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IRIS LE • The Collegian

Photos of Hobo Day celebrations. (Left:) From the first Hobo Day in 1912. (Middle:) A couple walking down the street in 1971. (Right:) Hobos Benjamin Hanzen, Tate DeJong and Scott Simons (left to right) celebrating winning the Dakota Marker at Rally at the Rails Monday, Oct. 16, 2016. Hobo Day has been the homecoming.tradition for South Dakota State University for 104 years.

Memories from 104 years of Hobo Day







left his mark on Hobo Day


Grand poobas continue the homecoming tradition KATHERINE CLAYTON Editor-in-Chief

Dick Lamster vividly remembers the Hobo Day parades during his time at State. The displays of color and school spirit in the 1960s were characterized by a sea of floats, music and enthusiastic observers. Lamster, 1967 Grand Pooba, also remembers the old cars students would fix up for the parade. “They were grossly unsafe, but boy were they fun,” Lamster said. He recalls instances where the “refurbished” cars barely made it through the parade. These “bummobiles” were just one of the many highlights he had during his three years on the Hobo Day Committee. His time on the committee

and Hobo Day celebration gave him “good memories,” “lifelong friends” and “confidence to do the next thing.” Lamster is not alone in his passion for the biggest one-day event in the Dakotas and for the committee that painstakingly plans the event. Since the inaugural Hobo Day in 1912, students have dressed as hobos, participated in events and celebrated the tradition as a unified student body. “Without fail since 1912, students at South Dakota State University came together to celebrate Hobo Day,” said Nick Wendell, director of the Center for Student Engagement. The former Hobo Day Committee member and 2001 Grand Pooba sees the week-long celebration as a “unifying force” at South Dakota State University.

Wendell has transitioned from being a member of the committee to overseeing them as a co-adviser with Abby Rogers. “It (Hobo Day) is a student-driven and student-focused celebration,” he said. “It is a monumental task to plan a 104-year-old celebration and each year a group of very committed students come together and do all of the heavy lifting.” Since the first Hobo Day, the celebration and the committee that organizes the events have experienced a few problems in their past, which led to the committee being under UPC, said 2016 Grand Pooba Corey Chicoine.

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The Fischers hand out Hobo Day hot dogs, free food for passersby BRIANNA SCHREURS Reporter

Many people celebrate Hobo Day by bumming a meal or walking in the parade. But for the Fischer family, it’s celebrated by passing out hot dogs. Six years ago Heidi Fischer made the impulsive decision to hand out hot dogs on Hobo Day to strangers while she and her friends were grilling outside. Since then, her home has been known as the “Hot Dog House” by all who have visited. “I think it was 2010 when we started and it was just the one girlfriend. I said, ‘You know, it’s a nice night and let’s just give out hot dogs. It’ll be fun,’” Heidi said. Fischer had so much fun the first year, she decided to continue it as an annual tradition. She, along with her friend group she calls the Gaggles, usually serve around 100 hot dogs each year. Her husband, Jeff Fischer, has no part in passing out hot dogs. It’s done completely by his wife and her friends. “It got to where a lot of these people know about this,” Jeff said. “It’s all the girls. I’m just security. And she’ll send me to the store to get more [hot dogs].” The event has come a long way since its beginning, according to Heidi. The first year they distributed plain hot dogs on forks. Over the next couple years, she

has added buns, ketchup and mustard. “We tried little rice krispies one year but that didn’t go over so well,” Heidi said. “We put them in little paper cups, like those mini cupcake cups, and it was a nuisance. Most kids are practically eating the paper because, you know, they’ve had a little too much to drink.” Every Hobo Day, the Gaggles intend to add something new to the hot dog handout. “This year I’m going to add water, and maybe music. Maybe more mothering, too. We’re good at that. We do a lot of mothering,” Heidi said. Besides the entertainment and fun, the hot dog house gives students a place to check in. Often, students walk up to the house unaware of what street they are standing on. Heidi takes this chance to talk to students and, as she says, “mother” them by reminding them to be good, not drink too much and be careful. Through their hot dog distribution, Heidi and her friends have served SDSU rivals, a wedding party and chased students for stealing a friend’s drink. The Fischers’ yard has become a hangout spot for SDSU students on Hobo Day night. Throughout the night, students will stand in their yard socializing and eating hot dogs. The Fischers like that students meet new people and are safe.

Matilyn Kerr, a 2015 SDSU graduate, came across the house last year while out with friends. “It was by pure chance that we were walking by there,” she said. “We’re planning to try and stop by to say ‘hi’ because we met them last year. But it was literally an oasis out in the middle of nowhere during Hobo Day.” The Fischers have never promoted

their handout, relying on organic growth and word of mouth. It is an understated tradition among students who happen to stumble upon it. “If you come by here as a freshman,” Jeff said, “you’ll come by as a sophomore, junior and senior.” The hot dogs will be on the grill from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on the 500 block of 6th Ave.


The Fischer’s have served hot dogs at their house during Hobo Day since 2010. Hot dogs will be available from 9 to 12 p.m. on the 500 block of 6th Ave.


October 19, 2016

The Collegian • Hobo

The Collegian published special issues such as the Hobo Day issue in the pink-tinted paper during the 1920s. To reference our newspaper’s legacy and history, we have published our 2016 Hobo Day section with pink-tinted paper. >> LEGACY Continued from A1 The Hobo Day Committee was absorbed into the University Program Council in 1991 following destructive parties during Hobo Day in 1990 and stayed under the organization until 2011. Wendell was grand pooba while the committee was under UPC, and believes the Hobo Day Committee “benefited greatly” from the oversight of UPC. But 20 years was enough time for the organizations to be connected. “It was time for them to step out on their own and restore some of those identity pieces that the Hobo Day Committee really needed,” Wendell said. He viewed the 100th Hobo Celebration as the year to “hit the reset button.” Abby Rogers was the grand pooba during the 100th Hobo Day in 2012 and the first year out from under UPC. Rogers remembers a few hiccups that occurred following the split from UPC, but she expected that after having the support of another organization.

“The committee really felt like they owned Hobo Day Committee again,” Rogers said. “It was theirs instead of UPC planning Hobo Day, and then Hobo Day just supplemented that this was really our own event again.” Her goal as grand pooba during that transitional year was to stop looking at the celebration year by year, but rather a continuous celebration. The committee that year wanted to bring back traditions that were implemented during previous Hobo Day events. Rogers admires the culture the Hobo Day Committee has created the last four years on their own. “It’s traditions-based and they’ve really done a lot of work learning the traditions and talking with alumni and really appreciating where Hobo Day came and what it’s gone through the years and where it is now,” she said. Chicoine, fifth-year senior agronomy major, began his journey with the Hobo Day Committee in 2014 and worked his way up to the position of grand pooba. “We are the 2016 Hobo Day Committee, but it’s not just about us — it’s about

continuing on Hobo Day because each year is such a building block for the next,” Chicoine said. This has been the mindset of the committee this year. Chicoine emphasized that it’s not about the committee, “it’s about Hobo Day.” Another focus this year has been remembering the “roots” of Hobo Day and where the traditions began. Chicoine said the “sky’s the limit” for the legacy of the future. The legacy of the Hobo Day Committee and Hobo Day in general is remembered through past Hobo Day Committee members, SDSU alumni, students and current Hobo Day Committee members. The Bum Alum Social is an event to connect Hobo Day Committee members of the past and present. This event has taken place each Hobo Day since 2013. A new addition to this event is the Hobo Spirit Award. “Our goal really was to recognize people or organizations or groups who have made some significant contribution to Hobo Day and its legacy,” Wendell said. The recipient of the award this year is

Walter Conahan. “This year we selected Walt as the inaugural recipient of the award primarily because he really embodied the hobo spirit in so many ways,” Wendell said. “He was an adventurer. He was articulate. He cared about the history and legacy of our institution.” Conahan was the first man to portray Weary Wil. He was Students’ Association president, The Collegian editor and first director of the SDSU foundation. Conahan’s wife, Marjorie Conahan, and daughter, Christy Green, are accepting the award on his behalf due to his death in 2015. These women will also be the Grand Marshals for the parade. The legacy of Hobo Day continues with each Hobo Day and events to commemorate the past, present and future. “The Hobo Day legacy is kind of being a free spirit, not following a set path and just getting out there and experiencing SDSU, then the world itself,” Chicoine said. “The legacy of Hobo Day extends kind of beyond that. It has such a rich history.”

