The Collegian

Five ways to solve roommate problems

Five ways to solve roommate problems

Danielle Sons

November 7, 2018

Roommates can be the best or worst people you ever live with. Nobody wants to have a troublesome roommate, but, if it comes to a point where confrontation is necessary, there are a few things roommates can do to mitigate the issues or awkwardness. Create a contract Roommate agreements are alw...

Rationing roommate responsibilities

Rationing roommate responsibilities

Emma Anderson

November 7, 2018

Whether you live in the residence halls, an apartment or a house, chances are you have at least one roommate. Sharing a living space with other people can be difficult, especially when it comes to splitting responsibilities, but it doesn’t have to be. For junior business economics major Abby Fla...

George the Ghost haunts Doner Auditorium

George the Ghost haunts Doner Auditorium

Danielle Sons

October 30, 2018

When Halloween rolls around, it can be the perfect time to find different ways to scare people. A popular way to do that is trough ghost stories. Ghost stories can be related to a certain building and the spooky events that might have happened in it in the past.  In fact, there is a ghost located right on So...

Science behind influence of scares

Science behind influence of scares

Emma Anderson

October 30, 2018

Spooky season is upon us, so it’s time to get scared. While fear is typically a negative feeling, we may subconsciously enjoy a scare more than we even realize. Feeling scared produces endorphins in the brain which create a natural high, an online NBC News article by Vivian Manning-Schaffel sa...

Ways to reinvent a traditional fall activity

Ways to reinvent a traditional fall activity

Emma Anderson

October 30, 2018

It’s not fall without pumpkins. Period. Although the season can proceed without carving pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is a traditional autumn activity that even the least of fall enthusiasts can partake in. It’s a messy ordeal — wherein scooping slimy, stringy pumpkin guts out may become just t...

Quick, easy last-minute Halloween costumes

Quick, easy last-minute Halloween costumes

Emma Anderson

October 30, 2018

You probably haven’t given much thought to your Halloween costume. If you have, you wouldn’t be reading this. We get it — sometimes the amount in the bank account and creativity both run low. Here is a list of costumes that are cute and affordable using things you probably already have in the c...

How to manage homesickness

How to manage homesickness

Danielle Sons

October 17, 2018

Whether it’s freshman year or senior year, most students might experience the longing to go home to family, friends and pets. Homesickness can be tough to overcome and many students might have have that opportunity very often. To avoid homesickness here are some tips to cope with something ma...

McCrory Gardens host Dog Days of Fall for second year

McCrory Gardens host Dog Days of Fall for second year

Emma Anderson

October 17, 2018

For the second year in a row, one of the cutest events in Brookings welcomed back its four-legged friends for Dog Days of Fall. The event, which for one day allows dogs inside the formal gardens from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at McCrory Gardens. Pet owners and pets came in costumes, said Lisa Ma...

Craft’s Love is Blind: potential relationship or just friendship?

Craft’s Love is Blind: potential relationship or just friendship?

Haley Halvorson

October 16, 2018

Sasia Heitkamp, a junior wildlife and fisheries and pre-veterinarian double-major took a chance last week and put her love life in someone else’s hands and went on a blind date with freshman electrical engineering major Chase Pinkert. Last Wednesday, the two went to Craft Italian and American Fusio...

DIY: Hobo Day essentials

DIY: Hobo Day essentials

Haley Halvorson

October 9, 2018

It’s time to take advantage of all the Jackrabbit spirit this homecoming week – one way to do that is with festive DIY Hobo Week decoration and apparel. Many students might spend the week amping up for the game or planning a get-together with friends to celebrate this year’s Hobo Day, but the...

Homelycoming returns for third year during Hobo Week

Homelycoming returns for third year during Hobo Week

Emma Anderson

October 10, 2018

Rise and shine Jackrabbits, it’s Hobo Week. Thankfully for us, arguably one of the most entertaining events of the week, Mr. and Ms. Homelycoming, is back for its third year. This year, the pageant-like competition, which involves women dressing like men and vice versa, will have workout, talent and s...

Top five Hobo Week traditions

Top five Hobo Week traditions

Danielle Sons

October 9, 2018

Students, alumni and fans from all over are gearing up for South Dakota State University’s biggest event: Hobo Day. Before the big day, there are many traditions during the week that are tied to making Hobo Day more enjoyable. Here are some of the most popular traditions sure to pump up anyone’...