The Collegian

Sustainability Month emphasizes achievements

Sustainability Month emphasizes achievements

Jennifer McLaughlin

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

October is Campus Sustainability Month. Not only does this month encourage practicing sustainability, but also offers a time to reflect on sustainability accomplishments. In the past six months, SDSU Facilities and Services has achieved multiple sustainability advancements in the realms of operational...

Class on Hobo Day Friday: why it should be canceled

Class on Hobo Day Friday: why it should be canceled

Joy Dahle

October 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With a full week of tradition and amped up school spirit, Hobo Week has become a strange concoction of energy, excitement and sleep deprivation. While scheduling the week out, there’s an increased amount of school-sponsored events, but the excitement running across campus is dampened by the overlo...

Importance of welcoming alumni on Hobo Day

Importance of welcoming alumni on Hobo Day

October 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Homecoming is a unique celebration. The week reflects the values found within the societies of our high schools and universities. Named for the return of an institution’s alumni, it is important they become the center of attention of that celebration. School spirit and nostalgia for the “good o...

Re: Good football teams should play good football teams

Re: Good football teams should play good football teams

Hunter Dunteman

October 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the Sept. 26 edition of the University of South Dakota’s student newspaper, the Volante, Sports Editor Austin Lammers authored a provocative column regarding the Missouri Valley Football Conference schedule. His article, titled “Good football teams should play good football teams” online, seems t...

How financially capable are you?

How financially capable are you?

Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head

October 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Where did you learn to manage your money? Did you take a class, learn from friends or family, or just figure it out by trial and error? How financially capable do you think you are? Financial capability is being able to use your knowledge to make financial decisions that improve your financial well-bei...

Binge drinking poses threat to campus culture

Binge drinking poses threat to campus culture

Alison Simon

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

College is often portrayed as being synonymous with parties, alcohol and the social impact those things may have on the “college experience.”  Wanting to have a good time and be social isn’t wrong. In fact, it is something that is often encouraged as part of the college lifestyle. But bing...

Lessen our litter: alcohol-related garbage tarnishes campus

Lessen our litter: alcohol-related garbage tarnishes campus

Rachel Astleford

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As college students of this era, we have grown up in a time when recycling and disposing of trash properly has become a central goal for many organizations and households. Like most universities, if not all, SDSU has implemented several recycling and trash bins around campus in recent years. The university...

You can: transform your capability in to creativity

You can: transform your capability in to creativity

Alison Simon

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I can’t tell you how many times, when I’ve asked someone to draw or sing something, that I’ve received the response, “I can’t.” There seems to be this concept we’ve all bought into that only a select few people are born with artistic talent. Talent is a very real concept. Some people ...

Pledge to stay away from single-use plastics

Pledge to stay away from single-use plastics

Jennifer McLaughlin

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

According to National Geographic and the National Park Service, the average American uses 346 plastic bottles, 365 plastic bags and 584 plastic straws every year. If you multiply that by each student, faculty and staff member on campus, that gives you around 5,053,676 plastic bottles, 5,331,190 plas...

Keep your finances on track: budget solutions

Keep your finances on track: budget solutions

Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head

August 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The beginning of the semester brings a fresh perspective with new classes, different housing and exciting activities to experience. It is also a time to get a new perspective on your finances. If you are just starting college, managing your finances may be something new for you. If you are returning,...

Agriculture connects people internationally through common passions

Agriculture connects people internationally through common passions

Katie Berndt

August 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As an intern reporter for the Watertown Public Opinion this summer, I got to interview the diverse and interesting groups of people that I wrote about. One of my favorite stories of the summer was a group of Hungarian agriculturalists who were doing a farm tour of the Midwest.  This experience sticks out to me not only becau...

Politicization of tragedy is derailing conversations we should be having

Politicization of tragedy is derailing conversations we should be having

Editorial Board

August 29, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The problem with over-publicized tragedy is that mourning and grief is given a small window of time before it is overrun by political stances.  We live in a highly reactionary world, where both political parties can find issues with mainstream events and occurrences.  Mollie Tibbetts was repo...