Editorial: USD continues to appreciate diversity

When choosing words to describe the state of South Dakota, “diverse” usually isn’t a common response. USD, however, has made admirable strides toward building an inclusive community. These efforts reach those of different ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions. Exposure to differences isn’t always easy, but it makes us more conscious, tolerant and aware people. With […]

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Students work to keep Farber statue shiny

The bronze smile of William O. “Doc” Farber looked especially bright on Friday afternoon as a group of USD students scrubbed and waxed the statue. Junior criminal justice major Teagan McNary and senior criminal justice majors Shelby Rice and Gage Pleuger spent part of the afternoon washing the statue and applying a coat of wax […]

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Students battle it out in North Complex laser tag event

North Complex was a battleground Wednesday night as students armed with laser guns ducked behind cover while trying to take out opponents. Students gathered to enjoy a friendly battle of laser tag hosted by the Laser Barn in the Beede-Mickleson basement. During the event, students could team up, betray, and “kill” others. One of the competitors, junior, […]

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Political Science League debate sparks election discussion

Candidates aren’t the only ones debating prior to election day. On Wednesday night, six students — three College Democrats and three College Republicans — faced each other at the USD Political Science League debate in Farber Hall. Not unlike the presidential debates this fall, the event didn’t go by without its share of scoffs, interruptions […]

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Local state candidates talk policy issues at town hall debate

Candidates running for the Clay County House and Senate seats were involved in a townhall-style debate on Tuesday. The candidates running for the Democratic House are Mike Winegar and Ray Ring. For the Republican House, Nancy Rasmussen and Debbie Pease. Lastly, for the Senate, Democrat Shane Merill and Republican Arthur Rusch are running. All of […]

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