The Collegian

Immaturity, grown up struggles confront intern

Caleb Bruynes

February 14, 2012


Filed under Opinion

  The most mature thing I’ve done lately is admitting to myself that no matter how old I get, I will always be a child. I spent my entire youth and adolescence waiting for the day to come when I could announce my arrival into adulthood, but it is becoming clear that day will never come; I’m as i...

Natural Gas a good move for SDSU

Editoral Board

February 14, 2012


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  Issue: SDSU switches to natural gas after years of coal power. Switching from coal to natural gas is generally regarded as a good thing. It has been advocated as a replacement fuel for everything from cars to power plants. Natural gas is produced cheaply and easily in the United States, unlike oil...

Brookings became home for SDSU graduate

Kali Lingen

February 14, 2012


Filed under Opinion

During my freshman year at South Dakota State University, Brookings felt nothing like home. I moved around a lot when I was growing up, so a new place was not that odd, but a new place far away from my family and friends was a first for me. In the fall of my sophomore year my parents moved away from t...

Obama a Success Under Circumstances

Hassan Ali

January 17, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The question many voters will have on their mind in the next 10 months is “Does President Obama deserve a second term?” The answer to that question, I’m sure, will be one voiced at many kitchen tables across this country. To really answer that question, the American people will have to give the p...

Becoming a Rival: Slow and Steady Transition

Kristine Young

January 17, 2012


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There is red, everywhere. That thought that kept running through my mind in my first few weeks at the University of South Dakota. The harsh and uninviting color was everywhere, but I was going to have to adjust. After graduating from South Dakota State University, I decided to go to graduate school at U...

Sabbath Encouraged During College Years

Bob Chell

January 17, 2012


Filed under Opinion

“Everything can be something different.” So said Alfred Adler, colleague of Sigmund Freud and founder of the Adlerian school of psychology. This insight into the paradoxical nature of human behavior rings true in our own lives as well as in the lives of others. Students know it best from hours star...

Indian food a favorite at Festival of Cultures

jwillett

April 5, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Columnist Last week on Friday I was lucky enough to attend the Festival of Cultures over in Frost Arena. On a day when SDSU seemed to be populated with more visitors than students and faculty, which created headaches walking and driving on campus, the festival was a wonderful escape to begin the weeke...

Super Student: Campus dining offers some thrills

treiss

March 30, 2011


Filed under Opinion

There are certain places that I have decided that I need to visit. These places include New York City, Washington, D.C., Florida, Mexico, Graceland, the Summit Brewery, the Yeungling Brewery, Independence Hall, the SPAM Museum, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The list could go...

Rap beyond Top 40 has artistic value

mjturner

March 30, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Rap doesn’t suck. Let me be more specific: there is rap that doesn’t suck. If you’ve never gone out of your way to look for it, you probably haven’t heard any. I’m not talking about the crap you hear on the radio or MTV; if you think that stuff is terrible, that’s because it is. Well done. T...

Too many energy drinks are more harmful than helpful

Too many energy drinks are more harmful than helpful

kjkranz

March 30, 2011


Filed under Opinion

We are past halfway through the semester now! It’s only a few very fast weeks until finals come around. Now come the late nights with energy drinks and coffee to stay awake and get the studying done and the papers finished. In these late nights, many people resort to supplements thinking they will unle...

Wisconsin is on the right track by limiting collective bargaining

keenan.watson

March 30, 2011


Filed under Opinion

States should reexamine the role of public employee unions and collective bargaining for state employees. The fact is that state and local governments are struggling to pay for all of the overly generous benefits for public employees, benefits that states cannot afford. What some states like Wisconsin...

Throw in a good documentary for something new on movie night

allen.falken

March 30, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Columnist I got a Netflix account sometime last year. I can’t remember the reason exactly. I think its was because I wanted to watch Lost beginning to end. While the show turned out to be a colossal disappointment, I did stumble onto my new hobby. I have become somewhat of a documentary junkie. I star...