The Collegian

Hotshot bot scores Robotics Club $10,000 prize

Hotshot bot scores Robotics Club $10,000 prize

J. Michael Bertsch, Research Reporter

April 25, 2019

For many electrical engineering or computer science students, Daktronics Engineering Hall is a place to call home on campus. A walkthrough of the building often reveals students sleeping in their chairs or eating a vending machine inspired dinner while working on their latest project. Recently, the...

Jackrabbits named Land O’Lakes Bot Shot champions

Jackrabbits named Land O’Lakes Bot Shot champions

University Marketing and Communications

April 7, 2019

Students from the South Dakota State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison earned the title of Land O’Lakes Bot Shot Champions Sunday, beating collegiate robotics teams from around the country in a game of H-O-R-S-E at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. In addition to prevailing against...

Sen. Thune chats with students about challenges of the job

Sen. Thune chats with students about challenges of the job

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2019

While the U.S. Senate is on recess for the week, Majority Whip Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., stopped by campus on Feb. 21. for a casual conversation with the College Republicans. Around 15 people came to hear Sen. Thune discuss his duties as majority whip and issues facing the current session. Right now,...

Quarter scale tractor team: learning through competition

Quarter scale tractor team: learning through competition

Taylor Moline

November 26, 2018

Student organizations are an important offering that South Dakota State University provides to all students. They can serve all sorts of different purposes and provide plenty of opportunities. One student organization that’s unique from others on campus involves students building a tractor, at ...

SA swears in new senator, approves two new student clubs

SA swears in new senator, approves two new student clubs

Trenton Abrego

October 2, 2018

A heavy docket during the Monday, Oct. 1 Students’ Association meeting lasted almost two hours. Ty Dunse, a sophomore human biology major from Webster, South Dakota, was selected to fill the vacancy left by Ryan Sailors. Also, two club constitutions were approved and a regent on the South Dakota Board o...

Student-run Hobo Day T-shirt fundraiser gets disapproval from Hobo Day Committee

Student-run Hobo Day T-shirt fundraiser gets disapproval from Hobo Day Committee

Brianna Schreurs

September 19, 2018

If you go to South Dakota State, you know homecoming is called Hobo Day—not Hobo Days. There has been a push by the Hobo Day Committee to do consistent branding of the one-day celebration, which is why the committee is “disappointed” by the SDSU American Institute for Graphic Arts student design group w...

More than 50 show for first-ever conspiracy theory club meeting

More than 50 show for first-ever conspiracy theory club meeting

Landon Dierks

September 17, 2018

Did an American astronaut ever actually set foot on the moon? Down the Rabbit Hole: Conspiracy Theory Club discussed this burning question during its inaugural meeting on Sunday night, Sept. 16. More than 50 students gathered in Rotunda D to watch short video clips from the documentary “Conspira...

Jacks find their place in clubs, organizations

Jacks find their place in clubs, organizations

Haley Halvorson

August 29, 2018

Sitting in the Lewis and Clark Room in the Student Union, the Paintball Club discusses their recent trip to a nearby paintball field, the adrenaline they felt and when their next trip will be.  According to Devin Cressy, the president of the club, not a lot of students know SDSU has a paintball ...

Students’ Association approves conspiracy theory club

Students’ Association approves conspiracy theory club

Landon Dierks

August 29, 2018

It’s time to take an adventure down the rabbit hole.  Last week, South Dakota State University Students’ Association approved the constitution for Down the Rabbit Hole: Conspiracy Theory Club.  Amanda Husted, a sophomore human development and family studies major and president of the club, fir...

Opportunity for students to learn about rugby

Opportunity for students to learn about rugby

Brianna Schreurs

August 24, 2018

Want to see what rugby is all about? There will be a free try rugby camp sponsored by SDSU Women’s Rugby Club 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Sexauer Field, by the Dairy Bar. The Women's Rugby Club will teach basic rules and discuss skills for rugby. "I’ve definitely made some of my best friend...

Dairy products judging team and intercollegiate dairy challenge team place in top at national contests

Brianna Schreurs

May 9, 2018

SDSU COLLEGE OF AG AND BIO MEDIA The South Dakota State University Dairy Products Judging Team and Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Team had noteworthy finishes at their respective competitions this spring. The Dairy Products Judging Team won the national championship at the 2018 Collegiate Dairy Products E...

Tunnel of Oppression demonstrates minority discrimination

Tunnel of Oppression demonstrates minority discrimination

Haley Halvorson

April 25, 2018

Last Wednesday the Multicultural Center hosted the annual Tunnel of Oppression exhibit with help from five student organizations at South Dakota State University. The five organizations involved were: Feminist Equality Movement, Latin American Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Residential ...