The Collegian

New, fool-proof excuses to get more vital time on assignments for class

Nathan Sanderson

December 10, 2001


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Nathan Sanderson Everyone has a semester when it seems more fun to party and engage in Nintendo marathons than to complete any assignments. For those individuals, it is vital to obtain a good excuse so professors will grant more time to finish the assignment. The following excuses are professor-tested...

Relating: International students face challenges discussing religion

Tammie Tamara

December 10, 2001


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Tammie TamaraSection Editor What is it like to believe something almost no one else can even relate to? That's what it's like for a number of international students regarding their religion. Kyoko Okamoto, a graduate student in communications from Japan, said she follows a form of Buddhism. "We basically believe B...

Ten gifts to get the Humor Guy

Brian Lecuyer

December 10, 2001


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Brian Lecuyer You are all a bunch of greedy, ungrateful, snobbish readers. You constantly mooch laughter from my witty remarks, my clever anecdotes and my hilarious observations. I make you laugh; I make you chuckle; I make you recoil in horror and wretch in disgust. I give you so much, and you take...

Two random students agree to go out

Krista Tschetter

December 10, 2001


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Krista Tschetter What better culmination to the five-week series on dating than a real live blind date? Organized by the University Program Council, two unsuspecting SDSU students were set up and set out to reap the benefits of a free dinner at the Ram Pub and free bowling at Prairie Lanes. Juniors Kr...

Bigger is not always better

Michelle Pollard

December 10, 2001


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Michelle Pollard "If you build it, they will come." That must have been what Ralph Engelstad, a University of North Dakota alumni, was thinking when shelling out millions of dollars for the new Ralph Engelstad Hockey Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. The University of North Dakota sponsors a hockey team. Sinc...

Graduates not phased by economy

Tanya Marsh

December 10, 2001


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Tanya Marsh It's not exactly breaking news anymore: the economy is slowing down. Does this have December graduates worried about finding a job? In short, no. Many students already have jobs and others don't believe job hunting will be greatly hindered by the economic slowdown. Angie Klein graduates thi...

Second-ranked wrestlers win duals

Sarah Passick

December 10, 2001


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Sarah Passick South Dakota State's wrestling team swept its competitors off the mats Friday, Dec. 7, during the Concordia-Moorhead and Carleton triangular. The Jacks won by a 37-12 count over Concordia and then defeated Carleton 47-9. "We has seven who won their first collegiate dual match," Jason Liles...

Whoring vs. Job Hunting: is there really a difference betwixt the two?

Nathan Hopper

December 10, 2001


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Nathan Hopper Job hunting is the last legal form of prostitution. No joke. There's nothing funny about such a lascivious enterprise. It's a sick, degrading world out there, but at least the threat of a disfiguring disease is nil. That's about the only good thing I have to say. So on to the bad thing...

Books or Bucks?

Tammie Tamara

December 10, 2001


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Tammie TamaraSection Editor With buy-back week coming up next week, students will try to reclaim some of the precious dollars they spent for the books. Next semester, they will once again spend hundreds on both new and used books. Little do most students know that the money they shell out goes back into t...

Speech, debate team finishes on top

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December 10, 2001


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The South Dakota State University speech and debate team competed December 8 at VFL #3 at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Those participants that placed, are as follows: Anne Chilson, Florence, placed fifth in dramatic duo. She is currently a junior communication studies and theatre major. Nicole...

Rush Hour’ sequel speeds to success

Rebecca Opstedahl

December 10, 2001


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Rebecca Opstedahl "Rush Hour 2" It's been hyped as a movie "where the fastest mouth from the West meets the fastest hands from the East," and the hype rings true. Director Brett Ratner takes us to Tokyo in "Rush Hour 2" where two U.S. Embassy translators have been murdered. Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) is ...

Religions treasure peace, hope during this holiday season

Lynn Klavetter

December 10, 2001


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Lynn Klavetter Here in the United States, there are many celebrations that take place around Christmas. But around the world, Christmas traditions are celebrated differently. Although Christianity is unsanctioned in China, an estimated 10 million people (about one percent of the population) celebrate Christmas. Du...