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Why you should fight fast fashion

Why you should fight fast fashion

Micayla TerWee

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Facebook advertisements tailor their content to tell you exactly what trendy clothing you need to buy now. Newspaper advertisements declare sales you can’t afford to miss. Television commercials encourage you to buy a whole new wardrobe for winter. These ever-present advertisements are pieces of...

Donald Trump should be worried about Russia

Donald Trump should be worried about Russia

Ben Hummel

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is not dead and it is getting worse for President Donald Trump. News broke Friday night about new charges filed in the Russia investigation, headed by former FBI director and appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The case, which focuses on members of ...

The never-ending battle: will you let convenience win?

The never-ending battle: will you let convenience win?

Rachel Astleford

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s a battle we will most likely face for the rest of our lives. If we lose the battle, we will see our bodies slowly turn against us. If we win, our quality of life will improve and, perhaps, others around us will try to win the battle as well. This battle is the fight against convenience; specifical...

Credit security should be student priority after Equifax

Credit security should be student priority after Equifax

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

News broke Sept. 7 that one of the national credit reporting agencies, Equifax, had experienced a data breach over the summer. Names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers were stolen from thousands of Americans. Additionally, credit card numbers for more than 200...

Exercise cultural and social awareness in selecting a Halloween costume

Exercise cultural and social awareness in selecting a Halloween costume

Editorial Board

October 25, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

We’ve all seen it. A girl in a faux leather dress and a Native American headdress. A guy in blackface. Someone else dressed like Jesus or a Muslim person. Halloween is a time for creativity and fun — to dress up as a character or object and celebrate the spooky season. It, however, is not a time ...

Under pressure: Stress of college life leads to mental illnesses

Under pressure: Stress of college life leads to mental illnesses

Natalie Hilden

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One in every three college students experience some form of depression, according to an Oct. 11 article from USAToday. While dwelling on the thoughts that make us feel alone, we need to remember we aren’t the only ones facing these battles and help is never as far away as it feels. What has to be re...

California, western wildfires ignited by human ignorance

California, western wildfires  ignited by human ignorance

Taylor Tomaszweski

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As of early October, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, 8.4 million acres have burned across the United States this year.  We are all still acting like these are unavoidable, natural tragedies. That isn’t the case. While I risk sounding like Smokey the Bear, it should be pretty...

Farm experiences grow stronger students

Farm experiences grow stronger students

Katie Berndt

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In preparation for the Ag-Bio career fair a few weeks ago, I was revamping my resume and adding my recent summer internship. I was running out of space, so I decided to take off my oldest job listed — my family farm. I never held a typical high school job when I lived at home. The farm — and my...

German federal elections show familiar trend of hyper-conservatism

German federal elections show familiar trend of hyper-conservatism

Kalynn Slabaugh

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Just as SDSU was undoubtedly alive with school pride, between German elections and Oktoberfest, the streets of Germany are alive with nationalism. Oktoberfest represents tradition as people don Trachten, the ancestral clothing of the German-speaking countries, and set out to celebrate Bavarian culture, b...

Brookings needs a more diverse marketplace, not another pizza place

Brookings needs a more diverse marketplace, not another pizza place

Editorial Board

October 18, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There are 12 pizza places in Brookings, and another on the way. When you search for places to eat in Brookings, you’ll get quite a few choices, but mostly, you’ll get pizza. Because we have 12 locations for pizza in a town of 23,895 people. We, at The Collegian, firmly believe just about any busi...

The GOP is nibbling away at the Affordable Care Act

The GOP is nibbling away at the Affordable Care Act

Trudy Lieberman

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As annual enrollment for Obamacare insurance approaches on Nov. 1, the law itself and the people who have come to depend on it for health coverage are both facing an uncertain future. President Donald Trump’s recent executive actions affect the complicated insurance mechanics of the Affordable Car...

People are too excited about ‘Rick and Morty’

People are too excited about ‘Rick and Morty’

Jacob Womack

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Of course I wrote an opinion article on “Rick and Morty.” What? You thought I would write about the Iran nuclear deal? No; this is more important. The Adult Swim animated series “Rick and Morty” has become the poster child of late-2010s pop culture. And since “Rick and Morty” tossed i...