USD Greek Life adapts to restrictions on social gatherings

USD’s Greek Life organizations have seen a reduction in the number and types of official social events since the start of the pandemic last March. Laura Anderton, director of sorority and fraternity life at USD, said the university’s normal policy for approving social events for fraternities and sororities involves registration 10 business days prior to […]

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Vermillion Public Library hosts federal tax assistance program

The Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation service to lower-income individuals, disabled persons, the elderly and limited English speakers across the country. In southeastern South Dakota, the service is offered in Sioux Falls and at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library in downtown Vermillion. Rachelle Langdon, programming […]

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Jade Bolin’s senior percussion recital

At USD, every music major has to perform a half hour recital to fulfill their graduation requirements. For percussionists, this includes a mallet piece, a multiple percussion piece and a small or group ensemble piece.  Senior music education major Jade Bolin performed her senior recital on March 27th in Colton Recital Hall in the Fine Arts building. Bolin has […]

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Graduation fair prepares seniors for the end of the semester

Charlie’s Bookstore hosted its first annual Graduation Fair March 23-24 in the MUC. The event prepared USD students for graduation with representatives from the registrar’s office, USD Alumni Association, graduate school, career services and Balfour, the graduation regalia partners of USD. Brittany Sage, manager of retail operations at Charlie’s, said in an email interview with […]

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The winner of the “quarterback battle” is finding his stride

Eight hours away from his hometown in Bloomington, IL, freshman Carson Camp is making a name for himself in Vermillion as a Coyote on the football field.  Camp was five-years-old when he first picked up a football, and he hasn’t stopped since.  After graduating from Normal Community High School, Camp had many offers but said […]

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Legalization of medicinal marijuana in South Dakota moves forward despite lawmakers’ objections

Recently, the South Dakota state legislature failed to pass House Bill 1100, which would delay medicinal marijuana. Because of this, Initiated Measure 26 will go into effect on July 1, 2021, which will allow medicinal marijuana to be legal in South Dakota. People can visit site if they need options of medical marijuana.   Associate professor of political science and […]

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Board of Regents announces intentions for “normal” fall semester

College life at USD saw many changes during the 2020-21 school year after a surge in the pandemic. Life on campus was full of mask-wearing students who were told to stay six feet apart at all times. For many of the students, a schedule full of Zoom classes became a new normal, but that is soon […]

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New Freedom Scholarship is state’s first need-based scholarship

During South Dakota’s 2021 legislative session, the South Dakota legislature passed and Gov. Noem signed Senate Bill 171, which appropriated $50 million to contribute to the Freedom Scholarship fund. With the state’s funds in addition to other donors, the Freedom Scholarship endowment currently has $175 million of its $200 million goal. The Freedom Scholarship is […]

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