Corey Chicoine honors tradition, looks to the future EMILY DEWAARD Copy Editor The 104th Hobo Day draws near with Grand Pooba Corey Chicoine leading the way. Chicoine, a fifth-year senior agronomy major, has been working to uphold traditions and leave a legacy for 2016’s Hobo Day. This year’s tagline “Living the Legacy” resonates deeply for Chicoine as grand pooba of the Hobo Day Committee and captures the spirit of Hobo Day, Chicoine said. “It’s important to remember our roots,” Chicoine said. “(And to) build your legacy, and leave it for others as an example of what kind of legacy they can build.” The new Bumbassadors program is one way the Committee has worked to model their legacy for others to follow. Wanting to get students involved with Hobo Day earlier, Bumbassadors were created for students interested in helping with planning and event-day assistance, as well as for greater insight to the committee. One of Chicoine’s goals as grand pooba has been to continue improving the quality of Hobo Week events. An example is the recreation of the Great Hobo Race as Hobolympics. “As Grand Pooba, a lot of the decisions I make are with the future in mind, and how this will better Hobo Day for the future,” Chicoine said. Chicoine never planned to pursue the role of grand pooba when he joined the 2014 Hobo Day Committee as bands coordinator. He worked up to assistant poo-

ba of the parade and said the decision to apply for grand pooba later was not taken lightly. He discussed the idea heavily with friends and family. In the end, he applied and was chosen, so he decided to stick around another year for the position while finishing up his minors in agricultural business and precision agriculture. “It was the best decision I ever made,” Chicoine said. “I’ve been blessed with an amazing committee. They’ve been working hard, and we were fortunate to be passed on great binders from my predecessors, Paul Dybedahl and Scott DesLauriers.” DesLauriers and Dybedahl worked to create binders of checklists, contacts, procedures and more for each position on the committee to ensure more efficient planning each year. Dybedahl, 2015 SDSU graduate, chose Chicoine as his successor to the pooba throne, and remains confident in his choice. “One thing I’ve always noticed about Corey is he is very inclusive to everyone and has a hardworking, can-do attitude,” Dybedahl said. “Corey has a great passion for SDSU and Hobo Day … all of these things, among many others, made me confident Hobo Day was in good hands with Corey and his team.” Scott Simons, assistant Pooba for parade, also highlighted Corey’s dedication to the committee, and making Hobo Week the best it can be for everyone. “Corey is doing a fantastic job as Grand Pooba … he is a very passionate Jackrabbit fan who is extremely dedicated to Hobo Day,” Simons said. “He in-

teracts with each Hobo Day Committee member individually and gets to know us well. One of Corey’s key stances is that Hobo Day is for the students and not just for the committee.” Chicoine has positive expectations for this Hobo Day, and expressed his enthusiasm for preserving its legacy.

“Hobo Day has such a rich history. This is its 104th year and it’s one of the oldest and greatest homecoming traditions,” Chicoine said. “It’s all about being a free spirit, getting involved, meeting new people and trying new things. The tagline that best sums it up is ’Never stop wandering.’”

JOSH JASPER • The Collegian

Grand Pooba Corey Chicoine dressed up in his hobo outfit. Chicoine was named the grand pooba before his fifth year of school and brought back the Great Hobo Race by starting the Hobolympics.

Collegian continues 131-year-old legacy, tradition MAKENZIE HUBER Managing Editor Nigh upon 131 years ago, The Collegian became a staple organization at South Dakota State University. The first issue was published Jan. 31, 1885. Upon its founding, the newspaper was first called the College Sheaves. It was a monthly publication led by then Editor-in-Chief E.A. Anderson and published by the students of the Dakota Agricultural College. A three-month subscription to the paper was 25 cents and single copies could be purchased for 5 cents. The front page of the College Sheaves paper featured a salutatory stating, “The people of Dakota have favored us by establishing the Dakota Agricultural College for our benefit, we feel it our duty to do all in our power to help build it up and make it one of the leading colleges of the Northwest — consequently this paper. We know that we have quite a task to perform, as our school is young, small, and inexperienced in newspaper publishing; nevertheless we will endeavor to carry out our banner unfurled…” The rest of the first edition included an agricultural report for December

1884 stating that the average of corn per acre in the United States was 26 bushels; an article reporting on smut, a disease of wheat and an update on how the Dakota Agricultural College was moving along. It also included a Local Notes section including announcements such as: “This cold, windy weather makes it very inconvenient for students attending college,” “Quite a number of our students are absent on account of measles in their homes” and “Miss Eva Pool has been absent for a few days, being slightly indisposed. Miss Eva is a bright student and we miss her.” The Collegian has changed its publication name multiple times over its morethan-a-century span. The Sheaves later changed its name to the Dakota Collegian in April 1885. The name was changed again to the South Dakota Collegian by the beginning of the school year in 1891. By the summer of 1893, the name was changed to The Industrial Collegian, publishing twice a month and selected twice as the best allaround college paper in the North Central Press Association Conference. The newspaper changed again to the South Dakota Collegian in 1941, changed to the SDSU Collegian February of 1969 and

made its final name change in March of 1978 to what it’s now known as, The Collegian. A number of important events were covered under The Collegian throughout its history including when Sen. Ted Kennedy made a visit to campus during his 1968 presidential campaign, coverage of World War I when Hobo Day was canceled for the war effort and coverage of the very first Hobo Day celebration in 1912. The Collegian has received numerous awards for its coverage over campus, local, state and national topics. In 1975, The Collegian won a Pacemaker, a national award given by the Associated Collegiate Press. The Collegian was a nominated finalist for the Pacemaker again in 2007. The most recent Pacemaker recognition was a nomination for “Design of the Year Award” individual award to current Senior Visual Editor Katie Gebauer. She will attend the awards ceremony Oct. 22 to see if she won. The paper was given the Mark of Excellence award by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2007. Again that year, the South Dakota Newspaper Association gave The Collegian the 2007 Eagle Award for “Protecting the People’s

Right to Know” after the paper’s staff filed a lawsuit against the South Dakota Board of Regents. The Collegian sued the SDBOR after Robert T. “Tad” Perry, former executive director of the SDBOR, said members of the media were not allowed to attend open forums for the hiring of former SDSU President David Chicoine. Numerous other awards for individual news and feature stories, editorials and photographs have been awarded to Collegian staff members from the Society of Professional Journalists and other organizations. The Collegian has also won include the Golden Apple for outstanding education coverage in press, radio and TV, given out by the South Dakota Education Association. Today, The Collegian runs 12-14 pages and is free to students, faculty and community members. Online content is published each Wednesday at sdsucollegian. com. Staff members regularly enter the paper in national and regional college newspaper contests. The paper’s newsroom is in the Lower Level of the Student Union. The Briggs Library contains Collegian microfilm between 1885 and 2013.

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The College Sheaves was the very first newspaper publication name at South Dakota State. Since its first published issue in 1885, The Collegian has won multiple awards for its reporting and publication design.

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Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity re-installed at SDSU TAYLOR VOEGELE News Editor

IAN LACK • The Collegian

Alex Cooley, senior early childhood education major and student employee at Instructional Design Services, demonstrates how to use the Microsoft HoloLens seen here.

Microsoft prototype headsets bring new technology to SDSU classes IAN LACK Reporter South Dakota State has introduced the next step in educational technology: digital reality headsets. This is just the first appearance of a new technology trend on campus, said Shouhong Zhang, manager of Industrial Design Services (IDS) with SDSU Information Technology. IDS offers support to faculty and staff on how to use the newest software programs and technology to teach students in classes. IDS also tests new electronic devices on behalf of technology companies to improve usability. “I think there is a huge potential for teaching with these devices,” Zhang said. “This could be used to teach students in fields like the health sciences, agriculture and design.” In June, Microsoft offered two prototype headsets to IDS, called HoloLens, which use a combination of virtual and augmented technology to create mixed reality. The HoloLens is currently being tested by IDS and by two construction management classes as well as four architecture classes. The students in these classes are using these headsets to view 3-D models of various building structures and architectural designs to get a better, more immersive understanding of the subject. They also provide feedback about the HoloLens to IDS and Microsoft who use their responses to improve the technology for general consumers. Senior electrical engineering major

Tyler Russ was able to work with another digital reality headset, the HTC Vive, while he interned at Interstate Electrical Contractors Inc. during the summer. “Right now, this [virtual reality] is mostly being used in entertainment like video games. Sony just came out with PlayStation VR [Virtual Reality] and that might be able to create more hype for virtual reality,” Russ said. “I’d definitely advocate for using it on campus if we can get the cost of it down and we have a good reason to use it in classes.” When speaking about digital reality, there is a difference between virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), Zhang said. VR is an entirely immersive digital reality that replaces the real world and makes users feel as if they are in a completely digital place. AR expands the real world to include the digital world. AR is already affecting consumers’ lives with commercial use of the technology in apps like Pokémon Go and Snapchat. The HoloLens being tested by students and IDS allows users to interact with the real world and the digital world while still creating an immersive experience for the user. For a student using the device to study a new subject, that subject is put into three-dimensional terms in front of the viewer’s eyes. When a user puts the headset on, glass screens cover their eyes, similar to regular eyeglasses. The device projects images into this glass, which allows users to see the world around them and also the 3-D displays that fit into the space around them. In addition to visuals, sound is also

projected with the purpose of creating a more immersive experience. The HoloLens is able to track eye and hand movement and record speech to be interpreted as commands from the user. Some of the current features of HoloLens include creating and viewing 3D models, internet use, videogame use, Skype and other forms of communication. This technology has been around for decades and was first used by the U.S. military to train pilots in flight simulators, according to computer-science professor Sung Shin. Digital reality could potentially be used by everyday consumers within the next couple of years. Earlier this month, Oct. 3 to Oct. 6, IDS hosted the 11th annual Technology and Innovation Expo in its faculty lab in Pugsley. They introduced the latest technology to university instructors and the general public. The expo included many speakers who presented new AR apps, virtual mediums for teaching and the HoloLens and other digital reality headsets like Samsung’s Oculus Rift. Zhang presented technologies at the expo and said he hopes to one day be able to provide more digital reality headsets like the HoloLens to students on SDSU’s campus. “The HoloLens is able to show the users things that books and video cannot,” Zhang said. “Instead of looking down at a book for a picture of something or watching a video, we are able to look at it all around us and for things like the human body, that would be a big use for students.”

