The Collegian

Self-care isn’t always Instagrammable, stay positive

Self-care isn’t always Instagrammable, stay positive

Rebecca Peick, Columist

March 26, 2019

We see #selfcare all the time as we scroll through endless posts and stories on social media. It’s usually touted as an extremely important thing to do as a part of being a wholly well person, but the self-care practices that we usually see are using bath bombs, lighting candles, watching Netflix...

Don’t take life for granted, make memories

Don’t take life for granted, make memories

Kelsey Bender, Columist

March 26, 2019

A big mistake we all make in life is thinking we have time.  Time to do things with those we care about. Time to tell those we love that we care so much. The truth, however, is that you never know when you could run out of time.  I had to realize this in the worst way possible. I lost my lifelong best friend in a ca...

South Dakota State women’s basketball goes to Sweet 16

South Dakota State women’s basketball goes to Sweet 16

Editorial Board

March 26, 2019

When the NCAA Tournament gave the South Dakota State women’s basketball team oranges, it made the sweetest orange juice. Our women’s team, the No. 6 seed, made history Monday night as it punched its ticket to the Sweet 16 after crushing the No. 3-seeded Syracuse Orange 75-64. Never before has...

Student studies South African animal agriculture

Student studies South African animal agriculture

Megan Kellen, Columnist

March 19, 2019

When I came to SDSU, studying abroad was always in the back of my mind. Last fall, I attended the study abroad fair to learn about the options. During this fair, I learned a professor I previously took a course with, Michael Gonda, would be leading a spring break trip to South Africa the through College...

Noem’s veto on industrial hemp undermines SD agriculture industry

Noem’s veto on industrial hemp undermines SD agriculture industry

Editorial Board

March 19, 2019

Hemp plant can be used to make body oil and lotions, candles, paint, clothing, biodegradable plastic, paper, construction materials and biodiesel fuel. Because of this, cultivating hemp can bring in a ton of profit to farmers nationwide.  The bill’s sponsor, Oren Lesmeister, D-Parade, said our Foundi...

Votes are essential in electing student representatives

Votes are essential in electing student representatives

Editorial Board

March 13, 2019

Last year’s Students’ Association presidential election was uncontested, and less than 4 percent of the student body voted for Allyson Monson and Spencer Harwood into office.  This year, Monson is running with Corey Berscheit; but this time the election is contested by Carter Hunter and Amanda H...

Three things I didn’t know would happen while studying abroad

Three things I didn’t know would happen while studying abroad

Quincy Hanzen, Columnist

March 13, 2019

On Jan. 15, 2019 I said goodbye to my hometown of Sioux Falls and my education at SDSU and boarded a flight to a new home — 5,500 miles away at the American University of Bulgaria.  This adventure was undoubtedly intimidating considering I had never flown alone and had never been outside of the Un...

Express your freedom to spring break how you please

Express your freedom to spring break how you please

Josie Nelson, Page Designer

March 4, 2019

It's day one of spring break, and if you're not doing anything you may feel like you're scrambling to make plans. Are you going to go to a beach? Take a short trip to take a hike? While there may seem like there's  ideal ways to spend spring break, there aren’t any specific guidelines on how you sh...

It’s time to switch to plant-based food choices

It’s time to switch to plant-based food choices

Rebecca Peick, Columnist

March 4, 2019

Salads and nothing but fruits and vegetables for every meal is probably what you have in mind when you think vegan, or you might think of it as a lifestyle full of food that is not only delicious and full of variety but is phenomenal for the environment, animals, your health and your wallet. As a vegan for more ...

RecycleMania boosts recycling with contest

RecycleMania boosts recycling with contest

Jennifer McLaughlin, Columnist

February 13, 2019

Let the competition begin. For the ninth year in a row, South Dakota State University will be participating in RecycleMania. RecycleMania is a nationwide recycling competition that takes place every February and March. Last year, SDSU placed 121st in diversion rate out of 170 schools, the amount of ...

Concerning low response rate for the campus climate survey

Concerning low response rate for the campus climate survey

Editorial Board

February 13, 2019

The 2019 campus climate survey has had a shockingly low response rate. As of last week’s Students’ Association meeting, less than 10 percent of students had taken the survey. The survey focuses on everything from student safety to diversity on campus. It’s a way for the university to check in ...

Note to self: love yourself through difficult times

Note to self: love yourself through difficult times

Kelsey Bender, Columnist

February 13, 2019

During my time in college, I have noticed through my own experiences and others that it’s easy to fall into a trap. The trap I’m referring to is the feeling of being powerless and overwhelmed. You feel as if you are always behind or always need to be doing something. You start to compare yourself t...