The Collegian

A Blurred Picture-A Poem by Fayisa Woldetansai

Fayisa Woldetansai

February 28, 2012


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We spend some time on all the photos but one,Is blurred! Once in a while someone will ask who the people in the picture are? Still, the tone in their voice tells it all Another tries to take a closer lookbut never asks anything. Apart from the people in the pictureand the photographer, No one else s...

Columnist loves Iron Lady

cwackel

February 28, 2012


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  I am in love with a 62-year-old woman. If you let me explain it won’t sound as bad as you undoubtedly think. Before I came to SDSU to work my way through the pre-med track, I had big dreams of becoming a motion picture director and screenwriter. If you were to ask me back then what one person I ...

Naked Dating

Naked Dating

Vanessa Montalvo

February 14, 2012


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Tears, laughter and losing control of their bowels were just some of Harlan Cohen’s expectations of the student audience Feb. 13. Cohen, an advice columnist and author, was at SDSU presenting his upcoming book and dating experiment, Naked Dating. Don’t be deceived by the title Naked Dating, becau...

“Buried Child” brings unexpected twists

Corey Wackel

February 14, 2012


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Famed playwright Sam Shepard once had the following to say about the American Dream: “I don’t know what the American Dream is. I do know it doesn’t work. Not only doesn’t it work, the myth of the American Dream has created extraordinary havoc, and it’s going to be our demise.” Shepard used...

SDSU graduate named Miss Rodeo USA

Holly Leske

February 14, 2012


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Standing in the arena of the 42nd International Rodeo Association finals in Oklahoma City along with the seven other contestants, Trisha Smeenk, a 24-year-old recent SDSU graduate, was just grateful for the experience she had gained from competing in the Miss Rodeo USA 2012 pageant. Imagine her surpri...

Students give gift of llama

catherine.hill

February 7, 2012


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Students in the Spanish 310 classes this fall had no idea when they enrolled that they would have the opportunity to change the lives of another family. Through the help of Heifer International, a United States-based company, these students were able to do just that. Spanish professors Christi Garst-Santo...

Columnist reveals 2011’s TV hits

cwackel

January 24, 2012


Filed under Lifestyles

American Horror Story: Ryan Murphy seems capable of doing no wrong when it comes to creating new television series. I found that Murphy topped himself last year when he helped create the new series American Horror Story. No one has ever attempted to create a truly great horror series for television and ...

UPC awaits State-A-Thon

Holly Leske

January 24, 2012


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As State-A-Thon rolls into its 10th year with the slogan “We Stand For Kids Who Can’t,” coordinator Maggie Aldrich, a senior from Harrisburg, S.D., has big plans for the 2012 event. “Last year we raised over $37,000, and the year before that we raised over $33,000,” said Aldrich. “This year ...

And All that Jazz

catherine.hill

January 17, 2012


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A festival, which has hosted names like Ray Charles, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and over 50 others, now holds a spot for the SDSU Jazz Ensemble. Led by Nathan Jorgensen, assistant professor of woodwinds and jazz, 16 students and two professionals from Sioux Falls will take a journey across th...

The Reel Deal

Jenna Petrak

January 17, 2012


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It’s the big screens, the comfortable seats, and the popcorn that draw people into this popular hang out: the Brookings Cinema Five movie theatre. “We have a great atmosphere here. Our seats are comfortable. Our snacks are good and our service is great,” said Manager Cody Nicholas. The theatre h...

Year of the Music

Corey Wackel

January 17, 2012


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Last year was an interesting year for music. It saw the release of Lady Gaga’s so-called “masterpiece” album “Born This Way” which turned out to be anything but. Nickelback also released their newest album, again making me ask myself what a band like that is doing still making music. Still, ther...

Pin-Crastination

catherine.hill

January 10, 2012


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Every winter break I fly back to Connecticut with the mind set that I’m actually going to get something done. I’m funny, right? This past winter break was no different. I was determined to search for internships, clean my room and be a productive member of society. And this year, like every other, I f...