The Lambda Theta Colony of Lambda Chi Alpha were re-installed as an official chapter at South Dakota State University. The charter banquet was held Oct. 15, in the Hobo Day Gallery of The Union. “The fraternity used to be a chapter on campus until 2005. I believe it was taken away by poor actions,” said Secretary of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Ben Halbkat. The fraternity returned to South Dakota State University as a colony in 2013. Once a new colony is established, the men in that colony must work to meet specific standards to become a chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha. Specifically, the colony had to meet a total of 15 standards before it could apply to become a charter once again. The standards included three letters of favorable endorsement, monthly progress reports, an installation fund, house inspection, standards for chapter excellence, being in operation for one year and more. The members of the fraternity worked on the standard requirements for three semesters and completed them last academic year. Halbkat said recruitment or membership was one of the harder aspects for the fraternity to overcome. The fraternity needed at least 38 members to apply for the charter. According to the Greek Council records at SDSU, Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity is one of the largest men’s general fraternities in North America. Lambda Chi Alpha first became a chapter at SDSU in 1968. The fraternity’s mission is to inspire the highest level of character, values, scholarship and service to all members. It also serves to complement higher education while providing opportunities for academic achievement, leadership development and lifelong friendships. According to a press release from John Halbkat, alumni adviser for the fraternity, there are more than 275,000 initiated members and it has held chapters at more than 300 universities. The headquarters for the fraternity is located in Indianapolis. The press release also mentioned that in the early 1970s, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity was the first fraternity to eliminate pledging and remains a leader in combating hazing, alcohol abuse and other challenges college students face. “We will be officially recognized by our headquarter and be able to go out and do what the other fraternities are able to do instead of focusing on reestablishing the colony,” Ben Halbkat said.


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October 19, 2016

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Weiwei Zhang

BRIANNA SCHREURS Reporter Editor’s note: The “Five minutes with” series focuses on a different person on campus. The interviewer spends five minutes speaking with a person each week to learn about them, their specialty or something they are passionate about. Weiwei Zhang is a professor of sociology at South Dakota State University. Zhang is a state demographer and director of the state data center. She spoke on racial disparities in access to educational opportunities in South Dakota at the 28th annual Consider the Century event.

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE 2016 ELECTION IN SOUTH DAKOTA Q: You were one of the speakers at Consider the Century, how did you become involved? A: I was contacted by Doctor [Mary] Emery, the head of the department. I’m from the department of Sociology. She worked with the program organizer, Richie [Meyers]. And then I was working with some of my collaborators on the K-12 education research. She thought it was a good fit. Q: Did your research directly correlate with Native Americans? A: I’m a state demographer. What I work with is a lot of population statistics. Native Americans are 8 percent of the state population and the kids’ population is even higher. Around 13 percent of the kids’ population under 18. Inevitably I will look to the Native American population. Right now, my research is not directly correlated with Native Americans. Actually, it’s my second year in South Dakota. I just graduated from Brown University in 2014 and I came here to work. To be honest with you, I haven’t really worked on any Native American research until I came here. I’m really learning.

Q: Are you finding anything that stands out? A: I’m actually quite surprised by some of the findings, especially when you’re comparing many indicators, like housing and educational attainment. Today I just presented the education statistics which looked at the different school’s different races attended. Like Pine Ridge and Rosebud, when I first looked at their poverty rates I was very surprised, they are probably the highest in the country. They need a lot of investment and development. That’s probably not surprising to a lot of people around here.

Q: Do you think that Consider the Century is important for students to attend? A: I think it is. The students should know the differences here in the state and the issues of the Native American population. It’s very important, not only for the Native American students but also for the students here in general. Because you should know, it’s in your community and in your cohort. But not only to know the trend and facts and also know who are the people who went to the classroom with you. It’s a good program and brings up interesting debate and discussion.

SDSU remembers freshman Zach Buche STAFF REPORTS The campus community mourns the death of freshman economics major, Zach Buche. He died Oct. 17, and it was reported as an unattended death. Buche was from Mitchell, South Dakota. The visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mitchell Wesleyan Church, and the prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at Mitchell Wesleyan, with the funeral following at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to go to Counseling Services for support. Appointments can be arranged by calling (605) 688-4157, and employees can reach out to the Employee Assistance Program.

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Student organizations leave individual legacies on campus


Homecoming at South Dakota State symbolizes a time when the school comes together to celebrate exactly who the Jackrabbits are. Through the years, SDSU’s identity and the roots of the school are kept timeless through the annual traditions carried on by students. To help strengthen these traditions, campus organizations lend a hand to SDSU’s celebration and mission to help promote school spirit.

A voice for the students Through the years, Students’ Association has worked to become the voice of students. SA works with students to represent the entire student body in policy decisions, fee

placement decisions and in conversations with SDSU and State administration. “Being able to add that anecdotal student voice helps make their needs understood why they are [the way that they are],” Helms said. “We really help to advocate for not only [our] students but students across the state.” A major role of SA is distributing the General Activity Fee, the fee tacked onto every credit hour students take. Aside from monetary choices, SA also plays a role in helping students integrate into the university and seeing their graduation through. “I think the heart of what SDSU is being involved on the spirit of this campus. I think they help students find ways to connect and it’s important to have clubs

and organizations have students find their own ways to connect to campus and alumni,” Helms said. “It helps make SDSU a home away from home.” And what’s home without a homecoming? SA helps activate and stimulate clubs that are at the heart of Hobo Day traditions. This includes allocating funds to the groups or helping plan and execute Hobo Day traditions that require university approval. “As far as Hobo Day goes, I think we enable the Hobo Day Committee to do what they do … I think we’re incredibly proud of them,” Helms said. “They truly are an incredible organization with the 17-member committee that they have.” Ultimately, SA aims to be a unifying voice for university stu-

dents and help cultivate a more positive environment for future Jackrabbits. “As students represent SA, I think students should be proud of SA as it helps solidify SDSU’s image and helps us grow as a university,” Helms said.

Hobo Day traditions carried on by Greek Life All students are encouraged to participate in annual Hobo Day festivities, but some Greek Life chapters celebrate homecoming in their own, customized way. Bum-A-Meal is a Hobo Day tradition where students dress up as hobos and go to a home and eat a meal. However, FarmHouse fraternity hosts their own BumA-Meal event at their chapter house, exclusive to Greek Life

members. They do this to celebrate Hobo Day amongst the Greek Life community, said FarmHouse President Trevor Hansen. “Everyone from Greek Life is invited and FarmHouse provides everything but the eating utensils,” Hansen said. “Everyone dresses as hobos, hangs out [and] catches up with each other during this busy week.” Not just FarmHouse, but all other Greek Life chapters at SDSU, make an effort to participate in other Hobo Day traditions, such as Rally at the Rails, the Hobo Day Parade and the Mr and Ms Homelycoming Pageant. “Greek Life has always been a part of Hobo Day and the week-long celebration that leads up to it,” Hansen said.


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Issue: The Collegian published a poll on Facebook this weekend: Is “Hobo” Offensive? Many readers expressed concern over the purpose of the poll and story. Is the use of “hobo” in Hobo Day offensive to homeless people? More than 270 people responded in a 48-hour period with their opinions to the poll question. And many of them were concerned about the purpose of the poll and the story to go along with it. We, at The Collegian, are investigating all sides and opinions on a topic that has been brought up to many of our staff members in recent years. This is an important issue worthy of discussion because a growing number of people from outside of South Dakota associate hobo with homelessness. This means South Dakota State and Hobo Day will be scrutinized on a national level as the campus grows in prominence and it will be more prevalent because more students are coming from a diverse background. We, at The Collegian, respect the 104-year-old tradition. We love to get all hobo-y and attend the week’s events like Bum-AMeal, Cavorts and the parade. This week’s edition is devoted to Hobo Day. We love the festivities just as much as anyone else. But this was a topic we had to address because it’s been a small, yet consistent, thing being brought to our attention over the years — and it’s growing. We wouldn’t be journalists if we didn’t eventually address it.

Not everyone understands hobo as a vagabond or a wanderer. A lot of people, especially from out of state, connect hobo with the homeless. Homelessness is a real issue in these larger communities and is much more visible than in South Dakota. More than half-a-million people are homeless in the United States on any given night and cities like New York and Los Angeles have some of the largest numbers of homeless people, according to a 2015 report from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The definition of hobo has to be explained to many incoming students or people from outside of South Dakota to understand the true use of the word in the Hobo Day celebration. A majority of the people who have questioned the use of hobo and homelessness are from cities and regions outside of the Midwest. Many of the things in South Dakota aren’t the norm in other places, so students who come to SDSU from different regions, cities or countries have to learn a new definition of hobo than what they were accustomed to. And it’s not just students who have questioned the use of hobo. The Hobo Day Committee has been approached in the past about it, and other places in the United States have faced opposition to similar events. A high school in West Virginia was criticized in 2015 for having a

hobo dress up day for its homecoming celebration. Challenges to the use of hobo relate it to the inclusive mission of SDSU as well. People who associate hobo with homelessness see it going against the university’s mission, instead of seeing it as a vagabond and a wanderer. This type of situation is just going to continue rising to the surface in the coming years, and probably more often based on the society we live in today. People are now looking at SDSU on a national level (because we’re awesome). So even though students are taught how hobo is used at SDSU, other people from different cities, regions, societies and cultures may not understand it in the same way. Society is changing, and even though we love our traditions, there are going to be people who will challenge this tradition no matter what. The fact that there were more than 270 responses to this poll shows just how important Hobo Day is to the people of SDSU. Hobo Day is an essential part of being a student at South Dakota State University. This tradition has been going on for 104 years and will continue far beyond that. As members of the SDSU community, it is essential for us to see the different views surrounding this issue.

