SGA hosts deputy athletic director

USD’s Deputy Athletic Director, Mike West, and USD’s Director of Athletic Marketing and Promotions, Jarren Duffy, spoke at this week’s SGA meeting. Student attendance at athletic events is growing and is above average compared to other universities. Normally over 200 students attend the volleyball and basketball games. “It’s been awesome to see the students section […]

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Amendment A should be a must-watch decision for South Dakotans

During the 2020 election cycle, South Dakota voters had the ability to vote on South Dakota Constitutional Amendment A, legalizing recreational marijuana. Voters passed the amendment with 54.18% of the vote, or 225,260 yes votes to 190,477 no votes. Recently, a South Dakota circuit judge ruled the amendment was unconstitutional, stating in the decision, “Amendment […]

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AWOL offers alternative spring break to students

Over spring break this year, the Alternative Week of Off-Campus Learning (AWOL) is offering an alternative break that combines the social issues of domestic abuse and the environment. Site leader Brianna Zimmer said the newly combined trip will be partnering with local organizations and community partners in the Sioux Falls, Yankton and Vermillion areas.  “I’d […]

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Historic season carries on for Tanager boys basketball

A record 19 consecutive wins has been seen twice in Vermillion High School boys basketball history before this season, but the 2020-21 team set out to top that mark Monday night. In the regular season finale, the Tanagers hosted Canton to go for a school record 20th consecutive victory and complete the second undefeated season […]

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SD Department of Agriculture will merge with Department of Environment and Natural Resources

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources are merging into one department. “South Dakota will be the only state in the United States that doesn’t have its own designated environmental agency,” Ailee Johns, 2020 South Dakota state senate candidate for District 17, said. Gov. Kristi Noem and South […]

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