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Editors celebrate the autumnal

Editors celebrate the autumnal

Will Beaton, Larry Philbin, Maggie O'Leary, and Elizabeth Erickson

October 14, 2014

Carl Sagan, late scientist and turtleneck enthusiast. Photo submitted. Will Beaton, Editor-in-Chief The best part about fall in G-Funk is the ability to wear awesome sweaters — bonus points for turtlenecks. There’s just something super nice about being bundled up just enough to feel perfectly...

DS View: Silence

Larry Philbin, News Editor

October 4, 2014

"That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the (expletive) up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence." — Mia Wallace, “Pulp Fiction.” Though I’ve seen this classic Quentin Tarantino movie countless times, the above quote remains one of my favorites. To...

DS View: Now

Larry Philbin, News Editor

September 23, 2014

When it comes to “living in the now” versus “planning for the future,” we get very mixed messages from different sources in society. Throughout our entire secondary education, we are constantly being berated with information on why we need to start preparing for college, what we have to do to...

DS View: Peace

Larry Philbin, News Editor

September 12, 2014

Earlier this week, I found myself having some deep thoughts about life at the time of day that any normal human being would — 2 a.m. Of course, during the day our brains often refuse to perform even the most basic functions when we actually need them to, but lying in bed waiting to fall asleep can...

DS View: Culture

Larry Philbin, News Editor

April 14, 2014

As I’m sure everyone already knows by now, Student Government recently announced that rapper Wiz Khalifa will be coming to Grand Forks and that students had the opportunity to get free tickets to the event. I’m excited this will be a great experience for students of UND. While not everyone is eq...

DS View: Vacation

Larry Philbin, News Editor

March 14, 2014

After a miserably cold winter, it is finally the time of year that people have been looking forward to since the first snowfall — spring break. Although lots of people probably already have their bags packed and are ready for a week of debauchery in a climate much closer to the equator, not everyb...

Venues ban Greek formals

Larry Philbin, News Editor

March 4, 2014

This time of year, Greek organizations look forward to hosting their spring formals at venues across Grand Forks. However, not all venues will be equally welcoming. Eagles Crest owner Paul Waind has seen the worst of it. His restaurant is located in the clubhouse of the King’s Walk Golf Course. “Dr...

DS View: #boycottCoke

Larry Philbin, Managing/News Editor

February 7, 2014

There’s been an absurd amount of controversy about a Coca-Cola ad that aired during the Super Bowl. For those who have not seen it, the artistically imagined commercial depicts fleeting moments in the lives of random Americans of various races, social classes and sexual orientations set to “America...

Renovations discussed

Larry Philbin, News Editor

December 5, 2013

SHW representative Craig Necci (left) and Todd Mitzel (right) from ICON Architectural Group present at the town hall meeting addressing the renovation and expansion of the UND School of Law. Photo by Chester Beltowski/The Dakota Student. Next year, the UND School of Law will see some major changes....

Kelley discusses finances, state of university

Larry Philbin, News Editor

November 21, 2013

President Robert Kelley giving the annual State of the University address. Photo by Larry Philbin/The Dakota Student. UND has seen many changes in the last year, and is going to see many more in the year to come. Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., UND President Robert Kelley delivered the annual State of the U...

Greeks knock out poverty

Greeks knock out poverty

Larry Philbin, News Editor

October 24, 2013

Greek students raising awareness and money for charity on the Alpha Tau Omega lawn on Wednesday. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura/The Dakota Student. This Wednesday, students walking down University Avenue past the Chester Fritz Library saw an unusual sight for a college campus:  lawn filled with students...

Students face hefty loans

Larry Philbin, News Editor

October 22, 2013

According to a recent report, students graduating from UND will have more debt than the average student in the U.S. The Accountability Measure Report put out by the North Dakota University System for 2012 provides an overview of student loans in university system. The report stated in 2011-12,...

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