Wynie Mae’s bounces back from COVID

Wynie Mae’s AVEDA Salon & Spa has been open in downtown Vermillion for over a decade, but for nine weeks this spring, their doors were closed. Before the city of Vermillion officially mandated businesses closing during COVID-19 in March, Wynie Mae’s decided to close temporarily.  Bekki Engquist-Schroeder, owner and hairstylist at Wynnie Mae’s, said while […]

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Theater department looks forward to returning of students, renovations

Coming back to campus will be different for every department after being away since the middle of March this year. However, for the USD Theatre Department, they will be returning to a newly renovated theater.  The Knutson Theatre is set to be renovated this summer. So far, the renovations have not been postponed. Dr. Raimondo […]

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Graduating into the unknown

The graduating class of 2020 is finishing their time at USD while not actually being on campus. Due to COVID-19, classes were moved online for the rest of the semester and the commencement ceremony was postponed. On April 28, USD officially announced the ceremony would be held on Oct. 24, 2020. The future date for […]

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Letter from the editor: The Volante is here to be your voice

2020 has turned the entire world upside down. Our perfect schedules were cleared. Our travel plans were postponed. Classes were redesigned. Everything we knew is gone.  While things we once took for granted are changing to luxuries, it is important to learn from what we are going through.  Through this pandemic, I have learned how […]

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South Dakota primary set for June, absentee voting available

South Dakota’s primary election will take place on June 2 this year. In response to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, legislation was prompted earlier this month — making this the first time residents will receive absentee ballots via mail.  The application for absentee voting is now officially open. Every South Dakotan will receive an […]

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Dakotathon combines with State-A-Thon for first-ever virtual dance marathon

Dakotathon and State-A-Thon put aside the USD and SDSU rivalry to combine fundraising forces for this year’s virtual dance marathon. Together as South Dakota Dance Marathon, they raised $242,605.20 for Children’s Miracle Network.  The virtual dance marathon took place on Facebook and featured videos from miracle families and dances performed throughout the day.  The event […]

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Summer camps, conferences canceled in response to COVID-19

USD announced on Friday all summer camps are canceled— including American Legion Auxiliary South Dakota Girls State, originally scheduled for June 1 through 6, Despite the cancellation, all participants will receive a certificate of achievement and according to the press release, will be invited to the banquet scheduled for the fall. ALA South Dakota Girl […]

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Shattering the silence remotely

Every 73 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. Young adults — ages 18-34 — make up 54% of those cases.  This April marks the 19th anniversary for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment or PAVE-USD is using this month to further spread awareness on resources available for USD students — even while away […]

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Letter from the Editor: The importance of conversations

In a time when everything is online working remotely should be easy. It should be easy to put together a paper from your house — but it’s not.  While The Volante staff is lucky to have access to Adobe Indesign on our laptops, the ability to edit photos from our living rooms, access to the […]

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