SGA discusses general activity fund allocation, holds executive session

The Student Government Association reviewed the General Activities Fund summary at Tuesday’s meeting. The body also heard a statement from junior Marcus Destin regarding the Strollers controversy and held an executive session to discuss Strollers’ conduct. Jessica Priester, Assistant Vice President of financial affairs and Kimberly Grieve, dean of students, presented the GAF summary to […]

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USD students balance time with their children

For USD students with children, the challenge is striking the right balance between spending time in class and with their kids. The Vucurevich Children’s Center on campus offers childcare services to 19 USD students with children, as well as USD faculty and staff and the Vermillion community. Melissa Kay is a second year law student […]

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Pharmaceuticals and felonies: study drugs at USD

The term “study drugs” may evoke images of Adderall and all-night study sessions, but for one time users and repeat users alike, there may be consequences for using these substances to cram for the next big test. “Study drug” is an unofficial term referring to any substance used to increase energy and focus while studying. […]

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‘Words hurt’: Racist tweet sparks a conversation on Strollers impact

Story by: Sara Cappiello and Lexi Kerzman In preparation for their 97th annual show, USD Strollers introduced their emcee via Twitter. The tweet, which included racist slurs relating to the black community, was taken down early Friday after the organization received backlash.  Since the tweet, USD community members have questioned the value of Strollers as […]

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German Club celebrates Rosenmontag, a highlight of German Karneval

Every February, people in Germany celebrate Cologne Carnival (Karneval), a week-long festival that takes place between Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.  Karneval has roots in the Catholic religion and is the time where relationships and things that are normal get reversed. People are also allowed to let loose but afterwards repent for what they’ve done […]

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Medical marijuana: Should we be more concerned?

Medical marijuana has been a controversial topic in the United States for a while now. We’ve all heard about the benefits of utilizing medical marijuana, but we should be more careful about who receives these prescriptions.  Thirty-three states and Washington, D.C. allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes.  The amount research supporting the use […]

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Coyotes repeat second place finishes at Summit League championships

The Coyote men and women’s swim and dive teams placed second at the Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 19-22. The Coyote men placed second for a third consecutive season, with a school-record of 706.5 points. The Coyote women finished runner-up for a second straight year with 656.5 points. Both teams placed second behind […]

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From olympic athlete to USD coach

USD throws coach A.G. Kruger joined the USD track and field coaching staff in Aug. 2015. Since then, the Coyote throws team has seen 58 new marks in the top-10 list. Under Kruger, three USD athletes have made it to the NCAA Championships. USD has won seven Summit League titles in the Kruger era. The […]

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Bar safety: Bartenders watch over customers, aim to protect

This is the third and final part of an ongoing story on date rape drugs and safety in social drinking. Dakota Brickhouse is one of eight bars in downtown Vermillion. They try to watch all of their customers to ensure a safe and fun drinking environment.  One of the ways they have improved safety is […]

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