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Thanksgiving Snowstorm

Thanksgiving Snowstorm

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

December 10, 2019

Over Thanksgiving break, a snowstorm hit North Dakota that forced portions of Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 to be closed. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said they had helped at least 50 stranded vehicles. Eight inches of the snowstorm fell on Grand Forks. This left a lot of work for the city of Grand For...

Change in seasons, change in mental health

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

December 1, 2019

As winter settles in quickly in Grand Forks, with leaves hitting the ground and snow covering them, Seasonal Affective Disorder is coming in full swing as well. Seasonal Affective Disorder, better known as seasonal depression, is a form of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. This disorder...

Frozen 2 Ratings

Frozen 2 Ratings

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

November 26, 2019

On Nov. 22, Americans of all age ranges packed the theatres to embark on the newly released movie, ‘Frozen II.’ It was so popular that the second day it was out, tickets at River Cinema in Grand Forks were sold out for the 12 o’clock show! So, was it really that good? After breaking it down...

White Cane Awareness

White Cane Awareness

Cortnie Cottrell, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

North Dakota Association of the Blind held its annual Walk for Vision event late October in celebration of National White Cane Safety Day which is nationally recognized on October 15 each year.  According to visionaware.org, White Cane Day began in 1964 when a joint resolution of Congress was passed ...

Cost of Halloween

Cost of Halloween

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

October 29, 2019

Whether it is the candy-induced coma after indulging yourself throughout the night or the lingering makeup from your extravagant costume the next morning, each year Halloween celebrations seem to outdo itself time and time again. With the reputation of Halloween becoming more popular each year, coincidently,...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

October 22, 2019

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first started in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to join mistreated women’s advocates across the country. UND’s sorority, Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy is to raise awareness and educating others...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

October 15, 2019

For more than 30 years and counting, October has been the designated month for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thankfully, death rates from this horrible disease have vastly reduced over time because of the increase in the amount of awareness that has led to more screening and improved treatment options,...

100th Anniversary of ROTC at UND

100th Anniversary of ROTC at UND

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

October 14, 2019

Once a UND industrial engineering student in 1996, now UND’s professor of military science, Lieutenant Colonel Murphy is incredibly honored to be celebrating with UND’s Army ROTC’s 100th year anniversary on campus.  When Lieutenant Murphy was enrolled at UND back in 1991-1996 and was activel...

Taking a trip to Box City

Cortnie Cotrell, News Writer

October 2, 2019

“Box City is more than raising money for the homeless,” Maddie Pullen, UND Newman Center lead service chair, said. “Spending one night in solidarity, sleeping in a cardboard box gives a new perspective on what really matters in life.” The first annual Box City event was held at the Newman Center on...

National Recovery Month

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

October 1, 2019

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors Recovery Month to spread awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who have recovered. Substance abuse is a serious and real thing. In the first quarter of 2018, the S...

Presidential Search

Presidential Search

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

September 24, 2019

With former president Mark Kennedy’s recent depart from UND, the hunt for a new president is underway. The new search committee, made up of 11 scholarly people, are currently reviewing applicants for the next president of UND.  After the UND Presidential Search Committee began their search for a new pre...

Circle of Friends Renovations

Circle of Friends Renovations

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

September 17, 2019

With over 2,400 pets coming through Circle of Friends last year and even more this year already, the Grand Forks Humane Society is anxiously looking forward to their new renovations and facility updates. Circle of Friends will soon be anticipating a new cat room with family-friendly furniture. Wi...

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