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Investigating Conspiracy Theories

Investigating Conspiracy Theories

Sophia PritchardPOSTED November 18, 2022

The definition of “Conspiracy Theory” according to the Oxford dictionary, is “a belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event”. Unlike the name...

The United States and School Shootings

The United States and School Shootings

Sophia PritchardPOSTED October 27, 2022

As of October 13th, 2022 there have been at least 140 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in the United States. Resulting in 46 deaths and 111 injuries according to Everytown research. This year in...

South Dakota Election 2022

South Dakota Election 2022

Savannah Hoier, AuthorPOSTED October 24, 2022

On Friday, September 30th  the candidates for governor of South Dakota had their only debate. The three candidates (current governor Republican Kristi Noem, Democratic candidate Jamie Smith, and Libertarian...

Climate Activists Throw Soup at Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”

Sophia PritchardPOSTED October 20, 2022

Two climate activists from the group “Just Stop Oil” recently threw tomato soup at Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” painting. The “Just Stop Oil” activist group has been staging non-violent...

The Legacy of Queen Elizabeth II

The Legacy of Queen Elizabeth II

Sadie Grau, Author, EditorPOSTED October 12, 2022

September 8, 2022, was a day of great sorrow for the United Kingdom (UK).  After her 70 years monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. She had the longest reign over the UK ever, spanning 15...

The infamous John Dillinger

The infamous John Dillinger

Samantha Jones, AuthorPOSTED September 28, 2022

When many crime buffs think of 1920’s and 30’s gangsters, they think of New York but the Midwest has had its share of notorious gangsters. One of the most infamous was John Herbert Dillinger, a...

Transgender Students In America

Transgender Students In America

Savannah Hoier, WriterPOSTED September 23, 2022

Five U.S. states don’t allow any transgender athletes to participate in school sports corresponding with their gender identity. Nine other states won’t let just trans girls participate in school sports...

Regarding Roe v. Wade

Regarding Roe v. Wade

Sophia Pritchard, WriterPOSTED September 22, 2022

The court case Roe v. Wade dominated the news, both politically and socially in recent months. But what exactly is Roe v. Wade? What did the court case protect? How does it affect South Dakota?  Roe...

Russia vs. Ukraine: Whats Happening?

Russia vs. Ukraine: What’s Happening?

Sadie Grau, AuthorPOSTED September 20, 2022

  (This is a simplified version of some of the events that have happened in Ukraine since late February 2022.) Early morning on February 24, 2022, Russia started its invasion of Ukraine after...

Augustana Boe Forum 2022: A Discussion on Russia, Ukraine, and the Future of Europe

Augustana Boe Forum 2022: A Discussion on Russia, Ukraine, and the Future of Europe

On March 31, 2022 Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul spoke at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The topic of the evening’s discussion was “Russia and the Future of Europe”,...

Underpaid and Overcharged

Underpaid and Overcharged

Sophia Pritchard, WriterPOSTED April 14, 2022

Women’s Pay Mankind has searched for equality since the dawn of time. Womenkind is still fighting this fight. In the past, women were often expected to be submissive housewives. It was not common...

LGBTQ Rights Challenged

LGBTQ Rights Challenged

Sadie Grau, AuthorPOSTED April 13, 2022

  Florida recently passed a bill stating that talk of sexual orientation and gender identity in primary grades is prohibited in public schools. The name of this bill is ‘Parental Rights in Education’...

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