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Empty stadium seats

The thrill of the little things and the agony of losing them

Sam Gerber, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

Picture this: you open a door and behind it is another dimension of sports. It is a dimension beyond fields and courts, a dimension where fans are home and athletes rest. You are entering the “Sports...

Photo courtesy of Doria Drost for House District 16A on Facebook

Sitting down with Doria Drost

Jocelyn Hayden, Staff Writer April 25, 2020

Running for a political office against an incumbent representative is no easy feat to accomplish; it can be even more intimidating when you’re only 20 years old. “I’m hoping to inspire more young...

SMSUs new esports team prepares for fall Season

SMSU’s new esports team prepares for fall Season

Benjamin Engels, Staff Writer April 25, 2020

Esports is an emerging new athletic activity that is playing video games at a competitive level. The SMSU varsity esports team is on its way to compete for the fall semester. The team is headed by Coach...

Selective focus photo of plant sprouts

SMSU Greenhouse: Marshall’s Miami

Yuxuan Cai (Tracy), Staff Writer April 25, 2020

While there are six inches of snow, aggressive winds, and withering trees and flowers in Minnesota, it’s still balmy like spring in the SMSU greenhouse, energetic and pleasant. SMSU’s greenhouse...

Closeup photo of a gavel

New adjunct professor comes full circle at SMSU

Dede Williams, Staff Writer April 22, 2020

Walk into Southwest Minnesota State University’s (SMSU) Charter Hall 206 on Monday evenings and you will find a packed classroom being taught Legal Environment and Contract Law by an unassuming professor....

Students and Staff are adjusting to social distance through working from home.

SMSU and its Students Continue to Adapt to COVID-19 Challenges

Lacey Barke, Editor In Chief April 10, 2020

SMSU is comprised of desolate resident halls, unoccupied offices, and empty classrooms. It’s fairly easy to find parking spots now, and most dining services are completely closed until further notice-...

A person crocheting with purple yarn.

Crocheting through quarantine

Elizabeth Ripple, Staff Writer April 4, 2020

If you’re like me, quarantine is not something you ever planned for. Luckily, I have a fun way to past the time! I’ve been an active crochetier for several years and I’m so glad I have it now. Crochet...

Empty classroom.

College Reactions to COVID-19

Lacey Barke, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2020
In the beginning, few students were expecting to be online for the rest of their semester. 
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Stream or Skip: Please Excuse Me For Being Anti-Social by Roddy Ricch

Collin Drey, Staff Writer February 10, 2020
Best Tracks: Intro, The Box, Start wit Me, Peta, Boom Boom Room, High Fashion, Prayers to the Trap God, Tip Toe, War Baby Worst Tracks: Perfect Time, Moonwalkin, Roll Dice

A Perspective on Refugee Resettlement from a “Local White Girl”

Lacey Barke February 6, 2020

Below is a statement on refugee resettlement from the Spur Editor- In- Chief, Lacey Barke. In the speech, which was presented at SMSU's Refugee Resettlement informative session on Jan. 27th, Barke discussed...

SMSU Faculty Statement- Refugee Resettlement

SMSU Faculty and Staff and Lacey Barke February 6, 2020

Below is an SMSU faculty statement regarding their collective opinion and stance on the issue of Lyon Country refugee resettlement. The below letter was also published as a letter to the editor in the...

Refugee Resettlement: Student Body President, Muna Mohamed

Muna Mohamed and Lacey Barke February 6, 2020

The following is one piece of an ongoing series covering the Lyon County Refugee Resettlement dialogue. It is a speech written by SMSU Student Body President, Muna Mohamed, during a campus-wide informative...

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