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“I’m Ready for Summer” triathlon prepares for 19th year

“I’m Ready for Summer” triathlon prepares for 19th year

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

April 23, 2019

On a spring day imagine prepping, either alone or with friends, for one of the most strenuous and rewarding events to come to campus. There is nothing but miles of bike paths, running lanes and swim laps between you and the finish line. Join individuals of all ages and abilities as they swim, bike an...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon upholds legacy of friendship, excellence

Sigma Alpha Epsilon upholds legacy of friendship, excellence

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

April 23, 2019

An old vending machine, unplugged from the outlet, sits in the corner of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) house’s basement. The vending machine started a fire in the old SAE house in 2010, but the machine and the fraternity still stand, though now in a new place. The fraternity’s “True Gentl...

Finish finals on a strong note this semester

Finish finals on a strong note this semester

Tayler Larsen, Lifestyles Reporter

April 23, 2019

Finals can be nerve-racking especially when the majority of what you know is to study and to not procrastinate. As an SDSU student, you have an abundance of helpful resources surrounding you. This year, try something new and go into finals week armed with confidence. A change of scenery can spa...

How to keep friendships strong over summer break

How to keep friendships strong over summer break

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

April 17, 2019

There are plenty of ways to stay in contact with the friends you’ve made in college, especially when going separate ways for the summer. It doesn't have to be as complicated as waiting to see each other until the fall. “Keeping in touch with college friends is important because you might need thei...

Spring weather prompts outdoor activities in Brookings

Spring weather prompts outdoor activities in Brookings

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

April 17, 2019

Now that the snow has almost melted and the sun is radiating, Brookings is coming back to life. The Brookings community offers a multitude of activities sure to keep everyone occupied and satisfied during the spring months. One of the first signs of spring is the opening of outdoor patios around t...

Students get idealistic about Easter baskets

Students get idealistic about Easter baskets

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

April 17, 2019

Most of us are past the age receiving Easter baskets full of candy and eggs. So what would a college Easter Basket hold? We asked students to detail their ideal basket. Junior interior design major Kaeli Anderson took one of the more practical approaches when it came to her basket. “Hones...

How to stay focused, productive until semester ends

How to stay focused, productive until semester ends

Amanda John, Lifestyles Columnist

April 9, 2019

With the spring weather fast approaching, many students are probably eager for classes to end and summer to begin. We are doing our best to attend classes, but the start of school year zeal is gone, and what’s left to think of is the sun and fun we had during spring break. Here are five tips ...

Take spring cleaning deeper with self-care

Take spring cleaning deeper with self-care

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

April 9, 2019

Spring cleaning can be more than just organizing the bathroom cupboards and mopping the floors. Make it about cleaning up your life and preparing to head into the upcoming season change with a clear heart and mind. Thankfully, there are a few ways to make spring a healthier and better season emot...

Roommate, best friends in one: SDSU offers stress-free search for friendships, community

Roommate, best friends in one: SDSU offers stress-free search for friendships, community

Tayler Larsen, Lifestyles Reporter

April 9, 2019

Roommates can make or break the college experience. No perfect formula exists for finding a good roommate, however, knowing what will make the search simpler is key to a stress-free experience. There are options are available to make the housing process for college students less hectic. For ...

Jazz opens School of Performing Arts’ Spring Festival of Music

Jazz opens School of Performing Arts’ Spring Festival of Music

University Marketing and Communications

April 4, 2019

The annual South Dakota State University School of Performing Arts Spring Festival of Music includes five concerts held April 12-14. Each concert outside of the chamber ensembles will be in the Performing Arts Center’s Larson Memorial Concert Hall on campus. The chamber ensembles will be in Founders...

Dawson Hollow headlines fifth annual May Day Music Festival

Dawson Hollow headlines fifth annual May Day Music Festival

Renae Vinzant

April 3, 2019

KSDJ 90.7 is hosting the fifth Annual May Day Music Festival at South Dakota State University. It will feature live music, student performers, and student organization booths and vendors. The May Day Music Festival will be  5-10 p.m. on April 26 in Jack’s Place in the lower level of the  Student...

Prairie Repertory Theatre to perform “Wizard of Oz” and more this season

Prairie Repertory Theatre to perform “Wizard of Oz” and more this season

University Marketing and Communications

April 3, 2019

Prairie Repertory Theatre is set to open its 49th summer season. The season opens with the classic comedy, “Father of the Bride,” followed by “Beehive: The 60’s Musical,” the ultimate celebration of 1960s female empowerment; a laugh out loud comedy of heroic proportions, “Insane with Power;”...