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Fifty Shades of awful

Fifty Shades of awful

Jordan Hermes, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Features, Jordan Hermes

Expect to be disappointed if "Fifty Shades Darker" is in your plans for date night. This movie was nothing more than a mediocre film.  The acting was amateur, the story felt slow and long and if you are comparing the movie to the book they are in different leagues. The term “darker” was questionable....

Beer and Bacon fest

Beer and Bacon fest

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Ben Godfrey, Features, Showcase

The Alerus Center was buzzing last weekend at the Happy Harry’s Annual Beer and Bacon Festival. The event featured 12 bacon dishes from local restaurants and over 100 different brews to try. Along with the huge variety of food and drink, festival goers enjoyed live entertainment and games such as...

International House of Pancakes

International House of Pancakes

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under Features, Stephanie Hollman

In Grand Forks and the rest of the country, IHOP is synonymous with American breakfast dining. The IHOP on 32nd Ave. is no exception, and on Saturday and Sunday mornings, it is packed with families of all kinds, students and honestly, people who chose to go there because the wait time is shorter than that ...

Where do you wanna eat

Where do you wanna eat

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under Features, jacob notermann, Showcase

Pitting the three dining centers against each other Vikings versus Packers. Yankees versus Red Sox. 42nd Street versus Columbia. None of these debates are the most contentious on campus. It’s a regular topic for on-campus discussion; a conversation that can make or ruin friendships. Which of the three ...

March in solidarity with Cameroon

March in solidarity with Cameroon

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
February 14
Filed under Features, Nick Sallen, Showcase

On Friday Feb. 10, a group of UND students and Grand Forks community members gathered outside of the Gorecki Alumni Center to advocate for equal civil rights for all people in Cameroon and a change in the federal system which will guarantee equal protection for the English speaking minority. Wearing #...

Paradiso, taste of Mexico

Paradiso, taste of Mexico

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under Ben Godfrey, Features

Since 1976, Paradiso has been serving up delicious Mexican cuisine across the state of North Dakota. In Grand Forks, it’s a popular spot to celebrate a birthday or just satisfy your craving for something spicy. Located at 905 S Washington St. (right next to Planet Fitness), Paradiso is open from 1...

International wind ensemble, Breaking cultural barriers

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under Features, Stephanie Hollman

On Saturday night, the UND wind ensemble was joined by special guests from halfway around world for its first ever International Wind Ensemble Concert. 67 students from The Affiliated High School of Peking University Concert Band, directed by Guanlu Guan, and the Shenzhen Middle School Symphonic Band, ...

Hairball rocks the Alerus

Hairball rocks the Alerus

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under Ben Godfrey, Features, Showcase

It was nothing but a good night Friday Feb. 10 when Hairball paid a visit to the Alerus Center. The eighties hair metal and arena rock cover band puts on quite a performance, complete with an explosive pyrotechnics and light show. Grand Forks rock ‘n’ roll fans of all ages came out to dance and sin...

Kristofor Paulson “breaks through” to students

Kristofor Paulson  “breaks through” to students

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Features, Showcase, Stephanie Hollman

Kristofor Paulson describes his life as a series of “happy accidents.” Moments that had him make decisions that didn’t coincide with his original plan of becoming a chemical engineer led him to a certainly unexpected, but fulfilling, career as a professor. It is here, in his Gamble Hall office...

Major of the Week

Major of the Week

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Features, jacob notermann, Showcase

It’s a field where one must cater to the group and the hundred individuals in it. The music education major at UND has a close connection to the music performance major in both requirements and teaching style. James Popejoy, the Director of Bands at UND, explained that students are taught and...

Observing faith

Observing faith

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer
February 7
Filed under Ben Godfrey, Features, Showcase

The week of Jan. 28 through Feb. 3 was “Interfaith Week” at the University of North Dakota. The idea was to celebrate all religions and faiths and promote acceptance of different world-views and lifestyles. On Friday, in the spirit of Interfaith Week, I visited the Islamic Center of Grand Forks ...

Beer, wings and friends

Jordan Hermes, Staff Writer
February 7
Filed under Features, Jordan Hermes

Looking to chow down on phenomenal wings? Parrot’s Cay Tavern is a little hole in the wall Cajun-style bar and grill off South Washington Street and 36th Ave S. They specialize in beer and wings for cheap. Keep in mind you have to be 21 years old in order to eat there, even if you are not ordering al...

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