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Trivia Takeover

Trivia Takeover

Noah Sell, Arts & Community Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Community Fun, Dakota Student, Family, Grand forks, Noah Sell, Showcase, Student Life, UND

Trivia Takeover is a trivia event hosted by the university every couple of weeks, the topics are chosen from popular media. Past themes have included Disney, the television show Friends and most recently the book and movie series Harry Potter. Each trivia night attracts dozens of teams of like-min...

Welcome to the family!

Welcome to the family!

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Community Fun, Dakota Student, Family, Grand forks, Molly Andrews, Showcase, Student Life

Do you love beer and a relaxed yet welcoming atmosphere? Well, Half Brother’s Brewery may be the perfect place for you? Half Brothers originally started with Chad and his half-brother Taylor. Chad was working at the Rhombus Guys Brewery as the head Brewer but he had worked at others before Rhombus ...

Playing in the Pumpkin Patch

Playing in the Pumpkin Patch

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Community Fun, Molly Andrews, Showcase, Spooky Season

Nothing screams fall more than pumpkins, corn mazes, pumpkins and haunted houses. Imagine if there was a place where you could get your fix of fall in just one stop. If you visit Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch you can do just that. This is the patch’s 22nd season and there are many fun activities to do, ...

Defying Gravity on Ice

Defying Gravity on Ice

Maddie Ardelean, Writer

September 27, 2018


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

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...

Kings and Queens of Grand Forks

Kings and Queens of Grand Forks

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

August 29, 2018


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

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

More than One

Maddie Ardelean, Writer

August 29, 2018


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

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...

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...

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...

Embracing Neurodiversity

Embracing Neurodiversity

Bilal Suleiman, Columnist

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Dakota Student

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


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

“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...

Little Bangkok

Little Bangkok

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

February 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Maddie Ardelean, Showcase

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...

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