SGA Email Signature Resolution Passes

Tuesday’s February 20 Student Government Association’s (SGA) weekly meeting ran for nearly two and a half hours in a discussion of policy and resolution. During the student feedback portion of the meeting, law student and South Dakota Student Regent Brock Brown expressed his concerns about a proposed SGA resolution regarding the South Dakota Board of […]

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When and Wear: Monochromatic – From the Trend of Sweatsuit to “Groutfits”

The monochromatic sweatsuit has resurrected recently, with a resurgence that some are all for the trend, while others are not so on board with its revival..  Gaining popularity in the 1970s, the original form of the sweatsuit was the tracksuit, a monochromatic pant and jacket combination that allowed for both mobility and style.  While we […]

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Charlie’s Cupboard’s Recent Food Drive Proves to be a Success 

In this past week, Charlie’s Cupboard received a sizable amount of donations, ranging from personal hygiene items to food products, that are to be given away to the students at USD.  Charlie’s Cupboard is a student-run organization that was created in 2020. The goal of the Cupboard is to help students who are in need […]

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Leila’s Rose Band Partners with CAB and PAVE for Sexual Assault Awareness

On Tuesday Feb. 20 Leila Rose’s Band Partnered with the Campus Activity Board (CAB) and Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment (PAVE) to put on a concert in order to  raise money and awareness for sexual violence on campus. Alexa Carlson, the president of PAVE, said that events like these have many beneficial impacts on campus. “Hosting […]

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When and Wear: The Stanley Cup of Cups

Whether one sees them everywhere, or hears the call of ice clashing against the metal cylinder, Stanley cups, and other variants of them, have recently become the water bottle of choice for the masses. The metal cup has arguably become one of the most popular “accessories” in many college students’ daily attire; so in theory, […]

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NEW SDBOR EMAIL POLICY ERASES MORE THAN A SIGNATURE

Winter Break brought sweeping changes to the communication policy for all public university’s faculty and staff. Under the new South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) policy titled, “Communications and Branding,” the SDBOR limited official communication standards to name, location, and institution.  The policy includes that any further information, graphics, or links not previously listed are […]

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HOW DRAG AFFIRMS IDENTITY FOR USD STUDENTS

Finding your stride as a queer person in South Dakota can come with challenges, but for Pollie Esther, it happened by accident.   Since stumbling across RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2019, Pollie Esther has been developing herself and her identity in her parents’ basement.  “When I found [RuPaul’s] Drag Race, I got inspired and wanted to […]

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USD Athletic Director & Vermillion Mayor Push Attendance Goals

In a bold move to drive up attendance at sporting events, USD Athletic Director Jon Schemmel has introduced a new incentive to increase student attendance at games. At each basketball game, Schemmel will personally offer a cash reward when specific attendance goals are achieved. The incentive began with the goal of seeing 200 students in […]

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Wellness Center Expansion Faces Slight Winter Weather Delay

The highly anticipated Wellness Center Pool expansion project was met with challenges this past month. The $31.25 million project was struck with delays from severe weather events that had lasting effects on the construction site.   The first few weeks of January brought intense snow and extremely cold weather, which adversely affected construction. The expansion includes […]

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Union of African American Students Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month for the United States, and the Union of African American Students (UAAS) has begun celebrating the month with various events. UAAS is an organization on USD’s campus that focuses on creating a comfortable and educational environment for all members of USD’s campus. “We’re here to be a safe space and […]

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