The Collegian

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...

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...