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Experience at Dairy Bar, plant help students learn

Experience at Dairy Bar, plant help students learn

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

March 22, 2019


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Nestled behind Berg Agricultural Hall and next to Alfred Dairy Science Hall is the Davis Dairy Plant and Dairy Bar, where people tour, study and enjoy some of the many products that are made here on campus. The South Dakota State University Dairy Bar makes many products like ice cream, cheese, butte...

Netherlands native finds home at SDSU, plans for life-long career in dairy industry

Netherlands native finds home at SDSU, plans for life-long career in dairy industry

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

March 20, 2019


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Flying over the Atlantic Ocean, Sanne de Bruijn and her family traveled from their home in the Netherlands to the United States in 2004 to pursue their love for dairy. De Bruijn, a junior double majoring in dairy production and dairy manufacturing, moved around several times within the U.S. and ev...

Love is Blind: SDSU students take leap toward love

Love is Blind: SDSU students take leap toward love

Haley Halvorson, Lifestyles Editor

March 15, 2019


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Armaan Deepak a junior aviation major decided to go on a blind date for the first time last week with Sydney Charlton, sophomore early childhood education major. They went on the date to Craft Italian American Fusion and answered some questions before and after the date. Before the date... How w...

Alpha Xi Delta provides second family, opportunity for SDSU women

Alpha Xi Delta provides second family, opportunity for SDSU women

Haley Halvorson, Lifestyles Editor

March 14, 2019


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Alpha Xi Delta (AXiD) isn’t your run-of-the-mill sorority. In fact, it’s not a sorority at all. AXiD is technically a women’s fraternity. When AXiD was founded as a national organization in 1893, it was common for men’s fraternities to help start a women’s organization similar to fratern...

Book by women for women

Book by women for women

Lauren Franken, Managing Editor

March 13, 2019


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In honor of International Women’s Day last week, here are a couple of books written by feminists in a time or culture wherein feminist ideologies were not met with open arms. “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath Plath wrote her award-winning novel under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas in 1963. The boo...

Five ways to prepare for study abroad trips

Five ways to prepare for study abroad trips

Danielle Sons, Reporter

March 13, 2019


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Passport in hand, suitcase packed to the brim and planes passing by overhead. Preparing to study abroad is an exciting thing, but there are some precautions that should be taken to ensure an enjoyable and successful trip. Do your research Make sure that if you are going to a country that speaks a different ...

The Best of Brookings 2019

The Best of Brookings 2019

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019


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The 539 submissions The Collegian received created this list of Brookings’ best. The competition was fierce, but in the end, the winners made their voice known. So, when you’re struggling to decide which salon to get a fresh cut at or looking for a great first date spot, trust this list to have t...

South Dakota filmmaker catches critics attention with movie “Tater Tot and Patton”

South Dakota filmmaker catches critics attention with movie “Tater Tot and Patton”

Jacob Ford, Movie Critic

February 28, 2019


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South Dakota Native Andrew Kightlinger wrote and directed "Tater Tot and Patton," a South Dakota-set drama from the producer of Napoleon Dynamite, starring Jessica Rothe and Bates Wilder. It's about how a wayward millennial escapes to her uncle's South Dakota ranch, unhinging his placid boozer life. "...

How to prepare for spring break

How to prepare for spring break

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

February 27, 2019


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The countdown to spring break is on and many students are looking forward to a stress-free week of no classes or homework. Whether you have plans to road trip to South Padre or you are going to spend a lowkey week at home, there are ways to prepare for the break. “I am going on vacation for s...

Romantic, tragic history of Valentine’s Day

Romantic, tragic history of Valentine’s Day

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

February 14, 2019


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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 13, 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 13, 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...