Archive for March, 2017

Security, sheriff’s department simulate active shooter

March 29, 2017

Cheney Mason / Winonan Bystanders in Minné Hall waited as Deputy John Hazelton held a gun, ready to fire. The blank shots, loud and booming as if the gun were full of real bullets, were fired during the ALICE Active Shooter Response Training on the afternoon of Sunday, March 26. “It definitely makes you think […]

Winona State students win statewide Ballot Bowl

March 29, 2017

Maddie Swenson / Winonan Winona State University was awarded for its participation the Ballot Bowl, created by Minnesota Secretary of State, Steve Simon. The students were rewarded for registering 1,861 new Minnesota voters. The percentage of student voters was 21 percent. “Those are mind blowing numbers,” Simon said. “[They] didn’t let the intensity of the […]

Profile: NSIC ‘Newcomer of the Year’

March 29, 2017

Elizabeth Pulanco / Winonan At the beginning of March, Winona State University first-year student Kathleen Taylor was awarded the NSIC “Newcomer of the Year” award. Taylor also qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in shot put and is currently ranked seventh in the nation. Taylor, a Hayward, Wisc. native, has been throwing for six years, […]

Film in review: ‘Power Rangers’

March 29, 2017

Nathaniel Nelson / Winonan To be completely honest, “Power Rangers” is an objectively bad film. The dialogue is shoddy and forced, the plot is a nonsensical corporate sponsored ad for donuts and the teen heroes are as angsty as you can get. This isn’t just an adaptation of a campy kids TV show from the […]

Winona State’s famous K9 relieves student stress

March 29, 2017

Sara Tiradossi / Winonan At a time of the semester when deadlines are quickly approaching and students find themselves wrapping up their classes, Winona State University provides a chance to relax with a furry friend. Winston, a therapy dog, is trained to provide affection and comfort, according to Winona State Counselor and Winston’s handler Lynda […]

Rugby confident after season opener loss

March 29, 2017

By Emma Cavanaugh / Winonan Normally, a 52-10 loss would devastate a team. This was not the case for the Winona State University Women’s rugby team, the Black Katts, in their season opener on Saturday, March 25 against the University of Minnesota Gophers. “Me and my teammates thought that the match went very well, although […]

Wrestling club visits nationals

March 29, 2017

Winona State athlete earns ‘All-American’ status Michaela Gaffke / Winonan The Winona State University wrestling club competed at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships, a three-day event where sophomore Giovanni Guarnero placed sixth, making him Winona State’s first All-American wrestler. The top eight wrestlers in each weight class are considered to be “All-American” wrestlers. […]

An open letter to WSU president, Dr. Scott Olson

March 29, 2017

As our WSU website proclaims, we are a community of learners with the mission to improve our world. Our mission is a lofty one that challenges us as both an individual and a community to strive toward that end. We can be hopeful that one day our mission will be fulfilled. However, as of today, […]

Warrior Debate: delegates versus public opinion

March 29, 2017

Olivia Volkman-Johnson/Winonan Winona State University Student Senate has been grappling with the debate over whether the outcome of elections and votes should be based on the popular vote, or a governing body of delegates. Student Senate held its fourth Warrior Debate last Tuesday in the Phelps Hall TV Studio. The debate focused around the question, […]

Winona State presents ‘The Ugly Duckling’

March 29, 2017

Warriors 4-14 overall after double headers

March 29, 2017

Game recaps contributed by Winona State University Athletics Edited for brevity and clarity The Winona State Warriors (4-14) coming off of a three win weekend, took on the Bemidji State Beavers (7-13) on a double header Sunday, March 26 at Maxwell-Loughrey Field. The Warriors took game one after a six run first inning and Mitchell Stalsberg’s 10-strikeout […]

Student Senate hears budget plans, new residence life proposal

March 22, 2017

Sara Tiradossi / Winonan Winona State University Chief Financial Officer Scott Ellinghuysen said the university will put continue a $4 million budget reduction for the 2017-2018 school year, to combat the budget deficit of that same size. The student senate discussed this budget reduction as well as other topics at the weekly meeting on Wednesday, […]

Baseball wins 3 of 4 home opener games

March 22, 2017

Danny Moriarty / Winonan Winona State University baseball finished their home opener weekend by taking home the win in the first three of four games. The Warriors’ double headers against the University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagles began Sunday, March 19. Junior Mitchell Stalsberg had an 11-strikeout complete game performance that boosted the Warriors to […]

‘Low-key’ bar opens in downtown Winona

March 22, 2017

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 […]

Softball splits six-game weekend play

March 22, 2017

Adam Kirk / Winonan The Winona State University softball team won three games during their six-game roadtrip to St. Joseph, Mo. last weekend. The Warriors began their away games with two losses against the Pittsburg State University Gorillas and the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos on Friday, March 17. Winona State gave up two runs […]