SGA passes appeals, approves Senate Bill 01

As the budget season continues, the Student Government Association saw two financial appeals from large student organizations. The body also discussed and passed Senate Bill 1, which has seen multiple amendments since its introduction. Dakotathon, which was denied large organization status at last week’s meeting, appealed to SGA to regain its past large organization status. […]

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Lessons to learn from COVID-19

As the number of infections soar and deaths rise it’s clear the United States failed to keep its citizens safe.  While the end isn’t near and no one can say exactly when the pandemic will be over, we can start analyzing our responses and learn some key lessons. Arguably one of the biggest lessons is […]

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Stop protesting quarantine and stay-at-home orders

Anti-social distancing and anti-stay-at-home order rallies have been popping up around the nation in the last week. There have been planned protests in Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, California and Minnesota.  Please think about what you’re doing. These protests themselves could cause a surge in the spread of the virus. The Pennsylvania gathering alone drew around […]

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Vermillion mayor and USD alumnus Jack Powell passes

After a five-year battle with cancer, Mayor John E. (Jack) Powell, retired USD professor and Vermillion, passed away on Monday, April 20. Powell was elected mayor in 2010 after serving three terms on the city council, according to the Vermillion Plain Talk. He was elected again in 2014 and 2018, serving the city for a […]

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Aramark switches to take-out dining model

Since classes have been moved online, USD has provided take-out meals to students. Planning for summer and fall dining options, however, is still ongoing as USD evaluates how to proceed through the pandemic. Residential Dining adjusted its hours after its reopening on March 15 to 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. for brunch and 4:30 p.m. […]

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South Dakota primary set for June, absentee voting available

South Dakota’s primary election will take place on June 2 this year. In response to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, legislation was prompted earlier this month — making this the first time residents will receive absentee ballots via mail.  The application for absentee voting is now officially open. Every South Dakotan will receive an […]

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USD’s Jamaican track star

Out of the 16 qualifying 60-meter hurdle competitors at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field championship, there was one freshman, USD’s Brithton Senior. Senior committed to USD from Jamaica and said what helped him make his decision was his coach Teivaskie Lewin, who is also from Jamaica. Lewin was USD’s first All-American at the Division […]

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Seniors Emilee Shostrom and Ellie Wilson reflect on track and field careers

For senior track and field athletes Ellie Wilson and Emilee Shostrom, they knew their time at USD would run out after four years. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, they were unable to finish their Coyote athletic careers as planned. Hailing from Lincoln, Nebraska Shostrom came into USD planning on graduating with an MBA after […]

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