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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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Students, faculty support sexual assault survivors

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

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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Fraternity hosts community 5K

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

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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HERS Department hosts military challenge

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

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

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

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

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

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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‘Low-key’ bar opens in downtown Winona

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Kilat Fitzgerald / Winonan Port 507, a new bar in downtown Winona, has dropped its anchor at the intersection of Second and Johnson streets. After a soft opening on Thursday, March 16, the bar opened to the St. Patrick’s Day crowds on Friday, March 17. The crowd was a group of green-clad Winona residents welcoming the addition to the downtown bar scene. The name is inspired by the proximity…

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New brewery taps into downtown Winona

Posted on Mar 1st, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Kilat Fitzgerald /Winonan A local brewery is set to open its doors and taps in downtown Winona in mid-March, next to Levee Park. Island City Brewing is the center of local culture and homegrown craft beer, where the emphasis is put on the process. They can only sell what they make, ensuring customers get an authentic taste of what Winona can produce. Colton Altobell, the owner and CEO of Island…

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Greek Life promotes sexual harm prevention

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Molly Corcoran Sanders / Winonan With growing concern about increasing numbers of sexual assaults occurring on college campuses, Sigma Tau Gamma President Nicholas Cota decided the fraternity needed to take action. “Over the past year, there’s been an increase of sexual harm related instances. Additionally, we ended up seeing it here quite locally on our campus,” Cota said. “We had…

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Senior University extends educational opportunities

Posted on Feb 15th, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Elizabeth Pulanco / Winonan Education comes in many different forms. As part of the Winona State University Retiree Center’s Senior University program, retired individuals from the Winona State community and Winona community are expanding their educational options. Starting in the fall of 2009, Senior University has reached out to retired members of the Winona community for participation in…

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Editorial: A Modest Proposal from a Bitter Cyclist

Posted on Feb 15th, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

I bike in the winter, and no, I am not one of those aggressive endurance athletes. I am simply a college student that prefers to bundle up a little extra to avoid being outside for longer. But there’s been one thing standing in my way recently. No, it is not the ice – I avoid that when possible or just bike slowly – and no it is not the surprising lack of true bike lanes, rather than…

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The Winona County Warming Center, located in the basement of the Community Bible Church, receives donations to stock the kitchen area for visitors. (Photo by Brianna Murphy)

Winona County Warming Center open to community

Posted on Jan 18th, 2017 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Kilat Fitzgerald / Winonan As the town swells with a returning student population, shelter from the cold reaches a high demand. Not all people have the luxury of a stable home to survive the freezing conditions. The newly-opened Winona County Warming Center, located at the downtown Community Bible Church, has been established to answer that need. “The center stays open because of…

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GoFundMe accounts provide closure

Posted on Nov 16th, 2016 - By Allison Mueller - 0 Comments

Friends, family raise money for expenses after student death Elizabeth Pulanco / Winonan The body of Winona State University student Chukwudi Benjamin “Ben” Onyeaghala of White Bear Lake, Minn. was found in the Mississippi River on Oct. 16. In response to his death, the Winona State community held a candle light vigil, and personal friends of Onyeaghala created a GoFundMe…

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