The Lost Boys

Jake Nordbye, Guest Blogger
March 23, 2015 • 66 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 »

Black Hills State University Underground Campus Soon To Be Available for BHSU Students

Black Hills State University Underground Campus Soon To Be Available for BHSU Students

Alison Turner, Science Writer
February 26, 2015 • 137 views
Filed under News, Science, Showcase

The Black Hills State University Underground Campus (BHUC) will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2015. The campus will be housed in a cavern at 4,850 feet underground at the Sanford Lab in Lead, S.D. This underground campus will allow college students to further their education as well as participate... Read more »

Student Spends Summer at NASA

Danielle Doney, Contributing Writer
October 24, 2014 • 40 views
Filed under News, Science

What first comes to mind when you think about a career at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration? Is it astronomy? Physics? Engineering? Do you think of space explorations and astronauts? Senior Clair Anderson has given us a reason to change that. When you think of a career at NASA, think... Read more »

BHSU Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

BHSU Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

Amy Varland , Senior Editor
October 24, 2014 • 19 views
Filed under News, Science

Black Hills State University received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. University officials say the money will be used to enhance campus science lab capabilities and increase involvement between the college and scientists at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. BHSU... Read more »

Dr. Downing researches new species of wasp

Dr. Downing researches new species of wasp

Melisa Revilla, Photojournalist/Fact Checker
December 2, 2013 • 118 views
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Dr. Holly Downing is ex dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and an active faculty member. She finished her undergraduate degree at Smith College in Massachusetts and received her Ph.D. in entomology from the University Of... Read more »

Students assist in building Majorana Demonstrator shield

Students assist in building Majorana Demonstrator shield

Chris Day, Science Editor
December 1, 2013 • 146 views
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The Majorana Demonstrator is being built at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, S.D. This detector is being built to search for Neutrionoless Double Beta Decay. This is a very rare form of radioactive decay. Black... Read more »

‘Take Back the Night’ raises awareness about sexual and domestic violence

Alyssa Gonshorowski, Staff Writer
December 1, 2013 • 75 views
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Every year both men and women are subjected to shame and guilt at the hands of another. Why, you ask? They are the victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.  People are victimized and taken advantage of by a perpetrator.... Read more »

Scientist studies lichens in Denali National Park

Scientist studies lichens in Denali National Park

Chris Day, Science Editor
November 23, 2013 • 123 views
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Dr. Peter Nelson was the guest speaker on Oct. 18. Dr. Nelson is a post-doctoral researcher at Oregon State University in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. He studies Lichens in different parts of the world. Lichens are plant like structures that grow in harsh environments such... Read more »

Fluctuating temperatures spell trouble for South Dakota ranchers

Fluctuating temperatures spell trouble for South Dakota ranchers

Amanda McNeary , Contributing Writer
November 21, 2013 • 405 views
Filed under Science, Showcase

Just a few short years ago drought plagued the state. The grass shriveled and died, becoming brown under the yellow sun. Though the fireworks displays had long been a staple in South Dakota, fear of lighting pastures ablaze and... Read more »

Lead scientists experiment with dark matter detector

Isaac Hanson, Staff Writer
November 16, 2013 • 31 views
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Scientists at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead released the results from the first Large Underground Xenon, or LUX, experiment on Oct. 30 during a seminar. Brown University physicist Rick Gaitskell... Read more »