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UND Writers Conference: A Chat with Dr. Alberts

UND Writers Conference: A Chat with Dr. Alberts

Elise Unterseher, Arts and Community Editor

September 21, 2020

Due to the rise of COVID-19 concerns in the spring of 2020, there was a cancelation of a staple event on the University of North Dakota campus, The Writers Conference. Thankfully to the efforts of both the UND English department and the perseverance of Doctor Crystal Alberts, the conference will be taking ...

The path of the Maah Daah Hey

The path of the Maah Daah Hey

Olga Kopp, Arts and Community Writer

September 21, 2020

Since we still practice social distancing, it is a good time to travel somewhere with a small number of people.  Even when we travel, it is necessary to wear a mask in public places and sanitize your hands as often as possible. Today, however, I will not write about COVID, but instead, I will share ...

Netflix’s Cuties: Was it Just Bad Promotion?

Netflix’s Cuties: Was it Just Bad Promotion?

Sarah Larson, Arts and Community Writer

September 21, 2020

A few weeks ago, Netflix released a poster for an upcoming movie called Cuties. This poster ended up receiving backlash since it included a group of very obviously underage girls in provocative clothing and poses. Some of the criticism received in the form of death threats were also sent to the director of the film. Af...

Upcoming Events in the Grand Forks Community

Upcoming Events in the Grand Forks Community

Sarah Larson, Arts and Community Writer

September 14, 2020

Here on campus, there have been many events that have been set up for students to take part in and enjoy. However, there are other events happening off campus in case any of the events put on by UND are not to your liking.  From September 12th to the 25th we have Nelson’s pumpkin patch with many different ...

How the Art Community is Dealing with COVID-19 at UND

How the Art Community is Dealing with COVID-19 at UND

Sarah Larson, Arts and Comm Writer

August 31, 2020

Due to Covid-19, this fall semester has been a new experience for students and faculty here at UND. To ensure everyone’s safety here on campus, everyone has been required to wear masks, especially when indoors. Meaning masks must be worn during all classes, including those where it may be more diffi...

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? Don’t get me wrong, it is important to know what is going on in the world, especially now. Ho...

Boss’ Pizza & Chicken Review

Boss’ Pizza & Chicken Review

Staff, Arts & Community Writer

March 10, 2020

Boss’ Pizza & Chicken hit the Grand Forks community a couple of months ago, and I decided it was time to review their food.    They have a great location, being only about a mile away from campus, it is convenient for students and it is easy to get to. Boss’ is just off of 42nd str...

The Feast of Nations

The Feast of Nations

Staff, Arts & Community Writer

March 10, 2020

Last Saturday, I had a chance to visit the 58th Annual Feast of Nations 2020 which took place in the Alerus Center. Since 1961 UND has a tradition to celebrate different cultures, communities, and diversity by organizing this event. Each year the Feast of Nations brings together some of the most ...

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 contributed to this reluctance but is also changing how films are made and consumed. However, whenever...

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 music to making pop music and is accused of producing less genuine art. Pop music’s bad reputation...

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 experiences. Two examples stand out in my mind, Arrival and Interstellar. These films stand out in...

Winter activities

Winter activities

Staff Writer, Arts & Community Writer

February 25, 2020

It is the end of the coldest month, February, which means that winter is almost over. Some of you cannot wait for the spring so you can switch from many layers to weightless dresses and shorts. The rest of you, despite the fact that it is cold, enjoy winter the most.    Instead of impatiently waiting for the sprin...

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