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Winona residents celebrate Earth Day

Posted on Apr 26th, 2017 - By zachbailey - 0 Comments

Arbor Day celebration, farmer’s market promote community engagement Michaela Gaffke / Winonan People carrying seedling trees and shrubs in garbage bags bobbed up and down as they walked from table to table at Winona’s Earth and Arbor Day celebration on April 22, at the East End Recreation Center. This year’s event theme was “Trees Supporting Bees (and their friends),” which focused…

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Film in review: ‘The Fate of the Furious’

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Nate Nelson / Winonan “The Fate of the Furious” is the eighth film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, and at this point, the films are beginning to show their cracks. While “Fast Five” was the closest thing to perfection for these slightly campy, overindulgent car films, “Furious 7” gave the series a proper ending after the death of star Paul Walker. “Fate” feels like…

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Students, faculty support sexual assault survivors

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Women’s, gender and sexuality studies students organize event to raise awareness Elizabeth Pulanco / Winonan “You are strong, courageous and we believe you.” These words of support and encouragement were given to survivors of gender-based violence at the annual “Take Back the Night” event on Tuesday, April 18 in the Student Activity Center of Kryzsko Commons. The National Sexual…

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Student advocates for diabetes awareness

Posted on Apr 19th, 2017 - By zachbailey - 0 Comments

Sara Tiradossi / Winonan Junior Stephanie Shaw was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2006, when she was nine years old. Her brother was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on his 16th birthday in 2015, which made paying for insulin and medical costs not easy for her family, according to Shaw. On Thursday, March 30, Shaw attended a conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. for the American…

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Chartwells holds discussions, focus groups

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Dining Services seeks student feedback on meal plans, food choices Elizabeth Pulanco / Winonan On Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19, Chartwells, Winona State University’s food vending service, hosted discussion groups with students to gain feedback about the services they provide at each of the campus dining locations. Chartwells managing director Tracy Jaquette led the discussions with…

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Show in review: ’13 Reasons Why’

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Nate Nelson / Winonan Suicide is one of the most difficult topics to take on, both in literature and in film. It is one of those few subjects that can hit close to home for a lot of people, and if the creators aren’t careful, they can easily overstep their boundaries or portray it in the wrong light. “13 Reasons Why,” Netflix’s recent adaptation of the book of the same name, straddles the…

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Fraternity hosts community 5K

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Michaela Gaffke / Winonan The Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity invites Winona residents to run off some stress and get covered in colors at the “Color My Community 5K” on Saturday, April 29. The fraternity has hosted the 5K event every spring for the last three years, according to member Jordan Lipkie, a senior economics major who is co-directing the event with member Tristan Smith, a sophomore…

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Film in review: ‘The Discovery’

Posted on Apr 12th, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Nathaniel Nelson / Winonan "The Discovery” was released on Netflix last week, and to be completely honest, it’s a bit of a conundrum. Directed by Charlie McDowell, the film is a mixture of science fiction, romance and mystery, but it’s not particularly successful at any of the three. Netflix has been at the top of its game in recent months, barring a few outliers, but this film doesn’t…

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Andy Grammer takes Winona State’s stage

Posted on Apr 12th, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Maddie Swenson / Winonan Singer Andy Grammer will perform at Winona State University on April 28, hosted by Winona State’s UPAC. To choose the performer, students fill out a survey at the beginning of the year, according to junior marketing student and UPAC Concerts Director Austin Stern. This survey helps UPAC decide what genre students are looking for, as well as getting artist…

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HERS Department hosts military challenge

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Second annual Derek Bute Military Fitness Challenge honors deceased student Elizabeth Pulanco / Winonan Last spring, students and faculty from Winona State University’s Health Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences (HERS) department created a fundraiser to honor the memory of Derek Bute, an exercise science student who died January of 2016. On Sunday, April 9, the HERS community worked…

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International Dinner celebrates cultures

Posted on Apr 12th, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Kilat Fitzgerald / Winonan Winona State University’s student body  originates from distant nations and from all corners of the world. The 30th Annual International Dinner was a chance to remind them how all are welcome at Winona State. The sold out event on Saturday, April 8 turned the East Hall of Kryzsko Commons into a melting pot of Winona State’s multinational backgrounds. With…

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Senior holds TED Talk on campus

Posted on Apr 5th, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Right: Senior Bekah Bailey leads a TED Talk for students and faculty members at Winona State on Tuesday, March 28 in Kryzsko Commons. After first watching the Stella TED Talk, Bailey said she knew she had to share her story on having a disability. “I was nervous at first, all I could think is, ‘what if they ask too many questions? [Or] too little,” Bailey said. Bailey hoped the TED Talk…

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Students develop nutrition curriculum

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Warriors propose FUN FridayS in South Dakota, includes community garden Elizabeth Pulanco / Winonan In spring 2016, a group of nutrition minor students from Winona State University started a project that would end with a trip to South Dakota and a nutrition program benefiting one of the poorest communities in the United States. American Horse School is located within the Pine Ridge Indian…

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Winona State holds creative writing workshop

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Michaela Gaffke / Winonan Whether it is to work on playwriting skills, poetry or fiction and nonfiction, the River Arts Writer’s Workshop will hold sessions with experienced writers on Saturday, April 8. Participants can choose two of the four sessions to attend from 1 to 4:30 p.m. with a half hour break in the middle. The workshop will be on the second floor of Minne Hall. Playwriting is the…

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Film in review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Posted on Apr 5th, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Nathaniel Nelson / Winonan "Ghost in the Shell” is the epitome of modern blockbuster filmmaking, and that’s not a compliment. Directed by Rupert Sanders, it’s a love letter to the visual excesses of the franchise machine, putting aesthetics before story and in turn spitting on its source material. It’s not wholly a bad film  — it’s a completely serviceable action film. But in…

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