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Why do we laugh at others misfortunes

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

November 26, 2019

Do you ever catch yourself mindlessly scrolling through Facebook or the latest craze, Tik Tok watching endless hours of videos? I know I do. Usually as I wind down for the night, I spend time watching videos such as Tipsy Bartender or Ellen mindlessly. However, recently I have found myself laughing at...

The Day After Thanksgiving

The Day After Thanksgiving

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

November 19, 2019

Tis the season for a shopper's paradise. This is the time of year when everyone who loves shopping lives for. There are sales around every corner and an excuse to shop for those they love and care for. However, if you’re anything like me, I do not like shopping. I get so stressed out about buying th...

Confidence is Key

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

November 5, 2019

Before I started college, I was constantly anxious, always worrying about who liked me, what they thought of me, where I would be in 5 years, what if I fail this test, etc. I didn’t realize how exhausting it was. It truly does take a toll on a person and their energy level. Understanding self-wo...

‘Tis the season for holiday movies

‘Tis the season for holiday movies

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

November 5, 2019

The most dreaded time of year for some is when their moms or grandmas start playing Hallmark movies. The dreadful storyline or cheesy romance makes some people angry or annoyed during the holiday season.  I am proud to say that I am not one of those people. I love Hallmark movies because of their ...

SUPERstitious

SUPERstitious

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2019

This time of year is all-around eerie and spooky, and because of the overall strange vibes, superstitions arise. I don’t know about you, but weird stuff happens around this time of year.    I am not a very superstitious person, but you better believe that when it is a full moon, people sta...

It’s Always Nice to Get Away

It’s Always Nice to Get Away

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

October 23, 2019

This past weekend I took a trip to Duluth, Minn. with my family. It was about a four and a half hour drive that turned into just over five hours because of the wonderful two laned highway that I had to take. Although the drive seemed never ending, the trip itself was worth it.  Getting away from the ...

Should Anonymity be allowed?

Should Anonymity be allowed?

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

October 22, 2019

Let me first start by saying that I know very little about politics. I have never understood it. I don’t understand a lot of the terminology, the strategic planning or why we accuse rather than work to fix situations together. However, I do know what I believe in and what aspects I support, but all...

Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

October 15, 2019

It’s 2019. In today’s society, tattoos and piercings are very prevalent. Teenagers are anticipating their 18th birthday to finally go get the tattoo they’ve been designing for months or a piercing without their parent's permission. But with all the excitement, we are told by many people to be c...

Managing your Time

Managing your Time

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

September 17, 2019

College is a time to explore so many different things. It is a chance to explore different majors, different jobs, different clubs and organizations, different people and participate in a variety of different activities. It is a chance for students to find themselves away from the people that they grew ...

Four years…..or Five

Four years…..or Five

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

September 10, 2019

Every time you google a college of any sort, they have a “graduation rate” column under a few statistics. According to FAFSA, this rate is determined by the percentage of students who complete their degree in at least 150% of the time that the university deems. For example; UND has a graduation r...

Is the driving age too young?

Is the driving age too young?

Megan Vogt, Opinion Writer

April 30, 2019

In most states when you turn 16, you get your driver’s license. Very exciting, right? In North and South Dakota, I recently found out that you get your permit at 14 and license at 15. According to Allstate’s blog, the state with the oldest driving age is New Jersey, and that is 17.   T...

The Day After

The Day After

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2019

Let me start out by saying I hate Valentines day. I hate it. I don’t get it. I never understood why people celebrate a day of love. Ew. Gross. Not me at all. But I will say that the best part about Valentine's day is the day after. The wonderful day of Feb. 15.   The day of discounted candy. How wonderful i...

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