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Letters to the Editor

Cameron Wisti
March 10, 2017
Filed under LTE, Opinion

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” -Martin Luther King Jr.” This was me at the end of my Freshman year of college and throughout my Sophomore year because of the unexpected passing of my father (March-2015) when I was only 18 years old until I met Dave....

Know the facts before you debate

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

Have you ever been in a casual conversation with a friend, family member, colleague or even a random passerby and all of a sudden all chaos breaks loose because you may have potentially proven them wrong? I know in my younger years that being wrong was not an option. After all, I was 15 and I knew...

Casting spells on Trump

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

At this point in President Trump’s presidency, most of us have made up our minds about him. We all have decided to either love or hate him. Those who hate him have had protests and rallies, but one group is taking things to a new level in order for their wild anti-Trump protest. A group of witches a...

Response to Fequiere’s article- “Trump’s media ban”

Christopher Nelson
March 7, 2017
Filed under LTE, Opinion

Letter to the Editor from Christopher Nelson. Recently the Dakota Student ran an opinion piece by Elizabeth Fequiere entitled “President Trump’s Media Ban.” I write today to respond to this ill reasoned and poorly written defense of the current Republican administration. First she makes the ...

Don’t vote for Owen

Matt Eidson, News Editor
March 7, 2017
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 ...

The First Address

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

President Trump proved himself to be the champion America needs on Tuesday night, as he delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. Glum Democrats sat on their hands while Republicans praised Trump for keeping his campaign promises — promises that won him the presidency. After five weeks of ...

Death by baseball

Matt Eidson, News Editor
March 3, 2017
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...

President Trump’s media ban

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

President Donald Trump recently held a restricted press briefing which excluded CNN, the New York Times, L.A. Times, Buzzfeed and Politico. News outlets treat this as an act of war against the first amendment, claiming that this marks the first time in American history that a president has impeded o...

After the garbage settles

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

The protesters have finally abandoned the “Sacred Stone Camp,” and the state has been moving down on the camp to clean up the tattered remains of thousands of protesters over the past six months. It’s time to have a post-mortem discussion of what has and will happen, both with the pipeline and the...

Can I give you a Lyft?

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As of this weekend, we could finally have a solution to the issue of downtown transportation in Grand Forks. Lyft, a ride-sharing company, has officially begun operations in the city starting Feb. 23. I believe this is a net positive for the city, and I feel it is important to discuss both the history of...

White puzzle pieces

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

Should white privilege awareness merit its  own month for recognition for the nation as a whole? A small college in Pennsylvania pioneered a new way to recognize racial differences. My natural curiosity about politics and race relations led me to find out about a campaign launched by the Elizabethto...

Truth and Reconciliation #8

Michael Schwartz and Sashay Schettler
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

How about a Powwow as a step toward inclusiveness? What does inclusiveness mean to you? Perhaps it is being accepted and respected regardless of culture or beliefs. However you visualize inclusiveness you can probably think back to a time when you felt included and the happiness associated with it....

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