“What are you looking forward to most on Hobo Day?”

“Watching the game and playing ... in The Pride too.”

Hannah Becker

Nutrition & Dietetics Freshman

“The half-time show in the Color Guard ... I get so pumped up looking at the crowd watching us!”

Cherise Hartmann


Pre-Nursing Sophomore

We asked a question about a topic people have voiced concerns over in the last few years. The Collegian staff meets weekly and agrees on the issue of the editorial. The editorial represents the opinion of The Collegian.

Columnist advises on how to improve recycling at SDSU JENNIFER MCLAUGHLIN Guest Columnist What do you get when you put SDSU’s Sustainability Specialist, the campus Energy Conservation Engineer and a go-getter student in the midst of 35 bags of trash and recycling? You may remember seeing this Tyvek-clad trio last month on the west side of The Union. Although the scene was a little “trashy,” there was a method to the madness. We were conducting SDSU’s first large-scale waste audit, a dumpster-diving event that helps the university better understand how well people recycle on campus. The process was fairly simple. We gathered bags of trash and recycling from across campus and weighed the bags. We then calculated our current recycling rate [weight of recycling/(weight of trash + weight of recycling)], which was around 15 percent. Next, we opened the recycling bags and pulled out all the trash. We calculated the contamination rate or how much trash was in the recy-

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cling bins. The campus contamination rate was around 40 percent, meaning 40 percent of what was in the recycling bins was actually trash. While some may wonder why this is an issue, trash mixed with recycling causes the recycling to go to the landfill instead of to the recycling center. Finally, the trash bags were opened and all recyclables were added to the recycling pile. The amount of both trash and recycling was weighed to give the potential recycling rate for campus. If all recyclable items were placed in the recycling bins and all trash items were placed in the trash bins, SDSU’s recycling rate could be nearly 40 percent. In offices and hallways, the recycling rate could reach 50 percent. SDSU is doing well with recycling, but improvements can be made on decreasing the contamination rate and increasing the amount that is recycled. Think of how much SDSU could keep out of the landfill if we more than doubled our recycling rate. How can we do that? The great news is that this should be easy to do by

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taking three simple steps. 1. Learn what can be recycled. In general, four broad categories can be recycled on our campus — glass bottles & jars, paper, cans and plastic. Be sure to empty all recyclables of standing liquid and chunks of food. While digging through the recycling, we found many wrappers and paper pop cups which are not recyclable. On the other hand, some common items that were found in the trash bins that can actually be recycled were: paper bags, coffee sleeves, plastic cups from Einstein’s/Java City/Starbucks, plastic bottles, cans and paper. More details can be found at 2. Know where recycling bins are located and utilize them. In academic buildings, blue lidded recycling bins are found in hallways and near vending machines. If you have a recyclable item in your office, please take it out to the nearest blue bin or designate an old cardboard box as your personal recycling bin. When picking

up recycling outside, it’s easy to carry the item to your destination where you can recycle it properly. The Union has blue and green lidded recycling bins upstairs and in the Market area. Finally, in the new residential halls recycling stations are located on each floor with signs above the bins on what can be recycled. For all halls, green dumpsters are located outside. Use an old cardboard box in your room to collect recycling then empty the bin when you take out your trash! 3. Be a green hero. Every little bit helps. Know that every item you recycle correctly helps campus increase its recycling rate. Your dedicated efforts will also encourage others to take action furthering the positive impact. I’m excited to work on recycling efforts for campus and look forward to increasing our campus’ recycling rate with my fellow Jackrabbits. Jennifer McLaughlin is the Sustainability Specialist at SDSU and can be reached at

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“I’m in The Pride, so playing in the parade and at half-time during the game.”

Heidi Becker

Wildlife & Fisheries Junior

“I would say the parade. I’m a freshman and part of the Brookings community, so first seeing the parade and now being part of it is really cool.”

Alexis Dooley

Pre-Nursing Freshman

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The Collegian • Opinion

“The Accountant:” an intriguing story of murder, numbers Movie night with Ian


GRADE: B Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. “Do you like puzzles?” The characters in “The Accountant” ask each other this question multiple times throughout the course of the movie, always posed right before an interesting plot turn or an important character detail is revealed. Eventually, I came to realize this entire film was just one elaborate jigsaw puzzle — a jigsaw puzzle that’s surprisingly entertaining while you’re piecing it together, but one you easily forget about after you’ve assembled it. Overall, “The Accountant” is a B-level action thriller, full of complex characters, decent action se-

quences and intriguing conversations about moral dilemmas. But it’s an action thriller that doesn’t propel the genre forward and one you’ll likely forget about after it’s assembled in front of you. The film centers around an accountant named Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) who is, to put it mildly, a criminal psychologist’s dream patient. He’s the type of guy who owns exactly one set of kitchen silverware, but an arsenal of guns, knives, explosives and other dangerous toys. In the first scene of the film, we are introduced to the lead character as a child when Wolff is diagnosed with a form of high-functioning autism. This is presented as a problem for his parents. But his military father ultimately sees the autism in his child as an asset rather than a hindrance to military combat training. Wolff and his younger brother are put through exhausting and often torturous combat training

by professionals until Wolff becomes a man who’s able to shoot a cantaloupe from a mile away and take out a team of special ops men in under five minutes. He’s employed by a secret network that sends him to work tracking stolen money for criminals — drug cartels, arms dealers and other nefarious organizations. As a break from routine in his less-than-legal second job, he’s given a new, seemingly much safer assignment investigating the financial shortcomings of a stateof-the-art robotics company about to go under. Of course, this new job is far more dangerous than he first thinks and things go haywire, especially after old ghosts return to visit. One of these is a Treasury agent, Ray King (J.K. Simmons), who blackmails an aspiring analyst in the Treasury Department, Marybeth Medina (Cynthia Addai-Robinson), to help him find Wolff. There’s also Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick), who works in

the accounting department of the robotics company Wolff investigates. The character largely serves as a potential love interest for Affleck’s character and Cummings draws the accountant out of his shell over the course of the film. All performances given in the film are OK, but Affleck’s performance as the autistic accountant really stands out. However, there were several times I called into question the ethics of allowing Affleck to play someone with the developmental disorder. Supposedly the character has difficulty with eye contact because of the disability. In the theater of the screening I attended, a woman behind me whispered to the man with her, “For a guy who’s not supposed to have much eye contact with other people, he’s definitely doing a lot of it.” The action sequences in the film are fairly standard for a Hollywood production. Some of the camera work hindered the view of the hand-to-hand combat, but overall, the scenes were engaging

until the bloody end. The film’s theme focuses on the choices characters make and especially those made in the past. This is why much of narrative of the film seems to split focus between what happened in the past and what is happening in the present. At times, the past seemed more interesting and I was captivated to see how Wolff was raised. But for me, there was equal interest in how Wolff ’s past would force him to make the next move in this jigsaw puzzle of a film. Is “The Accountant” a necessary theater viewing? No. But for fans of the suspense/ thriller genre, Ben Affleck and, yes, even accounting, this film is something you might want to check out in a multiplex. Before deciding to watch, just ask yourself: “Do you like puzzles?” Ian Lack is an advertising major at SDSU and can be reached at ian.

We’re part of a living legacy

Sorry, everyone: Clinton is winning



I’ve been hearing about South Dakota State’s Hobo Day since I was a toddler. Although I grew up five hours away from Brookings, my family still supported the Jackrabbits, and I remember seeing clips of the Hobo Day parade and football game on our TV screen. At that time, college seemed far off, and I always wondered what it’d be like to be a part of SDSU, especially during Hobo week. Now I know. People live and breathe the Hobo Day traditions during this week. I honestly can’t express how much fun it is to be part of a school that shows so much spirit. And it’s not just SDSU. The Brookings community is supportive beyond belief of Hobo Week traditions. Gas stations and restaurants express their support for the Jacks on all their signs and windows. The decks and front yards of the residential community are decked out with SDSU flags and Jackrabbit gear. All of this is part of the blue and yellow sea. But that’s not even the beginning. On campus, there’s a hype at all hours of the day. Most kids haven’t slept for a couple

days, but they’re not complaining because it’s Hobo Week after all. The Union is constantly buzzing — trying to get homework done there is impossible. But let’s be honest, homework definitely takes a backseat during this week. Luckily, most professors understand this and try to let the students enjoy the week. Most students will only get to experience Hobo Week four times. Therefore, we need to participate in it as much as we can. We need to dive into the whole experience and engulf ourselves in it. That’s what I plan on doing. It’s the one week out of the whole year that gives you a reason to dress like a hobo and not shave — that’s reason enough to celebrate. We are part of a living legacy. I’ll be able to tell my kids some wild stories about Hobo Week and they’ll wonder what it’s actually like, just like I once did. Hopefully someday, they’ll get to experience it. Because in my case, that little toddler who once wondered what Hobo Week was like now has her answer. I couldn’t be any happier. Rachel Astleford is a nutrition and dietetics major at SDSU and can be reached at

