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Club Spotlight: Art Club comes back to SMSU

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

December 1, 2016

Since 2012, the SMSU Art Club has been nonexistent--until this school year. Seniors Emily Peterson and Virginia Phelps, currently president and vice president, have made it their mission to revitalize Art Club and make it an enjoyable place for anyone to appreciate art of all kinds. In the last few mont...

Club Spotlight: Dungeons and Dragons

Andrew Bradley, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

The Dungeons and Dragons Club is a new club for anyone and everyone who wants to play Dungeons and Dragons. With the start of another club on campus, many people are asking what it takes to start a new club.      “You have to really want to make a club and be a leader for the club,” Shawn Valez...

Aquarius dorm haunted by ghosts?

Jordan LeMieur, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

Halloween is getting closer, so students should expect to see some strange sights around campus, such as interesting costumes, harmless pranks, or maybe even a ghost. Whispers have been stirring up about some spirit lurking around the Aquarius dorm. Not much is known about it, but one anonymous stu...

Recipe for Finals Week: Puppy Chow

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

April 28, 2016

Finals week is looming, so it’s time to start preparing your study snacks! While it’s best for your brain and body to snack on some brain food like almonds, fresh veggies and hummus, or mixed berries, sometimes you just need a sugary 2 a.m. pick-me-up. Puppy chow is a classic, easy favorite that...

Club Spotlight: Hmong Student Organization

Rebecca Klehr, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

The Hmong Student Organization (HSO) club is dedicated to several different areas. HSO president, Fong Vang, explained and shared more about the club and what they do as an organization. “Our club is based on trying to preserve network while sharing our culture,” said Vang. “We want our membe...

Local SCA Group’s Numbers Multiplying Quickly

Sophia White, Special to the Spur

April 14, 2016

From its humble beginnings last December, the local Society for Creative Anachronism group has nearly tripled in size. “We started out with six members,” founder Jenny Parkhurst said. “Of the four people who came to the first business meeting, all of two had played before.” An article was writ...

Humans vs. Zombies

Katherine Speiker, Commentary Editor

April 14, 2016

Based on support gathered from students, the Math Club and Philosophy Club have begun planning a campus-wide activity for students. Titled Humans versus Zombies, the event begins Apr. 18 and goes through Apr. 22. Participants are given “missions” each night at 7 p.m. This begins an on-campus search...

Fresh Homemade Springtime Strawberry Cake

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

March 31, 2016

Spring is nearly here, and with warmer weather comes the availability of delicious in-season fruit. While here in Marshall we might have a few more weeks of chilly weather, it’s never too soon to look forward springtime. What better way to prepare for fresh air and sunny days than to make a spring...

Club Spotlight: Feminist Club

Becca Klehr, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

The SMSU Feminist Club is dedicated to social equality for not only men and women, but for others as well. Professor Maureen Sander-Staudt, advisor of the Feminist Club, explained that the club is committed to understanding and pursuing social equality between men and women, gender marginalized groups, and a...

Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

March 17, 2016

Puppy Chow is a big favorite of Midwesterners, so why not kick it up a notch for St. Patrick’s Day? Using some unique ingredients like spearmint oil and green candy or food coloring, it’s not hard to get in the holiday spirit. This simple recipe is easy to make a huge batch of, so surprise your friends ...

Recipe: Easy Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

February 25, 2016

Sometimes you just need a sweet treat to celebrate getting through another hectic week at college, but brownies might be getting old, and you’re sick of Take-N-Bake cookie dough. These easy cinnamon cream cheese roll-ups are a great solution, and you more than likely already have most of the ingred...


Katherine Speiker, Commentary Editor

February 11, 2016

Anyone who has ever sober-cabbed for their friends on a fun-filled night of drinking has stories that come to mind when someone else brings designated driving up. This last weekend on Hawaiian Night, I had the privilege of driving around my friends from party to party. The key to successful sober cabbing is...

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