The Collegian

Issue: We need to think bigger than paper straws to be sustainable

Collegian Staff

September 10, 2019

There are many ways to fight global warming and to promote sustainability. One of the most fashionable ways right now is the use of paper straws. According to National Geographic, 500 million straws are used daily in the United States. More than 8.3 billion plastic straws end up on the world’s be...

“It Chapter 2” a comprehensive review: Even perfect casting can’t fix this carnival of mismatched genres

“It Chapter 2” a comprehensive review:  Even perfect casting can’t  fix this carnival of mismatched genres

Jacob Ford, Reporter

September 10, 2019

Andy Muschietti’s revamp of “It” surprised audiences around the world with its quality. Muschietti made the brilliant choice of crafting the film more like an adventure than a horror flick. The result is an exciting horror-epic, a genre combo that is hard to come by but works wonderfully. Its e...

Three things I didn’t know would happen while studying abroad

Three things I didn’t know would happen while studying abroad

Quincy Hanzen, Columnist

March 13, 2019

On Jan. 15, 2019 I said goodbye to my hometown of Sioux Falls and my education at SDSU and boarded a flight to a new home — 5,500 miles away at the American University of Bulgaria.  This adventure was undoubtedly intimidating considering I had never flown alone and had never been outside of the Un...

Summit League women’s bracket predictions

Summit League women’s bracket predictions

Landon Dierks, Sports Reporter

March 9, 2019

The Summit League kicks off today. Sports Reporter Landon Dierks gives you his Summit League predictions for the women’s bracket. Quarterfinal matchups: No. 1 South Dakota State (23-6, 15-1) and No. 8 Purdue Fort Wayne (7-21, 3-13) 12 p.m. Saturday, March 9 South Dakota State looked like one o...

Express your freedom to spring break how you please

Express your freedom to spring break how you please

Josie Nelson, Page Designer

March 4, 2019

It's day one of spring break, and if you're not doing anything you may feel like you're scrambling to make plans. Are you going to go to a beach? Take a short trip to take a hike? While there may seem like there's  ideal ways to spend spring break, there aren’t any specific guidelines on how you sh...

It’s time to switch to plant-based food choices

It’s time to switch to plant-based food choices

Rebecca Peick, Columnist

March 4, 2019

Salads and nothing but fruits and vegetables for every meal is probably what you have in mind when you think vegan, or you might think of it as a lifestyle full of food that is not only delicious and full of variety but is phenomenal for the environment, animals, your health and your wallet. As a vegan for more ...

RecycleMania boosts recycling with contest

RecycleMania boosts recycling with contest

Jennifer McLaughlin, Columnist

February 13, 2019

Let the competition begin. For the ninth year in a row, South Dakota State University will be participating in RecycleMania. RecycleMania is a nationwide recycling competition that takes place every February and March. Last year, SDSU placed 121st in diversion rate out of 170 schools, the amount of ...

Note to self: love yourself through difficult times

Note to self: love yourself through difficult times

Kelsey Bender, Columnist

February 13, 2019

During my time in college, I have noticed through my own experiences and others that it’s easy to fall into a trap. The trap I’m referring to is the feeling of being powerless and overwhelmed. You feel as if you are always behind or always need to be doing something. You start to compare yourself t...

‘Impostor Syndrome,’ identity issues trouble Millennials

‘Impostor Syndrome,’ identity issues trouble Millennials

Alison Simon, Columnist

February 4, 2019

You’ve likely heard the phrase, “fake it ‘til you make it.” But have you ever felt like you never stop faking it? There may have been moments where you considered yourself under-qualified for a job, or maybe you’ve felt unable to accept well-deserved praise. A study conducted by the Internat...

Why you shouldn’t lose the art of hand-written letters

Why you shouldn’t lose the art of hand-written letters

Josie Nelson, Page Designer

February 4, 2019

In a generation where snail mail has been replaced by texting, Snapchat and email, it is important to remember things that don’t require internet for communication. When the touch of a button can send a message, people lose interest in hand-writing letters and sending them in the mail. A stamp costs...

Resolutions put into perspective, take your time with goals

Resolutions put into perspective, take your time with goals

Alison Simon, Columnist

January 16, 2019

There are several opinions about New Year’s resolutions. Whether you believe they’re bad for your mental health or the perfect way to begin a new year, we can all agree that we want to begin 2019 right. It’s hard to have a great start to the new year when we set unrealistic goals for ourselves...

Sustainability is ‘two-way street’: it’s time to care for earth

Sustainability is ‘two-way street’: it’s time to care for earth

Jennifer McLaughlin, Columnist

January 16, 2019

Take a moment, close your eyes and name three things you need to survive. If your answer included food, water and air, you have defined the very basics of sustainability and why it’s important. Sustainability involves providing the necessities of life in a way that doesn’t harm the source of th...