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MTV’s VMAs Get Freaky

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor
August 29
Filed under Jaye Millspaugh, Opinion, Showcase

Most teenagers reach a point in their lives when they realize being a teenager no longer seems cool at least not as cool as being an adult. The most common reason behind this –– according to conversations I had with my friends during middle school and high school — is the freedom. Many teenagers...

A woman’s perspective on feminism

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief
August 29
Filed under Opinion

I have been called a feminist since second grade when I shoved a boy at daycare for telling me I climbed rope like a girl. And ever since second grade, that word has been considered an insult. And, to be honest — until I showed up on UND’s doorstep — I believed it. I believed that “feminist”...

Advice for introverts at college, on campus

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist
August 29
Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion

The beginning of college, whether you’re a first year or a seasoned senior, can be a lot of fun. UND offers many social activities to engage the outgoing student, ranging from street dances to floor parties to the first day of classes. Yet there is one group of students who tends to feel a bit left...

Letter: Elected officials fall flat

August 29
Filed under Opinion

The elected officials of North Dakota are entrusted with acting in my best interests, and those of all students. This past legislative session has shown that they are not always capable of that. Being fourteen does not make my opinion any less valid than an elector’s. I cannot vote to voice my opinions,...

HOTs brave the heat

Mary Ochs, Columnist
August 29
Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion

After last semester, I was left with many questions. Did I choose to live in the right place? Will I like my classes for the fall? What organizations should I join and who are my friends going to be? These sound like problems a freshman would have, and believe me it was not a proud moment for me....

Some decisions should wait

Sam Gaspardo, Columnist
August 29
Filed under Opinion

The school year has finally begun. Many of you are returning and many  of you are new to the UND. No matter what year you are, many of you will get asked the same question by every new person you meet — “what’s your major? A lot of people put a huge emphasis on knowing what your major is the...

DS View: Stuff

Editorial Board
August 29
Filed under Opinion

We, the Dakota Student editorial board, were thrilled to see so many students perusing the annual Involvement Expo that took place Wednesday. Not only was it great to see such a large turn out, but it was great to see the enthusiasm they showed, their eager faces beaming as they browsed the huge variety...

Possibilities of four years at UND

Christen Furlong, Former Editor-in-Chief
August 21
Filed under Opinion

In the blink of an eye, I went from stepping through the stone arches of the University of St. Thomas to walking across the stage and shaking hands with President Robert Kelley at the 2013 commencement of the University of North Dakota. In reality, that blink covered the span of four years at two diffe...

First year fears, fallacies

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief
August 21
Filed under Opinion

Getting into college is just half of the challenge because after all the applications have been submitted and you’ve figured out what meal plan you want, then you have to get through it. And getting through your first year of college is no easy task. As a recent finisher of year one at UND, I feel q...

DS View: College

Editorial Board
August 21
Filed under Opinion

As a new year kicks off and first year students at UND are looking to start their next great adventure, we, the editorial board, would like to pass on some of the knowledge we have acquired so far in our college experiences. The college experience is not a cheap one — from tuition, the cost of book...

DS View: Albatross

Editorial Board
April 30
Filed under Opinion

After hearing about the limitations on alcohol sales at the Albatross, we at the editorial board believe the restaurant was receiving unfair treatment as a result of the current regulations that put limitations on the amount of alcohol that can be served in one night as well as the strength of the alcoh...

Course evaluations fail to do their jobs

Mary Ochs, Columnist
April 30
Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion

We’re to that point in the semester again. The time where we have to fill out evaluations for classes. In theory, this seems like a great way to get feedback — it’s our chance to grade the professor. Even though these evaluations are given with good intent, the questions we’re required to answer ar...

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