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New Supreme Court Justice

New Supreme Court Justice

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion, Showcase

I wrote a piece in the news section last week about the nomination of Neil Gorsuch by President Trump. I considered it one of the most influential factors when it comes to America’s future. To my disappointment, the article didn’t seem to attract as many people as I thought it would. The problem...

Johnson Amendment

Johnson Amendment

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

President Trump vows to “completely destroy” the Johnson Amendment President Trump announced at the annual National Prayer Meeting Feb. 2 that he aims to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment in an effort to protect free speech for the nation’s religious leaders. The Johnson Amendment, ...

Vandals snap Hawks streak

Vandals snap Hawks streak

Jake Andersen, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Jake Andersen, Showcase, Sports

The UND Fighting Hawks women’s basketball team had their seven-game win streak snapped in a 74-61 loss to the University of Idaho Vandals in Moscow, Idaho Saturday, Feb. 11. With UND’s top four scorers shooting a dismal 29.7 percent (11-37) from the field, the Hawks (16-8, 11-2) were unable to ge...

March in solidarity with Cameroon

March in solidarity with Cameroon

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
February 14, 2017
Filed under Features, Nick Sallen, Showcase

On Friday Feb. 10, a group of UND students and Grand Forks community members gathered outside of the Gorecki Alumni Center to advocate for equal civil rights for all people in Cameroon and a change in the federal system which will guarantee equal protection for the English speaking minority. Wearing #...

Hairball rocks the Alerus

Hairball rocks the Alerus

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Ben Godfrey, Features, Showcase

It was nothing but a good night Friday Feb. 10 when Hairball paid a visit to the Alerus Center. The eighties hair metal and arena rock cover band puts on quite a performance, complete with an explosive pyrotechnics and light show. Grand Forks rock ‘n’ roll fans of all ages came out to dance and sin...

Feast of Nations

Feast of Nations

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Daniel Yun, Liz Kacher, Showcase

55th annual Feast of Nations held at the University of North Dakota The Alerus Center hosted the 55th annual Feast of Nations Saturday, Feb. 11, inside of a packed ballroom with a diverse crowd of attendees. The event was an opportunity to immerse oneself in a myriad of cultures through food and perfor...

Artistic expression

Artistic expression

Sheldon Halten, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under News, Sheldon Hatlen, Showcase

Creativity and imagination are two words that can be linked to a number of career fields. The arts is a field often overlooked that displays these characteristics in spades. University of North Dakota alumni, Matthew Wallace, the Deputy Director for the North Dakota Museum of Art, believes the arts...

UND robotics team

UND robotics team

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Connor Johnson, News, Showcase

The University of North Dakota is competing to send a robot to the planet Mars. UND is one of many schools around the United States participating in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) 8th Annual Robotic Mining Competition. This competition, according to the NASA overview,...

Heading down the Gopher Hole

Heading down the Gopher Hole

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

After a tough sweep against Minnesota Duluth, UND Women’s Hockey team will look to bounce back against another big rival, the University of Minnesota. The Hawks were on the wrong end of a low scoring series as both teams combined for five goals scored on the weekend with Friday’s game resulting...

UND looks to stay on top

UND looks to stay on top

Jake Andersen, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Jake Andersen, Showcase, Sports

The UND Fighting Hawks women’s basketball team seeks to continue their winning ways as they head to Moscow, Idaho to take on the University of Idaho Vandals on Saturday Feb. 11. The Hawks (15-7, 10-1) are coming off a huge 57-51 win over the University of Northern Colorado Bears and are now tied...

Kristofor Paulson “breaks through” to students

Kristofor Paulson  “breaks through” to students

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Stephanie Hollman

Kristofor Paulson describes his life as a series of “happy accidents.” Moments that had him make decisions that didn’t coincide with his original plan of becoming a chemical engineer led him to a certainly unexpected, but fulfilling, career as a professor. It is here, in his Gamble Hall office...

Major of the Week

Major of the Week

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Features, jacob notermann, Showcase

It’s a field where one must cater to the group and the hundred individuals in it. The music education major at UND has a close connection to the music performance major in both requirements and teaching style. James Popejoy, the Director of Bands at UND, explained that students are taught and...

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