The Collegian

The Tinder Box battles in Chicago

catherine.hill

April 24, 2012


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After one battle comes another. The Tinder Box, the three-piece band composed of Chad Konrad, Dominic Osterloh and Jon Wallner won the SDSU Battle of the Bands on April 19. Shortly prior to that event, they were also informed they were selected to compete in Chicago for the Midwest Regional Finale on...

Dreaming of Nashville

Rachel Gibbons

April 24, 2012


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A 19-year-old from Volga, S.D., dreams of heading off to Nashville to become a country musician. This country star hopeful is Dane Larsen. Larsen was invited to play his guitar and sing in his friend’s room for fun a few months ago. Amazed at Larsen’s singing ability, Austin Appel recorded Dane singing...

Max Brooks shows how to be ‘practi-cool’ not ‘tacti-cool’

catherine.hill

April 24, 2012


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One hundred and thirty South Dakota residents are now prepared for a zombie apocalypse thanks to the help of author and zombie expert Max Brooks. Brooks spoke on Monday, April 23 in the Volstorff Ballroom. His comedic dialogue put many audience members into fits of laughter and for some, tears. No area...

Bust a rhyme

Holly Leske

April 17, 2012


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“I kill cars the way Charlie Sheen killed his career.” The crowd gathered at Cottonwood Coffee on April 13, burst into a fit of laughter. But this wasn’t a comedy club night, or a roast of Charlie Sheen. This was an unofficial poetry slam, where contestants performed their poetry in spoken-word fash...

Fuzzy friends come to college

catherine.hill

April 17, 2012


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They have been sleeping together since her senior year of high school. Through all her adventures, Andrea Dreis and Daisy, her stuffed duck, are still inseparable. “I have what you call an obsession with yellow ducks,” Dries said. “And one day, my mom saw this giant, fluffy, yellow duck and bo...

Battle of the Bands returns to SDSU

catherine.hill

April 17, 2012


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Six bands will face off against each other on Thursday, April 19 at 8 p.m. in the Volstorff Ballroom. The University Program Council and State Tech have teamed up to present the annual SDSU Battle of the Bands. Six bands will compete for three cash prizes: first place at $500, second place at $350 ...

Audio Connections

Rachel Gibbons

April 17, 2012


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With guitars, pianos, harmonicas and drums in store, Audio Connections has even more to offer than what a first glance catches. Audio Connections is a music supply store that also offers the services of The Dance Machine DJ company and designing and installation for sound systems. “Connecting you to...

Cinderella comes to SDSU

catherine.hill

April 17, 2012


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  Audience members will be able to relive their childhood through State University Theatre’s production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella. While this version is different from the Disney classic, the whimsy and heart-warming emotions are still there. The set is detailed, intricate and pu...

UPC photo contest winner announced

catherine.hill

April 17, 2012


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  Through the month of March, the University Program Council ran a photography and Photoshop contest that offered a top prize of $60. Marian Hooks, a sophomore advertising major from Aberdeen, won the photography portion with a picture she took in Florence, Italy. The Photoshop contest winner was Fe...

Adult Swim Carnival Tour rocked through SDSU campus

catherine.hill

April 3, 2012


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The two men at the entrance armed with attendance counters had their work cut out for them as more than 2,400 students flooded in to the Adult Swim Carnival on April 2. SDSU was one of 10 schools selected for the Cartoon Network Adult Swim Carnival Tour. “In our off season, the crew identifies a bunch of ...

Langston Hughes concert filled PAC with jazz

molly erdmann

April 3, 2012


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Dr. Ronald McCurdy and his Jazz Quartet had the audience clapping and on their feet during their performance “Langston Hughes’ Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz” at the Performing Arts Center on March 29. “Langston Hughes’ Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz,” or, “The Langston Hughe...

Robot Bees: possible buzz of the future?

Kalie Swails

March 27, 2012


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Imagine for a moment a swarm of bees — a great cloud of insects buzzing about a hive, lilting through the sky or meandering across a field, fastidiously floating between plants and petals. Notice then that their grey, carbon-fiber bodies are held aloft by titanium wings. Their buzz is not the hum o...