Dakota Student

Say what you mean to say

Kjerstine Trooien, Staff writer May 5, 2015

Last week, I was chatting with a coworker about my other job as an independent copy-editor. She made a joke — and I wish I could remember the exact phrasing because it was very funny — about editing...

Insecurity breeds poor choices

Kjerstine Trooien, Staff writer May 5, 2015

I’ve done many stupid things in my life. I’ve said things I shouldn’t have. I’ve laughed at wildly inappropriate times. I’ve accidentally dyed my hair traffic-cone-orange. I firmly believe...

Surviving the morning after

Kjerstine Trooien, Staff writer May 1, 2015

Hangovers are something  most college students are going to experience before graduation. They aren’t pleasant ,and these can really ruin a day after a very fun night out. I didn’t really see my...

Learning from your failures

Kjerstine Trooien, Staff writer April 28, 2015

I’ve lost. These two little words are a sentence that few of us can say without at least grimacing. Some people can’t say it at all. I’ve lost. It doesn’t matter if it’s a game or a political...

Benefitting from rejection

Kjerstine Trooien, staff writer April 16, 2015

In my life lately, there has been a lot of focus on rejection. A friend is going through a breakup. Another didn’t get into the grad school she was hoping for. I’m currently trying to prioritize things...

Cancelation not a big deal

Kjerstine Trooien, Staff writer April 16, 2015

I’m not much of a partier. I enjoy the occasional beer or whiskey, but for the most part I keep my drinks virgin. I prefer a good night in with a good book or good friends over a night at a loud bar...

Leaving memories behind

Kjerstine Trooien, Staff writer April 16, 2015

My great-uncle, Trygve Trooien,  passed away just after twelve a.m. on the fifth of April. He went peacefully. I would be willing to bet that none of you reading this have heard of Trygve Trooien....

Spring Cleaning

Kjerstine Trooien, staff writer April 2, 2015

Every year, around this time, I go through a special sort of battle. It is hell, pure and simple. It takes me hours, days, sometimes even weeks to claw my way out of the filth that I am buried under. I...

Supporting the boy in a bubble

Kjerstine Trooien, staff writer April 2, 2015

If you happen to spot me on campus today, you might not see anything out of the ordinary. If you look really closely, you might see that I need a haircut, that I have a rather bad sunburn on my arms or...

Getting a pet responsibly

Kjerstine Trooien, Staff writer March 13, 2015

I have two cats — I love them dearly and am so incredibly happy to have them. Dinah was adopted from a shelter after it was recommended I get a therapy animal to help with my anxiety. Sophie was found...

Asking out guys is hard

Kjerstine Trooien, Staff writer March 13, 2015

I have a tendency to get ahead of myself. Sometimes, this is incredibly beneficial — I’m prepared for anything. But when it comes to dating, usually this just gets me into hot water and cold showers. Until...

Taylor Swift changed, and that’s OK

Kjerstine Trooien, Staff writer March 7, 2015

I really want to like Taylor Swift. I like her music, and I’m sure she is a great person, but I can’t like her. In fact, I kind of hate the celebrity that is “Taylor Swift.” Professional...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
The student news site of University of North Dakota
Kjerstine Trooien