The Lost Boys

Jake Nordbye, Guest Blogger
March 23, 2015 • 100 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 • 49 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 • 65 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 • 73 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 • 77 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 »

The Art of Assessing Performance

The Art of Assessing Performance

Jake Nordbye, Guest Blogger
February 9, 2015 • 98 views
Filed under Blog

Part 1: Errors     “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” -John Wooden-   His swing from the left side of the plate was natural. His bat was quick through the hitting zone, and from his feet to his core to his hands, he was “biomechanically... Read more »

The “R” Word Has Negative Impact

Dustie M. Clements, Contributing Writer
May 2, 2014 • 140 views
Filed under Opinions

When people call something or someone "retarded" they do not realize the affect that they are having on those around them. Oxforddictionaries.com said the word retard originated from the French word ‘retarder’ and from the Latin word ‘retardare’ meaning slow or mentally handicapped and also... Read more »

Animal Project

Cynthia Herndon, Contributing Writer
April 25, 2014 • 101 views
Filed under Opinions, Video

All Good Things Must Come to an End

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Ashley Grable, Visual Editor
April 17, 2014 • 108 views
Filed under Opinions

As I am wrapping up my final semester here at Black Hills State University, it takes me back to all the things I’ve done while I was here. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work on staff for the campus newspaper as Visual Editor. This job was much different than what I originally expected,... Read more »

Memories to Last a Lifetime

Jenna Carda, Assistant Editor
April 17, 2014 • 112 views
Filed under Opinions

The past four years at Black Hills State University have been filled with memories. From being new to the Black Hills as a freshman, to calling Spearfish home today – I wouldn’t trade the roller coaster of emotions if I had the choice. Originally I began my college career with a business degree... Read more »