The Collegian

Christmas activities in the area

Christmas activities in the area

McKenzie Mockler, Reporter November 30, 2021

Snow is falling, lights are going up and spirit is in the air. Christmas time is around the corner, and the Brookings area has events scheduled all season long. Join the community by attending the Christmas...

To Oxford  and Beyond

To Oxford and Beyond

Symmone Gauer, Lifestyles Editor (She/Her) November 30, 2021

Just over a year ago, Hattie Seten received the news that she was a Rhodes Scholarship recipient, only the second student from South Dakota State University to ever receive this honor. For the then-SDSU...

The real story of Thanksgiving

The real story of Thanksgiving

Symmone Gauer, Lifestyles Editor (She/her) November 16, 2021

This year, we celebrate the 400th anniversary of what we consider the first Thanksgiving. Many of us remember being taught about the first Thanksgiving in grade school. Perhaps we donned costumes for a...

Pictured are actors Erin-Leigh Moses, Sara Carr, Skyllar Schoening & Grant Taylor.

Satirical Thanksgiving play hits stage

Brina Sturm, Assistant Lifestyles Editor November 16, 2021

This weekend, South Dakota State University’s Theatre & Dance is presenting its second production of the academic year, “The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse. It’s quick-witted and...

Kendra Goplin hosted many after school programs on Thursday afternoon, during the lesson pictured above, she demonstrated how to plant Mother’s Day pots.

SDSU agriculture education major wins national award at convention

Adrienne Lipinski, Reporter November 16, 2021

​​An SDSU student who grew up on a crop farm in Wisconsin was a big winner at the 94th National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention last month in Indianapolis. Kendra Goplin, a freshman from...

Shanell Peterson and her fiancé, Kishan Chavan, during Holi.

From SDSU graduate to New Zealand influencer

Jordan Rusche, Editor In-chief (She/Her) November 16, 2021

While Shanell Peterson always knew she was going to have a “cool” and “crazy” career after college, she had no idea that one day she would become one of New Zealand’s most popular social media...

Pride of the Dakotas to perform annual indoor concert

Pride of the Dakotas to perform annual indoor concert

Karmen Sperr, Reporter November 9, 2021

​​The Pride of the Dakotas will be performing an indoor concert on Thursday featuring songs they have been performing throughout the football season.  The Pride has performed an indoor concert...

BCT’s “Steel Magnolias” coming to SDSU this week

BCT’s “Steel Magnolias” coming to SDSU this week

Lilli Moore, Reporter (She/her) November 9, 2021

The Brookings Community Theatre will perform “Steel Magnolias” at the Fishback Studio Theatre Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center starting Thursday.  The play takes place in a beauty salon in Louisiana...

Audiences praise South Korean Netflix series “Squid Game”

Audiences praise South Korean Netflix series “Squid Game”

Emma Smith, Reporter November 9, 2021

The new series “Squid Game” has quickly become the topic of conversation around the world, and Brookings is no exception.  The show aired on Netflix Sept. 17, and since then it has become the No....

The young son of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Frost wasnt born with a silver soon in his mouth--but it certainly wouldnt have bothered him any.

Barracks from back in the day

Symmone Gauer, Lifestyles Editor (She/her) November 9, 2021

After World War II, South Dakota State College was flush with veterans—and those veterans were in desperate need of a home. Like many colleges across the country at the time, SDSC (now SDSU) faced...

Rick Lunds TikTok profile

SDSU Has Its Own TikTok Star

Nick Aeilts, Reporter November 2, 2021

When people think of South Dakota State University, influencer is not the word most would use to describe it, but at least one student has reached that status. Fifth year communications major Rick Lund...

Library speaker series promotes Indigenous history, culture

Library speaker series promotes Indigenous history, culture

Jordan Rusche, Edidor in-Chief November 2, 2021

The Brookings Public Library will be hosting a series of speakers throughout November in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. “We started this back in 2019,” Mikaela Neubauer, community...

Load More Stories