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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...

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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On Monday night, members of the UND community gathered together in the Memorial Union Ballroom to show solidarity for survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault and rape. The UND Women’s Center and the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) hosted the event. Two survivors shared their stories...

Special Olympics flags down football

Special Olympics flags down football

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


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On Saturday afternoon members of the UND Special Olympics Club, volunteers and students with special needs ventured out to the old football stadium for a flag football tournament. Athletes competing were traveling teams from North Dakota State University, Minot State University, the University of North Dakota ...

Fall Campus Safety Tour

Fall Campus Safety Tour

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


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Thursday night a group of community members joined the University Police Department for UND’s annual fall campus safety tour. Students, faculty, and community members were invited to come and join the UPD staff through their walk throughout campus. This provided participants with the opportunity to help U...

UND Wind Ensemble

UND Wind Ensemble

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble is an ensemble known for their musicianship. Having been invited to perform for various music education events throughout the state of North Dakota, this group has been selected to present performances at the 2001, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2017 North Dakota Mus...

Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch

Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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North Dakota is known for its small towns and endless fields. For students here on the UND campus, finding activities aside from sporting events is difficult. What is a student to do? The Grand Forks community offers many fall events during the months of September, October and even November. For students...

Happy Hippy Feet

Happy Hippy Feet

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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The giving back philosophy has been growing in popularity among students at the University of North Dakota. One organization that has taken the campus like wildfire is the Love Your Melon campaign. This organization donates 50 percent of all proceeds towards finding a cure for pediatric cancer and...

The beauty of Weeds

The beauty of Weeds

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

September 24, 2017


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North Dakota is known for many things: the prairies, hot summers, freezing winters and weeds. Weeds are tiny invasive plants that farmers are at an endless war with, but what if there was someone who wanted these plants for the purpose of beauty? Enter the North Dakota Museum of Art and you will find an exh...

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