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

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

A Thinker Among Us: Rain inspired thinking

By Bailey Morgan How well do you know the people around you? How well do you know yourself? Do you know more about them, or you and which do want to know more about? I’ll admit that these can be pretty deep, almost soul searching questions and you don’t have to answer them, and I won’t be putting my answers here.  But it seems—and this … Continue reading A Thinker Among Us: Rain inspired thinking

A Thinker Among Us: Is being out of school always freedom?

By Bailey Morgan Play this scene in your head for me. You’re watching Dazed and Con fused (and if you haven’t seen it just bear with me for a bit). You are at the scene where school gets out, and people are just throwing their papers on the floor, screaming for joy, (and pain if they are freshmen), almost everybody wanting to get out as … Continue reading A Thinker Among Us: Is being out of school always freedom?

A Thinker Among Us: Is money the root of all evil?

by: Bailey Morgan When asking a group of people their personal opinion on somewhat of a deep topic, it is very likely that their opinions will not vary.  Whereas if you were to do the questioning one on one, their answers would be as diverse as the bugs under a large stone. So I rejoice as well as regret this lack of opinion on the … Continue reading A Thinker Among Us: Is money the root of all evil?