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The NFL is dying

The NFL is dying

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Bilal Suleiman, NBA, NFL, Opinion

2018 hasn’t been a great year for the NFL. The kneeling for the national anthem issue, started by Colin Kaepernick never got resolved. In fact, the NFL may have shot themselves in the foot this offseason when they tried to implement a rule that they thought would take care of the issue. While I thin...

Think you’re tough? Try hot yoga

Think you’re tough? Try hot yoga

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

March 26, 2018


Filed under Bilal Suleiman, Opinion, Showcase

When the door of the studio opens, one is immediately greeted with a blast of bass-heavy pop music and warm, humid air that smells faintly of essential oils. The tops of the mirrored walls surrounding the room have a slight fog near the top. Yoga mats fill the room, each one only a few feet from the...

Grand Forks isn’t diverse, but it can be

Grand Forks isn’t diverse, but it can be

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

February 26, 2018


Filed under Bilal Suleiman, Opinion

The term “diversity” literally means variety, or a range of different things. In this sense, the Grand Forks community is quite diverse. Our population includes everyone from Native Americans to those with descendants from Europe and Southeast Asia. The multitude of courses offered at the University...

In Defense of North Dakota

In Defense of North Dakota

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

February 11, 2018


Filed under Bilal Suleiman, Dakota Student, North Dakota, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

  As a son of North Dakota, it irks me to hear my fellow university students trash our great state. Maybe its because it’s the only place I have ever lived in, but I don’t think it’s bad to live here as some make it out to be. Obviously, it’s not the most exciting place in the world....

Before becoming a profession, learn to teach

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

February 4, 2018


Filed under Bilal Suleiman, Opinion

The way we prepare professors for life in the classroom is woefully inadequate. We can’t expect someone who studied in a lab for eight years, looking at petri dishes and memorizing formulas, to get that piece of paper that says “Ph.D.” and magically become a skilled teacher. That is unreasonab...

More than a pretty face

More than a pretty face

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

January 28, 2018


Filed under Bilal Suleiman, Opinion, Showcase

I don’t know much about makeup. I’ve never bought any, nor have I ever used any. Everything I know about makeup comes from what girls have told me and from my own experience watching girls put on makeup.   The feminine ritual of spending tens and even hundreds of dollars on cosmetics that they painstakingly apply ea...

The decline of ESPN

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under About, Bilal Suleiman, Opinion, Showcase

These days, it seems that everyone has an opinion about the current state of the media. Ever since last year’s presidential election, news media has received a lot of flak for being biased, publishing “fake news” and sensationalizing stories in an effort to retain viewership. These are complex...

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