The SOUND of USD Makes Their Appearance at Mardi Gras

USD band members and instructors embarked on a week-long trip to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras celebration, starting Feb. 8 through the 14. The adventure started In the early morning of Thursday, Feb. 8, when the band loaded the buses and departed from USD’sDakota Dome. Later that morning, they made a stop at Omaha […]

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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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“Never Forget the Names,” Students March for Missing Indigenous People

On Thursday, February 16, USD students, faculty and staff joined the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) and the Native American Cultural Center for a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Person march.  There are 132 missing people listed on South Dakota’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse. 71 of the persons listed are Native American or Alaskan Native.  Attendees […]

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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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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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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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SGA Unanimously Passes Senate Bills 84 through 90

On Sept. 26, SGA held their sixth meeting of the year. During the meeting, SGA members unanimously voted to pass a total of seven “old business” Senate Bills (SB), as well as approved the further revision and discussion of a singular “new business” SB. The old business bills passed at this meeting included all bills […]

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D-Days Committee Reaching Out to All USD Supporters

Dakota Days is right around the corner and USD is putting final touches on plans for the week. Dakota Days will be held from Oct. 1-7 with events meant for all USD fans. Trevor Sinclair, President of the Dakota Days committee, said they have been working for 10 months on planning events for the USD […]

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USD Holds Events for Suicide Awareness Month

September is nationally known as Suicide Awareness Month. In honor of this, USD’s Student Counseling Center (SCC) held suicide prevention week from Sept. 10-16. The week started with the Field of Memories Exhibit. Madison Harrington, the SCC’s prevention and addiction counselor, said it was a tribute to students who lost their life to suicide.   “This […]

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The 19th Annual Ribs, Rods, Rock & Roll Event Gathers Vermillion Community Members in a Weekend Full of Fun 

The 19th annual Ribs, Rods & Rock N’ Roll event took place on Main Street in downtown Vermillion on Friday Sept. 8 through Saturday Sept. 9. This exciting community event included various activities for attendees of all ages, such as live music, BBQ and wing taste testing/competitions, a classic car/cycle show, a family fun area […]

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