Tiospaye receives budget exemption for Wacipi

Tiospaye Student Council received a budget exemption for their annual Wacipi at this week’s SGA meeting. The Tiospaye Student Council petitioned SGA to appeal the vote from last week to deny the budget exemption.  “In previous years, SGA has been generous in giving us this exemption,” Tiospaye President Julianna Benge said. “With the knowledge that […]

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Scooter’s holds grand opening in Vermillion

Scooter’s Coffee opened its doors to Vermillion last November. However, due to COVID-19, the drive-thru coffee chain was unable to celebrate their grand opening.  Tuesday, Scooter’s Coffee had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to finally celebrate its grand opening. The location’s owner, Travis Rhoades, said that he thought the turnout was great and that the event was […]

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Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes until death. Floyd’s death last May set off a wave of protests for racial justice and police reform. The jury found Chauvin guilty after 10 hours of deliberation over two days. Chauvin was […]

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Heartland Humane Society cares for stray cats in Vermillion

Outdoor cats are all over Vermillion. The Heartland Humane Society in Yankton is the closest animal shelter to Vermillion and works with the city and any volunteers through their Trap Neuter Release Program (TNR). Dana Merrigan is a veterinary technician and intake coordinator at the Heartland Humane Society and helps with the TNR program. The […]

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Symphony Orchestra to hold final concert of semester

The final USD symphony concert will be held April 23, and it may be the last time these musicians will have to play while social distancing. Last semester, the number of students allowed to play in the symphony was limited due to COVID-19 concerns, and Luis Viquez, conductor of the orchestra, chose pieces suited for […]

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Coyote track & field flourishes at Sioux City Relays

USD’s track and field teams competed and won multiple events on both the men’s and women’s side in the Sioux City Relays Friday held at Elwood Olsen Stadium. The Coyote women’s team won 11 events while the men’s team won seven. USD senior Zack Anderson and redshirt-junior Holly Gerberding were awarded the meets MVP honors. […]

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Coyote softball wins two of four games in weekend series

Over the weekend, the women’s softball team played in a four-game series with Kansas City. The Coyotes won two of the four games.  The first game Saturday was a loss for the Coyotes with a final score of 4-2. The first runs of the game didn’t come until the third inning for the Roos, and the […]

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Rachel Review: Oscar Thoughts and Predictions

Even though there were fewer films and movies released in 2020 due to COVID-19, the academy still had enough to make good nominations for all their categories. In other words, thank God for Netflix. The Oscar nominations for Best Picture are “Minari,” “Mank,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “A Promising Young Woman,” “The Sound of […]

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Men’s swimming and diving team make school history

The Coyote men’s swimming and diving team became Summit League Champions for the first time in school history during the Summit League Championships in Fargo, North Dakota April 15-17. With 915.5 points, the men’s team scored the most combined points to become Summit League Champions, while the women’s team scored a total of 663 points, […]

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Soccer finishes spring season with Summit League Tournament loss

An unprecedented spring season ended Thursday afternoon as the top-seeded Denver Pioneers defeated the USD soccer team 2-0 in the Summit League Semifinals. The Coyotes entered the game hot, recording four straight shutout victories to end the season, but Denver’s defense prevented the Coyotes from getting much momentum.  Denver scored two goals in the first […]

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