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Women surpass men in university animal science majors, reflect national growth in field

Women surpass men in university animal science majors, reflect national growth in field

Chloe Risse, Reporter January 24, 2023

As many South Dakota residents know, this state is a little different when it comes to agriculture. It is not rare for women to be hands on and working on an operation.   Women make up 30% of producers...

Will Kessler, a junior trombone player in the Pride of the Dakotas, will be performing in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade for the fourth time this year after previously participating in the Macys Great American Marching Band.

Pride member to perform in fourth Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

Jordan Rusche, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 21, 2022

When the Pride of the Dakotas found out that they would be marching in the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, there was one band member who knew the excitement better than anybody. That’s because...

McCrory Gardens ‘Garden Glow’ event lights up SDSU

McCrory Gardens ‘Garden Glow’ event lights up SDSU

Brooklyn Beery, Reporter November 15, 2022

McCrory Gardens will soon be transformed into a winter wonderland where visitors can explore an intricate display of lights, sip hot chocolate and get into the spirit of the holidays. The McCrory Gardens...

Swiftel Center to host PRCA Rodeo Friday and Saturday

Swiftel Center to host PRCA Rodeo Friday and Saturday

Jenna Paul, Reporter November 1, 2022

Tickets are on sale now for the two-night Brookings PRCA Rodeo at the Swiftel Center on Friday, and Saturday. Rodeo coach Ron Skovly said four of the athletes participating are members of the SDSU rodeo...

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Women in STEM club looks to address representation in field

Andrea Huete, Copy Editor (She/Her) November 1, 2022

Fields related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) are largely male-dominated.  But one student organization is encouraging women to apply for a STEM major as members familiarize themselves...

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Psychology Club hosts serial killer Jeopardy and cereal bar

Morgan Pfarr, Reporter October 25, 2022

The Psychology Club hosted its first meeting of the semester Wednesday night in the Student Union and played a game of Jeopardy to learn more about serial killers. Fittingly, cereal was served.  The...

Fear Asylum is the highest-budgeted haunted attraction for mature audiences in the state.

Fear Asylum welcomes students with free event

Andrea Huete, Copy Editor (She/Her) October 18, 2022

Are you into the Halloween spirit? If so, come get spooked at the Fear Asylum for free Oct. 21 from 7-10 p.m. at 216 West 6th Street. University Program Council is partnering with Fear Asylum, Brookings’...

Donna Robinson has been the house mother for the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity for the past five years. “She’s pretty much like a grandma to the whole house,” one AGR resident said.

‘Momma D’ keeps AGR on track

Katherine Moening, Reporter October 18, 2022

Donna Robinson didn’t know she would be getting a whole new “family” when she answered a newspaper advertisement five years ago. But that’s pretty much what she got. Robinson, known as “Momma...


Jack’s Cupboard, located in Ben Riefel Hall, is SDSU’s food pantry on campus. The pantry is holding its eighth annual food drive “Pack the Pantry” to encourage more donations from students, staff and Brookings community members.

SDSU food drive begins Monday

Bosten Morehart, Reporter October 18, 2022

Jack’s Cupboard will begin its eighth annual “Pack the Pantry” food drive Monday, Oct. 24 and with an increase of students in need, the pantry team is hoping to completely fill up the location’s...

Newman Center puts on country street dance

Newman Center puts on country street dance

Emma Waage, Reporter October 4, 2022

The Pope Pius XII Newman Center hosted a country street dance last Friday to give SDSU students a place to meet each other and introduce them to what the center has to offer. The event was outside by...

Children’s author Mike Artell signs a copy of his book for Prairie Learning Academy third grader, Weston Clark.

Festival of Books encourages author, reader interaction

Gracie Terrall, Co-Editor-in-Chief (She/Her) September 27, 2022

Last weekend’s 20th annual South Dakota Festival of Books allowed readers and authors to share their love for the written word. This year’s festival was the first in-person event in two years and the...

SDSU graduates return to fill diversity positions

SDSU graduates return to fill diversity positions

Andrea Huete, Copy Editor September 27, 2022

The university recently hired two former South Dakota State University students to recruit students and promote a diverse and welcoming campus.  D’Shaun Herman, the new multicultural recruitment...

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