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Kristofor Paulson “breaks through” to students

Kristofor Paulson  “breaks through” to students

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

Integrated Studies Program faces the danger of being cut

Integrated Studies Program faces the danger of being cut

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2017
Filed under Features, Nick Sallen, Showcase

On Thursday Feb. 2, Debbie Storrs, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, in response to a university-wide requirement for all areas to propose budget reductions, announced her plan to lower the number of instructors in the College as part of this most recent round of budget cuts. To meet funding c...

Interfaith Week, Bahá’í Conversation

Interfaith Week,  Bahá’í Conversation

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Stephanie Hollman

On Jan. 31, a group of diverse members of the Grand Forks community arrived at the Red River Room in the Memorial Union for Bahá'í Conversation: Learning About the Bahá'í Faith. Some were Bahá'í, who had come to engage with those interested in learning about their monotheistic religion. Most...

Let’s “wing” it

Let’s “wing” it

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Features, jacob notermann, Showcase

Things were getting hot in the dining centers this week. Since Mon. Jan. 30, roughly 55 students took part in the annual Wing Challenge where participants eat increasingly hot wings throughout the week to win a t-shirt. The contest rules are simple. Each day of the week, the contestants must eat...

Peace, love and meditation

Peace, love and meditation

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Shelby Johnson, Showcase

“If you are unwilling to give peace and kindness then you may leave,” said Lora Sloan, a clinical psychologist and one of the instructors of buddhist meditation and other meditation classes in the Lotus Meditation Center. Sloan said they accept all religions and no one necessarily has to be Buddhist,...

Our best friends come to screen again

Our best friends come to screen again

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Ben Godfrey, Features

Throughout the years, there have been many movies made about the relationship between humans and animals. Pets, specifically, have a special place in our hearts and are a popular focus in a lot of successful films. “Marley & Me,” “My Dog Skip” and “Homeward Bound” all come to mind. In...

Split… et cetera

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Sheldon Hatlen

4 and a half stars out of 5 A week after its release, M. Night Shyamalan’s newest thriller, “Split,” has garnered critical praise and is considered the director's return to form. Shyamalan started his directorial career in the early 90’s with a drama called, “Praying with Anger.” It wasn...

Dancing in the dark

Dancing in the dark

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Shelby Johnson, Showcase

The black lights and stage attached to the wall transformed the empty ballroom of the Memorial Union into a Zumba studio. The deep purple bounced off the walls and illuminated the whites of student’s teeth as they excitedly talked about how much fun Glow in the Dark Zumba was going to be. The students ...

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