“SGA Sucks” email prompts student feedback, reflection on Student Government’s image

After the Occhipinto-Specht campaign sent an email titled “SGA Sucks” to the student body on Tuesday, the Student Government Association received feedback, criticizing the email at that night’s meeting. The email urged students to vote for Carissa Occhipinto and running mate Shelby Specht in the current SGA presidential election. The campus-wide email contained four campaign […]

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The behind the scenes star for the Coyote women

When the Coyotes women’s basketball team starts practice in June and the season runs through April, it can be hard to keep up the energy, but junior Claudia Kunzer finds a way. “I’m just a happy go lucky person,” Kunzer said. “No matter what I’m always going to have a smile on my face. I […]

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Women’s History Month events seek to educate

This month is about more than spring break and St. Patrick’s day. March is Women’s History Month and USD is holding several events to engage and educate students on women’s issues. Dr. Sara Lampert, director of the women, gender and sexuality studies program, said this month is a time to reevaluate how much attention is […]

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Vermillion’s basketball family

Dawn Plitzuweit and her kids, A.J. and Lexi Plitzuweit all have a role to play in the basketball scene in Vermillion.  Head women’s’ basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit is in her fourth season at USD, winning over 20 games each season and two undefeated Summit League seasons. The Coyotes made the NCAA Tournament last season following […]

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The last ones standing: The undefeated Coyote women look for Summit Tournament title

The Coyote women dropped the 2019 Summit League Tournament championship to South Dakota State last March. But this year the No. 17/12 Coyotes know what they’re after and the target that is on their back. “The part our players have and a chance to be a part of in the past is experiencing what it’s […]

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USD men’s basketball defeats North Dakota 77-67, seeded third in Summit League Tournament

The South Dakota men’s basketball team secured the No. 3 spot in the Summit League Tournament, beating North Dakota 77-67 on senior day inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Coyotes (20-11, 10-6), were tied to the Fighting Hawks 39-39 at the half. After the break USD was able to gain a lead after a […]

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Vermillion presents a unique climate for old and new businesses

Vermillion may be the home of USD, but the university isn’t the only landmark the town hosts. Thanks to the college bustle and an enthusiastic downtown business scene, both longtime residents and newcomers alike are enjoying success. Monica Iverson and Jim Waters co-own Cafe Brule and Dakota Brick House. The two met while doing work […]

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