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Trump not afraid of uphill battle

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

One of the new presidential administration’s earliest and more controversial decisions was the travel ban. On January 27, President Trump signed the executive order that dictated citizens from specific countries, such as Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and all refugees from Syria ar...

Election ethics unenforced during student gov elections

Election ethics unenforced during student gov elections

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under jacob notermann, Opinion, Showcase

There was a bribery epidemic in the student elections just a week ago. The worst part was that it was all completely legal. With election season now coming to a close for the University of North Dakota, we must congratulate the Bachmeier-Hanson team on running the successful campaign for student body...

Live at the Amsterdam

Live at the Amsterdam

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Cameron Campbell, Cameron's Corner, Opinion, Showcase

As everyone in St. Paul stepped outside on Monday, April 10, they noticed that the temperature had gone down forty degrees from the day before and was now just below freezing. The air was cold and the sky spit rain and snow. For some odd reason,  I seem to be cursed. Every time I step foot in the...

Summer driving in N.D.

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

I am currently sitting outside in the courtyard of my dorm writing this article and boy does it feel great. Having the sun shine on my back, a glass or pineapple mango juice next to me, it’s never felt so great to be outside this year. A discussion was brought up the other day between my friends...

Pay-to-win games result in loss

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As a society, it appears we are increasingly moving our games of skill from the physical space to the digital. This has, in general, been a positive for the players of these games. Indeed, if one now wants to play a round of chess at 10 p.m., you can immediately do so with a player of comparable skill...

Life in comparison to Alien

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

A few weeks ago, I had recently gotten off of work and was invited to go see a movie with some friends. After careful consideration, we decided “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa. After finding out it was about a foreign life form from space, I was pretty excited. I love the Alien franchise (...

Syrian civil war history

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As many of you have heard, President Trump has decided it is now appropriate to launch missiles at Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian forces, yet another intervention by the United States in what is best categorized as a brutal civil war, and as a result we need to talk about Syria. The forces of al-Assad repre...

The Strokes: Is This It

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Cameron Campbell, Opinion

In 2001, the band The Strokes released arguably the best and most important alternative rock albums of the 2000s. It’s clean yet punk vibe changed the face of music. Much like how The Clash rewrote punk, Nirvana rewrote grunge and The Beatles rewrote rock. This album is flawless all the way through. ...

Netflix original stuns viewers

Netflix original stuns viewers

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion, Showcase

It’s always exciting to see one of your favorite books turn into a movie or a TV show. I fortunately had this experience happen on Friday, Mar. 31. “13 Reasons Why,” a book published in 2007 by Jay Asher was adapted into a TV series by Netflix. It is Netflix’s newest must see series. Back in 2007...

The nuclear option

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

We are inching closer to the confirmation hearing of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and I’m really disappointed the Senate Democrats insist on making this process difficult. He’s a federal judge who is highly qualified for the position he is waiting to be confirmed for. Back in February,...

Flag burning; right to free speech

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

When President Trump was still president elect, in November 2016, he tweeted, “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag — if they do, there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Criminalizing the burning of the American flag has been a topic of controversy...

Letter to the Editor – Response to “A night in Africa”

April 7, 2017
Filed under LTE, Opinion

On April 4th 2017, the Dakota Student published a review of African Night, a cultural event which had taken place three days prior. In this article, African Night was displayed in a less than accurate. This is my attempt at a response to the piece. My first of many problems with this article was the...

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