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Romantic, tragic history of Valentine’s Day

Romantic, tragic history of Valentine’s Day

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles

Chocolates, flowers and romance weren't necessarily a part of the origin story of Valentine's Day. Rather, prison, execution and heroic acts inspired the day. According to National Geographic, the day is all based around legendary men named Valentine. Although there are lots of romantic aspects of...

Rodriguez’s ‘Miss Bala’ film falls short from 2011 remake

Rodriguez’s ‘Miss Bala’ film falls short from 2011 remake

Jacob Ford, Movie Reviewer

February 12, 2019


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Score: 4.7/10 Gina Rodriguez’s action movie debut “Miss Bala” leaves viewers spying for a different flick. The 2011 Mexican remake didn’t live up to its expectations even with the help from Rodriguez and the “Miss Bala” is a direct remake of the 2011 Mexican film of the same name, and i...

DIY Valentine’s Day: homemade tips, tricks

DIY Valentine’s Day: homemade tips, tricks

Tayler Larsen, Lifestyles Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

It can be stressful to go out and find that perfect gift for that someone special. There are a few ways to make it even more special with some ways to DIY your Valentine’s Day from those popular “Open when” letters to a homemade card. Let this year be different and stress-free from unnecessary expe...

Single’s guide to Valentine’s Day

Single’s guide to Valentine’s Day

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles

February 12, 2019


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Although Feb. 14  is typically a day enjoyed by people in relationships, it does not have to be that way. There are plenty of ways to celebrate the day, even if a significant other isn’t in the picture. “I have so much fun with my girls that we almost forget that it’s Valentine’s Day,” ...

Learning to love in different ways on Valentine’s Day

Learning to love in different ways on Valentine’s Day

Amanda John, Lifestyles Columnist

February 12, 2019


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Hello, my wonderful friends, as with every great February at South Dakota State University, we sit and anticipate the one day in the year when we feel either happy or alone: Valentine’s Day. Some say it’s a time to remember  a saint whose last days were spent honoring love, or the mythologica...

The Best of Brookings 2019

The Best of Brookings 2019

February 12, 2019


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Jackrabbits, the Collegian's Best of Brookings survey is open. You have two weeks to vote for your favorite Brooking's businesses in each category. Give your favorite business some love by voting and let them know they're the best in Brookings. Poll closes Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. ...

Capers 74th performance filled with firsts, lasts

Capers 74th performance filled with firsts, lasts

Danielle Sons, Reporter

January 29, 2019


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To get a feel for a true theater experience here at South Dakota State University, students put together a show called Capers, that is sure to be filled with music, dance and M-rated (for mature audiences) humor. The 74th showing of this annual show will be one to remember. It’s fitting that Caper...

Humane Society’s ‘Paws for Wine’ doubles as date night, charity event

Humane Society’s ‘Paws for Wine’ doubles as date night, charity event

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

January 29, 2019


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Paws for Wine, the 11th annual event hosted by the Brookings Regional Humane Society, is set to take place from 6-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Swiftel Center. Executive director Maia Moore said this year along with silent auctions, live music, wine tasting and raffles, there will also be VIP...

Three lazy tips to get clear skin

Three lazy tips to get clear skin

Amanda John, Columnist

January 29, 2019


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If you’re familiar with my work you know I enjoy a little bit of self pampering and love — and the only thing better is doing it the lazy way. Today we are shifting scenes, and, trust me, your face will thank you. Remember when you left high school and the acne didn’t stop? Or maybe it did ...

TRIO office host bath bomb event for National Relaxation Day

TRIO office host bath bomb event for National Relaxation Day

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

January 20, 2019


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Baking soda, water, essential oils and food coloring all have one thing in common—they are the ingredients needed to make homemade bath bombs. In celebration of National Relaxation Day, TRIO Student Support Services hosted an event on Thursday, Jan. 17 where students could come and relax while m...

January blues: what is it, how to combat it

January blues: what is it, how to combat it

Danielle Sons, Reporter

January 17, 2019


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Though winter brings Christmas cheer and time off of school, it can also bring Seasonal Attribution Disorder (SAD) or more popularly known as seasonal depression. SAD is caused by the changing of the seasons like late fall and winter. With less sunlight and cooler temperatures, the Mayo Clini...

Ways to deal with stacked schedule

Ways to deal with stacked schedule

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

January 17, 2019


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It is the beginning of the semester and you are feeling refreshed and ready to take on a full set of classes. However, maybe you were just a little too ambitious when registering for classes and now, after a week, it seems to be too much stress. Don’t worry, though, there are ways to tell if you have booked...