Men’s Standpoint on Sexual Assault on Campus

By: Thomas Pemrick and Jozie Kumm [email protected] [email protected] While sexual assault is mostly associated with women; anyone can be a victim of sexual assault. According to the National Sexual Assault rates, around 8-10% of men will be a victim of sexual assault. These rates are higher for men when they’re on campus rather than off. […]

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Title IX Office: A Free Resource for On-campus Assaults

Many students don’t know that USD has an office dedicated to ensuring that every student is protected against discrimination on campus. Title IX is a section of U.S. law that protects students on college campuses from discrimination based upon race, sex, religion and other factors. In particular, Title IX extends the discrimination upon sex to […]

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UPD Speaks about Sexual Assault on Campus

USD has sent two timely warnings since Jan. 1, 2023, regarding sexual-based violence.  There is concern whether these acts are getting more frequent. However, Bryant Jackson, the UPD Chief of Police, said that these occurrences are rare for USD.  However, sexual assault can be confused with sexual abuse and rape. Jackson describes someone being physically […]

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Toxicity Sold as Love: How the Media Affects Perceptions of Love

While romantic comedies may be a favorite for many, they do not always portray love in an accurate or healthy way. According to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), of the 118 movies that they counted from major studios, 18.6% of the movies contained someone that identified as LGBTQ.   Many popular films follow […]

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Jackrabbits Top Seed in Tournament after Perfect Conference Record

This year the Summit League Tournament has expanded to all 10 teams. There will be two play-in games on Friday as the bottom four teams will compete for the last two spots in the quarterfinals. The Women’s play-in games will kick off the tournament in Sioux Falls on Friday with games at 12:30 p.m. and […]

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Old Main Hosts Writing and Art Ceremony

On Feb. 26, the South Dakota Scholastic Art and Writing Awards ceremony was held in Old Main. This year marked the 100th year of the awards with 100,000 teenagers from the United States and Canada entered over 300,000 pieces of art and writing.   Every year, high school students have the opportunity to share their artwork […]

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Club to Celebrate Culture with Food

The International Club invites all of campus to their annual Festival of Nations this weekend. The Festival of Nations will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.  in the MUC Ballroom on Sunday, March 5. According to Andreea Picioroaga, the International Student Advisor for the Gallagher International Center, the Festival of Nations is […]

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Oral Roberts Secures Top Spot in Summit League Tournament 

With South Dakota defeating Kansas City in the final game of the Summit League regular season, the teams will be focusing on the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls.  This year, the tournament will look a little different as all 10 teams in the conference will be traveling to Sioux Falls. Unlike last year, the […]

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The Symphony: A Night of Beautiful Music

The University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (USDSO) always presents a lively and entertaining performance. I had the pleasure of attending the matinee concert and was incredibly excited to listen to a full symphony created by the famous composer, Beethoven.  Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67” is a challenging and intricate piece […]

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