The Collegian

Everyone Yell MEHOY MINOY at the Campanile returns

Everyone Yell MEHOY MINOY at the Campanile returns

Hunter Dunteman

October 12, 2018

A little bit of snow on Wednesday and Thursday didn’t dampen the spirits for a unique Hobo Day tradition. Despite the 27-degree temperature, more than 300 students gathered on Sylvan Green at 10 p.m. for the second annual Everyone Yell “mehoy minoy” at the Campanile event. “Mehoy minoy” is...

Fire alarm during Bum-Over doesn’t bum out participants

Fire alarm during Bum-Over doesn’t bum out participants

Hunter Dunteman

October 12, 2018

A fire alarm interrupted Bum-Over celebrations in the Union Thursday night. Bum-Over was less than half an hour into the building process of the event when a fire alarm went off, forcing hobos to abandon their buildings and evacuate the Union. According to Keith Skogstad, assistant director of the U...

DIY: Hobo Day essentials

DIY: Hobo Day essentials

Haley Halvorson

October 9, 2018

It’s time to take advantage of all the Jackrabbit spirit this homecoming week – one way to do that is with festive DIY Hobo Week decoration and apparel. Many students might spend the week amping up for the game or planning a get-together with friends to celebrate this year’s Hobo Day, but the...

Class on Hobo Day Friday: why it should be canceled

Class on Hobo Day Friday: why it should be canceled

Joy Dahle

October 9, 2018

With a full week of tradition and amped up school spirit, Hobo Week has become a strange concoction of energy, excitement and sleep deprivation. While scheduling the week out, there’s an increased amount of school-sponsored events, but the excitement running across campus is dampened by the overlo...

Lost traditions of Hobo Day

Lost traditions of Hobo Day

Hunter Dunteman and Emily Seaton

October 9, 2018

It’s sort of silly, really,” begins a 2012 Collegian article by then-Managing Editor Marcus Traxler, “to dress up as bums … and party like it’s 1912 every year … but we love it.” The week that staff and students and the entire South Dakota State University community has been waiting...

Hobo Shop finds new home in bookstore

Hobo Shop finds new home in bookstore

Alison Simon

October 9, 2018

With Hobo Week upon us, you may have noticed an influx in Hobo Day gear in the front of the bookstore. This stems from a switch-up in the location of the Hobo Shoppe. “We aren’t actually thinking of it as ‘it’s closing,’ we’re actually just moving,” said Grand Pooba Miranda Mack. The ...

Homelycoming returns for third year during Hobo Week

Homelycoming returns for third year during Hobo Week

Emma Anderson

October 10, 2018

Rise and shine Jackrabbits, it’s Hobo Week. Thankfully for us, arguably one of the most entertaining events of the week, Mr. and Ms. Homelycoming, is back for its third year. This year, the pageant-like competition, which involves women dressing like men and vice versa, will have workout, talent and s...

Top five Hobo Week traditions

Top five Hobo Week traditions

Danielle Sons

October 9, 2018

Students, alumni and fans from all over are gearing up for South Dakota State University’s biggest event: Hobo Day. Before the big day, there are many traditions during the week that are tied to making Hobo Day more enjoyable. Here are some of the most popular traditions sure to pump up anyone’...

Two types of people celebrate Hobo Day

Two types of people celebrate Hobo Day

Editorial Board

October 10, 2018

Do students who aren’t on Hobo Day Committee actually get excited about Hobo Week anymore or is it just a free pass to drink during the week? We, at The Collegian, have noticed a pattern in the types of people who celebrate during Hobo Week. Generally, the same faces attend the Hobo Week events like R...

“Georgia Boys” make trip for 36th Hobo Day celebration

“Georgia Boys” make trip for 36th Hobo Day celebration

Lauren Franken

October 9, 2018

Former Pride of the Dakotas director Jim McKinney and his high school friends, a group nicknamed the “Georgia Boys,” doesn’t take Hobo Day lightly. For McKinney’s friends, making the two-day drive from Georgia to Brookings was an easy task if it meant watching their friend direct The Pride o...

Bum-A-Meal connects students, community

Bum-A-Meal connects students, community

Landon Dierks

October 9, 2018

Around 560 students dressed as hobos and wandered the streets of Brookings looking for a hot meal on Oct. 9 while participating in a long-standing Hobo Day tradition called Bum-A-Meal. Bum-A-Meal draws from an event started in 1907 where Brookings residents would leave their light on to welcome stude...

Five Minutes with Matilyn Kerr

Five Minutes with Matilyn Kerr

Saloni Singh

October 9, 2018

Matilyn Kerr is the new program adviser for University Traditions. She advises the Hobo Day Committee and State A Thon. During her time as a student, Kerr was a three-year member of Hobo Day Committee. Q: What did you do before becoming the adviser for University Traditions? A: After graduation, I ha...