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Jose Losado-Montero: Bringing Spanish Back

Fernando Tabares, Sports Editor

September 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

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...

Freshman Learns What “Douchebag” Really Means

Daniel Kilkelly, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2015

All across America, our young people are rebelling against authority in any way that they can.  Underage drinking, driving like maniacs, and voting for the Green Party are just three heinous examples.  However, the most consistent means of telling “the man,” as they often call authority, is through the us...

Shrimp and Pasta

D.C. Crowell, Commentary Editor

April 16, 2015

The last issue of the Spur is here! It’s a bittersweet feeling to see the school year ending, so I decided to try a recipe that’s a little different from what I’m used to, to help get my mind off of it. I figure that this dish will be a great recipe to whip up really quick as a reward after final e...

Health 101: Facts About HIV

Amber Casperson, News Editor

April 16, 2015

HIV is something people talk about in whispers until someone they love is diagnosed. When someone is infected, chaos can ensue.  HIV is a disease that few understand what it exactly is. “Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS),” We...

Quiet Hideaways on Campus

Quiet Hideaways on Campus

Daniel Kilkelly, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2015

Are you sick of the hustle and bustle of some of the common areas at SMSU?  Although the brown couches in the Student Center have cradled many a napping college student, the noise from ResDining and Starbucks can interrupt those Zzz’s. However, hidden around campus are a few peaceful areas, tucked...

Fallen Trees: Gaining Wisdom From Ancestors’ Ailments and Compassion

Angie Stucker, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

When researching your family history, you will find many of your ancestors underwent ailments—some life-ending, some lifealtering and some of little consequence. You can learn from all of your family health history as well as gain insight into the ability to be compassionate. To best explain, following...

Health 101: Vulvodynia

Amber Casperson, News Editor

March 26, 2015

A few weeks back, SMSU students on Yik Yak found out about a condition of the female body that they never heard of—vulvodynia. “Vulvodynia (vul-voe-DIN-e-uh) is chronic pain in the area around the opening of your vagina (vulva) for which there is no identifiable cause,” the Mayo Clinic’s website...

Recipe: Vanilla and Honey Dreamer Steamer

Recipe: Vanilla and Honey Dreamer Steamer

D.C. Crowell, Commentary Editor

March 26, 2015

With this new, unwanted snow and the sun staying up later in the day, this recipe is just what you need to warm you up while lulling you to sleep. The sweetness of honey mixed with the subtle hint of vanilla is enough to make this nighttime drink an everyday drink. Sprinkle a little cinnamon and nutmeg...

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