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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...

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...

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...

Amazing Grains co-op

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

Imagine a world where the customers were the owners. A world where the profits were distributed to those who shopped there. A world where you had a direct vote on the development of the businesses you patronized, and received a share of the profits at the end of each fiscal year, without the need to...

Owen; workplace experiences

Owen; workplace experiences

Matt Eidson, Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Matt Eidson, Opinion

Recently, I wrote an opinion piece expressing my distrust and lack of confidence in Dave Owen, a candidate for VP of Student Government and a staff writer for the Dakota Student. Mr. Owen disagreed with my article and published his retort on his Facebook page. As I do not wish to give Mr. Owen more...

Dave Owen for VP

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

As many of you may know, Student Government elections are approaching and the prospects are promising. Currently, one such candidate, David Stuart Owen is running for Student Body Vice President, alongside John Bjorklund for President. Together, they plan to rebuild, reinvest and reengage. On their...

Don’t vote for Owen

Matt Eidson, News Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under Matt Eidson, Opinion, Showcase

As a United States Marine who has long since left active duty to attend the University of North Dakota, there are several lessons I carried with me from my training. One notion that continues to shape my personality is the idea that being a “well-rounded” Marine is a worthwhile goal. By being ...

After the garbage settles

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

The protesters have finally abandoned the “Sacred Stone Camp,” and the state has been moving down on the camp to clean up the tattered remains of thousands of protesters over the past six months. It’s time to have a post-mortem discussion of what has and will happen, both with the pipeline and the...

Presidents golfing rather than governing

Dave owen, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
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...

State of Education

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
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...

Being at the mercy of legislators

Dave Owen, Opinion Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

So in yet another issue of ridiculous laws, the legislature had the ability to overturn a law which by all accounts is a violation of the separation of church and state as established by the First Amendment, the so called “Blue Laws.” For those unaware, a blue law is a law regulating the ability...

Trump’s promises being put to the test

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

It has been an interesting couple of weeks for local politics in the state of North Dakota. We have had no less than three comically bizarre laws covered by The Dakota Student, and I could have easily covered a fourth one this issue. But with the recent announcements of Donald Trump’s infamous bord...

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