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Students come together to “do work” for BIG Event this spring

Zach Keo (right) paints flag pole stands with fellow Jonstone-Fulton Hall residents Michael Kelsh (center) and Grace Zeller (left) during the Big Event on Saturday morning.

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

Over 900 students from the University of North Dakota participated in a day of community service on Saturday, April 29. The day, known as the BIG Event, started at 9:30 a.m. at the Wellness Center and went on until 2 p.m. Volunteers received free T-shirts, food and the satisfaction of cleaning up the Gra...

Marine aviation simulators come to campus

The cockpit of a Robinson R-44 helicopter was one of many simulations on display for a Student Aviation Management Association (SAMA) event Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

The United States Marine Corps brought several flight simulators to the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the Grand Forks International Airport Friday, April 21. The simulators were brought to one of the aircraft hangars, being used as floor space for the Student Aviation Management As...

April brings warmer temps to Grand Forks

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

A welcome reprieve from winter weather, temperatures in the Grand Forks area have been holding steady around the 50s for several weeks now. The change may have seemed sudden, rising from just above freezing to almost 60 degrees in one week of March. However, according to the atmospheric science department...

Close call at Grand Forks airport

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017

Two airplanes belonging to the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences hit each other on the ground at Grand Forks International Airport on Wednesday, March 29. Fortunately, no one was hurt, although both airplanes sustained damage. Both planes were Cessna 172 Skyhawks. According...

Aerospace faculty give tour to airport firefighters

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017

Airport firefighters were given a tour of the University of North Dakota’s Airport Operations at Grand Forks International airport on March 21, part of an effort to improve communication between UND Aerospace and the airport. Grand Forks International is unique among airports in the United States, as ro...

Allegiant Airlines’ safety record a cause for concern

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

When spring break is mentioned, travelling to tropical getaways often comes to mind. Students that can afford to, often fly there. In Grand Forks, University of North Dakota students considering a voyage have two options at the nearby Grand Forks International Airport: they can take a Delta connection...

Trump, Twitter and the might of media

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

It is usually said “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and world history has shown the importance of a free media network. However, President Donald Trump seems to think otherwise, as his latest accusations have implied. President Trump, in the last few weeks, has taken to Twitter to share his...

Standing Rock clean-up

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

On February 22, the Oceti Sakowin camp at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation was abandoned, following orders by North Dakota governor Doug Burgum to vacate by that date. The next day, 200 law enforcement officers raided the remains of Oceti Sakowin and an adjacent camp, “Rosebud”, arresting 46...

One month of Trump- is the “honeymoon” over yet

Albert Berger is a professor in the History department and author of

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017. In the month since his inauguration, part of the “honeymoon” phase of a new president, he has generated considerable attention from the rest of the world, a significant portion of which is not in his favor. ...

Resident hall budget

The Terrace Dining Center will be closed at the end of the spring 2017 semester.

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

The University of North Dakota’s Association of Residence Halls passed an upgraded budget last week for next year, as stated by member Amanda Cook. The budget, ARH-R1617-03, will come into effect next semester and raises the housing fees 20 percent from their current rate for students in residence...

NTSB releases findings of investigation into train accident

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2017

Several days ago, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the determined cause of the collision and derailment of two BNSF trains in 2013, near the town of Casselton, N.D. A car in the middle of a westbound grain freight train derailed into the path of an eastbound crude oil train. Th...

UND robotics team

Members of the UND Robotics team stand holding components of their most recent robotic vehicle.

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

The University of North Dakota is competing to send a robot to the planet Mars. UND is one of many schools around the United States participating in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) 8th Annual Robotic Mining Competition. This competition, according to the NASA overview,...

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