The Collegian

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


Filed under Lifestyles

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


Filed under Lifestyles

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


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


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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. ...

Stepping into Black History Month with Step Show

Stepping into Black History Month with Step Show

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

February 4, 2019


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February is Black History Month, a time to honor African American people and culture. To welcome Black History Month, the Black Student Alliance held SDSU’s 16th annual Step Show. Step is an African-American style of dance. “It’s a way to showcase our culture through rhythmical stepping,” said BSA P...

Capers 74th performance filled with firsts, lasts

Capers 74th performance filled with firsts, lasts

Danielle Sons, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles

To get a feel for a true theater experience here at South Dakota State University, students put together a show called Capers, that is sure to be filled with music, dance and M-rated (for mature audiences) humor. The 74th showing of this annual show will be one to remember. It’s fitting that Caper...

Humane Society’s ‘Paws for Wine’ doubles as date night, charity event

Humane Society’s ‘Paws for Wine’ doubles as date night, charity event

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles

Paws for Wine, the 11th annual event hosted by the Brookings Regional Humane Society, is set to take place from 6-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Swiftel Center. Executive director Maia Moore said this year along with silent auctions, live music, wine tasting and raffles, there will also be VIP...

CAFES students find their flavor at hot chocolate social

CAFES students find their flavor at hot chocolate social

Abby Hopp, Agricultural Reporter

January 25, 2019


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Pierson lobby was filled with hot chocolate and many clubs and organizations as College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences students try to find which clubs interest them. The CAFES Prexy Council hosted a Hot Chocolate Social hosted Wednesday. “The hot chocolate social is a unique...

20th annual Christmas Celebration rings in the season

20th annual Christmas Celebration rings in the season

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

December 8, 2018


Filed under News

The magic of Christmas spirit is on the horizon with the coming of the production of the 20th Annual Year of a Christmas Celebration performed by Exaltation! dance and choral company. This event will be showcased from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 8 in Doner Auditorium. There are many holiday traditions people kee...

UPC hosts gingerbread contest

UPC hosts gingerbread contest

Danielle Sons

November 28, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Finals week can be stressful and the holidays and break are just around the bend, but having something fun to do during this particularly strenuous time of the school year is partly why the University Program Council (UPC) is hosting its first ever Gingerbread Decorating Competition this year. “I...

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


Filed under News

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...