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Pay-to-win games result in loss

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As a society, it appears we are increasingly moving our games of skill from the physical space to the digital. This has, in general, been a positive for the players of these games. Indeed, if one now wants to play a round of chess at 10 p.m., you can immediately do so with a player of comparable skill...

Movie tickets courtesy of Student Involvement

Movie tickets courtesy of Student Involvement

Rachel Cox, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under News, Rachel Cox, Showcase

The River Cinema and UND’s Student Involvement and Leadership Office have been working together for three years to try to keep students engaged in activities to improve retention rates by giving them free movie tickets. “Research shows that students who are engaged in things stay in school,” sa...

Student government candidates in the final stretch

Student government candidates in the final stretch

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under News, Sheldon Hatlen, Showcase

Campaigns for student body president are coming to an end, with the vote being held April 12. The candidates remain active, as they were able to get together for a forum Thursday night, April 6. The forum was held at Rhombus Guys Brewery in downtown Grand Forks, starting at 6 p.m. and running to just ...

Life in comparison to Alien

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

A few weeks ago, I had recently gotten off of work and was invited to go see a movie with some friends. After careful consideration, we decided “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa. After finding out it was about a foreign life form from space, I was pretty excited. I love the Alien franchise (...

Syrian civil war history

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As many of you have heard, President Trump has decided it is now appropriate to launch missiles at Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian forces, yet another intervention by the United States in what is best categorized as a brutal civil war, and as a result we need to talk about Syria. The forces of al-Assad repre...

The Strokes: Is This It

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Cameron Campbell, Opinion

In 2001, the band The Strokes released arguably the best and most important alternative rock albums of the 2000s. It’s clean yet punk vibe changed the face of music. Much like how The Clash rewrote punk, Nirvana rewrote grunge and The Beatles rewrote rock. This album is flawless all the way through. ...

Netflix original stuns viewers

Netflix original stuns viewers

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion, Showcase

It’s always exciting to see one of your favorite books turn into a movie or a TV show. I fortunately had this experience happen on Friday, Mar. 31. “13 Reasons Why,” a book published in 2007 by Jay Asher was adapted into a TV series by Netflix. It is Netflix’s newest must see series. Back in 2007...

Go way back with Whitey’s

Go way back with Whitey’s

Jordan Hermes, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Jordan Hermes, Showcase

Drive over the bridge and eat some amazing food at Whitey’s. If you are on Demers coming from Grand Forks, immediately after you cross over the bridge into East Grand Forks, Whitey’s is the first little restaurant to the left that has a classic vintage look I'm sure many would enjoy. They still ha...

“Boardwalk brought me back to the local seafood joints”

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Stephanie Hollman

Located in downtown East Grand Forks and surrounded by a myriad of dining options, Boardwalk Bar and Grill has got some competition when it comes to the local culinary scene. It’s variety of better-than-average tasting and moderately-priced American entrees, however, puts it above most when it com...

Go Ask Alice, a realistic situation comes to life

Go Ask Alice, a realistic situation comes to life

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Ben Godfrey, Features

Released in 1971, “Go Ask Alice” is an account of the experiences of a girl who is introduced to drugs at 15 and eventually dies of an overdose. The story is presented in the form of a diary kept by the unnamed narrator, and was originally marketed as the writing of a real person. Though the auth...

Science ethics and dystopian society

Science ethics and dystopian society

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
April 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Nick Sallen

If you’re interested in dystopian societies, post-apocalypse, science fiction, biology, mystery and crime novels, or stories of adventure, then “Oryx and Crake” might be the next book you want to read. The novel is authored by the longtime literature veteran Margaret Atwood, who is best known fo...

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