Winter is coming


Editorial Board

It is evident by this week’s 20-degree weather and snowfall that winter is on its way. We, at The Collegian, hope everyone stays safe and warm this winter, and we have some tips to help you do it.

Mental health tips

  • If the lack of sun affects you negatively, take vitamin D supplements
  • Take extra vitamin C to avoid catching a cold
  • Make your home cozy and inviting while the outdoors are cold and unforgiving
  • Decorate for the holidays
  • Have game nights and group dinners with friends
  • Try new recipes
  • Do a puzzle
  • Try some DIY crafts

Driving tips

  • Pump your brakes, don’t slam on them when your car slides
  • Do not jerk the wheel when correcting — release the gas, pump your brakes and go left and right opposite of your car’s direction as it straightens out
  • Do not use cruise control
  • Release the gas when going over a bridge if the roads are icy

Car essentials

  • Shovel
  • Blankets
  • Jug of water
  • Canned/non-perishable foods
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Hand/toe warmers
  • Gloves, boots, socks, sweaters, hat etc


  • Tights and long johns underneath pants
  • Waterproof boots that go above your ankle
  • Waterproof mascara
  • Warm socks that absorb sweat
  • Hat, scarf, gloves and warm socks — every day
  • Keep a hat and gloves in several areas: home, office, car etc.
  • Protective eyewear

Being stuck inside all winter is tough and trekking out into the South Dakota tundra is even tougher.We hope these tips help you thrive in the winter months, because winter is coming —and it won’t be over any time soon.