The Collegian

The Humane Society needs our support year-round to avoid financial crisis

The Humane Society needs our support year-round  to avoid financial crisis

Editorial Board

November 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In November, the Brookings Humane Society made their financial struggles known to the public. If they couldn’t raise enough funds, the Humane Society feared their doors would close by the end of the month. After a few weeks, the Brookings community raised enough money to support the Humane Society t...

ROTC’s space is being infringed upon

ROTC’s space is being infringed upon

Editorial Board

November 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In 1965, South Dakota State and the Army forged a contract stating that the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program requires offices, storage rooms, a gym floor and classrooms used exclusively by the program. Since then, SDSU has impeded upon that contract at least three times. Most recent...

Winter is coming

Winter is coming

Editorial Board

November 8, 2017


Filed under Editorial

It is evident by this week’s 20-degree weather and snowfall that winter is on its way. We, at The Collegian, hope everyone stays safe and warm this winter, and we have some tips to help you do it. Mental health tips If the lack of sun affects you negatively, take vitamin D supplements Ta...

Dialogues must be replaced with direct action against racist behavior

Dialogues must be replaced  with direct action against racist behavior

Editorial Board

November 1, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Last week, the Collegian Editorial Board wrote about cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes and, like clockwork, a former South Dakota State student donned blackface for a costume. He apologized afterward, but the student and his actions are not the main issue. The issue is a systemic lack of mandat...

Exercise cultural and social awareness in selecting a Halloween costume

Exercise cultural and social awareness in selecting a Halloween costume

Editorial Board

October 25, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

We’ve all seen it. A girl in a faux leather dress and a Native American headdress. A guy in blackface. Someone else dressed like Jesus or a Muslim person. Halloween is a time for creativity and fun — to dress up as a character or object and celebrate the spooky season. It, however, is not a time ...

Brookings needs a more diverse marketplace, not another pizza place

Brookings needs a more diverse marketplace, not another pizza place

Editorial Board

October 18, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There are 12 pizza places in Brookings, and another on the way. When you search for places to eat in Brookings, you’ll get quite a few choices, but mostly, you’ll get pizza. Because we have 12 locations for pizza in a town of 23,895 people. We, at The Collegian, firmly believe just about any busi...

Embrace Hobo Week and participate

Embrace Hobo Week and participate

Editorial Board

October 11, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Hobo Day is known as the biggest one-day event in the Dakotas and longest-standing tradition of South Dakota State University. With a full week of historical events, the celebrations culminate in Saturday’s parade led by the Pride of the Dakotas prior to the football game. For one member of our Ed...

Construction makes parking a mess— especially on game day.

Construction makes parking a mess— especially on game day.

Editorial Board

September 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial

If you want to talk parking issues with a South Dakota State student, be prepared for a heated rant about being late to class after circling for 20 minutes to find a spot. This year, construction has taken its toll on Brookings. First with Sixth Street construction and now campus is under the...