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Minneapolis Underground

by Lindsay Susla on January 20, 2014, no comments

Minneapolis Underground: A look into the Minnesota Hip Hop scene In a parking lot in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, rapper P.O.S. stands on a stage and asks a crowd of people to circle up and join hands. After a little hesitation, they comply, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, palm locked in palm. Next, P.O.S. directs everyone to […]

Downfall of the Apostrophe

by Lindsay Susla on December 15, 2012, no comments

published on Being a journalism student, I may be slightly more in tune with writing rules, but I am pretty accepting about grammar mistakes.  Misspellings, passive voice, there/they’re/their confusions… I can usually understand.  But there is one constant mistake I cannot tolerate, and it is a growing problem.  Apostrophe abuse seems to be everywhere, […]

A Backyard Arcade – Savvy Kids August 2012

by Lindsay Susla on August 23, 2012, no comments

Typically, pickup trucks pulling trailers don’t cause excitement among a group of children. Unless, of course, that trailer is big enough for 24 kids to walk, dance and play video games in. Gamin’ Ride, a mobile interactive entertainment center, is available for birthday, block and company parties or any other occasion you can dream up. […]

Take a stand – Stand up Paddleboarding

by Lindsay Susla on August 10, 2012, no comments

Take a Stand By Lindsay Susla   Carri Hammett loves the tranquil silence of paddleboarding and the opportunity it offers for getting close to wildlife. Cruising noiselessly on still, calm water, without the roar of a motor, you can hear and see the animals and birds around you and enjoy a water sport that is extremely […]

Kids get the royal treatment –

by Lindsay Susla on July 17, 2012, no comments

Royal Family Kid Camps provide children the opportunity to experience typical summer camp activities, such as nature hikes, fishing and swimming. What makes these camps unique is that they may be one of the few opportunities that their attendees have to experience something typical. This Christian-based international organization hosts camps for foster children, ages 6 […]

Students of Politics – Drake Magazine Article

by Lindsay Susla on May 22, 2012, no comments

Students of politics May 12, 2012   Published on Few people get to know political candidates in the way that sophomore Eric Baker has. “Rick Perry gave me a noogie, I helped Mrs. Huntsman write a tweet, and Mrs. Perry gave me some gum,” says Baker. Working as an intern for the Iowa Republicans, Baker […]

Blockbuster No More – DrakeMag Article

by Lindsay Susla on February 15, 2012, no comments

Why I miss movie stores Try to remember those ancient buildings called movie rental stores—the good ol’ days. There was no standing outside in the freezing cold while selecting a DVD. No Internet streaming issues.  No choosing between a few crappy movies you don’t really want to see. No, I do not want to watch […]

Garrison Keillor Bucksbaum Lecture Article

by Lindsay Susla on November 8, 2011, no comments

In a story about being left behind at a gas station on a family road trip to Yellowstone National Park, Keillor revealed the moment he realized the power that lies in story-telling.