The Collegian

A chance to catch up with friends at stock show

Keith Brumley

January 25, 2011


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Keith BrumleyColumnist I'm headed for the Stock Show8212;and I don't care how cold it might be. As the song goes, "I've got a heater in my truck and I'm off to the rodeo . . ." This is the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City: conceived by SDSU alumnus Jim Sutton, son of James Sutton and second genera...

Walmart teaming up with federal government leaves columnist leery

Jon Weiler

January 25, 2011


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Jon WeilerColumnist I sat visiting with my father-in-law over the holiday break about our new plans for the coming year. His big plan was to run a 5K in May, which I thought was great because I am also a runner. He is not, and it was a big step for him. I told him that I had two: the first is to sta...

Super Student: Doomsday prophecy or a unique chance for commercial gain?

Tony Reiss

January 18, 2011


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Tony ReissSuper Student In a little more than a year, the world will begin to hold its collective breath in anticipation for the Mayan doomsday prophecy. For those of you who haven't tuned into History, TLC, The Discovery Channel or AM radio broadcasts from Topeka, there is a widely-held belief that the M...

Fear and laziness diminish education

Hannah McDermet

January 18, 2011


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Hannah McdermetDeviant Ink Slinger The United States ranks 17th in education among other industrialized nations in the world. 17th. Think about it, say it out loud, tell your friends, get angry. We live in an arrogant nation with citizens that freely and boastfully say that the United States is "the best...

Chewing offers your body the fuel it needs to remain healthy and satisfied

Kyle Kranz

January 18, 2011


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Kyle KranzRunning on the White Line Eating quality food such as fruits, vegetables, organic, and grass-fed/free range may be the most important aspect of a healthy diet. Next is how the food is prepared. Microwaves are very good at destroying nutrients, and steaming is great at preserving them. Chewing may...

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staff

January 18, 2011


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Next month marks the annual celebration of Black History Month. February was chosen because it marks the birthdays of two Americans who influenced the lives of African-Americans: President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass. The remembrance was started by Carter G. Woodson, a ...

New motto not so great

Jonathan Willett

January 18, 2011


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Jonathan WillettColumnist Driving home from Brookings after finals last month, I was traveling down Interstate 29 when I found myself being mocked by a succession of SDSU billboards. While I realize that our school's motto was officially changed last semester, I never really noticed how terribly our u...

How buying a guitar is comparable to buying a used car

Keith Brumley

January 18, 2011


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Keith BrumleyColumnist It wasn't that tough of a choice. Buy a bronc saddle, get fit, and crack out in the senior saddle bronc riding or buy a guitar. Since I'm scheduled for a hip replacement later this month, I went for the guitar. After two weeks, I can now proudly pick out the melody of "Ode to Jo...

EDITORIAL: Keep the conversation going

staff

January 11, 2011


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Editorial Board It's a new year. For many, the new year brings a reflection on the previous year and a set of goals for the upcoming one. We're doing the same at The Collegian. We ended 2010 with a lot of reader engagement. After reading about the proposed smoking ban, your letters and comments poure...

Frozen food?s greatest achievement: the frozen burrito

Keith Brumley

January 11, 2011


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Keith BrumleyColumnist It's a difficult process; simple in concept but difficult to master. The variables, at least on the surface, are few. As one grows more involved, however, it becomes clear that this is not just cooking; it's an art form. I'm talking about frozen burritos. They've been around for ...

Super Student: Break filled with UV rays, mixed drinks and diabolical plots

Tony Reiss

January 11, 2011


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Tony ReissSuper Student Last Christmas I gave someone my heart and the very next day I found it sitting in the garbage can. I am not sure if it got mixed in with Grandma's fruitcake or some discarded wrapping paper, but there it was, sitting in the garbage. So this most recent Christmas, to save me fro...

Looking at important issues of majority versus minority

Mathias Turner

January 11, 2011


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Mathias TurnerGuest Columnist A round of applause to the thoughtful, freedom-loving students of SDSU who unbiasedly decided to live-and-let-live and ban smoking everywhere on campus. Much rhetoric in today's political discourse is focused on the intentions of the founding fathers, and in keeping wit...