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Defying Gravity on Ice

Defying Gravity on Ice

Maddie Ardelean, Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under #dakotastudent, Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Maddie Ardelean, ND, North Dakota

Cirque du Soleil is turning the Ralph Engelstad Arena into an ice covered set this week until Sept. 30 with their show Crystal. The home of UND Hockey became the local pond in a small town. Cirque du Soleil may be known for their acrobatic feats, but with Crystal, they pushed their boundaries into...

More than One

More than One

Maddie Ardelean, Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under #dakotastudent, Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Dakota Student, Maddie Ardelean

Grand Forks, North Dakota is the last place one might expect a thriving, multi day LGBT+ Pride event, but they would be underestimating the LGBT+ and ally community here. Grand Forks Pride has socials, movie screenings, a vendor park, a drag show, spoken word poetry and informative panels. This is the...

Holistic Healing Psychic Fair

Holistic Healing Psychic Fair

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts&Comm, Maddie Ardelean

Psychics: incense, hundreds of varieties of stones, dream interpretations, decks of cards and natural healing. Many may call these individuals “bogus” or “quacks,” but the practitioners strongly believe they are onto something with these alternative healing methods. The Canad Inn hosted a Ho...

Root beer olympics

Root beer olympics

Maddie Ardelean, A&C Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under #dakotastudent, Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Dakota Student, Maddie Ardelean, ND, North Dakota

April is alcohol awareness month, and in celebration of that, UND public health nursing clinical students, with a grant from Altru, are working to affect change on campus. As part of their clinical, they put together the first ever Root Beer Olympics, an event focused on substance safety. This mo...

UND Theater department tackles controversial issues

UND Theater department tackles controversial issues

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Communities Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Dakota Student, Maddie Ardelean, ND

“I was surprised to see this performed in North Dakota,” theatergoer Mike Lukes said in response to “Speech and Debate.” “It was courageous and it gives me hope for this future generation.” This past week, UND’s black box theater, located in the Burtness Theater, was styled to look like a h...

Peace in motion

Peace in motion

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

February 11, 2018


Filed under Arts&Comm, Maddie Ardelean, Showcase

Right now, all eyes are on Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the winter Olympics begin. Even with the whole country fixated on Korea, many people do not know much about the culture and traditions of the country we are watching so closely. The Olympics were meant to unite and draw the different people i...

Little Bangkok

Little Bangkok

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

February 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Maddie Ardelean, Showcase

Little Bangkok is a well known part of the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks downtown, and recently they expanded to a new location in the basement of the Memorial Union. This new addition to our community called for a taste test so I, along with a cohort of review assistants, went to check it out. My fr...

LGBTQ+ Ally Training

LGBTQ+ Ally Training

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Maddie Ardelean

This past Friday, seven members of the UND community gathered in a quiet conference room. Seated around a conference table, facing a powerpoint, everyone chats quietly, waiting for Jeff Gibson, the Senior Program Manager for LGBTQ+ and Cross Cultural Programming, to begin Ally Training. Ally Trainin...

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