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Melinda Vail: The medium that makes a difference

Melinda Vail: The medium that makes a difference

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 16, 2018


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Here in North Dakota, if someone says they are receiving a message from a deceased loved one, there is a high chance that they would be ill for a mental evaluation. For Melinda Vail, an intuitive therapist, hypnotherapist and medium, communicating with those on the other side is just a part of everyday...

Holistic Healing Psychic Fair

Holistic Healing Psychic Fair

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

April 16, 2018


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Psychics: incense, hundreds of varieties of stones, dream interpretations, decks of cards and natural healing. Many may call these individuals “bogus” or “quacks,” but the practitioners strongly believe they are onto something with these alternative healing methods. The Canad Inn hosted a Ho...

Breweries: Not just for beer anymore

Breweries: Not just for beer anymore

Devon Abler, A&C Editor

April 8, 2018


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It’s 8:30 on a Friday night and Half Brothers Brewing Company is alive with the sound of voices and laughter flirting with one another through the air. It may feel like the second arrival of winter in April, yet thanks to the warmth of community that one feels when walking through the front doors, one fo...

Root beer olympics

Root beer olympics

Maddie Ardelean, A&C Writer

April 8, 2018


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April is alcohol awareness month, and in celebration of that, UND public health nursing clinical students, with a grant from Altru, are working to affect change on campus. As part of their clinical, they put together the first ever Root Beer Olympics, an event focused on substance safety. This mo...

The Truth and Lies of Art, Politics, Justice and History

The Truth and Lies of Art, Politics, Justice and History

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

March 26, 2018


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This years UND Writers Conference aimed to create discussion about the truth and lies within art, politics, justice and history. No matter what field a person is in they aim to bring light and truth into an area of darkness.  Whether it is in researching a cure for cancer or researching what happened to...

UND Writers Conference

UND Writers Conference

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

March 26, 2018


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As we trudge through a grey and temperamental spring, there is a bright ray of sunshine that the community of Grand Forks looks forward to every year: The UND Writers Conference. Amidst the snow and wind students, UND faculty and community members all flock to the three day conference to participate i...

Jamming in the bluegrass

Jamming in the bluegrass

Aimee Coons, Arts & Communities Writer

March 5, 2018


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Bluegrass music isn’t something one would think to hear in Grand Forks, North Dakota but the Flatt Mountain Bluegrass Boys brought an excellent musical experience to their audience at Half Brothers Brewing Company Friday. Having grown up with bluegrass and country music, I was excited to hear the F...

Embracing Neurodiversity

Embracing Neurodiversity

Bilal Suleiman, Columnist

March 5, 2018


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For Ryan Majerus, finding out he had autism came as a surprise “I truly did not know I had a disability until like 5th or 6th grade,” Majerus said. “(My social worker) was the one that told me I had autism and that I was different. Despite this revelation, Majerus still had dreams of helping othe...

UND Theater department tackles controversial issues

UND Theater department tackles controversial issues

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Communities Writer

March 5, 2018


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“I was surprised to see this performed in North Dakota,” theatergoer Mike Lukes said in response to “Speech and Debate.” “It was courageous and it gives me hope for this future generation.” This past week, UND’s black box theater, located in the Burtness Theater, was styled to look like a h...

The Feast of Nations

The Feast of Nations

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

February 26, 2018


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The night was filled with excitement as more than a thousand people filled the Alerus Center for the Feast of Nations. My editor Devon Abler and I dressed to the nines and were very excited for the festivities. Even though it was our first time attending, this was the Feast of Nations’ 56th annual event.  To open the event, E...

B. J. Armani’s drag show

B. J. Armani’s drag show

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

February 26, 2018


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I had never been to a drag show before, but when a good friend invited me to come to  B.J. Armani’s Cabaret I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.   We arrived at the American Legion in East Grand Forks a little after the show started. I was totally surprised to find that all the seating was take...

Peace in motion

Peace in motion

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

February 11, 2018


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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...

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