Dakota Student

VIEW: Sincerity

Will Beaton and Larry Philbin

May 5, 2015

When you have one chance to say the right thing in the best way, what will it be? This is not only the question facing newspaper editors squinting at computer screens as the deadline to print approaches. It is what anyone could ask before typing an email, greeting a friend or begging forgiveness,...

Putting education above fear

Will Beaton and Larry Philbin

April 16, 2015

  The friends of UND student Alex Davis were doing homework, chatting about sea lions and listening to music when they got the news he had died. Alex hadn’t shown up to work that morning, and his friend was called in to cover his shift. Shortly after, they read the email from UND President...

VIEW: Mandalas

Larry Philbin, Staff writer

March 13, 2015

Among Tibetan Buddhists, there is a very interesting tradition that recently captured my curiosity — the creation and destruction of sand mandalas. While it’s hard to describe how intricate and beautiful a mandala is with words, Webster dictionary defines them as, “geometric figures representing...

VIEW: Communication

Will Beaton and Larry Pilbin

March 3, 2015

This week, a resolution was proposed to Student Senate that would cut funding to The Dakota Student. Though we didn’t learn of this resolution’s existence until the night before it was heard, we spoke at the meeting and cleared the air. The resolution was withdrawn after we had a chance to open...

DS View: Rights

Will Beaton and Larry Philbin

February 5, 2015

I figured you’d be able to see far from the Tower of Hope, but who knew it was in Manitoba? Last weekend, we went to the brand new Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, and it was seriously cool. The journey through the museum starts at the bottom of an architectural labyrinth of winding...

DS View: Free Speech

Larry Philbin, News Editor

January 23, 2015

While most of us were home with our families enjoying the holidays over break, a couple of events occurred that once again made the public take a critical look at the current state of free speech. First, there were threats surrounding the release of the movie “The Interview” — that no moviegoers...

DS View: Canada!

Larry Philbin, News Editor

November 18, 2014

As students living in the northern half of North Dakota, I am always surprised at how often we forget about our friendly neighbor to the north — Canada. As the late Robin Williams once said when asked if he would come and visit Canada, “You are the kindest country in the world. You are like a really...

DS View: Suicide

Larry Philbin, News Editor

November 8, 2014

This past week, there has been a lot of controversy on the Internet surrounding the death of an Oregon woman named Brittany Maynard. Maynard, 29, decided to take her own life in her home this past Sunday. Why was this so controversial, you might wonder? Because Maynard’s death was completely legal...

Pets beneficial to college students

Pets beneficial to college students

Misti Meads, Will Beaton, and Larry Philbin

November 8, 2014

Duffy the dog looking dapper and incredibly adorable. Photo by Will Beaton. Misti Meads, Features Editor: Since I could remember, I have dealt with anxiety. I would often have panic attacks or become easily upset over school work or life in general. About six months ago, I decided I wanted to ...

DS View: Lucky

Larry Philbin, News Editor

November 8, 2014

When a lot of us think about privileged members of society, we immediately think of the vastly wealthy Wall Street Jordan Belfort types. To some extent, I understand why people think like this. After all, in the United States, 1 percent of the population owns around 35 percent of the nation’s private...

DS View: Pizza

Will Beaton and Larry Philbin

October 31, 2014

Pizza. Of all the late-night foods that fill dorm room mini-fridges and overflow college trash bins, you are the one we have cherished the most. The first thing to notice about you is your scent. The aroma you exude is never ill-received. To late night studiers, it is often the farcry call to...

DS View: College pets

Larry Philbin, News Editor

October 14, 2014

There are many factors anyone needs to take into consideration when deciding whether or not to get a pet — especially when you’re still in college. While I certainly would not discourage someone from getting a pet in college, I would recommend seriously considering how it is going to impact your...

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