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“Make UAS great again”: One club’s story of revival

“Make UAS great again”: One club’s story of revival

Diane Newberry, News Editor
May 5, 2017
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At this time last year, The UND UAS/RC Club was virtually defunct. Their name stands for Unmanned Aerial Systems and Radio Controlled Aircraft, and to students like Eric DeGray, it seemed odd that UND Aerospace didn’t have a more active UAS community. “It had been inactive for about a year and...

Grand Forks bus routes restructured

Grand Forks bus routes restructured

Nick Sallen, Copy Editor
May 5, 2017
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The Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Cities Area Transit (CAT) have updated their Transit Development Plan (TDP) to better meet city bus rider needs as the city continues to develop. According to the TDP handout, the new route changes will “strengthen existing...

Working for diversity and inclusion on campus

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
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For those looking to return to the university for this upcoming semester, there are opportunities to seek and engage with some of the departments the campus has to offer. The Diversity and Inclusion Department is one that is always looking to provide students the path for the best college experience. Sandra...

Financial Wellness closing this year

Financial Wellness closing this year

Diane Newberry, News Editor
May 3, 2017
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The Financial Wellness Center, created in 2013 to provide free financial counseling and education to students, will be closing permanently on May 31. The news came suddenly for Shafiq Khan, who was hired as coordinator of the center in December. The employees of the office were reportedly told of their i...

Students come together to “do work” for BIG Event this spring

Students come together to “do work” for BIG Event this spring

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
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Over 900 students from the University of North Dakota participated in a day of community service on Saturday, April 29. The day, known as the BIG Event, started at 9:30 a.m. at the Wellness Center and went on until 2 p.m. Volunteers received free T-shirts, food and the satisfaction of cleaning up the Gra...

Mr. Relay, an all-male pageant held to fight cancer

Mr. Relay, an all-male pageant held to fight cancer

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
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An event for a good cause was held in the Memorial Union Ballroom last Sunday evening, April 23. Students had the opportunity to attend and donate to the campus Relay for Life, an organization that looks to help fight and prevent cancer, during their Mr. Relay: Male Pageant Contest. The night began...

Addressing sexual assault on the college campus

Addressing sexual assault on the college campus

Matt Eidson, Editor-In-Chief
April 28, 2017
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Handling sexual assault on a college campus poses unique problems that are forcing institutions to expedite the process. In an attempt to ensure a victim doesn’t run into her or his attacker on the way to class, university administrations rely on the “preponderance of evidence,” as opposed to the...

LGBTQ+ students find resources at Pride Center

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
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If there are students on campus who are looking to be involved in the LGBTQ community, a place where they can be their true selves or are struggling with their identity and are in need of someone to talk to, they should  check out the Pride Center and have a chat with the university’s Director of...

Long-acting birth control becoming more popular

Long-acting birth control becoming more popular

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
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Recently one of the April “Toilet Talk” health informational flyers stated that “According to UND Student Health (SHS), the most common form of contraception used by females at UND is the Intrauterine Device (IUD).” Rosy Dub, RN-BC, and Sarah Gustafson, FNP-C, of SHS would like to correct this...

Cramer speaks at Wenstrom Lecture

Nick Sallen, Editor in Chief
April 21, 2017
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In the past, North Dakota was run by Democrats. From 1961 to 1992, there was one four-year period with a Republican governor holding office. Being a young political activist, Congressman Kevin Cramer helped fuel the Republican party’s revival in 1992 when Ed Schafer, former interim president at UND,...

April brings warmer temps to Grand Forks

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
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A welcome reprieve from winter weather, temperatures in the Grand Forks area have been holding steady around the 50s for several weeks now. The change may have seemed sudden, rising from just above freezing to almost 60 degrees in one week of March. However, according to the atmospheric science department...

Movie tickets courtesy of Student Involvement

Movie tickets courtesy of Student Involvement

Rachel Cox, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
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The River Cinema and UND’s Student Involvement and Leadership Office have been working together for three years to try to keep students engaged in activities to improve retention rates by giving them free movie tickets. “Research shows that students who are engaged in things stay in school,” sa...

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