The Collegian

Leave of absence

Leave of absence

Lauren Franken, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019


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A survey conducted by the American College Health Association found that in the spring of 2018, 42.9 percent of students surveyed felt so depressed that it was difficult to function at some point in the 12 months prior. The same survey found that 56.8 percent of students rated their overall stress leve...

Fishback family offers $3.5 million challenge to support Honors College

Fishback family offers $3.5 million challenge to support Honors College

University Marketing and Communications

January 11, 2019


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Van and Barbara Fishback, longtime benefactors of South Dakota State University and namesakes of the university’s Honors College, made public Monday a $3.5 million challenge match. It is the single-largest challenge match ever issued at SDSU. When achieved, the Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors...

Jack’s Cupboard sparks change on campus

Jack’s Cupboard sparks change on campus

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019


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Put Kas Williams, Becky Jensen, Jennifer McLaughlin and Christina Kaberline in a room and it’s easy to understand why Jack’s Cupboard has taken off so quickly. Jack’s Cupboard is an on-campus pantry for students who are struggling to purchase food. It opened Nov. 19, 2018.  The idea sparked while Williams, interim direc...

Awareness through exposure: Student project notes campus accessibility shortcomings

Awareness through exposure: Student project notes campus accessibility shortcomings

Laura Butterbrodt, Reporter

January 8, 2019


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Find something you are passionate about and use your strengths to carry out a task related to it. When Abby Donkers got this as her assignment for her Leadership in Action class, she knew exactly what she wanted to do: raise awareness about accessibility for future architects. Donkers, a senior...

Athletic training education program makes transition

Athletic training education program makes transition

University Marketing and Communications

January 3, 2019


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South Dakota State University’s athletic training education program has been accredited since 1993 and graduated hundreds of students into the field. However, the program is not resting on its laurels.According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the current minimum entry point into t...

Collegian’s 2018 wrap up

Collegian’s 2018 wrap up

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

December 28, 2018


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As you're wrapping up 2018 to leap into 2019, The Collegian wanted to take a look back at noteworthy pieces of journalism our staff reported on in the year. These are Editor-in-Chief Brianna Schreurs' picks for 2018: News SDSU went through with smoke-free campus policy President Barry Dunn announ...

Campus accessibility: preparing for the future

Campus accessibility: preparing for the future

Laura Butterbrodt

December 3, 2018


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Find something you are passionate about and use your strengths to carry out a task related to it. When Abby Donkers got this as her assignment for her Leadership in Action class, she knew exactly what she wanted to do: raise awareness about accessibility for future architects. Donkers, a senior agricu...

Garst-Santos shares passion for Cervantes’ and Spanish history at SDSU

Garst-Santos shares passion for Cervantes’ and Spanish history at SDSU

Laura Butterbrodt

December 3, 2018


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Step into Christi Garst-Santos’ office in the lower level of Wagner Hall, and it’s easy to identify two of her greatest passions.   Paintings, figurines and quotes from 17th-century Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” show her devotion to Cervantes’ work and Spanish history....

A call to parenthood: SDSU faculty members’ adoption story

A call to parenthood: SDSU faculty members’ adoption story

Katriona Roy

November 28, 2018


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Mary Christensen’s mornings start by dropping off three sleepy children at daycare before heading to work. It’s a part of her life Christensen once worried she would never experience. Mary and her husband Cody wanted to have children, but paying off student loans had to be taken care of before the...

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...

SDSU student running for House of Representatives

SDSU student running for House of Representatives

Ian Lack

October 9, 2018


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Zachary Kovach is getting an early start to a career in politics. At just 22 years old, the senior political science major is running for a District 7 seat in the State House of Representatives this November. “I always knew that I wanted to run for political office. It was my dream to,” Kovach said. “I ju...

Generational Jacks give college deeper meaning

Generational Jacks give college deeper meaning

Brianna Schreurs

October 3, 2018


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“You can go anywhere for college as long as it’s in Brookings.” This is what Brianna Renaas, a third generation Jackrabbit, remembers being told jokingly while growing up on her family farm in Nunda, South Dakota. For Renaas, a human development and family studies major, South Dakota State has ...