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

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...

Jackrabbit fans gather outside Dana J Dykhouse Stadium in the tailgating area.

Student tailgating back for another home game

Brooklyn Beery, Reporter September 27, 2022

Student tailgating is back at home football games for the first time since 2020, thanks to an increase in reserved funds from the Students’ Association. The Students’ Association had $29,000 left...

SA President Blake Pulse swears in Senators Hannah Dayaget, Hayden Bentz, Erika Van  Nieuwenhuyse and Claire Koenecke during the Sept. 19 meeting.

Alumni to mentor students, Senate greenlights Taylor Swift Club

Jacob Boyko, News Editor September 20, 2022

At the Sept. 19 Students’ Association meeting, senators were addressed by the Vice President of the Alumni Association, the Taylor Swift Society and approved a resolution to thank retiring professor...

SA President Andrew Rasmussen and Rachel Schöön at the weekly Students’ Association meeting. Rasmussen is currently planning on running for Brookings City Council.

SA President Rasmussen has city council ambitions

Tessa Erdmann, Reporter March 1, 2022

The term for Students’ Association President, Andrew Rasmussen, is coming to an end, but he isn’t done yet. He is currently running for Brookings City Council, with some big ideas in mind.  For...

South Dakota’s student regent, Brock Brown, was accepted to the University of South Dakota law school and will be enrolled there fall 2022.


Taylor Storbakken, Reporter February 15, 2022

South Dakota State’s Brock Brown has a unique job. In fact, there’s only one like it in the whole state. Brown, a native of Lake Norden, is the student regent on the South Dakota Board of Regents....

Collegian graphic by Abbey Nielsen

Valentine’s Day activities

Brina Sturm, Lifestyles Editor February 8, 2022

UPC Pool Party When: Monday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Where: Wellness Center pool What: Watch a movie and relax in pool floaties Cost: FREE Hot date? No date? An avid enjoyer of floating...

Hungry students await their food from Shorty’s Hot Box, a local business operating in the Weary Wil’s Union space Sunday through Wednesday.

Local restaurant fills gap left by idled Weary Wil’s

Allison Bruns, Reporter February 1, 2022

Shorty’s Hot Box will be open Sundays through Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. in the former Weary Wil’s Sports Grille until April 27.  The restaurant is offering extended hours after a successful trial...

Students lobby for alcohol at sporting events

Students lobby for alcohol at sporting events

Jordan Rusche, Editor in-Chief (She/Her) January 11, 2022

Last semester, two South Dakota State University students stood before the South Dakota Board of Regents in its Dec. 8 meeting to make their case on why alcoholic beverages should be sold at home sporting...

Official SDSU opportunity center plan announced

Official SDSU opportunity center plan announced

Jordan Rusche, Editor-in-Chief (She/Her) December 10, 2021

South Dakota State University unveiled its plan for the Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center to students Friday via email. This comes after a Board of Regents meeting held Dec. 8-9 at SDSU,...

Collegian photo by Taylor Roemeling

Bash draws 17,000

Taylor Roemeling, Reporter (She/Her) September 14, 2021

​​Last week’s music triple-header attracted about 17,000 fans to Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium and helped South Dakota State University polish its image around the region.  The Grammy Award-winning...

New Starbucks to open next summer

New Starbucks to open next summer

Colette Gannon, Reporter September 14, 2021

​​A new drive-thru Starbucks location will be opening next summer in Brookings. Located at 1402 6th Street, it will be the third Starbucks in Brookings in addition to the SDSU campus and Hy-Vee locations.  Unlike...

Collegian photo by Sam Schoenbauer

New fraternity house opens at SDSU

McKenzie Mockler, Reporter September 14, 2021

The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity moved into a new house this summer. The new house has attracted many new members, said Katie Yunker, program advisor for Greek Life. The fraternity house was previously...

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