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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...

Kool Beans: home business to downtown destination

Kool Beans: home business to downtown destination

Emily De Waard

September 20, 2017


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Twelve years ago, Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie owner Kurt Osborne started roasting his own coffee on his stove top, and later his garage. Today, he’s serving Brookings from a coffee shop in the heart of downtown. “I read a story about how you can roast your own coffee in the top of a popcorn ...

Researchers, students study state drought repercussions

Researchers, students study state drought repercussions

Ian Lack

September 20, 2017


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The worst drought South Dakota has experienced since 2012 continues to impact farmers and ranchers across the state. About 72 percent is currently in a state of drought, according to a recent report from the U.S. Drought Monitor. In the past weeks, extreme drought (D3) expanded across counties in west...

Psychological, sociological reasons behind sexual assault, victim blaming

Psychological, sociological reasons behind sexual assault, victim blaming

Makenzie Huber

September 20, 2017


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Sexual assault is an intentional act. It doesn’t matter if there was alcohol. It was a decision made by the perpetrator where they knew it was wrong, but they did it anyway, according to South Dakota State faculty, staff and administration officials who work closely with sexual assault. “I thi...