The Collegian

Meditation Club brings zen, community to campus

Meditation Club brings zen, community to campus

Miranda Nagel

April 4, 2018


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With everything from swine to hula hoops, there’s club for everyone at SDSU. The newest addition to the growing list of more than 250 organizations is the Meditation Club. Created by Sean Maher, a sophomore electrical engineering major, was formed for two reasons: to encourage those who are...

Broadway comes to Brookings through Community Theatre

Broadway comes to Brookings through Community Theatre

Haley Halvorson

March 14, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Throughout the fall, spring and summer, community members are bringing a bit of Broadway to Brookings. The Brookings Community Theatre (BCT) is a non-profit organization that provides up to three musical and nonmusical shows a year that community members can be involved in and enjoy. The most...

Swing into spring with collective dance concert

Swing into spring with collective dance concert

Sydney Wood

March 14, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

The South Dakota State University dance program’s biggest event of the year is right around the corner. The team has been preparing for the spring dance concert since the beginning of the year. The dance program puts on several performances throughout the year, such as the Christmas and Easter shows...

Retail giants pass over too-small Brookings

Palak Barmaiya

February 28, 2018


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Despite being Niche.com’s No. 1 town to live in South Dakota, Brookings residents and students have repeatedly voiced a want for more retail stores. “It’s hard sometimes because sometimes you just want to go to Target,” said Rebekka Paskweitz, sophomore agricultural education major. Krist...

Ice fishing tournament reels in community support

Ice fishing tournament reels in community support

Bailey Cowling

February 14, 2018


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Thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes were given away at Saturday’s second annual ice fishing tournament, sponsored by The Wild Hare and HD Outfitters. More than 50 teams were released at 7 a.m. from the Lake View boat ramp on Lake Poinsett. They fished until 3 p.m. Each team’s score was based...

Shopping local made easy by Pop-up Market vendors

Shopping local made easy by Pop-up Market vendors

Sydney Wood

February 7, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

The “Shop Local” movement has taken Brookings by storm, thanks to the Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). The BEDC helps anyone in Brookings county who is in the process of creating a business by conducting open spaces tours and makerspace workshops, which are hosted to further...

Flavor Indian cuisine moves to Main Street

Flavor Indian cuisine moves to Main Street

John Begeman

January 11, 2018


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Flavor Indian Cuisine has outgrown the location at 605 Main Ave. and moved to a new location at 501 Main Ave. where they plan to reopen this month.. For the past three years, Flavor Indian Restaurant and International Grocery Store has operated out of a building complex shared with Moriarty Apar...

Cleanslate Design + Print: more than just a print shop

Cleanslate Design + Print: more than just a print shop

Liam Montgomery

November 29, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles

Small businesses are at the core of what makes Brookings such an attractive and thriving community. It is no coincidence downtown Brookings was nominated for America’s Best Main Street in 2016. One small business in Brookings has its roots deeply entwined not only in the community, but South Dakot...

Public library gives students more activities

Public library gives students more activities

Garrett Ammesmaki

November 8, 2017


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While many South Dakota State students use the Hilton M. Briggs Library, the Brookings Public Library offers services for anyone looking for a quiet place to study or free activities. Director of Library Services Ashia Gustafson said students have told her they prefer the public library because it’...

UPD reaches out with humor on social media

UPD reaches out with humor on social media

Hannah Smith

November 1, 2017


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The South Dakota State University Police Department protects the largest university in South Dakota. UPD is on campus and social media, responding to emergencies to suggestions on students’ bedtime fashion choices. UPD has reached out to the SDSU community via Facebook with witty and humorous updates. ...

Costumes, party necessities supplied at Party Depot

Costumes, party necessities supplied at Party Depot

Laura Butterbrodt

October 25, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles

Still looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Party Depot in downtown Brookings sells several thousand costumes every year, according to owner Cheryl Meyer. Party Depot has been in business for 17 years, 10 of which have been at the current 14,000 square foot location at 410 Main Ave. Meyer said the store...

Brookings needs a more diverse marketplace, not another pizza place

Brookings needs a more diverse marketplace, not another pizza place

Editorial Board

October 18, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There are 12 pizza places in Brookings, and another on the way. When you search for places to eat in Brookings, you’ll get quite a few choices, but mostly, you’ll get pizza. Because we have 12 locations for pizza in a town of 23,895 people. We, at The Collegian, firmly believe just about any busi...