The War Between Israel and Hamas

The ongoing conflict within the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel-Lebanon border being fought between the country of Israel and Palestine’s militant group, Hamas, has shown no signs of stopping anytime soon.  The conflict between the two countries originally began on Oct. 7, 2023, when the Hamas-led Palestinian militant movement launched an attack targeting Southern […]

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USD student stays ‘Never Offended Always Humble’

Marcus Destin is a senior at USD studying Communications as well as minoring in Multicultural Studies. Recently, the 25 year old has made his own mark starting a new business and podcast. Destin is the Co-owner of the business Never Offended Always Humble (N.O.A.H) alongside his brother, Stefan. Destin said their business offers a variety […]

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New FAR appointed amid pandemic

Tucked away in Noteboom Hall, room 317, Jessica Messersmith — the newly appointed Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) — is deciding what the best course of action is to help all student-athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, Messersmith’s job would include keeping student-athletes on track while they balance their academics and athletics. She […]

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USD classes remain online through the summer term

On Monday in a press release, USD announced summer classes will remain online for all South Dakota public institutions. USD’s announcement came after the South Dakota Board of Regents decision was announced the same day.   This decision, according to the press release, is in response to South Dakota’s continued effort to reduce the spread of […]

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The Man behind the MUC: How the MUC Director balances work duties and family responsibilities

Doug Wagner, the Director of the Muenster University Center and Student Programming, has a hand in every program that occurs in the MUC. He often arrives at work around 8 a.m., but his day typically starts much earlier than that. He drives to Sioux City at 4:15 in the morning, five days a week, to […]

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Robert the raccoon rocks Coyote Village

Most pet owners on campus have a dog, cat or fish, but first-year Nick Gaes has a pet raccoon named Robert. Gaes has had Robert for two years and currently lives in Coyote Village.  Gaes is a kinesiology and sports management major and plays football at USD. Gaes got Robert from a farm in Iowa. […]

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USD’s Anime Club to host annual Torii-Con, welcome all fans

Anime, otherwise known as Japanese animation full of colorful characters and fantastical themes, is popular among a handful of USD students. The USD Anime Club is a group of students who come together every Tuesday evening to explore the world of anime and Japanese culture. Anime fans not only enjoy watching their favorite shows but […]

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Freshman women’s basketball player Alexi Hempe overcomes torn ACL

Moving into Coyote Village at the beginning of summer, the women’s basketball team prepared for a summer filled with basketball. However, for freshman forward Alexi Hempe, she faced a summer full of rehab for her torn ACL. During a basketball game her senior year, Hempe’s season came to a halt due to a torn ACL […]

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Charlie Mechling’s ‘open door’ to Occupational Therapy School

Dedicating 20 hours a week to the water is challenging. Surviving four years of college with a 4.0 GPA is no easier feat. Senior health sciences major Charlie Mechling has accomplished both of these all while preparing for the next phase of her life: occupational therapy school. The Colorado native’s ability to balance school and […]

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