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Truth and Reconcilation #5

Tyson Jeannette and Britten Croves
January 31
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dakota Access Pipeline escalating risk for the sake of greed Throughout this series we examine the numerous abuses committed against the Native American people in both the past and the present. From the Doctrine of Discovery to stereotyping, we delve further into the racism and genocide that mars the hist...

Why college students fail at adulting

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

As a twenty-year-old in my third year of college, I am so thankful my mom has taught me the basics of balancing a checkbook, cooking, cleaning and other life skills in order to be a functioning human. I know we all see pictures with the quotes “I wish I learned how to do taxes and know what insuran...

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...

Trump’s promises being put to the test

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

It has been an interesting couple of weeks for local politics in the state of North Dakota. We have had no less than three comically bizarre laws covered by The Dakota Student, and I could have easily covered a fourth one this issue. But with the recent announcements of Donald Trump’s infamous bord...

Women’s March emphasizing unity

Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion Writer
January 27
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

After multiple sexist comments Trump has made about women throughout his campaign, it’s only fitting that millions of women around the world chose his inauguration day to unite and march in support of equality and women’s rights. The Women’s March emphasized several Unity Principles, such as...

Calling all Disney movie lovers

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor
January 27
Filed under Emily Gibbens, Opinion

If you’re a college student who still watches children’s movies (like me), you were a fan of the recent Disney princess movies Tangled or Frozen, or you like feel-good movies that make you smile and laugh, the movie Moana would be right up your alley. The movie was directed by Ron Clements and...

Self-defense laws are vague

Dave Owen, Opinion Writer
January 27
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

Our legislature has continued to take the ridiculous approach of using a fire axe to open an unlocked door as opposed to merely using a more nuanced and slight adjustment to correct a perceived flaw in the current law. Before we discuss what the new law will do, we need to first attempt to understand...

Truth and reconciliation

Tyson Jeannette and Michael Hendrickson
January 27
Filed under Contributing Writer, Opinion

Broken Treaties ‘This land is your land…’ but we will take it from you and leave you with a trail of tears… As we continue with our truth series we take a brief look here at how treaties were used to take the lands of the indigenous people. The official history site of the United States...

The recovery that never was

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
January 24
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As residents of Grand Forks, we now have the dubious honor of remembering the 20th anniversary of the great flood of 1997, wherein the Red River crested above 50 feet and destroyed a large portion of the city/downtown area. Shortly after the flood and the devastation it wrought, the people of Grand Fork...

Truth and reconciliation project series #3

Kyle Simonson and Gavin Nadeau
January 24
Filed under Opinion

How American Indian boarding school contributed to feelings of mistrust This article is a part of the wider Truth and Reconciliation series of articles, and seeks to provide some historical context about what American Indians have faced in history and how they continue to be affected today. The st...

Witnessing history in D.C.

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor
January 24
Filed under Emily Gibbens, Opinion

On Friday, Jan. 20, I had the opportunity to witness a historical event in person that millions of people across the world tuned in to. I watched the inauguration of our 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. The experience was eye-opening. In order to secure a good spot, we arrived at Capi...

Sticking with your resolutions

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer
January 24
Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

The end of the first month of 2017 is about to arrive. New Year’s resolutions vary from person to person and place to place. Whether it’s becoming more organized or doing your homework the night before it’s due, “new year, new me” is always the slogan. The most common New Year’s resolution we s...

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