A Mouthpiece For Martyrdom

Stephen Farghali, Senior Editor
April 15, 2015 • 90 views
Filed under News, Opinions

In a 2006 publication titled “Al-Qaeda’s Constructivist Turn,” author Marc Lynch quotes Ayman al-Zawahiri, the current leader of al-Qaeda, in saying “We are in a battle, and more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media…we are in a media battle for the hearts... Read more »

Breastfeeding a Natural Healthy Way to Feed Your baby

Anne Orban, Content Editor
April 15, 2015 • 157 views
Filed under Culture, Health & Wellness, Opinions, Science

When mothers have a new baby, they may contemplate whether to breastfeed or bottle feed. In the last few years, the conversation about breastfeeding has become more prevelant. Now organizations like Free the Nipple are becoming more and more active in promoting public breastfeeding. While some believe... Read more »

Art Pushes the Meaning of Beauty

Alexis Shaffer, Contributing Writer
April 12, 2015 • 30 views
Filed under Art & Entertainment, Health & Wellness, Opinions

The term beauty – when referring to art – is an interaction between line, color, form, texture, motion, shape and size that is pleasant to the eye. Beauty has traditionally been counted among the ultimate values. But what makes art beautiful? The relationship between the mind and the emotions,... Read more »

‘Birdman’ Gives Insight Into Need to Respect Art

‘Birdman’ Gives Insight Into Need to Respect Art

Jeff Smith, Senior Editor
April 9, 2015 • 390 views
Filed under Art & Entertainment, Culture, Opinions, Showcase

“He's gonna get on stage and risk everything. What’re you gonna be doing?” This is one of the quotes from the film “Birdman” that depicts the coarse and sometimes unforgiving attitude of the film. This movie has many themes and talented actors that depict a play that is struggling in its final... Read more »

The Lost Boys

Jake Nordbye, Guest Blogger
March 29, 2015 • 66 views
Filed under Blog, Opinions

Part II     The gap in gender inequality in education worldwide is widening, but not in the direction many might think.   Part I of this blog explored recent findings that boys are increasingly... Read more »

The Lost Boys

Jake Nordbye, Guest Blogger
March 23, 2015 • 164 views
Filed under Blog, Culture, Opinions, Science

Part 1The Gender Gap Nick’s bored. He’s had a thousand-yard stare for much of the preparation for the upcoming standardized tests. Occasionally, he tunes in long enough to get the answer and then he’s off again in his own mind. He wears a traditional ponytail... Read more »

March 21, 2015 • 101 views
Filed under Art & Entertainment, Cartoon, Opinions

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Will Senate Bill 132 Help Lure Teachers to Struggling Districts in South Dakota?

Jake Nordbye, Guest Blogger
March 9, 2015 • 92 views
Filed under Blog, News, Opinions

Last week, I wrote about the need for state government to offer incentives to help attract new teachers, especially on South Dakota reservations. On Wednesday, Lawmakers took an important step, passing a bill that will allow school districts to recruit teachers by providing certain financial incentives. Senate... Read more »

The Achievement Gap on the Reservation – A Counter Narrative

Jake Nordbye, Guest Blogger
March 9, 2015 • 95 views
Filed under Blog, Culture, Opinions

Rosie rarely speaks in class. On this cold winter morning she stares out the classroom window as the wind steamrolls the tall grass on the plains of the Rosebud Indian Reservation. After a moment of speculation, she goes back to work on her latest science project with the rest of the 8th graders. In... Read more »

The Art of Assessment

Jake Nordbye, Guest Blogger
February 16, 2015 • 110 views
Filed under Blog

Part 2: Trust, not Fear     On the surface, the two head coaches in Super Bowl XLIX could not be more different. Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks is considered the excitable, passionate, modern-day players coach. Bill Belichick, head... Read more »