic Design Editor

March 2, 2018

Comic

Comic

Nickolas Green, Cartoonist

March 2, 2018

Club Spotlight: The Forensic Team

Caleb Herrlich and Ben Walker

March 2, 2018

On Feb. 16-18, the SMSU Forensic Team traveled to St. Cloud to compete in the 2018 Minnesota State Tournament. The Mustangs started strong and continued their impressive annual run at State competition. The team was led by Junior Kristen Barnhardt, After Dinner Speaking State Champion. By giving her s...

Club Spotlight: Dungeons and Dragons

John Palmer, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

Dungeons and Dragons is a tabletop game where friends get together and play out fantastic adventures with swashbuckling, player-created heroes and dastardly villains. They are led on these quests by a Dungeon Master, a chosen friend who creates the narrative and controls the world around the other pla...

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