The Collegian

Habitat for Humanity puts unique twist on new community event

Haley Halvorson

March 21, 2018


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Imagine walking down the runway wearing glamorous makeup, lights and cameras everywhere, but instead of a shiny satin dress, you’re wearing a dress made of wallpaper, wood and electrical wire. The Brookings Habitat for Humanity is hosting its first-ever Nail the Runway: Stud Gala. It’s a construction-based...

‘Love, Simon:’ campy, yet endearing coming out story

‘Love, Simon:’ campy, yet endearing coming out story

Ian Lack

March 21, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: B I’ve been asked how I grade movies a couple times, and I always thought it was interesting, because I think the question people should be asking is “for whom do I grade movies?” ...

Grant offers research, educational experiences

Grant offers research, educational experiences

March 21, 2018


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UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS South Dakota State University has received a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to provide Native American and economically challenged students with research and educational experiences. The 10-week summer program, Future Agricultu...

Pre-freshman study abroad program aids, connects future Jackrabbits

Pre-freshman study abroad program aids, connects future Jackrabbits

Natalie Hilden

March 21, 2018


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Carley Schumacher remembers her pre-freshman study abroad experience in Ireland as one that helped her successfully grow as a person, and aid her transition into college. “My experience made me more outgoing, get out of my shell and willing to try new things,” she said. “It got me ready for...

Broadway comes to Brookings through Community Theatre

Broadway comes to Brookings through Community Theatre

Haley Halvorson

March 14, 2018


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Throughout the fall, spring and summer, community members are bringing a bit of Broadway to Brookings. The Brookings Community Theatre (BCT) is a non-profit organization that provides up to three musical and nonmusical shows a year that community members can be involved in and enjoy. The most...

The National’s diverse, distinct ‘Sleep Well Beast’ fits evolving standards

The National’s diverse, distinct ‘Sleep Well Beast’ fits evolving standards

Jay Sanchez

March 14, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. Album: Sleep Well Beast Artist: The National GRADE: B “Sleep Well Beast” by The National is one of those albums to play in the car while driving away after a fight with your significant oth...

Free falling for fun: SDSU Skydiving Club seeks thrills

Free falling for fun: SDSU Skydiving Club seeks thrills

Natalie Hilden

March 14, 2018


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Imagine the rush of the wind in your face as the beautiful Minnesota landscape races closer. Fear disappears, replaced with the thrill of a jump. This is how sophomore aviation major and president of the South Dakota State University Skydiving Club, Ethan Murtha, described his first time skydiving,...

Swing into spring with collective dance concert

Swing into spring with collective dance concert

Sydney Wood

March 14, 2018


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The South Dakota State University dance program’s biggest event of the year is right around the corner. The team has been preparing for the spring dance concert since the beginning of the year. The dance program puts on several performances throughout the year, such as the Christmas and Easter shows...

‘Game Night’: impossible to hate, dark, witty comedy

‘Game Night’: impossible to hate, dark, witty comedy

Ian Lack

February 28, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: B+ I’ve never been a board game kind of person. Don’t get me wrong, I can get competitive when it comes to games like Monopoly or Scrabble; but a board game isn’t the first thing I...

Harry Potter exhibition at Briggs explores series’ roots

Harry Potter exhibition at Briggs explores series’ roots

Lauren Franken

February 28, 2018


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T he wizarding world of Harry Potter is brought to life in Briggs Library’s “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine” traveling exhibition. The exhibit is one of many developed by the National Library of Medicine that Briggs has scheduled for the next few years. Former...

The War on Drugs’ album ‘A Deeper Understanding’ strikes favorable chords

The War on Drugs’ album ‘A Deeper Understanding’ strikes favorable chords

Jay Sanchez

February 28, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. Album: A Deeper Understanding Artist: The War on Drugs GRADE: B If there is one thing I’m sure of when it comes to this album, it’s this: Adam Granduciel, The War on Drugs lead singer and so...

Get to know 95th Little ‘I’ Manager Kendrah Schafer

Get to know 95th Little ‘I’ Manager Kendrah Schafer

Haley Halvorson

February 28, 2018


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Chasing after a pig outside of the Animal Science Arena, hand fitting a sheep to perfection and raising the famous red barn — just a few things students encounter when participating in Little International. Little “I” is a 95-year-long tradition at South Dakota State University. From March...