May 31st, 201856By Rebekah Bahn, Sacajawea Scroll
An awed hush fell across the room Wednesday night as a girl perched upon the grand piano, took a deep breath and began to sing.
Her music flowed across the audience in Aalfs Auditorium like a soft wave coming across the shore. All eyes were riveted to the fearless performer, Jeanna Kellogg, as she...
May 31st, 201860By Rebekah Bahn, Sacajawea Scroll
When asked to give advice for the 2018 election candidates, Ruhama Tereda, the current American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Governor replied with these words of wisdom: Be yourself.
“This week is as fun as you make it,” she replied with a smile. “People will feed off your energy and...
May 31st, 201826By Jasmine Snow, Sacajawea Scroll
I don’t remember the first time I felt unsafe or threatened as a woman.
Let me rephrase that: I don’t remember the first time I have felt unsafe or threatened because I am a woman.
Granted, this could have something to do with the ingrained sense of danger women are endowed with from birth. When...
May 31st, 201851By Talliah Pilker, Sacajawea Scroll
Who are you? Who is the girl standing beside you?
These aren’t easy questions to answer, because not everyone knows their true selves yet.
That’s because they haven’t found what makes them special, their individuality or their gifts, according to Michael Roche, criminal justice professor at...
May 31st, 201829By Addy Nelson, Sacajawea Scroll
Girls State delegates entered Aalfs Auditorium Slagle Hall nervous but excited Monday night, anticipating the coming days.
Emily Firman Pieper was one speaker that night with advice.
In her speech, the 1994 Girls State governor compared two songs: “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson and “This Is Me”...
May 31st, 201843By Kailey Jacobsen, Sacajawea Scroll
Women are often faced with dangerous situations such as rape, assault and theft.
Self-defense can be a useful skill as powerful women in society. Shane Toupal emphasized Tuesday night at the general assembly in Aalf Auditorium Slagle Hall.
Starting off with a few jokes, Toupal quickly grabbed...
May 31st, 201879By Morgan Roberts, Sacajawea Scroll
South Dakota Girls State has come a long way from its beginning in Mitchell, S.D.
The program has been held on the University of South Dakota campus for the last 17 years. With a turnout of more than 300 girls, it shows an incredible drive among young women to participate in politics.
This week of...
May 10th, 201535While the ultimate goal of making it to the NCAA tournament hasn’t changed for the men’s basketball team, the size and strength of its players has.
The Coyores lose three starters this coming year, including a first team ALL-Summit league player in Tyler Larsen.
Head coach Craig Smith said Larsen and fellow senior Brandon Boss...
April 21st, 201546After facing adversity and getting off to a slow start at the beginning of the season, the University of South Dakota softball team is heading in the right direction — and has the stats to prove it.
In the last eight games, the Coyotes have scored 28 home runs.
But it’s not just the hitters who are stepping up, said head coach Amy...