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Bookmarks and Big Screens: The 5th Wave

Bookmarks and Big Screens: The 5th Wave

By Ellie Trebilcock Is the book or the movie better? It’s the most controversial topic between bookworms and movie-buffs. To resolve the long battle between these two passionate types of media consumers, I will compare and evaluate the quality of …

Locally Grown: Cassia McLoon

Locally Grown: Cassia McLoon

Interviews with South Dakotans finding success outside their college major by Kyle Hallberg. Images submitted Pinpointing the thing that makes you who you are is not always easy, unless you’re Cassia McLoone. Between graduating from Lincoln High School and enrolling …

A Home for the Holidays

A Home for the Holidays

By Leah Vanden Bosch Animal lovers have the opportunity to give the gift of shelter this holiday season, with the Humane Society caring for countless loving, domestic pets in need of a home. The holiday season is a popular time …

THE (MUSIC) YEARBOOK: 2001

THE (MUSIC) YEARBOOK: 2001

By Sean Calhoun One genre that hit its commercial peak during the first decade of the new millennium was pop-punk. While bands like Yellowcard and Sum 41 (and later Fall Out Boy and similar acts) found a great deal of …

Making Merry: Prairie Dance

Making Merry: Prairie Dance

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Prairie Dance started on a whim. While on vacation 19 years ago, Terri Schuver and a friend were inspired to create beautiful, durable metal decor. To make sure it actually happened, they …

The Real Deal: Katie Zautke

The Real Deal: Katie Zautke

By Natalie Slieter Images by Denise DePaolo Katie Zautke began Dakota Uprising as a fun, fresh way to represent the state she loves. The Rapid City-based graphic designer launched her line of t-shirts, sweatshirt, and hats in 2015 with the …

Making Merry: Newton Hills Honey

Making Merry: Newton Hills Honey

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Josh Montgomery has had honey on his mind since he was just a kid. At 14, he was recruited by a neighbor in his tiny hometown of Fairview to do the “dirty …

A Gift You Won’t Find Under the Tree

A Gift You Won’t Find Under the Tree

By Tracy Kirby Image by Crista Ballard Photography It’s here. You can feel it, smell it in the air. The Christmas gift buying and receiving frenzy has begun. Actually, it probably began sometime back in September according to Hobby Lobby’s …

Making Merry: Black Hills Woodworks

Making Merry: Black Hills Woodworks

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucilel Photography Black Hills Woodworks owner Adam Horton was never interested in shop class, which makes his new venture as surprising to him as anyone. But after 8 years in the Navy, and some …