T. Wilson King is inducted into the Iowa Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

T. Wilson King, the famous guitarist dubbed the “King of Guitar,” will be inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in September. King received the news around Thanksgiving about the inductions. The ceremony will be held in Okoboji Sept. 1-4 where inductees will perform and be a part of the Iowa Rock […]

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Fernson Brewing features USD tribute drink

Earlier this fall, Fernson Brewing Company, the largest craft brewery in South Dakota, debuted a beer as a tribute to USD. The beer, called “Yipeeo!,” is a red ale that is darker in color but similar in taste to a light beer.  “It is a red ale, which is kind of a unique style, it’s […]

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AWOL and Lost and Found team up to volunteer

USD’s Alternative Weekend of off-campus Learning (AWOL) and Lost and Found organizations collaborated to volunteer at Sioux Falls’ Foster Closet.  Michaela Ahrenholtz, the president of the Lost and Found organization at USD, said the Lost and Found organization aims to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention among college students. “Foster Closet is the […]

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Trans Rights March held in response to House Bill 1217

In seven cities across South Dakota, people gathered Saturday morning to make a statement and to protest a bill against trans lives and their future in sports. All events had mandatory mask requirements and were held in Pierre, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Brookings, Watertown, Eagle Butte and Vermillion. The protests were led by The Transformation […]

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Dakotathon continues despite COVID-19

This year’s Dakotathon, an annual fundraiser at USD, will be held virtually because of COVID-19 restrictions. However, this hasn’t stopped students from choosing to participate.   Junior medical biology major Leah Drengenberg said she had never heard of Dakotathon until the end of her freshman year, but had heard of dance marathons. Drengenberg said she was sitting in class when people came in to talk about the Dakotathon and she decided […]

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AWOL encourages diversity in local community outreach

Over Winter Break USD’s Alternative Week of Learning (AWOL) got a chance to embrace local outreach. AWOL brought the alternative break to their students as they stayed in Vermillion to help with community needs.  Usually AWOL is out and about in the country where they traveled to different communities who were in need, but with […]

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Top Four Haunted Houses in Vermillion Area

Halloween looks a little different during a global pandemic, but don’t let COVID-19 be the scariest part of your 2020. Here is a comprehensive list of the best, socially distanced Haunted Houses in the area.  Terror 29 Located just outside of Sioux Falls off I-29, Terror 29 combines abandoned warehouses with circus freaks in this […]

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Dream come true: USD student to perform at Dreamfest

Dreams of stardom are in close range for one USD student as she is set to perform at Dreamfest Midwest in Sioux Falls this November. Tiffany Knecht, a sophomore medical biology major with a minor in Spanish, is also involved in the Honors Program and Choir at USD. Aside from her academic aspirations, Knecht has […]

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Editorial: Gov. Noem can do more

As the number of COVID-19 cases climb around the country and specifically in South Dakota, it’s clear more needs to be done to combat this novel virus. Ultimately, the person who can exercise the most power in our state government is Gov. Kristi Noem, but she hasn’t been doing enough to protect the people living […]

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Women’s basketball secures top seed in Summit League Tournament with 76-47 win over North Dakota

The No. 20/12 South Dakota Coyotes (27-2, 16-0 conf.) clinched the regular-season Summit League Championship after defeating North Dakota 76-47. The starting five included all four seniors who were celebrating senior day and junior Chloe Lamb. The seniors Megan Bonar, Madison McKeever, Ciara Duffy and Taylor Fredrick have all played for the Coyotes for four […]

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