The Collegian

Brookings city and county-wide mental health assessment open

Brookings city and county-wide mental health assessment open

Brianna Schreurs

September 4, 2018

BROOKINGS MENTAL HEALTH TASK FORCE The Brookings Mental Health Task Force is conducting a city and county-wide needs assessment focused on identifying mental health strengths, issues and areas of concern. The task force needs the input of city and county members to support recommendations focused...

Alpha Xi Delta’s Football Frenxi raises money for Autism Speaks

Alpha Xi Delta’s Football Frenxi raises money for Autism Speaks

Brianna Schreurs

September 4, 2018

Alpha Xi Delta wants students to “suit up” for its football frenzy (Football Frenxi) this Friday, Sept. 7. This is a football flag tournament AXiD uses to raise money for Autism Speaks. Teams will have eight competitors and 20 minutes per game to play. The winning team gets individual prizes. Each...

Junk Jam event celebrates ‘all things junk’

Junk Jam event celebrates ‘all things junk’

Brianna Schreurs

September 4, 2018

More than 40 vendors selling vintage, handmade, homemade and repurposed items will soon begin setting up their booths to prepare for Junk Jam on Saturday, Sept. 22 in the Swiftel Center Holding Barn. Local Brookings business owners Aaron and Noelle Morford created the event to celebrate their passion...

Crawford to lead School of Design

Crawford to lead School of Design

September 1, 2018

UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Pat Crawford has been named the director of the School of Design following a national search according to Jason Zimmerman, interim dean of South Dakota State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Crawford comes to State after serving...

Dairy Queen closes for construction

Dairy Queen closes for construction

Brianna Schreurs

September 1, 2018

Dairy Queen is getting a makeover. The Dairy Queen on 22nd Ave. is closing beginning Tuesday as it undergoes construction for a new building at the same location until sometime in December. The building will be demolished Thursday. The store may open sometime before Christmas, Dairy Queen District...

SDSU remembers Rajitha Lamahewa

SDSU remembers Rajitha Lamahewa

Brianna Schreurs

August 30, 2018

Rajitha Lamahewa, an electronic engineering major, passed away Monday from Leukemia. Lamahewa was a vibrant part of the Sri Lankan Student Association, SDSU’s international community and campus community. "He had a smile that can light up the world, he had a friendly personality helping his...

Students’ Association approves conspiracy theory club

Students’ Association approves conspiracy theory club

Landon Dierks

August 29, 2018

It’s time to take an adventure down the rabbit hole.  Last week, South Dakota State University Students’ Association approved the constitution for Down the Rabbit Hole: Conspiracy Theory Club.  Amanda Husted, a sophomore human development and family studies major and president of the club, fir...

Power of play: therapy for children

Power of play: therapy for children

Brady Nicolaus

August 29, 2018

Shuffling sand boxes, clanking toys and laughter are all noises that typically fill a play therapy office. This starkly contrasts with the silence one would expect to find in most other therapeutic offices. This is because play therapy is aimed specifically toward helping children. Staci Born is an...

Common read wrecks barriers, creates conversation

Common read wrecks barriers, creates conversation

Landon Dierks

August 29, 2018

Rape culture has proven itself to be a difficult topic, but this year students and professors will attempt to lead the conversation using this year’s common read, “Wrecked” by Maria Padian.  The novel sheds light on the multiple perspectives involved when dealing with sexual assault on a coll...

Five minutes with Ellen Keena

Five minutes with Ellen Keena

Haley Halvorson

August 29, 2018

Ellen Keena is a senior graphic design major from Sioux Falls. She has worked at BluePrint Design and Print Center as a designer for three years.  Q: What is your day-to-day like working for BluePrint as a designer? A: You start out with a project and come in contact with the client when you fir...

Students question four-year degree as loan debt rises

Students question four-year degree as loan debt rises

Ian Lack

August 29, 2018

The road to a four-year degree is becoming too costly for some South Dakota students. South Dakota typically ranks as one of the worst states for college student loan debt, with a recent LendEDU study putting the state at number 44 in the nation.  More than half of all U.S. college students do ...

Roundabout update: students’, police reactions after first week

Roundabout update: students’, police reactions after first week

Hunter Dunteman

August 29, 2018

Just a little more than a week after a roundabout opened at the intersection of Jackrabbit Avenue and University Boulevard, traffic is flowing smoothly. Students feel as though the roundabout was an improvement to campus. “It was definitely a good addition,” said Brandon Krogman, a junior community...