The Collegian

Concerning low response rate for the campus climate survey

Concerning low response rate for the campus climate survey

Editorial Board

February 13, 2019

The 2019 campus climate survey has had a shockingly low response rate. As of last week’s Students’ Association meeting, less than 10 percent of students had taken the survey. The survey focuses on everything from student safety to diversity on campus. It’s a way for the university to check in ...

Snow day off leaves us with so much room for activities

Snow day off leaves us with so much room for activities

Editorial Board

January 31, 2019

Low pressure systems have strayed too far from their home in the Arctic, sending many Midwestern states into a polar vortex that has seen plummeting temperatures made even worse by the bitter wind. Because of this, many schools are closing down in an attempt to keep people out of the cold. The Collegian...

The Collegian’s wildest dreams for 2019 and all it can offer

The Collegian’s wildest dreams for 2019 and all it can offer

Editorial Board

January 9, 2019

2018 was a year full of highs, lows and an abnormal number of hurricanes — but when the calendar reset the world adopted a new sense of optimism for 2019 and all it has to offer. While reflecting on some of the year’s trials and tribulations, we, at The Collegian, found ourselves more than ready...

Two types of people celebrate Hobo Day

Two types of people celebrate Hobo Day

Editorial Board

October 10, 2018

Do students who aren’t on Hobo Day Committee actually get excited about Hobo Week anymore or is it just a free pass to drink during the week? We, at The Collegian, have noticed a pattern in the types of people who celebrate during Hobo Week. Generally, the same faces attend the Hobo Week events like R...

#SaveStudentNewsrooms

#SaveStudentNewsrooms

Editorial Board

April 25, 2018

More than 100 student newsrooms around the country are writing editorials in support of the #SaveStudentNewsrooms movement, highlighting the struggles and importance of student media, on April 25. Student newsrooms big and small are constantly facing difficult situations, including the loss of funding, ...

Issue: Bono stepped down as wrestling head coach to go to the University of Wisconsin.

Issue:  Bono stepped down as wrestling head coach to go to the University of Wisconsin.

Editorial Board

April 4, 2018

Chris Bono left South Dakota State for a new job last week. He announced his move to the University of Wisconsin of the Big Ten March 24, not long after Seth Gross won SDSU’s first NCAA Division I Championship. It all happened so fast. There was some confusion, a little bit of heart break, but ultimately...

Issue: Apathy about student government and university issues is problematic.

Issue:  Apathy about student government and  university issues is problematic.

Editorial Board

March 21, 2018

South Dakota State students will elect their new Students’ Association senators, president and vice president March 21. Election season is usually an exciting time on campus. Sidewalks are chalked, political posters are plastered in Rotunda and campus is buzzing. However, if anyone hasn’t noticed,...

Issue: End of semester pressure requires time management and balance for less stress.

Issue:  End of semester pressure requires time management and balance for less stress.

Editorial Board

March 14, 2018

Coming back from spring break, we, at The Collegian, found it difficult to crawl out of bed Monday morning. Being launched into a week of class, work, friends and other activities left us overwhelmed and longing for the summer. The rest of the semester seems unbearable to get through and we’d rather...

Issue: We’ve grown used to mass shootings in the United States.

Issue:  We’ve grown used to mass shootings in the United States.

Editorial Board

February 28, 2018

The Feb. 14 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has us asking: How does this keep happening? We, at The Collegian, are no longer shocked by another heart-shattering mass shooting. We’ve become desensitized to these common atrocities, so we do not always feel the outrage these events deserve. We...

Issue: Participation in Black History Month is more important now than ever.

Issue:  Participation in Black History Month is more important now than ever.

Editorial Board

February 7, 2018

This year’s Black History Month may be the most important out of the last 12 years. This administration has been deservingly criticized for its lack of diversity and open racism from the President of the United States. Yes, it should be a given that Black History Month is important, but it is necessary,...

Issue: Students’ Association passed Resolution 17-12-R without gaining constituent opinions first.

Issue: Students’ Association passed Resolution 17-12-R without gaining constituent opinions first.

Editorial Board

January 31, 2018

Last week, The Collegian Editorial Board opposed South Dakota House Bill 1073.This week, South Dakota State University Students’ Association passed Resolution 17-12-R with a 20-7 vote opposing the same bill. Except there’s an issue with this. The Collegian Editorial Board can freely take a...

House Bill 1073 sponsors want to expand free speech on South Dakota college campuses

House Bill 1073 sponsors want to expand free speech on South Dakota college campuses

Editorial Board

January 24, 2018

Issue: House Bill 1073 sponsors want to expand free speech on South Dakota college campuses. When The Collegian heard a bill protecting free speech on college campuses was being introduced to the South Dakota Legislature we were excited — until we researched it. House Bill 1073 claims it will protect the free speech of South Dakota public universities by making “any outdoor areas” “public forums....