SGA President and Vice President reflect on semester, plan for future

With classes moved online and campus buildings closed, Student Government Association President Abuk Jiel and Vice President Carter Larson haven’t had a traditional beginning to their administration. Although SGA currently convenes over Zoom conferencing and all their legislation is done remotely, Jiel and Larson continue to make big plans for USD. The pandemic began affecting […]

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Letter from the editor: The Volante is here to be your voice

2020 has turned the entire world upside down. Our perfect schedules were cleared. Our travel plans were postponed. Classes were redesigned. Everything we knew is gone.  While things we once took for granted are changing to luxuries, it is important to learn from what we are going through.  Through this pandemic, I have learned how […]

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Dog Instagrams create an online community

Pet Instagrams are popular among celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Nick Jonas and now more pet owners are getting into this trend. Check out if you need dog training. This semester, The Volante featured multiple dog Instagram accounts — starring a Great Pyrenees, a French bulldog and a British labrador. These pups are […]

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Community Mural Project Continues Painting

Part two of the Vermillion Community Mural Projects’ mural is still on schedule to be finished in the summer of 2020. Despite some setbacks, the mural team still plans to work throughout the summer. The Vermillion Community Mural Project is a subsidiary part of the Vermillion Cultural Association, created by Amber Hansen, an assistant professor […]

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Letter from the managing editor: A look back on the semester

For some people, a crazy, unpredictable schedule can be daunting. One day, you’re sitting in class, completely focused. The next, you’re scrambling to prepare for an interview, while last night’s homework sits unfinished. But for me, this is normal. Welcome to the life of a student journalist. I’m going on my sixth year being a […]

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Summer Issue: 2020 Census to impact USD, Vermillion communities

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

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Summer Issue: On both sides of the net: Williamson on coaching, caretaking

Mothering three young children and managing a team of 17 young adults requires the same elements: work, time and dedication. USD head volleyball coach Leanne Williamson wears both hats. Williamson found herself on the road almost every weekend for the first month of the 2019 season, away for non-conference volleyball tournaments. Her husband was overseas […]

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Summer Issue: Balancing Act: Nationally ranked basketball, nursing

The Coyote women’s basketball team ranked 11th in the USA Today Coaches Poll and 17th in the Associated Press poll to end the season, but these student-athletes still find time to be students. Juniors Monica Arens and Claudia Kunzer are nursing majors. Both players joined the nursing program in February and play vital roles on […]

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