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Local SCA Group’s Numbers Multiplying Quickly

Sophia White, Special to the Spur

April 14, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Sober-Cabbing

Katherine Speiker, Commentary Editor

February 11, 2016


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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...

Recipe: Red Velvet Truffles

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

February 11, 2016


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As the saying goes, a great way to the heart is through the stomach! These little truffles are college-budget friendly and delicious. For about $10 and a little over an hour, this sweet treat is the perfect addition to any Valentine’s Day gift, or to eat any time. Recipe makes about 40 truffles. In...

Club Spotlight: American Sign Language Club

Sara Peterson, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


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The American Sign Language Club (ASL) had its first meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4 in IL 210. Alex Weis, founder and president of ASL Club, led the meeting. He began with jokes to create a fun and lightened mood and went on to introduce the club. “Chances are, you’ll run into people who are hard of...

Students Involved in Medieval Group

Sophia White, Special to The Spur

January 28, 2016


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All across the Known World, kings and queens watch fighters in the lists, knowing that someday one of these sweaty fighters may win the crown by right of arms. Welcome to the Current Middle Ages. The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international organization dedicated to researching and recreat...

Super Bowl Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Fondue

Faith Depuydt, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016


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When hosting a Super Bowl party, what’s on the menu?  Fondue is a great option whether you are having just a few friends over or hosting a whole party.  Fondue is a dish consisting of a warm sauce that other food is dipped into. Ingredients: ¾ cup milk ¾ cup apple juice ¼ cup all-purpose ...

The Therapeutic Nature of Adult Coloring Books

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

January 28, 2016


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When stressed, some find it relaxing to listen to music, squeeze a stress ball, do a few yoga poses, or go for a run. However, in the past couple years, more people have been taking advantage of a new stress-relieving trend: adult coloring books. As of Jan. 24th, 2016, five of the top ten bestsellers...

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