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The nuclear option

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

We are inching closer to the confirmation hearing of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and I’m really disappointed the Senate Democrats insist on making this process difficult. He’s a federal judge who is highly qualified for the position he is waiting to be confirmed for. Back in February,...

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...

Tribute to Carryn Owens

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

In the time following President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress, I have noticed the media remains fixated on the tribute to Navy Seal widow, Carryn Owens, by President Trump. Not because the moment was a captivating tribute to the sacrifice of her late husband, but because the...

Casting spells on Trump

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

At this point in President Trump’s presidency, most of us have made up our minds about him. We all have decided to either love or hate him. Those who hate him have had protests and rallies, but one group is taking things to a new level in order for their wild anti-Trump protest. A group of witches a...

The First Address

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

President Trump proved himself to be the champion America needs on Tuesday night, as he delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. Glum Democrats sat on their hands while Republicans praised Trump for keeping his campaign promises — promises that won him the presidency. After five weeks of ...

Budget cut blues felt campus wide

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, News

President Kennedy and the Executive Council have made more progress on finalizing budget plans since the time Governor Burgum proposed further cuts to higher education across the state of North Dakota. Back in January, Governor Burgum recommended $31 million be cut in regards to higher education during...

Upcoming budget cuts at UND

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
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...

Trump announces nomination for America’s next Supreme Court Justice

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, News

An important moment in history occurred Tuesday night, Jan. 31, when President Trump revealed his nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch will be taking the vacant seat held by Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last February. The vacant seat has been a controversial...

President Trump signs executive order, starts the dismantling of the ACA

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
January 27, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, News

As pledged, we are going to see an entirely new healthcare system in the impending months. Last Friday, President Trump signed an executive order that helps him follow through with one of his central campaign promises. President Trump swiftly acted on his promise, signing the executive order only...

Political catch up

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
January 20, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, News

Following the election of President-elect Donald Trump back in November, we have finally reached Inauguration week. Today’s inauguration marks the beginning of the Trump administration. The months following President-elect victory have seen the Trump team lay out his plans to follow through on his...

Immigration Discussion

Immigration  Discussion

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under Liz Kacher, News

Post-election Q&A session on immigration held at the Loading Dock Various faculty members along with some students gathered together yesterday in the Loading Dock for a Q&A on Immigration Post-Election. President-elect Donald Trump has voiced his intentions for dramatic immigration reform...

Diversity Advisory Council continues to seek ideas for enhanced inclusion at UND

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
November 22, 2016
Filed under Liz Kacher, News

The conversation about diversity and inclusion practices on campus continues as the Diversity Advisory Council continues to look at how UND can become a more welcoming environment. The Diversity Advisory Council was established by President Kennedy last month to provide a recommendation for improving...

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