BHSU Media

Candidates compete for presidency of Student Senate

April 8, 2019

Filed under Campus, Jacket Journal, Politics, Showcase

Making crucial decisions, discussing riveting issues and educating students on important information, Black Hills State University’s Student Senate has proven to hold immense power on campus. Following spring break, Student Senate will be electing a new President and Vice President. From there,...

White-nose syndrome threatens South Dakota bat populations

April 8, 2019

Filed under Feature, Jacket Journal, Showcase

White-nose syndrome was recently confirmed in bats found in South Dakota’s Black Hills, as well as Badlands National Park. Until the summer of 2018, the disease had not been reported in South Dakota but had been confirmed in surrounding states. White-nose syndrome is a lethal fungal disease that...

One person making a difference for Rapid City homeless

April 8, 2019

Filed under Community, Feature, Jacket Journal, Showcase

Encountering someone who is homeless can evoke all manner of reactions from people. Some will offer their spare change in the hopes of easing the person’s suffering. Some will avert their eyes and pretend the other doesn’t exist. After all, one nickname for the homeless is ‘the invisible people.’...

Residents of Wenona Cook voice frustrations of parking situation

April 8, 2019

Filed under Campus, Editorial, Jacket Journal, Opinions, Showcase

It is widely known among many that the most hectic time in a person’s life is their college years. Typically, the average college student takes on about 15 to 18 credits at a time, which is anywhere from two to four classes per day. Additionally, many students have jobs, sports practices, or both,...

College readiness program gears up for new start in 2019

Claire Scarborough, Production Editor

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus, Community, Jacket Journal, Showcase

When the trials of the former leaders of South Dakota’s GEAR UP, previously run by Mid-Central Education Cooperative, wrapped up in early 2018, it seemed to many like the end of GEAR UP’s chapter in South Dakota. South Dakotans don’t realize GEAR UP is still alive and well, and being ran on Black...

Students exhibit finest works

Lisa Kerner, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018

Filed under Art & Entertainment, Campus, Jacket Journal, Showcase

Join the photography students at Black Hills State University for the opening reception of Viewpoint, a student photography exhibition on Dec. 4, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibition reception will be held in the Photographer’s Gallery located in the Jonas Academic Building. The walls and halls...

Cross Country runs to best finish in school history

Isabel Litzen, Fact Checker

December 5, 2018

Filed under Jacket Journal, Showcase, Sports

Both BHSU women’s and men’s cross country teams have qualified for the national meet at the NCAA DII level. This is the first time in BHSU DII history that the women’s team has ever qualified for nationals. For the men this trip to Nationals will be the second in 4 years, the last one being in...

BHSU expands student learning by offering new technology in the library

BHSU expands student learning by offering new technology in the library

Allison Geier-Barlow, Social Media Coordinator

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus, Jacket Journal, Showcase, Updated

BHSU recently added a space called the “Innovation Lab” in the E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center, complete with 360 cameras, 3D scanners, virtual reality and 3D printing software. “It’s a resource to provide newer technologies and make them available to faculty and students,” Aaron Bauerly,...

Herbarium serves as timeless vessel for students

Isabel Litzen, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018

Filed under Campus, Jacket Journal, Showcase

A third-year biology major sits, distressed, at her desk cluttered with opened plant identification books, scribbled-in notebooks and multiple laptops. She has been attempting to properly identify her recently collected plant for nearly three hours now, and she can’t decipher if the plant is Agave...

Three Peaks Review takes the stage at Open Mic Night

Madison Pankratz, Proof Reader

December 5, 2018

Filed under Art & Entertainment, Jacket Journal, Showcase

Three Peaks Review offered students and community members alike the opportunity to participate in Open Mic Night at Common Grounds Coffee on Nov. 15. First up to perform a written piece was BHSU professor Bradyn Johnson. Johnson recited a variety of poems, kicking off the event. Following him was...

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