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Single’s guide to Valentine’s Day

Single’s guide to Valentine’s Day

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles

February 13, 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 13, 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. The poll is now closed. ...

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...

Be write: importance of legible handwriting in working world

Be write: importance of legible handwriting in working world

Danielle Sons, Reporter

January 17, 2019


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From chicken scratch to breath-taking cursive, to block letters and microscopic ones, handwriting is a common skill everyone must learn. “Technology has always been changing how we present language. People like Socrates feared that moving from speaking to writing would have disastrous effects on ...

How to be a better person: New Year’s edition

How to be a better person: New Year’s edition

Amanda John, Lifestyles Columnist

January 9, 2019


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Hello, it’s me again. I had a feeling the title would get your attention; if you’re reading this, it worked.  It’s 2019, and I can’t begin to say how excited I am that each, and every one of you made it into the new year. Like all new year’s we begin with resolutions,  a number of thin...

New year means back-to-school resolutions

New year means back-to-school resolutions

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

January 9, 2019


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We all tend to get caught up in resolutions and making promises to ourselves at the start of a new year. The problem that often occurs, however, is that after the first two weeks of a fresh year come and go, resolutions follow suit and we slip back into old habits.  One of the reasons the vows we make to ourselv...