The Collegian

Dairy Queen closes for construction

Dairy Queen closes for construction

Brianna Schreurs

September 1, 2018


Filed under News

Dairy Queen is getting a makeover. The Dairy Queen on 22nd Ave. is closing beginning Tuesday as it undergoes construction for a new building at the same location until sometime in December. The building will be demolished Thursday. The store may open sometime before Christmas, Dairy Queen District...

Earth Day is not the only day to give back to community

Earth Day is not the only day to give back to community

Sydney Wood

April 25, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Living sustainably doesn’t have to be a burden. It’s as simple as unplugging devices that aren’t in use, cutting your showers a few minutes short or switching to LED light bulbs. There are multiple clubs at South Dakota State University, like the Ecology Club and the Student Sustainability...

Junk Jam offers crafts, food, fun in Brookings

Junk Jam offers crafts, food, fun in Brookings

Sydney Wood

April 25, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Vintage and antique lovers, get ready to shop till you drop, the annual Junk Jam is happening in Brookings. The one-day event offers a variety of different items for sale, giving everyone the opportunity to find something they are interested in. “Junk Jam is a great way to form connections and net...

Boys and Girls Club celebrates 15 years

Boys and Girls Club celebrates 15 years

Emma Anderson

April 25, 2018


Filed under News

This year, the Brookings Boys and Girls Club is celebrating 15 years of helping kids “realize their full potential.” The Brookings chapter has grown and become different since opening in 2003. “In the beginning, we wanted to be a place where kids can go and just be safe. And I think we’ve real...

Do your part: take care of shared living spaces

Do your part: take care of shared living spaces

Natalie Hilden

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Nothing frustrates me more than the blatant disregard students seem to have lately shared spaces, in residence halls. Now, I know the year is coming to end and we are all plagued with an end of semester pressures, but that is no excuse to disrespect the community you live in, your fellow students and...

Updated website to inform community, attract residents

Updated website to inform community, attract residents

Spencer Thompson

April 25, 2018


Filed under News

Community members and visitors in Brookings recently gained a new website to consult for information about the town and important resources. The Brookings Economic Development Corporation hired a local design studio to develop a website they hope will attract prospective residents to the area. Liveinb...

Brookings Arts Council encourages community creativity

Brookings Arts Council encourages community creativity

Haley Halvorson

April 11, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Many kinds of art can be used as forms of expression. The Brookings Arts Council offers a variety of classes April and the rest of spring. The Brookings Arts Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to aid emerging artists by hosting art classes and gallery showings. Its goal is to help p...

One day only CCXO pop-up boutique coming to McCrory Gardens

One day only CCXO pop-up boutique coming to McCrory Gardens

Lauren Franken

April 10, 2018


Filed under News

CCXO is offering a one day only opportunity to shop their clothing collection in person, instead of online. The pop-up is coming to Brookings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at McCrory Gardens. The boutique’s owner, Courtney Coughlin, is an SDSU alum who brings her pop-up shop to Brook...

More than 400 students to perform in 2018 Spring Festival of Music

More than 400 students to perform in 2018 Spring Festival of Music

April 9, 2018


Filed under News

UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS  The 2018 South Dakota State University School of Performing Arts’ Spring Festival of Music opens April 27 and runs through April 29 in the Performing Arts Center on campus. More than 400 students in various instrumental and vocal groups will perform in ...

Lucky Eagle Tattoo lands in Brookings

Lucky Eagle Tattoo lands in Brookings

Emily De Waard

April 4, 2018


Filed under News

Nestled right between Party Depot and Main Street Pub is Brookings’ newest hidden gem: Lucky Eagle Tattoo Company. Lucky Eagle moved to Brookings a few months ago from Watertown, setting up shop at 408 Main Ave. Co-owners Josh Birrittieri and Dustin ‘DJ’ Eckman only met a few weeks before...

Bluestem Bicycles hosts first concert

Bluestem Bicycles hosts first concert

Lauren Franken

April 4, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Tuthill Balloon Club brought a unique performance to downtown Brookings with their March 24 show at Bluestem Bicycles. Junior political science and geography major Mark McLaughlin sang vocals and alternated between playing guitar and ukulele while his sister Ann played a 47-string grand pedal harp. Bluestem...

Professionals, students perform in Amateur Spring Drag Show

Professionals, students perform in Amateur Spring Drag Show

Haley Halvorson

April 4, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

“We’re born naked, and the rest is drag,” RuPaul said in “Lettin it All Hang Out: An Autobiography.” Shows like “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “The Queens of Drag: NYC,” makes drag less uncommon as it was many years ago. South Dakota State University is having an event similar to...