Archive for April, 2017

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, […]

Tennis heads to conference tournament

April 19, 2017

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,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Student designs longboard racks

April 19, 2017

Colin Kohrs / Winonan Longboarders and skateboarders grab a padlock, because board racks are coming to the Winona State University campus. These racks are being locally manufactured by Winona Welding and Sand Blasting—and they were designed by a Winona State student, Calvin Johnson, a fourth-year public relations major. Calvin Johnson like many other students close to […]

Chartwells holds discussions, focus groups

April 19, 2017

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 […]

Softball ends week with four wins

April 19, 2017

Emma Cavanaugh / Winonan Winona State University softball started out the week with a slump. They lost two games against Minnesota State University, Mankato at the beginning of the week, losing the first game 0-1 and the second 2-5. Junior infielder Lani Van Zyl shared her views on their losses from the week. “This week […]

Show in review: ’13 Reasons Why’

April 19, 2017

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 […]

Students learn peacebuilding career skills

April 19, 2017

Maddie Swenson / Winonan David Smith, author of “Peace Jobs and a Students Guide to Start Working for Peace”, said “there are a lot of challenges in society.” This idea is the centerpiece for the workshops Smith gives on building careers in peace. On Tuesday, April 11, Smith gave one of these workshops on the […]

Fraternity hosts community 5K

April 19, 2017

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 […]

Film in review: ‘The Discovery’

April 12, 2017

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 […]

Winona County hosts discussion against stalking

April 12, 2017

Cheney Mason / Winonan More than a dozen students from Winona State University and members of the Winona community gathered at the Winona County History Center for a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week event. Jane Straub, victim assistant specialist from the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center in Minneapolis, talked to the group about stalking. “I think […]

Baseball splits weekend away games

April 12, 2017

Danny Moriarty / Winonan The Winona State University baseball team ended another weekend by dividing four games against the University of Sioux Falls Cougars. Junior Mitchell Stahlsburg let up two hits and put down 10 batters on strikes in the first game Friday, April 7. As the game continued, Sioux Falls took advantage of early […]

Students present at annual research conference

April 12, 2017

Olivia Volkman-Johnson / Winonan For the third time, Winona State University hosted the sixth annual Minnesota Conference of Undergraduate Scholarly and Creative Activity. The event, which featured 62 poster and oral presentations by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities students, took place on Monday, April 3 in Kryzsko Commons. Conference coordinator Mingrui Zhang is a professor […]

Andy Grammer takes Winona State’s stage

April 12, 2017

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 […]