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Is the driving age too young?

Is the driving age too young?

Megan Vogt, Opinion Writer

April 30, 2019


Filed under Grand forks, Megan Vogt, North Dakota, Opinion, Showcase

In most states when you turn 16, you get your driver’s license. Very exciting, right? In North and South Dakota, I recently found out that you get your permit at 14 and license at 15. According to Allstate’s blog, the state with the oldest driving age is New Jersey, and that is 17.   T...

UND Celebrates volunteering with the ‘Big Event’

UND Celebrates volunteering with the ‘Big Event’

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 30, 2019


Filed under Cortnie Cottrell, Grand forks, News, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase, Student Life, UND

UND’s big event is where around 1,000 students gather together to help their community without being paid a cent. The big event really is a big event, not only for the students, but for the community. The big event is a student organization where students of all ages, majors and backgrounds join t...

North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Cortnie Cottrell, Grand forks, ND, News, North Dakota, Showcase, Student Life, Trevor Alveshere, UND

Texting while driving kills 11 teenagers every single day and causes more than 1.5 million motor vehicle accidents each year, according to UND’s distracted driving information brochure, and that is only one type of distracted driving. In 2016, nationally, there was nearly 3,500 people killed...

Pick Up After Yourself

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Grand forks, Mason Dunleavy, Opinion, Showcase

As we are facing a massive garbage problem around the world, it makes me wonder why some people still do not give a damn about the environment. On my walk to class, I see the streets littered with beer cans, broken bottles and loads of trash that students throw on the side of the road. Am I the only...

Joe Black’s: A Cinderella Story

Joe Black’s: A Cinderella Story

Madison Feltman, News Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Grand forks, Madison Feltman, News, Showcase, Student Life, UND

‘Barch’ Madness: The search for America’s Best College Bar all began with a simple tweet and has taken the nation by storm. Barstool UND began the race by asking supporters to choose ‘the greatest bar in Grand Forks.’ A poll was released which allowed Twitter users to vote for which bar the...

Greater Grand Forks Prepares for Flooding

Greater Grand Forks Prepares for Flooding

Madison Feltman, News Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under Grand forks, Madison Feltman, News, Showcase

As the harsh winter subsides into spring, temperatures begin to rise in Grand Forks so does the risk of flooding the Red River Valley. Over the course of the winter the valley received more 70 inches in most areas. The drastic amount of snow has led to the latest predictions that there is a 95 percent chan...

Paint Party

Paint Party

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Grand forks, Molly Andrews, News, Showcase

Creativity was introduced to a blank canvas during a guided paint night in East Grand Forks, MN.   Up North Pizza, which is past the bridge in Downtown, holds these events held by Creatively Uncorked which usually take place about once a month. Creatively Uncorked is a company based in Fa...

The tenth Anniversary of Why?

The tenth Anniversary of Why?

Noah Sell, Arts & Community Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, Grand forks, Noah Sell, Showcase

Popular Prairie Public philosophy podcast Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life celebrated its tenth anniversary last Tuesday with a free live show at the Empire Arts Center.   The creator and host of the show, Jack Russell Weinstein, a Chester Fritz distinguished Professor of P...

Feast of Nations

Feast of Nations

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community

February 26, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, Grand forks, Showcase, Student Life, UND

On Saturday night the Alerus Center took a trip around the world for the 57th Annual Feast of Nations.   Over 95 countries are represented at the University of North Dakota. The Feast of Nations is an event that allows different cultures from across the globe to be showcased through diffe...

French Taste on Campus and In the Community

French Taste on Campus and In the Community

Theresa Hanley, News Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Grand forks, News, Showcase

On Valentine’s Day this year, the students of the University of North Dakota got a special treat, a taste of France would be available in the Memorial Union for students to enjoy. Warren Sai, a junior studying marketing opened his own business, specializing in crêpes, a French taste that is not comm...

Battle of the beards

Battle of the beards

Noah Sell, Arts & Community

February 26, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, Grand forks, Noah Sell, Showcase

22 beards, some wizard-like in length, others mere mustaches, competed on Thursday night at The Blue Moose for a chance to win the grand prize.   This was the Second Annual Surly Craft Beards event to be hosted by The Blue Moose. It was once again well-received by the public, who packed ...

Kane Brown

Kane Brown

Se Kwon, Opinions Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, Grand forks, Se Kwon, Showcase

  Kane Brown’s ‘Live Forever’ tour took place at the Ralph Engelstad Arena on Feb 17, with two special guests, Jimmie Allen and Granger Smith. Allen got the crowd’s attention, throughout his entire performance, the audience was seen waving their arms in the air, laughing at his hi...

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