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Holly Dazzle warms up winter

Holly Dazzle warms up winter

Nick Nelson, Photo Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Nick Nelson, Showcase

The third annual Holly Dazzle Festival of Lights kicked off Sunday afternoon in downtown Grand Forks. Held in Grand Forks’ Town Square, guests were treated to classic holiday music performed by students at the Bel Canto Studio. Roaring fire pits were available for people to roast marshmallows over...

Tree shuts down downtown

Tree shuts down downtown

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

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...

Taking a redshirt year

Taking a redshirt year

Madison Overby, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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It’s becoming more and more common in the world of college sports to have athletes take a “redshirt” year. This means that the athlete can practice with the team and is required to continue going to school, but cannot compete under the name of the college or university during the season they decide ...

Wizard of Oz at the Burtness

Wizard of Oz at the Burtness

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

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 ...

Where to get a cold one after the big game

Where to get a cold one after the big game

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Shelby Johnson

Grand Forks isn’t known for its breweries, but in late 2015 Rhombus expanded their famous pizza place to include their own beers. The community was excited to finally have a brewery to add to the many restaurants that take space in the Grand Cities. Two years later the brewery is still thriving. T...

Fall Campus Safety Tour

Fall Campus Safety Tour

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

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...

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