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Hidden gems of Brookings

Hidden gems of Brookings

Sydney Wood

September 6, 2018

Dozens of businesses are scattered through the Brookings area, each with unique and exciting opportunities for students to get more involved off campus. The hidden gems of the community can be a great way to get off campus and explore. Dakota Nature Park is five miles off campus, its scenic ponds,...

Jacks find their place in clubs, organizations

Jacks find their place in clubs, organizations

Haley Halvorson

August 29, 2018

Sitting in the Lewis and Clark Room in the Student Union, the Paintball Club discusses their recent trip to a nearby paintball field, the adrenaline they felt and when their next trip will be.  According to Devin Cressy, the president of the club, not a lot of students know SDSU has a paintball ...

Camping encourages healthy, stress-free life

Camping encourages healthy, stress-free life

Emma Anderson

August 29, 2018

Although we all enjoy a weekend binging our favorite Netflix show, sometimes it is nice to get outdoors to explore the world around us and unleash our inner adventurer. Camping provides many different benefits, as long as you have the proper gear and are in the right location.  People can often run into distractions and forget...

5 meals under $5

5 meals under $5

Emma Anderson

August 29, 2018

One of the toughest things about college is budgeting. More specifically, budgeting out meals — especially when you may no longer have a meal plan. If you are anything like me, you never paid attention to how much food cost when you were on a prepaid meal plan. However, now that I do not have one of t...

Start the semester off on the right foot: 5 tips for good physical and emotional wellness

Emma Anderson

August 22, 2018

Even though the start of a new school year often means reconnecting with old friends, making new ones, buying textbooks and budgeting the meal plan, it also means taking a moment to focus on one’s physical and emotional wellness. Whether a freshman or a fifth-year senior, starting off the acad...

Campus clothing: How to make summer fashion ready for class

Campus clothing: How to make summer fashion ready for class

Jade Peterson

August 22, 2018

A new school year is upon us and the time for showing off our style is here. Although it is the fall semester, autumn and its cool weather will not arrive for a while. Do not fret though, there are many ways to make a summer wardrobe campus-ready. Shorts can still be a possibility It is too soon to say...

Superheroes, spies and mothers: top 10 movies of the summer

Superheroes, spies and mothers: top 10 movies of the summer

Ian Lack

August 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: This list was made subjectively and was done by the reporter who viewed these films in the time available to them. Not every film from the summer was seen, including those that received a more limited release in select cities. 10. BlacKkKlansman Director Spike Lee’s movies are often called “joints,” and if ...

Earth Day is not the only day to give back to community

Earth Day is not the only day to give back to community

Sydney Wood

April 25, 2018

Living sustainably doesn’t have to be a burden. It’s as simple as unplugging devices that aren’t in use, cutting your showers a few minutes short or switching to LED light bulbs. There are multiple clubs at South Dakota State University, like the Ecology Club and the Student Sustainability...

‘I Feel Pretty’: subtle yet relevant, uproarious comedy

‘I Feel Pretty’: subtle yet relevant, uproarious comedy

Ian Lack

April 25, 2018

Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: B Amy Schumer has an “image problem.” Perhaps it was her outspoken views in the 2016 presidential election/gun control debate. Perhaps it was an accusation made against her for stea...

Junk Jam offers crafts, food, fun in Brookings

Junk Jam offers crafts, food, fun in Brookings

Sydney Wood

April 25, 2018

Vintage and antique lovers, get ready to shop till you drop, the annual Junk Jam is happening in Brookings. The one-day event offers a variety of different items for sale, giving everyone the opportunity to find something they are interested in. “Junk Jam is a great way to form connections and net...

10 healthy ways to hop through finals week

10 healthy ways to hop through finals week

Miranda Nagel

April 25, 2018

It’s the dreaded time of the semester yet again when things begin to pile up and it seems like you may never get everything done. With deadlines growing by the minute and final exams quickly approaching, stress is bound to come creeping in. Fear not, there are ways to make the end of the semester...

Tunnel of Oppression demonstrates minority discrimination

Tunnel of Oppression demonstrates minority discrimination

Haley Halvorson

April 25, 2018

Last Wednesday the Multicultural Center hosted the annual Tunnel of Oppression exhibit with help from five student organizations at South Dakota State University. The five organizations involved were: Feminist Equality Movement, Latin American Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Residential ...