SGA President vetoes Patriots Plaza Bill

The Patriots Plaza cleared one hurdle for USD’s Student Government, but it has quickly ran into another. The Student Government Association passed a bill supporting the Patriots Plaza and USD student veterans at their meeting on Jan. 21, but SGA President Carson Zubke vetoed the bill three days later.  In his veto, Zubke wrote, “The sudden vote […]

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New bill to make gender affirmation surgeries and procedures illegal

Lawmakers in Pierre began the first set of hearings on Monday to decide on a new bill that will, if passed, affect doctors and transgender minors. The bill would make it a first-class misdemeanor if doctors conduct gender affirmation surgeries and treatments The Vulnerable Child Protection Act (VCPA), also known as House Bill 1057, is […]

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Union of African American Students to celebrate Black History Month

The month of February isn’t just candy hearts and bouquets of roses, it’s also a time to celebrate history and culture. The Union of African American Students will be kicking off Black History Month next week. Black History Month is a time for UAAS and other USD students on campus to come together to honor […]

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Campus Activities Board Brings Live Music Downtown

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) plans to bring local artists to downtown Vermillion. This goal started on Saturday night when CAB sponsored a concert for Sioux Falls native Soleil Bashale at Old Lumber Company last Saturday night.  He sang some of his original songs such as “Restart,” “Snow White” and “Red Eyes.” Bashale said his […]

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USD hosts fourth-annual all-girls clinic

In honor of the 34th National Girls and Women in Sports Day, USD held their fourth-annual all-girls sports clinic on Sunday inside the DakotaDome. The free clinic saw Coyote athletes from the volleyball, swim and dive, track and field, golf, softball and soccer teams run stations instructing young women from kindergarten to eighth grade in […]

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Charlie Mechling’s ‘open door’ to Occupational Therapy School

Dedicating 20 hours a week to the water is challenging. Surviving four years of college with a 4.0 GPA is no easier feat. Senior health sciences major Charlie Mechling has accomplished both of these all while preparing for the next phase of her life: occupational therapy school. The Colorado native’s ability to balance school and […]

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USD Women’s Basketball Defeat Oral Roberts 79-56

Following their 54-point win over the Mastodons Friday, the Coyotes returned Sunday to take their win streak to eight games. The Coyotes now hold a 19-2 record on the season while remaining undefeated in Summit League play at 8-0. After a rather slow start in the first half potentially due to the proximity of the […]

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Experimental “health” technology is going too far

When it comes to technological advancements, people tend to fall into two categories: those who are excited about the next big thing and those who are extremely concerned about the dangers of these new technologies.  Technological advances have provided immense convenience to our lives. Along with that, though, technological advances have been the cause many […]

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