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Trump, Twitter and the might of media

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
March 10
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It is usually said “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and world history has shown the importance of a free media network. However, President Donald Trump seems to think otherwise, as his latest accusations have implied. President Trump, in the last few weeks, has taken to Twitter to share his...

Standing Rock clean-up

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
March 10
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On February 22, the Oceti Sakowin camp at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation was abandoned, following orders by North Dakota governor Doug Burgum to vacate by that date. The next day, 200 law enforcement officers raided the remains of Oceti Sakowin and an adjacent camp, “Rosebud”, arresting 46...

One month of Trump- is the “honeymoon” over yet

One month of Trump- is the “honeymoon” over yet

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
February 28
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Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017. In the month since his inauguration, part of the “honeymoon” phase of a new president, he has generated considerable attention from the rest of the world, a significant portion of which is not in his favor. ...

Resident hall budget

Resident hall budget

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
February 24
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The University of North Dakota’s Association of Residence Halls passed an upgraded budget last week for next year, as stated by member Amanda Cook. The budget, ARH-R1617-03, will come into effect next semester and raises the housing fees 20 percent from their current rate for students in residence...

NTSB releases findings of investigation into train accident

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
February 18
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Several days ago, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the determined cause of the collision and derailment of two BNSF trains in 2013, near the town of Casselton, N.D. A car in the middle of a westbound grain freight train derailed into the path of an eastbound crude oil train. Th...

UND robotics team

UND robotics team

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
February 10
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The University of North Dakota is competing to send a robot to the planet Mars. UND is one of many schools around the United States participating in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) 8th Annual Robotic Mining Competition. This competition, according to the NASA overview,...

Examining cultural differences

Examining cultural differences

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
February 3
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The University of North Dakota participated in an online seminar Tuesday, January 31, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The seminar, part of the school’s Interfaith Week, discussed the issues that Muslim staff and students face against racist and islamophobic acts of violence and discrimination,...

First Leadership series event kicks off, discusses conflict management

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
January 31
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Emily Holth of Sustainable Solution Services LLC, held a lecture Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Memorial Union’s River Valley Room. The lecture, discussing proper conflict management, was the first of a series of three lectures, part of the Spring Leadership Series. The lecture, which ran for an hour, introduc...

Open Orbiter

Open Orbiter

Connor Johson, Staff Writer
January 27
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The University of North Dakota is scheduled to launch its first independent spacecraft this year. The University of North Dakota’s Open Orbiter Small Satellite Development Initiative has prepared a satellite to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance...

Leadership series

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
January 24
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A series of upcoming lectures aim to help students become better leaders. The lectures, known as the Spring Leadership Series, are being hosted by the Student Involvement and Leadership Office, and will be held once a month in the River Valley Room of the Memorial Union. Each lecture will last one hour...

Spending Thanksgiving at the Dakota Access Pipeline

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
January 13
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In 1620, a group of colonists arrived at Plymouth Rock, Mass. The voyage in their ship, the Mayflower, had been brutal, and they were ill-prepared for the harsh New England winter. If it weren’t for the help of a local Native American tribe, they may not have lasted the winter. The next year, after...

Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
November 22
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As winter approaches, the protests surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline continue at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, located an hour south of Bismarck, N.D. With the deadline for the government contract of construction expiring January 1, the protestors will have to deal with the unforgiving cruelty...

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