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Ralph’s Rivalry Returns

Ralph’s Rivalry Returns

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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When the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota first took the ice back in 1930, the players probably didn’t what they were about get their schools into. Did they know Grand Forks and the Twin Cities would be linked forever? Did they know this one game would turn into an almost...

The state of recycling in Grand Forks

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


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10 years ago, Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement, making the City of Grand Forks a “Green City.” In signing this agreement, Grand Forks agreed to “strive to meet or exceed Kyoto Protocol targets for reducing global warming pollution...

University considers constructing “Greek Village” in High Performance Center parking lot

University considers constructing “Greek Village” in High Performance Center parking lot

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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The University of North Dakota is working to rezone the High Performance Center parking lot in order to pursue a “Greek Village” housing concept. Greek Village refers to UND’s concept of having all of the Greek houses in one area just east of Columbia Road. While the university said they...

Reaction to the new Blackboard

Reaction to the new Blackboard

Jacob Notermann, Staff writer

September 24, 2017


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Last month, the North Dakota University System unveiled the new Blackboard website to be used for fall classes, but the student response has been less than motivating. Rather than each university running its own version of Blackboard on its own servers, the NDUS now runs the site through cloud-based serve...

Tales from the gate

Tales from the gate

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


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The smell of charcoal. Ear-deafening music. Food, food and food. There is no better way to start a Saturday. Tailgating is one of the most institutional traditions for football. While players are in the stadium stretching their limbs, fans are in the parking lot stretching their bellies. Both partie...

Story of the spud

Story of the spud

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

September 9, 2017


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For decades now, the city of Grand Forks and the University of North Dakota have joined together to partake in what could be considered UND’s second homecoming. Potato Bowl USA is an annual home game for UND Football and has been a city to since the inaugural Potato Bowl back in 1966. According to Pe...

UND opens new passport center

UND opens new passport center

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017


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The University of North Dakota is making international travel easier as a means of promoting studying abroad. As of Aug. 1, UND’s International Center became a passport application acceptance facility. This means students, faculty and staff no longer have to go off-campus to the post office to apply for...

The smell is natural, but the coulee isn’t

The smell is natural, but the coulee isn’t

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


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The familiar “rotten-egg” smell of the English Coulee is the result of sulfate in the water that converts to hydrogen sulfide gas when it reacts with organic matter. Dr. Phil Gerla is an associate professor of geology and eological engineering at the University of North Dakota. “It’s nothing unnatu...

Join Hall Government

Join Hall Government

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


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College is the time to really get involved. In anything, really. There’s an ocean of groups, clubs and organizations that new students get to immerse themselves in. While there are groups that can sharpen the skills and talents needed for careers, student hall governments offer different opportunities...

Major of the week

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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You’re going the University of North Dakota? Are you going into aviation? Stereotypically speaking, the answer is probably “yes.” I don’t blame anyone for thinking that. We have one of the best aviation schools in the country. Heck, even our billboards (that’s right. Our marketing plan involves b...

Necessary Meditation

Necessary Meditation

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


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[Gong] Silence. No movement. No stress. No worries. Just Silence. My eyes are closed. I listen to the rain on the roof. A car passes by. [Gong] I hear the wind in the trees. Why are my shoulders shrugged? Relax them. [Gong] 30 minutes of silence have passed, and the students of UND’s...

Suits and Sway

Suits and Sway

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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Who are they? Those kids in hammocks in the quad. What are they doing? Why are they there? It just so happens, this group of students is more formal than they may appear. Phil Horn, senior, is the president and co-founder of UND’s branch of the Hammock Initiative. As president of the group, he plays ...

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