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Parks and Rec in retrospect

Parks and Rec in retrospect

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion, Showcase

Last week, an article came up on my Facebook which announced which TV series and movies will be leaving Netflix by July. My favorite TV shows are usually safe, while those I’m not interested in are usually the ones to go. To my disappointment, Parks and Recreation was included on that list. Instant...

Valley Voices speak during 48th annual Writers Conference

Valley Voices speak during 48th annual Writers Conference

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Sheldon Hatlen, Showcase

For the fourth consecutive year in a row, the Voices of the Valley (VOTV) have participated in the annual Writers Conference. This years theme for the conference was “Citizen,” and the writers associated with VOTV decided to focus their pieces on the 20th anniversary of the Grand Forks flood of 19...

Online shopping and the fate of Columbia Mall

Online shopping and the fate of Columbia Mall

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

Sunday, March 26 was Macy’s last day of business in Grand Forks. The closure of the store was announced in early January as part of Macy’s plan to close 100 stores — 15 percent of their locations — in 2017. Macy’s is one of Columbia Mall’s four “anchor” stores. Its closure, combined with...

48th annual Writers Conference begins

48th annual Writers Conference begins

Matt Eidson, News Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Matt Eidson, News, Showcase

The 48th annual Writers Conference kicked off at the University of North Dakota Wednesday, March 22. The three-day event will bring students, staff, faculty and Grand Forks community members face-to-face with noteworthy authors and artists. This year, the theme for the Writers Conference is “Citizen.”...

Beauty and the Beast becomes a nostalgic hit

Beauty and the Beast becomes a nostalgic hit

Jordan Hermes, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Features, Jordan Hermes, Showcase

Disney does it again. Another classic cartoon turned into a live-action production hit theaters on March 17, 2017. "Beauty and the Beast" came to life featuring human characters and phenomenal graphics, with a little twist on the traditional fairytale. I loved almost everything about this movie. As...

Student government candidates begin campaigns

Student government candidates begin campaigns

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

In preparation for student elections on April 12, the Dakota Student is sitting down with candidates for Student Body President to talk about their backgrounds, motivations and platforms. Featured in this issue: Blake Andert. This will be the last profile in the Dakota Student’s series on presidential...

Spring Ball kicks off at UND

Spring Ball kicks off at UND

Adam Demoulas, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Adam Demoulas, Showcase, Sports

UND football team hit the practice field earlier this week to start spring ball. Getting in the first few practices before going on spring break. Spring ball is a chance that gives players a chance to get in the reps they need to further develop their skills. The coaching staff staggered across the...

NCHC suspends Will Borgen

NCHC suspends Will Borgen

Jack Harvey, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Jack Harvey, Showcase, Sports

This weekend, the UND Fighting Hawks will be hosting the St. Cloud Huskies in the first round of the NCHC tournament, but the Huskies will be a man short. During the Huskies’ last regular season series, defenseman Will Borgen, argued a slashing penalty called against him which led him to shove th...

Farewell to another Legacy

Farewell to another Legacy

Jake Andersen, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Flashback Friday, Jake Andersen, Showcase, Sports

UND senior guard Quinton Hooker could not control the large grin on his face as he walked off the court for the last time at Betty Engelstad Arena. Leading the team with 29 points, Hooker and the UND men’s basketball team capped off the final game of the regular season with an 82-73 win over Po...

UND Band and Wind Ensemble

UND Band and Wind Ensemble

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Ben Godfrey, Features, Showcase

The vast space of the Chester Fritz Auditorium came alive Tuesday night with the sounds of our UND musicians. It was the first concert of the semester for the University Band and Wind Ensemble, and it was evident that they’ve been hard at work. The UND Concert Bands are conducted by Dr. James Popejoy,...

Get your BBQ on at Wild Hog

Get your BBQ on at Wild Hog

Jordan Hermes, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Features, Jordan Hermes, Showcase

If you are looking for a BBQ pit in town, head to Wild Hog Smokehouse Bar and Grill. Wild Hog is one of my favorite Grand Forks restaurants. It is mouth wateringly delicious for a great price. My friends and I go there all the time. Wild Hog is Grand Forks’ first ever smokehouse bar and grill. It’s...

Men’s Basketball; Big Sky Champions

Men’s Basketball; Big Sky Champions

March 7, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Men’s basketball grasped their Big Sky Championship title on Saturday against Portland State after 82-73 final. The game also honored the graduating seniors: Corey Baldwin, Thomas Blake, Devon Pekas and Quinton Hooker. With the win the squad now sits in the first seed of Big Sky playoffs and will face...

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