The Collegian

SDSU eSports club plays up the ranks

SDSU eSports club plays up the ranks

Andrew Rasmussen, News Editor

October 8, 2019

Competitive gaming recently took national headlines by storm when a 16-year-old won $3 million during the Fortnite World Cup. The eSports club is getting South Dakota State University involved with video game competitions like these. eSports is a term used to describe the world of competitive vide...

Drone club: for beginners to the experienced

Adam Foss, Reporter

October 8, 2019

After three years and a leadership change, the SDSU Drone Club is hoping to create a community of both newcomers and experienced drone flyers. The club is open to any new members, from those experienced operating drones to those who have never flown a drone before. The club’s current leaders, Cad...

Fierce friends forged through rugby club participation

Fierce friends forged through rugby club participation

Brianna Schreurs, Reporter

September 10, 2019

Sunshine, snow, wind or even two inches of standing water. No matter the weather, Jake Axtmann, South Dakota State University Men’s Rugby Club field captain, says the game of rugby is 80 minutes of misery. However, he isn’t deterred from playing the game. Rugby has a reputation for being in...

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...