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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Letter to the Editor: South Dakota Board of Regents, Opportunity Centers: A Battle for Inclusion

The South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) met Thursday, Oct. 14 at the University of South Dakota (USD) to end their listening tour on South Dakota Senate Bill 55. SB 55 created a task force to review institutional functions. Students filled the university’s auditorium to address their concerns on the task force’s finding and the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Your Voice is Being Silenced in the SD State Legislature

The state motto is “Under God, the People Rule.” But the voice of the public is being silenced in our SD State Legislature and it’s time to stop it.  The case in point? Senate Bill 72 which is an act to revise notification of the public on changes concerning the listing or delisting of endangered and threatened species […]

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Letter to the Editor: What Goes in Recycling Bins

Last week’s Volante featured an article about recycling that included some information that is no longer true about the types of plastic accepted by the campus single-stream recycling program. The correct information is that the only plastics accepted are bottles, tubs and jugs regardless of the number on them.  Our recyclable materials go to Millennium Recycling in Sioux […]

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Letter to the editor

To the Editor,  I am an education major that attends school at the UDS’s main campus in Vermillion, SD. I am writing to you about the university’s expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Before the pandemic I utilized the USD Wellness Center and attended USD activities, which was included with the activity fees in my tuition. When COVID-19 hit the university closed the Wellness Center and their canceled events. […]

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Letter to the Editor: USD Law Students Host Veterans Legal Clinics

Law students from the University of South Dakota School of Law recently hosted legal clinics for veterans, active service-members, and military families in Hot Springs and Rapid City on Sept. 13-14, 2018.   Hosted by the USD Veterans’ Legal Education Group (VLEG), eleven law students and two law professors joined local attorneys from the Black Hills area to consult with local veterans. These pro bono clinics provide free legal assistance and advice, which can range from family law, to […]

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Letter to the Editor: Native American campus organizations are proud to educate and include

Many of USD’s traditions honoring inclusive excellence have roots decades old. In September, the 27th annual Red Road Gathering centered around the theme “Next Generation.” The Tiospaye Student Council will host its 47th annual Wacipi April 6-7, 2019 at USD’s Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Tiospaye also organized a Native American Heritage Month kick-off event with […]

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