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Cramer speaks at Wenstrom Lecture

Nick Sallen, Editor in Chief
April 21, 2017
Filed under News, Nick Sallen

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,...

Integrated Studies Program faces the danger of being cut

Integrated Studies Program faces the danger of being cut

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2017
Filed under Features, Nick Sallen, Showcase

On Thursday Feb. 2, Debbie Storrs, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, in response to a university-wide requirement for all areas to propose budget reductions, announced her plan to lower the number of instructors in the College as part of this most recent round of budget cuts. To meet funding c...

Toronto professor refuses pronouns

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
January 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Nick Sallen

The University of Toronto has been in an uproar these last few months over transgender pronoun use, political correctness and freedom of speech. Professor Jordan Peterson is objecting to the canadian government’s Bill C-16, which will outlaw harassment and discrimination based on gender identity...

Wisdom from the elders

Wisdom from the elders

Nick Sallen, Editor in Chief
December 2, 2016
Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion

Throughout my summer spent in residency at the Steger Wilderness Center, I met a couple of master artists in their respective crafts. The Steger Wilderness Center is a sight to behold. Situated in the boreal forest of northern Minnesota, it’s a towering yet earth-friendly building which utilizes...

“A Man of No Importance” impresses the crowd

“A Man of No Importance” impresses the crowd

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2016
Filed under Features, Nick Sallen

The year is 1964 in Dublin, Ireland. Alfie Byrne (Tyler Folkedahl) is the director of an amateur theatre troupe which has been shut down by Father Kenny (Matt Stevens). Alfie wants to stage a production of “Salome” at his church, where the theatre troupe is based, despite the objections of church...

Dueling opinions; are congressional term limits a good idea or not?

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2016
Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion

Preventing corruption “We came to office not to seek for our own power, but to implement sound principles and to benefit all the people within our states. We then passed the torch to the next generation of leaders,” Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld, co-wrote in an ...

Steel Pan comes to UND

Steel Pan comes to UND

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
November 18, 2016
Filed under Features, Nick Sallen

A dozen band members ran onto the Chester Fritz Auditorium stage to start the Steel Pan Band Concert. Wearing floral patterned shirts to enhance the carribean theme, the band immediately started playing “Yumbambe,” a Cuban calypso tune with solos from the lead pan section. “My favorite pans...

Olafson ethics symposium held at the Memorial Union

Olafson ethics symposium held at the Memorial Union

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-chief
November 8, 2016
Filed under Features, Nick Sallen

The Memorial Union Ballroom filled with students and community members interested in business ethics right before the 12th annual Olafson Ethics Symposium, a yearly question and answer seminar between students, community members and the speaker. This year, Greg Page, the former chairman and CEO of...

Hemp road trip attempts to change the stereotype

Hemp road trip attempts to change the stereotype

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
October 25, 2016
Filed under Features, Nick Sallen

After educating himself on hemp, Rick Trojan and his business partners started the largest hemp farm in the nation with over 300 acres dedicated to the cultivation of hemp. Harvesting the plant inspired Trojan to create the Hemp Road Trip to spread awareness of its prohibition in the United States. “The ...

In defense of Bernie Sanders and his revolution

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
October 25, 2016
Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion

To conservatives, capitalism is often synonymous with living the American dream. Capitalism is the ‘pursuit of happiness’ from the Declaration of Independence. Conservatives enjoy the free markets which have been established by the North American Free Trade Agreement and typically are not in favor ...

Four years is fundamentally flawed for graduation

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
October 7, 2016
Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion

Many students enter college their freshman year planning to graduate in 4 years. Some come in with transfer credits from high school advanced placement courses or another university — others come without any college credit. Finishing in four years will prevent the student from acquiring a lot of intere...

“They don’t pay? We won’t pay!” makes their appearance on stage

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief
October 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Nick Sallen

Desperate times call for desperate measures. “They Don’t Pay, We Won’t Pay” is a political satire comedy which combines the worker’s uprising of Italy in 1974 with a 20th century radical democratic perspective from the workers who are outraged by the increased price of many goods. The pro...

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