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More than One

More than One

Maddie Ardelean, Writer

August 29, 2018


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Grand Forks, North Dakota is the last place one might expect a thriving, multi day LGBT+ Pride event, but they would be underestimating the LGBT+ and ally community here. Grand Forks Pride has socials, movie screenings, a vendor park, a drag show, spoken word poetry and informative panels. This is the...

The Big Event

The Big Event

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 30, 2018


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UND hosted the annual Big Event on Saturday, April 28th. Students attending UND came together for a community service event that served the Greater Grand Forks community. Some places volunteers served were churches, non-profits, homes of the elderly and many more. “This is a great way for us studen...

Opera comes alive at the Masonic Temple

Opera comes alive at the Masonic Temple

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts&Comm, Devon Abler, Showcase

Grand Forks was graced with the presence of the biannual operatic performance by the UND Vocal Department on Friday. In collaboration with the UND Chamber Orchestra and the Masonic Temple, this was a pleasant addition to Friday night festivities. The opera, ‘Dido and Aeneas,’ was written by English compose...

48th annual time out wacipi

48th annual time out wacipi

Maddie Ardelean, A&C Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Arts&Comm

48 years ago, during a time when Native Americans were still facing large scale racial discrimination. Today, we now enjoy the annual Time Out Wacipi. It’s a five day event of speakers, forums, panels and the main event: a two day powwow. I attended the powwow with an experienced powwow dancer and a...

What the truck?

What the truck?

Devon Abler, A&C Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Arts&Comm, Showcase

There was a thunderous roar throughout the Alerus Center on Saturday night. The Toughest Monster Truck Tour made a pit stop in Grand Forks for their championship round. Children of all ages were present during this family friendly event and an epic show was put on. Before the show began, the master of ceremon...

Melinda Vail: The medium that makes a difference

Melinda Vail: The medium that makes a difference

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts&Comm, Devon Abler, Showcase

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


Filed under Arts&Comm, Maddie Ardelean

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


Filed under #dakotastudent, Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Dakota Student, Devon Abler, ND, Showcase

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


Filed under #dakotastudent, Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Dakota Student, Maddie Ardelean, ND, North Dakota

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


Filed under Aimee Coons, Arts&Comm, Showcase

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


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

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...

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