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African Students’ Association reflects on ‘Black Panther’

African Students’ Association reflects on ‘Black Panther’

Ian Lack

March 21, 2018


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This past weekend, “Black Panther” became the first film since 2009’s “Avatar” to hold the top spot at the American movie box office for five consecutive weeks. It’s also one of just 33 films to ever earn more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. It is also the first movie in the...

Ag Day celebrates longstanding history

Katie Berndt

March 21, 2018


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The eighth Annual Campus Wide Ag Day is Tuesday, March 27, and this year’s event lineup is more elaborate than ever. What started as a small get-together for students grew into a full week of events advocating and educating others about agriculture. Ag Day is organized by the Ag and Bio Prexy...

Growing program enrollment prompts new political science hire

Growing program enrollment prompts new political science hire

Lauren Franken

March 21, 2018


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The number of political science majors at South Dakota State has increased from 67 to 100 since 2016, prompting a search for the department’s fourth tenure-track professor. The hiring process is slow, which is why the department has only replaced one of the two faculty members who left three years...

Five Minutes with Donna Behrend

Five Minutes with Donna Behrend

Lauren Franken

March 21, 2018


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The “Five minutes with” series focuses on an SDSU faculty, student or member of the Brookings community. The interviewer spends five minutes speaking with a person to learn their specialty or something they are passionate about. Q: Did you always plan on owning a coffee shop? A: No. I worked for Starbuck...

Senators approve Student Health Clinic, Union budgets, discuss support of colleges with deans

Senators approve Student Health Clinic, Union budgets, discuss support of colleges with deans

Spencer Thompson

March 21, 2018


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At this week’s Students’ Assocation meeting, Senate approved budgets for The Union and Student Health Clinic this week and had an open panel discussion with the deans of all colleges. The budgets were presented at the meeting as recommendations by the Finance Committee in collaboration with Union...

Rare collection of Dakota language newspapers now at Briggs

Rare collection of Dakota language newspapers now at Briggs

Brianna Schreurs

March 19, 2018


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BROOKINGS, S.D.- It may be just as intriguing to read this first-of-its-kind newspaper now as it was at the time of its publication more than 160 years ago. Dakota Tawaxitku Kin, or The Dakota Friend, ran from 1850–1852 and was written in both Santee Dakota and English, making it one of the first-ever...

Get to know Students’ Association senator candidates

Get to know Students’ Association senator candidates

March 17, 2018


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Election season is upon us for the next Students' Association body. Get to know the students running for Senate seats in their colleges and what their goals are as senators. College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Increase visibility and transparency of SA. Improve relationships with the city...

SDSU judo champ grapples with prolonged hiatus

SDSU judo champ grapples with prolonged hiatus

Landon Dierks

March 14, 2018


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South Dakota State student Ahmed Abouelhassan won two medals at his first judo competition since a series of injuries forced him away from competition seven years ago. The junior civil engineering major from Cairo, Egypt, won a gold and bronze medal in competition at the Midwest Collegiate Judo Championships...

SA president, vice president running for office unopposed

SA president, vice president running for office unopposed

Spencer Thompson

March 14, 2018


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This year’s Students’ Association elections will be held March 20 and 21, and while candidates prepare for the election, the presidency and vice presidency already have its newest tenants. Current Administrative Assistant Allyson Monson and State and Local Government Chair Spencer Harwood will...

SA approves cowbell allocation, Union budget

SA approves cowbell allocation, Union budget

Spencer Thompson

March 14, 2018


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Senators participated in a strategic planning session for the Office of Student Affairs and approved funding for the purchase of cowbells at Monday’s Students’ Association meeting. Doug Wermedal, associate vice president for the Office of Student Affairs, held a strategic planning session with...

Greek Man, Woman of the Month: February

Greek Man, Woman of the Month: February

March 14, 2018


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Greek Life would like to recognize Max Ausdemore as Greek Man of the Month for February. Ausdemore is a mathematics major from Mankato, Minnesota, and is the vice president of Pi Kappa Alpha. He was nominated for his exceptional work organizing socials with other organizations on campus this...

‘The Big Event’ strengthens volunteer bonds

‘The Big Event’ strengthens volunteer bonds

Jacqueline Wolles

March 14, 2018


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In an effort to bridge the gap between South Dakota State students and the Brookings community, the Student Sustainability Council is hosting The Big Event, a community-wide volunteer day. “The community does a lot for SDSU, but sometimes it is tough for students to get off campus and really expand...