Dakota Student

Four years is fundamentally flawed for graduation

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2016

Many students enter college their freshman year planning to graduate in 4 years. Some come in with transfer credits from high school advanced placement courses or another university — others come without any college credit. Finishing in four years will prevent the student from acquiring a lot of intere...

“They don’t pay? We won’t pay!” makes their appearance on stage

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2016

Desperate times call for desperate measures. “They Don’t Pay, We Won’t Pay” is a political satire comedy which combines the worker’s uprising of Italy in 1974 with a 20th century radical democratic perspective from the workers who are outraged by the increased price of many goods. The pro...

Burgers and beer, a match made in heaven

Burgers and beer, a match made in heaven

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2016

Finding the best burger in a town has been a guilty pleasure of mine since moving to Grand Forks. In searching for the best bang for your buck these past four years, I've been to burger places that are easy on the wallet and higher class restaurants, but I haven't been everywhere. So far I've grea...

Athletes are welcomed into the new season

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2016

There were plenty of activities for UND sports fans to enjoy this past weekend, whether it was the fan luncheon on Friday, the come-from-behind football win on Saturday or the hockey fan fest on Sunday. The fan luncheon at the Alerus Center buzzed with excitement all afternoon as athletes signed au...

Adelphi fountain, a symbol for UND

Adelphi fountain, a symbol for UND

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2016

Built in 1907, the Adelphi Fountain was the first purely aesthetic addition to campus as a gift to UND from the Adelphi Literary Society. Since 1928, the fountain has remained on the west bank of the English Coulee in between the Hughes Fine Arts Center and Burtness Theater. The Adelphi Fount...

Increasing popularity of midwives in North Dakota

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2016

During the 20th century, midwifery waned in popularity as the location of birthing in the United States became increasingly more common inside a hospital. Midwifes were replaced by physician birth attendants, and the legal status of midwifery was threatened due to the new competitive market. The anc...

Fraternity life at UND has many benefits

Fraternity life at UND has many benefits

Nick Sallen, Opinions Editor

May 3, 2016

There are many fraternities and sororities along University Avenue on the East side of campus. Photo by Nick Nelson/ The Dakota Student. While Greek life offers many benefits to students, it’s not without critics. Some enjoy their time in fraternities while others find that it’s not for them. In th...

Wellness Center ranked one of the best

May 3, 2016

Grand Forks has a limited summer season, so the summer should be cherished. But that doesn’t mean being indoors is any worse, because the Wellness Center at UND is the 10th best university recreation center in the nation, according to College Raptor. The University of North Dakota Wellness Center, which opened ...

Counseling Center has a variety of services

Counseling Center has a variety of services

Nick Sallen, Opinions Editor

May 3, 2016

Jim Murphy’s counseling expertise is codependency, substance abuse and relationship issues. Photo courtesy of und.edu The University Counseling Center seeks to raise awareness of positive mental health while increasing accessibility and advocating for therapeutic lifestyle changes to aide in st...

Innovations worth celebrating on Earth Day

Innovations worth celebrating on Earth Day

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

April 22, 2016

Stewardship of the land is a communal and individual responsibility. Image courtesy of clipartpanda.com Earth Day reminds us to pick up our trash, recycle more and be environmentally conscious. The quick changes that have taken place in our climate since the Industrial Revolution have resulted in ...

Steam plant and classrooms in dire need of repair

Steam plant and classrooms in dire need of repair

Nick Sallen, Opinions Editor

April 19, 2016

The old law school should have been renovated after the current infrastructure in many campus buildings was updated. photo courtesy of und.edu In the next biennium, campus will propose upgrading the steam plant to go along with major renovations to O’Kelly and Merrifield Hall, two of the largest cl...

Installing islands in the coulee

Installing islands in the coulee

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2016

Floating islands will be installed in the English Coulee this summer to help boost the eco-system of the area. Photo by Nick Nelson/The Dakota Student. UND’s Environmental Restoration Club raised more than $9,000 in order to install two BioHaven floating islands next school year in the English Coule...

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