Student advocates for diabetes awareness

April 19, 2017

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 Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 2017 Call to Congress

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Students fund company with WarriorsINNOVATE challenge

April 19, 2017

Cheney Mason / Winonan Four finalists at Winona State University competed in the WarriorsINNOVATE challenge on Monday, April 10, for $5,000 each to jump start their companies. Treedome Productions and Children of Incarcerated Parents were the two winners of the challenge. Children of Incarcerated Parents is a nonprofit summer program to support children dealing with incarcerated parents and reduce the child’s chance of being incarcerated. Treedome productions, started by Micheal Pelley, a junior public relations major, Ben Strand, a fifth year

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Tennis heads to conference tournament

April 19, 2017
Junior Justine Daane hits the ball across the court during a singles match against Luther College on Thursday April, 13 at John Nett Recreation Center in Winona. (Photo by Taylor Nyman)

Maddie Warzeka / Winonan

This past weekend ended the regular season for Winona State University’s women’s tennis team.

Their final match of the season was against Decorah, Iowa’s Luther College. Coach Heather Pierce shared her thoughts before the match.

“Luther is always a strong program, so it will be a good test for our girls,” Pierce said.

Even though the match against Luther College was not a part of the conference matches, the  girls played hard, winning the match 7-2. Juniors Justine Daane and Rachel Gantz, and first-years Kendra Kappes, Tayla Card and Katie Scruggs all won their singles matches for Winona State.

Not only did the girls take the singles matches, but two out of three of the doubles matches went into tie breakers. Daane and first-year Kaisey Skibba won 9-8 (7-5). Kappes and Gantz won 9-8 (7-4).

Kappes held on to her winning streak, ending the season with only three losses at the number four singles position, as well as her four game winning streak at number two doubles with Gantz.

“My biggest supporters are my family, especially my parents. I can’t remember the last match they weren’t at,” Kappes said.

With her supporters by her side, Kappes and the Warriors will head into the conference tournament this Saturday against Bemidji State University.

Daane shared that they achieved their original team goal.

“At the beginning of the season we set goals as a team and individuals. Our team goal was to make it to the conference tournament,” Daane said.

Open letter to the editor

April 19, 2017

A few weeks ago a sign was removed from each of the bathroom doors of the Lutheran Campus Center (LCC). The LCC shares space with Mugby Junction, so I wondered if the owner or manager of the coffee shop had removed the signs; they hadn’t. I printed two new signs and posted them on the doors, perturbed by the initial removal. Then I sat in on a KEAP Council meeting and became more than perturbed, for I learned that safe space decals had been removed from the doors of twenty-four reported professors (as of April 5.) I made the connection and realized it was past time for me to speak up as pastor of the LCC.

The LCC has a long history of being an affirming and welcoming place for LGBTQIA+ persons. As a pastor of this community, I consider it my responsibility and calling to be out with this message: We do not condone hate speech nor hate crimes, and removing signs that read: “It’s not about bathrooms as it was never about water fountains” is hateful. Removing safe space decals is hateful. Furthermore, the removal of these declarations of sanctuary is cowardly.

The LCC will continue to stand with our LGBTQIA+ siblings and will continue to strive to be a place and ministry worthy of the name “safe space.” You can remove a sign on a door, but you cannot take that away.

KEAP on,

Pastor Corrine Haulotte

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April 19, 2017

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, […]

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