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Ax the Pink Tax

Ax the Pink Tax

Allyson Bento, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019


Filed under Allyson Bento, Dakota Student, ND, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized, UND

Imagine this: You walk into a store, see two seemingly identical objects with the exception that one is blue, and one is pink. You look further and discover that the pink one actually costs 7% more than the blue object. Welcome to Pink Tax. Pink tax is an extra charge placed on products and services that...

If chivalry is dead… it is because we killed it

If chivalry is dead… it is because we killed it

Allyson Bento, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2019


Filed under Allyson Bento, Dakota Student, Opinion, Showcase

If you think of the typical protagonist in your favourite Rom Com (Romantic Comedy for those of you who still live under a rock), then you have met the perpetually single girl who insists she is single because she wants to be and that independence rocks… Yeah that is me. Except it’s not always...

Helping furry friends find a home

Allyson Bento, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2019


Filed under Allyson Bento, Showcase, Video, Video Stories

Christmas, Birthdays and even Valentine’s Day are great holidays to bring home a new family member with four legs and soft fur, but you don’t have to wait for a special holiday to bring a new pet into your life. At Circle of Friends Humane Society there are dogs, cats and even rabbits looking for...

Cold weather care

Cold weather care

Allyson Bento, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2019


Filed under Allyson Bento, News, North Dakota, Showcase

During the summer months when temperatures hit blistering highs, there is often daily reminders about keeping your pets cool and the dangers of leaving them alone in vehicles, but what about when temperatures dip to deadly lows? Pet owners find themselves bundling up or staying in but often forget ...

March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Allyson Bento, Showcase, Sports

One year. 16 colleges. Two countries. This now divides the family that once was the UND women’s hockey program, a program removed after a short 15 years, a program that showed more promise as each year went on, a program cut in its prime. One year. What has happened in one year? Find...

One game at a time

One game at a time

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Allyson Bento, Showcase, Sports

One down, two to go. For the NCHC that is. With Omaha in the dust, UND is far from out of the woods and like always it is do or die. After saturday’s overtime win the Fighting Hawks will continue on their mission back to the NCAA tournament. Looking back at last season, UND came into th...

There’s a North Dakota size gap in the WCHA

There’s a North Dakota size gap in the WCHA

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Allyson Bento, Sports

A year ago today, in the sparsely filled Ralph Engelstad arena, the Jumbotron game clock read 9:04 and counting. The Finnish standout freshman, Emma Nuutinen, opted not to pass to her teammate and took her shot on net, that shot would send her team into the seventh consecutive WCHA Final Faceoff appearance.   ...

Making his return to the Ralph

Making his return to the Ralph

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

February 4, 2018


Filed under Allyson Bento, Sports

Stepping into the Ralph for the first time is an experience most hockey players mark as their greatest memory.   It is the beginning of their journey with the University of North Dakota’s storied hockey program, and they get to be a part of it. A program that takes in few talented athletes and even then, it turns out not to fit all.   While the program took in transfer Nick Jones th...

Back in time

Back in time

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Allyson Bento, Sports

There is a certain sense of pride to be included in something that makes history, like  winning a national championship or being a part of a historical rivalry. UND hockey alumnus Andy Kollar has checked off both boxes. Kollar was a part of the 1999-2000 UND National Championship team, and while that was a...

Flowers in season

Flowers in season

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Allyson Bento, News, Showcase

There aren’t many things that could make someone willingly uproot their life in sunny California to brave a frigid North Dakota winter, but for Chuck Flowers football was the magic word. Chuck is a senior safety on the University of North Dakota’s football team, and his journey to where he is today ...

Swinging for scholarships

Swinging for scholarships

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Allyson Bento, Showcase, Sports

After looking forward to it all year, a wide range of golfers gathered at the beautiful Walhalla Country Club for the sixth annual Frank White Golf Tournament on July 8. This annual tournament is put together by Frank White, a native to Walhalla N.D. and a sought after professor in the University of...

Predictions for Lord Stanley

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Allyson Bento, Sports

Every year, when April rolls around and hockey fans of every kind come together to compete to predict the next team to hoist the Stanley Cup. Together, with the sports writers, UND student athletes and other students on campus here are the predictions for who the next team could be. Jake Andersen - ...

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