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The end of DACA

Brody Morris, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was an Obama era program implemented in 2012 that made it possible for children of illegal immigrants to live in the United States without the fear of deportation. This act made it possible for illegal immigrants who came as children with their paren...

Tales from the gate

Tales from the gate

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


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The smell of charcoal. Ear-deafening music. Food, food and food. There is no better way to start a Saturday. Tailgating is one of the most institutional traditions for football. While players are in the stadium stretching their limbs, fans are in the parking lot stretching their bellies. Both partie...

The search for Savanna Greywind

The search for Savanna Greywind

Diane Newberry, News Editor

September 12, 2017


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When Courtney Souvannasacd first heard that Fargo woman Savanna Greywind was missing she, like many Grand Forks residents, found herself thinking of Dru Sjodin. Sjodin, a 22-year-old University of North Dakota student, was abducted from the Columbia Mall parking lot and killed in 2003. “I was takin...

A bookend to a long story

A bookend to a long story

Cameron Cloyd, Staff Writer

September 9, 2017


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Generally, people work most of their life and then retire for the rest of it. We all earn our leisure time eventually. Peter Johnson is kicking off his retirement as UND’s spokesman with a bang by being a part of the biggest party of the year. In the longstanding tradition of the Grand Marshall of the Po...

The rise of Amway on campus

Diane Newberry, News Editor

September 4, 2017


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“You could tell it was a pyramid scheme the second they started talking,” Steven Gabel, a junior at UND, said about the Amway presentation he was invited to by a friend last year.        This is the impression that many students have upon hearing about or attending presentations regarding th...

Campus meditation group feels loss of Lotus Center

Diane Newberry, News Editor

August 29, 2017


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Since UND began demolition on the Lotus Meditation Center on June 19, the members of the meditation group that regularly met there have felt displaced. The university has provided them with a space for their meetings in room 17 of Swanson Hall, but Janet Rex, Chester Fritz Library research guide and...

North Dakota’s first Chik-fil-A prepares for grand opening

North Dakota’s first Chik-fil-A prepares for grand opening

Diane Newberry, News Editor

August 29, 2017


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As construction workers put the finishing touches onto the franchise’s new building on 32nd Street, the management team of North Dakota’s first Chik-fil-A prepare for their grand opening. “They turn the keys over to me next week,” the owner Guy Wentink said. After spending years working for ...

The smell is natural, but the coulee isn’t

The smell is natural, but the coulee isn’t

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


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The familiar “rotten-egg” smell of the English Coulee is the result of sulfate in the water that converts to hydrogen sulfide gas when it reacts with organic matter. Dr. Phil Gerla is an associate professor of geology and eological engineering at the University of North Dakota. “It’s nothing unnatu...

“Make UAS great again”: One club’s story of revival

“Make UAS great again”: One club’s story of revival

Diane Newberry, News Editor

May 5, 2017


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At this time last year, The UND UAS/RC Club was virtually defunct. Their name stands for Unmanned Aerial Systems and Radio Controlled Aircraft, and to students like Eric DeGray, it seemed odd that UND Aerospace didn’t have a more active UAS community. “It had been inactive for about a year and...

Grand Forks bus routes restructured

Grand Forks bus routes restructured

Nick Sallen, Copy Editor

May 5, 2017


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The Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Cities Area Transit (CAT) have updated their Transit Development Plan (TDP) to better meet city bus rider needs as the city continues to develop. According to the TDP handout, the new route changes will “strengthen existing...

Working for diversity and inclusion on campus

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


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For those looking to return to the university for this upcoming semester, there are opportunities to seek and engage with some of the departments the campus has to offer. The Diversity and Inclusion Department is one that is always looking to provide students the path for the best college experience. Sandra...

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