The Collegian

University sees increase in pregame house parties

University sees increase in pregame house parties

Hunter Dunteman

September 26, 2018

The atmosphere on campus is never quite the same in the hours leading up to a home football game. With the first home football game against Montana State on Sept. 8, many students attended one of the large house parties just off campus. These pregame house parties, often called “darties” in...

SDSU professor brought class to get frequently missing student

SDSU professor brought class to get frequently missing student

Brianna Schreurs

September 15, 2018

A South Dakota State professor gave a student a rude awakening by bringing the entire class to his residence hall after not showing up for about two weeks. Noble Karels, @smallnobes on Twitter, posted the development on Snapchat then Twitter of professor Elizabeth Tofte and her class retrieving landscape architec...

Shape shreds guitar for Pride’s extended show

Shape shreds guitar for Pride’s extended show

Miranda Sampson

September 14, 2018

If you enjoyed Duel Shape and the Pride of the Dakotas marching band last weekend, don’t worry, you’ll get to experience the performance again. The Pride is returning this weekend with an extended version of its show “Guitar Hero” from last weekend’s football game. Kevin Kessler, the dir...

Christion looks to cement legacy

John Begeman

September 12, 2018

Taryn Christion is coming off of one of his biggest games of his career — during which he threw six interceptions and fumbled three times in a 51-16 loss against James Madison in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinal. If someone has been able to handle the highest of highs and lowest of ...

Familiar new hire chosen to lead College of Engineering

Landon Dierks

September 12, 2018

The College of Engineering welcomed a familiar face as its newest dean after Lewis Brown retired this summer. Bruce Berdanier, the man hired after a nationwide search to replace Brown, said he is excited to lead one of South Dakota State’s largest academic colleges and hopes to keep the College o...

Students help manager combat color blindness

Students help manager combat color blindness

Jaci Pieters

September 12, 2018

Not everybody sees things the same, but for Ron Straub, color-vision glasses have helped him see the world and the world see him. Straub, who is the information technology services manager at South Dakota State, has been colorblind his entire life. His reaction upon receiving the glasses and finally s...

Students question four-year degree as loan debt rises

Students question four-year degree as loan debt rises

Ian Lack

August 29, 2018

The road to a four-year degree is becoming too costly for some South Dakota students. South Dakota typically ranks as one of the worst states for college student loan debt, with a recent LendEDU study putting the state at number 44 in the nation.  More than half of all U.S. college students do ...

Former Jack shines in MLB

Former Jack shines in MLB

Trenton Abrego

August 21, 2018

South Dakota State alum and current Oakland Athletics closer Blake Treinen is having his best season and was ­­­­selected to his first All-Star game this past June. One season after being traded from Washington to Oakland, Treinen has put together a stellar season. Treinen leads all closer...

Meet State makes college transition easy for new Jacks

Meet State makes college transition easy for new Jacks

Landon Dierks

August 18, 2018

Friday, August 18, 2,200 to 2,400 students were moved into their residence hall during Meet State. Meet State assists students in getting moved in but also helps new students create relationships with volunteers and gives incoming-freshman a big welcome to campus. Toby Uecker, the coordinator of Meet State...

‘Kind of scared, but still excited’: The journey of first generation college students

‘Kind of scared, but still excited’: The journey of first generation college students

Ian Lack

April 25, 2018

Brooke DeReu is an ordinary high school student in many respects — she giggles with friends between classes, prepares for upcoming ACT tests and aspires to be a firefighter or a nurse. However, the Washington High School junior stands apart from many of her peers as she will be the first member...

Honoring Bonnie Leucke, ‘heart and soul’ of SDSU Air Force ROTC

Honoring Bonnie Leucke, ‘heart and soul’ of SDSU Air Force ROTC

Brianna Schreurs

April 25, 2018

About 200 ROTC and community members gathered under one roof to celebrate the retirement of the “heart and soul” of the South Dakota State Air Force ROTC detachment. AFROTC secretary Bonnie Leucke is retiring after 31 years of what cadet Cole Jorgensen describes as “selfless service.” “Ove...

Patel named State’s first AFA NIET All-American

Patel named State’s first AFA NIET All-American

April 21, 2018

UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS BROOKINGS, S.D. - April 20, 2018 - Viraj Patel has come a long way from his first forensics tournament as a timid college freshman. However, some of those same emotions came to the surface after his most recent honor, being named an American Forensic Assoc...