The Collegian

‘Where your roots lie:’ history, controversy of Hobo Day

‘Where your roots lie:’ history, controversy of Hobo Day

Garrett Ammesmaki

October 11, 2017


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Hobo Day started as few long-standing traditions do — the first Hobo Day was a failure. R. Adams Dutcher witnessed the failed event at the University of Missouri when he was a student at South Dakota State University. “The event failed there because too many actual hobos showed up for the eve...

Committee remembers traditions of Hobo Week

Committee remembers traditions of Hobo Week

Emily De Waard

October 11, 2017


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Thirty-five years ago on Hobo eve, the Hobo Day Committee united hands and ascended the 180 steps to the top of Campanile at midnight — a Hobo Day tradition. They prayed for a safe, fun and successful Hobo Day. Recalling the event, Doug Wermedal, a member of that committee, was overcome with emot...

Once a hobo, always a hobo: alumni ‘welcomed home’

Once a hobo, always a hobo: alumni ‘welcomed home’

Makenzie Huber

October 11, 2017


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Les Roberts can’t remember how many times he’s attended Hobo Day. But at 94 years old, after missing only a dozen or so celebrations, that’s not hard to imagine. Roberts is a 1948 South Dakota State graduate and treks from his family’s farm in Ashton to watch the football game and Hobo Day parade each yea...

‘Tight fit’ causes hundreds of students to relocate parking for SDSU game day

‘Tight fit’ causes hundreds of students to  relocate parking for SDSU game day

Makenzie Huber

October 2, 2017


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About 800 parking spots in the biggest parking lot on campus were evacuated for the first home football game Sept. 16. Students parked in different lots, or farther south in the lot. This will continue for the Southeast Lot during the next four home football games. Noah Anderson, sophomore electrical engineer...

SDSU strives to make sustainability priority

SDSU strives to make sustainability priority

Hannah Smith

October 2, 2017


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Strapped in hazmat suits and sorting bags of trash into waste and recyclables outside The Union Sept. 20, South Dakota State Sustainability Specialist Jennifer McLaughlin set out to inform students about campus sustainability. “After we do the sorting, we have an idea of what our recycling rate could be i...

High cost estimates stall in student union renovations

High cost estimates stall in student union renovations

Emily De Waard

October 2, 2017


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The results are in from the Student Union space study but they don’t promise a full renovation — yet. In fall 2016, Students’ Association presented a proposal to the South Dakota Board of Regents for an expansion of The Union. SDBOR declined the proposal, citing stagnant enrollment numbers at S...

Behind the Scenes: Dairy Research, Training Facility

Behind the Scenes: Dairy Research, Training Facility

Alison Durheim

October 2, 2017


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First located where Briggs Library is on campus, the Dairy Research and Training Facility is constantly adapting new technologies and techniques. Introduced in 1907 as Dairy Husbandry, the Dairy Science Department’s undergraduate and graduate students attain real-life skills at the Dairy Research and ...

Vintage apparel line released for limited time

Vintage apparel line released for limited time

Sydney Sleep

October 2, 2017


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The University Bookstore unveiled their 1881 Vintage apparel and merchandise line Sept. 1 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of retiring the old Jackrabbit. Due to licensing limitations, the clothing featuring the old Jack can only be carried in stores and online for a total of four months. Clothin...

Fighting societal norms: untangling rape culture’s grasp on victims

Fighting societal norms: untangling rape culture’s grasp on victims

Laura Butterbrodt

September 20, 2017


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You didn't get "raped" by your test. You failed it. Your sports team didn't "rape" another team. They won. It's not the "rape lot." It's a parking lot on campus you feel uncomfortable walking through. There's a reason for that. Normalizing rape and sexual violence perpetuates rape culture. It triv...

‘Offensive’ sign triggers Title IX investigation

‘Offensive’ sign triggers Title IX investigation

Garrett Ammesmaki

September 20, 2017


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“Your daughters are in good hands,” the sign read. And underneath it, the drawing of a hand making the sexually suggestive “shocker” symbol. In front of it, seven men drinking beer. “It’s going to be one hell of a year!” senior economics major Thomas Swanson commented underneath it. The sign...

Colleges push sexual violence prevention while K-12 struggles

Colleges push sexual violence prevention while K-12 struggles

Emily De Waard

September 20, 2017


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While universities across the nation are making strides to discuss, combat and prevent sexual violence on campuses, K-12 schools are struggling to keep up. Around the time students go through puberty, they learn about sex, pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases in the Brooking School District. B...

In the eye of the storm

In the eye of the storm

September 20, 2017


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Lt. Col. Brian Schroeder has been watching with keen interest the past two weeks as the southeastern part of the nation has been hammered by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Now Maria, a Category 5 storm, is making its way through the Caribbean. Schroeder is interested in these storms, even though they...