The Collegian

Government programs provide affordable housing

Government programs provide affordable housing

Wren Murphy

November 7, 2018


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Rent is high for SDSU students and Brookings residents alike, but government programs, education and careful planning may help students find affordable apartments. Affordable housing, based on federal recommendations, should cost no more than 30 percent of someone’s monthly paycheck.  “We found that our [Brookings’] rent is exor...

Mold manifests in Meadows apartments

Mold manifests in Meadows apartments

Hunter Dunteman

September 26, 2018


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An outbreak of mold in the Meadows apartment complexes has caused problems for students and the university alike. Last week, Director of Housing and Residential Life Rebecca Peterson sent an email to residents of Meadows announcing every unit would be entered and inspected for mold. Mikayla Klusman...

Meet State makes college transition easy for new Jacks

Meet State makes college transition easy for new Jacks

Landon Dierks

August 18, 2018


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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...

Dorm, sweet dorm: how new students decorate

Dorm, sweet dorm: how new students decorate

Haley Halvorson

August 18, 2018


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Meet State was full of excitement and commotion while moving nearly 2,200 freshmen into their residence halls at South Dakota State University. And after the furniture has been moved in the room and parents have said their goodbyes, new freshmen get to work decorating and organizing to make it feel lik...

Updated website to inform community, attract residents

Updated website to inform community, attract residents

Spencer Thompson

April 25, 2018


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Community members and visitors in Brookings recently gained a new website to consult for information about the town and important resources. The Brookings Economic Development Corporation hired a local design studio to develop a website they hope will attract prospective residents to the area. Liveinb...

Carpet planned for residence halls, Patel awarded Senator of the Year

Carpet planned for residence halls, Patel awarded Senator of the Year

Spencer Thompson

April 4, 2018


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At this week’s Students’ Association meeting, senators showed support for the addition of carpet in traditional residence halls on campus and awarded the Senator of the Year award. Resolution 17-19-R, which supports the installation of carpet in the traditional residence halls, was approved 16-11....

New SDSU housing to break ground this summer

New SDSU housing to break ground this summer

Emily De Waard

February 7, 2018


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South Dakota State is set to break ground this summer on a new housing complex. The $20 million southeast housing project is set to open Fall 2019. Bonds for $18 million are already issued, and the rest will come from residential life, dining services, The Union and Wellness Center revenue. Although...

Heart of residence halls: highs, lows of serving as community assistant

Heart of residence halls: highs, lows of serving as community assistant

Katie Berndt

January 17, 2018


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Community assistants are a familiar sight for students on campus, but few really know the ins and outs of the position. Many students are considering being CAs as an alternative to typical residence hall life in the upcoming school year. While the position has the appeal of paid housing and a meal...