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Take Back the Night

Noah Sell, Arts & Community Writer

October 9, 2018

This week UND, along with the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC), hosted Take Back the Night and the Clothesline Project to show support for and tell the stories of survivors and victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and rape. The Clothesline Project was on campus from Monday through Friday...

“The Foreigner” Comes to the Fire Hall Theatre

Molly Andrews, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Laughs lined the walls of the theatre Thursday during the opening night of the Fire Hall Theatre’s performance of “The Foreigner.” “The Foreigner” was written by Larry Shue and was originally an off- broadway comedy play that was very popular. The play ran for over 600 performances when it o...

Defying Gravity on Ice

Performers from the Cirque Du Soleil show Crystal rehearse on Wednesday, September 26th for the upcoming show.

Maddie Ardelean, Writer

September 27, 2018

Cirque du Soleil is turning the Ralph Engelstad Arena into an ice covered set this week until Sept. 30 with their show Crystal. The home of UND Hockey became the local pond in a small town. Cirque du Soleil may be known for their acrobatic feats, but with Crystal, they pushed their boundaries into...

Family Friendly Fair Fun

The Downtown Development Association hosted many events such as street vendors, kids activities, and live music during Friday and Saturday Downtown Street Fair. Quinn Robinson / Dakota Student

Molly Andrews, Writer

September 16, 2018

Food trucks, games and much more lined the streets of downtown Grand Forks this Friday and Saturday. The roads were closed and many people lined them to check things out and grab a bite to eat. Live music and sweet smells filled the air. This was all thanks to the Grand Forks Third Annual Street Fair....

Rock On

Rock On

Devon Abler, Arts and Community Editor

September 16, 2018

Grand Forks experienced the Metallica World Tour on Saturday night. Spectators were treated to an outstanding performance by the four band members. Guitarist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo brought an infectious energy to the Alerus Center sta...

Kings and Queens of Grand Forks

Miss Bad Karma performing a number during the B. J. Armani Cabernet Pride Drag Show. Photo by Devon Abler

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

August 29, 2018

Hair was high, personalities were loud and love filled the American Legion Saturday night. The venue was filled to capacity as the community came together for B. J. Armani’s Cabaret. Performers from the Grand Forks area and the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area came together to put on a show highlighting t...

More than One

Photo courtesy of istockphotos.com

Maddie Ardelean, Writer

August 29, 2018

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

(From left) Alan Ju, Alex Widner and Devin Reifsteck paint

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 30, 2018

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

Michael Thompson (right) and Bethany Loock portray Dido and Aeneas during a rehearsal for Friday night's opera at the Masonic Center.

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 30, 2018

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

Dancers process through the Hyslop Sports Center during grand entry of the 48th annual Time Out Wacipi.

Maddie Ardelean, A&C Writer

April 22, 2018

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?

Megasaurus tears apart a car during Saturday's Toughest Monster Truck Tour at the Alerus Center.

Devon Abler, A&C Editor

April 22, 2018

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

Medium Melinda Vail speaks with Dakota Student arts & community editor Devon Abler in an interview at the Staybridge Inn and Suites on Monday, April 9, 2018.

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 16, 2018

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...

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