Photo gallery: Students perform in Yotes Got Talent, homecoming royalty revealed

Students performed in the Yotes Got Talent talent show Tuesday evening. The top fourteen candidates for Dakota Days Royalty were also announced. The final 14 seniors picked to move on to round two of voting are: KC Herman, Robert McCauley, Nick Fey, Kevin Wagner, Brady Daly, Diego Marquez, Michael Buchanan, Lyndsay Claussen, Rachel Nurse, Erin Bauer, […]

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Out of sight but not out of mind: Community works to curb increasing area poverty

Vermillion, a town of about 11,000 and home to the state’s flagship university, is similar to most small towns in South Dakota. It has bars, a business district and a slew of community events. But, as a small town with little diversity in its employment opportunities, there’s a growing population of residents experiencing a very different […]

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Students support no smoking or vaping policies on campus

Though percentages of teenagers and young adults who smoke cigarettes are down nationally, smoking and, more recently, vaping, aren’t uncommon sights to see in college-age adults. Second-hand smoking is just one of many universities’ choice to ban smoking on campus. The University of South Dakota has been a “Smoke-Free Campus” since 2013, and more recently has […]

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