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April brings warmer temps to Grand Forks

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


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A welcome reprieve from winter weather, temperatures in the Grand Forks area have been holding steady around the 50s for several weeks now. The change may have seemed sudden, rising from just above freezing to almost 60 degrees in one week of March. However, according to the atmospheric science department...

Movie tickets courtesy of Student Involvement

Movie tickets courtesy of Student Involvement

Rachel Cox, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


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The River Cinema and UND’s Student Involvement and Leadership Office have been working together for three years to try to keep students engaged in activities to improve retention rates by giving them free movie tickets. “Research shows that students who are engaged in things stay in school,” sa...

Student government candidates in the final stretch

Student government candidates in the final stretch

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


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Campaigns for student body president are coming to an end, with the vote being held April 12. The candidates remain active, as they were able to get together for a forum Thursday night, April 6. The forum was held at Rhombus Guys Brewery in downtown Grand Forks, starting at 6 p.m. and running to just ...

Club on campus getting into the “swing” of things

Club on campus getting into the “swing” of things

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


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The University of North Dakota has many clubs and organizations operating within its system. One club in particular that has had trouble maintaining activity, is the Swing Club. The Swing Club was once available at the Wellness Center, operating late in the evenings for the convenience of students...

Close call at Grand Forks airport

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


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Two airplanes belonging to the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences hit each other on the ground at Grand Forks International Airport on Wednesday, March 29. Fortunately, no one was hurt, although both airplanes sustained damage. Both planes were Cessna 172 Skyhawks. According...

Renovation plans for the Memorial Union

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


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From March 28 to 30, representatives from WTW Architects in Pittsburg visited campus for the fourth time as part of the planning process for renovations to the Memorial Union. Senior Principal on the project Paul Knell and Director of Planning Derek Eversmann spent much of their time on campus conduc...

The Arctic Circle and America’s relationship with Russia

The Arctic Circle and America’s relationship with Russia

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


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Relations between Russia and the United States may become even more confrontational in the next decade due to climate change in the Arctic, and UND could play a role in how they play out. At the Kennan Conversation on Friday at UND, panelists spoke of the changing geopolitics between the two countri...

Hawks logo perched across various campus sites

Hawks logo perched across various campus sites

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


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Students returning to classes after spring break might have noticed a change in their familiar stomping grounds: an impressive smattering of the university’s new Hawks logo across campus in the form of new window hangings, murals and floor clings. Though many students have expressed confusion as to...

Aerospace faculty give tour to airport firefighters

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


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Airport firefighters were given a tour of the University of North Dakota’s Airport Operations at Grand Forks International airport on March 21, part of an effort to improve communication between UND Aerospace and the airport. Grand Forks International is unique among airports in the United States, as ro...

Valley Voices speak during 48th annual Writers Conference

Valley Voices speak during 48th annual Writers Conference

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


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For the fourth consecutive year in a row, the Voices of the Valley (VOTV) have participated in the annual Writers Conference. This years theme for the conference was “Citizen,” and the writers associated with VOTV decided to focus their pieces on the 20th anniversary of the Grand Forks flood of 19...

Online shopping and the fate of Columbia Mall

Online shopping and the fate of Columbia Mall

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


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Sunday, March 26 was Macy’s last day of business in Grand Forks. The closure of the store was announced in early January as part of Macy’s plan to close 100 stores — 15 percent of their locations — in 2017. Macy’s is one of Columbia Mall’s four “anchor” stores. Its closure, combined with...

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