The Collegian

There is a lack of knowledge surrounding GAF strategic plan

There is a lack of knowledge surrounding GAF strategic plan

Editorial Board

November 21, 2018


Filed under Editorial

The general activity (GAF) fee is a mandatory per-credit-hour fee that directs funds toward activities the general population of the student body would participate in and benefit from. Drafting a GAF strategic plan has been at the forefront of the Students’ Association’s priorities this semester. SDSU ...

People refuse to get their flu shot

People refuse to get their flu shot

Editorial Board

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A burning fever, aching body, sore throat and runny nose are only a few of the most prominent symptoms of Influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza runs most severely rampant from October to May, which means we are now well into the first month of fl...

Issue: 2019 Hobo Day, D-Days fall on same day

Issue: 2019 Hobo Day, D-Days fall on same day

Editorial Board

October 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial

"The biggest one-day event in the Dakotas” may not be so big next year, as the two largest universities in South Dakota have both scheduled their homecomings for Oct. 5, 2019.  Will Hobo Day and Dakota Days suffer from making students choose between the two? It’s no secret that Jackrabbits ...

Two types of people celebrate Hobo Day

Two types of people celebrate Hobo Day

Editorial Board

October 10, 2018


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Do students who aren’t on Hobo Day Committee actually get excited about Hobo Week anymore or is it just a free pass to drink during the week? We, at The Collegian, have noticed a pattern in the types of people who celebrate during Hobo Week. Generally, the same faces attend the Hobo Week events like R...

Students may be embarrassed to bring their family to campus

Students may be embarrassed to bring their family to campus

Editorial Board

October 3, 2018


Filed under Editorial

This weekend is the first ever Family Weekend at SDSU. Previously, the university dedicated one weekend a year to Jackrabbit mothers and one to Jackrabbit fathers, but this year it’s changed to recognize all types of families. We, at The Collegian feel it’s important to share your experience wi...

Drunk driving has become prominent and normalized

Drunk driving has become prominent and normalized

Editorial Board

September 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial

At The Collegian we feel strongly about being safe while drinking. Nevertheless, we’ve all heard people make excuses and make the conscious decision to endanger themselves and others by getting behind the wheel after drinking.  The blood alcohol content allowed to legally drive is .08, which mea...

People are protesting others’ rights to peacefully protest

People are protesting others’ rights to peacefully protest

Editorial Board

September 12, 2018


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“What was Nike thinking” President Trump tweeted on September 7 after Nike debuted their controversial Colin Kaepernick ad. Nike didn’t have to respond to the President’s rhetorical question, because the numbers did on its behalf. According to marketwatch.com, Nike’s online sales have jump...

Politicization of tragedy is derailing conversations we should be having

Politicization of tragedy is derailing conversations we should be having

Editorial Board

August 29, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The problem with over-publicized tragedy is that mourning and grief is given a small window of time before it is overrun by political stances.  We live in a highly reactionary world, where both political parties can find issues with mainstream events and occurrences.  Mollie Tibbetts was repo...

The Wellness Center didn’t adequately convey the reasoning behind the newly implemented dress code

The Wellness Center didn’t adequately convey the reasoning behind the newly implemented dress code

Editorial Board

August 22, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Wellness Center’s new dress code policy is plastered in and around the facility, but that doesn’t do much good for gym-goers who are turned away at the check-in desk because they were unaware of the new regulations. Posters throughout the Wellness Center are highly informative, and clearly outlin...

#SaveStudentNewsrooms

#SaveStudentNewsrooms

Editorial Board

April 25, 2018


Filed under Editorial

More than 100 student newsrooms around the country are writing editorials in support of the #SaveStudentNewsrooms movement, highlighting the struggles and importance of student media, on April 25. Student newsrooms big and small are constantly facing difficult situations, including the loss of funding, ...

Issue: Few people are recycling on campus and in Brookings apartments.

Issue:  Few people are recycling on campus  and in Brookings apartments.

Editorial Board

April 18, 2018


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When it comes to recycling, South Dakota State and Brookings has progress to make. This year, SDSU competed in the RecycleMania competition. The goal was to increase student awareness of campus recycling and waste minimization. Universities across the United States and Canada reported the amount of r...

Issue: SDSU is falling behind in bike initiatives compared to other universities and the Brookings community.

Issue:  SDSU is falling behind in bike initiatives compared to other universities and  the Brookings community.

Editorial Board

April 11, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Providing better transportation for the SDSU campus has been a priority of the Students’ Association for years. This week, senate brought the discussion of bicycles back into the light again. There have been multiple proposals for aiding students in transportation; equipping students with bicycle...