The Collegian

Do pets actually help students reduce stress?

Do pets actually help students reduce stress?

Emma Anderson

February 28, 2018

Most of us have probably seen students around campus walking their dogs or have heard the neighbor’s cat meowing in the middle of the night. In fact, some of you might be considering getting a pet of your own while living on campus. There are many benefits of having pets on campus, but if the decision...

27th annual Wacipi to celebrate Native American culture, unity

27th annual Wacipi to celebrate Native American culture, unity

Ian Lack

February 28, 2018

The 27th annual South Dakota State University Wacipi will unite Native American people from across the state and around the campus community for celebration and thanksgiving. Hosted by the American Indian Student Association, the event will be held March 24 in the Volstorff Ballroom of The Student...

Retail giants pass over too-small Brookings

Palak Barmaiya

February 28, 2018

Despite being Niche.com’s No. 1 town to live in South Dakota, Brookings residents and students have repeatedly voiced a want for more retail stores. “It’s hard sometimes because sometimes you just want to go to Target,” said Rebekka Paskweitz, sophomore agricultural education major. Krist...

Researchers make strides in end-of-life care communications

Researchers make strides in end-of-life care communications

Garrett Ammesmaki

February 28, 2018

The United States is seen by some to have a medical culture devoted to cures, but how comfortable are medical professionals when curing a sickness is no longer an option? This is the question asked by South Dakota State researchers in the development of Comfort with Communication in Palliative and...

Jacks Forensics finds passion through competitive speech

Jacks Forensics finds passion through competitive speech

Jacqueline Wolles

February 28, 2018

The Jackrabbit Forensics team competes all across the Midwest. No, this is not a CSI criminal forensics team; it’s South Dakota State’s competitive speech and debate team. Lauren Buisker, junior communications studies and political science major, said there are three main categories students compete...

Gratitude made easy through Thank-A-Professor

Brianna Schreurs

February 28, 2018

By taking a few minutes, students can show their appreciation and gratitude for faculty and staff through the Thank-A-Professor program at South Dakota State. Kevin Sackreiter, director of the Center for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL), explained the program is another way to say thank you...

Five Minutes with Anna DeGraff

Five Minutes with Anna DeGraff

Kyrin Wahlmeier

February 28, 2018

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: What’s something you wish you’d known earlier? A: I wish I had known that w...

SA adds ex-officio, hears Wellness Center update

SA adds ex-officio, hears Wellness Center update

Spencer Thompson

February 28, 2018

This week’s Students’ Association meeting featured the addition of a new ex-officio position and an open forum update on the Wellness Center expansion. SA approved a letter of interest from the Student Sustainability Council to become an ex-officio, giving them an official position in SA meetings...

Ice fishing tournament reels in community support

Ice fishing tournament reels in community support

Bailey Cowling

February 14, 2018

Thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes were given away at Saturday’s second annual ice fishing tournament, sponsored by The Wild Hare and HD Outfitters. More than 50 teams were released at 7 a.m. from the Lake View boat ramp on Lake Poinsett. They fished until 3 p.m. Each team’s score was based...

Dumplings, family, tradition: celebrating Chinese New Year

Emma Anderson

February 14, 2018

Even though the Chinese New Year and U.S. New Year land on different days, there are many similarities in how both cultures celebrate flipping the calendar. The Chinese New Year begins Feb. 16, which is the first day of a new lunar calendar year. From food to superstitions, the celebration is...

Counselor-to-student ratio raises concerns

Counselor-to-student ratio raises concerns

Ian Lack

February 14, 2018

With mental health awareness becoming more prevalent on campus the past few semesters, the number of students seeking counseling services have increased, creating a strain on counselors to keep up. Darci Nichols, assistant director of Wellness Center Counseling, has noticed this pressure on Counseling...

GSCE innovates research technology, makes global impact

Lauren Franken

February 14, 2018

South Dakota State University is home to groundbreaking technology in geospatial sciences. One of the most innovative pieces of technology being used at the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence (GSCE) is a small shoe-box sized satellite called a CubeSat. CubeSats are relatively low-cost commercialized...