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Food for thought

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

I am nearing the end of my first year living in a dorm. I have my own suite so I am definitely among the very lucky few who are able to live alone. Along with dorm life comes the decision of which food plan to get. I was very grateful when my parents purchased me an unlimited meal plan and was ready to use...

The perfect bracket? 1 in 9.2 quintillion

Jack Harvey, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Jack Harvey, Sports

When was the last time you looked at your bracket? Not since the round of 32? Many brackets deemed to be “the one” have now found the bottom of a wastebasket. At this point, your March Madness bracket should be six feet under after some of the upsets that happened over this past week. Michigan and...

Radically Changed

Radically Changed

Jake Andersen, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Features, Jake Andersen, Showcase

“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.” -2 Corinthians 5:17 Tatsuya Koyama did not expect to learn this verse. In fact, he had never heard of it before coming to UND as an English Learning School (ELS) student from Japan last September. Instead,...

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.”...

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...

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