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Rock On

Rock On

Devon Abler, Arts and Community Editor

September 16, 2018


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Grand Forks experienced the Metallica World Tour on Saturday night. Spectators were treated to an outstanding performance by the four band members. Guitarist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo brought an infectious energy to the Alerus Center sta...

Kings and Queens of Grand Forks

Kings and Queens of Grand Forks

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

August 29, 2018


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Hair was high, personalities were loud and love filled the American Legion Saturday night. The venue was filled to capacity as the community came together for B. J. Armani’s Cabaret. Performers from the Grand Forks area and the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area came together to put on a show highlighting t...

The Big Event

The Big Event

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 30, 2018


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UND hosted the annual Big Event on Saturday, April 28th. Students attending UND came together for a community service event that served the Greater Grand Forks community. Some places volunteers served were churches, non-profits, homes of the elderly and many more. “This is a great way for us studen...

Opera comes alive at the Masonic Temple

Opera comes alive at the Masonic Temple

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 30, 2018


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Grand Forks was graced with the presence of the biannual operatic performance by the UND Vocal Department on Friday. In collaboration with the UND Chamber Orchestra and the Masonic Temple, this was a pleasant addition to Friday night festivities. The opera, ‘Dido and Aeneas,’ was written by English compose...

Melinda Vail: The medium that makes a difference

Melinda Vail: The medium that makes a difference

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 16, 2018


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Here in North Dakota, if someone says they are receiving a message from a deceased loved one, there is a high chance that they would be ill for a mental evaluation. For Melinda Vail, an intuitive therapist, hypnotherapist and medium, communicating with those on the other side is just a part of everyday...

Breweries: Not just for beer anymore

Breweries: Not just for beer anymore

Devon Abler, A&C Editor

April 8, 2018


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It’s 8:30 on a Friday night and Half Brothers Brewing Company is alive with the sound of voices and laughter flirting with one another through the air. It may feel like the second arrival of winter in April, yet thanks to the warmth of community that one feels when walking through the front doors, one fo...

The secret lives of musicians

The secret lives of musicians

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

January 21, 2018


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This past weekend, the UND Music Department was preparing for the UND Honor Band, Choir and Strings festival. The festival opened with a showcase concert featuring performances from every ensemble the music department has to offer. Sounds of the caribbean and a jazz lounge rang throughout the Chester ...

Tree shuts down downtown

Tree shuts down downtown

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


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Grand Forks had an unusual visitor stop by on Sunday. A portion of downtown Grand Forks was blocked off to make room for the Capitol Christmas Tree, also known as the people’s tree. This year the tree was harvested from Kootenai National Forest, located in the northwest corner of Montana. This tree w...

Wizard of Oz at the Burtness

Wizard of Oz at the Burtness

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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Burtness Theater was transformed into a humble farm in the middle of the plains of Kansas over the weekend. Students in the University of North Dakota theater department transformed this farm into the magnificent land of Oz, taking the audience members along for the journey. The farm hands transformed i...

The true Pride of Dakota

The true Pride of Dakota

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


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Vendors gathered over the weekend to kick off the holiday season with the Pride of Dakota Holiday Vendor show. From popcorn to mittens to wine, there were a variety of goods created by local businesses throughout North Dakota. Christmas music played in the ballroom as members of the community gathered togeth...

Will they take it?

Will they take it?

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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While searching the vast depths of the internet, I stumbled across a blog titled “Trash is for Tossers,” written by a woman living in New York named Lauren Singer. I continued to read Singer’s blog, and she mentioned that swapping out disposable plastic and paper cups for reusable mugs are a simple...

Clothesline Project

Clothesline Project

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


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First initial used to protect the identity of the survivor. The Clothesline Project was present on the University of North Dakota campus during the week of Oct. 23 to 27. The Memorial Union Ballroom was filled with shirts, each one representing a different story of violence against women. The original...

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