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48th annual Writers Conference begins

48th annual Writers Conference begins

Matt Eidson, News Editor
March 24
Filed under Matt Eidson, News, Showcase

The 48th annual Writers Conference kicked off at the University of North Dakota Wednesday, March 22. The three-day event will bring students, staff, faculty and Grand Forks community members face-to-face with noteworthy authors and artists. This year, the theme for the Writers Conference is “Citizen.”...

Owen; workplace experiences

Owen; workplace experiences

Matt Eidson, Writer
March 10
Filed under Matt Eidson, Opinion

Recently, I wrote an opinion piece expressing my distrust and lack of confidence in Dave Owen, a candidate for VP of Student Government and a staff writer for the Dakota Student. Mr. Owen disagreed with my article and published his retort on his Facebook page. As I do not wish to give Mr. Owen more...

Don’t vote for Owen

Matt Eidson, News Editor
March 7
Filed under Matt Eidson, Opinion, Showcase

As a United States Marine who has long since left active duty to attend the University of North Dakota, there are several lessons I carried with me from my training. One notion that continues to shape my personality is the idea that being a “well-rounded” Marine is a worthwhile goal. By being ...

Death by baseball

Matt Eidson, News Editor
March 3
Filed under Matt Eidson, Opinion

Carl Mays stood on the pitcher’s mound at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, N.Y., working his way through the fifth inning of a soon-to-be infamous baseball game on Aug. 16, 1920. At the plate was Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman, a batter known to crowd the plate: a habit that would prove cos...

Good night, good luck

Matt Eidson, News Editor
February 28
Filed under Matt Eidson

When you imagine a journalist, you might think of Edward R. Murrow. This name has become synonymous with journalism, and for good reason. Murrow doesn’t represent your local “Drive at five,” or the BuzzFeed article on your Facebook newsfeed enticing you to click the link so you can find out whi...

Closing the borders

Matt Eidson, News Editor
January 31
Filed under Matt Eidson, Opinion

During the spring 2016 semester, I interviewed a group of students in the multicultural center following an incident involving a racially insensitive Snapchat photo. The photo depicted white students from UND with a text that read, “locked the black bitch out.” As a journalist, I consider it my responsibi...

“Citizen” discussion

“Citizen” discussion

Matt Eidson, News Editor
January 31
Filed under Matt Eidson, News, Showcase

Continuing a 47-year tradition, the University of North Dakota is set to kick off the 2017 Writers Conference on March 22. This year’s Writers Conference is in good hands. Crystal Alberts, Associate Professor of English at UND, has played a part in directing the conference since 2010. Alberts makes...

Interfaith week

Matt Eidson, News Editor
January 27
Filed under Matt Eidson, News

In an effort to increase cultural awareness and foster an environment of educational interest, United Campus Ministries, Christus Rex, UND Health and Wellness, UND Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Ministries Association, Archives Coffee House and UND Student Organization Funding Agency have teamed up...

Community culture

Community culture

Matt Eidson, News Editor
January 24
Filed under Matt Eidson, News, Nick Nelson, Showcase

Over the years, Marcus Wax, a Grand Forks native, has taken a hard look around and wondered how he could improve the community he loves. Wax decided that the best way to improve his community was to bring the residents together for a day—or three—of fun. With that, the idea for the first annual ...

Getting involved

Getting involved

Matt Eidson, News Editor
January 20
Filed under Matt Eidson, News, Showcase

The distance from Crookston, Minn. to Indianapolis, Ind. is 879 miles. But for Sara Kaiser, a communication major attending the University of Indianapolis, it might as well have been one million. While Kaiser showed up to college with dreams of one day working in sports information, she was becoming...

International encouragement

International encouragement

Matt Eidson, News Editor
January 13
Filed under Matt Eidson, News, Showcase

Years ago, during a semester abroad in Chile, South America, Whitney Maine found herself on the metro transit, exploring her surroundings. After a few hours of soaking up the sights, she came to sudden realization — she had no idea where she was going. Remaining calm, Maine thought of her host family. “My...

To build or not to build; deciding what to do with Arbor Park

To build or not to build; deciding what to do with Arbor Park

Matt Eidson, News Editor
January 13
Filed under Matt Eidson, News, Showcase

The fate of Arbor Park continues to be a topic of discussion for community members. In previous months, several members of the Grand Forks community rallied together to introduce a petition demanding city council cease development plans. The petition needed 3,465 verified signatures in order to be...

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