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The Arctic Circle and America’s relationship with Russia

The Arctic Circle and America’s relationship with Russia

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
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Relations between Russia and the United States may become even more confrontational in the next decade due to climate change in the Arctic, and UND could play a role in how they play out. At the Kennan Conversation on Friday at UND, panelists spoke of the changing geopolitics between the two countri...

Hawks logo perched across various campus sites

Hawks logo perched across various campus sites

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
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Students returning to classes after spring break might have noticed a change in their familiar stomping grounds: an impressive smattering of the university’s new Hawks logo across campus in the form of new window hangings, murals and floor clings. Though many students have expressed confusion as to...

Aerospace faculty give tour to airport firefighters

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
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Airport firefighters were given a tour of the University of North Dakota’s Airport Operations at Grand Forks International airport on March 21, part of an effort to improve communication between UND Aerospace and the airport. Grand Forks International is unique among airports in the United States, as ro...

Valley Voices speak during 48th annual Writers Conference

Valley Voices speak during 48th annual Writers Conference

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
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For the fourth consecutive year in a row, the Voices of the Valley (VOTV) have participated in the annual Writers Conference. This years theme for the conference was “Citizen,” and the writers associated with VOTV decided to focus their pieces on the 20th anniversary of the Grand Forks flood of 19...

Online shopping and the fate of Columbia Mall

Online shopping and the fate of Columbia Mall

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
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Sunday, March 26 was Macy’s last day of business in Grand Forks. The closure of the store was announced in early January as part of Macy’s plan to close 100 stores — 15 percent of their locations — in 2017. Macy’s is one of Columbia Mall’s four “anchor” stores. Its closure, combined with...

48th annual Writers Conference begins

48th annual Writers Conference begins

Matt Eidson, News Editor
March 24, 2017
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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.”...

Allegiant Airlines’ safety record a cause for concern

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
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When spring break is mentioned, travelling to tropical getaways often comes to mind. Students that can afford to, often fly there. In Grand Forks, University of North Dakota students considering a voyage have two options at the nearby Grand Forks International Airport: they can take a Delta connection...

Student government candidates begin campaigns

Student government candidates begin campaigns

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
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In preparation for student elections on April 12, the Dakota Student is sitting down with candidates for Student Body President to talk about their backgrounds, motivations and platforms. Featured in this issue: Blake Andert. This will be the last profile in the Dakota Student’s series on presidential...

Snapchat takes big stage with initial public offering

Adam Demoulas, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
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A few Stanford students majoring in product design saw a void in the social media market. Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy created an innovated product, Snapchat, for the sole purpose of creating a way for people to express their imperfect pictures. Allowing photos that are more about intimacy than popularity...

Trump, Twitter and the might of media

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
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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, 2017
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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...

Student government candidates begin campaigns

Student government candidates begin campaigns

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
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In preparation for student elections on April 12, the Dakota Student is sitting down with candidates for Student Body President to talk about their backgrounds, motivations and platforms. Featured in this issue: Cole Bachmeier. Chemical engineering major and junior Cole Bachmeier has been involved wit...

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