The Collegian

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...

Sociology department students, faculty raise money for Brookings-area poverty programs

Sociology department students, faculty raise money for Brookings-area poverty programs

Makenzie Huber

October 11, 2017


Filed under News

Students and faculty in the Department of Sociology and Rural Studies are tackling homelessness and poverty in Brookings. Hobo Day is their catalyst to achieve that. Julie Yingling, an assistant professor in the department, helped start the Hobos Help Out campaign to raise money for programs in the Bro...

Brookings businesses to be hopping with Hobo Day alumni

Brookings businesses to be hopping with Hobo Day alumni

Laura Butterbrodt

October 11, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles

Jackrabbit alumni who are “homeward bound” for Hobo Day, as well as current students, visitors and Brookings residents, will find plenty to do in Brookings over the weekend. Jennifer Johnson, executive director of the Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau, said the economic impact of Hobo Day v...

Kool Beans: home business to downtown destination

Kool Beans: home business to downtown destination

Emily De Waard

September 20, 2017


Filed under News

Twelve years ago, Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie owner Kurt Osborne started roasting his own coffee on his stove top, and later his garage. Today, he’s serving Brookings from a coffee shop in the heart of downtown. “I read a story about how you can roast your own coffee in the top of a popcorn ...