‘Walking in two worlds:’ Indigenous students balance culture, education

For some USD indigenous students, balancing heritage and school can be difficult. Whether from the reservation or a small town, indigenous students often have different experiences from their peers. Living with labels The terms “Indian,” “Native American,” “American Indian” and “Native” are problematic for some indigenous people, said junior social work major Mekko Bearkiller. “We […]

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Center for Diversity & Community holds discussion following faculty departure

Following the departure of former intercultural programming coordinator Lena Tran, the Center for Diversity & Community held a two-hour open discussion on moving forward as a community. About 15 students attended the discussion on Sunday. Some topics discussed were the future of the CDC, how to move forward with event planning and addressing unwelcoming feelings in […]

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Photo gallery: First ‘Taste of Asia’ event well-attended

A new event hosted by the Asian American Student Association (AASA) attracted about 50 students, faculty and community members Thursday night. “Taste of Asia” featured food from five different countries: Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Korea. AASA members said this kick-off event was held to teach others about Asian culture and recruit more students into the […]

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USD continuing conversations about Charlottesville, diversity

More than a month after the events in Charlottesville, VA sparked controversy across the nation, a conversation about racism, prejudices and education was held on USD’s campus. Students and experts in fields such as law, health sciences, political science, history and Native American studies gathered in the Muenster University Center Sept. 6. More than 100 people attended the […]

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Updated: Multicultural Leadership Institute promotes leadership, storytelling

By Ally Krupinsky and Cheyenne Alexis After three days of team building, discussing and storytelling, USD students left Irene, SD with a sense of closeness and inspiration. More than 50 students connected and reflected on topics relating to social justice, leadership and diversity over the weekend at the fifth annual Multicultural Leadership Institute. “What I really […]

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Muslim Student Association hosts third annual Eid al-Adha celebration

Eid al-Adha, also known as the “feast of sacrifice,” was hosted by the Muslim Student Association in the Muenster University Center Ballroom Tuesday night. Traditional Muslim dishes were served, and attendees could try out an Arabic calligraphy transcribing table and were welcome to try on hujub. MSA President Zaben Alhasani, a sophomore international studies major, […]

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