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Five tips to pull an effective all-nighter

Five tips to pull an effective all-nighter

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Have a game plan Disorganization is one of the many things that can cause stress because it can feel like everything is falling apart. This can cause anxiety and a bunch of other problems that will prevent the night from being as successful as it could be. Therefore, have somewhat of an organized plan going...

UPC hosts gingerbread contest

UPC hosts gingerbread contest

Danielle Sons

November 28, 2018


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Finals week can be stressful and the holidays and break are just around the bend, but having something fun to do during this particularly strenuous time of the school year is partly why the University Program Council (UPC) is hosting its first ever Gingerbread Decorating Competition this year. “I...

How to emerge from finals week in one piece

How to emerge from finals week in one piece

Danielle Sons

November 26, 2018


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Have the right mindset Going into finals week thinking negatively and thinking the worst won’t encourage you to try for an A. Instead, try going in with a positive mindset, this can help you want to study hard and ace your finals. To stay confident and get through finals, sophomore civil engineering m...

Love is Blind: date that wasn’t so blind

Love is Blind: date that wasn’t so blind

Danielle Sons

November 14, 2018


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Aretha Wellman, freshman pre-pharmacy major, decided to put her love life into someone else’s hands and was set up on a blind date with Tite Divava, sophomore computer science major. The date ended up not being so blind because when the two first locked eyes at Craft last week, they realized they ...

Braden brings out the UNITY in Community

Braden brings out the UNITY in Community

Danielle Sons

November 12, 2018


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Angela Braden is blind. During her talk Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Dakota Room of The Union, Braden discussed the trials she has faced since losing her sight and how her perspective has changed because of it.   At the age of 10, while playing, learning and doing everything an otherwise “normal” child would do...

Five ways to solve roommate problems

Five ways to solve roommate problems

Danielle Sons

November 7, 2018


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Roommates can be the best or worst people you ever live with. Nobody wants to have a troublesome roommate, but, if it comes to a point where confrontation is necessary, there are a few things roommates can do to mitigate the issues or awkwardness. Create a contract Roommate agreements are alw...

George the Ghost haunts Doner Auditorium

George the Ghost haunts Doner Auditorium

Danielle Sons

October 30, 2018


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When Halloween rolls around, it can be the perfect time to find different ways to scare people. A popular way to do that is trough ghost stories. Ghost stories can be related to a certain building and the spooky events that might have happened in it in the past.  In fact, there is a ghost located right on So...

How to manage homesickness

How to manage homesickness

Danielle Sons

October 16, 2018


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Whether it’s freshman year or senior year, most students might experience the longing to go home to family, friends and pets. Homesickness can be tough to overcome and many students might have have that opportunity very often. To avoid homesickness here are some tips to cope with something ma...

Top five Hobo Week traditions

Top five Hobo Week traditions

Danielle Sons

October 9, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Students, alumni and fans from all over are gearing up for South Dakota State University’s biggest event: Hobo Day. Before the big day, there are many traditions during the week that are tied to making Hobo Day more enjoyable. Here are some of the most popular traditions sure to pump up anyone’...