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Kendra Goplin hosted many after school programs on Thursday afternoon, during the lesson pictured above, she demonstrated how to plant Mother’s Day pots.

SDSU agriculture education major wins national award at convention

Adrienne Lipinski, Reporter November 16, 2021

​​An SDSU student who grew up on a crop farm in Wisconsin was a big winner at the 94th National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention last month in Indianapolis. Kendra Goplin, a freshman from...

Wingate releases new book: “The Leave-Takers”

Wingate releases new book: “The Leave-Takers”

Breanna Wegleitner, Reporter (She/her) March 2, 2021

Steven Wingate, associate professor of English, moved to South Dakota 11 years ago, but is just now settling into his life here. Writing his latest novel, “The Leave-Takers,” helped with that. Through...

Hattie Seten second Jackrabbit in history to be awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Hattie Seten second Jackrabbit in history to be awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Colette Gannon, Reporter January 26, 2021

Hattie Seten, a senior at South Dakota State University, is one of the 32 American Rhodes Scholars-Elect for 2021. Seten was inspired to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship by a fellow SDSU student, Connor...

How is it almost March again?

How is it almost March again?

Jordan Rusche, Lifestyles Editor (She/Her) January 13, 2021

Now that 2020 has finally come to an end, it’s easy to forget just what all happened during last year’s “unprecedented times.” Here’s a wrap-up of some of the major events of 2020, both in South...

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Professor works to conserve lemur populations in Madagascar

Nicole Hudson, Reporter (She/her) November 17, 2020

The rainforests of Madagascar are the only place in the world where wild lemurs can be found. Onja Razafindratsima, assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resource Management at South Dakota...

CAFES marketing director brings smiles to program

CAFES marketing director brings smiles to program

Kira Gifford, Reporter (She/her) November 4, 2020

At the end of a long corridor in Berg Agricultural Hall sits an office and a desk. Inside are shelves overrun with binders labeled “Promotional Material,” “Events,” “Academic Programs and Departments”...

Basu Research Group reinvents mask technology

Basu Research Group reinvents mask technology

Megan Bertsch, Copy Editor (She/Her) September 22, 2020

The Basu Research Group, housed in Crothers Engineering Hall, has teamed up with researchers across the nation to develop a reusable mask that traps and kills the coronavirus. “The mask is being designed...

Religion and sexuality: Two parts of one identity

Religion and sexuality: Two parts of one identity

Gracie Terrall, News Editor September 16, 2020

Sunday mornings, in the pews of Bethel Baptist church in Brookings, sits Amanda Jensen. Her connection to God is strengthened and her heart overflows with praise. She feels welcomed and accepted by this...

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...

A Hobo Day love story

A Hobo Day love story

Sammi Schrag , Agriculture Reporter October 1, 2019

Before their wedding at First Lutheran Church, commonly known as Touchdown Jesus, two kids and 33 happy years of marriage, Doug and Donna Wermedal were just two students on the Hobo Day Committee falling...

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...

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Yeager provides learning opportunities

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2019

This story was sponsored by Yeager Media Center. When Luke Cardona started working with Lowell Haag and Brian Stemwedel, he expected to gain knowledge on television production. And he did, but he also...

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