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Recent polls have been mixed, but mostly between polls that are just OK for Hillary Clinton and polls that are overwhelmingly good for Hillary Clinton. Clinton now leads Donald Trump in national polling averages by about seven points, with every recent live interview poll showing her up by between four and 12 points according to Politico. These aren’t even among the most optimistic for her. She maintains solid leads in states that would put her well over the 270 electoral votes necessary to win, and she seems to have taken the lead in the swing states she didn’t really need (those being Florida and Nevada). With the election under a month away, there’s still time for the race to tighten somewhat. But we’re getting to the point where, for Trump to win, he needs either an earth-shattering Clinton scandal to flip the campaign or perhaps just an enormous failure in predictive polling. There were bigger discrepancies during the various models at earlier points in the race—mostly about whether Clinton should be viewed as a close favorite opposed to “the Donald,”

or as a solid winner. But now they’re all basically saying the same thing, probably due to a certain released audiotape, or a couple dozen sexual assault allegations. Now, the polling averages are not infallible. They have frequently been incorrect in predicting the final outcome by a couple points. For instance, the polls low-balled Barack Obama’s margin of victory by some points back 2012, and tended to underestimate the GOP’s chances in 2014. The polls could be wrong, but at this point, Clinton is seemingly winning by enough that a Trump victory would mean an enormous error with the polling process. Also, keep in mind that Trump’s ground game and turnout operation are reputed to be dreadful. Trump’s best hope, then, is that some truly major, unpredictable news event scrambles the race in the final stretch. Because the way things are looking now, his name will not be synonymous with winning for much longer. Benjamin Hummel is an English and speech & communications major at SDSU and can be reached at benjamin.hummel@


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a student’s guide to bumming it up

How to build a bindle: 1. Gather belongings and find a worthy bindle stick

Make sure the stick is not rotten or hollow inside. And most importantly, make sure it is an SDSU stick. “I get all my sticks from the Frisbee Golf course area. There’s a little tree shelterbelt over there,” Ben Carper, security coordinator, said. “I got my very first bindle stick, this is my second one, I got my very first one over by the campanile.”

2. Find a square piece of cloth

A bandana can also work nicely for this, but Carper recommends a cloth that is at least two lengths of your forearm so that it can hold everything you want. “My rule of thumb is the bindle that the statue of Weary Will carries,” Carper said. “I try and base mine on that.”

3. Place all desired belongings on tops of the cloth

Make sure to nicely fold articles of clothing and place items that you don’t want to be squished on top. Carper suggests putting the clothes at the bottom of the bindle cloth to provide good base support. Place your food in a handkerchief. “An organized hobo is definitely a happy hobo,” Carper said. BAILEY HILL• The Collegian

SELENA YAKABE Lifestyles Editor Hobo fashion is no joke. The weirder you dress, the better it is. Jeanette Klein, a.k.a. ‘Nifty Nette,’ Hobolympics coordinator, always dons a floppy felt hat. For Samantha Kinder, a.k.a. ‘Campfire Carrie,’ dignitaries coordinator, her identifying article of clothing is a flower that matches Dirty Lil’s. Ben Carper, a.k.a. ‘Barefoot Benji’, security coordinator, has a signature shoeless foot. For the everyday hobo, Kinder recommends skirts because they allow her to “dance and jump around.” But bandanas, jackets and gloves are also staple wardrobe pieces. Klein and Kinder suggest going to

Goodwill, Wal-Mart or any store’s clearance racks to find articles of clothing. Kinder said as a hobo “you wear the clothes that you can find.” Buying clothes that aren’t the best quality means there is no guilt when all but destroying them. “I take normal clothes that I have and don’t wear and rip holes, sew patches, to make them look worn,” Klein said. The most important thing, Kinder said, is to be comfortable and confident in the outfit you choose. For Carper, this means wearing one shoe. “I choose to be barefoot,” Carper said. “Part of it is I really enjoy the freedom of it. I like to walk around barefoot and feeling what it’s like.” Klein and Kinder also encourage students to dress like hobos all week, not just on Hobo Day.

4. Tie two opposite corners together over the contents in a tight, double knot. 5. Tie the other two opposite corners once, then loop the ends over the stick 6. Tie the bindle cloth in a tight, double knot over the stick. 7. “Customize it out”

Add hobo pins, pieces of cloth or anything else you so desire to define your hobo identity. “A moniker is your hobo name, so Barefoot Benji is my moniker, and the one shoe on the bindle sack also represents me as my character self,” Carper said. “It adds to the whole theme of hoboness. Being a hobo is kind of going your own way in a direction that you want to follow.”

Components of a good Hobo Day/Week outfit: 1. Dirt

No, it doesn’t have to be real dirt. “You can use eyeshadow,” Kinder said. “I use the dark stuff I never actually wear on my eyes.”

2. Patches and holes

This helps make the clothing look worn and rugged. To add some authenticity to your outfit, try sewing on the patches yourself. Even if you’re not very handy with a needle and thread, don’t worry — it just adds character.

3. Bandanas or hats


If you can’t get your hands on either one of these, there’s no need to worry. A strip of fabric can be used instead as a headband. “It’s super nice to have a good hat to sleep under at night to cover your face up,” Carper said.

4. Buttons

Any good SDSU hobo has buttons, it’s just common sense.

5. Gloves

They not only keep your hands warm, but also protect them from hot fire coals and candle flames, according to seasoned hobo Carter.

6. Bindle

For the newly discovered hobo, a bindle is a stick with a cloth on the end containing a hobo’s belongings. A good bindle includes items such as food, an extra sweater, socks, knife, whistle, shoes, items to sew with, etc.

7. Layers

“I definitely recommend layers because then you can have a coat for a blanket vest or a pillow if you need it,” Carper said. With layers, the SDSU hobo can mix and match different colors or patterns that don’t match to add their own unique

personality to the outfit, and it’s OK because it’s Hobo Day, said Jeanette Klein, Hobolympics coordinator.

8. Authenticity

“I try to be as authentic as possible,” Carper said. “What that means is having a spoon on my outfit that I eat with every day, a pot, a bindle stick that actually has socks in it. All the patches on my outfit I sew myself and there is a real hole there. I try to make my outfit as authentic and useful as possible.”

8. Shoes or no shoes, either way

Foot protection can be nice, but not necessary, especially when there is nicer weather. “Cutting out the front is always a good idea, or go the one shoe route,” Carper said. “Get your laces loose, let ‘em drag on the ground a little and if you’re worried about going barefoot put an extra pair of shoes in your bindle.”

Plenty to do outside in less than perfect weather MARK SANDQUIST Reporter

It’s getting to be that time again. Time to put away the t-shirts, sunblock and flip flops in exchange for sweatshirts and jackets. Freezing temperatures are right around the corner, but the fall season can bring beautiful weather to this part of the country. Sophomore Macy Murren said this is one of her favorite times of the year. “Fall can be great weather, and there are lots of fun activities to enjoy outdoors,” Murren said. Although South Dakota’s popular pheasant hunting season opened this past weekend, and other hunting opportunities exist as the fall progresses, there are plenty of other ways to get outside and pass the time. Regardless of the activity, though, the weather won’t always be perfect. As we dive deeper into fall, there are a few things we know for sure. Will it be cold? Yep. Will it be windy? You betcha. Come on, we live in South Dakota. One minute the weather will be nice, the next, it might be downright brutal. It can sometimes be a daily battle against the weather, but living in the Upper Midwest, we have learned to adapt to cold temperatures and make the most out of this time of year. Fall can be one of the best times to get outside for a hike, whether it’s just a walk around Brookings or a trek outside of city limits. Spending time away from the house and connecting with nature is important, and exploring the natural world around us can be very rewarding. When the weather cools, there’s no need to give up on outdoor sporting activities for the year. Getting outside to play a game of football, a round of disc golf or riding a bike can be just what you need to take a break from studying and improve your focus. Additionally, as we near the end of October, Halloween is only a short time away. There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday than by visiting a corn maze or stopping at a pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin to carve. Sanderson Gardens, which is just east of Brookings along Highway 14, has a great pumpkin patch open to the public. Caitlin Oeltjenbruns, sophomore agriculture education major, explains why fall is her favorite time of the year. “I really enjoy carving pumpkins,” Oeltjenbruns said. “It’s a great way to show my creative side, and eating the cooked seeds are an added bonus.”

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>> GETTING OUTSIDE Continued from A7 Another option to spending time on frozen water is ice fishing, which is a favorite activity among many SDSU students. You don’t have to travel far to experience good fishing, as there are ponds within Brookings that provide excellent opportunities for a quick ice fishing outing. “Ice fishing gives me a time away from school to relax, and it’s a great way to go out and try a different style of fishing,” Murren said. As the temperatures drop, don’t count snow out of the forecast. According to the National Weather Service, Sioux Falls received more than 11 inches of snow over a two-day period during the end of October in 1991, and measurable amounts of snow have been recorded much earlier other years. If snow is in the forecast, get outside and build a snowman. Have a snowball fight with some friends or break out the cross country skis and head to a local trail. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the snow, right? In order to maximize your time outdoors when it’s cold, warm clothing is

needed. First and foremost, start with an insulating base layer before sweatshirts and jackets. These base layers are comfortable, breathable and warm enough to help maintain body heat and keep you outside longer. A good pair of mittens or gloves are a must during the upcoming months so your fingers don’t go numb. Also, wearing wool socks paired with insulated boots will keep your feet from turning into blocks of ice. “Although the fall has much cooler temperatures, it’s still warm enough to do outdoor activities,” Oeltjenbruns said. “I like that I can wear my UGG boots without freezing my feet.” After a long day out in the cold, a nice warm beverage is essential. It’s definitely something to look forward to after a day in the elements. “Nothing beats drinking minty hot chocolate or a cup of coffee after spending time in the cold,” Murren said. Although hot, sun-filled days are gone until next summer, the time we spend outdoors doesn’t have to be. There’s still plenty of activities out there, so get outside, dress warm and enjoy the fall weather. A8



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Food for the Foodie: Bum Stew Ingredients: • • • • • • • •

1 to 1 1/2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies (or Rotel) 16 oz. package frozen mixed vegetables 6-8 potatoes peeled and diced 1 small onion diced 6 beef bouillon cubes 8 cups water salt and pepper to taste


1. Brown meat on stove top and drain grease. 2. Combine all ingredients, heat on low for about an hour. 3. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also use fresh ingredients if you have them! Recipe retrieved from . The graphic above is taken from an archived issue of The Collegian. Tune in to The Collegian’s snapchat, @sdsucollegian, at 5 p.m. Thursday to watch Collegianites test out this Hobo Stew.

