Taste of Mexico Comes to Vermillion

A local couple decided to bring a taste of home to Vermillion when they opened their business this past summer, now they’re winding down for the winter but hope to come back for more events next year.  Jose and Mayra Lira own and operate Sabor A México LLC (translates to Taste of Mexico), a street […]

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A Milestone for the USD Symphony Orchestra

The University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, directed by Luis Viquez, was nominated for the Latin Grammys.  Partnering with Eddie Mora, a classical composer from Costa Rica, USD was ranked among four other orchestras for the best classical album of the year.  Eddie Mora wrote the song, “El Ruido del Agua” specifically for the USD […]

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Josh Ellerbeck to Self-Publish Third Book

Even with all his classes, Josh Ellerbeck made time to pursue his lifelong passion, writing. Ellerbeck, a junior communication studies major, recently self-published his third book, “Street Lights,” the first novel in a two-part series. Since his childhood years, Ellerbeck has always enjoyed writing. He created his first series in elementary school and shared it […]

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Four Coyotes land on Preseason All-Summit

On Oct. 11 the Summit League released the basketball preseason standings along with the players included in the first and second teams. This was voted on by the league’s coaches, sports information directors and select media members.  For Coyote men’s basketball, redshirt sophomore guard A.J. Plitzuweit, senior guard Mason Archambault and junior guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt […]

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Former Coyote Nine Months into Professional Athletic Career

In January, student athlete Maddie Lavin took to social media to announce her time in Vermillion was over. Lavin, a Vermillion native attended USD where she studied neuroscience and marketing while also competing as a triathlon, swim and dive, cross country and track and field athlete for the Coyotes.   Now, Lavin is a professional triathlete […]

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Back on Roster After Season Ending Injury

Senior distance runner Merga Gemeda ended last cross country season due to a season ending injury. Gemeda said after the injury, his motivation was completely taken away but he is trying to stay focused this season on staying healthy and performing well in conference competitions.  Last year, Gemeda was named Summit League Cross Country Runner […]

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Editorial: Sodexo Prices Are Limiting Our Student Orgs

Events on campus are one of the best parts of college life. Student organizations often end up throwing events that allow students to make great memories with close friends and feel excited about being on campus. However, soaring catering prices experienced during the transition from Aramark to Sodexo can make it a lot harder for […]

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Letter to the Editor: Remembering Native History

On October 10th, USD will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honoring Native history, culture and people. On this day of celebration, I will also remember the painful history between the United States and Indigenous communities.   For over a century, hundreds of thousands of Native children were taken from their families and placed in federally sponsored boarding […]

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Work Experience and the Devaluing of Education

College attendance has skyrocketed in the past few decades. It is significantly harder to obtain what is considered a “quality” job without a four-year degree. There is also an increased amount of pressure on young adults to enroll in the first place.  However, even when people are successful in obtaining a college diploma, many freshly […]

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USD’s Korean Student Association Approaches Budget Challenge with Confidence

What started as a small dinner conversation amongst friends, ended up turning into USD’s first ever Korean Student Association (KSA). However its members continue to search for proper funding.  President Eunjin Lee and Vice President Erica Martinez are the founders of KSA, a program which looks to cultivate the student body on traditional and modern […]

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