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Holly Dazzle warms up winter

The HollyDazzle Festival of Lights kicked off Sunday afternoon in Grand Forks' Town Square.

Nick Nelson, Photo Editor

November 29, 2017

The third annual Holly Dazzle Festival of Lights kicked off Sunday afternoon in downtown Grand Forks. Held in Grand Forks’ Town Square, guests were treated to classic holiday music performed by students at the Bel Canto Studio. Roaring fire pits were available for people to roast marshmallows over...

Gold on repeat

Gold on repeat

Nick Nelson, Photo Editor

November 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO, California -- The UND volleyball team clinched the Big Sky Conference championship after a contentious five-set matchup against Sacramento State late Saturday night. Though the Fighting Hawks won the first set, Sacramento pulled ahead and won the next two. UND rallied to win the four...

Rally for acceptance

Rally goers wave hand-painted signs during an equality rally on Saturday in East Grand Forks, M.N. Nick Nelson/Dakota Student

Nick Nelson, Photo Editor

August 29, 2017

“Love is a terrible thing to hate” was one of many hand-painted statements on display Saturday afternoon at an equality rally in East Grand Forks. Hosted by Gender Friendly Grand Forks (GFGF) and Indivisible Northwest Minnesota, the rally was in support of issues including women’s rights, assistanc...

Koselig kicks-off

Jared Fladeland performs poetry and spoken word during the Koselig concert at the University Park warming house on Saturday evening. Nick Nelson/ Dakota Student

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

The bitter winter has taken the week off, leaving Grand Forks in a slushy state. Pedestrians are now able to walk about the town without needing to wear a face mask or even a third layer of clothing. In appropriate fashion, the poetry series Koselig kicked off on Saturday in the warming house of Univer...

Community culture

Marcus Wax, UND alumnus  and founder of the Koselig events series, introduces performer Jared Fladeland during Saturday's concert at the University Park warming house. Nick Nelson/ Dakota Student

Matt Eidson, News Editor

January 24, 2017

Over the years, Marcus Wax, a Grand Forks native, has taken a hard look around and wondered how he could improve the community he loves. Wax decided that the best way to improve his community was to bring the residents together for a day—or three—of fun. With that, the idea for the first annual ...

And then there were two

Zach Arnell yells for his teammates during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Weber State at the Alerus Center.

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

The Fighting Hawks picked up a huge win Saturday as they defeated the Weber State Wildcats 27-19. Saturday was the biggest game of UND’s short FCS career. It was the first time that the Alerus Center has seen two teams face off that each sit atop their division. “We knew this was gonna be a reall...

Halloween carnival held for kids at UND Wellness Center

Christina Kissinger holds her daughter, Rosie, as UND student Marcus Vivier hands out candy at the UND India Association (UNDIA) Halloween carnival held Friday evening at the Wellness Center.

Declan Hoffman, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

In an effort to bring the community together and celebrate the scariest time of the year a bit earlier than usual, UND Indian Association (UNDIA) partnered with UND’s Wellness Center to provide a night of Halloween carnival activities for the young trick-or-treaters of Grand Forks, with candy and pri...

Chester Fritz Library undergoes renovations

(From left) Provost Thomas DiLorenzo, Dean of Libraries Stephanie Walker, first lady Debbie Kennedy, student body vice president Blake Andert and president Brandon Beyer cut a ribbon celebrating the first floor renovation of the Chester Fritz Library on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

Declan Hoffman, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

The unusual commotion and voices mingling brought attention to the west side of the Chester Fritz library’s second floor. The abnormally large student presence dispersed behind a pastry table and red ribbon set-up to remove themselves from the distractions they had just found escape from in the newes...

The new Hawk has landed

Ryleigh Houston is freshman forward on the UND women's hockey team from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

October 23, 2016

There’s no doubt the University of North Dakota women’s hockey program has welcomed the strong efforts from their underclassmen this season, including freshman forward Ryleigh Houston. Houston wasted no time getting acquainted with the North Dakota style of hockey by snagging her firs...

Uncertainty in athletic funding

Thomasine Heitkamp, UND professor in social work, speaks during the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee meting on Monday afternoon at Robin Hall.

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

October 23, 2016

While some have celebrated President Kennedy’s email to campus saying no sports will be cut, the announcement left me with more questions than answers. Included in the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee’s (IAC) proposal to Kennedy were several specific recommendations for how to find the money ...

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