The Collegian

Comedic magician kicks off 2011-2012 CMN year

Kyrstin Baker

September 28, 2011


Filed under Lifestyles

Magic shows are fun and so are comedy shows. But what happens when those two things are combined into one show? The Children’s Miracle Network committee is aiming to answer just that. On Monday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, comedic magician Derek Hughes takes the stage for the 2...

AWOL audience

catherine.hill

September 28, 2011


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Bands log countless hours driving across the country to play shows for their fans. Some tours travel across the entire United States, which creates thousands of miles and hundreds of hours. However, most bands claim it’s all worth it. But when the band arrives at a venue to be greeted by 30 fans, it’...

Local comedian raises money for Autism Speaks

catherine.hill

September 20, 2011


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On Friday, Sept. 23, comedian and comedy promoter Brian Abrahamson will be hosting a walk to raise money for Autism Speaks at the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls. “We just found out that my son, Noah, who is almost 4 years old is autistic,” Abrahamson said. “Noah's Ark Comedy is named after him. He ...

New restaurant hits the ground

catherine.hill

September 20, 2011


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A new restaurant emerged in Brookings at the end of August. I was interested in trying out this arrival, so I grabbed a friend and we went on an adventure. Ground Round has replaced the Pavilion Bar and Grill on the Days Inn hotel property at 2500 East 6th Street. When we arrived, the parking lot was ...

3-D movies a thing of the past and present

John Schimdt

September 20, 2011


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3-D technology seems to be nothing more than a fad that will eventually fade out, like it has in the past. I’ve really only seen two 3-D movies: “UP!” and “Jackass 3-D”. To be honest, they weren’t all that great. The idea and concept of 3-D film is mind blowing, new and interesting. 3-D es...

Dexter is more than good TV

Jonathan Willett

September 20, 2011


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Most people know the benevolent serial killer Dexter Morgan from the hit TV series Dexter, starring Michael C. Hall. However, author Jeff Lindsay has been crafting his unique lead character for over a decade. His newest effort, Dexter is Delicious, showcases the blood spatter analyst in a much different li...

MTV presents: The Video Music Awards

Bradley Schoreit

September 6, 2011


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The end of summer brings one of the greatest award shows to our television sets: The MTV Video Music Awards. In past years, we have seen some amazing performances, such as Green Day’s slime filled version of “American Idiot” and the stunning kiss between Britney Spears, Madonna and Christina Aguilera. Th...

New headphones bring fresh beat to music

John Schimdt

September 6, 2011


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Headphones are almost necessary for campus life; there is nothing like having some music playing when you’re trekking across the tundra to get to chemistry lab on time. Luckily, the new addition to the bookstore, Hobo Tech, has new headphones to help us all stay sane. As the dust settled on the new bo...

Zombie book not for faint of heart

Jonathan Willett

September 6, 2011


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If you have an aversion to gore and realism, this book will not be for you.  Max Brook’s World War Z is a graphic peek into the world rebuilding after mankind’s war against the zombie outbreak. You may recognize Brook’s name both from his highly acclaimed Zombie Survival Guide, as well as his fam...

Summer TV brings the heat

Bradley Schoreit

August 31, 2011


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It has been a summer of crazy reality television and super season finales. After saying goodbye to regular season shows like Glee, Grey’s Anatomy and American Idol; we ushered in our summer season television. This summer, I have been tuned into just about every reality television show under the sun: Big ...

Five bands that made a splash this summer

catherine.hill

August 31, 2011


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My favorite part about the summer is all of the concerts! I have so many opportunities to check out the music scene, beyond that of South Dakota, that I can’t help but dive in any chance I get. So with that, I’ll give you a recap of some of the bands that stood out to me. The Jealous Sea: These guys a...

Brewing buds bring local beer to Brookings

catherine.hill

August 31, 2011


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A new face has appeared in the bars and restaurants of Brookings. Two SDSU students opened their own brewery this summer and on Aug. 15, the first brew from Heist Brewing became available to the public. Owned by Luke Rensink and Tom Strübel, Heist Brewingmoved into their 611 Second St. South location on July 1...