The Spur

Out of the Past

AJ Rusch, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018


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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


Filed under Uncategorized, Variety

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


Filed under A&E, Variety

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


Filed under Comics, Variety

Comic

Comic

Nickolas Green, Cartoonist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Comics, Top Stories, Variety

Club Spotlight: The Forensic Team

Caleb Herrlich and Ben Walker

March 2, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized, Variety

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


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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...

Comic

Comic

January 27, 2018


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Club Spotlight – Minnesota

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2018


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Living in Minnesota means it’s not a shock to hear someone say that winter is their favorite season. Further inquiries into why might reveal that on Jan. 20, Lake George was host to the 12th annual Hockey Day Minnesota celebration, featuring all levels of ice hockey, honoring long traditions, and ending in...

Club Spotight – The Spur

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017


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Not very many University newspapers can claim an entirely student-run, uncensored platform that is able to focus solely on the interests of its students. This is what The Spur offers. Every two weeks during the fall and spring semesters, barring holiday breaks, a new issue comes out and its goal is...

The Punchline 2

Marvin Mendoza, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under A&E, Variety

And she was up! At barely 5 in the morning. Birds still sleeping, mild air flow and temperature in the air. It was cool for a mid-summer day. Perfect for activity. Get some things done, the normal routine. And so, it occurred to her that a run would do it. it was something typical of her. Always active,...

PADI Open Water Scuba

PADI Open Water Scuba

John Palmer, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Variety

If every high school graduation commencement speech, teen drama or other young adult media is to be believed, college is supposed to be that wonderful time where you break out of your shell and try new things, get out of your comfort zone and really find out who you truly are. Usually that’s in the contex...

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