In his upcoming presentation on “The Science of Love,” Dr. Harry Freeman says he will teach students how to build their own Cupid’s arrow using science. Freeman was recently asked…
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…
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,”…
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,…
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…

Pole Vaulters Vault into the National Rankings

The Coyotes track and field team is currently in the middle of their indoor season, yet some players have begun gaining major recognition. The Coyotes have taken three of the last four “Player of the Week” awards in field events for both the men’s and women’s track as well as field teams. Fifth-year senior Marshall […]

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Softball Teams Prepare for the 2024 Spring Season

The softball team is getting ready to kick off their 2024 spring season. With a team of 20 girls, exactly half the roster is new, as the team took on five transfer players along with five new freshmen. Another new face to the program is assistant coach Shannon Privovar. Coming from The University of Sioux […]

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Summit League’s 16 Annual Food Fight Challenge

The Summit League is partnering with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) for the 16 straight year to host the Summit League Food Fight Challenge. The Food Fight is a friendly donation competition between Universities in the Summit League that works to raise money for non-perishable food items. The Coyotes have set a goal of 10,000 […]

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Media and Journalism Department mourns former faculty member

Updated as of Jan. 24, 2024. Charles “Chuck”  Baldwin stepped on USD’s campus in 2007 as the first full-time Journalist in Residence within the Al Neuharth Media and Journalism Department.  Baldwin died this past December 17, at the age of 70. He is survived by his son Joshua “Josh” Baldwin, as well as the students […]

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When and Wear – How USD Students Feel About the New Winter Trend – UGG

Whether one loves them, hates them, or just tolerates them, there is no doubt that the UGG brand has taken over the slipper market. So much so that most people can’t walk into a room without seeing at least one person wearing some form of them.  UGG began in the 1970s from an Australian surfer […]

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Heavy Snow and Freezing Temperatures Topple a New Semester 

Over the course of the last two weeks, Vermillion has been hit with multiple feet of snow and subzero temperatures. This blast of winter weather has caused many problems for students, faculty, and staff on USD’s main campus. The first day of classes for the Spring 2024 semester was scheduled for January 8. However for […]

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AI Policy Left for Faculty to Decide

Last year, one of the biggest worries of educators on USD’s main campus was the use of AI programs by students. This year, AI regulations were added to the syllabi of many classes all across campus.  Now that more faculty have begun familiarizing themselves with the capabilities made available by AI, some professors are beginning […]

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CAB CALLS FOR NEW EVENTS AND COLLABORATION

One week ago today marked a year since the last annual Campus Activities Board (CAB) Concert. The Sanford Coyote Sports Center hosted 24K Golden to a considerably smaller crowd than previous years. Today, there is no answer to whether they will host another concert this year. CAB currently receives the largest amount of money appropriated […]

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Former Coyote QB is the Center of a New Documentary

Chris Streveler, former USD quarterback, stars in a new documentary being created by Bernard Productions.  The documentary follows Streveler’s journey from adolescence all the way through his career in the NFL and to the present day. The documentary begins following Streveler when he got his first start playing football as a quarterback at Marian Catholic […]

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New Athletic Director Announced for USD Athletics

USD has finished their months long search for a new athletic director. On December 20, it was announced that Jon Schemmel would serve as USD’s 14th Athletic Director (AD). Schemmel previously worked for USD as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development from 2012-2017. Before returning to Vermillion, Schemmel worked in Madison as the President, […]

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