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‘Never Dark Thursdays’ illuminate the School of Performing Arts

‘Never Dark Thursdays’ illuminate the School of Performing Arts

Lydia Hansen, Reporter

September 17, 2019

This year marks the first of a new initiative put forth by the School of Performing Arts: ‘Never Dark Thursdays’ at South Dakota State University. According to their website, “If it is a Thursday and school is in session, that means an event is happening at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.” Open...

Family fun to be had with the Brookings Great 8

Caroline Covert, Copy Editor

September 17, 2019

When it comes to Brookings, there isn’t a shortage of fun activities and places to visit for the whole family to enjoy. Here is a list of fun places to visit, which are considered to be the ‘Brookings Great 8.’ Brookings Children’s Museum With a giant T-Rex skeleton as its mascot, the Chi...

“It Chapter 2” a comprehensive review: Even perfect casting can’t fix this carnival of mismatched genres

“It Chapter 2” a comprehensive review:  Even perfect casting can’t  fix this carnival of mismatched genres

Jacob Ford, Reporter

September 10, 2019

Andy Muschietti’s revamp of “It” surprised audiences around the world with its quality. Muschietti made the brilliant choice of crafting the film more like an adventure than a horror flick. The result is an exciting horror-epic, a genre combo that is hard to come by but works wonderfully. Its e...

A look at BROCKHAMPTON’s latest album, GINGER

A look at BROCKHAMPTON’s latest album, GINGER

Adam Foss, Lifestyles Reporter

September 10, 2019

BROCKHAMPTON, the self-proclaimed “best boy band since One Direction,” released melancholic and emotional “GINGER” Aug. 23, 2019. Nearly every track has somber instrumentals with lyrics covering deep topics such as loss, depression, anxiety and the struggle the members went through in their y...

Fierce friends forged through rugby club participation

Fierce friends forged through rugby club participation

Brianna Schreurs, Reporter

September 10, 2019

Sunshine, snow, wind or even two inches of standing water. No matter the weather, Jake Axtmann, South Dakota State University Men’s Rugby Club field captain, says the game of rugby is 80 minutes of misery. However, he isn’t deterred from playing the game. Rugby has a reputation for being in...

Three key tips to survive freshman year

Payton Pierce, Public Relations Director

August 27, 2019

Adjusting to college life can be a daunting task, but there are a few things that can take away the stress of being new to college. These tips and tricks can help you get acclimated faster and get the most out of your first year at SDSU, both in classes and in the community.   Sit toward the fr...

Five faces to know as the school year goes on

Trenton Abrego, Editor-In-Chief

August 27, 2019

With 2,415 names listed in the SDSU staff directory, incoming students may be confused about who to know and why. Sticking to this list of major players can help new students get the right contacts, learn more about the campus and know who to wave to when walking through the Union. President Barry Dunn...

“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...