The Collegian

Ryes and Shine for Buttercrust Bakery

Marian Hooks

January 10, 2012


Filed under Lifestyles

As customers open the doors to Buttercrust Bakery, the aroma of freshly baked breads and pastries carries them back to grandma’s kitchen on a cold winter day. The cozy little bakery opened its doors to the public on Nov. 25, 2011 and was instantly successful. Bakers Brice McDonald and Dan Spaulding st...

The Years Movies in Review

Corey Wackel

January 10, 2012


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Woody Allen: Any Hollywood figure who has been in the business for more than 30 years seems to have a problem reinventing themselves as time goes on. That doesn’t appear to be the case for director Woody Allen, who made his 42nd directorial effort with last year’s film Midnight in Paris. This film...

Inside look at Capture the Plague

Marian Hooks

December 6, 2011


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South Dakota isn’t typically known for its music scene, but if a person were to look in the right places, they’d probably be surprised. An Aberdeen, band, Capture the Plague, has made a name for itself over the last seven years playing  shows at a wide variety of venues. Band members include: M...

Dreaming of a greener Christmas: Tips for an eco-friendly holiday

Kalie Swails

December 6, 2011


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The volume of waste in the average American household increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, which reported Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash around the holidays. In the chaos of the holidays, being mindful ...

These threads give hope

catherine.hill

December 6, 2011


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Minimum wage in South Dakota is $7.25. Six states in the United States have a minimum wage over $8. Imagine earning $0.20 an hour. That is exactly what the women in the Philippines earn for their work in making hand crafted bracelets. Threads of Hope is the product of Alex and Chris Kuhlow, a husban...

Jazz ensemble to go to Switzerland

University Relations

November 29, 2011


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Switzerland’s famed Montreux Jazz Festival has invited South Dakota State University student jazz musicians to perform in 2012. “It is the most prestigious jazz festival in all of Europe,” said Nathan Jorgensen, assistant professor of woodwinds and jazz at SDSU. “There are about half a dozen ja...

A haven for the Colorado Kid

Jonathan Willett

November 29, 2011


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For those of you lucky enough to see the television show Haven on the SyFy channel, you may have noticed that the series is actually based on a Stephen King novel called The Colorado Kid. Like most of his works, King chooses the Northeast, specifically Maine, to set this story of mystery and intrigu...

Punk Goes Pop Vol. 4 offers solid line-up

Marian Hooks

November 29, 2011


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Every year, Fearless Records puts out a compilation CD called Punk Goes.... and in past years there have been Punk Goes Acoustic, Punk Goes Crunk, Punk Goes 90s and most recently, Punk Goes Pop Volume 4. For months, fans eagerly await the chosen bands and the songs the bands decided to cover. The album, ...

Laugh your way into finals

catherine.hill

November 29, 2011


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Finals, procrastination and last-minute projects all have one thing in common: they're not funny. You know what is funny? Comedians. The University Program Council has teamed up with Tig Notaro and Tom Sharpe to bring some light to the monotony of the last few weeks of the semester. At 8 p.m. on Wedn...

Students STAND UP for No Hate

catherine.hill

November 15, 2011


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The Gay-Straight Alliance, University Program Council and Residence Hall Association have teamed up to encourage students to stand against bullying and stand for the rights of all students. Stand Up for No Hate is a combination of the No H8 campaign and the Stand Up campaign. No H8 was established as ...

Sky is the limit in “Skyrim”

John Schimdt

November 15, 2011


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It’s cold and windy in the GameStop parking lot; I’m standing there surrounded by half-frozen gamers and filled with excitement. It is 15 minutes before midnight on 11/11/11, one of the most important days in gaming history: the release of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If you’ve played any other Elde...

The Sweater Guy

catherine.hill

November 15, 2011


Filed under Lifestyles

In the west end of main street across from Information Exchange, bright scarves, handmade hats, whimsical jewelry and a wide variety of other trinkets mark a familiar, annual visitor. The fragrance of incense wafts through the Student Union every November. In the midst of it all, students can find a kin...