The Collegian

20th annual Christmas Celebration rings in the season

20th annual Christmas Celebration rings in the season

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

December 8, 2018


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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


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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


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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...

Arts Council, SDSU host Festival of Trees for holiday season

Arts Council, SDSU host Festival of Trees for holiday season

Wren Murphy

November 14, 2018


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One tell-tale sign of holiday season is decorated trees and with the Brookings Arts Council (BAC) and the Student Union putting on festivals of trees, the holidays will feel close. The two separate festivals showcase trees decorated by local and student organizations to spread holiday spirit across...

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...

The art of war: Harvey Dunn gallery commemorates 100th armistice anniversary

The art of war: Harvey Dunn gallery commemorates 100th armistice anniversary

Lauren Franken

November 11, 2018


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At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, after more than 8.5 million military casualties, the Allies of World War I and Germany ceased fire, effectively ending what had been the bloodiest U.S. conflict up to that point. One hundred years after the armistice that ended World War I, the South Dakota Art Museu...

Filmmakers to visit SDSU

Filmmakers to visit SDSU

Brianna Schreurs

November 8, 2018


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Some of the hottest independent filmmakers in the country are coming to South Dakota State on Nov. 14. The free event will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 in 100A Berg Agricultural Hall. Todd Rohal and Megan Griffiths both have won multiple Sundance and SXSW Film Festival awards and will discuss...

Brookings-based Fear Asylum strong after 12 years

Brookings-based Fear Asylum strong after 12 years

Hunter Dunteman

October 31, 2018


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South Dakota’s No. 1 haunted house is still running strong after more than a decade of operation in Brookings. The Fear Asylum is a highly successful haunted house in Brookings operated by Guy Burdick. “We’ve been voted by about five or six agencies as the number one haunted house in South Dakota f...

McCrory Gardens host Dog Days of Fall for second year

McCrory Gardens host Dog Days of Fall for second year

Emma Anderson

October 17, 2018


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For the second year in a row, one of the cutest events in Brookings welcomed back its four-legged friends for Dog Days of Fall. The event, which for one day allows dogs inside the formal gardens from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at McCrory Gardens. Pet owners and pets came in costumes, said Lisa Ma...

Free student vaccine clinic prepares campus for flu season

Free student vaccine clinic prepares campus for flu season

Brianna Schreurs

October 17, 2018


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As some of the first flu cases pop up in the southeast region of South Dakota, the Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) looks to prepare South Dakota State University to defend against the viral infection.  There will be free influenza vaccinations from 10 a.m.-3 p.m....

Homelycoming returns for third year during Hobo Week

Homelycoming returns for third year during Hobo Week

Emma Anderson

October 10, 2018


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Rise and shine Jackrabbits, it’s Hobo Week. Thankfully for us, arguably one of the most entertaining events of the week, Mr. and Ms. Homelycoming, is back for its third year. This year, the pageant-like competition, which involves women dressing like men and vice versa, will have workout, talent and s...

Fourth annual Uptown Girls Craft Show kicks off holiday shopping

Fourth annual Uptown Girls Craft Show kicks off holiday shopping

Brianna Schreurs

October 4, 2018


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*This post is sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in Brookings Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. First Lutheran Church Gym Eighth Street and Main Avenue The fourth annual Uptown Girls Craft Show brings handcrafted items to Brookings. The General Federation of Wome...