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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.”...

Allegiant Airlines’ safety record a cause for concern

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Connor Johnson, News

When spring break is mentioned, travelling to tropical getaways often comes to mind. Students that can afford to, often fly there. In Grand Forks, University of North Dakota students considering a voyage have two options at the nearby Grand Forks International Airport: they can take a Delta connection...

Five-Minute for charging enough for UMD’s Pionk?

Five-Minute for charging enough for UMD’s Pionk?

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Allyson Bento, Sports, Under Review

When there is a championship on the line, it’s safe to say emotions run high and the physicality increases with it. The NCHC championship game against the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs was a prime example of this. The Fighting Hawks visited the penalty box a total of 12 times, while the...

Major of the Week – Dietetics

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Features, jacob notermann

These are the people who you asked to analyze your lunch or ask for food help. There is so much more to it than that. “A dietician is one who literally studies the chemistry of food and learning how it interacts with our bodies in order to then go help others,” UND junior Emily Bitter said. “As...

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...

Freedom of speech

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Like many conservatives, I firmly believe in a person’s fundamental right to free speech. It’s what allows citizens to defy authority and question government actions. Freedom of speech is inherently engrained in our society. It allows us the opportunity to protest and criticize those in power. Defamation...

Constitutional Carry in N.D.

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

Gun rights activists rejoiced as the North Dakota Legislature became the 9th state to pass what has been dubbed “constitutional carry” in the latest push for what they claim allows for the full expression of our constitutional rights specifically in regards to our Second Amendment. While it’s important...

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...

Snapchat takes big stage with initial public offering

Adam Demoulas, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Adam Demoulas, News

A few Stanford students majoring in product design saw a void in the social media market. Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy created an innovated product, Snapchat, for the sole purpose of creating a way for people to express their imperfect pictures. Allowing photos that are more about intimacy than popularity...

Trump, Twitter and the might of media

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Connor Johnson, News

It is usually said “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and world history has shown the importance of a free media network. However, President Donald Trump seems to think otherwise, as his latest accusations have implied. President Trump, in the last few weeks, has taken to Twitter to share his...

Standing Rock clean-up

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Connor Johnson, News

On February 22, the Oceti Sakowin camp at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation was abandoned, following orders by North Dakota governor Doug Burgum to vacate by that date. The next day, 200 law enforcement officers raided the remains of Oceti Sakowin and an adjacent camp, “Rosebud”, arresting 46...

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...

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