New album by USD student expresses internal challenges

For junior Marcus Destin, being his most authentic self is key to his studies and activities at USD, as well as his music. As a communications major, multicultural studies minor, president of the Coyote Crazies and Union of African American Students, Destin has a lot on his plate and his mind. Even with all those […]

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USD offers graduation resources for students

The semester is winding down. For the USD seniors who are preparing for graduation and life after college, they don’t have to go through this process alone. USD has services available to help these students prepare for the next step. Students in the honors program not only face the hurdle of making sure they have […]

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2020 Census to impact USD, Vermillion communities

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau takes a count of the population of the entire country. This year, Census Day falls on April 1 and every city, town and community across the U.S. will be accounted for.  In Vermillion, the Complete Count Committee from the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company (VCDC) is responsible for […]

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Black History Month is important for everyone

They say the thing about history is the winners get to write the books. However, being a historical ‘winner’ is a lot like laying claim to a fairytale thrown; if done loudly with enough money, ammunition and poison apples, no one will argue. The volumes of history commonly read, cited and taught in schools are […]

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USD sustainability, housing to increase recycling efforts

The recycling program at USD started small, but has expanded its services to 15 buildings across campus. University housing will soon follow suit with its own residential recycling program in Fall 2020. Professor Mark Sweeney, a member of the joint-committee of sustainability for the USD campus said individual buildings were responsible for handling recycling before […]

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El Fredo Pizza brings longstanding product to Vermillion

Pizza Hut. Pizza Ranch. Domino’s. And now El Fredo Pizza. El Fredo Pizza opens for business on Wednesday Feb. 12, growing the number of pizza shops in Vermillion by one. The restaurant will occupy the space where Little Italy’s once stood. The original El Fredo Pizza is located in Sioux City. While this particular pizza […]

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Barnes & Noble’s Black History Month campaign was a flop

Barnes & Noble attempted to bring awareness to Black History Month this week, but unfortunately missed the mark when they announced their money-grabbing, insensitive campaign. Barnes & Noble announced this month they were going to re-release literary classics with news covers reimagining protagonists as characters of color. Some of the books included were The Wizard of […]

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