The Collegian

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The United States is currently in the middle of an identity crisis. So often, it seems citizens and politicians claim America is the greatest nation on the face of the Earth. In some cases, this is true. The United States spends more money on its military than any other country. It also incarcerates...

Trump administration not only racist, but anti-American

Trump administration not only racist, but anti-American

Garrett Ammesmaki

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The president has been under fire this last week for his racist remarks on immigration. Unfortunately, the president calling Haiti and African countries “shitholes” isn’t surprising, considering his conduct and lack of decorum during his first year in office. What is surprising, and more frustrating,...

Issue: Students need to engage more on campus and in their community.

Issue:  Students need to engage more on campus and in their community.

Editorial Board

January 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As the new year and new semester progress, many students look ahead with goals and plans to achieve them. We, at The Collegian, wanted to look ahead as well, but at the campus and community event calendar. This semester, there’s plenty of events to be a part of, like Capers, Wacipi, State A Thon,...

Assess your financial health

Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A new semester gives students a fresh start in their course schedule. It is also a time to reflect on last semester and make changes to anything that may need to be done differently. Just like you review your new course syllabus to figure out how to manage the course, you also need to think about how...

Get head start on living sustainably in 2018

Jennifer McLaughlin

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

New year, new semester. So, as we start this great new year, I thought I’d share 10 tips on how to have a more sustainable 2018. Recycle. This is one of the easiest ways to live sustainably. Recycling bins are located across campus with a color-coded system. Yellow bins are for trash and blue b...

Prince Harry sparks conversation about grief and mental health

Prince Harry sparks conversation about grief and mental health

Natalie Hilden

January 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Prince Harry was only 12 when his mother, Princess Diana was tragically killed in a car accident August, 31, 1997. Ever since, he was thrown into a media frenzy of controversy while still experiencing the raw, tender, uncomfortable realization of grief. He says that it took him until his late twen...

The Humane Society needs our support year-round to avoid financial crisis

The Humane Society needs our support year-round  to avoid financial crisis

Editorial Board

November 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In November, the Brookings Humane Society made their financial struggles known to the public. If they couldn’t raise enough funds, the Humane Society feared their doors would close by the end of the month. After a few weeks, the Brookings community raised enough money to support the Humane Society t...

Letter to the Editor: Be informed, not ignorant

Letter to the Editor: Be informed, not ignorant

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I am multilingual. I speak Hindi, Tamil and English fluently. Normally, speaking a different language is not a skill people frown upon, but as I spoke to my family in Hindi over the phone a couple weeks ago, a South Dakota State student interrupted my phone call. He told me, “You don’t live in y...

A green Christmas: how to maintain holiday sustainability

A green Christmas: how to maintain holiday sustainability

Jennifer McLaughlin

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Excitement abounds, wrapping paper flies and gifts are received. Christmas is clearly a time for giving and sharing. However, from all this generosity and joy comes an excess of trash. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 25 percent more waste is generated during the holiday season. A ...

How to overcome the struggles of dorm living

How to overcome the struggles of dorm living

Natalie Hilden

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the semester races toward finals, many self-realizations are made. Stress is setting in, your bank account is low and the roommate match “made-in-heaven” isn’t all it was cracked up to be. For many of us, this is the first time we have to share a living space with someone, let alone someone ...

Consumerism causes the chaos of Black Friday

Consumerism causes the chaos of Black Friday

Rachel Astleford

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The lines stretch on for blocks. Shoppers stand on top of each other. The doors open and a stampede of deal-thirsty people rush into the store, elbowing each other and fighting over flat screen TVs and every other item in the store. Hours before, these families were gathered around a table eating a feast in ho...

Letter to the Editor: Help the humane society

Letter to the Editor: Help the humane society

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While surfing the internet the other day, I came across a wonderful discovery. A shelter in Florida sorts their dogs, not by breed, but by Hogwarts house. And it’s not a random sorting, either. They wait until the pups are at least 6 months old to sort them based on their personalities when playi...