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The journey to America begins in darkness. The reek of refuse makes the eyes water as a huddled mass of migrants cling together, jostled about as their all-too-cramped vessel winds its way on a journey to a distant, foreign shore. "It's very smelly," Sophia Stillings, a mother of three from Great Britain, says. "It's very dark and it's very crowded. If I didn't have to be back here, I probably wouldn't be back here."
Dickinson High School's spacious gymnasiums are undergoing a metamorphosis as of Tuesday morning, transitioning from arenas of sport into a gateway to opportunity, as students toil to construct a simulation of the historic Ellis Island immigration center.
The Dickinson Press won the "General Excellence" category for small daily newspapers division in this year's North Dakota Newspapers Association's Better Newspaper contest, as well as securing 16 wins in the news and reporting categories and 15 in the advertising categories.
I had to check to make sure I hadn't at last fallen into a coma when I read a story the other day reporting that North Korea apparently wants McDonalds to appear in the streets of their cities. Apparently they even want the Trump hotel brand to open up there as well.
A new colossus is being forged in Dickinson Middle School's art department, drawn up from a melting pot of high school and middle school talents, soon to stand as a beacon to the tempest-tossed and huddled masses as the Lady Liberty of Dickinson High School's upcoming Ellis Island simulation.
The Dickinson Public School Board met for a special session Monday, April 30, to approve an addition of more than $1 million additional dollars to the Berg Elementary renovation project. Board member Tanya Rude moved to approve a recommendation from the board's budget development committee to allocate an additional $1.2 million to Berg's current $3.5 million budget.
Gov. Doug Burgum came to Dickinson State University Monday morning to discuss several topics, most prominently being the challenges facing the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum project, which faces a legislative deadline to begin construction on a building before the year's end.
A brief meeting of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation board of trustees Friday saw discussion turn toward the matter of finances, with it being suggested that all current contracts be suspended while the project undergoes a period of scrutiny.
The sun sparkled in a cloudless sky above the Biesiot Activities Center, the laughter of children resounding off the bleachers and the goal posts as the young students of Lincoln Elementary ran laps for fun—and fundraising—on Thursday afternoon.
Dickinson State University's Department of Communications was recognized by the 2017 Collegiate Advertising Awards program as one of the top in the nation, specifically their monthly publication and a student brochure, which scored in the top five percent nationally.