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UND and the Empire Theatre

UND and the Empire Theatre

Allie McAthie, Guest Writer May 5, 2020

For the past 101 years, Grand Forks has been home to the Empire Theater, a traditional movie theater in the heart of downtown. To someone passing by in recent years, especially after the terrible Red River...

Stay positive and be active

Stay positive and be active

Olga Kopp, Arts & Community Writer April 7, 2020

Hello all readers. How are you doing? Are you in self-isolation yet? I hope that you are trying to stay healthy and safe at home.    I wonder, how many of you are tired of news about COVID-19?...

Theater v. Streaming

Theater v. Streaming

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer March 10, 2020

How often do you go to see a movie in the theater? Over the past few years, the trend appears to be that people are more reluctant to see a film in the theater. The advent of streaming services likely...

Pop Music: Is it Art?

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer March 4, 2020

Pop music seems to get a bad rep in popular culture. Pop music’s reputation is even a plot point in the 2018 remake of A Star is Born. In this film, Lady Gaga’s character transitions from making country...

Science Fiction and the Human Experience

Science Fiction and the Human Experience

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer February 25, 2020

There are few things better than walking out of a movie theater in complete awe and loss for words from what you just saw. Science fiction, in my experience, accounts for a majority of those awe inducing...

KISS concert

KISS concert

Staff Writer, Arts & Community Writer February 25, 2020

KISS took the stage 43 years ago in Grand Forks and made their way back this Saturday, at the Alerus center.    “I remember playing at the University of North Dakota in 1977…” Paul Stanley...

The Genius of Damien Chazelle

Travis Anderson, Art & Community Writer February 12, 2020

Since 2014, Damien Chazelle has directed three films and became the youngest person to win both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for directing at the age of 32. These three films, Whiplash, La La Land...

The Herald

The Herald

Staff Writer, Arts & Community February 6, 2020

History is the essence of our life. It can give us a fuller understanding of our past, of our common humanity and ourselves.   It is crucial for us to know the history of where we live. We can...

Oscar Snubs: Leading Actor and Actress

Oscar Snubs: Leading Actor and Actress

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer February 6, 2020

Early January saw the release of Hollywood’s most anticipated list, the Oscar nominations. Overall, I was quite happy with the list but some of my favorite films didn’t make the cut. I have plenty...

The Coffee House Community: Open Mic Night

Maddie Deshler, Arts & Community Writer November 26, 2019

As I enter the packed building of Archives Coffee House and notice that everyone is crowded around the fireplace at the back corner of the shop, diagonal to the front doors. I make my way towards that...

Behind the scenes of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Behind the scenes of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Staff Writer, Arts & Community November 26, 2019

“There was a barber and his wife, and she was beautiful. She was his reason and his life. There was another man who saw that she was beautiful, a pious vulture of the law, who with a gesture of his claw...

Silver Warehouse

Staff Writer November 5, 2019

“Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it,” said Stevie Wonder. Not everyone knows that UND has their own...

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