The Collegian

Chess Club members learn strategy, compete

Chess Club members learn strategy, compete

Stephanie Nelson, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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When stepping into the Pasque Room in the Student Union on any given Thursday night, one might think there’s just a handful of people playing board games. But at a closer look, there’s a lot more going on. Pairs of students peer over a board covered with 64 black and white squares. Their faces ...

Dropping charges: Alcohol diversion program minimizes consequences

Dropping charges: Alcohol diversion program minimizes consequences

Andrew Rasmussen, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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In 2017, Brookings County recorded 348 underage consumption convictions, according to Dan Nelson, the State’s Attorney for Brookings County. In an effort to minimize this number, Brookings County is implementing an alcohol diversion program. Nelson has been working with Lutheran Social Services on...

Students’ Association works on resolution for trained CPR CAs

Students’ Association works on resolution for trained CPR CAs

Gina Goblirsch, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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CPR certification could be the skill between life and death, that’s why there’s conversation about Community Assistants (CA) becoming trained happening on campus. The Students’ Association will soon be voting on whether to start a program for Community Assistants to become CPR certified. ...

More candidates step forward for SA election

More candidates step forward for SA election

Alli Cummings, SA Reporter

February 12, 2019


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Last night’s Students’ Association meeting began right as several senators were arriving home from Pierre, South Dakota for Students in Higher Education Days. While it started a few minutes late, senators got on with the meeting. Nominations are still open and Sen. Carter Hunter and Sen. Amand...

Flowers for sale for your special someone

Flowers for sale for your special someone

AnnaMarie Sachs, Agricultural Beat Reporter

February 11, 2019


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With Valentine's day coming up later this week, some may be panicking on what to get that special someone in their life. Luckily, the Horticulture and Urban Agriculture Club will be selling floral arrangements throughout the day on Thursday, Feb. 14 in The Union across from The Bookstore. They w...

Robertson shares his ‘fantastic stories’ in photo gallery

Robertson shares his ‘fantastic stories’ in photo gallery

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

February 6, 2019


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When Frank Robertson was a child who had just moved to Brookings, he was awed by the size of South Dakota State’s campus and Briggs Library. Now, his photos are hanging on its walls. Briggs Library held a reception for the journalism instructor’s “Bearing Witness to Community” photo gallery from 4...

Ducker hired as SDSU’s internal auditor

Ducker hired as SDSU’s internal auditor

University Marketing and Communications

February 6, 2019


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Jim Ducker has been hired as an internal auditor at South Dakota State University. Ducker, who is a certified internal auditor and is licensed in Minnesota as a certified public accountant, started Jan. 7. “Jim is going to be looking at our business processes in general and he will also conduct...

Pass a civics test or don’t graduate: HB 1087 explained

Pass a civics test or don’t graduate: HB 1087 explained

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

February 5, 2019


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The Students’ Association is opposing a South Dakota House bill that would require all SDSU students to take a civics test, three credits of United States history and three credits of U.S. government to graduate. HB 1087’s purpose is to “promote intellectual diversity at certain institutions...

Legislation unanimously passes at Feb. 4 SA meeting

Legislation unanimously passes at Feb. 4 SA meeting

Alli Cummings, SA Reporter

February 5, 2019


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After the General Activity Fee Strategic Plan vote last week, Students’ Association returned for another busy agenda for its Feb. 4 meeting. The new At-Large senator, Kevy Konynenbelt, was sworn into office. Sen. Konynenbelt is a senior undergraduate student in the College of Arts, Humanities and...

Digging up knowledge: Soil research supports no-till farming

Digging up knowledge: Soil research supports no-till farming

AnnaMarie Sachs, Agricultural Reporter

February 4, 2019


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We don’t change our eating habits till we have a heart attack, the same can be said about the condition of our soil health across the nation. Dwayne Beck, a research manager at Dakota Lakes Research Farm and a professor of agronomy horticulture and plant science at South Dakota State University,...

Stepping into Black History Month with Step Show

Stepping into Black History Month with Step Show

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

February 4, 2019


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February is Black History Month, a time to honor African American people and culture. To welcome Black History Month, the Black Student Alliance held SDSU’s 16th annual Step Show. Step is an African-American style of dance. “It’s a way to showcase our culture through rhythmical stepping,” said BSA P...

Game day fun at Tee’d Off Golf Simulators

Game day fun at Tee’d Off Golf Simulators

Marissa Carff, Sponsored Content Manager

January 30, 2019


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This story was sponsored by Tee'd Off Golf Simulators Tee'd Off Golf Simulators is hosting the biggest televised football game of the year on its three giant screens 4 p.m. on Feb. 3. The Super Bowl Sunday event has happy hour prices on bar items and appetizers for sale. Free admission is granted to a...