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H2O Project organizes 5K to build wells in Liberia

April 23, 2014

Jessica Bendzick/ Winonan Around 780 million people worldwide lack access to clean water, and H20 Project is striving to put an end to this thirst. This Sunday, Winona State University H2O Project is hosting a 5K road race to raise money to bring community-owned wells to Liberia, Africa. Funds from participants of the 5K will […]

TRiO Project collects textbooks and school supplies for donation

April 23, 2014

Andrew Fitzgerald/ Winonan With the end of the school year fast approaching, summer vacation is a highly anticipated prospect for many students and faculty members at Winona State University. For others, attention is turning immediately to the fall 2014 semester and the influx of new students it will bring. The TRiO student leaders club is […]

Senior concert: a last performance

April 23, 2014

Leah Perri/ Winonan Winona State University’s theater and dance department hosted the Senior Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 15 on the Main Stage of the Performing Arts Center. The show featured tap, ballet, hip-hop and jazz pieces choreographed by Winona State seniors involved in the dance department. Auditions […]

WSU sues, replaces damaged trees

April 23, 2014

Jordan Gerard/ Winonan Winona State campus trees will be replanted due to an herbicide which killed evergreen and seedless leaves trees. In 2010, Winona State University purchased an herbicide called Imprelis from the DuPont Company, a chemical manufacturer, to kill weeds. Biology professor Bruno Borsari said the herbicide affects the trees on campus by not […]

Warriors increase winning streak to 14

April 23, 2014

Sam Thiel/ Winonan The Winona State University softball team tested its eight-game winning streak against the NSIC-leading school, Minnesota State and came away with a couple of victories last Tuesday in Winona. An outing from Ashley Walker took the first game, 2-1, in eight innings. With some explosion on the offense, the sweep was completed […]

Earth Day safety announcement

April 23, 2014

Contributed by Tia Opelt If you are driving around Winona on Saturday April 26th, please take extra caution. There will be Earth Day city transit buses, along with walkers and bikers around the downtown area. If you are a biker please remember to ride on the right side of the road, riding with traffic, not […]

Classic fairytales get an artistic spin

April 23, 2014

Elizabeth Pulanco/ Winonan Last week, the Watkins Hall Gallery showcased “Once Upon a Time,” a graphic arts show, which featured different interpretations of classic fairytales. “Beauty and the Beast,” “Alice in Wonderland,”  “Pinocchio” and “Little Red Riding Hood” were the fairytales displayed by the senior graphic art students. The observers were transported into each story […]

Letter: how my university failed me

April 23, 2014

Contributed by Alex Paulson “A community of learners improving our world.” Recently, I have spent many mornings sipping coffee, contemplating this slogan emblazoned on the busiest street in Winona.  However, in my experience at Winona State the only word that might be true is italicized. I don’t disagree that we are here to learn, but what […]

Spring break day and what it means

April 23, 2014

Marcia Ratliff/ Winonan Students at Winona State University have likely noticed Spring Break Day fell on Good Friday this year. What many students may not have noticed is that Spring Break Day is not always on Good Friday. Nancy Jannik, associate vice president for academic affairs, graduate studies and grants and special initiatives, has worked […]

Women’s tennis concludes regular season

April 23, 2014

Dillon Hogan/ Winonan The Winona State women’s tennis team played its two final home matches this past weekend. The Warriors completed their conference effort last weekend and concluded their regular season with matches against The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Luther College. The Warriors played UW-La Crosse to a close match with a late, clutch […]

Talk to me: Bekah Bailey speaks out

April 23, 2014

Hannah Jones/ Winonan Bekah Bailey is a sophomore at Winona State University. She has chosen a double major in theater, and leadership and advocacy and has never had any trouble speaking up for herself. She is also four feet tall. Bailey, along with her mother and younger sister, has dwarfism. Growing up in Coon Rapids, […]

A tale of triumph and inspiration

April 23, 2014

Sam Stetzer/ Winonan Six years ago, Amanda Burggraff received life changing  news as a high school student. In February of her sophomore year of high school, Burggraff was diagnosed with rare APL leukemia requiring intensive chemotherapy. The cancer, causing blood to clot in her heart, spleen and brain, resulted in Burggraff suffering a small stroke, […]

Warrior baseball splits at home and takes three

April 23, 2014

Allison Mueller/ Winonan The Winona State University baseball team played on their home field Tuesday, April 15, splitting two games against Wayne State. The Warriors fell to Wayne State in game one, 1-0, a close game described by head coach Kyle Poock as “a pitcher’s duel.” Winona State’s pitcher Tyler Zemla threw eight shutout innings […]

Warriors finish third in Phil Esten Challenge

April 23, 2014

TJ Leverentz/ Winonan The Winona State track and field team traveled to La Crosse, Wis. to compete in the Phil Esten Challenge this past weekend. The Warriors totaled 103 points to finish third, while the host team, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, won the meet with a total of 203 points. The Warriors achieved four […]

Letter: a good run

April 23, 2014

Marcia Ratliff/ Winonan It’s a little weird for me to be writing a letter to the editor, because for the past three-and-a-half years I have been employed at the Winonan in some way. But now, with my graduation speeding up in front of me like the end of a dock above a deep blue lake, […]