Men’s and Women’s Basketball Upcoming Games Preview

Before the next issue of The Volante comes out, the South Dakota men’s and women’s basketball teams will be hosting four home games inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center (SCSC). Men’s Basketball The men’s team currently has a record of 3-2 on the season after their previous matchup against Purdue Fort Wayne where the Coyotes […]

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Volleyball Falls in Summit League Tournament

After clinching a share of the Summit League Regular Season title, the South Dakota Coyotes went into the tournament as the No. 4 seed as the three teams ahead of them (No. 1 Kansas City, No. 2 Omaha Mavericks and No. 3 Denver Pioneers) all had a tiebreaker over the Coyotes.  They finished the regular […]

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Football to Spend Thanksgiving with a Bye Week

On Nov. 19, the FCS playoff bracket was announced with 24 teams being selected and eight being seeded in the bracket. After watching in-state rival South Dakota State secure the No. 1 seed overall, the Coyotes were seeded on the other side of the bracket as No. 3, their first top-eight seed in program history.  […]

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Vermillion Drain Paintings Homage to River

In Vermillion, many of the storm drains are painted with characters such as the Lorax, baby ducks and many other things.  These storm drain paintings come from a group in Vermillion called Greening Vermillion where their main goal is to raise awareness of where the water from the drains goes.  Greening board member and the […]

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USD Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Native Student Services hosted Native American Heritage Month at USD. They put together a month-long celebration for Native American USD students and community members.  Native Student Services held several events during the month of November. They also paired up with Marcus Destin, the Multicultural Affairs coordinator on campus.  Brooke Jackson, Coordinator of Native Student Services, […]

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Taylor Swift’s Latest Era: Knudson Law School

Taylor Swift has garnered worldwide commotion lately, as she embarks on her Eras Tour. Following this public craze, Swift’s impact has seeped into unconventional aspects of society, such as academia. Many universities, such as Stanford University and Berklee College of Music in Boston, have started offering classes based on the star and her business techniques. […]

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The War Between Israel and Hamas

The ongoing conflict within the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel-Lebanon border being fought between the country of Israel and Palestine’s militant group, Hamas, has shown no signs of stopping anytime soon.  The conflict between the two countries originally began on Oct. 7, 2023, when the Hamas-led Palestinian militant movement launched an attack targeting Southern […]

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Esports Competes in Mankato LAN

USD’s Esports team competed in Local Area Network (LAN), an in-person Esports competition, on Oct. 21 in Mankato, Minnesota. The event was hosted by the Minnesota State University of Mankato and Rockstar Energy.  “USD Esports sent our Rocket League Junior Varsity team and our Super Smash Bros team to compete,” President of Esports Emma Johnson […]

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Club Sets Up Drive for Men’s Mental Health

The Social Work Club set up a health drive for men all over Vermillion. The drive started Nov. 1 and will continue until Nov. 14.  Ellie O’Connor, the president of the Social Work Club, said the club saw a need in Vermillion and wanted to meet it.  “We try to find things that can impact […]

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