The Collegian

Hobo Day fashion: changing style exaggerates origins, history

Ian Lack October 10, 2018

Since the very beginning of the Hobo Day tradition, dressing the part of the hobo has remained an integral part of homecoming celebrations. But today’s homecoming depictions of the old-time hobo lifestyle...


SDSU student running for House of Representatives

Ian Lack October 9, 2018

Zachary Kovach is getting an early start to a career in politics. At just 22 years old, the senior political science major is running for a District 7 seat in the State House of Representatives this...

A close-up view of Khai’s pants reveals the word, “INMATE” printed along the side. Khai’s orange shirt also has this printed across the back, but Khai typically wears his shirt inside-out, a choice he made to avoid “getting judged” on campus. (The Collegian, Ian Lack)

Inmates on campus: low-security prisoners help maintain campus

Ian Lack October 3, 2018

They can be seen on campus working in maintenance and groundskeeping, from cutting trees and bushes to painting buildings and picking up litter. They are on campus from March to November and typically...

New GAF Strategic Plan examines athletics, transportation options

New GAF Strategic Plan examines athletics, transportation options

Ian Lack September 12, 2018

Students’ Association is currently deliberating the new strategic plan for the General Activity Fee (GAF) in for fiscal years 2020-24. GAF is a fee charged per credit hour every semester for students....


10 movies to look forward to this fall

Ian Lack September 12, 2018

The Predator - Sep. 14 Another reboot, another 80s callback. Director Shane Black brings back the “Predator” sci-fi with an adrenaline-fueled cast. Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia...

Students question four-year degree as loan debt rises

Students question four-year degree as loan debt rises

Ian Lack August 29, 2018

The road to a four-year degree is becoming too costly for some South Dakota students. South Dakota typically ranks as one of the worst states for college student loan debt, with a recent LendEDU study...

(Left to right) International students Kathy Oh from South Korea, Grace Kavunge from Ivory Coast, Africa and Kaveen Jayamanna from Sri Lanka

Stuck for the summer: Finance, legality disrupt international students’ plans to go home

Ian Lack August 22, 2018

For college students, a summer break often means returning home to family and friends in the Midwest and choosing between a part-time job or working on a tan. But international students at South Dakota...

COURTESY OF FOCUS, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT - Charlize Theron stars as a mother stretched to her limits in “Tully.” (left) Josh Brolin portrays the mad titan, Thanos (middle), in the latest Marvel installment, the culmination of a decade of superhero films in “Avengers: Infinity War.” Tom Cruise is back once again as Ethan Hunt, an agent for the Impossible Mission Force in “M:I -Fallout.” (right)

Superheroes, spies and mothers: top 10 movies of the summer

Ian Lack August 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: This list was made subjectively and was done by the reporter who viewed these films in the time available to them. Not every film from the summer was seen, including those that received...

An ecstatically surprised Renee Bennett (Amy Schumer) discovers her “new body” after a head injury in a SoulCycle class. “I Feel Pretty” plays off of the comedic situations Bennett finds herself after a boost in body confidence. The film opened third at the U.S. box office with $16 million.

‘I Feel Pretty’: subtle yet relevant, uproarious comedy

Ian Lack April 25, 2018

Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: B Amy Schumer has an “image problem.” Perhaps it was her outspoken views in the...

Brooke DeReu works with a fellow student at Washington High School in Sioux Falls during a mentoring session in TRIO’s Upward Bound program, which is designed to help high school students make their way to college by providing guidance and support from TRIO workers like SDSU’s Samantha Contarino.

‘Kind of scared, but still excited’: The journey of first generation college students

Ian Lack April 25, 2018

Brooke DeReu is an ordinary high school student in many respects — she giggles with friends between classes, prepares for upcoming ACT tests and aspires to be a firefighter or a nurse. However, the...

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Role of ‘the media’ needs to change

Ian Lack April 25, 2018

“The media” is an age-old term, mostly used in reference to people who report or talk about the news. Over time, the connotation around this term has turned sour. In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential...

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars as a primatologist with an agenda in “Rampage.” The movie smashed through competition to take the number one spot for the weekend box office, outpacing fan favrite “A Quiet Place” with $35.9 million.

‘Rampage’ absurd monster flick, all scream, no bite

Ian Lack April 18, 2018

Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: C- Hollywood is convinced video game movies will catch on. You would think after video game...

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