A stroll through Spearfish Canyon will show that leaves are starting to change colors. This is essentially due to the breaking down of chlorophyll. The thought of why leaves change colors and why each tree has different colored leaves is rarely a common thought, but not to Black Hills State University’s... Read more »
On Wednesday, October 28, Dr. Mark Serreze, a research scientist at the University of Colorado National Snow and Ice Data Center – part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences – visited the Black Hills State University campus to give a lecture on global warming and melting... Read more »
Springing clocks forward can create the illusion of losing an hour of sleep. However, that hour is returned the first Sunday of November when your clock falls back. This creates one more hour of daylight in the evening versus in the morning. Countries closer to the equator do not participate in daylight... Read more »
On an early November morning, Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Dan Durben took his physics class out to the old practice field to learn something cool about physics. As the air filled with smoke the students’ minds filled with wonder. Durben teaches the basic physics class that meets Tuesdays... Read more »
Images depicting outdoor activities, landscapes, and lifestyles was the subject of this competition.
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 »
The Black Hills State University’s Sustainability project ‘Spearfish Local’ helps local farmers and producers to promote healthy food by making the community aware of the project. The project encourages the economy’s growth and invites more farmers to grow fresh vegetables in South Dakota. ‘Spearfish... Read more »
Black Hills State University’s Alternative Spring Break is a club on campus that spent over a week making a difference in Memphis, Tenn. The students spent the majority of their trip learning about the impact that trash has on the environment – along with other unforgettable experiences. In Memphis,... Read more »