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UND and the Empire Theatre

UND and the Empire Theatre

Allie McAthie, Guest Writer

May 5, 2020

For the past 101 years, Grand Forks has been home to the Empire Theater, a traditional movie theater in the heart of downtown. To someone passing by in recent years, especially after the terrible Red River flood of 1997, it may not have looked so special, but to Hal and Kathy Gershman it seemed a gr...

Common sense vs. rumor

Common sense vs. rumor

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

April 28, 2020

The world is full of interesting people. Whether they possess the I.Q. of a genius or are the most seemingly ‘mediocre’ person someone has ever met, all of us tend to agree more on one major social system: common sense versus rumor. To elaborate, we function in this system of listening to everythi...

Cursive writing + snail mail

Cursive writing + snail mail

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

April 21, 2020

With the current state of the world as it is, technology is seemingly becoming the new norm for how education and learning is being effectively completed. Though before quarantine and technology became the root of this relatively effective educational system, there used to be two core subjects of educ...

Small businesses need us

Small businesses need us

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2020

  Small businesses need our support to stay alive. When this all passes, because one day it will, we will be thankful for those times when we spent a little extra at the small town coffee shop because that meant they could pay their bills that month. Upgrading from a 12-ounce iced vanilla la...

Empathetic Welcome Mat

Empathetic Welcome Mat

Demi Slyt, Opinion Editor

April 7, 2020

Is there such a thing as being too nice? Absolutely. People often develop a self-destructive habit of constantly putting others feelings and happiness before their own; usually out of fear of someone not liking them or losing the people who do. Another factor could be that you act so nicely because ...

Are we ready for love if we don’t love ourselves?

Are we ready for love if we don't love ourselves?

Demi Slyt, Opinion Editor

April 7, 2020

Are we ready to love someone if we don’t love ourselves? Most of the time it’s probably not something that comes to mind. However, it is something to consider if you are doubting yourself or your current relationship. There is obviously a reason for that doubt even if you aren't exactly sure wha...

We Are Taking in Too Much

We Are Taking in Too Much

Madison Overby, Sports Editor

March 31, 2020

It may seem a bit backwards reading from the Dakota Student that you should stop reading the news, I get it, but hear me out.   News programs on cable networks saw higher numbers than they’ve seen in over 15 years, before the rise of social media and DVR to record programs. Social media pla...

Social media misconstruction

Social media misconstruction

Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Social media; it can be wonderful, invigorating and seemingly so informative in regard to current events and what is happening around the world. A human living in the United States can feel that they are part of some sort of festival happening in France (a general example for social media use), and they...

Coronavirus Misinformation

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

March 10, 2020

When it comes to the flu, common cold, stomach bug, etc, we need to do what makes us feel better and (hopefully) receive the vaccines or antibiotics necessary. We go on with our lives, doing our best to not feel like crap.    However, with the most recent health scare, the coronavirus, see...

Real Relationships are Blessings

Real Relationships are Blessings

Cortnie Cottrell, Opinion Writer

March 10, 2020

As society continues to become more informed and technology continues to improve rapidly, I think that taking a step back and recognizing that even though technology provides humans with efficient short cuts and accessible information, it also plays a toll on how humans live and interact with each other. Even...

Dear Freshman

Dear Freshman

Presley Paintner, News Writer

February 3, 2020

Dear Freshman,   Here are some things I wish I would have done and known my first year at the University of North Dakota.    Enjoy the dorm life, use the wellness, go support the athletic teams, be a part of a student organization, get to know your professors and the toughest part of f...

Is UND Haunted?

Is UND Haunted?

Olga Kopp, Arts & Community Writer

October 29, 2019

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”   Halloween is coming in less than a week, and this means that it is time for spooky stories. Luckily for all of you, we have some stories that will blow you away.   Last F...

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