Scooter’s holds grand opening in Vermillion

Scooter’s Coffee opened its doors to Vermillion last November. However, due to COVID-19, the drive-thru coffee chain was unable to celebrate their grand opening.  Tuesday, Scooter’s Coffee had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to finally celebrate its grand opening. The location’s owner, Travis Rhoades, said that he thought the turnout was great and that the event was […]

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History Club set to start back up this semester

The History Club is a student-led organization for students interested in history. The club reflects the interests of students by what they think is important and what they chose to do. Starting on Jan. 28 the History Club is set to start back up after taking a semester off. Along with many other clubs and […]

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Decrease in Covid-19 cases on-campus brings questions about the future

For students in need of COVID-19 testing in Vermillion, USD Student Health Services is offering tests paid for by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Kevin O’Kelley, the head of USD’s emergency planning group, said if students need or think they need to be tested for COVID-19 they should reach out to […]

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The returning textbook process not impacted by COVID-19

With the school year winding down and classes preparing for the end, students are beginning the process of turning in the textbooks they’ve rented for the year. Students not being on campus due to the coronavirus pandemic has sparked confusion on how they can turn in their textbooks from home. Keith Grant, an employee at […]

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Vermillion Police adapt to coronavirus

With social distancing being recommended, some crimes in the Vermillion area have increased while others have decreased. Matt Betzen, chief of the Vermillion Police Department (VPD), said he began to notice the trend of certain crimes going down and its impact on the type of calls being received. “Unfortunately we have seen an increase in the […]

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Wellness Center cancels intramural sports, events due to coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of people around the world. It has caused people to be more socially aware of their potential exposure to the virus and their ability to practice cleanliness. Gyms across the nation have also been affected by the pandemic. According to Real Simple Health, gym equipment has more germs […]

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Five Star Barbershop brings new style to Vermillion

While salon’s like are popular now, so is this story.Joel Antonio, owner of 5 Star Barbershop, said he wanted to bring his community together in an unconventional way.  As a kid, barbers were all around Antonio, but he didn’t really find an interest in cutting hair until he moved to Vermillion.  He said he transformed […]

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German Club celebrates Rosenmontag, a highlight of German Karneval

Every February, people in Germany celebrate Cologne Carnival (Karneval), a week-long festival that takes place between Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.  Karneval has roots in the Catholic religion and is the time where relationships and things that are normal get reversed. People are also allowed to let loose but afterwards repent for what they’ve done […]

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