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A creative solution to America’s gun violence

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

May 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The gun control debate was complicated enough. Then the Las Vegas shooting happened, followed by too many school shootings, and now the citizens of the United States are demanding action. Some call for arming teachers or hiring more police officers and security guards, as if that would stop a psychop...

The best time of the year

The best time of the year

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

April 30, 2018


Filed under jill morton, Opinion, Showcase

Most people think that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, probably because of the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” But let’s be real, right now is a pretty great time of the year, too. It’s definitely a close second to Christmas time at the very least. It h...

The curious case of the Juul

The curious case of the Juul

Bilal Suleiman, Coulmnist

April 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We’re almost a third of the way through 2018 and this year has already been pretty wild. The Fortnite craze has swept the nation unlike any other game before. It’s not uncommon to check the news and discover that another tragic school shooting has occurred, and Donald Trump is still almost causing gl...

For seniors – Enjoy it while it lasts

Jill Morton, Columnist

April 22, 2018


Filed under Dakota Student, jill morton, Opinion

Graduation is just three short weeks away. For seniors, the end of their time at UND is coming with with either dread or delight. Once you graduate, it’s time to go out into the real world where “adulting” begins. Let’s be honest, the real world is kind of scary. No more leaching off your...

Trains, trains, trains

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Columnist

April 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

America was originally built by the railroad but somewhere along the way, it slowly became an irrelevant part of our society. Today, trains are used for basically just freight transport because everyone else in the United States either drives cars or flies in airplanes to get around the country. In...

Smartphones are ruining our memories

Smartphones are ruining our memories

Jill Morton, Columnist

April 16, 2018


Filed under jill morton, Opinion, Showcase

Over the past few years, I have noticed that I rely more and more on my smartphone for just about everything. There are so many convenient apps for anything and everything that you might need. If I lost my phone, I too would feel lost. I use it as my alarm clock, my to-do list, my address book,...

Vote for Chase Johnson

Vote for Chase Johnson

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under jacob notermann, Opinion, Showcase

Every year, the UND student government hosts an election system so rigged and compromised it makes George Washington roll in his grave. Tomorrow, the student body will send an email containing a link to vote for the next student body president. This positively promotes convenience for the students ...

There’s no such thing as bad publicity

There’s no such thing as bad publicity

Bilal Suleiman, Columnist

April 8, 2018


Filed under Dakota Student, ND, Opinion, Showcase

Conor McGregor was living the dream. The mixed martial arts fighter’s cocky, swaggering bravado, both inside and outside the Ultimate Fighting Championship octagon, earned him millions of fans around the world. His “Money Fight” with Floyd Mayweather, boxing superstar, earned him a rumored $100...

Kids and technology

Jill Morton, Columnist

April 8, 2018


Filed under #dakotastudent, Dakota Student, jill morton, Opinion

I recently visited an elementary school through a pen pal program and got to experience an hour in the life of a fourth grader. I haven’t been in a fourth-grade classroom since I was in elementary school myself and things have certainly changed since then. The biggest difference I noticed was how much...

Free time should free up your mind from dull routines

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

March 26, 2018


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

Imagine you just had a long week at school. Your physics test didn’t go as well as you hoped, you submitted your assignment at the last minute and are now mentally and physically exhausted. On Saturday afternoon, you just want to unwind at home. A couple of activities come to mind, but what...

Why you should immerse yourself abroad

Why you should immerse yourself abroad

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Columnist

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

Experiencing different cultures around the world is a must in life. It opens yours eyes to perspectives and ideals that you may never have thought of. Growing up, you get to see and study the world through textbooks and class but are not often given an opportunity to visit a country vastly different...

Think you’re tough? Try hot yoga

Think you’re tough? Try hot yoga

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

March 26, 2018


Filed under Bilal Suleiman, Opinion, Showcase

When the door of the studio opens, one is immediately greeted with a blast of bass-heavy pop music and warm, humid air that smells faintly of essential oils. The tops of the mirrored walls surrounding the room have a slight fog near the top. Yoga mats fill the room, each one only a few feet from the...

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