The Collegian

Complex issues of addictions

Complex issues of addictions

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Gov. Dennis Daugaard As a state, we grapple with many issues. Some are very complex, with no easy fix or single solution. These may require sustained effort over long periods, through different administrations and legislatures and generations of South Dakotans. Drug abuse is one such issue. W...

Excessive social media screen time interrupts quality experiences

Excessive social media screen time interrupts quality experiences

AJ Spytek

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Social media is great and it can bring you closer to people you’ve lost touch with. But how often do you feel jealous or left out when you see recaps of your followers’ weekend adventures online? With my multiple Instagram accounts I take full advantage of my ability to filter my posts and make...

Lessons learned: rely on your siblings for support

Lessons learned: rely on your siblings for support

Natalie Hilden

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As college students, we are facing the reality of being an adult every day. Things go wrong, plans fall apart or we fail at something we tried very hard at. It’s painful to experience these harsh realities all on our own. Having a familiar face who has overcome or will be taking on these kinds of...

Budget your spring break plans

Budget your spring break plans

Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In one month, spring break will be here. If you are making plans for a trip, consider implementing a few budgeting strategies. This way you and your friends will bring home memories, not buyer’s remorse. Set a goal Decide where you want to go and how you are going to get there. Plan how you are...

Another government shutdown if parties can’t agree

Another government shutdown if parties can’t agree

Ben Hummel

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Jan. 22, a Continued Resolution (CR) was issued by the United States Senate to open the government back up until a new deadline on Feb. 8, 2018. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects nearly 700,000 people brought to the United States illegally as children from b...

Michigan State needs to step up, be accountable

Michigan State needs to step up, be accountable

Natalie Hilden

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Former U.S.A. Gymnastics and Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar will spend the rest of his life behind bars for his sexual assault of more than 150 Olympic and collegiate athletes. The sentence came after 17 days of brave, powerful testimonies from 156 of Nassar’s victims. Even...

Equality can’t be selective

Equality can’t be selective

Brianna Schreurs

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Life is not a question of circumstance. Last week, South Dakota State clubs, like the SDSU Feminist Equality Movement and SDSU Democrats, marched the streets of Sioux Falls for equality for all. Jan. 19, a day before The Women’s March, in Washington D.C., another SDSU club took the streets for...

Trump’s alleged affair shows sex scandals aren’t scandals anymore

Trump’s alleged affair shows sex scandals aren’t scandals anymore

Ben Hummel

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In 1998, Bill Clinton was accused of having a continuous affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky from 1995 to 1997. He denied allegations under oath and was later tried for perjury and obstruction of justice. He finally admitted to having sexual relations with Lewinsky and the charges were dropped...

Do things that make you happy

Rachel Astleford

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With only 12 credits this semester and track meets taking up my weekends, the amount of free time I have during the week has caught me off guard. It’s honestly given me time to actually realize how important self-care is. I have been doing small things daily to give myself the extra boost I need. This...

Cattle withstand winter chill when you can’t

Cattle withstand winter chill when you can’t

Katie Berndt

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In my friends’ winter Facebook posts I often see a familiar sight: a small calf lying on the floor of an entryway or bathroom, wrapped up in blankets next to a heater, usually with a small child seated close by to comfort the chilly bovine. It always reminds me of my childhood on the farm. It’s...

How to combat loneliness during weekends

Natalie Hilden

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Winter weekends in Brookings make it feel more like a ghost town than a college town with nothing much to do or see. If I can relate to anything with my heart and soul it is being lonely and sitting in my dorm all weekend. Life is an experience and you have to live to learn. This semester, I have...

House Bill 1073 sponsors want to expand free speech on South Dakota college campuses

House Bill 1073 sponsors want to expand free speech on South Dakota college campuses

Editorial Board

January 24, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Issue: House Bill 1073 sponsors want to expand free speech on South Dakota college campuses. When The Collegian heard a bill protecting free speech on college campuses was being introduced to the South Dakota Legislature we were excited — until we researched it. House Bill 1073 claims it will protect the free speech of South Dakota public universities by making “any outdoor areas” “public forums....