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Businesses should choose sustainable Black Friday alternatives

Everyone knows what comes after Thanksgiving. No, it’s not Christmas. It’s Black Friday, the event of the year where people charge to stores to feast upon great prices the day after they feasted upon great food.  Recently, some companies have replaced their Black Friday deals with a “Green Friday’’ approach.  According to an article by…

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Twitter can be frustrating but remains necessary

Less than a month after Elon Musk took control of Twitter, the platform appears to be nearing total collapse. Twitter’s most important workers have either resigned or been fired, including those in charge of cybersecurity, privacy and legal compliance. Musk’s move to lay off hundreds of content moderation contractors may be the final nail in…

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Apps could help reduce food waste

In the U.S. alone, 40% of produce is wasted, which contributes to 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the country. Food waste not only has negative effects on the environment, but also takes a toll on the economy.  Every year, $1.2 trillion worth of food is thrown away in the U.S. according to Too…

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Voting is important, but not worth stressing over

When I was a fresh, 18-year-old voter in 2019, having diligently pre-registered when I got my license, I bawled my eyes out while ripping apart my mail-in ballot for the first election I was ever eligible to vote in.  I can’t remember all the reasons I was crying. I think school must have been stressful,…

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Gubernatorial election could shape sustainability policy

As the Nov. 8 midterm general elections approach, the new South Dakota governor could shape how environmental issues are addressed in the state.  South Dakota is the 5th most conservative state, with nearly 50% of voters being Republican. However, research by Wallethub found that South Dakota ranks as the ninth most environmentally-friendly state in the…

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Smith would lead SD with integrity

Jamie Smith is a lifelong South Dakotan, husband, father, educator, deal-maker and legislator. Since 2017, Smith has served in the South Dakota House of Representatives, working alongside Augustana’s own Sen. Reynold Nesiba, D-Sioux Falls, to fight for policies that benefit South Dakotans from all walks of life. Smith should be South Dakota’s next governor. The…

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