Latest in: Opinion

  • Coping with a loved one’s addiction

    Drug Addiction has been on the rise for several years now and according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse it doesn’t appear to be stabilizing – much less lowering – anytime soon. I have witnessed the mental and physical effects of drug abuse first hand, and, as I...
  • Skills Showdown succeeds, Pro Bowl suffers

    Most of us can agree that the Super Bowl is one of the most highly anticipated live sporting events, attracting an astronomical number of viewers every year. While the numbers have fluctuated slightly depending on the year, since 2009, Super Bowl Sunday has enjoyed at least 100 million viewers...
  • The Obama years

    We can’t get on social media without being bombarded with unfounded opinions, political arguments or, sometimes humorous, political memes. Throughout President Barack Obama’s term he was repeatedly regarded as one of America’s worst presidents, especially by our new leader. However, when you ask someone why they disapprove of the...
  • South Dakota’s swamp and what it means for everyone else

    This last election, while most of the world was focused on the fierce presidential race, another fight was happening in South Dakota. Ballot measure 22, otherwise known as the South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act, was passed by the voters of South Dakota. According to The New York...
  • In the press, we must trust

    With the inauguration of President Donald Trump, and throughout the almost two years of his tumultuous candidacy, the country has become less and less unified. Some of the feelings of distrust and apprehension come from the media’s portrayal of the Trump candidacy and the shaky start to the first 100 days...
  • PEDs enter the hall

    On Wednesday, the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2017 was announced and longtime first baseman for the Houston Astros Jeff Bagwell, catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, famous for his time with the Texas Rangers, and outfielder Tim Raines, who spent the majority of his career with the...
  • The pros and cons to a group of five playoff system in college football

    Prior to the College Football Playoff system’s existence in 2014, the highest collegiate conferences were called the “Automatic Qualifying” conferences, meaning every conference champion received a berth to a major bowl game. The non-AQ conferences and independent schools would only receive a major bowl invitation if they ranked high...
  • Exceptional events call for exceptional coverage

    In the wake of Donald J. Trump’s historic political upset, major outlets have been reflecting on coverage failures leading up the election. A pollster ate an insect live on CNN, The New York Times publisher criticized the publication in a letter to readers, and their policy editor wrote a...
  • America’s first orange president

    In the early hours of Nov. 9, the world witnessed billionaire “outsider” Donald J. Trump cross the necessary 270 electoral votes to become the 45th President of the United States. News of this sent shock waves; many expressed elation and pride, others were filled with fear, anger and grief....
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