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Truth and Reconciliation

Truth and Reconciliation

Matt Eidson, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2017

As the weather turns chilly, students across the University of North Dakota campus can be seen shoving their hands into their pockets and tucking their chins behind their collars. While the cold is a standard reminder that winter is coming, it also reminds Mike Hendrickson that it’s time for the Truth...

From the Editor-in-Chief

Matt Eidson, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2017

In these times of “alt-right” or “alt-left” thinking and media sources disguising themselves as “fair and balanced,” readers might find themselves thinking, “I just want the facts without the bias.” I’ve often thought this myself. I become more and more frustrated as media outlets ...

From the Editor-in-Chief

Matt Eidson, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2017

I can still feel those chilly nights under the glaring field lights, towering over the stadium; the steam rising from the sweat-soaked hair of my teammates, their heavy breath hanging in the air before them, and my heartbeat skipping between the goal-line sprints and the third down conversions.  I c...

From the Editor-in-Chief

Matt Eidson, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2017

I recently celebrated an anniversary unlike any other: my discharge from the Marine Corps. I celebrated the day the same way I celebrated it the year before, which is to say I completely forgot about it. The realization that such an important day has gone by twice now without my noticing prompted me to won...

From the Editor-in-Chief

From the Editor-in-Chief

Matt Eidson, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2017

As we begin the new semester, that familiar fall anticipation reminds me that my favorite time of year is finally here. The air’s cool, the campus is still glowing with the bright colors of summer and that back-to-school excitement buzzes all around me. Yet at the same time, I’m exhausted. The n...

Addressing sexual assault on the college campus

Addressing sexual assault on the college campus

Matt Eidson, Editor-In-Chief

April 28, 2017

Handling sexual assault on a college campus poses unique problems that are forcing institutions to expedite the process. In an attempt to ensure a victim doesn’t run into her or his attacker on the way to class, university administrations rely on the “preponderance of evidence,” as opposed to the...

48th annual Writers Conference begins

48th annual Writers Conference begins

Matt Eidson, News Editor

March 24, 2017

The 48th annual Writers Conference kicked off at the University of North Dakota Wednesday, March 22. The three-day event will bring students, staff, faculty and Grand Forks community members face-to-face with noteworthy authors and artists. This year, the theme for the Writers Conference is “Citizen.”...

Owen; workplace experiences

Owen; workplace experiences

Matt Eidson, Writer

March 10, 2017

Recently, I wrote an opinion piece expressing my distrust and lack of confidence in Dave Owen, a candidate for VP of Student Government and a staff writer for the Dakota Student. Mr. Owen disagreed with my article and published his retort on his Facebook page. As I do not wish to give Mr. Owen more...

Don’t vote for Owen

Matt Eidson, News Editor

March 7, 2017

As a United States Marine who has long since left active duty to attend the University of North Dakota, there are several lessons I carried with me from my training. One notion that continues to shape my personality is the idea that being a “well-rounded” Marine is a worthwhile goal. By being ...

Death by baseball

Matt Eidson, News Editor

March 3, 2017

Carl Mays stood on the pitcher’s mound at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, N.Y., working his way through the fifth inning of a soon-to-be infamous baseball game on Aug. 16, 1920. At the plate was Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman, a batter known to crowd the plate: a habit that would prove cos...

Good night, good luck

Matt Eidson, News Editor

February 28, 2017

When you imagine a journalist, you might think of Edward R. Murrow. This name has become synonymous with journalism, and for good reason. Murrow doesn’t represent your local “Drive at five,” or the BuzzFeed article on your Facebook newsfeed enticing you to click the link so you can find out whi...

Closing the borders

Matt Eidson, News Editor

January 31, 2017

During the spring 2016 semester, I interviewed a group of students in the multicultural center following an incident involving a racially insensitive Snapchat photo. The photo depicted white students from UND with a text that read, “locked the black bitch out.” As a journalist, I consider it my responsibi...

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