Editorial: Thanksgiving is the Best Holiday of the Year

Thanksgiving is almost here: pumpkin pie, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, what’s not to love? Thanksgiving is not only about eating copious amounts of food that would be considered seriously unhealthy on a regular basis, but is about spending time with family and friends. President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863. This may […]

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USD Student First Thanksgiving in Vermillion

With Thanksgiving Break just around the corner for USD students many students aren’t able to travel for the holiday.   USD has a large percentage of students who live near home, but for international students, returning home for break can present a challenge. Many international students do not have the ability to go home over the […]

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Editorial: Thanksgiving’s History Should be Honored

Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States that occurs every fourth Thursday of November. It wasn’t until 1863, during the Civil War, when it was proclaimed a national holiday.  The common image of Thanksgiving is a table piled with food like mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole and, of course, turkey. We know […]

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COVID-19 Taskforce encourages testing before Thanksgiving break

Last fall, the University of South Dakota’s COVID-19 cases peaked at 243 according to the USD COVID-19 Dashboard. This year, the highest peak has been 24 in early September. South Dakota has a total of 5,961 cases overall, according to the South Dakota Department of Health website. Kevin O’Kelley, the head of USD’s COVID-19 Taskforce, […]

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USD faculty prepares for finals week, looks back on semester

As the semester starts to wind down, students and faculty are preparing for finals week. While students normally return to campus after Thanksgiving and finish off their classes before the holiday break, this semester classes will finish remotely. Kurt Hackemer, USD provost and vice president for academic affairs, said looking back on the fall semester, he […]

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