The Collegian

Think about your degree early in college career

Think about your degree early in college career

Ben Hummel

August 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

What are you going to do with your degree? It is a question you hear from your friends, classmates and one that I have been asked at family gatherings. Sometimes it is meant as a joke, other times they are voicing a very real concern. For some, answering it is easy — a degree is simply a stepping ston...

Ways to practice sustainability, help campus environment

Ways to practice sustainability, help campus environment

Jennifer McLaughlin

August 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Welcome back, Jacks! Did you know that SDSU practices and promotes sustainability? On campus, we define sustainability as a combination of taking care of the natural environment and providing resources equitably to everyone. Sustainability is key to a good life. It looks at how we use our resources and...

The Wellness Center didn’t adequately convey the reasoning behind the newly implemented dress code

The Wellness Center didn’t adequately convey the reasoning behind the newly implemented dress code

Editorial Board

August 22, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Wellness Center’s new dress code policy is plastered in and around the facility, but that doesn’t do much good for gym-goers who are turned away at the check-in desk because they were unaware of the new regulations. Posters throughout the Wellness Center are highly informative, and clearly outlin...

Role of ‘the media’ needs to change

Role of ‘the media’ needs to change

Ian Lack

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“The media” is an age-old term, mostly used in reference to people who report or talk about the news. Over time, the connotation around this term has turned sour. In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, Americans trust in “the media” sank to a new low. A Gallup poll dating back...

Citizens change political conversation

Citizens change political conversation

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

NICK WENDELL BROOKINGS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Anthropologist Margaret Mead spoke those words decades ago and their meaning has only strengthened with time. While we...

New Students’ Association body excited to serve, engage

New Students’ Association body excited to serve, engage

Allyson Monson

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As everything else on campus comes to close, one organization begins. Students’ Association just elected a new senate for the upcoming academic year. With fresh perspective and insight, each senator has already proven to be dedicated and committed to SDSU and the students they serve. This new perspective...

Do your part: take care of shared living spaces

Do your part: take care of shared living spaces

Natalie Hilden

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Nothing frustrates me more than the blatant disregard students seem to have lately shared spaces, in residence halls. Now, I know the year is coming to end and we are all plagued with an end of semester pressures, but that is no excuse to disrespect the community you live in, your fellow students and...

Digital age, apps complicate love

Digital age, apps complicate love

Brianna Schreurs

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Meeting someone is harder than ever before because it’s too easy to swipe left or right on an endless catalog of potential partners. Dating apps have killed the college dating scene. When it comes to actually meeting up with someone, commitment issues are all too real. The indecisiveness built into t...

Healthy living: six-day homemade food challenge

Healthy living: six-day homemade food challenge

Rachel Astleford

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My roommate and I decided to take on a challenge, a challenge for six days. She suggested that we eat nothing but homemade meals and snacks for six days straight. At first, it sounded easy and simple. But then I realized it meant no more lattes after my 8 a.m. class. It meant no more quick trips to the C-Store ...

Conservation: farmers take on case of crop insurance

Conservation: farmers take on case of crop insurance

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

BRANDON WIPF  SDSA Director Note: This column was originally published in the March/April 2018 issue of South Dakota Soybean Leader, a publication of the South Dakota Soybean Association. Access a digital copy of this magazine at www.sdsoybean.org. On our farm, many of the best management decisions we’ve ma...

Sustainability, social justice go hand-in-hand

Sustainability, social justice go hand-in-hand

Jennifer McLaughlin

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Two words often used together in conversation are sustainability and social justice. People talk about the environment degrading and a need for social justice through better access to nutritious food, sanitation and peace for all. But what do these two topics have to do with each other? The short a...

Cowboy wisdom for those weary of extended winter

Cowboy wisdom for those weary of extended winter

Katie Berndt

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s the middle of April and I think it’s safe to say we’re all a little tired of winter. There’s perhaps no one more tired of it than our local farmers and ranchers, who are struggling with livestock and planting dates as winter rages on. I’ve put together some wise affirmations from pro...