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Flag burning; right to free speech

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

When President Trump was still president elect, in November 2016, he tweeted, “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag — if they do, there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Criminalizing the burning of the American flag has been a topic of controversy...

Letter to the Editor – Response to “A night in Africa”

April 7, 2017
Filed under LTE, Opinion

On April 4th 2017, the Dakota Student published a review of African Night, a cultural event which had taken place three days prior. In this article, African Night was displayed in a less than accurate. This is my attempt at a response to the piece. My first of many problems with this article was the...

The Arctic Circle and America’s relationship with Russia

The Arctic Circle and America’s relationship with Russia

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under jacob notermann, News, Showcase

Relations between Russia and the United States may become even more confrontational in the next decade due to climate change in the Arctic, and UND could play a role in how they play out. At the Kennan Conversation on Friday at UND, panelists spoke of the changing geopolitics between the two countri...

Hawks logo perched across various campus sites

Hawks logo perched across various campus sites

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

Students returning to classes after spring break might have noticed a change in their familiar stomping grounds: an impressive smattering of the university’s new Hawks logo across campus in the form of new window hangings, murals and floor clings. Though many students have expressed confusion as to...

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...

Farewell to the vampires

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

In 2005, author Stephenie Meyer published a novel that ushered in the trend of vampire love stories. “Twilight” started a phenomenon that captivated mainstream media for a number of years that followed.  I didn’t know at the time, but the book encouraged me to read because I wanted to, not because...

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...

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