Europe’s New Threat: The Ukrainian Crisis

By Cullen Knowles With the highly unstable climate that much of our world exists in today, Russia’s aggression over the past few months has strained an already tenuous relationship between the United States and its Eastern counterpart. After thwarting the U.S. in situations such as the Edward Snowden fiasco and the Syrian Civil War, Russia strained relations with the West to an even greater extent … Continue reading Europe’s New Threat: The Ukrainian Crisis

An Ode to Procrastination

By Aaron Thies I am a chronic Procrastinator. It is a recurring affliction that does more harm than good; it’s something I could learn to control, but in all fairness I don’t want to stop procrastinating.  Procrastination injects drama and tension to otherwise boring tasks such as chores, homework, and anything else that can be put off until the last minute. To procrastinate, in essence, … Continue reading An Ode to Procrastination

What Makes Monty Python Funny?

By Adam Grigg America has always had an on-again, off-again relationship with those crazy Brits. Our Nation’s history began with a few harsh feelings between us, but in the time since, we’ve gotten closer, if not friendlier. The British are strange, foreign and yet very familiar; they’re like a funhouse mirror, reflecting ourselves but oddly distorted. For example, they call French fries “chips” and chips … Continue reading What Makes Monty Python Funny?

The Not-so Magical Aspects of Movies

By Cullen Knowles During the holidays, members of every age group participate in an activity that seems to be an innate duty of every American: going to the movies. Hollywood is an extremely crucial part of American culture, and the thousands of motion pictures that have been produced over the last century have represented and depicted every idea, symbol, and characteristic of our country. However, … Continue reading The Not-so Magical Aspects of Movies

Should South Dakota allow uranium mining in the Black Hills?

By Cullen Knowles As our nation struggles to obtain its energy independence, we must examine a variety of resources that have the potential to fuel our way of life. However, some of these resources could easily wreak havoc upon our environment and endanger the lives of millions. As a result of this, we must thoroughly evaluate the benefits and detriments of an energy source before … Continue reading Should South Dakota allow uranium mining in the Black Hills?

Columnist: Political Parties the Cause of Government Shutdown

By Cullen Knowles For hundreds of years, political parties have held tremendous influence over our nation’s government. Unfortunately for our country, their impact has provoked rampant and destructive division over issues that require the temperance, comprehension, and cooperation of both sides. As a result of this division, our government often fails to conjure a resolution that is acceptable to the people that it is supposed … Continue reading Columnist: Political Parties the Cause of Government Shutdown

Opinion: Rapid City Journal not cheering on Cobbler football, but we will

The football team didn’t receive much encouragement from the Rapid City Journal after their victory in Sioux Falls–the Cobblers’ first victory against a Sioux Falls school since 2006. After the Journal‘s Saturday coverage of the game consisted of a republication of the Argus Leader‘s story, which naturally filters through a pro-Sioux Falls lens, in Sunday’s paper, writer Padraic Duffy leaked more rain on that victory … Continue reading Opinion: Rapid City Journal not cheering on Cobbler football, but we will