The student news site of University of North Dakota

Dakota Student

  • October 5Have story tips? Want to send a letter to the editor? Email Nick Sallen at nicholas.sallen@und.edu

Executive orders are the road to tyranny

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As I browse social media and the news, I have been seeing many people talk with great confusion about what constitutes an executive order, the constitutionality of such orders and what powers if any the court has to strike down such an order. In fact, the issue is so  confusing that both sides have pre...

Holding your tongue on Facebook

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor
February 10
Filed under Emily Gibbens, Opinion

Many people my age say Facebook is outdated or it’s for “old people,” but I use Facebook as a tool for many things every day. I’m able to look at what my family and old friends are up to, I share my articles for everyone back home to read and I share things that I think are funny, like memes...

Advantages of a STEM education

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Statistics have shown that too many students spend tens of thousands of dollars to attend college and graduate with degrees in the humanities, fine arts or similar areas that they have difficulty finding jobs in. There are fewer and fewer students pursuing degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering...

State of Education

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

With recent confirmation of Betsy DeVos leading President Trump’s Department of Education, it appears liberals, conservatives and libertarians need to have a discussion on the school choice issue. They need a discussion that isn’t steeped in rhetoric or wild accusations, but rather one looking at...

“Patriot’s Day” dazzles

“Patriot’s Day” dazzles

Emily Gibbens
February 7
Filed under Emily Gibbens, Opinion, Showcase

Last Friday was free movie night for UND students. All of the movies I wanted to see were exempt from the free movie ticket, so I opted to watch “Patriots Day” even though I didn’t really know what it was about. After over two hours, a bucket of popcorn and a lot of tears, I was certain it was...

Protestors

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor
February 7
Filed under Emily Gibbens, Opinion

Imagine traveling all the way to Washington, D.C. to witness history, only to be blocked out of the entrance by angry people yelling at you. Or trying to listen to a speech made by the new president, but all you can hear are screeching whistles being blown as a distraction. What if you were a limousine d...

Opening act steals the show

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer
February 7
Filed under Cameron Campbell, Opinion

On Jan. 31, I had the pleasure of making the trek up to Winnipeg to the 110 year-old Burton Cummings Theater to see one of my favorite bands, Hollerado, and a band new to me, The Sam Roberts Band. Upon walking into the theater, we found the merch table of Hollerado. We were surprisingly greeted by N...

Students looking forward to Spring Break

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer
February 7
Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

It is the beginning of February, and I know I’m not the only one who is excited for March. Two words: Spring break. Spring break is many people’s favorite time of year, especially for a warm getaway from our frigid state. Students alike take trips all over the world, with popular destinations of Puerto...

Ignorance isn’t bliss when it comes to firearm safety

Ignorance isn’t bliss when it comes to firearm safety

Brendan McCabe, Copy Editor
February 3
Filed under Brendan McCabe, Opinion, Showcase

A few years ago in western Minnesota, I was duck hunting in a swamp with a younger cousin of mine who had almost no experience in the field. It had been a fairly slow morning, and it’s times like this that people become bored, tired and dangerous. We were standing side by side in waist deep water...

President Trump is not backing down

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
February 3
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Since Trump’s inauguration, the President has signed multiple executive orders, with little to no legal review, that have greatly impacted international relations. Most recently, Trump banned immigration refugees to the United States from Muslim countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, etc. UND’s...

Being at the mercy of legislators

Dave Owen, Opinion Writer
February 3
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

So in yet another issue of ridiculous laws, the legislature had the ability to overturn a law which by all accounts is a violation of the separation of church and state as established by the First Amendment, the so called “Blue Laws.” For those unaware, a blue law is a law regulating the ability...

Truth and reconciliation

Hannah Balderas and Luis Calvo
February 3
Filed under Contributing Writer, Opinion

Remember your first Welcome Weekend? Students being dropped off at the residence halls, meeting their roommates, attending various events, and maybe even attending a college party for the first time. Students are balancing between nervous yet excited for what the year will bring. But, it is not always...

The student news site of University of North Dakota
Opinion