South Dakota reaches 108 cases of COVID-19

As of Tuesday, South Dakota reached a total of 108 cases of COVID-19, 44 of which have recovered, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. Clay County recorded its first case of COVID-19 on March 28 according to an email from USD University Relations. The email also stated as of March 28 there are […]

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Vermillion Police adapt to coronavirus

With social distancing being recommended, some crimes in the Vermillion area have increased while others have decreased. Matt Betzen, chief of the Vermillion Police Department (VPD), said he began to notice the trend of certain crimes going down and its impact on the type of calls being received. “Unfortunately we have seen an increase in the […]

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My creativity is trapped in quarantine

My creativity is trapped in quarantine with the rest of the United States. I know being trapped inside is trying for many and without being dismissive of those who have fallen ill, it’s important to acknowledge the effects of quarantine for the entire population. People like me who use creativity as an outlet from stress […]

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USD’s athletic department still evaluating effects of COVID-19

Putting the entire sports world on hold is affecting more than just the athletes on the court. Athletic Department’s around the country are adjusting to their lives at home and are trying to evaluate and plan for the future. USD Athletic Director David Herbster and the rest of USD’s athletic department staff are transitioning to […]

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Local pastor connects with congregation online

Having a normal routine is no longer a given. Going grocery shopping, hanging out with friends and worshipping at weekly church services aren’t an option anymore as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop. But Nicole Clade, pastor of Vermillion’s First United Methodist Church, has developed a new daily routine that she is sharing with all […]

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Vermillion sees first case of COVID-19

On Saturday, March 28, Clay County reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19. The individual is a 20-30 year old woman who is currently self-quarantining in her home.  This individual reported mild symptoms and was tested through Sanford Health Center’s curbside testing site, according to Time Tracy, CEO of Sanford Vermillion Medical Center. The case […]

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On-campus food option limited in response to CDC recommendations

USD — following the Center for Disease Control recommendations in regards to COVID-19 — has closed all on-campus restaurants besides University Brew, the convenience stores — Beede Pump and the Coyote Village POD — and residential dining.  The Aramark locations remaining open on campus have limited hours and reduced workers present. In an email interview with […]

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‘Disappointed, but thankful’: Senior year during the COVID-19 pandemic

Following the official announcement made by USD, graduation has been postponed for the class of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic may have ended senior year sooner than expected, but three seniors have decided to look more on the positive side. Isaac Westergaard and Emily Gillespie, senior business administration majors, said they’re making the most out of […]

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Historic Coyote’ 2019-20 campaign comes to a halt

Championship Tuesday (March 10) was one to remember for the No. 17/11 Coyotes, who took down rival SDSU to win the Summit League title and complete a perfect 19-0 conference slate. “It’s a season that I know my teammates, coaches and Coyote fans will never forget,” junior Chloe Lamb said in an email interview with […]

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