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Science ethics and dystopian society

Science ethics and dystopian society

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2017

If you’re interested in dystopian societies, post-apocalypse, science fiction, biology, mystery and crime novels, or stories of adventure, then “Oryx and Crake” might be the next book you want to read. The novel is authored by the longtime literature veteran Margaret Atwood, who is best known fo...

“The Nether” explores the dark side of the internet

“The Nether” explores the dark side of the internet

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2017

Jennifer Haley’s “The Nether” is a drama which explores the darker side of the Internet in the near-future. The Internet has morphed into something called the Nether, in which users can move across, create and develop virtual spaces as a way to live an alternate life. Before accessing the Nether, u...

March in solidarity with Cameroon

March in solidarity with Cameroon

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2017

On Friday Feb. 10, a group of UND students and Grand Forks community members gathered outside of the Gorecki Alumni Center to advocate for equal civil rights for all people in Cameroon and a change in the federal system which will guarantee equal protection for the English speaking minority. Wearing #...

Integrated Studies Program faces the danger of being cut

Integrated Studies Program faces the danger of being cut

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2017

On Thursday Feb. 2, Debbie Storrs, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, in response to a university-wide requirement for all areas to propose budget reductions, announced her plan to lower the number of instructors in the College as part of this most recent round of budget cuts. To meet funding c...

Toronto professor refuses pronouns

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

January 13, 2017

The University of Toronto has been in an uproar these last few months over transgender pronoun use, political correctness and freedom of speech. Professor Jordan Peterson is objecting to the canadian government’s Bill C-16, which will outlaw harassment and discrimination based on gender identity...

Wisdom from the elders

Wisdom from the elders

Nick Sallen, Editor in Chief

December 2, 2016

Throughout my summer spent in residency at the Steger Wilderness Center, I met a couple of master artists in their respective crafts. The Steger Wilderness Center is a sight to behold. Situated in the boreal forest of northern Minnesota, it’s a towering yet earth-friendly building which utilizes...

“A Man of No Importance” impresses the crowd

“A Man of No Importance” impresses the crowd

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2016

The year is 1964 in Dublin, Ireland. Alfie Byrne (Tyler Folkedahl) is the director of an amateur theatre troupe which has been shut down by Father Kenny (Matt Stevens). Alfie wants to stage a production of “Salome” at his church, where the theatre troupe is based, despite the objections of church...

Dueling opinions; are congressional term limits a good idea or not?

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2016

Preventing corruption “We came to office not to seek for our own power, but to implement sound principles and to benefit all the people within our states. We then passed the torch to the next generation of leaders,” Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld, co-wrote in an ...

Steel Pan comes to UND

Steel Pan comes to UND

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2016

A dozen band members ran onto the Chester Fritz Auditorium stage to start the Steel Pan Band Concert. Wearing floral patterned shirts to enhance the carribean theme, the band immediately started playing “Yumbambe,” a Cuban calypso tune with solos from the lead pan section. “My favorite pans...

Olafson ethics symposium held at the Memorial Union

Olafson ethics symposium held at the Memorial Union

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-chief

November 8, 2016

The Memorial Union Ballroom filled with students and community members interested in business ethics right before the 12th annual Olafson Ethics Symposium, a yearly question and answer seminar between students, community members and the speaker. This year, Greg Page, the former chairman and CEO of...

Hemp road trip attempts to change the stereotype

Hemp road trip attempts to change the stereotype

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2016

After educating himself on hemp, Rick Trojan and his business partners started the largest hemp farm in the nation with over 300 acres dedicated to the cultivation of hemp. Harvesting the plant inspired Trojan to create the Hemp Road Trip to spread awareness of its prohibition in the United States. “The ...

In defense of Bernie Sanders and his revolution

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2016

To conservatives, capitalism is often synonymous with living the American dream. Capitalism is the ‘pursuit of happiness’ from the Declaration of Independence. Conservatives enjoy the free markets which have been established by the North American Free Trade Agreement and typically are not in favor ...

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