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Recipe: Pinwheel Cookies

Julia Fink, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015


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With Christmas just around the corner many of us are preparing for the holiday by shopping for gifts, volunteering in our communities, and baking delicious holiday goodies. What better way to prepare for the holidays than the tradition of baking cookies? Here is a modern twist on the classic Christmas sug...

Club Spotlight: Soccer Club

Fernando Tabares, Sports Editor

November 12, 2015


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Soccer Club meets in the PE gym on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Members usually meet at 8 p.m., but if the wheelchair basketball team is in there, members wait until 9 p.m. The members form bonds with one another through a mutual interest in soccer. Because SMSU does not h...

Recipe: Perfect Pumpkin Roll

Recipe: Perfect Pumpkin Roll

Callie Severson, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


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In the spirit of fall and all things themed pumpkin spice, this issue’s featured recipe is pumpkin rolls. Pumpkin spice and cream cheese filling make this a delectable, easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for curling up with on the couch as the fall nights get colder. Here are directions on how to ...

Club Spotlight: Ultimate Frisbee

Sara Peterson, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


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Ultimate Frisbee is a new club at SMSU. It was created in January of 2015. It started out as a group of students getting together at random times for a game just for fun. The players saw potential in the game and turned it into an organized club. It grew quickly in the beginning and has been slowly g...

Club Spotlight: Kickin’ It at SMSU Tae Kwon Do Style

Club Spotlight: Kickin’ It at SMSU Tae Kwon Do Style

Fernando Tabares, Sports Editor

October 30, 2015


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The SMSU Tae Kwon Do Club meets every Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in SS 145. Members train in the art of Tae Kwon Do at no charge. For those who may not know, Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art with a heavy emphasis on kicking. It was developed during the 1940s and 50s by various Ko...

Blueberry Cream Cheese Scones

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

October 15, 2015


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As the days grow colder, baking is a great way to warm up the house and fill up a hungry stomach. These blueberry cream cheese scones are a sweet-and-savory treat easy enough for anyone to make without breaking the bank. Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 2 Tbls. Baking powder ¼ tsp. Salt 4 Tbl...

Club Spotlight: Muslim Student Association

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015


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Muna Mohamed is the president of the Muslim Student Association club. “Restarting up the MSA club was a challenge, but not as hard as it should have been since it was already started and just needed to be reactivated,” she said. The goal of the MSA is to create a community of people who suppor...

Jose Losado-Montero: Bringing Spanish Back

Fernando Tabares, Sports Editor

September 28, 2015


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It is no secret that the Spanish program at SMSU has been struggling. Up until now, many were under the impression that it was going to be discontinued, so it was exciting to hear that there was going to be a new Spanish professor, and even more exciting to hear that he is from Spain. Professor Jose...

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

Nicole Schwing, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2015


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As summer winds down and the trees begin to shed their leaves, many gardeners can’t help but feel overwhelmed by the never shrinking pile of zucchinis they have lying around. An easy (and delicious!) solution to this problem is shredding up those zucchinis in order to bake a fantastically tasty loaf...

12 Life Hacks

Daniel Kilkelly, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2015


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Here are some more life hacks, courtesy of 1000lifehacks.com. 1.  Your body is actually designed to get four hours of sleep twice per day instead of eight hours once.  Naps are healthy! 2.  The first things people notice about you, subconsciously, are your shoes.  Dress to impress. 3.  If you want someone...

The Truth About Cleanse Diets

Nicole Cordes, Staff Writer

April 16, 2015


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Cleanse diets have become popular, allegedly detoxifying the body. Cleanses also have an ancient history. Many religions used them in festivals or in preparation of special occasions. Religions also make use of fasts which can be considered an extreme cleanse. Today, people undergo cleanses to beco...

Common Misconceptions about Birth Control

Emily Clarke, Staff Writer

April 16, 2015


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Planning on having a baby soon? For most college students, the answer is a definite no. For sexually active women, birth control can be a great option for preventing pregnancy and can even provide other health benefits. Although most women know what birth control is, there is plenty of confusion ar...

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