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Casa Mexico, it’s a dive but the food is wonderful

Casa Mexico, it’s a dive but the food is wonderful

Dave Owen

November 1, 2016

When I first walked into Casa Mexico, I was a bit concerned about how “authentic” Mexican food could possibly be in northeastern Minnesota or North Dakota. As I first walked in, I was further worried by what appeared to be a questionable atmosphere, with the restaurant having an exterior straig...

The problem with the Supreme Court; ideology over law

Dave Owen, Opinion Editor

October 28, 2016

As the election approaches, many conservatives have had concerns about an increase in gun control as a result of the likely president, Hillary Clinton, and the constitutionality of such a “gun grab,” while many liberals continue to come out in support of this increased regulation of firearms for the...

Is taxation theft!? An exploration of the extreme libertarian position

Dave Owen, Opinion Editor

October 11, 2016

"As a result of their hope and courage my father was fortunate to have been born into the freest nation in the history of the world. But when he passed away on Oct. 16th, 2015 at the age of 87, a political prisoner of that same nation, legally blind and shackled to a hospital bed in a guarded room in int...

Go ahead, throw your vote away! A discussion on the “wasted vote”

Dave Owen, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2016

We need to understand, that even though a particular 3rd party candidate has no legitimate chance at winning the presidency, that doesn't matter in a democracy. Democracy is not about who wins or loses, it is about the spread of ideas to allow for the best possible America we can build. - Dave Owe...

Vote against government control

October 4, 2016

vote no to Measure 4 and the concept of legislated morality This article is a response to Bryan LaBore’s letter to the editor voicing support of Measure 4, citing a variety of reasons, but primarily basing it on the belief that if government raises taxes on tobacco they can not only increase fun...

Edward Snowden: A comprehensive conversation

September 27, 2016

“As a result of their rubber stamp court, the intelligence community has, in essence changed, the constitutional requirements of the Fourth Amendment from requiring probable cause, to if we want to we can.” Dave Owen/ Dakota Student  With the recent release of the movie, Edward Snowden has once...

Another week, another dance

Another week, another dance

Dave Owen, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016

As seems to be the tradition with The Dakota Student, we have yet another one last street dance and festival downtown, this time sponsored by JLG Architects. JLG, a prominent development company in Grand Forks and the greater I-29 Corridor has been a prominent part of the community and the state of ...

UND celebrates 51st Potato Bowl

UND celebrates 51st Potato Bowl

David Owen, News Editor

September 21, 2016

Festivities occur all across campus in celebration of agricultural and athletics The 51st Potato Bowl occurred this week, and Grand Forks, North Dakota pulled out all the stops in its annual celebration of the agricultural powerhouse that is the Red River Valley. The Potato Bowl started all the way...

Earth-Cycle launched for the month of September

David Owen, News Editor

September 18, 2016

Each September for the past few years the department of Geology and Geological Engineering has sponsored an event designed to encourage students to become more active and healthy while at the same time reducing our carbon dioxide emissions to make the planet healthier. The event, lead locally by UND clim...

Greek Rush begins with bang

Greek Rush begins with bang

David Owen, News Editor

September 18, 2016

A look at the social event of the semester, recruitment On a cold September day, arguably the most important social week of a male freshman’s UND career began, rush week was upon us. For those unaware, rush is the period of time when students attempt to join new fraternities, and are scouted by the existing...

Last festival before the frost

Last festival before the frost

Dave Owen, News Editor

September 13, 2016

This past weekend, we had one last festival in the city of Grand Forks, over one year in the making. The Downtown Street Fair hosted by the Downtown Development Association, was a textbook example of a street fair done right, and they appear to have taken many steps recommended by the community which were su...

UND professor arrested

UND professor arrested

David Owen, News Editor

September 13, 2016

On Friday, yet another member of the Grand Forks community was indicted on chargers related to child pornography. Eric Basile, a UND professor for the aviation department, was indicted for having images and video of men having sex with young children, many still in infancy. Due to the size of his collect...

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