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UND Writers Conference: “Class and Place”

UND Writers Conference: “Class and Place”

Destiny Garcia, News Writer

October 19, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, the University of North Dakota held yet another meeting for writers to meet and discuss their art and how their work has been affected and how their work affects others. This conferences panelist consisted of Roy G. Guzman, Laila Lalami, Dwayne Betts, along with ...

The Future of the Entertainment Industry

The Future of the Entertainment Industry

Sarah Larson, Art and Community Writer

October 19, 2020

When COVID-19 first hit the US during the spring of this year, movie theaters across the country were forced to close to avoid spreading the disease, including the one I used to work at. As of right now, many theaters are still closed since there are no new releases for movie theaters right now...

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Kate Willett, News Writer

October 19, 2020

This Tuesday, October 20, the English Department at the University of North Dakota is hosting an Open Mic Night on Zoom from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event is open to the entire campus community, and pre-registration is encouraged. Participants are welcome to share short readings or performances of poetry, fi...

Blockbuster, Tom Cruise, and COVID-19

Blockbuster, Tom Cruise, and COVID-19

Claire Weltz, Opinion Writer

October 19, 2020

Remember Blockbuster? If you do, you’re one of few. In my hometown, up until a few months ago, we had a local version of Blockbuster - Video Magic. There is nothing greater than perusing the aisles and rediscovering your favorite John Hughes classic that Netflix took off a few months ago. (Sixteen...

Cancel Culture

Cancel Culture

Demetria Slyt, Opinion Writer

October 19, 2020

For those of you who aren’t aware, cancel culture refers to the mass withdrawal of support from public figures or celebrities who have done things that aren’t socially accepted today. This practice of “canceling” or mass shaming often occurs on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram,...

Demeaning Motivation Methods

Demeaning Motivation Methods

Brooke Kruger, Opinion Writer

October 19, 2020

With group fitness classes becoming increasingly popular, questions are being raised about the ethical concerns about fitness instructors and their different methods of motivation. Fitness classes are intended for participants to receive positive encouragement from a leader and tools for physical improvement. Fitn...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Destiny Garcia, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

If you keep up with current events surrounding the political world then you know the impact that the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) made for the rights of others. Some of the rights that could potentially be affected is reproductive rights, voting rights, protections from discrimination, the fu...

College students are given the power to manipulate their GPAs

College students are given the power to manipulate their GPAs

Brooke Kruger, Opinion Writer

October 16, 2020

Last March, students of the University of North Dakota were given the opportunity to choose how they were evaluated in their classes. Students and staff alike were unprepared for the sudden change to virtual learning and both had little time to adjust to their new environment. Satisfactory/Unsatisfac...

Upcoming Women’s March

Upcoming Women’s March

Kate Willett, News Writer

October 12, 2020

On October 17, 2020, the Dakota Coalition of Grand Forks North Dakota will be hosting a Women’s March starting at the Flood Memorial Monument at 1 p.m. Masks are required, and the dress code is black, pink, or multicolored rainbow attire, in solidarity for BLM, the LGBTQ+ community, and the f...

Cafe Courtesy

Cafe Courtesy

Claire Weltz, Opinion Writer

October 12, 2020

College students are always on the hunt for a productive study spot. Whether it’s a great nook in the Chester Fritz Library or a window seat at Bully Brew, everyone has a go-to place to get work done, but with many precautions due to COVID-19, some of the rules have changed - especially in food-ser...

You are responsible for you

You are responsible for you

Demetria Slyt, Opinion Writer

October 12, 2020

Are we responsible for the thoughts, actions, or behaviors of others? Absolutely not. This is because everyone is their own person, in charge of their own lives and decisions. Does it make sense for us to take responsibility for our own shortcomings and mistakes OR to take responsibility for others'...

Group Projects, They Just Aren’t Working

Group Projects, They Just Aren’t Working

Brooke Kruger, Opinion Writer

October 12, 2020

There has been a long-standing debate between college students over the benefits of group work. Some prefer solo work, while others enjoy the help of a team. What students are not given the option of enough, is the ability to choose whether they want to work as part of a group.   For the students that despise gro...

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