USD Participates in Annual Hult Prize Competition

This year USD plans to compete for a one million dollar prize in the global Hult Prize competition. Roughly two million students participate in this annual contest, coined “the Nobel Prize for students,” every year. In 2020, USD became home to a winning team when the student organization Fomeno, dedicated to sustainable fashion, claimed the […]

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How thrifting can combat the climate crisis

 The climate crisis is an ever-expanding topic of discussion around the globe, and more companies than ever are, at the very least, looking into making crucial changes that will result in positive change. There are multiple industries, however, that will never be sustainable without making drastic alterations in their production processes. The top industries being […]

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USD athletes create new company; Fomeno, Win $100,000

A sustainable business plan that earned three USD students $100,000 was inspired by a t-shirt in the middle of Monte Verde, Costa Rica.  USD student athletes Payton Ryz (Ryz writes opinion articles for The Volante) and Brigit Blote, along with USD alum Ashlynn Atwood created a sustainable business centered around the idea of recycling clothes, […]

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