Jack’s Weekly

Horoscopes Aries

There might be obstacles you have to jump through in order to get to the biggest carrot in the patch, Jackrabbit. But don’t fret. With lightning fast speed and the ability to hop a mile high, you’re up to the task.


There may be trouble in the rabbit den this week. Firm decisions and immediate actions will be necessary to remedy the situation. There is no such thing as middle ground when it comes to the issue of who’s carrots are who’s.


Tensions might grow this week. Your instincts may be driving you to hop away as quickly as possible. Instead of running, try mixing up your routine, Jackrabbit. Go after a rutabaga instead of a carrot.


Carrots may seem like the most important thing in the world right now, Jackrabbit, but your words probably take the cake this week. So much so that a friendship with a fellow Jackrabbit is on the line. Tread carefully.


Though you are happy being a social butterfly, Jackrabbit, you may be yearning for less superficial interactions. This is the week to start. Dig a little deeper in the dirt to plant carrot seeds — it will lead to better carrots.


You may be tempted to jump over the thistles to get to a prized cabbage patch, but it’s a risk that likely will not pay off. Clear your head and weigh the pros and cons. Sometimes there are cabbages that are more within reach.


You may have dreams of becoming independent and growing your own vegetables. Though it is getting colder out, it is still the perfect time to begin plans in preparation for next year’s growing season.


You are one angry Jackrabbit this week. You are no force to be reckoned with. Once you are hopping down your set path, there is no stopping you. But try to be understanding of those who may see a different path for you.


A situation may arise this week that requires a little more tender love and care. Avoid getting angry and throwing down the shovel, Jackrabbit. A little extra effort can get your cabbages growing beautifully again.


Romance between you and another Jackrabbit may be hopping this week. But you may feel restless and somewhat emotional for no particular reason. Everyone has their moments. So relax and drink some carrot juice.


Your feelings for a fellow Jackrabbit may be reaching peak levels lately, so you might want to be irrational and hop without looking. Just remember not to miss something and end up looking like a silly rabbit.


Don’t be head strong this week. Leading with your ears can blind you from what’s really important. Take a step back and address the issues at hand. Handing over a peace offering of carrot juice is also recommended.


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The Collegian • Hobo

SDSU community continues Hobo Day pride despite politically-correct arguments

Hobo noun | ho·bo |

: a person who has no place to live, no money & who travels to many different places : migratory worker : a homeless & usually penniless vagabond

represent homeless people,” Williams said. If people really were hobos, they wouldn’t have the means to eat or live adequately and so no one would really want to be a hobo, Williams said. Williams said even with the discussion about Hobo Day, she still participates in many of the Hobo Day celebrations and purchases a pin every year to partake in the tradition. Although the origin of the word “hobo” is debated, it is generally understood to have come from the term “hoe-boy,” according to a 2014 Washington Post article. According to Pennsylvania State University history professor Todd DePastino, “hoe-boy” was a term that came about in the late 19th century, meaning a young man who traveled across the country searching for work in the agricultural section of the American West. A hoe was commonly used in their work. Hobo Day events such as Rally at the Rails point to this historical sense of traveling. When the Great Depression began in 1929, the visibility of these hobos increased, according to the Wessels Living History Farm’s records. Hobos traveled the country, hitching a ride on railroads and looking for work when the railroads stopped at a new location. When complaints against Hobo Day are made, they are typically on social media from people outside the community who do not realize this history or that the committee volunteers for Brookings Habitat for Humanity, Chicoine said. The committee attempts to explain the description of what they say a hobo is, emphasizing the traveling nature of hobos. Sam Smith, instructor and lab

Homeless noun | home·less |

Is the use of “hobo” in Hobo Day offensive to homeless people? 85%

11% No Yes I don’t know/don’t care

It has nothing to do with the homeless. It is about a celebration of people riding the rails in the early 20th Century, marching to the beat of their own drums, just as we, as SDSU students, choose our own path.

Though a few of my friends always say hobos are homeless and travel by choice and they aren’t the same as other homeless people. I still feel that most others who don’t really know the difference think we are making fun of homeless people. I don’t think SDSU has done enough to state the difference between travelers of choice and those who have no choice.

A hobo isn’t a homeless person ... if anything, the term “bum” is offensive.

I’m not really sure if its offensive to the homeless population, I’ve never asked them. I do think we have an opportunity to use Hobo Day to fundraise for the homeless and hungry in our area, though, and make a positive thing of it.

The Collegian published a Facebook poll open to South Dakota State students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university. The poll was open between Saturday, Oct. 15 and Monday, Oct. 17. The poll received 271 responses.

coordinator of the non-majors biology series, said these traditions are out-of-date and insensitive to the community’s homeless populations. “Coming here, my instinctual reaction was that it was a strange thing to see people dressing up as people of a lower socioeconomic class and then reveling in it,” Smith said. “I understand that this is a tradition, and I am sensitive to that, but I don’t think it’s great optics when we buy secondhand clothing to dress up in whereas homeless people depend on handouts and this clothing for survival.”

: having no place to live : having no home or permanent place of residence Definitions taken from Merriam-Webster Dictionary


Across the country, people have begun to reexamine old symbols, traditions and celebrations in a new mindset while raising concerns about inclusion and diversity. Over the years, SDSU has also taken steps to expand diversity with a Multicultural Center, diversity-focused events and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community. In his inauguration as president of the university, Barry Dunn pledged to make SDSU “a place where an imagination can be the foundation of a future — regardless of ethnicity, race, belief system or station in life.” Some within the campus community and outside have voiced complaints to the Hobo Day Committee, saying the Hobo Day homecoming tradition does not fall in line with this inclusion. These arguments are centralized on the belief that Hobo Day makes light of homeless populations within the community and when participants in the celebration dress as hobos, they are appropriating a way of life that is not desired by homeless people. Corey Chicoine, 2016 Hobo Day Committee grand pooba, doesn’t see it that way. “It has a really rich history and tradition that brings everyone together,” Chicoine said. “This day isn’t at all about homeless people — we focus on ‘the hobo.’ We celebrate the wandering and that sense of adventure that’s tied to the history of hobos.” Today, SDSU is the only university in the country that celebrates Hobo Day as a homecoming tradition. The tradition began in 1912 after the university admin-

istration called for a change from the college’s previous homecoming tradition, the “Nightshirt Parade.” Raymond Adams Dutcher, a graduate of the University of Missouri, stepped forward and recommended the university adopt Hobo Day for its homecoming tradition after seeing the theme attempted at UM for their homecoming traditions. The celebration was considered a success. According to the 1914 Jackrabbit Yearbook, “The campus was transformed into a hobo camp. There were ‘bos’ slim, fat, tall and short, and Indians from many tribes.” Over time, dressing up as Native Americans became obsolete, but other traditions remained. Students dress in pins and secondhand clothing. Men grow beards as part of One-Month Club. Hobolympics, Bum-a-Meal and driving the Bummobile are among other significant celebratory practices. Junior computer science major Chris Tudehope said he would describe Hobo Day as a gray area. “The difference between hobo and homeless isn’t as well-defined for people. I think there are a lot of similarities between the two,” Tudehope said. “But I think the intent is that hobos are more about traveling and wandering.” Kas Williams, program adviser of African American Programs and Black Student Alliance, said that when she leads tours for new students across campus, she often gets questions such as, “Why do you celebrate homeless people?” when introducing them to the Weary Wil and Dirty Lil statues on the north side of The Union. “This is a tradition that has been built for years, and I think that the understanding of the word ‘hobo’ has changed more to

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Derek DeBates is an SDSU alumnus and volunteer coordinator for the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House in Sioux Falls. The non-profit organization offers shelter for the homeless as well as vulnerable men and women. “I don’t see a lot of our clients wearing anything like that, like ripped jeans or raggedy-type clothes like the clothes worn for Hobo Day,” DeBates said. “I think the word hobo is outdated but with the tradition at SDSU, I think it’s fine to keep it as Hobo Day.”

Bum noun | bum |

: one who sponges off others & avoids work : one who performs a function poorly : one whose time is devoted to a recreational activity : vagrant, tramp

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Library moves to save hobo memories MAKENZIE HUBER Managing Editor

LEXIE PRIEST• The Collegian

Samantha Kinder, dignitaries coordinator for the Hobo Day Committee, throws out Frisbees during the student picnic and Frisbee throw Sep. 28, 2016. The Hobo Day Committee attends events on campus to promote SDSU’s homecoming.

