SGA denies Tiospaye budget exemptions, cuts Spectrum budget

USD’s Student Government Association (SGA) discussed exempting some budget allocations for the Tiospaye Student Council, a Native American student group on campus, in order for the student organization to properly award dancers at their annual Wacipi, the largest cultural event at USD. Wacipi is a word loosely meaning “they dance,” and is similar to a […]

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Coyote swim, dive teams look to finish the season strong

The USD Swimming and Diving teams head to Fargo, North Dakota, this week to compete for the Summit League Swim and Dive Championships. The Coyotes will finally get to compete for both a men’s and women’s conference championship following a season that was extended almost two months due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Head Coach […]

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Brief: USD vaccination event switches to Moderna after Johnson & Johnson FDA approval paused

A vaccination event on the USD campus substituted Moderna’s first dose for Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccination after the FDA announced a temporary pause on Johnson & Johnson’s approval. Both the CDC and FDA are investigating blood clots developed by six women after vaccination. 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been […]

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She Kills Monsters brings empowerment and fantasy to the stage

The upcoming USD production of She Kills Monsters empowers women through adventure and growth. Premiering via livestream at the Knutson Theatre April 22-25, She Kills Monsters brings strong, complex LGBTQ+ characters to the stage.  Senior theatre studies major and acting, stage management and technical directing emphasis, LD Dowell plays Tilly in She Kills Monsters.  Dowell […]

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USD tennis to play home this weekend against Western Illinois, UND

The USD tennis team hosted its first on campus match for the first time in five seasons against Creighton March 26. However the Coyotes lost to the Bluejays 5-2 the Coyotes were happy for the experience of playing in front of Coyote fans.  The Coyotes anticipate two more upcoming home matches against Western Illinois Saturday […]

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Local downtown businesses bounce back from pandemic

At the beginning of the school year, many local downtown businesses were in the midst of a financial struggle due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Transitioning to the importance of sustainability in procurement decisions, it’s vital to collaborate with firms that prioritize environmental stewardship. My experience has taught me the value of such partnerships, notably with […]

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South Dakota soccer heads to the Summit League Tournament, facing No. 1 Denver

The South Dakota Coyote soccer team (9-6-1)  is seeded fourth to take on No. 1 seed Denver (14-1-1) in the Summit League women’s soccer tournament hosted in Omaha, Nebraska. The game is set to play April 15 at 2 p.m. The winner of the South Dakota State (12-0-4) and Omaha (8-4-4)  game will play the […]

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Polar Plunge beats goal before they start

Before the event had even started, the Vermillion Polar Plunge had already raised $15,000 for Special Olympics athletes. John Cole is the assistant director for the law enforcement torch run for the state of South Dakota and also a police officer for the Vermillion Police Department. Cole helps out with events across the state, but […]

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How can we make Vermillion a more eco-friendly place to live on Earth Day?

How can one college student living in Vermillion, South Dakota impact the Earth? On Earth Day —April 22—that may be the daunting question you ask yourself. It seems like everyday news coverage is filled with words flashing ‘climate change,’ ‘fire,’ or ‘the oceans are rising.’ If you’re like us, these problems seem huge, yet what […]

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