Coffee with USD Veterans promotes SVRC

In order to honor this coming Veterans Day, the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) hosted an event, Coffee with Veterans, where students could get coffee and donuts and talk with USD veterans. Jacob Aus is the SVRC coordinator and helped plan the event. “The importance of this event is to get people in the USD […]

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Sustainability department holds monthly environmental talk

The Sustainability department hosted a “Sustainabili-TEA” event in the Akeley-Lawrence Science Center Nov. 4.  Sustainabili-TEA is a new event this year that the Sustainability department is trying to host once a month. It’s a gathering for anyone interested in sustainability or the environment.  Students and staff can talk about their initiatives on campus or ideas […]

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Scooter’s opens new location in Vermillion

Scooter’s Coffee celebrated its grand opening in Vermillion last week. The drive-thru coffee shop, located on Princeton Street near Walmart, launched a line of seasonal drinks, including a peppermint mocha, sugar cookie latte and holiday spice “carmelicious” coffees for their grand opening. As part of the grand opening, Scooter’s offered different deals every day of […]

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Latte Da serves customers despite challenges

Coffee is an essential part of many college students’ morning routines. However, if students prefer to buy their coffee, COVID-19 might have created difficulties. Despite this, some shops have thrived.   Sandy Marker, the owner of Latte Da, became concerned for her safety in March after students were sent home for the semester. Marker lost her only employee and had […]

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The Bean brews up special USD coffee blend to help fund scholarships

To make the perfect coffee blend, the beans have to be special, but a good cause for coffee can make it even better. The Bean coffee shop in downtown Vermillion began selling the exclusive Yote Blend coffee last fall and have provided USD with their very own coffee blend ever since.  Leslie Gerish, co-owner of […]

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Scooter’s Coffee set to open this October

The regional coffee chain Scooter’s Coffee opened its first shop in Bellevue, Nebraska in 1998. Now the chain is making its way to Vermillion.  Construction on the drive-thru coffee shop began in July this year and is set to conclude in October. Diedra Mettler, the soon-to-be-manager of Vermillion’s Scooters, said there isn’t an official opening […]

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Art for Art – Latte Art Throwdown

Hearts, rosettas, tulips and swans. These were some of the designs made at the second annual Art for Art – Latte Art Throwdown at The Bean on Jan. 31. People filed into The Bean to watch as the baristas battled it out to see who could make the best latte art. The competition was a […]

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Cristobal Francisquez: Latte Extraordinaire

Coffee artist and Bean barista Cristobal Francisquez pours his heart into latte art at competitions from Sioux Falls to New York City. Francisquez began his coffee journey in Sioux City while working for a call center. Looking for a creative outlet, he stumbled upon Pierce Street Coffee Works and soon joined the staff. Once hired, […]

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