Say No to Unsafe, Dishonest Abortion Petition

Last June, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. This decision allows each state full autonomy over the legality of abortion. Abortion has shown to be a controversial and motivating influence in past elections. Currently, signatures are being gathered to amend the state’s constitution to allow for nearly unregulated abortions during an entire pregnancy. This […]

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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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Former Antifa activist speaks at TPUSA event

Gabriel Nadales, a former Antifa activist, gave a speech in Aalfs Auditorium for a newly formed student organization at USD, Turning Point USA-USD (TP-USA-USD), on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Nadales is a conservative activist who travels to college campuses around the United States to spread his ideas and recently published a book titled “Behind the Black […]

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USD political student organizations prepare for 2020 election night

With 2020 Election Night less than a week away both the USD College Democrat and USD College Republican student organizations are preparing for the big night as well as events following the election.  Both groups have undergone new leadership in the last two years and have underclassmen as presidents. Melody Beaulieu, a sophomore political science […]

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Vermillion mayor and USD alumnus Jack Powell passes

After a five-year battle with cancer, Mayor John E. (Jack) Powell, retired USD professor and Vermillion, passed away on Monday, April 20. Powell was elected mayor in 2010 after serving three terms on the city council, according to the Vermillion Plain Talk. He was elected again in 2014 and 2018, serving the city for a […]

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South Dakota primary set for June, absentee voting available

South Dakota’s primary election will take place on June 2 this year. In response to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, legislation was prompted earlier this month — making this the first time residents will receive absentee ballots via mail.  The application for absentee voting is now officially open. Every South Dakotan will receive an […]

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