The Collegian

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy debuts on campus

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy debuts on campus

Kelsey Werpy, Reporter

October 8, 2019

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will swing onto campus next Tuesday to entertain students as part of the Woodbine Production Series. The Woodbine Production Series is a collaboration between SDSU School of Performing Arts and the SDSU Foundation that brings famous performers to campus. An anonymous benefactor...

SpongeBob enthusiasts gather at Campanile

Andrew Rasmussen, News Editor

October 8, 2019

Friday, Oct. 5, more than 100 students joined together in the third annual Mehoy Minoy at the base of the Campanile at South Dakota State University.  The event had consistently brought in a crowd of roughly 300 people according to the event organizers, Dani Henkel and Sami Alfke. “We made a r...

SDSU ‘Bum Band’ marches on for Hobo Day

SDSU ‘Bum Band’ marches on for Hobo Day

Adam Foss, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Many people may be familiar with the SDSU Bum Band, but the history of the group is not as well known.   The Bum Band actually formed at the inception of Hobo Day. The traditional homecoming celebration was preceded by the Nightshirt Parade, in which a parade of students and faculty members dressed i...

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with weekend events

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with weekend events

Wren Murphy, Diversity Reporter

September 18, 2019

The Hispanic Heritage Month, running from mid-September to mid-October, finished its kickoff with music, food and games aimed at bringing together Hispanic and non-Hispanic members of the community.   Bienvenidos a Brookings, an organization that welcomes Spanish-speaking people into the community...

‘Never Dark Thursdays’ illuminate the School of Performing Arts

‘Never Dark Thursdays’ illuminate the School of Performing Arts

Lydia Hansen, Reporter

September 18, 2019

This year marks the first of a new initiative put forth by the School of Performing Arts: ‘Never Dark Thursdays’ at South Dakota State University. According to their website, “If it is a Thursday and school is in session, that means an event is happening at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.” Open...

Family fun to be had with the Brookings Great 8

Caroline Covert, Copy Editor

September 17, 2019

When it comes to Brookings, there isn’t a shortage of fun activities and places to visit for the whole family to enjoy. Here is a list of fun places to visit, which are considered to be the ‘Brookings Great 8.’ Brookings Children’s Museum With a giant T-Rex skeleton as its mascot, the Chi...

English Department highlights Midwestern art

English Department highlights Midwestern art

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

April 25, 2019

Don’t overlook the Midwest—there’s a lot going on, especially with art. Take it from the South Dakota State English Department as it celebrated local Midwestern writers and artists this week by launching Oakwood, South Dakota State’s literary magazine and hosting a reading of an English professor’s...

Jazz opens School of Performing Arts’ Spring Festival of Music

Jazz opens School of Performing Arts’ Spring Festival of Music

University Marketing and Communications

April 4, 2019

The annual South Dakota State University School of Performing Arts Spring Festival of Music includes five concerts held April 12-14. Each concert outside of the chamber ensembles will be in the Performing Arts Center’s Larson Memorial Concert Hall on campus. The chamber ensembles will be in Founders...

Dawson Hollow headlines fifth annual May Day Music Festival

Dawson Hollow headlines fifth annual May Day Music Festival

Renae Vinzant

April 3, 2019

KSDJ 90.7 is hosting the fifth Annual May Day Music Festival at South Dakota State University. It will feature live music, student performers, and student organization booths and vendors. The May Day Music Festival will be  5-10 p.m. on April 26 in Jack’s Place in the lower level of the  Student...

Prairie Repertory Theatre to perform “Wizard of Oz” and more this season

Prairie Repertory Theatre to perform “Wizard of Oz” and more this season

University Marketing and Communications

April 3, 2019

Prairie Repertory Theatre is set to open its 49th summer season. The season opens with the classic comedy, “Father of the Bride,” followed by “Beehive: The 60’s Musical,” the ultimate celebration of 1960s female empowerment; a laugh out loud comedy of heroic proportions, “Insane with Power;”...

Nail the Runway Fashion Show put students’ innovation put to test

Nail the Runway Fashion Show put students’ innovation put to test

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

March 23, 2019

For another a second year, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity’s Nail the Runway fashion show challenges SDSU students and community members to use construction materials to design and model an innovative outfit. “I wanted to do this show because I thought it would help me make my skills more...

Lessons of love learned through India Night 2019

Lessons of love learned through India Night 2019

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

February 25, 2019

India Night 2019 taught students and community members about love through dance and food. The 29th Annual India Night had performances by students, local families and even Dakota State University student that brought to life the feelings associated with the bond of marriage, the theme for the night. ...