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Are American sports leagues rigged?

Officiating controversies in recent NFL and NBA games have sports fans crying out for an investigation into referees of both leagues. These incidents are not the first of their kind; They are the final straws in a ballooning pattern of questionable officiating that seem to have broken the backs of…

To watch or not

Here we are again. In high school, I wrote an opinion piece in the midst of the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Please don’t try to find it: it certainly doesn’t come up when you Google my name, and it makes me cringe to read it or show…

The climate crisis is the greatest threat to Indian Country

For many people who know me, one of the first things that comes up is that I’m a proudly enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe (Oglala Lakota Oyate). I’m proud to be Native, and I’m proud to be enrolled. On this side of my family, I’m also a…

Little love lessons: The technique of texting

It could be the end of the world. It probably is. You press send. It’s a text message, a simple text message. Yet, it feels like a bowling ball is sitting in your stomach. Actually, it feels like seven bowling balls are sitting in your stomach. Then your phone buzzes.…

What is “Super Mario Bros.” about, really?

I want to tell you about a conspiracy that’s been going on right under our noses for almost 40 years and has bled into the upper echelons of society. You see, the most famous video game franchise in history is absolute bullshit. It doesn’t make any sense. It’s the classic…

Education and ChatGPT

I had never really wanted to write about ChatGPT — or consider it for that matter — when I came across the novel algorithm in December. Nonetheless, I submitted a request for the algorithm to write me a poem about some complex social issue of our day, akin to modernist…

Sovereignty is a verb

This Saturday, I had the privilege of attending an event hosted by the Prairie Island Indian Community near Red Wing, Minnesota, presenting the “Honoring Dakota Project.” This project is dedicated to advancing relationships between the city of Red Wing and the Prairie Island Indian Community through storytelling and sharing the…