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Collegian stories

Stories I wrote, published in The Collegian in 2017. These are no longer accessible online due to a new website. In 2017 I was a News Editor and the Managing Editor.

Partnership 4 Kids event sponsorship sheets

Sponsorship sheets I designed for P4K’s 2019 events. Presented to Board of Direcots, and current and potential donors.Read more Partnership 4 Kids event sponsorship sheets

Kool Beans: home business to downtown destination

Published in The Collegian on Sept. 20, 2017. Twelve years ago, Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie owner Kurt Osborne started roasting his own coffee on his stove top, and later his garage. Today, he’s serving Brookings from a coffee shop in the heart of downtown. “I read a story about how you can roast your … Read more Kool Beans: home business to downtown destination

High cost estimates stall student union renovations

Published in The Collegian on Oct. 2, 2017. The results are in from the Student Union space study but they don’t promise a full renovation — yet. In fall 2016, Students’ Association presented a proposal to the South Dakota Board of Regents for an expansion of The Union. SDBOR declined the proposal, citing stagnant enrollment … Read more High cost estimates stall student union renovations

Committee remembers traditions of Hobo Week

Published in The Collegian on Oct. 11, 2017. Thirty-five years ago on Hobo eve, the Hobo Day Committee united hands and ascended the 180 steps to the top of Campanile at midnight — a Hobo Day tradition. They prayed for a safe, fun and successful Hobo Day. Recalling the event, Doug Wermedal, a member of … Read more Committee remembers traditions of Hobo Week

Master’s in human biology paves different path to medical school

Published in The Collegian on Nov. 15, 2017 Students interested in the daunting task of attending medical school now have another path to help them get there. The Department of Biology and Microbiology offers a one-year, 32-credit master’s program in human biology. The program emphasizes professional development, preparation for medical school and allows students to … Read more Master’s in human biology paves different path to medical school

Youth apprenticeships coming to city

An article I wrote on behalf of Daktronics, published in the Brookings, South Dakota, local newspaper.

Exercise cultural and social awareness in selecting a Halloween costume

An editorial I wrote on behalf of The Collegian’s Editorial Board, published in The Collegian on Oct. 25, 2017. We’ve all seen it. A girl in a faux leather dress and a Native American headdress. A guy in blackface. Someone else dressed like Jesus or a Muslim person. Halloween is a time for creativity and … Read more Exercise cultural and social awareness in selecting a Halloween costume

ROTC’s space is being infringed upon

An editorial I wrote on behalf of The Collegian’s Editorial Board. Published in The Collegian on Nov. 15, 2017. In 1965, South Dakota State and the Army forged a contract stating that the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program requires offices, storage rooms, a gym floor and classrooms used exclusively by the program. Since then, … Read more ROTC’s space is being infringed upon

The Humane Society needs our support year-round to avoid financial crisis

An editorial I wrote on behalf of The Collegian’s Editorial Board. Published in The Collegian on Nov. 29, 2017. In November, the Brookings Humane Society made their financial struggles known to the public. If they couldn’t raise enough funds, the Humane Society feared their doors would close by the end of the month. After a … Read more The Humane Society needs our support year-round to avoid financial crisis