Hobo Day Commitee leaving own legacy LAURA BUTTERBRODT Reporter A core group of 17 students plan the 104-year tradition of the biggest oneday event in the Dakotas and the week of events leading up to it. The Hobo Day Committee has been working all year to ensure Hobo Week runs smoothly and gets students and community members excited about SDSU’s homecoming. According to Grand Pooba Corey Chicoine, the committee’s main goal this year has been to improve Hobo Week events and encourage greater student engagement during the week. Hobo Week Events One of the biggest changes in events this year is the Hobolympics, said senior apparel merchandising major Brianna Doran. What was formerly known as the Great Hobo Race has been revamped into a series of point-based challenges including build a bindle, “how far can you spit” and bobbing for apples. Doran, assistant pooba for events, oversees five student event coordinators. These coordinators are in charge of planning all of the events throughout Hobo Week.

Marketing and Promotions Generating more student interest is something the team has been trying to achieve through their advertising, said Anna Chicoine, senior English major. The marketing and promotions team is comprised of three students, including Anna, who is the assistant pooba for marketing. “We want to get students to have those memories that are specific to SDSU because they chose to come here for a reason,” she said. “We want to give them that experience.” Parade Due to construction for the Alumni Green on Medary Avenue, the staging area for the dignitaries, who are visiting leaders, incumbent politicians, faculty and community leaders, had to be moved for this year’s parade, said Scott Simons, assistant pooba for parade. Simons, junior economics major, oversees the six parade coordinators who are each in charge of different aspects of the parade. The student committee manages all transportation, bands, floats, special entries and animals, dignitaries and security. Simons said the number of parade entries has increased over the last few

years. He said this is a trend the Hobo Day Committee is fortunate to see, but it has made putting a fixed time length on the parade more difficult. How to Apply Corey said the interview process is laid-back and centered on bringing out personalities that are outgoing and easy to get along with because of how much time the committee spends together. “A lot of people think that Hobo Day is seasonal and we just do stuff in the fall. We’re working year round and [the work] is increasing a lot,” Corey said. Before spring semester ends, the grand pooba and committee will have chosen a tagline for next year’s Hobo Week and will have selected the official button design. They will also be working with the Students’ Association to get their yearly funding. Over the summer the committee represents SDSU in parades across South Dakota to get the date of Hobo Day out in the public eye. When the school year begins again next fall, said Chicoine, the new committee will get right back into the swing of things, pinning down all event details and making sure Hobo Day lives up to its legacy.

South Dakota State archivists are working to preserve Hobo Day’s legacy before memories are lost, pictures fade and papers yellow beyond saving. The “Preserving Historic Hobo Day” project invites SDSU alumni and others to digitize their Hobo Day memorabilia to provide a historic account of the 104-year-old tradition. “We’re trying to fill in the gaps of part of the archives,” said Jessica English, digital initiatives coordinator at the Hilton M. Briggs library. The archive has more than 340 new items scanned into the system because of the Hobo Day project. The memorabilia includes buttons, bumper stickers, documents, correspondence, photos, newspaper articles, costumes and slides. Some of the oldest material added to the collection with the project initiative are slides from 1967. English said she’s hoping to add people’s personal pictures to the archive from the ‘80s and more recent decades. Since the ‘80s, most photos of the best memories from students are captured on their personal cameras or other devices, rather than using official pictures taken by the university, English said. “Maybe we take for granted that Hobo Day is fun, but it’s really a tradition that’s gone on for 104 years. The university has maintained this tradition and we can see how it’s changed throughout the years,” English said. English looks forward to Hobo Day Committee bum alums coming back for the celebration and taking part in the project. Together, the bum alums are going to record traditional committee songs this weekend. History isn’t “just in textbooks,” history is in everyday objects and memories, English said English encourages students, alumni and community members to visit Briggs Library throughout Hobo Week to digitize their Hobo Day memorabilia. Those who help with the project do not have to donate their memorabilia, they can simply digitize the documents and take them home if desired. A free flash drive with the scanned memorabilia will be provided as well. The library will host events during Hobo Week for people to learn about the project and scan materials. SDSU archivists will give a lecture on the history of Hobo Day at Briggs library Friday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. Hobo Day memorabilia can be digitized at Briggs Library Saturday, Oct. 22 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Items can be scanned throughout the year, but appointments should be made in advance.


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Two Jackrabbits set career-highs in third win of the season HANNAH NIEMAN Sports Reporter

PHU NGUYEN • The Collegian

South Dakota State quarterback #3 Taryn Christion runs with the ball to escape NDSU #63 Aaron Steidl in the Dakota Marker game Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota. SDSU won 19-17 and brought the Dakota Marker back to Brookings for the first time since 2009.

Jacks look to ride momentum after winning Dakota Marker TRENTON ABREGO Sports Reporter The South Dakota State football team will be playing in their 103rd Hobo Day Game Saturday, Oct. 22. “It’s really special this year because it will be the first Hobo Day game at the new stadium, so hopefully we can do our job and win and the fans can fill the stadium,” Stiegelmeier said. The Jacks will be taking on the Youngstown State University Penguins. The teams are in a tie atop the Missouri Valley Football conference with records of 3-0 in-conference play. They are also both coming off of comeback conference victories. The Jacks are fresh off a huge win over top-ranked North Dakota State and took back the Dakota Marker trophy. The seventh-ranked Jackrabbits only led for one second in the game — the last second. Jake Wieneke caught a two-yard pass with one second left to put the Jacks on top by a score of 19-17. After a two-point kneel down and the kick off, the clock hit zero and the Dakota Marker made the journey back to Brookings for the first time since 2009. Sophomore quarterback Taryn Christion was named the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against the Bison. Christion accumulated 444 total yards of offense. He rushed for 141 yards and threw for 303 yards. He was also named the Missouri Valley Foot-

ball Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. “He’s a good player, he’s a multithreat guy that can beat you with his arm and legs,” Penguins Head Coach Bo Pelini said of Taryn Christion. Christian Rozeboom led the defense and won the Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Week. Rozeboom led the team with 12 tackles and a sack. The Jackrabbits will look to get another big performance from their redshirt freshman. This coming matchup offers two teams who get it done in two different ways. The Jackrabbits have the highest scoring offense and lead the conference in total offense, while the Penguins have the highest scoring defense and lead in total defense. The high-powered offense for the Jacks is averaging 40.7 points per game, while the Penguins stout defense is averaging only 15 points allowed. Youngstown State, which is ranked 13th in the media poll, is the only college football program that hasn’t allowed a rushing touchdown. Against FCS opponents, the Penguins are averaging 4.8 sacks per game. They have the best pass defense in the MVFC and allow an average of 174.8 yards per game. The Penguins also have the best rushing offense in the MVFC. On the ground, they average 258.8 yards. Senior running back, Martin Ruiz has seven touchdowns in six games and averages 82.3 yards per game. “He [Ruiz] can hit when he runs so

we just have to be sound and stay patient,” Stiegelmeier said. Junior quarterback Ricky Davis is also averaging 59 rushing yards per game. Davis went down with a knee injury last time against Northern Iowa. Pelini expects him to play this weekend, though. YSU is led defensively by senior defensive ends Derek Rivers and Moss Avery. Savon Smith is also a defensive tackle that leads the Penguins. Rivers ranks second in the conference for sacks, while Avery ranks third and Smith ranks eighth. “The defensive ends are really special, we just have to keep them on edge,” Stiegelmeier said. The Jackrabbits will look to take care of the ball and keep the turnovers to a minimum, which has been a standard this year. Youngstown State has a turnover margin of minus four, which is the worst in the conference, while South Dakota State has the second best margin at plus seven. Pelini, the former University of Nebraska-Lincoln head coach, took over in 2015 and has a 10-7 record with the program. The lone loss for the Penguins in the current year came against a FBS opponent in West Virginia. SDSU is 59-38-5 in Hobo Day games, but have lost three in a row on Hobo Day. SDSU leads the all-time series 11-6 and have won seven of their last eight meetings. The Jacks are 2-0 this season when facing ranked opponents.

May they fly high and come down gracefully RAMSEY CHRISTOPHERSON Sports Reporter Though pheasants are not a native bird to North America, they have become an integral part of South Dakota hunting traditions. The 2016 pheasant opener was at noon Oct. 15. Pheasant hunting is one of the biggest hunting openers in South Dakota. According to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, last year the state had more than 150,000 licensed pheasant hunters who harvested more than a million pheasants. Jeff Grendler, the officer for Game, Fish and Parks in Brookings, said Brookings usually isn’t as busy as the surrounding areas. “The further you get from Brookings the more you run into pheasant farms and bigger groups,” Grendler said. “You can’t really get an exact amount of how many birds will be in Brookings County. It all depends on how many corn and beans are on the ground and if the fields are harvested.” Derek Helms, junior natural resources law enforcement major, has been hunting since he was 11 years old. He loves to hunt with his family in their “secret spot.”

