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The Creative Impulse

The Creative Impulse

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

UND Art Collections began an exhibition this past Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Empire Arts Center. The exhibition is titled, “The Creative Impulse: Artists from North Dakota and the Broader Region.” It will run from Feb. 28 to April 12, 2017. The show features historical and contemporary works by artist...

Future- “HNDRXX”

Future- “HNDRXX”

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

Since dropping singles “Tony Montana” in 2011 and “Turn on the Lights” in 2012, Future has been on the front lines of hip hop and trap. On Friday, Feb. 17th, the American rapper released his fifth studio album, “FUTURE.” He then put out another record, “HNDRXX,” on Feb. 24, just a week later....

(De)Constructing Race

(De)Constructing Race

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

On select Fridays during this semester, faculty and students of the UND law program will host in a series of discussions regarding race and racial injustice through both legal and social viewpoints. As described in the university event calendar, “the goals of the series are to create space for conversations...

Beer and Bacon fest

Beer and Bacon fest

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

The Alerus Center was buzzing last weekend at the Happy Harry’s Annual Beer and Bacon Festival. The event featured 12 bacon dishes from local restaurants and over 100 different brews to try. Along with the huge variety of food and drink, festival goers enjoyed live entertainment and games such as...

Paradiso, taste of Mexico

Paradiso, taste of Mexico

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017

Since 1976, Paradiso has been serving up delicious Mexican cuisine across the state of North Dakota. In Grand Forks, it’s a popular spot to celebrate a birthday or just satisfy your craving for something spicy. Located at 905 S Washington St. (right next to Planet Fitness), Paradiso is open from 1...

Hairball rocks the Alerus

Hairball rocks the Alerus

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017

It was nothing but a good night Friday Feb. 10 when Hairball paid a visit to the Alerus Center. The eighties hair metal and arena rock cover band puts on quite a performance, complete with an explosive pyrotechnics and light show. Grand Forks rock ‘n’ roll fans of all ages came out to dance and sin...

Observing faith

Observing faith

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

The week of Jan. 28 through Feb. 3 was “Interfaith Week” at the University of North Dakota. The idea was to celebrate all religions and faiths and promote acceptance of different world-views and lifestyles. On Friday, in the spirit of Interfaith Week, I visited the Islamic Center of Grand Forks ...

Our best friends come to screen again

Our best friends come to screen again

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Throughout the years, there have been many movies made about the relationship between humans and animals. Pets, specifically, have a special place in our hearts and are a popular focus in a lot of successful films. “Marley & Me,” “My Dog Skip” and “Homeward Bound” all come to mind. In...

Soojung Kim takes an active role with her students

Soojung Kim takes an active role with her students

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

Soojung Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Communications Department at UND. Specializing in strategic communication, Kim plays an active role in educating her students and encourages them to apply concepts and skills beyond the classroom as they prepare to begin their careers. Along with her work...

A taste of the old and the new

A taste of the old and the new

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

Downtown Grand Forks is a hot spot for food, drinks and hangouts. Typically known for its buzzing nightlife, the downtown area is also home to many options for a fun and casual lunch or dinner. Now under new ownership, the Hub Pub (previously known simply as the Hub), has a new look, menu and hours...

Take a break from the usual lunch

Take a break from the usual lunch

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

Trying to decide on a place for lunch, but tired of the same old options available on campus? The Museum Café could be just what you’re looking for. Open Monday-Friday from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., the Museum Café is located in the lower level of the North Dakota Museum of Art, behind Twamley Hall....

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