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VIEW: Wilkerson Commons

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2015

By Nick Sallen Wilkerson Commons is officially open. This past Wednesday marked the first night that Wilkerson will be serving late night until 11p.m. Those who live in the Wilkerson Complex should be rejoicing. They will no longer have to walk outside in the cold to get a flimsy box of food and a...

VIEW: Backlash

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2015

By Nick Sallen In August, President Kelley received an email from the man UND police believe to be William Ragan. In the e-mail, Ragan called President Kelley a traitor and “a waste of human tissue.” The criticism is due largely to the school’s retirement of the Fighting Sioux nickname and lo...

VIEW: Trade names

Nick Sallen, opinion editor

September 17, 2015

By Nick Sallen On Monday, former Bismarck mayor Marlan “Hawk” Haakenson registered the trade names of a few of the nickname options UND is considering. Haakenson could not register Sundogs or Roughriders, though. He believes trademarking the possible names will prevent UND’s nickname commi...

UND professor’s bicycling program in full swing

UND professor’s bicycling program in full swing

Nick Sallen, opinion editor

September 17, 2015

Cycling around Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are teams of riders in a friendly competition that goes until the end of September. The riders who formed their teams in August log their mileage commuting around town each day. The founder of the month-long event, EarthCycle, is Jaakko Putkone...

How I got my forehead scar playing basketball

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2015

I looked up and saw my fate, knowing the worst was about to come. After hitting the wall, I regained consciousness with my dad kneeling beside me. Every scar has a story. This is my story. When I was 5 years old; I got a kid-sized basketball hoop for my birthday. I was having a lot of fun playing with ...

Marley concert review

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2015

4 our of 5 stars Concerts and drugs go together like steak and eggs on a Sunday. As a green haze billowed above 917 Cedar Ave. on Saturday, the crowd grew restless. They were awaiting the presence of Bob Marley’s children, Damian “Jr. Gong” and Stephen Marley. When Stephen stepped on stage, the ...

Finding a balance between work and play

Nick Sallen, Opinion editor

September 8, 2015

What does a crooked picture frame and someone who skips leg day in the gym have in common? Neither one is balanced. They both have an uneven distribution of weight that is apparent almost instantly. The picture frame is adjusted properly now, but the lifter who resembles an inverted triangle remain...

Taking the fat out and replacing it with sugar

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

August 30, 2015

UND is considered one of the healthiest campuses in the nation. It doesn’t take an expert in nutrition to realize that, either. All you have to do is look around. But childhood obesity has been growing exponentially since the 1980’s along with the use of artificial sweeteners for reduced fat item...

Dr. Bronner’s- versatile and religiously charged

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

August 30, 2015

Along my collegiate journey, I have learned that having cleaning the right cleaning supplies will pay off. If you plan on having company over, a clean bathroom, bedroom and family room will go a long way. The number of cleaners required to maintain such an appearance is adding up, but there are multi-...

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