The great benefit of a column, is that you can make it whatever you want it to be. It can be a letter to the public, an editorial, a commentary, a well-researched article.
Regardless of the free space and incredible leniency, even when given the opportunity, many people do not take advantage of that space.
I know I am not the only person in Eagle Butte, the surrounding areas, or the West River Eagle reading public that has something to say.
The world around us is vast and full of fascinating information – even if all of it cannot be taken at face value.
On the trip to see my daughter this past weekend, I listened to an interview with a man who argued that peer reviewed science is just as valuable as proven science.
He used the case of the homo sapiens having remnants of Neanderthal genes. Some argue that the genes of Neanderthals in some homo sapiens today resulted from cross breeding (yes, they used that term in the science show), others argue there is a missing link that connects homo sapiens to the evolutionary chain.
The radio show, called Coast to Coast, interviews people who have alternative views to the main stream science. I have no verdict on the matter, just an interest in listening to the alternative views.
That is why you should consider a column in the West River Eagle. You could write something once a month about a genre of theme of interest to you.
If the subject is something that interests you, then it is sure to interest others. Diverse perspectives make for more interesting reads and provide us with a greater knowledge base on which to form our own opinions.
If you think you could commit to one column a month, please contact the West River Eagle office we will provide you with the information you will need to complete to propose your column.
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