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South Dakota State University's Independent Student-Run Newspaper Since 1885

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South Dakota State University's Independent Student-Run Newspaper Since 1885

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Boss’ Pizza opened in the Econo Lounge last November. There hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Boss’ Pizza opens in Brookings, owner hopes for community support

Brooklyn Mauch, Reporter February 28, 2023

A new Boss’ Pizzeria and Sports Bar opened in Brookings this November after the former one closed downtown in 2011. Boss’s Pizza opened their new restaurant at 2515 6th St. attached to the Econo...

Members of the softball team, Chiara Bassi, Allison Yoder and Shannon Lacey recieved “South Doughkota” t-shirts at the Jan. 14 grand opening of Insomnia Cookies.

New cookie store open late

Gracie Terrall, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2023

Last Saturday, the new late-night cookie store, Insomnia Cookies, had its grand opening event where students and Brookings residents packed into the Village Square store in their pajamas to try the new...

Sodexo issues refunds up to $200

Sodexo issues refunds up to $200

Jacob Boyko, News Editor November 8, 2022

Students with meal plans at South Dakota State University will receive additional flex money in their meal plans as soon as this week to help make up for limited dining hours, options and related services...

A closed sign at the Erbert & Gerbert’s location in the Jack’s C-Store.

Erbert & Gerbert’s to close indefinitely

Mara Wheaton, Asst. News Editor February 8, 2022

The Erbert & Gerbert’s sandwich shop located in the Larson C-Store is temporarily closing due to an industry-wide staffing shortage. It was announced to employees that the E&G location will halt...

Hungry students await their food from Shorty’s Hot Box, a local business operating in the Weary Wil’s Union space Sunday through Wednesday.

Local restaurant fills gap left by idled Weary Wil’s

Allison Bruns, Reporter February 1, 2022

Shorty’s Hot Box will be open Sundays through Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. in the former Weary Wil’s Sports Grille until April 27.  The restaurant is offering extended hours after a successful trial...

Firehouse Subs to expand to Brookings

Firehouse Subs to expand to Brookings

Mara Wheaton, Assistant News Editor October 26, 2021

Opening Wednesday, Firehouse Subs will be the newest addition to food options Brookings has to offer. Located on 6th street, Firehouse Subs is sure to be an easy and quick way to grab a meal. Stefanie...

What is a brosia bowl?

What is a ‘brosia bowl?

Emma Smith, Reporter (She/her) October 5, 2021

New plant-based food items are available to customers for the first time ever this fall at Jacks’ C-Store in Larson Commons, and they’ll soon be found at the Student Union, too. The ‘brosia bowl,...

Collegian photo by KAITLYN LORANG 
Leah Irlbeck taps her phone to pay for her meal recently at The Market in the University Student Union. Friends Keelie Van Hee and Andrea Eisenschenk wait for their turn.

Search for efficiencies could lead to new food provider

Kaitlyn Lorang, Reporter (She/her) September 28, 2021

The vendor that provides dining services to South Dakota State University could be changing. The South Dakota Board of Regents issued a request for proposal (RFP) Sept. 13 that allows food service providers...

Restaurant choices go tropical

Restaurant choices go tropical

Brina Sturm, Assistant Lifestyles Editor (She/They) August 24, 2021

The past year has been a rollercoaster for local and chain restaurants as well as their customers. Whether you’re an incoming student or an upperclassman who has yet to thoroughly explore Brookings,...

Trendy place. Trendy plate. Agua Fresh.

Trendy place. Trendy plate. Agua Fresh.

Hemishka Lobin, Guest Columnist February 10, 2021

Scrumptious, healthy and refreshing. Those are the three words for Agua Fresh.  Located at 420 Main Ave. in Brookings, the fairly chic restaurant is not hard to spot. If you want decent music, a place...

Einstein’s Big Breakfast Burrito impresses

Einstein’s Big Breakfast Burrito impresses

Keaton Gruber, Robert Kowitz, Matthew Harris, Food Columnists November 5, 2019

This week brought many great surprises as we continued the search for the most delicious and unique foods around the South Dakota State University campus. We decided to head inside the Student Union to...

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