Summit League’s 16 Annual Food Fight Challenge

The Summit League is partnering with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) for the 16 straight year to host the Summit League Food Fight Challenge. The Food Fight is a friendly donation competition between Universities in the Summit League that works to raise money for non-perishable food items. The Coyotes have set a goal of 10,000 […]

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Unity Week Highlights Different Cultures

Throughout the week of Nov. 1 through the 4, the College of Fine Arts hosted the inaugural Unity Week that ended with the Unity Ball. The week consisted of four different events held in the MUC to celebrate different cultures at USD.  The president of the Union of African American Students (UAAS) Bennett Clary said […]

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Unity Week End with the Unity Ball

Throughout next week, the College of Fine Arts will be sponsoring Unity Week. This is a week-long event to celebrate diverse experiences, stories and journeys at USD with multiple events and panels.  President of the Union of African American Students (UAAS) Bennett Clary said they were unable to secure the MUC Ballroom for the spring […]

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Dakota Days Kicked Off in SCSC Monday

The Coyotes started Dakota Days off on Monday night with the Coyote Tip-Off, the first of many events over the week. “This is just the beginning,” Multicultural Affairs Coordinator Marcus Destin said. The night started off with Coyote Crazies President Damani Hayes and Destin introducing the students to all the candidates for the royal court. […]

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First Fridays Bring Collaboration and Education

Every first Friday of the month, the MUC Pit is filled with food, people and activities to bring light to groups around campus and educate the university community. The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts the First Friday events by partnering with different organizations and departments across campus. Marcus Destin, the Multicultural Affairs Coordinator, said these […]

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Additional Funding Requested for Students Groups at SGA Meeting

Tuesday’s meeting was characterized by requests for additional funding and reports by organizations about upcoming events for students at USD. Jordan Bonstrum, Director of the Opportunity Center, spoke as the special guest of the evening, inviting SGA to attend a mental health talk given by Darryll Stinson on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the […]

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SGA Passes Two Emergency Legislations, Swears in Three New Senators

The Student Government Association (SGA) received insight from USD’s Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs on resources it will provide for students. SGA also introduced Senate Bills (SB) 77, 79 and 80 and passed bills 78 and 81 as emergency legislation unanimously. Three new senators were also sworn in by SGA President, Caleb Weiland. […]

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USd’s African Student Association hosts annual African Night

USD’s African Student Association (ASA) held their annual African Night on Feb. 26 The event was hosted by USD’s social media coordinator Marcus Destin who began the event by saying this year was special because large gatherings are more seldom with COVID-19. “I’m gonna guide you through this journey through African Night. Now, this is […]

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UAAS encourages everyone ‘not to be defined solely by the color of our skin’

USD’s Union of African American Students (UAAS) hosted the “Beyond The Color” event in the MUC ballroom on Feb. 15 in recognition of Black History Month. This formal, RSVP-only event showcased speakers such as Megan Red Shirt-Shaw and Marcus Destin who presented on discovering personal identity beyond race.  Sophomore Ntombi Ngeleka, UAAS’s vice president, played […]

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Dispatches from the CDC: A place to be different

Marcus Destin is a senior at USD and works as the social media and brand engagement coordinator for the university. Destin is known around campus for his involvement with student organizations like the Coyote Crazies, the Union for African American Students and, before it was dismantled, the Center for Diversity and Community (CDC).  To Destin, […]

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