The Collegian

Don’t be spooked by false claims about Amendment W

Don’t be spooked by false claims about Amendment W

Chase Toms

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Baylee Dittman recently wrote an op-ed about Amendment W, the anti-corruption initiative that will appear on the ballot next week. Maybe it's no coincidence that Dittman's piece ran on All Hallow's Eve—it's full of myths, dead arguments, scare tactics and other phantasmic claims. First is Dittman...

People refuse to get their flu shot

People refuse to get their flu shot

Editorial Board

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A burning fever, aching body, sore throat and runny nose are only a few of the most prominent symptoms of Influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza runs most severely rampant from October to May, which means we are now well into the first month of fl...

Put on your positive pants in stressful and complicated situations

Put on your positive pants in stressful and complicated situations

Kelsey Bender

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Our time at South Dakota State University is destined to be complicated. There will be many changes and a lot of anxiety. When these times of stress arise, it is important we keep a positive attitude. I know it is easy for a person to say “just be positive,” but the fact of the matter is that posi...

Personal finance tip – spend within your means

Personal finance tip – spend within your means

Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Finding yourself short on funds and asking others for money to help pay your bills is a position no one likes. Balancing your income can solve these issues. Balancing income and expenses seems like a simple concept but being able to not spend more than you have may be hard to practice. With planning...

The Problem with Amendment W

The Problem with Amendment W

Baylee Dittman

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We all know that this election will be a close one. Governor candidates are tied in the polls, and with candidates like Noem and Sutton people are doing their research. One thing that gets overlooked is ballot measures. People vote “yes” or “no,” only reading the summary provided rather t...

Brookings Schools handled local threat exceptionally well

Brookings Schools handled local threat exceptionally well

Hunter Dunteman

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Umpqua. Stoneman Douglas. These are names most Americans have committed to memory after plenty of press coverage. School violence is a reality no parent or student should ever have to face. But unfortunately that’s not how this world works.  Late Monday night I received an Argus 911 alert...

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...