The Collegian

‘Black Panther’: groundbreaking superhero tale of black power, leadership

‘Black Panther’: groundbreaking superhero tale of black power, leadership

Ian Lack

February 20, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: A Well, after the success of “Wonder Woman” and now “Black Panther,” Hollywood is finally starting to pick up on something we’ve known all along: people will pay to see women and pe...

‘The 15:17 to Paris’: well-intentioned true life story disappoints

‘The 15:17 to Paris’: well-intentioned true life story disappoints

Ian Lack

February 14, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: F Heroism is a hard thing to commit to. Being able to put others before yourself and your safety is something to be respected. It’s seen in the people who donate their kidneys to strange...

Five tips to work up courage, score a date with your crush

Five tips to work up courage, score a date with your crush

Amanda John

February 14, 2018


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Okay, let’s be honest; I haven’t been the most romantic writer in history, but I’m here to surprise you. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m going to give you five tips for scoring a date with your crush – you’re welcome. Believe in yourself. You’ve got to hype yourself up on the daily,...

‘Fifty Shades Freed’: viewers freed from lackluster trilogy

‘Fifty Shades Freed’: viewers freed from lackluster trilogy

Ian Lack

February 14, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: D- One of the miracles of capitalism is how it allows a market for almost anything. Paradoxically, one of the horrors of capitalism is how it allows a market for almost anything. For e...

Celebrate Valentine’s by treating yourself this year

Kyrin Wahlmeier

February 14, 2018


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If you don’t have plans for Valentine’s Day this year, you could catch a movie with friends, try out a bath bomb or eat Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and watch chick flicks. These ideas tie into “Galentine’s Day” and or “Treat Yo’ Self” day that is celebrated the day before Valentine’s...

In love or lovesick: Jacks talk Valentine’s Day

Gabby Premus

February 14, 2018


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Valentine’s Day is upon us, and single or not, it’s coming either way. Some hate the day dedicated to love, and some can’t get enough of it. Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for someone who is a sucker for love or chocolate. Or maybe the perfect day is a movie, popcorn and some time...

Shopping local made easy by Pop-up Market vendors

Shopping local made easy by Pop-up Market vendors

Sydney Wood

February 7, 2018


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The “Shop Local” movement has taken Brookings by storm, thanks to the Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). The BEDC helps anyone in Brookings county who is in the process of creating a business by conducting open spaces tours and makerspace workshops, which are hosted to further...

Outdoor program offers new, unique experiences

Outdoor program offers new, unique experiences

Spencer Thompson

February 7, 2018


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The Outdoor Program at the South Dakota State Wellness Center gives students plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors through a variety of trips and services. Justin Parks, coordinator of the Outdoor Program, plans the trips for each semester. With every new outing, he hopes to make them more...

All paws on deck: Humane Society seeks volunteers, donors to help animals

All paws on deck: Humane Society seeks volunteers, donors to help animals

Gabby Premus

February 7, 2018


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The Brookings Regional Humane Society wouldn’t be here without the Brookings community. Last November, the people of Brookings stepped up to assist the Humane Society during a financial crisis. Enough money was raised to make it to its next and largest event. Paws for Wine is 7 to 10:30 p.m....

‘Winchester’: true story squandered for cheap horror flick

‘Winchester’: true story squandered for cheap horror flick

Ian Lack

February 6, 2018


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GRADE: D Is there nothing Helen Mirren can’t do? The Oscar-winning actress has portrayed English queens, assassins and animated creatures in a career that has lasted over 50 years. To be frank, she’s an English legend. But it appears one of the things she still has yet to successfully tra...

‘The Shape of Water’: monster movie makes for enchanting romance

‘The Shape of Water’: monster movie makes for enchanting romance

Ian Lack

February 6, 2018


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GRADE: A On the surface, you wouldn’t expect a movie like “The Shape of Water” to be anything close to an awards film, one engineered to win Oscars and other such over-hyped recognition. The movie has a respectable cast: previous Oscar-nominee Sally Hawkins leads, and is joined by Octavi...

‘Capers Takes a Holiday’ puts new spin on tradition

‘Capers Takes a Holiday’ puts new spin on tradition

Haley Halvorson

January 31, 2018


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After 73 years of Capers has earned a celebration, which is why this year’s Capers was named “Capers Takes a Holiday.” The second-longest tradition at South Dakota State, Capers is put on entirely by students, including members of Alpha Psi Omega. This year’s theme came from members of...