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Truth and Reconciliation

Emily Falcon and Jake Aden
February 24
Filed under Contributing Writer, Opinion

As the Truth and Reconciliation series of articles continues, we look at reconciling past and present concerns. The University of North Dakota draws most of its students from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, all states with a large population of American Indians. In North and South Dakota,...

Born to Run or Born in the USA

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Cameron Campbell, Cameron's Corner, Opinion

When it comes to  Bruce Springsteen, most people love the wide variety he has laid out over the years. However, the question that divides most fans is “Born to Run” or “Born in the USA?” The two albums were monumental in both Springsteen’s career and Rock ‘n’ Roll history. Each one...

Presidents golfing rather than governing

Dave owen, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

President Donald Trump and his apparent propensity for golfing rather than spending time on the job has been in the news lately. Sadly, such activities for a president are not unprecedented or unexpected, but rather seem to show Trump adapting the Washington status quo rather than being accountable and...

Student Loan Forgiveness

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Throughout his campaign President Donald Trump vaguely mentioned plans on reforming the student loan forgiveness program. Since he took office, there has yet to be any headway in this area but one can surmise that whatever plan Obama had in place will most likely be dismantled. Right now, there are...

Artistic expression

Artistic expression

Sheldon Halten, Staff Writer
February 10
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
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,...

Upcoming budget cuts at UND

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Liz Kacher, News

The impending budget cuts have put President Kennedy and the administration in a difficult situation when making decisions about UND’s future. This process began after Governor Doug Burgum presented legislators with a proposal that recommended additional cuts beyond those proposed by former Gov. Jack...

Kristofor Paulson “breaks through” to students

Kristofor Paulson  “breaks through” to students

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer
February 10
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...

Holding your tongue on Facebook

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor
February 10
Filed under Emily Gibbens, Opinion

Many people my age say Facebook is outdated or it’s for “old people,” but I use Facebook as a tool for many things every day. I’m able to look at what my family and old friends are up to, I share my articles for everyone back home to read and I share things that I think are funny, like memes...

Advantages of a STEM education

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Statistics have shown that too many students spend tens of thousands of dollars to attend college and graduate with degrees in the humanities, fine arts or similar areas that they have difficulty finding jobs in. There are fewer and fewer students pursuing degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering...

State of Education

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

With recent confirmation of Betsy DeVos leading President Trump’s Department of Education, it appears liberals, conservatives and libertarians need to have a discussion on the school choice issue. They need a discussion that isn’t steeped in rhetoric or wild accusations, but rather one looking at...

Hawks take tight match against bears

Hawks take tight match against bears

Jack Harvey, Staff Writer
February 7
Filed under Jack Harvey, Showcase, Sports

After a tough start to the second half, the UND fighting Hawks basketball team fought back to beat Big Sky rival Northern Colorado. The Hawks weren’t able to get anything going in the first half trailing after the 16:41 and weren’t able to get any closer than 3 points behind but Northern Colorado but UN...

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