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Michaela Willis and Dennis Hedge present their current plans for SDSU’s opportunity center to students during the Oct. 26 listening session. This was the first of three sessions hosted by university officials to discuss opportunity centers.

New centers leave students, faculty out on a limb

Jordan Rusche, Editor-in-Chief (she/her) October 26, 2021

When Gov. Kristi Noem’s letter asking the South Dakota Board of Regents to investigate for “agendas” in state universities was brought up during a meeting of South Dakota State University administrators...

Editorial

Issue: Opportunity centers: are they really an opportunity for all?

Collegian Editorial Board September 28, 2021

This August, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced that in January 2022, they would be implementing “Opportunity Centers” across all six state-run universities.  These centers would replace...

D.C. speaker set  to discuss diversity

D.C. speaker set to discuss diversity

Symmone Gauer, Lifestyles Editor (She/Her) September 14, 2021

The “Why We Need Inclusiveness” workshop will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Lewis and Clark room of the Student Union. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about what diversity...

Women of color share struggles, experiences of healthcare profession

Women of color share struggles, experiences of healthcare profession

Jordan Rusche, Lifestyles Editor (She/her) March 23, 2021

In honor of National Women’s History Month, South Dakota State University’s Multicultural Center recently hosted a panel of women of color to share the challenges and experiences of Black, Indigenous,...

BSA continues discussions of equality through February

BSA continues discussions of equality through February

Jordan Rusche, Lifestyles Editor (She/her) February 2, 2021

February marks the celebration of Black History Month in America, and the Black Student Alliance has planned events and speakers in honor of the month. With the Black Lives Matter movement becoming more...

Traditional Mexican celebration spread cultural education

Traditional Mexican celebration spread cultural education

Jordan Rusche, Lifestyles Editor (She/her) November 14, 2020

Día de los Muertos, a holiday honoring loved ones who have died, was celebrated across the globe Nov. 1-2, including here at South Dakota State University. “I think it’s important that everybody,...

Tribal communities tackle resource shortage and isolation at home

Tribal communities tackle resource shortage and isolation at home

Gracie Terrall, News Editor (She/her) November 3, 2020

South Dakota has one of the highest percentages of Indigenous people in America, and with nine tribal communities operating under different laws from the state government, these communities faced unique...

Halloween, paying homage or appropriating?

Halloween, paying homage or appropriating?

Andre Gary-Mack, Opinion Editor (He/him) October 27, 2020

Cultural appropriation is something that has infiltrated society with the help of mainstream culture and social media. This is the season to display our most creative sides through costume and traditions,...

LASA wraps up Hispanic Heritage Month with Latina speaker

LASA wraps up Hispanic Heritage Month with Latina speaker

Lesly Abarca, Reporter (She/her) October 21, 2020

To celebrate the last day of  Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 15, South Dakota State University hosted Mayra Olivares-Urueta, a Latina scholar and activist, who shared her experiences with students. Students...

Professionals of color panel helps students find their magic

Professionals of color panel helps students find their magic

Megan Bertsch, Copy Editor (She/Her) October 6, 2020

he Multicultural Center wrapped up their Build Your Own Brand week with a professionals of color panel Sept. 25. The panel included professionals currently working at South Dakota State University, as...

Broadway is dark tonight, but not forever

Broadway is dark tonight, but not forever

Geoff Nixon, Guest Columnist October 6, 2020

As a resident of New York City for nearly 11 years, fall has always meant a return to bearable temperatures on the subway platforms and a surge of new and exciting Broadway shows. While working on Broadway...

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...

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