The Collegian

Awareness through exposure: Student project notes campus accessibility shortcomings

Awareness through exposure: Student project notes campus accessibility shortcomings

Laura Butterbrodt, Reporter December 3, 2018

Find something you are passionate about and use your strengths to carry out a task related to it. When Abby Donkers got this as her assignment for her Leadership in Action class, she knew exactly what...


Garst-Santos shares passion for Cervantes’ and Spanish history at SDSU

Laura Butterbrodt December 3, 2018

Step into Christi Garst-Santos’ office in the lower level of Wagner Hall, and it’s easy to identify two of her greatest passions.   Paintings, figurines and quotes from 17th-century Spanish author...

Walker Hayes’ debut album “boom.” comes out Dec. 8. The album includes his current single, “You Broke Up With Me.” Hayes will open the Thomas Rhett concert with Old Dominion Dec. 1 at the Swiftel Center.

Meet Walker Hayes, the opening act for Thomas Rhett

Laura Butterbrodt November 29, 2017

Grammy-nominated country-pop artist Thomas Rhett’s Home Team tour will be in Brookings Friday after rescheduling from Oct. 26. Old Dominion and Walker Hayes will be performing with Rhett at the Swiftel...

The Groundbreakers exhibit displays artifacts from the early agricultural scientists and engineers of South Dakota State University. There are also historical photos and family-friendly interactive components.

Exhibit showcases early agriculture, engineering leaders

Laura Butterbrodt November 15, 2017

The newest exhibit at the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum opening Thursday focuses on the work of four men who taught and researched topics of agriculture and agricultural engineering. “Groundbreakers:...

Program opens discussion to better understand SDSU, community diversity

Program opens discussion to better understand SDSU, community diversity

Laura Butterbrodt November 1, 2017

The Difference is Dialogue program is an effort by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access to initiate conversations about personal differences and change the community culture to include...

Initiative to assist education transition

Initiative to assist education transition

Laura Butterbrodt November 1, 2017

The Opening Doors Initiative, partnering South Dakota State and Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, is meant to ease the process of continuing college after technical school. SDSU President Barry...

Party Depot offers a wide selection of masquerade masks and other costume accessories.

Costumes, party necessities supplied at Party Depot

Laura Butterbrodt October 25, 2017

Still looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Party Depot in downtown Brookings sells several thousand costumes every year, according to owner Cheryl Meyer. Party Depot has been in business for...


‘George the ghost’ may move to PAC

Laura Butterbrodt October 25, 2017

The theatre department at South Dakota State may lose their in-residence ghost when they move to the Performing Arts Center in 2019. George’s backstory stems from a tale of a janitor falling off either...

Bullet journals often incorporate habit trackers, which can be color-coded by mood. All you need to bullet journal is a notebook and a pen.

Bullet journals: the newest craze in organization

Laura Butterbrodt October 18, 2017

You’re trying to do homework, but you can’t remember when another assignment is due. You need to remember to take your laundry out of the dryer, you can’t be late for work and — weren’t you supposed...


Brookings businesses to be hopping with Hobo Day alumni

Laura Butterbrodt October 11, 2017

Jackrabbit alumni who are “homeward bound” for Hobo Day, as well as current students, visitors and Brookings residents, will find plenty to do in Brookings over the weekend. Jennifer Johnson, executive...

Rape culture graphic

Fighting societal norms: untangling rape culture’s grasp on victims

Laura Butterbrodt September 20, 2017

You didn't get "raped" by your test. You failed it. Your sports team didn't "rape" another team. They won. It's not the "rape lot." It's a parking lot on campus you feel uncomfortable walking through. There's...

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