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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...

SDSU student places In Minnesota State Fair

SDSU student places In Minnesota State Fair

Sydney Mitchell, Reporter September 14, 2021

A South Dakota State University dairy production major won a chance to advocate for the dairy industry and got a rare bonus out of the deal – a 90-pound carving of her head made out of butter. Kelsey...

Scheduling campus healthcare services a very easy process

Scheduling campus healthcare services “a very easy process”

Brina Sturm, Assistant Lifestyles Editor (She/They) August 24, 2021

BRINA STURM Assistant Lifestyles Editor (She/They) College can be a stressful time, especially for new students, and the last thing students want to worry about is their health care options. Luckily,...

Students shoot for the Moon in NASA challenges

Students shoot for the Moon in NASA challenges

Jordan Rusche, Lifestyles Editor (She/her) February 10, 2021

A team of senior mechanical engineering majors have been busy designing a drill that could be used to drill for water on the surface of the Moon and Mars for a national con-test sponsored by NASA. The...

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