“Vampires vs. the Bronx” just a dash of spooky gentrification

In “Vampires v.s. the Bronx”, “The Goonies” came to 2020 and this time, focused on gentrification and properly representing different cultures. The story follows three young boys living in the Bronx. One — the leader — Miguel is trying to save his local Bodega and save his neighborhood from gentrification. Along the way he finds […]

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Events and facilities operations: COVID, relocations and 2021 fans

While events and facilities management faces different tasks every day due to COVID-19 precautions and routine responsibilities, two key members of the event and facilities management lead the staff. Corey Jenkins, senior associate AD for facilities and operations, and Cameron Wilson, director of events, work to ensure everything inside the DakotaDome and Sanford Coyote Sports […]

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Graduating in December and reminiscing

As of Oct. 7, there are 520 students set to graduate in December. USD administration is expecting 550-600 December graduates this year. There hasn’t been a ceremony specifically for December graduates since 2016, because of this, December graduates are offered to come to the spring graduation ceremony. Elizabeth Sebert is a Communication Sciences and Disorders […]

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Athletes condition in a COVID-19 world

Practices, weightlifting and conditioning have all been altered to keep athletes, coaches and managers safe and healthy during the pandemic. Clete McLeod, head strength and conditioning coach, said while COVID-19 has caused a few “hiccups” in the normal training and conditioning protocol, overall the weight room and workout spaces were already equipped to follow many […]

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International student-athletes face concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic

International student-athletes face a long processes when coming and leaving USD. These processes include filling out proper documents, gathering self-identification forms and organizing plane rides to their home country. Last March foreign Coyote athletes had to carry out this process unexpectedly when students were forced off campus and moved to remote learning due to the […]

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The Boathouse brings ‘something to do’ to South Dakota

The Boathouse in Yankton SD, held its grand opening on March 28 — two days before the city of Yankton decided to close the city due to COVID-19.  Chris Hunhoff, owner of the Boathouse, said it was frustrating having to close their doors immediately after finishing construction, but he said it allowed them time to […]

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Latte Da serves customers despite challenges

Coffee is an essential part of many college students’ morning routines. However, if students prefer to buy their coffee, COVID-19 might have created difficulties. Despite this, some shops have thrived.   Sandy Marker, the owner of Latte Da, became concerned for her safety in March after students were sent home for the semester. Marker lost her only employee and had […]

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