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Freedom of speech

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
March 24
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Like many conservatives, I firmly believe in a person’s fundamental right to free speech. It’s what allows citizens to defy authority and question government actions. Freedom of speech is inherently engrained in our society. It allows us the opportunity to protest and criticize those in power. Defamation...

Dave Owen for VP

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
March 10
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

As many of you may know, Student Government elections are approaching and the prospects are promising. Currently, one such candidate, David Stuart Owen is running for Student Body Vice President, alongside John Bjorklund for President. Together, they plan to rebuild, reinvest and reengage. On their...

President Trump’s media ban

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
March 3
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

President Donald Trump recently held a restricted press briefing which excluded CNN, the New York Times, L.A. Times, Buzzfeed and Politico. News outlets treat this as an act of war against the first amendment, claiming that this marks the first time in American history that a president has impeded o...

Student Loan Forgiveness

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Throughout his campaign President Donald Trump vaguely mentioned plans on reforming the student loan forgiveness program. Since he took office, there has yet to be any headway in this area but one can surmise that whatever plan Obama had in place will most likely be dismantled. Right now, there are...

Advantages of a STEM education

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Statistics have shown that too many students spend tens of thousands of dollars to attend college and graduate with degrees in the humanities, fine arts or similar areas that they have difficulty finding jobs in. There are fewer and fewer students pursuing degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering...

President Trump is not backing down

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
February 3
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Since Trump’s inauguration, the President has signed multiple executive orders, with little to no legal review, that have greatly impacted international relations. Most recently, Trump banned immigration refugees to the United States from Muslim countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, etc. UND’s...

Women’s March emphasizing unity

Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion Writer
January 27
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

After multiple sexist comments Trump has made about women throughout his campaign, it’s only fitting that millions of women around the world chose his inauguration day to unite and march in support of equality and women’s rights. The Women’s March emphasized several Unity Principles, such as...

Separating Trump from his alt-right supporters

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Since Donald Trump has been elected president, the nation has been wondering, when exactly is he going to make America great again? So far, he has yet to fulfill any of his campaign promises, but his supporters continue to have high expectations. Unfortunately, some of their responses to the presidential...

Lawyers, there’s more than meets the eye

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
November 22
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Lawyers are known for being untrustworthy and deceitful, taking any and every opportunity to exploit a loophole for their own greedy advantage. People tend to think the worst of lawyers. Many wonder how they can defend murderers and thieves and still sleep at night when they get their clients off on...

Forever moving forward, Hillary Clinton

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
November 18
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

There is officially a new leader of the free world! This year, we made history. I know years from now, all that will be remembered is how a billionaire bigot and TV personality defied the odds and became the 45th President of the United States of America, but another important event occurred during this...

We have a responsibility to decide our futures, vote 2016

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
November 8
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

With this cycle’s presidential election coming to a close, many people feel like they are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Having to choose between suffering through another Hilary Clinton administration and even contemplating the idea of having Donald J. Trump as the new Commander-in-chief seems...

UND administration, protecting our free speech is imperative

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
November 1
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Since this semester began, there have been a few key events that seem to have shaken the administration at UND. In response to a few students taking obscene, racially offensive photos, a full investigation was launched by campus police. This prefaced a campus wide conversation of a “zero toleran...

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