The Collegian

Noem’s veto on industrial hemp undermines SD agriculture industry

Noem’s veto on industrial hemp undermines SD agriculture industry

Editorial Board

March 19, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Hemp plant can be used to make body oil and lotions, candles, paint, clothing, biodegradable plastic, paper, construction materials and biodiesel fuel. Because of this, cultivating hemp can bring in a ton of profit to farmers nationwide.  The bill’s sponsor, Oren Lesmeister, D-Parade, said our Foundi...

Votes are essential in electing student representatives

Votes are essential in electing student representatives

Editorial Board

March 13, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Last year’s Students’ Association presidential election was uncontested, and less than 4 percent of the student body voted for Allyson Monson and Spencer Harwood into office.  This year, Monson is running with Corey Berscheit; but this time the election is contested by Carter Hunter and Amanda H...

Concerning low response rate for the campus climate survey

Concerning low response rate for the campus climate survey

Editorial Board

February 13, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The 2019 campus climate survey has had a shockingly low response rate. As of last week’s Students’ Association meeting, less than 10 percent of students had taken the survey. The survey focuses on everything from student safety to diversity on campus. It’s a way for the university to check in ...

Snow day off leaves us with so much room for activities

Snow day off leaves us with so much room for activities

Editorial Board

January 31, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Low pressure systems have strayed too far from their home in the Arctic, sending many Midwestern states into a polar vortex that has seen plummeting temperatures made even worse by the bitter wind. Because of this, many schools are closing down in an attempt to keep people out of the cold. 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 17, 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


Filed under Editorial

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


Filed under Editorial

“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...