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Chuck Raasch leads discussion during the Daschle Dialogues event with Jonathan Karl and Senator Tom Daschle Sunday night at the Performing Arts Center.

SDSU hosts ABC Journalist; Jonathon Karl talks politics, Trump, journalism at SDSU event

Jacob Boyko, News Editor (He/Him) September 27, 2022

A nationally recognized television journalist made his way to South Dakota State University this past weekend where he shared his experiences in Washington and discussed a political snapshot of where the...

Thune, Carr speak on importance of internet for future of SD Ag

Thune, Carr speak on importance of internet for future of SD Ag

Brock Brown, Reporter (He/Him) May 7, 2021

South Dakota State University had U.S. Sen. John Thune and Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr impressed by the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center. Thune and Carr were...

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...

Brookings County breaks records for 2020 election

Brookings County breaks records for 2020 election

Andrew Rasmussen, Reporter (He/him) November 17, 2020

The 2020 election has come and gone, ending with some historic results in South Dakota. Brookings County, home to part of District 4 and all of District 7, saw a 74.9% voter turnout during the general...

Current presidential administration detrimental to LGBTQ rights

Current presidential administration detrimental to LGBTQ rights

Bailey Biegler, Guest Columnist (She/her) November 17, 2020

While these last eight months have been awful to say the least, the outcome of this election was one of the few positives. The current president and his administration have repeatedly made jabs at the...

Territories and states do not vote; people do

Territories and states do not vote; people do

Becca Ady, Guest Columnist (She/her) November 17, 2020

When looking at past elections, there have been instances where the winner of the popular vote has not won the presidency because of the electoral college. No other developed country has an electoral...

OPINION: politicians attire can influence audience perception

OPINION: politicians’ attire can influence audience perception

Andre Gary-Mack, Opinion Editor (He/him) November 3, 2020

Most people don't often think of fashion and politics as going hand in hand. Well in fact, they do. A lot of what happens in this multibillion-dollar industry works hand in hand with policies, bills and...

Signature requirements reduce likelihood of ballot measures in 2022

Signature requirements reduce likelihood of ballot measures in 2022

Tim Morgan, Reporter (He/Him) October 6, 2020

COVID-19 may keep initiated measures or constitutional amendments off the 2022 ballot in South Dakota. In South Dakota, citizens can get changes to state laws or amendments to the state constitution on...

Important questions answered on election integrity in South Dakota

Important questions answered on election integrity in South Dakota

Megan Bertsch, Copy Editor (She/Her) September 29, 2020

The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls hosted a panel to discuss election integrity in South Dakota Sept. 14. “Although we have been conducting elections in this nation for well over centuries, the...

Vote. Its that simple.

Vote. It’s that simple.

College Republicans September 29, 2020

With the 2020 election right around the corner, we have one simple message: Vote. During the 2018 midterm election, voter turnout in the 18-29 age range was 36%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While...

A multitude of worries

A multitude of worries

College Democrats September 29, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s journey to the presidential nomination has certainly been tumultuous. While maybe not every Democrat’s first-choice candidate, Joe Biden’s left-centrist positions...

Election 2016 vs. 2020: Whats changed, whats stayed the same?

Election 2016 vs. 2020: What’s changed, what’s stayed the same?

Jordan Rusche, Lifestyles Editor (She/Her) September 29, 2020

With another presidential election right around the corner, students and staff at South Dakota State University may wonder just how different this year’s election will be compared to the 2016 election. David...

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