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Presidential Search

Presidential Search

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

September 24, 2019

With former president Mark Kennedy’s recent depart from UND, the hunt for a new president is underway. The new search committee, made up of 11 scholarly people, are currently reviewing applicants for the next president of UND.  After the UND Presidential Search Committee began their search for a new pre...

Refinery Bombing

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

September 24, 2019

Drones and their capabilities have been demonstrated throughout the years, helping or hurting communities. The destructive force of drones is often the one being spoken about in news cycles.    A recent drone bombing on Saudi Arabia’s largest refinery, Abqaiq Oil Refinery, has sent oil p...

Trump Admin to Ban Flavoured Vape Products

Trump Admin to Ban Flavoured Vape Products

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

September 17, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Trump administration announced an effort to ban all flavored nicotine e-cigarettes. Alex Azar, the Health and Human Services Secretary for the Trump administration, made the announcement along with the Food and Drug Administration Acting Commissioner Norman Sharpless. They were als...

Circle of Friends Renovations

Circle of Friends Renovations

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

September 17, 2019

With over 2,400 pets coming through Circle of Friends last year and even more this year already, the Grand Forks Humane Society is anxiously looking forward to their new renovations and facility updates. Circle of Friends will soon be anticipating a new cat room with family-friendly furniture. Wi...

Chester Fritz Library Update

Chester Fritz Library Update

Brianna Mayhair, News Writer

September 17, 2019

On Sept. 12, Stephanie Walker, Dean of Libraries and Information Resources described the future plans for the Chester Fritz Library.   “The planning started in 2015,” Walker said, “we had a couple of options. One option was to have a full renovation, but we would have had to do quite a bit...

Exploring The New Squires Dining Center

Brianna Mayhair, News Writer

September 11, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Edward Martin, the retail dining operational manager at Squires Food Court explained the changes that students will face when dining there.   Since the Union is no longer present, Old Main Market Place replaced Squires, once a dining hall to accommodate students like they once had...

New Developments come to light a year after Mac Miller’s death

New Developments come to light a year after Mac Miller’s death

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

September 11, 2019

Saturday, Sept. 7, marked the first anniversary of Mac Miller’s overdose. Malcom James McCormick, more commonly known by his rap name “Mac Miller”, established his presence in the rap game in 2007 with his first rap name, “Easy Mac,” and his first mixtape But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy, all at the age o...

Campus Construction Changes

Campus Construction Changes

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

September 11, 2019

All of the new changes stirring up UND’s campus, parking and office locations, you may be wondering what exactly has been going on around here. With the memorial union being torn down, the relocation of offices and meeting areas, there have been many changes to the UND campus within the last few m...

New Student Leadership

New Student Leadership

Theresa Hanley, News Writer

April 30, 2019

On Wednesday, April 17, students voted on their next student government leaders. There was a total of 37 students who ran for positions within student government. The newly elected Student Body President and Vice President are Gracie Lian and Matthew Ternus. The two won the position by a 62% majority....

UND Celebrates volunteering with the ‘Big Event’

UND Celebrates volunteering with the ‘Big Event’

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 30, 2019

UND’s big event is where around 1,000 students gather together to help their community without being paid a cent. The big event really is a big event, not only for the students, but for the community. The big event is a student organization where students of all ages, majors and backgrounds join t...

A year of controversy

A year of controversy

Madison Feltman, News Editors

April 30, 2019

This school year started with controversy and has come to a close with yet again more controversy. In the beginning of the school year we took a look at the faltering relationship between UND’s President Mark Kennedy and Kris Engelstad McGarry, trustee of the Engelstad Family Foundation. Recently, we...

North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 16, 2019

Texting while driving kills 11 teenagers every single day and causes more than 1.5 million motor vehicle accidents each year, according to UND’s distracted driving information brochure, and that is only one type of distracted driving. In 2016, nationally, there was nearly 3,500 people killed...

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