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The graph shows a few examples of the number of students  at each regional university awarded certain kinds of financial aid, according to the South Dakota Board of Regents FY 2023 Facebook.

Opportunity Scholarship gets bump in award money from legislature

Brayden Byers, Reporter March 21, 2023

A movement to increase the dollar amount for the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship has passed through the South Dakota Legislature and is waiting to be signed by Gov. Kristi Noem. House Bill 1055...

Petition: Aztecs vs Jackrabbits

Petition: Aztecs vs Jackrabbits

Zachary Simon, Reporter February 7, 2023

  Are you ready for an SDSU vs. SDSU smackdown? Judging from an online petition, there’s an appetite for it. Over 1,100 people have signed a petition created recently by Change.org user...

What’s on the ballot: a guide to major elections, measures in South Dakota

What’s on the ballot: a guide to major elections, measures in South Dakota

Jordan Rusche, Co-Editor-in-Chief (She/Her) November 1, 2022

South Dakotans have a chance to decide on several key issues Nov. 8, as well as vote for congressional and gubernatorial positions in our state. In preparation for Election Day, here is a guide breaking...

A chat with Jamie Smith: Democratic candidate for governor discusses abortion, teacher pay and more

A chat with Jamie Smith: Democratic candidate for governor discusses abortion, teacher pay and more

Gracie Terrall, Co-Editor-in-Chief (She/Her) November 1, 2022

South Dakota voters will go to the polls Nov. 8 to elect the next governor of South Dakota. The race between Republican Gov. Kristi Noem and Democrat Jamie Smith is tight. The Collegian had the chance...

South Dakota, at last, launches freedom scholarship

South Dakota, at last, launches freedom scholarship

Greta Goede, Assistant News Editor October 18, 2022

A new South Dakota scholarship given out for the first time ever this fall has reached over $225 million in donations.  The Freedom Scholarship endowment was created in 2021 and this fall is the first...

Issue: Voter registration ends Oct. 24

Issue: Voter registration ends Oct. 24

Editorial Board October 18, 2022

The 2022 general election is just around the corner, so the voter registration deadline is even sooner. South Dakota residents still have until Oct. 24 to register for the Nov. 8 election. Regardless...

Issue: Medical and recreational marijuana laws have yet to be decided

Issue: Medical and recreational marijuana laws have yet to be decided

Editorial Board October 19, 2021

Many South Dakotan citizens have sat twiddling their thumbs, waiting to receive access to legal marijuana. As we approach the one-year anniversary of South Dakota becoming the first state in the US to...

Voting in South Dakota: What you need to know

Voting in South Dakota: What you need to know

Andrew Rasmussen, Reporter (He/Him) September 29, 2020

Election day is weeks away, but voting has already begun in South Dakota. While the general election officially takes place Nov. 3, early and absentee voting started Sept. 18. In order to cast a ballot,...

Primary election results: Brookings County

Primary election results: Brookings County

J. Michael Bertsch, Managing Editor June 3, 2020

Brookings County processed 4,490 ballots for the June 2 primary election, with 133,970 ballots cast throughout the state.  In the county, voter turnout was 24.29% with statewide voter turnout at 24.5%...

Collegian graphic by Emily Seaton

Beneath the legal jargon of South Dakota’s HB 1057

J. Michael Bertsch, News and Lifestyles Editor January 29, 2020

The South Dakota House of Representatives will vote on a bill aimed at changing the legality of certain medical treatments for transgender individuals under the age of 16 Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 at the...

Transgender students at South Dakota State worry about impact of upcoming anti-transgender bill

Transgender students at South Dakota State worry about impact of upcoming anti-transgender bill

Gracie Terrall, Copy Editor January 29, 2020

On Jan. 15, House Bill 1057 was introduced during the South Dakota Legislative session as the Vulnerable Child Protection Act. If passed, the bill would criminalize medical professionals for prescribing...

Another spring day, another snowstorm in Dakotas

The Associated Press April 18, 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Another spring day brought yet another snowstorm to the Dakotas on Thursday. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning and winter weather advisories for far...

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