AWOL plans conservation and rural resilience trips for summer

To get students involved in local service projects while still adhering to pandemic safety protocols, USD Alternative Week of Off-Campus Learning (AWOL) is offering two summer trips that are a bit closer to home than usual. The trips are themed around conservation and rural resilience. The former will see students traveling to Rapid City and […]

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ASA hosts celebration of African cultures at USD

The African Student Association (ASAA) hosted the annual African Night celebration Sunday in the Muenster University Center (MUC) Ballroom. The event included a fashion show featuring traditional clothes from different African countries, two dance performances from the East African dance team and Afrobeat dance team, a short skit, poetry, singing, traditional African food, a Parade […]

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Rachel Review: “Thunder Force” does not bring the thunder

Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone recently released another one of their lazy movies to Netflix, and sadly, they brought Octavia Spencer into this project as well. Despite the movie being named “Thunder Force” there was no drive in it. The movie follows two estranged best friends who come together as a superhero duo […]

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Women’s and Men’s golf teams prepare for Summit League Championships

As both Coyote golf team prepare for the Summit League Championships later this spring, both the men’s and women’s golf teams are hoping to perfect their games as individuals and as a team in order to have the best chance at excelling in the Summit League Championships. After the cancellation of last year’s tournament, the […]

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USD Pre-Med Society continues to grow despite COVID-19

USD’s Pre-Med Society has kept busy even despite COVID-19.  Tanner Nordseth is the Pre-Med Society President. Nordseth said the goal of the society is to give pre-med students the resources they need to succeed from their freshman year all the way until they take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and apply to medical school. […]

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Guest euphonium masterclass with military musician

The Fine Arts Department frequently has masterclasses about different topics. Tuesday, the low brass studio participated in a masterclass with a military musician where students were able to ask questions and four students performed for feedback.  The director of athletic bands, Todd Cranson, asked Dr. Patrick Nyren to teach this masterclass over Zoom. Nyren has played the euphonium […]

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Rep. Johnson talks with local businesses and young professionals

Rep. Dusty Johnson, who represents South Dakota’s at-large district in the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke to Vermillion business owners and young professionals Thursday, April 8 at the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company’s (VCDC) “Legislative Affairs” Red Talk. The event was hosted on the second floor of Old Lumber Company Grill and Bar and served […]

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USD Archaeology field school excavates historic town along Vermillion River

The USD Anthropology and Sociology Department hosts an annual field school opportunity for students. The department is hosting the third annual Susan Tuve Archaeology Field School from May 17 to July 11. Tony Krus, assistant professor of anthropology at USD, is one of the co-directors of the archaeological field school.  “It’s all about just trying […]

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Anti-Trans bill delayed in South Dakota

South Dakota legislators introduced House Bill (H.B.) 1217 Feb. 2021, also known as the trans sports bill, which would ban transgender women from competing in women’s athletics. Transgender advocates marched at the capitol in Pierre, South Dakota March 11 in protest of the bill. Later that day, Gov. Kristi Noem amended her earlier statement that […]

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