The Collegian

Hobo Day fashion: changing style exaggerates origins, history

Hobo Day fashion: changing style exaggerates origins, history

Ian Lack

October 9, 2018


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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 reflect both the history of the American hobo and exaggerations of how hobos were perceived. C...

SDSU student running for House of Representatives

SDSU student running for House of Representatives

Ian Lack

October 9, 2018


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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 November. “I always knew that I wanted to run for political office. It was my dream to,” Kovach said. “I ju...

Inmates on campus: low-security prisoners help maintain campus

Inmates on campus: low-security prisoners help maintain campus

Ian Lack

October 3, 2018


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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 work Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. No matter where they are on campus, they are all dressed the sam...

New GAF Strategic Plan examines athletics, transportation options

New GAF Strategic Plan examines athletics, transportation options

Ian Lack

September 12, 2018


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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. The fee provides funding for the Student Union and student health, athletics and programming. U...

10 movies to look forward to this fall

10 movies to look forward to this fall

Ian Lack

September 12, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

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 Munn all spar with the intergalactic sport hunter. A Star is Born - Oct. 5 Lady Gaga makes he...

Students question four-year degree as loan debt rises

Students question four-year degree as loan debt rises

Ian Lack

August 29, 2018


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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 putting the state at number 44 in the nation.  More than half of all U.S. college students do ...

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

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

Ian Lack

August 22, 2018


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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 State are faced with a different choice for the summer: stay within the U.S. or travel thousands of mil...

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

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

Ian Lack

August 16, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

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 a more limited release in select cities. 10. BlacKkKlansman Director Spike Lee’s movies are often called “joints,” and if ...

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

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

Ian Lack

April 25, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

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 2016 presidential election/gun control debate. Perhaps it was an accusation made against her for stea...

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

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

Ian Lack

April 25, 2018


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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 Washington High School junior stands apart from many of her peers as she will be the first member...

Role of ‘the media’ needs to change

Role of ‘the media’ needs to change

Ian Lack

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“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 election, Americans trust in “the media” sank to a new low. A Gallup poll dating back...

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

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

Ian Lack

April 18, 2018


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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 adaptations like “Warcraft,” “Assassin’s Creed” and “Tomb Raider,” the industry suits wou...