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Cost of Halloween

Cost of Halloween

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

October 29, 2019

Whether it is the candy-induced coma after indulging yourself throughout the night or the lingering makeup from your extravagant costume the next morning, each year Halloween celebrations seem to outdo itself time and time again. With the reputation of Halloween becoming more popular each year, coincidently,...

History of Halloween: When and How Did This Tradition Start?

Brianna Mayhair, News Writer

October 29, 2019

Today, Halloween is seen has a fun holiday that allows people to dress up and become someone else for a night and collect as much candy as possible, but how did it start? Around 2,000 years ago when the Celts were in what is present-day Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, they created Samhain....

New Troop Movements

New Troop Movements

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 23, 2019

Last week, President Trump announced plans to remove U.S. troops from Syria amid growing tensions between two U.S. allies, the Turkish government and Kurdish forces, both of whom have helped fight the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) through the years. The Kurdish backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been a ke...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

October 22, 2019

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first started in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to join mistreated women’s advocates across the country. UND’s sorority, Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy is to raise awareness and educating others...

University Tech Support

Brianna Mayhair, News Writer

October 22, 2019

The advancement of technology is constant in today's society, but it’s not perfect. Every day individuals are at risk for scams and viruses. Luckily, here on campus, University Information Technology (UIT) is here to help! Wyatt Gage, Student Employee at UIT explained how students, staff, and faculty...

UND Writing Center

Brianna Mayhair, News Writer

October 15, 2019

It’s mid-term season, meaning that students will be working on long essays that are nearing their due dates.  Have no fear, the UND Writing Center is here to help! The UND Writing Center provides several different services to help students become better writers through practice and strengthening revi...

Trump Rally in Minnesota

Trump Rally in Minnesota

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 15, 2019

On Oct. 10, President Trump held a rally in Minneapolis, Minn., in an effort to “turn the state red.” In his opening statement, he declares, “We are going to win this state.” Trump lost Minnesota by a narrow margin in 2016, but he hopes this election will be different. His supporters flocked to Minne...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

October 15, 2019

For more than 30 years and counting, October has been the designated month for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thankfully, death rates from this horrible disease have vastly reduced over time because of the increase in the amount of awareness that has led to more screening and improved treatment options,...

100th Anniversary of ROTC at UND

100th Anniversary of ROTC at UND

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

October 15, 2019

Once a UND industrial engineering student in 1996, now UND’s professor of military science, Lieutenant Colonel Murphy is incredibly honored to be celebrating with UND’s Army ROTC’s 100th year anniversary on campus.  When Lieutenant Murphy was enrolled at UND back in 1991-1996 and was activel...

Taking a Deeper Look at UND Clubs

Taking a Deeper Look at UND Clubs

Brianna Mayhair, News Writer

October 14, 2019

Here at UND, students are encouraged to join a club or an organization to enhance their college experience. With more than 250 different clubs and organizations to choose from and an option to start a new club, there is a place for everyone! There’s a club for gamers, sports fans, athletes and so ma...

New Lawsuit Against Trump Admin

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 8, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a new lawsuit against the Trump Administration, this time focusing on defending the families separated by President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy. The lawsuit alleges that family separations have caused mental trauma to children affected by ...

Taking a trip to Box City

Cortnie Cotrell, News Writer

October 2, 2019

“Box City is more than raising money for the homeless,” Maddie Pullen, UND Newman Center lead service chair, said. “Spending one night in solidarity, sleeping in a cardboard box gives a new perspective on what really matters in life.” The first annual Box City event was held at the Newman Center on...

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