USD financial aid assistant finds her way to Olympic Trials

This year’s Olympic Trials will host many former Coyote athletes in the hopes of moving on and securing their spots on the Olympic team.  Emily Grove is one of the former USD athletes that will compete in this summer’s Olympic Trials. The Trials will take place in Eugene, Oregon at the end of June.  Grove […]

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The Vermillion Welcome Table continues to provide through COVID-19

Food programs in Vermillion had to find new ways to serve the community when COVID-19 hit its doors March of last year. The Welcome Table, who hosted weekly Monday meals for the community, switched to takeout boxes in May to continue providing meals for those in need. John Lushbough, the head of the Vermillion Welcome […]

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Hard work, leadership drives former walk-on

When Tasos Kamateros decided to leave his home country of Greece to walk-on for the USD men’s basketball team, he knew he would have to work to earn his spot, so he put in the work. “He (USD assistant coach Gameli Ahelegbe) basically made me realize that when I come here, I have to work […]

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“Zanna, Don’t!” turns social norms upside down on stage

USD Theatre’s newest production aims to turn the audience’s world upside down in “Zanna, Don’t!” As a social satire, “Zanna, Don’t!” reverses social and gender norms to create a parallel universe where homosexuality is in and heterosexuality is out.  Director Oliver Mayes said the topsy-turvy world of “Zanna, Don’t!” will challenge audiences to think about […]

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South Dakota volleyball splits weekend with Omaha

USD volleyball split matches over the weekend against the Omaha Mavericks, sweeping Sunday’s match and losing in five sets Monday night. During the first matchup Sunday night the Coyotes defeated the Mavericks in a 3-0 sweep inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center (SCSC). USD showed a strong defensive display during the home opener winning 25-16, […]

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Compromising to succeed: Balancing religion and athletics

At the Division I Challenge in Topeka, Kansas, junior Merga Gemeda won the 5,000 meter race, recording a time of 14:35.20. This personal best performance ranks Gemeda sixth in Coyote history. It also allows Gemeda to be set up with a seed time fast enough to compete at the Indoor Track Summit League Conference Feb. […]

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Summer Shakespeare Festival 2021 planned to be in-person

The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival (SDSF) will be held in person at Prentis Park this summer from June 17-20, unlike the remote festival that was streamed online last summer. Artistic Director, Chaya Gordon-Bland, said the mission of the SDSF is to engage, connect and inspire communities by exploring our shared human experiences through inclusive professional […]

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