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Why you need to do more than think and pray

Why you need to do more than think and pray

Brianna Schreurs

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The massacre in Las Vegas killed 58 people and wounded 489 at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, according to USA TODAY. The pain has been felt across the country. This is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Terrible things happen every day, and sometimes, like last w...

Embrace Hobo Week and participate

Embrace Hobo Week and participate

Editorial Board

October 11, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Hobo Day is known as the biggest one-day event in the Dakotas and longest-standing tradition of South Dakota State University. With a full week of historical events, the celebrations culminate in Saturday’s parade led by the Pride of the Dakotas prior to the football game. For one member of our Ed...

Lessons learned in a small town

Rachel Astleford

September 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Recent conversations with peers have made me begin to reflect on the little town in South Dakota I grew up in.  People seemed to be surprised at how few things I had in my hometown. Others were just surprised at what I had never done before, or couldn’t do until now.   Before college, I n...

Trump’s boycott of the NFL might actually work

Ben Hummel

September 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Trump’s meddling in the NFL is childish and scary at the same time. As the national anthem played before Sunday’s game, more than 20 players from the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars were united in protest on the far side of the field, some kneeling, some with arms locked. Presuma...

What you need to learn about your autonomy

Micayla TerWee

September 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A few days ago, I was listening to an episode from the podcast “She Explores” titled “Permission Slip.” The podcast discussed feeling the need to ask for permission before you try something new. As I listened to the podcast, I began to evaluate how often we, as college students, ask or ...

Live a little: take a break

Live a little: take a break

Brianna Schreurs

September 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When I find myself in times of trouble, Ferris Bueller comes to me, speaking words of wisdom: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”’ The life of a student is stressful. Obligations pile up and homework and studying seem unending. It...

Why you should show appreciation for local newspapers

September 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The week of Oct. 1 is National Newspaper Week, an opportunity to recognize the important role newspapers play in our country.  In South Dakota alone, there are 126 newspapers, some of which have been published for more than a century.  Those newspapers employ hardworking reporters and others who...

Write a Letter to the Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Write a letter to the editor. Please have a maximum of 250 words if possible. Thank you. -The Editor