Bill to Restrict Medical Treatments for Transgender Adolescents Passes Committee

As the legislative session in Pierre heats up, a bill aimed at blocking minors from receiving certain medical and surgical procedures causes controversy. Rep. Bethany Soye introduced House Bill (HB) 1080, which would ban healthcare professionals from “attempting to alter the appearance of a minor’s sex… if that appearance or perception is inconsistent with the […]

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House Bill Introduced to Potentially Scrap the Bar Examination Requirement

There is a shortage of lawyers in South Dakota. Earlier this month, Rep. Mary Fitzgerald introduced a solution to this problem with a bill to remove the bar exam for USD students who are attending the Knudson School of Law.  House Bill (HB) 1076 would award law graduates who plan to stay in South Dakota […]

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California Faced with Repeated Tropical Storms

This month, California has been ripped by several intense storms and many communities across the state have been flooded out. The L.A. Times reports at least 22 have died as a result of the flooding and landslides. Statewide, California has accumulated around 11.2 inches of rainfall.  These storms are known as atmospheric rivers, or ARs. […]

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Bringing New Energy to Vermillion with The W

As the small town of Vermillion continues to grow, Hailie Warren, the creative director at USD, is adding her name to the list of business owners, alongside her husband, Dante, and her daughter, Winter. The W, a social house, stay and event venue is coming soon to Vermillion. This will be a place where guests […]

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Noem’s Proposal Clarifies Expenses on Pregnant Parents

On Jan. 19, Gov. Kristi Noem requested amends to Senate Bill (SB) 75 that will provide for all pregnancy expenses to be covered by both of the child’s parents, which is clarifying an existing law.  Gov. Noem along with Sen. David Wheeler and Rep. Mike Stevens, hope this new bill will lessen the financial burden […]

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New Club Bringing Indian Culture to Campus

A new student organization, the Indian Student Association, hopes to connect Indian students across campus and bring more Indian culture to USD. The organization is still in its beginning stages but has high hopes for the future.   In recent years, USD has seen an increase in international students, especially from India. One group of students […]

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MUC Decorated With Decks for Another Year

The Muenster University Center (MUC) is hosting a skateboard decks exhibition for another year. This tradition is thanks to the spring class of the First Year Art Seminar. Amy Fill, the curator for USD galleries, said ART 101 students are encouraged to express themselves with their skateboard decks.  “It’s all inclusive,” Fill said. “Whoever participated […]

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Walker Demers Ready For Homecoming at UND

Freshman forward Walker Demers grew up in Grafton, North Dakota. As an 8th grader, Demers was called up to the varsity team where she gained experience for the following three years. Demers scored more than 1,000 points, collected 750 rebounds and 200 steals.  Last January, Demers thought about reclassifying and graduating a year earlier to […]

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Softball to Take Field Again Soon

The Coyote softball team has spent one week out of the last three months on real dirt and grass. However, they’re just 10 days away from breaking that streak with their season opener against Penn State in Conway, South Carolina. They will also play UMass Lowell, Penn State again, Towson and Coastal Carolina “We’re not […]

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Complications Arise After Injury Suffered in Egypt

Former USD women’s tennis player and current USD graduate assistant instructor Habiba Aly,  practiced with the Egyptian National team over winter break. Aly is originally from Cairo, Egypt. Aly was practicing for the Billie Jean King Cup, formerly known as the Fed Cup, which is the world’s largest annual women’s international team sports competition. Aly […]

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