OUR VIEW: Week in review: the best, worstA look back at the week that was, from a high school mentoring program to a healthcare donation to Beyoncé.
By: Editorial board, The Daily Republic
CHEERS to the mentoring program that’s being conducted at Mitchell High School.
Last week, The Daily Republic reported about how social studies teachers are pairing freshmen students with senior students, as a way to help the former better learn from the latter.
The teachers — John Solberg and Kent VanOverschelde — believe the program has helped students personally and academically. January was National Mentoring Month, so it was a good time to tell this good-news story.
We appreciate the program and, especially, the efforts being made to teach our students.
CHEERS to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, which recently donated $300,000 to Dakota Wesleyan University’s Corrigan Health Sciences Center.
The donation means the $11.5 million building is now fully funded, carrying on a tradition of expansion at DWU that has seen nearly all recent projects paid for upon their grand opening.
HISSES to the singer Beyoncé and the recent uproar surrounding her decision to lip-sync her performance at last month’s presidential inauguration. Although she wouldn’t say for several days, many signs pointed to her faking the national anthem — although everyone acknowledges that it was her voice being played through the loud-speaker system.
She only admitted it late last week. We figure if a singer has signed up to sing, people deserve to actually hear her sing. It seems pretty simple to us.
HISSES to delays on the Keystone XL pipeline project.
U.S. Sen. John Thune recently said that the “ball is squarely in (President Obama’s) court. … It is time for the president to decide between job creating and energy projection or political expediency.” Thune is right — it’s time to act.