Community potluck held to show unity after election

Citing tensions brought on by the election, students, faculty and staff at USD, along with Vermillion community members, hoped to remind others of their sense of unity Monday evening by gathering together for a community potluck. The Community Unity Potluck, an event organized by USD’s Criminal Justice Program, brought in more than 120 attendees, with […]

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Sexually transmitted infection rates on the rise in South Dakota

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in South Dakota, according to the South Dakota Department of Health in a yearly infectious disease report. STIs are infections that can be transferred person-to-person through sexual contact. This includes vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Comparing year-to-date data on new cases to the five-year median between 2011 and 2015, […]

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Check before you share: Fake news undermines truth, leads to uniformed electorate

The fact that almost half of votes cast went to a man who described Mexicans as rapists, advocates for racist stop-and-frisk policies, tracking Muslims and brags about being a sexual assailant has a lot of people worried. While I hoped that personal perceptions of the President-elect churning hatred were exaggerated, I don’t think they were. […]

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Vermillion candlelight vigil held to show city is safe, accepting of all people

Underneath the glow of the downtown Christmas lights, songs such as “Imagine,” “Where is the Love” and “He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother” played as part of Vermillion’s candlelight vigil Sunday night. A crowd of about 100 community members gathered on the Platz to show their support and acceptance for all Vermillion residents. Teri Bellis, one of the […]

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Editorial: Increasing General Activity Fee should benefit everyone

As college students are well aware of, education isn’t affordable. So when the proposal for added fees to every student comes into question, we should all take notice. Last Wednesday, SGA hosted a forum to discuss a potential rise in students’ general activity fees. The discussion focused on athletics and how they’re currently underfunded. When […]

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Community members, students get in holiday spirit with Parade of Lights

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Vermillion Friday night to celebrate the holiday season with the 2016 Parade of Lights celebration. This year’s parade was somewhat different than that of years before, in that the majority of the floats were parked alongside the road instead of proceeding down the street. Nate Welch, the executive director […]

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PHOTOS: Vermillion Fire Department responds to Plum Street house fire

Correction at 9:30 p.m.: The house fire on Plum Street was not caused by a dirty and damaged chimney as previously reported, according to Vermillion EMS Deputy Chief Matt Callahan. Henry Bruguier, a VFD firefighter, originally said that structural problems with the chimney led to the fire. A house fire at 418 N. Plum Street […]

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