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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 ROTC

100th ROTC

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

October 15, 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...

Campus Construction Changes

Campus Construction Changes

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

September 11, 2019

All of the new changes stirring up UND’s campus, parking and office locations, you may be wondering what exactly has been going on around here. With the memorial union being torn down, the relocation of offices and meeting areas, there have been many changes to the UND campus within the last few m...

Trotting Away from Violence

Trotting Away from Violence

Cortnie Cottrell, Arts & Community Writer

September 10, 2019

As the last participant in the first annual Green Dot Trot 3K community fun run/walk crossed the finish line on September 7, the Green Dot project celebrated its success. Spreading awareness about violence and providing tools in preventing it is exactly what success to the Green Dot project looks...

UND Celebrates volunteering with the ‘Big Event’

UND Celebrates volunteering with the ‘Big Event’

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 30, 2019

UND’s big event is where around 1,000 students gather together to help their community without being paid a cent. The big event really is a big event, not only for the students, but for the community. The big event is a student organization where students of all ages, majors and backgrounds join t...

North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 16, 2019

Texting while driving kills 11 teenagers every single day and causes more than 1.5 million motor vehicle accidents each year, according to UND’s distracted driving information brochure, and that is only one type of distracted driving. In 2016, nationally, there was nearly 3,500 people killed...

UND set to award honorary degrees

UND set to award honorary degrees

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 9, 2019

UND is awarding four honorary degrees to former students, the first will be awarded to actor Josh Duhamel at the Spring 2019 graduation ceremony. The other three award recipients are former Senator Heidi Hietkamp, aviation legend Clay Lacy and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm. The date for rece...

UND’s ‘so called’ dry campus

UND’s ‘so called’ dry campus

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 2, 2019

“UND is a dry campus with a very leaky roof,”  UND student said. Although UND claims to be a dry campus, it seems to be a reoccurring topic whether we are or not. The university does require all incoming students to complete an online module about alcohol usage and the effects it has on differe...

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