Editorial: K-12 students need to be educated about the history of their nation

Learning about the history of the U.S. is crucial to better understanding the nation. Native American history is important to U.S. history, knowledge and ideas. But in the U.S., most students don’t get accurate education on Native Americans and Indigenous cultures. “When you omit a chunk of material like major historical events, (you also omit) […]

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New opportunities coming at USD Wellness Center

Over 45,000 square feet will be added to the USD Wellness Center over the next two and a half years as the USD swim and dive teams and the Vermillion community will have a new pool by the summer of 2024. “President (Shelia) Gestring has laid out the summer of 2022 (to start construction) to […]

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Percussion Ensemble Christens Colton Recital Hall

The USD Percussion Ensemble performed their fall concert Nov. 7, christening the newly renovated Colton Recital Hall with the sound of their instruments. The percussion ensemble also featured performances by the community high school percussion ensemble and the Caribbean Coyotes Steel Band. Darin Wadley, director of percussion studies at USD, said the Percussion Ensemble is […]

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COVID-19 Taskforce encourages testing before Thanksgiving break

Last fall, the University of South Dakota’s COVID-19 cases peaked at 243 according to the USD COVID-19 Dashboard. This year, the highest peak has been 24 in early September. South Dakota has a total of 5,961 cases overall, according to the South Dakota Department of Health website. Kevin O’Kelley, the head of USD’s COVID-19 Taskforce, […]

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Both basketball teams add new assistant coach to their staff

Two new Coyotes will find themselves on the sideline this upcoming basketball season. Eddie Hill and Ariel Braker found themselves in the position of men’s and women’s assistant basketball coaches, respectively.  Prior to coming to USD Aug. 30, Hill had previous assistant coaching experience. After graduating from Washington State University where he played basketball, he […]

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