Editorial: Be an Informed Voter at the Polls

   Yesterday marked election day for some parts of the country. Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi held statewide elections for governor, executive offices and the state legislature. Most other states held local municipal elections for races such, as school board and city council.     While we didn’t have any elections in Vermillion yesterday, the country […]

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“Chartthrobs” keep America engaged during long election

Through the whirlwind election, Americans found unique ways to entertain themselves through the four days of ballot counting.  As eyes were glued to the screen, one of the only things keeping people engaged were the political correspondents. Across the networks, the political correspondents kept Americans on the edge of their seats with their smartboards and […]

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USD students ‘not surprised’ by South Dakota election

As election results rolled in on Nov. 3, students around campus watched the future of the country become a reality.  Some students chose to attend watch parties on campus while others viewed from the comfort of their homes. But no matter where they watched, students were not surprised by the South Dakota elections.  Freshman Marissa […]

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First-time voters go to polls for first general election

Voting has been a democratic right since the establishment of American democracy, but for many students at USD, this election is the first general election they will be voting in.  Ella Lueders, a sophomore social work major from Dell Rapids, SD is voting in her first election this year.  Lueders said she is determined to […]

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Get Out the Yote registers students to vote in last weeks before election

In 23 states, the deadline to register to vote has already passed, but for South Dakota, that deadline is Oct. 19. Addison Miller, director of Get Out the Yote — a student organization encouraging USD students who can claim residence in Clay County to register in South Dakota — said the organization seeks to work […]

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SGA promotes sexual violence awareness, approves funding for Cultural Wellness Coalition

The Student Government Association hosted Jordan Bonstrom of I CARE and Saeed Dabbour of the Center for Diversity and Community at Tuesday’s meeting. The organization also introduced three resolutions and passed a bill to approve special appropriations for the Cultural Wellness Coalition. Bonstrom said that the role of I CARE is split into two parts. […]

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SGA implements election transparency, debates ranked-choice voting

The Student Government Association hosted Kevin O’Kelley of the USD COVID-19 task force at Tuesday’s meeting. The body also passed a bill to implement election transparency and introduced a bill to implement ranked-choice voting in SGA presidential elections. O’Kelley said starting next week, USD will begin testing for asymptomatic COVID-19 cases by selecting a sample […]

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Postal Service equipped to handle voting by mail

The first ballots for the November election will be casted later this week. This election, there is an expected increase in the number of voters casting their vote by mail. According to a statement released Aug. 21 by the USPS, the Postal Service has more than enough capacity to handle election mail volume. The USPS […]

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