SGA presidential candidate finds new running mate, senators receive anonymous backlash

Last week, Student Government Association (SGA) presidential candidate Katie Brust announced Tallon Everson as her new running mate. At Tuesday’s meeting, SGA officially announced another candidate, Carissa Occhipinto, has a new running mate, Shelby Specht. Occhipinto replaced former running mate Blake Brown with Specht after Brown elected to step down from the position of vice […]

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USD professors reflect on former South Dakota governor’s impact during his visit

USD honored former South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard with a portrait of his likeness last Wednesday. Farber Hall contains a portrait of all USD alumni who have served as a governor. Daugaard is the eleventh portrait.  David Earnest, the chair of USD’s Department of Political Science, attended the ceremony. Earnest said one of Dugaard’s impacts […]

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Let’s get political

Make your voice heard. The importance of being active in politics is making sure your opinion matters. No matter what role you play in society, this is a fundamental right everyone in America should be guaranteed.  You can get involved in politics on multiple levels. In college, there are student government organizations, like Student Government […]

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Students, faculty get involved in midterm elections, watch results

Update: Republican candidate Kristi Noem was elected as South Dakota’s first woman governor, Republican  Jason Ravnsborg was elected South Dakota Attorney General and Republican Dusty Johnson was elected to South Dakota’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Students and faculty kept close watch on election night results at watch parties at Dakota Brickhouse and the […]

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South Dakota legislative sessions too short

Given South Dakota’s small, conservative population, it should come as no surprise that it has a fittingly small government. No matter the size of the government, it still takes time to run a state. Right now, South Dakota isn’t even giving the legislature time to think. The South Dakota state constitution limits the length of […]

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