Free feminine hygiene products added to MUC women’s restrooms

More than half of USD’s students no longer have to worry about being stranded without feminine hygiene products at the Muenster University Center.  In every women’s bathroom at the MUC, there is a free dispenser full of tampons and pads. These dispensers are a new addition to the bathrooms, and many hope to see them […]

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Underneath the U: The strange history behind USD’s tunnel system

Underneath USD, three miles of tunnels connect power, steam, data and communication lines to buildings across campus. The Facilities Management (FM) crew, who roam the tunnels daily,  joke that the labyrinth would make for a good base in the event of a zombie apocalypse. Actually, they’re not far off. The tunnels are subject to campus […]

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Safety first: Security Report reflects drop in alcohol violations

USD released the annual Fire Safety & Security Report earlier this month, and numbers closely resemble the 2017 report.  The report is a record of yearly offenses, from alcohol and drug violations to sexual assaults, compiled by University Police. Sergeant Bryant Jackson said this year’s numbers slightly fluctuated in some areas, but USD’s campus is tame […]

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Student health provides reduced rates for STD screenings

South Dakota ranks 19 in the nation in gonorrhea reports. 15-to-24-year-olds, which constitute the majority of the USD student body, are at the highest risk to contract sexually transmitted diseases (STD).  Anthony Burbach, a physician assistant and employee health provider at Sanford Health, said he recommends individuals test for STDs after each new partner.  “Whenever […]

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