The Holiday Stroll Brings Joy to the Community

With the holiday season approaching, the small businesses in Vermillion are coming together to create an event for the community to shop, eat and socialize at. The Holiday Stroll is a seven-year annual tradition where local store owners in Vermillion stay open for a couple of extra hours in the evening to offer deals or […]

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USD Health Sciences Hosts Pet Toy Drive

For the first time ever, the department of Public Health and Health Sciences is collecting pet toys and treats during the month of November. The pet drive will have donations and pet items available for students at the University of South Dakota to pick up from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Dec. 6 in the […]

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The Cat Cafe De-stresses Students

Students swapped out their laptops for cats at the Cat Cafe event aimed to be a de-stresser for midterms week.  On Oct. 20, USD’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) partnered with the Heartland Humane Society of Yankton to put on the Cat Cafe Event.  At the event, the Heartland Humane Society brought cats that are up […]

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Wellness Center Offers Irish Dance Class

Irish dance classes at the Wellness Center have allowed students to better connect with their roots.  Aiden Fenenga started teaching the class last year during the fall semester. Fenenga was recommended for the position by her sister-in-law, who teaches zumba classes. “I kind of got volunteered to do it in like the most wonderful way […]

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Eighth Annual Big Pink Volleyball Fundraiser

The Big Pink Volleyball Fundraiser returned to USD for its eighth year on Oct. 4 at the Wellness Center. The event, organized by Connor Singhisen, assistant director of intramurals and clubs, called upon participants to deck themselves out in as much pink attire as possible. Singhisen said students, faculty, staff and community members participated. The […]

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USD Music Department Host Third Annual Music is Alive Festival

USD’s Music Department hosted its third annual Music is Alive festival and partnered with Vermillion High School, which provided a variety of musical performances from eight ensembles. The event kicked off with Vermillion High School’s Pride of Vermillion, then followed in the order of USD Jazz Band, USD Symphony Orchestra, Vermillion High School’s Rhythm in […]

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Department of Theatre Brings New Perspective on Greek Classic

In the first production of the year, the Department of Theatre showcased a new adaptation taken on a classic Greek myth. Eurydice, directed by Jeff Larsen, a master of fine arts directing student, twists the Greek myth Orpheus. Eurydice is told from the perspective of Eurydice, the daughter of Apollo. The play is a tragicomedy […]

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Students Rally Over Reproductive Rights

Chants and signs were throughout the USD campus against the overturning of Roe versus Wade Thursday, Sept. 8. Students showed their views on abortion rights in a march which started at the Dome and made its way through campus to Alfs Auditorium. Lexi McKee-Hemenway, junior, a student and organizer for the rally, said she wanted […]

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MSA set to host Ramadan celebration Thursday

On Thursday, April 14, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) is hosting its first event of the year, a celebration for Ramadan, the holy month in Islam. The event will consist of an informative presentation, a traditional meal and a quiz. The event is at 7:30 pm in the Muenster University Center (MUC) pit. The president […]

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