The Collegian

Accreditation continues to grow at SDSU

Accreditation continues to grow at SDSU

Gina Goblirsch, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

Accreditation is what keeps a school credible and respectable. South Dakota State University is an accredited institution under the Higher Learning Commission, with 47 accredited or certified programs. To be accredited, an academic program must meet standards set by accrediting agencies for each discipline, o...

Enrollment falls for the second year in a row

Enrollment falls for the second year in a row

Gina Goblirsch, Copy Editor

October 8, 2019

Enrollment is down 4.9% from last year and 8.1% from 2017. While multiple factors are playing a role in the decline, not all of them are bad. One factor is that more students are graduating in four years. Though the university is thrilled to see this increase of students graduating on time, 6% more...

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with weekend events

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with weekend events

Wren Murphy, Diversity Reporter

September 17, 2019

The Hispanic Heritage Month, running from mid-September to mid-October, finished its kickoff with music, food and games aimed at bringing together Hispanic and non-Hispanic members of the community.   Bienvenidos a Brookings, an organization that welcomes Spanish-speaking people into the community...

Family fun to be had with the Brookings Great 8

Caroline Covert, Copy Editor

September 17, 2019

When it comes to Brookings, there isn’t a shortage of fun activities and places to visit for the whole family to enjoy. Here is a list of fun places to visit, which are considered to be the ‘Brookings Great 8.’ Brookings Children’s Museum With a giant T-Rex skeleton as its mascot, the Chi...

Dancing Spider Film Festival looks for student submissions

Dancing Spider Film Festival looks for student submissions

Marissa Carff, Sponsored Content Manager

February 13, 2019

This story was sponsored by the Fourth Annual Dancing Spider Film Festival. Get your creative juices flowing, storytellers. Filmmakers and storytellers have the chance to show their skills on the big screen under the stars at the Fourth Annual Dancing Spider Film Festival in the historic Verne Dri...

Noem offers policy initiatives on meth, pheasants, internet access

Noem offers policy initiatives on meth, pheasants, internet access

Dana Hess, Community News Service Reporter

January 9, 2019

PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem proposed an aggressive line-up of policy proposals during her State of the State speech on Tuesday. She promised to tackle improved internet access in rural areas, increased pheasant habitat and a crackdown on methamphetamine use. Noem pledged that her administration would...

McCrory Gardens host Dog Days of Fall for second year

McCrory Gardens host Dog Days of Fall for second year

Emma Anderson

October 16, 2018

For the second year in a row, one of the cutest events in Brookings welcomed back its four-legged friends for Dog Days of Fall. The event, which for one day allows dogs inside the formal gardens from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at McCrory Gardens. Pet owners and pets came in costumes, said Lisa Ma...

Fourth annual Uptown Girls Craft Show kicks off holiday shopping

Fourth annual Uptown Girls Craft Show kicks off holiday shopping

Brianna Schreurs

October 4, 2018

*This post is sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in Brookings Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. First Lutheran Church Gym Eighth Street and Main Avenue The fourth annual Uptown Girls Craft Show brings handcrafted items to Brookings. The General Federation of Wome...

Campus highlights for the family

Campus highlights for the family

Emma Anderson

October 2, 2018

The first ever Family Weekend is right around the corner, and whether you’re excited about your family showing up on your turf or not, it is likely they will be bursting with enthusiasm. So, it’s important to give them what they came for (no, it’s not restocking your fridge or buying you suppe...

Fun spots around town for whole family to visit

Fun spots around town for whole family to visit

Emma Anderson

October 2, 2018

It’s Thursday night and the phone rings. It’s your mom. She says your family is coming tomorrow for Family Weekend and can’t wait to see what you have been up to. Instantly panicking like any new (or old) college student might, a million questions spring to mind; one being: What are we going to...

Drink deals every broke college students needs

Drink deals every broke college students needs

Emma Anderson

September 26, 2018

Once in a while it can be fun to get all your friends together and head downtown after a long week of work and class. However, this habit can come with a large price tag if you aren’t aware of the different kinds of deals the local bars are offering.  So, with the help of the internet and the mana...

Third annual Maker Festival promotes creativity, collaboration

Emma Anderson

September 12, 2018

Woodworking, electronics, food, arts and crafts — these are just some of the items that the talented and creative people of the Brookings community will have on display at this year’s Maker Festival. The third annual Maker Festival is being held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in front of the Childr...