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On-campus Friendsgiving happens over break for those who stayed

On-campus Friendsgiving happens over break for those who stayed

Emma Anderson

November 21, 2018


Filed under News

While a mass exodus has happened on campus with students heading back to their hometowns for Thanksgiving break, this isn’t the case for all students at South Dakota State. Whether it is due to lack of transportation or destinations that are too far to travel to, students who stay on campus do not need...

Consider right timing for pets while in college

Consider right timing for pets while in college

Emma Anderson

November 13, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

While in college the idea of getting a new puppy or kitten can sound like a great idea. They are cute, cuddly, make great Instagram posts and can provide emotional support. Pets also require a substantial amount of attention and are a big time commitment. So, it is important to evaluate whether you...

Rationing roommate responsibilities

Rationing roommate responsibilities

Emma Anderson

November 7, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Whether you live in the residence halls, an apartment or a house, chances are you have at least one roommate. Sharing a living space with other people can be difficult, especially when it comes to splitting responsibilities, but it doesn’t have to be. For junior business economics major Abby Fla...

Science behind influence of scares

Science behind influence of scares

Emma Anderson

October 30, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Spooky season is upon us, so it’s time to get scared. While fear is typically a negative feeling, we may subconsciously enjoy a scare more than we even realize. Feeling scared produces endorphins in the brain which create a natural high, an online NBC News article by Vivian Manning-Schaffel sa...

Ways to reinvent a traditional fall activity

Ways to reinvent a traditional fall activity

Emma Anderson

October 30, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

It’s not fall without pumpkins. Period. Although the season can proceed without carving pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is a traditional autumn activity that even the least of fall enthusiasts can partake in. It’s a messy ordeal — wherein scooping slimy, stringy pumpkin guts out may become just t...

Quick, easy last-minute Halloween costumes

Quick, easy last-minute Halloween costumes

Emma Anderson

October 30, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

You probably haven’t given much thought to your Halloween costume. If you have, you wouldn’t be reading this. We get it — sometimes the amount in the bank account and creativity both run low. Here is a list of costumes that are cute and affordable using things you probably already have in the c...

McCrory Gardens host Dog Days of Fall for second year

McCrory Gardens host Dog Days of Fall for second year

Emma Anderson

October 17, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

For the second year in a row, one of the cutest events in Brookings welcomed back its four-legged friends for Dog Days of Fall. The event, which for one day allows dogs inside the formal gardens from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at McCrory Gardens. Pet owners and pets came in costumes, said Lisa Ma...

Homelycoming returns for third year during Hobo Week

Homelycoming returns for third year during Hobo Week

Emma Anderson

October 10, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Rise and shine Jackrabbits, it’s Hobo Week. Thankfully for us, arguably one of the most entertaining events of the week, Mr. and Ms. Homelycoming, is back for its third year. This year, the pageant-like competition, which involves women dressing like men and vice versa, will have workout, talent and s...

Campus highlights for the family

Campus highlights for the family

Emma Anderson

October 3, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

The first ever Family Weekend is right around the corner, and whether you’re excited about your family showing up on your turf or not, it is likely they will be bursting with enthusiasm. So, it’s important to give them what they came for (no, it’s not restocking your fridge or buying you suppe...

Fun spots around town for whole family to visit

Fun spots around town for whole family to visit

Emma Anderson

October 3, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

It’s Thursday night and the phone rings. It’s your mom. She says your family is coming tomorrow for Family Weekend and can’t wait to see what you have been up to. Instantly panicking like any new (or old) college student might, a million questions spring to mind; one being: What are we going to...

Morning-after tips, tricks

Morning-after tips, tricks

Emma Anderson

September 26, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

We have all been there.  We have gone out the night before, had a little too much to drink and are now are trying to “rally” and get our hungover selves to work or class. While drinking irresponsibility is never the best option, there are some helpful tips and tricks from Janae Jacobsen, nurse...

Drink deals every broke college students needs

Drink deals every broke college students needs

Emma Anderson

September 26, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Once in a while it can be fun to get all your friends together and head downtown after a long week of work and class. However, this habit can come with a large price tag if you aren’t aware of the different kinds of deals the local bars are offering.  So, with the help of the internet and the mana...