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Little Bangkok

Little Bangkok recently opened in the former Terrace Dining Center space in the Memorial Union basement. Trevor Alveshere / Dakota Student

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

February 4, 2018

Little Bangkok is a well known part of the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks downtown, and recently they expanded to a new location in the basement of the Memorial Union. This new addition to our community called for a taste test so I, along with a cohort of review assistants, went to check it out. My fr...

Move like a Jedi, sting with the Force

Liam Coons spars with a lightsaber combat instructor at LudoSport Grand Forks on Friday, February 2, 2018.

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

Liam Coons and his mother, Aimee, color on paper on the North Dakota Museum of Art gallery floor late Saturday morning.

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

A UND student holds a placard after completing the LGBTQ+ Ally Training Program at the Memorial Union on Friday, January 26, 2018.

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 UND Allegro Women's Choir performs

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

Art made by children at the University Children's Learning Center was on display at the Gorecki Alumni Center for Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 15, 2018.

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

The HollyDazzle Festival of Lights kicked off Sunday afternoon in Grand Forks' Town Square.

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

People sign a card accompanying the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during a stop in downtown Grand Forks on Sunday morning.

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

Fighting Hawks football players line up against Missouri State during this season's Potato Bowl football game at the Alerus Center.

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

Frank L. Baum's

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 annual Pride of Dakota event showcases products made in North Dakota, such as these chocolates from Rendezvous Candy.

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?

Using mason jars instead of plastic or paper cups to store beverages is an environmentally-friendly way to minimize disposable product use as a result of dining out at restaurants.

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...

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