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HOTs brave the heat

Mary Ochs, Columnist
August 29, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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...

Campus after classes end

Sam Gaspardo, Columnist
April 30, 2013
Filed under Opinion

It’s almost that time of year again, the time we have all been waiting for — summer break! Most people are packing up and getting ready to head back home for the summer, but there are a few of us brave souls who choose to stay in Grand Forks. Some people choose to stay in Grand Forks to take summer...

Airlines crash and burn

Adam Christianson, Managing/Opinion Editor
April 30, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Since the end of the semester is in sight, there may be some students who are anxiously anticipating a summer vacation. With the winter we have been having, hopefully the vacation in question will be to a warm location. Here in Grand Forks, we are as far as you can get in the U.S. from a warm, trop...

Lessons learned attending school

Brandon Becker, Columnist
April 30, 2013
Filed under Opinion

The time has come. The time for me to write my farewell and end my time with the Dakota Student after five years. Coming into college I was set on becoming a sports journalist once I graduated. A couple weeks into my freshman year I got an opportunity to report on UND sports when former Editor-In-Chief A...

YOLO, but responsibly

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor
April 30, 2013
Filed under Jaye Millspaugh, Opinion, Showcase

YOLO: The motto of stupid criminals everywhere. I’m not a stupid criminal, but I do believe that YOLO isn’t a bad philosophy, if done responsibly. To put it in more intelligent terms, I believe in the importance of trying new things, stepping out of my comfort zone and not being afraid to take ...

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