Four Bismarck State College students sat for the Dakota Interviews in November, 2014. Tesa Curtiss, Bryce Gross, Ty Schaper, and Ali Quarne spoke candidly about their feelings about North Dakota, what they gained by growing up here, and what makes North Dakota a special place to live. They all addressed the changes brought to North Dakota by the Bakken oil boom. Tesa and Bryce had a good deal to say about the social erosion in the oil zone, with a particular emphasis on prostitution and sex trafficking. Ty and Ali spoke about the need to protect Theodore Rossevelt National Park and the badlands from the effects of rapid industrialization. All four expressed great pride in North Dakota. They believe North Dakotans are especially prompt, hard-working, and virtuous, and that the character of North Dakota will continue to be remarkable in spite of the changes the state is experiencing.