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Peace in motion

Peace in motion

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

February 11, 2018


Filed under Arts&Comm, Maddie Ardelean, Showcase

Right now, all eyes are on Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the winter Olympics begin. Even with the whole country fixated on Korea, many people do not know much about the culture and traditions of the country we are watching so closely. The Olympics were meant to unite and draw the different people i...

The Price Is Right

The Price Is Right

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

February 11, 2018


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The Chester Fritz Auditorium buzzed with pure excitement as the audience waited with bated breath for the Price is Right Live to start. The auditorium was packed with people. The main floor seating was full and half of the balcony seating was taken. Several large groups of people came sporting mat...

Little Bangkok

Little Bangkok

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

February 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Maddie Ardelean, Showcase

Little Bangkok is a well known part of the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks downtown, and recently they expanded to a new location in the basement of the Memorial Union. This new addition to our community called for a taste test so I, along with a cohort of review assistants, went to check it out. My fr...

Move like a Jedi, sting with the Force

Move like a Jedi, sting with the Force

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

February 4, 2018


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I felt as if I were stepping into an alternate universe as the hum of lightsabers met my ears.  I watched the lightsabers glow and dance as I waited for my first lesson in lightsaber combat to start. My son Liam, an avid Star Wars fan dressed up as Darth Vader, jumped into the fray with his blue lig...

Family day at the North Dakota Museum of Art

Family day at the North Dakota Museum of Art

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under Aimee Coons, Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Showcase

The North Dakota Museum of Art was filled with laughter from the families attending this month's family day event. The event promotes art for our diverse community and is free to the public. Since the event is not only the promotion of art but the promotion of community and family, I brought my son Lia...

LGBTQ+ Ally Training

LGBTQ+ Ally Training

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Maddie Ardelean

This past Friday, seven members of the UND community gathered in a quiet conference room. Seated around a conference table, facing a powerpoint, everyone chats quietly, waiting for Jeff Gibson, the Senior Program Manager for LGBTQ+ and Cross Cultural Programming, to begin Ally Training. Ally Trainin...

The secret lives of musicians

The secret lives of musicians

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

January 21, 2018


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This past weekend, the UND Music Department was preparing for the UND Honor Band, Choir and Strings festival. The festival opened with a showcase concert featuring performances from every ensemble the music department has to offer. Sounds of the caribbean and a jazz lounge rang throughout the Chester ...

The dream in action

The dream in action

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

January 21, 2018


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In true North Dakota form, January 15, 2018 had below zero temperatures and freezing winds. However, the daunting weather conditions did not stop the community of Grand Forks and the students of UND from gathering at the Gorecki Alumni Center to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As the community ga...

Holly Dazzle warms up winter

Holly Dazzle warms up winter

Nick Nelson, Photo Editor

November 29, 2017


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The third annual Holly Dazzle Festival of Lights kicked off Sunday afternoon in downtown Grand Forks. Held in Grand Forks’ Town Square, guests were treated to classic holiday music performed by students at the Bel Canto Studio. Roaring fire pits were available for people to roast marshmallows over...

Tree shuts down downtown

Tree shuts down downtown

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


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Grand Forks had an unusual visitor stop by on Sunday. A portion of downtown Grand Forks was blocked off to make room for the Capitol Christmas Tree, also known as the people’s tree. This year the tree was harvested from Kootenai National Forest, located in the northwest corner of Montana. This tree w...

Taking a redshirt year

Taking a redshirt year

Madison Overby, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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It’s becoming more and more common in the world of college sports to have athletes take a “redshirt” year. This means that the athlete can practice with the team and is required to continue going to school, but cannot compete under the name of the college or university during the season they decide ...

Wizard of Oz at the Burtness

Wizard of Oz at the Burtness

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts&Comm, Devon Abler, Showcase

Burtness Theater was transformed into a humble farm in the middle of the plains of Kansas over the weekend. Students in the University of North Dakota theater department transformed this farm into the magnificent land of Oz, taking the audience members along for the journey. The farm hands transformed i...

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