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This puppy and his siblings were  born at the Brookings Regional Humane Society when their mother was picked up as a stray. They are not ready to be adopted yet, but will be soon.

Humane society still lending helping hand to furry friends

Jordan Rusche, Editor in Chief March 1, 2022

Hidden on the edge of town near the airport, the Brookings Regional Humane Society (BRHS) has been serving the Brookings community for more than 20 years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been no exception. Though...

Agua Fresh manager Rene Dudos grills up the popular truffle mac and cheese from their expanded menu, Noodle Bowl.

Agua Fresh menu expanding

Madysen Vlastuin, Reporter March 1, 2022

A downtown restaurant known for its sandwiches, wraps and healthy smoothies has added more choices to its menu – noodle bowls and boba teas. Agua Fresh opened at 420 Main Ave. in downtown Brookings...

COVID-19 test kits available on and off campus

COVID-19 test kits available on and off campus

Mara Wheaton, Assistant News Editor February 15, 2022

Beginning October 29, 2021, South Dakota State University has been supplying the on-campus pharmacy, Wellness Center and residence halls with COVID-19 rapid tests. These tests are free for both on and...

Hispanic Heritage Month creates community on campus

Hispanic Heritage Month creates community on campus

Jordan Rusche, Lifestyles Editor (She/her) September 23, 2020

Students attending “Noche de Comedia,” a comedy event sponsored by the Latin American Student Association Friday, Sept. 18, were given an energetic introduction to the upcoming events centered around...

Newman Center welcomes new priest

Newman Center welcomes new priest

Maggie Molitor, Reporter September 16, 2020

The Pope Pius Xll Newman Center gained a new Catholic priest and director this year as 2004 graduate Father Patrick Grode returns to his alma mater. Grode’s journey back to campus started when he entered...

Islamic Society of Brookings

Islamic Society of Brookings

Megan Bertsch, Copy Editor September 16, 2020

Started by over 100 students and a professor of engineering in the 1970s, the Islamic Society of Brookings has been an important part of the community for almost 45 years. Though it was once a house on...

Why college students still struggle with social distancing

Why college students still struggle with social distancing

Jordan Rusche, Copy Editor April 20, 2020

The new social distancing guidelines established within the last month have brought with them a new set of struggles for those affected. These expectations have been especially challenging for young people...

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...

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...

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with weekend events

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with weekend events

Wren Murphy, Diversity Reporter September 18, 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.  ...

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...

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...

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