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Where the Candidates Stand

Where the Candidates Stand

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

March 10, 2020

Super Tuesday results are in and Joe Biden emerged as the winner of the most states. Biden won 10 out of the 14 states while his opponent, Bernie Sanders, won four. In terms of delegates, Sanders and Biden are closely matched for the Democratic nomination. Biden is at 624 while Sanders is at 556. Th...

Coronavirus Update

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

March 10, 2020

The widespread coronavirus (COVID-19) has officially made it to Minnesota with two confirmed cases, which means that the coronavirus is closer to home (North Dakota) than ever before. The University of North Dakota released another statement on the coronavirus regarding study abroad, travel and ways t...

An Interview with Armacost

An Interview with Armacost

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

March 3, 2020

“I'm just a curious person who wants to know what's going on in the lives of students.” Incoming president Dr. Andrew Armacost was in Grand Forks and had been meeting with faculty, students and community members during his four-month transition period. These meetings will be an insight int...

Caucuses and Primaries

Caucuses and Primaries

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

February 26, 2020

The state of South Carolina is next up to hold its primary for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.    A polling website, 270towin.com, has projected Joe Biden to win the state, but Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders have been upsetting the polls with their recent victories in early pri...

State of the Union

State of the Union

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

February 14, 2020

On Feb. 4., President Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union address shortly after the acquittal from the Senate. Highlighting the achievements of the past year, President Trump also spoke about numerous guests and their stories. Several freshman representatives did not attend the State of the...

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

February 14, 2020

Last week the official death toll for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) officially surpassed the 2003 SARS outbreak. The number of infected is more than 37,000 as of Sunday and the death toll has reached over 800 with two deaths outside of China. The first death outside of China was reported in the Ph...

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

February 4, 2020

On Saturday, Massachusetts became the 8th state in the United States affected by the coronavirus. In addition to the newly confirmed case in the U.S., the first death due to the coronavirus outside of China was confirmed in the Philippines on Sunday. UND and multiple other universities have suspended al...

Presidential Candidates

Presidential Candidates

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

February 4, 2020

With the expectation of a swift acquittal of President Trump from the senate, I thought it was appropriate to look into the remaining candidates for the 2020 election. Some of the candidates on the Democratic side have similarities within their planned policies, others are completely different. The R...

State of the State Address

State of the State Address

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

February 4, 2020

On Jan. 29, the Governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum, delivered his 2020 State of the State address at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Governor Burgum started his speech by thanking the legislative branch of North Dakota and tribal leaders from around the state for their continued determination for the...

Impeachment

Impeachment

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

February 3, 2020

I’ve tried to stay away from this impeachment charade since my last article, but it continues to call my name. However, I’m not going to discuss a specific argument relevant to the impeachment. I don’t think anyone needs more people telling them which side is right, so I’m going to point out the...

The Emerging Coronavirus

The Emerging Coronavirus

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

January 28, 2020

Over the past few weeks, the government of China shut down all transportation to and from Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, and several other cities in order to defend against a new foe. A coronavirus has emerged from a market in China, some say from eating snake, others say from eating bats. Coronaviruses,...

Armacost Named President

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

December 10, 2019

On Dec. 3., the University of North Dakota and the State Board of Higher Learning wrapped up their months-long search for the new president. Dr. Andrew Armacost has been named the 13th president of UND and will likely begin on or after June 1, 2020. The Presidential Search Committee had its first meetin...

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