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SA in brief:

SA in brief:

Jacob Boyko, News Editor (He/Him) November 2, 2021

During the South Dakota State University Students’ Association meeting Nov. 1, senators were addressed by Jennifer Novotny, senior director for the University Student Union, about the continuing changes...

Food trucks arrive at SDSU, but differently than expected

Food trucks arrive at SDSU, but differently than expected

Sydney Mitchell, Reporter October 5, 2021

South Dakota State University welcomed two new dining options to campus this week: ‘Brosia Bowls and Shorty’s Hot Box.   These businesses were originally set to arrive on campus as food trucks,...

Student Union offers healthy alternative

Student Union offers healthy alternative

Jacob Boyko, News Editor (He/Him) August 31, 2021

  South Dakota State University’s latest addition to campus dining, Clean Plate, offers students and faculty a way to eat healthy while avoiding common allergens. According to Vice President...

Student Union Renovations

Student Union Renovations

Brina Sturm, Assistant Lifestyles Editor (She/They) August 31, 2021

If you’ve been through the Union this semester, you may have noticed some major changes and renovations. Over the past nine months, the South Dakota State University Student Union has entered Phase II...

New furniture, new paint, new student spaces

New furniture, new paint, new student spaces

Gracie Terrall, News Editor (She/her) February 23, 2021

The University Student Union is set to begin renovations at the end of March as a part of the Phase II Union renovation plans. The renovation will begin March 22 until mid-August and cost around $2.5...

Larson Commons has been continually improving. A new menu is released every semester to provide variety and quality food. 

Food Services impacted by COVID

Kadi Terca (She/Her), Reporter September 23, 2020

Due to COVID-19, specific eating facilities at South Dakota State University, like Extreme Pita, True Balance and These & Those Noodles, began the semester closed to the public.  Doug Wermedal,...

Collegian photo by Frankie Herrera

Indian Student Association celebrates another successful India Night

Jordan Rusche, Copy Editor March 4, 2020

Colorful ribbons, flowers and lights alongside hand-crafted pinwheels and kites greeted the guests at India Night, Sunday, March 1. This year’s theme was Satrangi, meaning “Seven Colors of the Rainbow,”...

BSA fashion show includes all cultures

November 29, 2019

Tuesday, Nov. 19, South Dakota State University’s Black Student Alliance redefined fashion shows by including people of different cultures and unique styles for the third annual “Culture & Cause”...

Shakeup to come in Union dining options

Shakeup to come in Union dining options

Brianna Schreurs October 31, 2018

Change is coming to the restaurant landscape in The Union Union. Sandwich Shack is moving out of The Union by the end of the semester, Students’ Association Sen. Amanda Husted said at the Oct. 29...


Union Coffee will close after 2018-19 academic year

Brianna Schreurs October 23, 2018

The rumors are true, Union Coffee won’t be in the Student Union next academic year. The new townhomes being built along the south side of Eighth Street will have a full-service Starbucks inside when...

The lactation room in the Student Union opened in 2017. The room has unique amenities like dimmable lights, a cozy rocking chair and children books to entertain other children of a mother while she nurses. The room is always unlocked for any mother.

Lactation rooms provide privacy for mothers on campus

Brianna Schreurs April 18, 2018

Since 2016, South Dakota State has been striving to meet the needs of nursing mothers by creating lactation rooms around campus. Currently there are specialized lactation spaces in the Hilton M. Briggs...

SA approves cowbell allocation, Union budget

SA approves cowbell allocation, Union budget

Spencer Thompson March 14, 2018

Senators participated in a strategic planning session for the Office of Student Affairs and approved funding for the purchase of cowbells at Monday’s Students’ Association meeting. Doug Wermedal,...

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