USD student-athlete finds balance for true passion

Recently, USD’s Griffin Wolner auditioned and received a call back from the reality TV show, The Voice. This talented, student-athlete has more than one trick up his sleeve as he balances schoolwork, sports and his passion for music. Wolner is currently a junior at USD studying medical biology and minoring in psychology. Originally from Winona, […]

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The Nutrition DEN provides the Vermillion community with healthy alternatives

On Jan. 4, a new smoothie and juice bar, The Nutrition DEN, opened up in the Vermillion community. The Nutrition DEN is a sister Nutrition Club to River City Nutrition in Yankton.  The Nutrition DENs’ one-stop healthy smoothie shop is located on 914 E. Cherry St. and it is open from 9 a.m. to 3 […]

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Esports Club wins social media competition with help from Coyote Crazies

Starting in November, the USD Esports team entered a competition and then received help from the Coyote Crazies to eventually won the first prize of 15,000. Last November they qualified and entered the Madden competition held by Learfield college. USD’s Jack Christianson did the gaming side and got USD qualified for the competition and Derek […]

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Clay County’s first pandemic: The 1918 Spanish Flu

Over a century ago, in 1918, the United States and Clay County faced the world’s first global pandemic with the 1918 Spanish Flu. However, this was not the only first the U.S. and Clay County were facing. The world was also in the middle of its first World War, which America entered on April 7, […]

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Coyote softball adapts to loss of facility, gears up for season start

The USD softball team has witnessed numerous trials as a program since their last game. 326 days ago the Coyotes were sent home from a tournament in Arizona due to the start of the COVID-19 cancellations and haven’t had a game since. On top of not being able to play games, practice has been filled […]

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Farmer’s market weathers winter, COVID-19

The Vermillion Area Farmer’s Market is holding its winter markets at 312 Bower St. While the winter markets normally have differences in stock due to the availability of fresh produce, the ongoing pandemic has forced the markets to adapt in other ways. Amy Schweinle, president of the Farmer’s Market Board, said the general differences in […]

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Third round of stimulus checks could benefit college students

President Joe Biden has been adamant about passing another COVID-19 relief package, even before he was elected. This proposed third stimulus bill of $1400 would include college students when many were left out of the first two. This new stimulus bill could arrive as early as next week or could get pushed back until the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Your Voice is Being Silenced in the SD State Legislature

The state motto is “Under God, the People Rule.” But the voice of the public is being silenced in our SD State Legislature and it’s time to stop it.  The case in point? Senate Bill 72 which is an act to revise notification of the public on changes concerning the listing or delisting of endangered and threatened species […]

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