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ISSUE: Noem’s new mansion at expense of our taxes

ISSUE: Noem’s new mansion at expense of our taxes

Editorial Board November 30, 2021

A report was released by the Argus Leader announcing that Gov. Kristi Noem spent more than $68,000 of taxpayer money on decorations for the Governor’s mansion.  The reports date back to Jan. 5, 2019,...

ISSUES: Sesame Street, loan forgiveness and more

ISSUES: Sesame Street, loan forgiveness and more

Editorial Board November 16, 2021

A lot of stuff happened this week. Really though, there were quite a few topics the Editorial Board had to choose from this week and, well, we’re not always a decisive group. So, instead of choosing...

Issue: The Metaverse is Meta-stupid

Issue: The Metaverse is Meta-stupid

Editorial Board November 2, 2021

Mark Zuckerberg has done it again. Last Thursday, the Facebook CEO announced that Facebook would be rebranding to Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short, and would no longer be considered a social media...

Issue: The post-9/11 world is the only world we know

Issue: The post-9/11 world is the only world we know

Editorial Board September 14, 2021

One of the most tragic days in U.S. and world history was last Saturday: 9/11. While older generations remember the day vividly, college students don’t know a pre-9/11 world. We don’t know a world...

Editorial: Student media has a fresh new look

Editorial: Student media has a fresh new look

Collegian Editorial Board August 31, 2021

This summer, a lot of changes were made to student media on campus, including The Collegian and KSDJ. Our paper has officially collaborated with the School of Communication and Journalism, and with that...

Issue: First MegaKota, now this?

Issue: First MegaKota, now this?

Editorial Board March 31, 2021

Rep. Jeremy Munson (MN-R) recently suggested a proposal to allow counties of Minnesota to leave the state and join South Dakota.  The proposal, largely promoted on Twitter, has almost no chance of...

Issue: Unfairness in women’s sports

Issue: Unfairness in women’s sports

Editorial Board March 25, 2021

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) is taking heat from both sides amidst her actions on a controversial bill designed to bar trangender athletes from competing in sports. Noem issued a “style and form veto”...

Issue: When given the chance, get the vaccine

Issue: When given the chance, get the vaccine

Editorial Board March 19, 2021

The South Dakota Department of Health announced March 10 that vaccine distribution would include everyone in “priority group 1D,” which includes university staff and students living in congregate settings.  In...

Issue: Spring break is a great time to relax, but do it safely.

Issue: Spring break is a great time to relax, but do it safely.

Editorial Board March 2, 2021

Spring break is a time we all look forward to. A break from classes, a chance to relax and hit up the coolest spring break vacation destinations. This year though, students should maybe skip their trips...

Issue: Civil literacy critical for college students

Issue: Civil literacy critical for college students

Editorial Board February 23, 2021

We hear it a lot, but government, at all levels, has an impact on our lives.  From Washington D.C. to the city council, decisions are made about our lives. Understanding the operation of the government...

Issue: Voters’ wishes overturned due to amendment technicalities.

Issue: Voters’ wishes overturned due to amendment technicalities.

Editorial Board February 10, 2021

Amendment A, which legalized recreational marijuana in South Dakota and was approved by 54% of voters in the 2020 general election, was declared unconstitutional by a South Dakota court this week.  A...

Issue: Anti-vaccination bill tone deaf to current health crisis

Issue: Anti-vaccination bill tone deaf to current health crisis

Editorial Board February 2, 2021

In the midst of a global pandemic, where emphasis on the healthcare profession is more important than ever, a legislator in Pierre is pushing to add exemptions for vaccinations.  House Bill 1097 is...

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