South Dakota legislature proposes mandatory passing of citizenship test

The South Dakota House of Representatives currently has two bills in discussion that would require both high school and college students to take the United States Citizenship test prior to graduation. House Bill 1066 will require high school students to pass the civics test, while HB 1087 will not only require college students to pass […]

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Coyote women make school history, ranked No. 25 in latest AP poll

USD women’s basketball landed 25th in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. This is the first time in program history that USD has been ranked by the AP. The Coyotes received votes for ten straight weeks before Monday’s latest rankings. “It certainly is a very special honor for the young ladies for the effort […]

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Q&A: AD Dave Herbster reacts to USD women’s AP Top 25 ranking

On Monday, USD women’s basketball appeared on the AP Top 25 poll for the first time in school history. The Coyotes had recieved votes since Dec. 3rd, and in that time beat two top-25 teams in Iowa State and Missouri. Here’s what Athletic Director David Herbster on the historical moment, Coach Dawn Plitzuweit’s coaching style, […]

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Completing the thesis: Behind the Honors program’s featured research studies

For Krista Honomichl, completing the Honors thesis requires a full deck of cards.  The junior criminal science and political science double major is centering her study on the effects of winning on rape empathy—how power reflects empathy in cases of sexual assault.  “We know from other studies that people from social power often times accept […]

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