Critical Teacher Shortage in South Dakota

Jake Nordbye, Guest Blogger
April 27, 2015 • 504 views
Filed under Blog, Community, Opinions

In a few weeks more than 400 students will graduate from Black Hills State – and as a part largest teacher education program in the state of South Dakota – many of those grads will be pursuing jobs in education. The job search will begin, and these talented new teachers will eventually make a choice... Read more »

A Mouthpiece For Martyrdom

Stephen Farghali, Senior Editor
April 15, 2015 • 305 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 • 454 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 • 316 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 »

The Lost Boys

Jake Nordbye, Guest Blogger
April 11, 2015 • 119 views
Filed under Blog, Culture, Opinions

Part III   Parts I and II of this series looked at emerging research that boys around the world in school are struggling in school, and... 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 • 535 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 • 133 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 trapped... Read more »

The Lost Boys

Jake Nordbye, Guest Blogger
March 23, 2015 • 316 views
Filed under Blog, Culture, Opinions, Science

Part I The 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... Read more »

March 21, 2015 • 150 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 • 152 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 »