The Collegian

Issue: Hobo Day is better than D-Days

Issue: Hobo Day is better than D-Days

Editorial Board November 1, 2022

In the Oct. 19 issue of The Volante, the University of South Dakota’s newspaper, they wrote an editorial titled “D-Days is Better than Hobo Days.” We’d like to respond and explain why they are...

Deloris Jensen attends an event at the SDSU Foundation Friday of Hobo Day week.

“Icon” 1954 alum still active with university

Jacob Boyko, News Editor (He/Him) November 1, 2022

When it comes to love, no distance is too far and no time apart is too long for 90-year-old South Dakota State University alum Deloris Jensen. It’s a sentiment that holds true for Jensen as she travels...

No. 1 Jackrabbits roll Indiana State on Hobo Day

No. 1 Jackrabbits roll Indiana State on Hobo Day

Marshall Minihan, Sports Reporter October 30, 2022

The South Dakota State football team gave fans a lot to cheer for on Hobo Day, scoring touchdowns on each of their first seven possessions en route to a 49-7 blowout win against Indiana State. 19,041...

Hobo Day Parade to see record number of floats

Hobo Day Parade to see record number of floats

Shelby Lang, Reporter October 25, 2022

The Hobo Day parade, the biggest in all of the Dakotas, is celebrating its 110-year anniversary Saturday, Oct. 29.  This year’s parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. and travel from the SDSU campus toward...

New Grand Pooba carries on Hobo Day tradition

New Grand Pooba carries on Hobo Day tradition

Lindsey Galbreath, Reporter October 25, 2022

Regen Wiederrich, a senior communications student from Sioux Falls, is this year’s Grand Pooba and in charge of all Hobo Week festivities. Inspired by a former admission ambassador, Wiederrich joined...

Plan for a sober ride this Hobo Week and Halloween

Wade Oorlog, University Law Enforcement Supervisor October 25, 2022

This Hobo Week and Halloween, the SDSU Police Department, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety-Office of Highway Safety and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety...

DUIs up for Hobo Day 2021, overall arrests down

DUIs up for Hobo Day 2021, overall arrests down

Jacob Boyko, News Editor (He/Him) October 26, 2021

  DUI arrests are up for this year’s Hobo Day while total violations and arrests are down from 2020, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Department. Total charges for Hobo Day 2021 (between...

Jacks fall to UNI on Hobo Day

Jacks fall to UNI on Hobo Day

Skyler Jackson, Sports Editor (He/Him) October 24, 2021

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits fell to Northern Iowa 26-17 Saturday at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium to lose their second straight home game. In the fourth most attended game in SDSU football history,...

Former South Dakota State running back Pierre Strong Jr. sheds a Southern Illinois defender in a regular season game last season. That year, Strong had his best season as a Jackrabbit, leading the FCS in rushing yards (1,686) and scoring 18 rushing touchdowns.

Jacks face Panthers on Hobo Day

Evan Patzwald, Assistant Sports Editor (He/Him) October 19, 2021

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits bounced back from their heartbreaking loss to Southern Illinois with a strong performance against Western Illinois.  They now look forward to playing Northern Iowa...

Bum Band Spreads Hobo Day Spirit

Bum Band Spreads Hobo Day Spirit

Rebekah White, Reporter October 19, 2021

The Bum Band is a renewed tradition known for spreading Hobo Day spirit through song.  The South Dakota State University Bum Band is a student band made up of members of the Pride of the Dakotas marching...

Hobo Day Events: the fun and safe alternative to drinking

Hobo Day Events: the fun and safe alternative to drinking

McKenzie Mockler, Reporter October 19, 2021

Hobo Day Events: the fun and safe alternative to drinking It’s no surprise that many college students like to party, but the week of Hobo Day is not the time to get an infraction.  According to...

Comedy hypnotist “Lizzie the Dream Girl” hypnotises participating students at the 2019 Hobo Night Live.

Hobo Night Live to cap off Hobo Day

Beth Nagel, Reporter October 19, 2021

Hobo Night Live is back in full force this year with a schedule of events that includes a hypnotist and comedian. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Student Union and follows last year’s...

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