Professor brews graphic design in the classroom and the taproom

Academics and alcohol may not always be the best brew, but in professor Mitch Torbert’s case, it is a match made in the taproom. Torbert is a professor of graphic design and is the graphic designer for the Sioux Falls native, Fernson Brewing Company.  After earning his bachelor’s degree in printmaking at South Dakota State […]

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What being an RA is really like

Waking up to a loud phone call at 3 a.m. and hearing the words, “University Police,” isn’t a situation most college students experience. However, for Residence Assistants, it’s just a part of the job. After recieving this 3 a.m. phone call, resident assistant Blake Brown walked to the front of Coyote Village to meet with […]

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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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One nation, one veteran’s​ story

From rural Iowa to the mountains of Afghanistan to USD, Gregg Taylor took his self-proclaimed life of “mediocrity” and decided to start over.  His new beginning: a combat engineer in the United States Army.  At age 18, despite his father’s hesitation, Taylor became a fourth-generation enlisted Army soldier. He didn’t know if it was the […]

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Freshman standout Juhnke talks school, serves and success

The daughter of two former collegiate volleyball players, Elizabeth Juhnke is continuing the Juhnke legacy as an outside hitter for USD. This year, the women’s volleyball team welcomed five freshmen to the roster, including Juhnke. However, something makes this six-rotation outside hitter stand out. The six-foot Lakeville, Minnesota product through 20 games this season has […]

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