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

The Collegian

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

The Collegian

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

The Collegian

UPC celebrates Valentines Day with pottery

UPC celebrates Valentine’s Day with pottery

Addison Sedlacek, Reporter February 21, 2024

The University Program Council (UPC) kicked off Valentine’s Day by transforming Jack's Place into a pottery studio on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The Pottery Night for students allowed a blend of socializing...

Pickleball makes its way to SDSU

Pickleball makes its way to SDSU

Eleanor Wehsheler, Reporter February 14, 2024

Pickleball has gained national attention and popularity over the past few years and South Dakota State University students and community members have embraced the trend. 36 pickleball players filled the...

Courtesy of Great Bear Ski Valley

Great Bear Ski Valley Celebrates Season Opening

Gracelin Bjordal, Reporter January 30, 2024

Located just shy of 60 miles from SDSU’s campus, Great Bear Ski Valley is a good place to get away from campus for a while. With 220 acres of land to ski, snowboard and tube, Great Bear offers the potential...

Burger Clash organizer Shane Andersen poses with last years winner and co-owner of Rub N Tug Kristina Patterson

Battle of the burgers

Tate Peterson, Reporter January 23, 2024

The fourth annual Brookings Burger Clash is underway, featuring 23 restaurants in the area, competing for the title of the best burger in Brookings. The Burger Clash started Jan. 1 and the competition...

Mikayla Neybauer (right) prepares a pheasant dish last week during a cooking class at the Brookings Public Library

Pheasant for dinner

Reagan Monson, Reporter January 23, 2024

14 people gathered at the Brookings Public Library last Thursday to learn how to prepare and cook wild pheasant. Every year after the shotguns are put away and freezers are full, hunters ask the same...

Students (right to left) Sydney Huffman, Althena Bjorback and Emily Cole pretend veterinarians in the “Whiskers & Tails” room. The name of the stuffed dog went unknown, but the (pretend) vets are positive there will be a quick recovery for the pet.

Museum after dark leaves its mark

Mara Wheaton, Lifestyles Editor April 25, 2023

Friday, April 21, the Children’s Museum of South Dakota hosted “Museum After Dark,” an event curated towards kids-at-heart over 21 years old. The museum transformed from a playground and learning...

Wacipi promotes “healing through education” at annual event

Wacipi promotes “healing through education” at annual event

Serena Davis, Assistant Lifestyles Editor March 21, 2023

South Dakota State University’s annual Wacipi is ready to go for April 1 and 2 in the Volstroff Ballroom in the Student Union.  The Wacipi event features Native American dancers, food and other cultural...

Kevin Kessler practices with the pep band before the Omaha v. SDSU

Band director reflects on historic year

Sam Schauer, Reporter March 7, 2023

Kevin Kessler has had a storybook year as the director of the Pride, and it’s continuing as the pep bands director and an educator. Kevin Kessler has a doctorate degree in music education, is an alumnus...

The display titled Moving Items shows the typical things families would carry with them as they moved.

Museum exhibit details life during the Dust Bowl

Alyssa Berentschot, Reporter March 7, 2023

A new exhibit called “Drowning in Dirt: Joseph Hutton and the Dust Bowl” officially opened in the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum to the public Feb. 27. The museum will house the exhibit...

Artwork by Hailey Christenson and Cora Harris featured in the School of Design Ritz Gallery in Grove Hall. The artwork is part of their thesis exhibit called Metanoia

School of Design to host two travel studies in spring

Madisyn Sheeley, Reporter March 7, 2023

 Over 50 students are set to travel with the School of Design this spring and summer to either Kansas City or the United Kingdom.  Beverly Krumm and Peter Reichardt, lecturers in the School of Design,...

A virtual rendering of The Campanile seen through the virtual reality headsets on canmpus

Virtual reality shows new ways of teaching

JACK MCCARTY, Reporter March 7, 2023

Virtual reality headsets made their way into SDSU classrooms this fall, and they have had a variety of effects on students. One main concern when it comes to brand-new cutting-edge technology like this...

Orientation director by day, album collector by night

Orientation director by day, album collector by night

Serena Davis and Sydney Hoier February 14, 2023

Adam Karnopp is known at SDSU for his job as the university orientation director, but he has another title at home. He is the proud owner of about 13,000 albums.   Karnopp has been listening to all...

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