The Collegian

Return to school delayed for student who suffered farm injury

Return to school delayed for student who suffered farm injury

Garrett Ammesmaki

February 7, 2018

Francesca “Frannie” Feekes was greasing the bearings of a fertilizer tender, when it rumbled to life in May last year, at the Archer Coop Grain Co. in Archer, Iowa. After finishing one side, she was waiting for her coworker to bring a ladder to continue her work. “I was raised on a farm...

Emails continue to threaten cybersecurity

Emails continue to threaten cybersecurity

Brianna Schreurs

January 31, 2018

It only takes one click. Sophomore agricultural education major Cloey Anderson learned this last year. Her Jacks Email was hacked, filling her inbox with a torrent of more than a thousand emails. “I tried to delete them, but every time I tried three more came in the place of the one I just deleted,”...

‘This Is Norman:’ documentary on daily life, travel of ‘extraordinary man’

‘This Is Norman:’ documentary on daily life, travel of  ‘extraordinary man’

McKenna Mathiesen

January 31, 2018

“If you could go anywhere, where would you go?” This is the question South Dakota State graduate student Kathleen Poliski asked her friend Norman. Without hesitation, the 66-year-old Philadelphia native told her Rome, a place he’s wanted to go since he was 12 years old. Norman was born...

Enrollment, job placement soars in state’s only aviation program

Sydney Wood

January 31, 2018

Humankind has always been captivated with flight. You can find that same enthusiasm in the students studying aviation at South Dakota State University. SDSU is home to the only accredited aviation program in the state. Cody Christensen, the assistant professor and program coordinator, said it has...

SDSU titleholders continue to dominate Miss South Dakota pageant each year

SDSU titleholders continue to dominate Miss South Dakota pageant each year

Emma Anderson

January 31, 2018

Your next Miss South Dakota has a good chance of being your former Miss SDSU. In fact, more Miss SDSUs have become Miss South Dakota than any other titleholders in the state. The Miss SDSU pageant is important to present titleholders, former pageant winners, community members and students because...

Jenkins has potential to become next SDSU basketball star, NBA draft pick

Jenkins has potential to become next SDSU basketball star, NBA draft pick

Andrew Holtan

January 17, 2018

One of the pleasant surprises for the South Dakota State men’s basketball team has been freshman guard David Jenkins Jr. In his first season, Jenkins is averaging 15.3 points per game, which is second on the team. He is shooting 45 percent from three and is tied with junior forward Mike Daum for...

Meet Walker Hayes, the opening act for Thomas Rhett

Meet Walker Hayes, the opening act for Thomas Rhett

Laura Butterbrodt

November 29, 2017

Grammy-nominated country-pop artist Thomas Rhett’s Home Team tour will be in Brookings Friday after rescheduling from Oct. 26. Old Dominion and Walker Hayes will be performing with Rhett at the Swiftel Center. Although Rhett’s fans may be familiar with Old Dominion songs such as “No Such Thing as a Broken Hear...

Daum shines on offense, still has work to do on other end

Daum shines on offense, still has work to do on other end

Andrew Holtan

November 18, 2017

One thing was evident in South Dakota State’s 98-64 loss against No. 4 Kansas Friday night. Mike Daum needs to work on his defense if he wants to be a top draft pick. Daum did his thing offensively with 21 points on 7-17 shooting from the field and 3-8 from three. But, at many times, he looked like ...

Master’s in human biology paves different path to medical school

Master’s in human biology paves different path to medical school

Emily De Waard

November 15, 2017

Students interested in the daunting task of attending medical school now have another path to help them get there. The Department of Biology and Microbiology offers a one-year, 32-credit master’s program in human biology. The program emphasizes professional development, preparation for medical school ...

Always connected: digital stalking at SDSU

Always connected: digital stalking at SDSU

Garrett Ammesmaki

November 8, 2017

Her co-worker decided he was in love with her. The only problem was she didn’t love him — and some people can’t take no for an answer. “He just had this idea that we had this weird connection that we didn’t have; he was very much obsessive about it,” said Alaina Hanks, now a post-graduate st...

‘George the ghost’ may move to PAC

‘George the ghost’ may move to PAC

Laura Butterbrodt

October 25, 2017

The theatre department at South Dakota State may lose their in-residence ghost when they move to the Performing Arts Center in 2019. George’s backstory stems from a tale of a janitor falling off either an alcove or the balcony of Doner Auditorium, dating back before 1970 and Director of Theatre JD ...

David Blegen: original ‘hobo by choice’

David Blegen: original ‘hobo by choice’

Ian Lack

October 25, 2017

Students pass by a statue of his likeness every day. His influence in fundraising for the South Dakota State University Foundation has been felt by the university’s faculty and students for years. On Oct. 13, David Blegen, the model for Weary Will, received a Distinguished Alumnus award for Distingu...