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Guest Column- South Dakota Board of Regents

Guest Column- South Dakota Board of Regents

Paul B. Beran, Executive Director & CEO South Dakota Board of Regents

October 15, 2019

Scientific American published a special report in 2014 on how diversity powers science and innovation. An article accompanying the report’s release observed that “being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder working.” Why does higher education care...

Issue: Hobo Day 2020 falls on Halloween

Issue: Hobo Day 2020 falls on Halloween

Editorial Board

October 9, 2019

When word first got out that Hobo Day 2020 will take place Oct. 31, there was a sense of elation. Then reality set in: it’s the same day as Halloween. We at The Collegian thought that the fact that Hobo Day landing on Halloween would be a great time. Being a spooky hobo seemed fun. But then we t...

Think before spending: How the small stuff adds up

Mackenzie Smith, Columnist

October 1, 2019

Here are some basic everyday examples of things that seem like no big deal at first but can add up over time. You might notice that the numbers are less extreme than your normal examples, and spread out over four years you might think it isn’t a lot. But not everyone goes out to the bars and spends $150 e...

SDSU strives for sustainability in construction

SDSU strives for sustainability in construction

Jennifer McLaughlin, Columnist

October 1, 2019

Talk to any SDSU alumni visiting campus and you’re bound to hear the phrase, “Campus has changed so much!” It’s true — SDSU is always growing and expanding its ability to serve students.  What’s really exciting, though, is the inclusion of sustainability in construction. Since 2009, the State of ...

Barry Dunn inks message following SDSU enrollment release

Barry Dunn inks message following SDSU enrollment release

Barry Dunn, SDSU President

September 27, 2019

Collegian note: South Dakota State President Barry Dunn released the following statement after the South Dakota Board of Regents officially released enrollment numbers.  Campus Community, Earlier this morning the South Dakota Board of Regents released its fall 2019 numbers, followed by the university’s own new...

Things that can Bust your Budget (and How to Avoid Them)

Things that can Bust your Budget (and How to Avoid Them)

Mackenzie Smith, SDSU Extension AmeriCorp VISTA

September 25, 2019

Not writing everything down - How can you know if you’re over budget if you don’t keep track over everything? It’s important to keep track of all the little vending machine purchases as well as the big grocery trips. Try having a dedicated Google Sheet that you can access on your phone any...

How to talk about finances with your roommate

Mackenzie Smith, Columnist

September 18, 2019

It’s about a month into the school semester, and for some, a month into a lease with a new roommate. Ideally you would want to talk to your roommate about money and other more serious topics before moving in together, but ideally pizza would reheat well in the microwave.  Winter is coming, and without a talk, things coul...

Homesickness: Discovering a home away from home

Homesickness: Discovering a home away from home

Caroline Covert, Copy Editor

September 18, 2019

According to the Health Alliance Plan of Michigan, “Over 30% of college students experience low-level homesickness. And about 69% of first-year college students experience severe homesickness.” Regardless of how far away from home you are once you get to college, a freshman student’s first time...

Dear parents of SDSU students

Editorial Board

September 18, 2019

Dear Parents,   We still love you.    Yes, we are growing. Yes, we are at a weird stage in our life where we are transitioning from living with you to on our own. We also realize that you are transitioning, just like us.  We see your phone calls. We see your texts. We don’t always reply in a timely fashion,...

Vaping in 2019: Is anybody really that shocked?

Vaping in 2019: Is anybody really that shocked?

Scott Schonts, Columnist

September 10, 2019

If you check the discovery page on Snapchat, news outlets like the Washington Post and The New York Times have these titles in big letters: “DANGEROUS EPIDEMIC TEEN VAPING KILLS THE THIRD PERSON,” “JUUL SHOULD BE BANNED FROM SHELVES” and other clickbait-y titles. But the thing is, vape products...

Budgeting for all surprises (good and bad)

Budgeting for all surprises (good and bad)

Lorna Wounded Head, Guest Columnist

September 10, 2019

Our day-to-day lives can be very routine and easy to predict, and a very large part of your budget will include things like how much you should spend on gas to make sure that you can get to and from the grocery store every week. However, life is full of surprises, both good and bad, and they can make...

“It Chapter 2” a comprehensive review: Even perfect casting can’t fix this carnival of mismatched genres

“It Chapter 2” a comprehensive review:  Even perfect casting can’t  fix this carnival of mismatched genres

Jacob Ford, Reporter

September 10, 2019

Andy Muschietti’s revamp of “It” surprised audiences around the world with its quality. Muschietti made the brilliant choice of crafting the film more like an adventure than a horror flick. The result is an exciting horror-epic, a genre combo that is hard to come by but works wonderfully. Its e...