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What are your Expectations for Fall of 2018

What are your Expectations for Fall of 2018

Sarah Ponwith, Editor and Chief

August 20, 2018


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Parker Schlenker Freshman Art Major "Hope to do my best and still have fun."   Lavia Johnson (left) Freshman Photography Major "Don't procrastinate."   Madi Torczon (middle) Freshman Biology Major "Straight A's."   Brenna Wolkel (right) Freshman ...

SELC Hires New Staff for 2017- 2018 to Increase Student Involvement

SELC Hires New Staff for 2017- 2018 to Increase Student Involvement

July 31, 2018


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The upcoming school year marks a new era for the Student Engagement and Leadership Center (SELC). Assistant Director of Student Union Activities, Erica Whitiker added three new student employees and a graduate assistant to the team.   Whitiker said, “I feel like my needs are being sup...

How to Keep your Brain Active

How to Keep your Brain Active

July 25, 2018


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Through aging, your brain’s cognitive reserve (its ability to withstand neurological damage through aging and other factors without showing signs of memory loss or slowing) can decrease as well. This can make it more difficult to perform mental tasks as you get older.   But you can decrease the likelihood of this happening to your brain. When you go to the gym to train and strengthen your muscles and maintain them over time, you can train your brain to be more active.   Without having to go to the gym, you can also train your brain activity...

I Graduated! Now What?

I Graduated! Now What?

July 20, 2018


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At long last, the moment I had been counting down throughout my college career was finally here. No more homework, how to keep in touch with my friends, and getting home safely the next day were just a few of the thoughts that swirled in my brain prior to the graduation ceremony. Two months and a summer...

Jace DeCory Reflects on 33-year BHSU American Indian Studies Legacy

Jace DeCory Reflects on 33-year BHSU American Indian Studies Legacy

Abena Songbird, Contributing Writer

July 19, 2018


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“Know who you are.  Be true to your own spirit.  Find your passion in life.  Mine has been learning & teaching.  It has not been “work.”  Each one of us are put on this earth for a purpose.  Do your best to fulfill that purpose, in the most positive way you can, be well.”  Love, Mato...

CBD Oil Holds the Benefits of Medicine Without the High 

CBD Oil Holds the Benefits of Medicine Without the High 

Scott Ponwith, Contributing Writer

July 18, 2018


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Many people are seeking holistic ideas to help achieve and maintain a healthy mental and physical well-being.  Prescription medications often come with unwanted side effects. Cannabidiol is an alternative that many people are discovering.    CBD is identified in the cannabis plant and is j...

Government to Blame for Student Debt Crisis in U.S.

Government to Blame for Student Debt Crisis in U.S.

Ashton Beck, Social Media Manager

July 16, 2018


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Hundreds of thousands of students across the United States are impacted by varying levels of student loan debt. Virtually everyone knows someone that caries the burden of paying down a metaphorical mountain of student debt. The biggest problem with this situation is that graduates do not get a job...

Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

Isabel Litzen and Ian Osborn

April 22, 2018


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M HillA M Hill, located in Rapid City, is also referred to as Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park because as a memorial to her parents, Edna Marie Larsen created a trust for the trails to be developed from. There is roughly 20 miles of hiking trails all over the mountain, and is easily accessible to anyone...

CRUX Climbing Club to Host First Annual Spearfish Scramble on April 28th

CRUX Climbing Club to Host First Annual Spearfish Scramble on April 28th

Ian Osborn, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2018


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As the snow starts to melt and the temps begin to rise, the hermits of a frigid South Dakotan winter crawl off their couches and venture out to bask in the much-needed sun rays of spring. The members of the community are able to spend more time doing the things they love – the things that...

Students Walk Out of Class in Protest When They Should Walk Up

Students Walk Out of Class in Protest When They Should Walk Up

Isabel Litzen, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2018


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Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. experienced a shooting on Feb. 14 where 17 teachers and students were shot and killed. Since the shooting, students in New York City, Chicago, Santa Monica, Newtown and many additional cities and towns have been walking out of their classrooms...

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