The Collegian

How to eat clean, healthy with limited campus options

How to eat clean, healthy with limited campus options

Bailey Cowling

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Nutrition was never really a huge concern to me in the past. In high school, I was very active. I was a student and a three-sport athlete with a job, homework, friends and family to spend time with. Then I experienced the slippery slope of free time, a campus meal plan and the close proximity and lat...

Nathan Chen sets sights on redeeming Olympic performance

Nathan Chen sets sights on redeeming Olympic performance

Natalie Hilden

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Millions of figure skating fans’ hearts shattered as Nathan Chen bit the ice multiple times during his Olympic debut in Pyeongchang, South Korea, after he was favored to lead the U.S. team to victory. As media outlets ridiculed him for the disastrous performance, Chen accepted his moment of failure ...

Recent Facebook data breaches should matter to you

Recent Facebook data breaches should matter to you

Ian Lack

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In 2013, Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, was created. In 2014, the firm began collecting personal information from Facebook users, with Facebook’s consent. Facebook made a profit from allowing Cambridge Analytica to access the data of about 87 million U.S. Facebook users. Th...

Time to legalize marijuana use

Time to legalize marijuana use

Garrett Ammesmaki

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Another marijuana measure has been brought to Pierre. New Approach South Dakota brought the measure forward in January. If passed, it would legalize the possession and use of cannabis oil. But the question that’s been rolling around in my head since hearing about it is this: What’s the point? L...

Stock market suffers under notorious ‘Trump slump’

Stock market suffers under notorious ‘Trump slump’

Ben Hummel

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Investors enjoyed President Trump during the first year in office, and the markets flourished. This year seemed to start off strong. The Standard and Poor’s nearly gained 6 percent during the first month of 2018, and U.S. equities indexes hit record highs. “The stock market never goes down anym...

MoviePass takes burden off movie-goers’ wallets

MoviePass takes burden off movie-goers’ wallets

Real Greyson

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This past year I have watched $400-worth of new movies in the theater for only $60. That is a deal that any film-lover would go crazy for. Just to dispel any negative initial thoughts—I achieved this wonderful feat 100 percent legally. I am surprised not too many people know about this new money...

Victim shaming removes blame, doesn’t solve real root of problems

Victim shaming removes blame, doesn’t solve real root of problems

Natalie Hilden

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It seems to me that resorting to victim shaming happens when people don’t want to accept the reality of tragic events because it makes them feel threatened. American gymnast and two-time Olympian Aly Raisman has spoken out again on the topic of sexual assault. This time, victim shaming came up du...

Ways to bust ‘breakup blues’

Ways to bust ‘breakup blues’

AJ Spytek

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Getting over a breakup is almost always difficult. Spring break and the rest of the semester has given me time to reflect on what went wrong and what I can do to move on and grow as a person. Though the pain of a breakup seems endless, you can save yourself from the breakup blues. Positivity is key....

Rely on other artistic outlets of expression when words fail

Rely on other artistic outlets of expression when words fail

Natalie Hilden

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This past week has been nothing but stress and anxiety while I rushed to get things done that I forgot about over the long break. But what should I have expected after pushing off my responsibilities? This time of year has me failing to dig myself out of my “mudslide” of stressors. But, when thinking...

‘Provocative clothing’ does not excuse sexual assault

‘Provocative clothing’ does not excuse sexual assault

Real Greyson

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A controversial belief I have heard going around on the topic of sexual assault is the idea that the way a woman dresses affects whether or not it is OK to harass and assault her. This is yet another excuse that continues to perpetuate rape culture. There is no justification whatsoever for sexual assault. By...

Ag industry strives for improved communication

Ag industry strives for improved communication

Katie Berndt

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As I write this month’s column I am sitting on a plane to Washington, D.C., headed to the Agriculture Future of America Policy Institute. The conference invites college students from across the country to our nation’s capital to discuss current policy issues, the common mission to feed the world...

Commit to fighting, ending global climate change

Commit to fighting, ending global climate change

Jennifer McLaughlin

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Climate change is a man-made international crisis, the effects of which are far reaching and vary in severity depending on location. Melting ice caps are threatening polar bears, sea levels are rising, coral reefs are disappearing and plant and animal habitats are changing. Another effect of climate...