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Summer driving in N.D.

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

I am currently sitting outside in the courtyard of my dorm writing this article and boy does it feel great. Having the sun shine on my back, a glass or pineapple mango juice next to me, it’s never felt so great to be outside this year. A discussion was brought up the other day between my friends...

Life in comparison to Alien

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017

A few weeks ago, I had recently gotten off of work and was invited to go see a movie with some friends. After careful consideration, we decided “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa. After finding out it was about a foreign life form from space, I was pretty excited. I love the Alien franchise (...

Food for thought

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017

I am nearing the end of my first year living in a dorm. I have my own suite so I am definitely among the very lucky few who are able to live alone. Along with dorm life comes the decision of which food plan to get. I was very grateful when my parents purchased me an unlimited meal plan and was ready to use...

Women in policing

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

Until recently, I have wanted to become an officer of the law, and I am a woman. My passion has always been to help people in any way I can. I’ve wanted to become a police officer for a while now, and a huge inspiration behind that drive is my godfather. He’s been an officer for 38 years now....

Know the facts before you debate

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

Have you ever been in a casual conversation with a friend, family member, colleague or even a random passerby and all of a sudden all chaos breaks loose because you may have potentially proven them wrong? I know in my younger years that being wrong was not an option. After all, I was 15 and I knew...

Students looking forward to Spring Break

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

It is the beginning of February, and I know I’m not the only one who is excited for March. Two words: Spring break. Spring break is many people’s favorite time of year, especially for a warm getaway from our frigid state. Students alike take trips all over the world, with popular destinations of Puerto...

Why college students fail at adulting

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

As a twenty-year-old in my third year of college, I am so thankful my mom has taught me the basics of balancing a checkbook, cooking, cleaning and other life skills in order to be a functioning human. I know we all see pictures with the quotes “I wish I learned how to do taxes and know what insuran...

Sticking with your resolutions

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

The end of the first month of 2017 is about to arrive. New Year’s resolutions vary from person to person and place to place. Whether it’s becoming more organized or doing your homework the night before it’s due, “new year, new me” is always the slogan. The most common New Year’s resolution we s...

Graffiti, art or destruction of property

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

As a resident of Grand Forks, chances are you or someone you know has been stuck waiting for a train to exit the town. We all get frustrated if there is somewhere we have to be and the train starts moving in reverse. As irritating as the situation may seem, we cannot help but watch the train go by. As...

The Great Gatsby, a timeless classic

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017

“So we beat on, boats against the current” The 1920’s; when flappers were floating around town and all the men looked rather dashing. A time when alcohol was prohibited, but it ran thick and through. Those times seemed easier, especially for falling in love and becoming friends with someone...

Lessons from To Kill a Mockingbird

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

Most people are suckers for stories about living, learning and growing up. I, myself, am one of those suckers. A story of lessons learned, memories kept and the most important rule: never kill a mockingbird. “To Kill a Mockingbird” was written in 1963, and the acts that are shown throughout this...

“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

Arnold Spirit Jr. is just like any young adult. Attempting school, playing sports and trying to make friends; well, he’s trying his best to. Arnold lives on one of the most impoverished reservations in Washington, where alcoholism and abuse ravages the town like wildfire. He’s a “small fry”...

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