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Move like a Jedi, sting with the Force

Move like a Jedi, sting with the Force

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

February 4, 2018

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

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

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 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...

The true Pride of Dakota

The true Pride of Dakota

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017

Vendors gathered over the weekend to kick off the holiday season with the Pride of Dakota Holiday Vendor show. From popcorn to mittens to wine, there were a variety of goods created by local businesses throughout North Dakota. Christmas music played in the ballroom as members of the community gathered togeth...

Will they take it?

Will they take it?

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

While searching the vast depths of the internet, I stumbled across a blog titled “Trash is for Tossers,” written by a woman living in New York named Lauren Singer. I continued to read Singer’s blog, and she mentioned that swapping out disposable plastic and paper cups for reusable mugs are a simple...

Clothesline Project

Clothesline Project

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017

First initial used to protect the identity of the survivor. The Clothesline Project was present on the University of North Dakota campus during the week of Oct. 23 to 27. The Memorial Union Ballroom was filled with shirts, each one representing a different story of violence against women. The original...

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