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Noem offers policy initiatives on meth, pheasants, internet access

Noem offers policy initiatives on meth, pheasants, internet access

Dana Hess, Community News Service Reporter

January 9, 2019


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PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem proposed an aggressive line-up of policy proposals during her State of the State speech on Tuesday. She promised to tackle improved internet access in rural areas, increased pheasant habitat and a crackdown on methamphetamine use. Noem pledged that her administration would...

Jack’s Cupboard sparks change on campus

Jack’s Cupboard sparks change on campus

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019


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Put Kas Williams, Becky Jensen, Jennifer McLaughlin and Christina Kaberline in a room and it’s easy to understand why Jack’s Cupboard has taken off so quickly. Jack’s Cupboard is an on-campus pantry for students who are struggling to purchase food. It opened Nov. 19, 2018.  The idea sparked while Williams, interim direc...

Students’ Association approves Best Buddies program, Knitting Club

Students’ Association approves Best Buddies program, Knitting Club

Alli Cummings, SA Reporter

January 8, 2019


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Student Association kicked off the spring semester by approving two new organizations and setting goals for the upcoming semester. The Knitting Club currently consists of eight students who believe knitting is a way to escape the stress of classes and improve mental health. The representatives s...

Athletic training education program makes transition

Athletic training education program makes transition

University Marketing and Communications

January 3, 2019


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South Dakota State University’s athletic training education program has been accredited since 1993 and graduated hundreds of students into the field. However, the program is not resting on its laurels.According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the current minimum entry point into t...

Collegian’s 2018 wrap up

Collegian’s 2018 wrap up

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

December 28, 2018


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As you're wrapping up 2018 to leap into 2019, The Collegian wanted to take a look back at noteworthy pieces of journalism our staff reported on in the year. These are Editor-in-Chief Brianna Schreurs' picks for 2018: News SDSU went through with smoke-free campus policy President Barry Dunn announ...

Crimes persist during break

Crimes persist during break

December 20, 2018


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The crime logs are compiled by the South Dakota State University Police Department. 12.10.18 10:00 a.m. @ Facilities & Services 1421 Stadium Rd Intentional Damage/Vandalism 12.11.18 11:31 a.m. @ Solberg All 907 Campanile Ave Miscellaneous Incident 11:42 p.m. @ Main Ave And 3rd Street Dru...

20th annual Christmas Celebration rings in the season

20th annual Christmas Celebration rings in the season

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

December 8, 2018


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The magic of Christmas spirit is on the horizon with the coming of the production of the 20th Annual Year of a Christmas Celebration performed by Exaltation! dance and choral company. This event will be showcased from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 8 in Doner Auditorium. There are many holiday traditions people kee...

Student Sustainability Council wants to rid of straws on campus

Student Sustainability Council wants to rid of straws on campus

Brianna Schreurs

December 4, 2018


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Taylor Heinke used to use straws twice a week. That was until she saw a video entitled "Researchers remove straw from sea turtle's nose" on Instagram last month. Since then, she’s used one straw. The video features a group of marine biologists in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, helping remove a plas...

Wymer discusses changes to international nights

Wymer discusses changes to international nights

Trenton Abrego

December 4, 2018


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In the final Students’ Association meeting of the semester, Greg Wymer addressed concerns with students feeling ill after eating food at one of the international nights this semester. Changes will be made with Aramark supervisors overseeing and taking temperatures of the food that is served at all i...

Awareness through exposure: Student project notes campus accessibility shortcomings

Awareness through exposure: Student project notes campus accessibility shortcomings

Laura Butterbrodt, Reporter

December 3, 2018


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Find something you are passionate about and use your strengths to carry out a task related to it. When Abby Donkers got this as her assignment for her Leadership in Action class, she knew exactly what she wanted to do: raise awareness about accessibility for future architects. Donkers, a senior agricu...

Garst-Santos shares passion for Cervantes’ and Spanish history at SDSU

Garst-Santos shares passion for Cervantes’ and Spanish history at SDSU

Laura Butterbrodt

December 3, 2018


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Step into Christi Garst-Santos’ office in the lower level of Wagner Hall, and it’s easy to identify two of her greatest passions.   Paintings, figurines and quotes from 17th-century Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” show her devotion to Cervantes’ work and Spanish history....

A call to parenthood: SDSU faculty members’ adoption story

A call to parenthood: SDSU faculty members’ adoption story

Katriona Roy

November 28, 2018


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Mary Christensen’s mornings start by dropping off three sleepy children at daycare before heading to work. It’s a part of her life Christensen once worried she would never experience. Mary and her husband Cody wanted to have children, but paying off student loans had to be taken care of before the...