Helms remembers one particular moment when pheasant hunting became one of his favorite outdoor activities. “It was a snowy day and the rooster came flying out of a grove of evergreens and my first shot dropped the bird just a foot away from where I was standing,” Helms said. “I will never forget the beauty I saw in the contrast between the white snow and the birds’ plumed feathers.” Even though the ring-neck pheasant is South Dakota’s state bird, pheasant hunting is still a popular tradition in South Dakota. This makes South Dakota the only state that shoots and eats their state bird. According to an article in South Dakota magazine by John Andrew, South Dakota is one of three states whose state bird isn’t native to the United States. The ring-necked pheasant is from China and Eastern Asia and was brought to the United States on March 13, 1881 to Port Townsend, Oregon. Not many were still alive, but some were, thanks to the United States Consul General, Owen Nickerson Denny. From 1882 to 1884 Denny released more pheasants near the Columbia River, and pheasants thrive in the area

today. Seth Peterson, a senior sports management major, has been hunting since he was 14 years old. Peterson hunts deer, duck and pheasant and usually goes with his family members on pheasant opening day. Peterson likes to hunt west of Sioux Falls or in Murdo because he thinks the pheasant population is high around there. Since Peterson is enrolled at South Dakota State University he also goes hunting with his friends around Brookings. Peterson enjoys hunting with his friends, but said hunting with his family is when he has the most fun. “I like road hunting with my grandpa because I get to spend time with him all weekend,” Peterson said. Peterson said the best time hunting for him comes late in the season when it’s cold. “I like pheasant hunting when it’s really cold because the birds stay in their habitat and are a little easier to shoot,” Peterson said. Peterson said pheasant hunting is “memorable because there’s nothing like going out and shooting a couple roosters with family and friends.”

The South Dakota State volleyball team went 1-1 on the road this weekend, falling to Fort Wayne in four sets Friday night and defeating Western Illinois in five sets Sunday afternoon. With Sunday’s win, the Jacks improved their record to 3-17 overall and 2-6 in Summit League play. Senior Ashley Beaner and freshman Makenzie Hennen led the team on offense against IPFW, finishing with 15 and 12 kills respectively. Sophomore Mattison Munger recorded a double-double with 35 assists and 13 digs, while junior Ellie Benson added 17 digs. Fort Wayne controlled the first set after finishing on a 10-4 run to win the set 25-15. The Jackrabbits battled back in the second set, using a 5-0 run to take a 17-12 lead. Fort Wayne pulled within two, but the Jacks used a 7-1 run to win the set 2517 and tie the match. A 6-1 run in the middle of the third set gave Fort Wayne an 18-12 lead. IPF then outscored the Jackrabbits 12-6 down the stretch for a 25-17 win. Set four had nine ties. The Jacks tied the set at 22-22, but the Mastodons outscored SDSU 3-1 to win the match. “I thought we played really well, actually,” Head Coach Nicole Cirillo said. “We took a set and had really close ones over there and definitely walked away with our heads high after that performance.” Beaner and senior Nazya Thies led the attack against Western Illinois in the next game. Beaner finished with a season-high 19 kills and 14 digs, while Thies added 12 kills and a career-high 17 digs. Munger recorded her 10th career double-double with 43 assists and 12 digs. Benson led the defense with 22 digs. The Jacks dropped sets one and two to WIU, 21-25 and 22-25, but took control in the third set, leading 15-3 midway through and winning 25-13. SDSU took an early 12-9 lead in the fourth set, and pushed that lead to 21-16. Western Illinois then went on a 7-1 run and came back to tie the set at 23-23. The teams recorded six ties until back-to-back hitting errors from Western Illinois gave the Jacks a 31-29 win to force a fifth set. Set five had five ties, until the Jacks broke an 11-11 tie with a 4-1 run to win the match. “We got the W, but it was not a stellar performance by either team,” Cirillo said. “But at the end of the day, we obviously bounced back after being down 2-0 to win and even though it wasn’t the prettiest of matches from a statistical standpoint, the mental side of the game was huge for us to be able to stay with it and finish all the way to the end.” The Jackrabbits will return home to host Denver University Friday at 7 p.m. in Frost Arena. The Pioneers will come into the match 14-6 overall and 6-2 in the Summit League. The Pioneers currently lead the Summit League in hitting percentage with .266, while averaging 13.37 kills per set, which is second best in the league. Sophomore Emma Willis has a hitting percentage of .364 for the Pioneers, which ranks first in the Summit League, while senior Ruth Okoye ranks second in the league with a hitting percentage of .363. On defense, Denver is led by junior Cassidy Rooke who has 283 digs and Willis who leads the Summit League with 1.17 blocks per set. The Jackrabbits come into the matchup averaging 10.81 kills per set and hitting .128, which are both second to last in the Summit League. On offense, Beaner leads the team with 233 kills and is averaging 3.38 kills per set, which is fifth best in the Summit League. Benson leads the Jacks defense with 313 digs, which is fifth best in the Summit League and is averaging 4.54 digs per set, which is fourth best in the league. Cirillo said from a mental standpoint, the key to Friday’s game is maintaining the confidence they showed in their win against Western Illinois. “Denver’s a good team clearly,” Cirillo said. “So for us to be able to just compete at a high level we have to have that same mentality and sense of urgency going into it.” Denver swept the Jacks earlier this season on their home court. The Pioneers lead the all-time series 7-2 and have won seven in-a-row against the Jacks.

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Coaches reflect on Hobo Day tradition, changes CALEB CHRISTENSEN Sports Reporter The Collegian sat down with five different South Dakota State head coaches. Two of them have been here for more than 20 years and the other three are all in their first two years here. We asked them what their general thoughts were of Hobo Day: what they thought about it when they first came here and what they expected.


John Stiegelmeier Football

I love it. I love tradition and I love the fact so many alumni come home to be part of it. We try to just do our part on Saturday so hopefully it is not distracting. I heard the dorms get a bit noisy. My favorite part is surely the game. We don’t get to see the parade because of schedules. I also like the tradition of not shaving for 30 days. Our entire program attempts to do it.

Joey Barnes

Nicole Cirillo



When I first heard of the event, my thoughts were of the name — though the name is not really fitting for the students, staff and university — I thought what an ironic name and event for such a highly intellectual group of individuals (SDSU). Very creative and free spirited — extremely special. I would love to experience it. If what I have been told is true, it will be a very festive




I first heard about Hobo Day a few years ago before taking this job when I was at IUPUI. My first thought was what the heck is Hobo Day? Once I learned that it was the homecoming here at State my next question was, why Hobo Day? Since my arrival almost two years ago, I have learned much more about it and the tradition that this event holds and I think it’s pretty special. Now, I have yet to experience most of the festivities that surround the celebration due to us being in our season and on the road, but I think it’s a unique and fun way to celebrate here at SDSU.


Brad Erickson

TJ Otzelberger

Hobo Day is the most unique homecoming celebration in the country, with a tradition dating back over a century. Among the changes for the parade: no more hobo mobile homes, some that were two-stories plus, and safety for spectators (no throwing candy from floats). Since the “riot,” there is also more for students to do after the game (Hobo Night

Hobo Day is a great way for today’s students to show their passion and enthusiasm for South Dakota State. It’s a great way to celebrate our past because alumni young and old have memories of Hobo Day celebrations. I expect Hobo Day to be an event that showcases all the great things South Dakota State stands for. My first thought was this university has some serious pride. To continue a tradition like Hobo Day for over 100 years really shows how important this one event is to SDSU. My second thought was, how can we bottle this enthusiasm up and bring the atmosphere of Hobo Day to

Swimming and Diving

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Feature Photos:

LEXIE PRIEST • The Collegian

At the Jackrabbit Tipoff on Oct. 13, Katie Tegrotenhuis made a half-court shot and won a $500 gift card to the University Bookstore. Reed Tellinghuisen picked her up when the men’s and women’s basketball teams embraced her.


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in brief

LEXIE PRIEST • The Collegian

The Jacks congratulate Shayna Stubbs on her goal against Oral Roberts University on Oct. 9. SDSU beat ORU 5-1, bringing their record to 9-5-1. The Jacks are home again on Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. against Denver University.


The South Dakota State soccer team went 1-1 this weekend. The Jacks fell to the University of South Dakota in Vermillion Friday, Oct. 14 2-1. They bounced back on Sunday, defeating North Dakota State 1-0 in Fargo. With that win, the Jackrabbits im-


Freshman Rachel Haugen makes a splash, or lack thereof, off the 3 meter board on Oct. 14 against the University of Nebraska. The Jacks return home at the Stanley J. Marshall Center on Oct. 29.


The Jackrabbit swim team participated in their first meet of the season Friday, Oct. 14, falling to Nebraska, 212 to 88 at home. SDSU won three events with junior Kristin Erf winning the 100-meter breaststroke, senior Alexandra Yaeger

winning the 200-meter butterfly and freshman Daniela Santillan winning the 500-meter freestyle in her debut. The Jacks will return to action on Oct. 28 when they host USD at 2 p.m. in the Stanley J. Marshall pool.

proved to 9-5-1 overall on the season and 4-1 in Summit League play. They have also won seven of their last eight matches. The Jacks will go on the road and play Omaha on Friday before returning home Sunday to take on Denver University.

Cross Country MEN’S

The SDSU women’s cross country team finished ninth out of 31 teams at the Bradley Pink Classic Friday, Oct. 14. Sophomores Emily Donnay, Rachel King and Emily Berzonsky led the way for the Jackrabbits. All three recorded personal bests in the 6K. Donnay finished in fifth place while King and Berzonsky finished eighth and 43rd respectively. The Jacks will head to Yankton, South Dakota Oct. 22 to participate in the Mount Marty Classic. This will be their final race before the Summit League Championships Oct. 29 in Macomb, Illinois.

The Jacks men’s cross country team traveled to Madison, Wisconsin, Friday, Oct. 14 to participate in the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational. SDSU finished 23rd in a 30-team field that featured 19 nationally ranked programs. Senior Joel Reichow led the way for the Jacks finishing in 26th and posted the second fastest 8K of his career. The Jacks will participate in the Mount Marty Classic Oct. 22 before finishing their season at the Summit League Championships.

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