The Collegian

Empty seats proves students need to support other students

Empty seats proves students need to support other students

Megan Kellen, Columnist

January 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band is made up of nearly 200 SDSU students from all areas of campus. This group of students and directors work many hours during the fall semester to prepare both a pregame and halftime show for each home football game to only perform in front of a half-full stadium. One...

Volunteering brings personal growth

Volunteering brings personal growth

Kelsey Bender

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Beginning in May this year, I was given the opportunity to volunteer at the Sanford Children’s Hospital every other Sunday. I volunteer as a pediatric companion, so I am solely there to hang out with the kids. I have realized throughout my time as a volunteer the enrichment it has given me in my life. It ...

Dunteman, Goblirsch reminisce about semester at Collegian

Dunteman, Goblirsch reminisce about semester at Collegian

Hunter Dunteman and Jamie Goblirsch

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

HUNTER DUNTEMAN Fall 2018 News Editor Student journalism was something I never expected to be a part of. As a matter of fact, I only joined the Collegian by chance. In February 2017, I bumped into then-Managing Editor Brianna Schreurs at a high school debate tournament we were judging at. Brianna an...

Preserve national parks

Preserve national parks

Jennifer McLaughlin

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Our national parks preserve some breathtaking locations, but they also inspire us to protect the environment in our own backyard. This thought was brought home during a recent trip to Colorado. I had the chance to climb through mountains next to rushing streams and filled with flowering meadows. G...

S.D. registered voters have no excuse to not vote in elections

S.D. registered voters have no excuse to not vote in elections

Hunter Dunteman

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I voted. I didn’t just vote, I voted early. And because of the amount of time South Dakota allocates for early voting, there truly is no excuse to not vote. South Dakota offers three different ways to vote. You can vote in person at your precinct on election day, you can vote early at your regis...

Don’t be spooked by false claims about Amendment W

Don’t be spooked by false claims about Amendment W

Chase Toms

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Baylee Dittman recently wrote an op-ed about Amendment W, the anti-corruption initiative that will appear on the ballot next week. Maybe it's no coincidence that Dittman's piece ran on All Hallow's Eve—it's full of myths, dead arguments, scare tactics and other phantasmic claims. First is Dittman...

People refuse to get their flu shot

People refuse to get their flu shot

Editorial Board

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A burning fever, aching body, sore throat and runny nose are only a few of the most prominent symptoms of Influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza runs most severely rampant from October to May, which means we are now well into the first month of fl...

Put on your positive pants in stressful and complicated situations

Put on your positive pants in stressful and complicated situations

Kelsey Bender

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Our time at South Dakota State University is destined to be complicated. There will be many changes and a lot of anxiety. When these times of stress arise, it is important we keep a positive attitude. I know it is easy for a person to say “just be positive,” but the fact of the matter is that posi...

Personal finance tip – spend within your means

Personal finance tip – spend within your means

Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Finding yourself short on funds and asking others for money to help pay your bills is a position no one likes. Balancing your income can solve these issues. Balancing income and expenses seems like a simple concept but being able to not spend more than you have may be hard to practice. With planning...

The Problem with Amendment W

The Problem with Amendment W

Baylee Dittman

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We all know that this election will be a close one. Governor candidates are tied in the polls, and with candidates like Noem and Sutton people are doing their research. One thing that gets overlooked is ballot measures. People vote “yes” or “no,” only reading the summary provided rather t...

Brookings Schools handled local threat exceptionally well

Brookings Schools handled local threat exceptionally well

Hunter Dunteman

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Umpqua. Stoneman Douglas. These are names most Americans have committed to memory after plenty of press coverage. School violence is a reality no parent or student should ever have to face. But unfortunately that’s not how this world works.  Late Monday night I received an Argus 911 alert...

Sustainability Month emphasizes achievements

Sustainability Month emphasizes achievements

Jennifer McLaughlin

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

October is Campus Sustainability Month. Not only does this month encourage practicing sustainability, but also offers a time to reflect on sustainability accomplishments. In the past six months, SDSU Facilities and Services has achieved multiple sustainability advancements in the realms of operational...