USD students, faculty voice CDC concerns at “Opportunity for All” listening session

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Volante’s Verve Editor Bennett Clary and Managing Editor Miles Amende contributed to this story. The USD committee working on the South Dakota Board of Regents’ (SDBOR) “Opportunity for All” action plan held a listening session Sept. 28 to report on the committee’s progress and receive feedback from USD students and faculty. The […]

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SGA addresses concerns about CDC, Opportunity Center

At this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, the body received feedback on the university administration’s efforts to install an “Opportunity Center” at USD’s Center for Diversity and Community (CDC). SGA also considered two new bills, one to allocate special appropriations funds to the First-Generation Student Organization and a second to increase transparency on SGA’s […]

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USD Announces top seven Dakota Days royalty candidates

On Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. USD announced the top seven candidates for Mr. and Miss Dakota. The event was hosted by Morgan Jaco and Ntombi Ngeleka at Aalfs auditorium. This event celebrated the first day of USD’s Dakota Days. One of the candidates who made it to the top seven was Brady Samuelson who […]

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First night of D-Days kicked off with Yotes Got Talent

Yotes Got Talent kicked off the first night of DDays week. The event was Sept. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event had talents including pianist, singers, and a drag performance.  The event started with Alex Defenbaugh and Piper Roseland introducing themselves as the hosts of Yotes Got Talent. Kim Grieve, vice president […]

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South Dakota Officials call for impeachment of Attorney General

A special session of the state legislature to discuss the possible impeachment of South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, who hit and killed Joe Boever Sept. 12 2020, is set to start Nov. 9.  Enough South Dakota officials signed a petition to have the special session reaching a 47-member threshold. Petition signers names’ are not […]

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The not so wicked witch of Vermillion

Born after her biological father passed away, Freshman Zadya Abbott has lead a life different from the start. Additionally, Abbott is part of a Vermillion-established coven, The Witches of Elm Street. Abbott was introduced to her coven over a year-and-a-half ago by her sister. Abbott said that her family was originally raised Catholic when she […]

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Vermillion man arrested Monday following flee across campus

A Vermillion man was arrested after fleeing from the Vermillion Police Department and across USD’s campus Monday evening. VPD Police Chief Matt Betzen said Ryan Heck was witnessed entering a home in Vermillion after lurking around a vehicle nearby. Betzen said the 35-year-old male fled on foot across USD’s campus, where officers found him and […]

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Coyote men’s basketball announces non-conference slate

The USD men’s basketball and head coach Todd Lee announced the team’s non-conference schedule in full Sept. 24. The non-conference schedule is highlighted by six home match-ups and trips to Nebraska and the west coast.  The Coyotes will open the season on Veteran’s Day in Sioux Falls, where they will face the Air Force Academy […]

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