The Collegian

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...

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...