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Cutting champions

Cutting champions

Jake Andersen, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Jake Andersen, Opinion, Showcase

It’s almost been a month since UND Athletics Director Brian Faison announced that the women’s hockey team, as well as the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, would be cut at the university. After taking time to gather my thoughts on the situation, one thing still hasn’t sat well with...

Immaturity and disrespect in politics

Dave Owen, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As the title of this article might indicate, I believe that we are getting dangerously divisive in political rhetoric, and one need look no further than the most recent political campaigns to see how nasty people can become. Now I had hoped the Clinton and Trump crowds would settle down after the election,...

The Pink Spiders

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Cameron Campbell, Cameron's Corner, Opinion

As time goes on it is always fun to discover new bands. Over the years I have found hundreds. Whether it be going to open acts at concerts or endless, mindless YouTube/Spotify/iTunes surfing. Somehow a band called “The Pink Spiders” alluded me. This three piece band from Nashville, Tenn. is a...

Listening to both sides of the story

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

One of the most prominent conservatives in the country that I admire is Sean Hannity. His program on Fox News, as well as his radio show, are two of the greatest sources of truth in the media. He’s a down-to-earth, honest journalist who speaks the truth during a time that the media is favorable to...

Trump not afraid of uphill battle

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

One of the new presidential administration’s earliest and more controversial decisions was the travel ban. On January 27, President Trump signed the executive order that dictated citizens from specific countries, such as Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and all refugees from Syria ar...

Election ethics unenforced during student gov elections

Election ethics unenforced during student gov elections

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under jacob notermann, Opinion, Showcase

There was a bribery epidemic in the student elections just a week ago. The worst part was that it was all completely legal. With election season now coming to a close for the University of North Dakota, we must congratulate the Bachmeier-Hanson team on running the successful campaign for student body...

Live at the Amsterdam

Live at the Amsterdam

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Cameron Campbell, Cameron's Corner, Opinion, Showcase

As everyone in St. Paul stepped outside on Monday, April 10, they noticed that the temperature had gone down forty degrees from the day before and was now just below freezing. The air was cold and the sky spit rain and snow. For some odd reason,  I seem to be cursed. Every time I step foot in the...

Summer driving in N.D.

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

I am currently sitting outside in the courtyard of my dorm writing this article and boy does it feel great. Having the sun shine on my back, a glass or pineapple mango juice next to me, it’s never felt so great to be outside this year. A discussion was brought up the other day between my friends...

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...

Life in comparison to Alien

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

A few weeks ago, I had recently gotten off of work and was invited to go see a movie with some friends. After careful consideration, we decided “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa. After finding out it was about a foreign life form from space, I was pretty excited. I love the Alien franchise (...

The Strokes: Is This It

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Cameron Campbell, Opinion

In 2001, the band The Strokes released arguably the best and most important alternative rock albums of the 2000s. It’s clean yet punk vibe changed the face of music. Much like how The Clash rewrote punk, Nirvana rewrote grunge and The Beatles rewrote rock. This album is flawless all the way through. ...

Netflix original stuns viewers

Netflix original stuns viewers

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion, Showcase

It’s always exciting to see one of your favorite books turn into a movie or a TV show. I fortunately had this experience happen on Friday, Mar. 31. “13 Reasons Why,” a book published in 2007 by Jay Asher was adapted into a TV series by Netflix. It is Netflix’s newest must see series. Back in 2007...

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