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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...

“We love the Earth: it is our planet”

“We love the Earth: it is our planet”

Cortnie Cottrell, Opinion Writer

March 3, 2020

I really think that recycling, and the dangers of not recycling, get overlooked and sometimes are not even cared about. For myself, I did not have any interest in recycling and did as I am sure many if not all Americans have had the phrase ‘save the turtles‘ shoved down their throat, but my questio...

Tobacco Advertising

Tobacco Advertising

Cortnie Cottrell, Opinion Writer

February 25, 2020

Coming from a household where both of my parents were addicted to smoking having all of their experience before my existence. I grew up hearing the phrase, “don’t smoke, it is an expensive, bad habit.” Also growing up, my school counselor would come into our elementary classes and talk about the...

Reflecting on the Year

Reflecting on the Year

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

February 3, 2020

Taking a look back at the 2018-2019 school year and comparing it to fall 2019 semester is interesting, especially when predicting for what the future holds for UND and the student enrollment rates.  Diving into the statistics, Fall semester 2018 had 13,847 students, whereas the fall semester 2019...

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 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...

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