The Collegian

Office of Multicultural Affairs ready for new semester

Office of Multicultural Affairs ready for new semester

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

January 14, 2019


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The Multicultural Center kicked off the semester by inviting new students to a reception to meet people, have fun and learn about the SDSU’s diverse student population. Members and officers of the Black Student Alliance and Latin American Student Association were there to greet the new student...

Jack’s Cupboard sparks change on campus

Jack’s Cupboard sparks change on campus

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019


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Put Kas Williams, Becky Jensen, Jennifer McLaughlin and Christina Kaberline in a room and it’s easy to understand why Jack’s Cupboard has taken off so quickly. Jack’s Cupboard is an on-campus pantry for students who are struggling to purchase food. It opened Nov. 19, 2018.  The idea sparked while Williams, interim direc...

Awareness through exposure: Student project notes campus accessibility shortcomings

Awareness through exposure: Student project notes campus accessibility shortcomings

Laura Butterbrodt, Reporter

January 8, 2019


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Find something you are passionate about and use your strengths to carry out a task related to it. When Abby Donkers got this as her assignment for her Leadership in Action class, she knew exactly what she wanted to do: raise awareness about accessibility for future architects. Donkers, a senior...

On-campus Friendsgiving happens over break for those who stayed

On-campus Friendsgiving happens over break for those who stayed

Emma Anderson

November 21, 2018


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While a mass exodus has happened on campus with students heading back to their hometowns for Thanksgiving break, this isn’t the case for all students at South Dakota State. Whether it is due to lack of transportation or destinations that are too far to travel to, students who stay on campus do not need...

International nights face future difficulties: Nov. 19 SA meeting

International nights face future difficulties: Nov. 19 SA meeting

Brianna Schreurs

November 20, 2018


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Since Students’ Association’s last meeting was two weeks ago, there was plenty of agenda items at its Nov. 19 meeting. A big topic of the night was the GAF strategic planning updates. On Oct. 30, SA opened up a comprehensive survey for students to give input on how to spend General Activity Fee...

Braden brings out the UNITY in Community

Braden brings out the UNITY in Community

Danielle Sons

November 12, 2018


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Angela Braden is blind. During her talk Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Dakota Room of The Union, Braden discussed the trials she has faced since losing her sight and how her perspective has changed because of it.   At the age of 10, while playing, learning and doing everything an otherwise “normal” child would do...

LGBTQ+ assault committed in downtown Brookings

LGBTQ+ assault committed in downtown Brookings

Brianna Schreurs

November 6, 2018


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A South Dakota State University student was assaulted on Main Avenue on Halloween because of their sexual orientation. The student was reportedly punched in the face after a stranger asked if they were gay. The Brookings Police Department is currently investigating the situation. Students’ Association S...

American Indian Student Center breaks ground

American Indian Student Center breaks ground

Wren Murphy

October 17, 2018


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The Oct. 9 groundbreaking for the new American Indian Student Center signaled the next chapter of growth for Native Americans at South Dakota State University. Construction will begin in spring 2019 on Rotunda Green. The anticipated open date will be in the fall of 2020. Gene Thin Elk, a tribal...

Stuck for the summer: Finance, legality disrupt international students’ plans to go home

Stuck for the summer: Finance, legality disrupt international students’ plans to go home

Ian Lack

August 22, 2018


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For college students, a summer break often means returning home to family and friends in the Midwest and choosing between a part-time job or working on a tan. But international students at South Dakota State are faced with a different choice for the summer: stay within the U.S. or travel thousands of mil...

Aviation program to visit Cheyenne River Indian Reservation

Aviation program to visit Cheyenne River Indian Reservation

Brianna Schreurs

May 8, 2018


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A friend got C.J. Lamb into aviation. He’s hoping to repay the favor by helping South Dakota State University’s aviation program train the next generation of pilots. Lamb, a senior from Spearfish, and the program do various outreach events to expose students to the skies. “I feel like I’m...

Community diversity, understanding shared through spring potluck

Community diversity, understanding shared through spring potluck

Gabby Premus

April 18, 2018


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The Brookings Human Rights Commision gave a unique opportunity to celebrate cultural diversity in the Brookings community Sunday. The BHRC sponsored the Spring Diversity Potluck and Food Drive at McCrory Gardens. It was free to the public to celebrate the community and its diversity through food. Pe...

African Students’ Association reflects on ‘Black Panther’

African Students’ Association reflects on ‘Black Panther’

Ian Lack

March 21, 2018


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This past weekend, “Black Panther” became the first film since 2009’s “Avatar” to hold the top spot at the American movie box office for five consecutive weeks. It’s also one of just 33 films to ever earn more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. It is also the first movie in the...