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Never stop defending your faith

Madison Feltman, Editor-in-Cheif

October 15, 2019

Growing up in a family with strong Catholic roots and being sent to private catholic school my whole life, I have never had an issue with my faith and how I went along displaying it to others. I had parents who taught me to never be afraid of my faith and by them putting me through catholic schooling I...

Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

October 15, 2019

It’s 2019. In today’s society, tattoos and piercings are very prevalent. Teenagers are anticipating their 18th birthday to finally go get the tattoo they’ve been designing for months or a piercing without their parent's permission. But with all the excitement, we are told by many people to be c...

Climate Change Activism

Climate Change Activism

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 1, 2019

The headlines this past week have been filled with Swedish activist Greta Thurnberg and her role in the climate strike scenario. “Activists” around the U.S. showed their power by shutting down city blocks and twerking on the streets. Yes, twerking. A man in full glitter was twerking to support climate...

Really… again?

Really… again?

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 1, 2019

Here we go again folks, yet another impeachment attempt against President Donald Trump. This impeachment attempt, championed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was started on Sept. 24. So, what’s new in the latest impeachment inquiry? A phone call between President Trump and President Volodymyr ...

Epidemic of Miscommunication

Epidemic of Miscommunication

Madison Feltman, Editor-in-Cheif

September 17, 2019

When was the last time you checked social media today? When was the last time you engaged in social media? I mean it didn't happen if I didn't post about it, right? In today's society, social media dominates what we do, think and say. We are constantly checking our Facebook feed, tweeting about this perso...

Managing your Time

Managing your Time

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

September 17, 2019

College is a time to explore so many different things. It is a chance to explore different majors, different jobs, different clubs and organizations, different people and participate in a variety of different activities. It is a chance for students to find themselves away from the people that they grew ...

Don’t be a Wehraboo

Chris Song, Opinion Writer

September 17, 2019

You know I spend all of my time browsing the interwebs. Every now and then I come across the topic of World War II. Eventually, I scroll down to find some donkey in the comments saying "My grandpops Otto was apart of the SS, but he wasn't a National Socialist." That was an exaggeration, but it was clo...

Empathy vs. Sympathy

Empathy vs. Sympathy

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

September 17, 2019

I think it is important to understand the difference between empathy and sympathy. One of my friends, who is a fellow student here at UND, suggested the video “Brené Brown on Empathy” and it talks about how different empathy and sympathy are. The old saying, “you learn something new every day”...

A Word of Advice for Incoming Freshman

A Word of Advice for Incoming Freshman

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

September 10, 2019

After two full weeks of classes, it’s safe to say that fall semester is now in full swing. I have always found it hard to fully transition back into the swing of classes, homework and overall simply finding a routine. I remember coming to UND last year, and having no idea what to expect and I somehow...

Taking a Bite at Apple

Taking a Bite at Apple

Chris Song, Opinion Writer

September 10, 2019

I have taken a vow to never purchase an Apple product. This isn't because I'm snobby a-hole who thinks anything Apple is bad. As a matter of fact, I think many Apple products are fine for what they offer. In fact, I praise Apple for making some of the best designed devices on the market. I also app...

Four years…..or Five

Four years…..or Five

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

September 10, 2019

Every time you google a college of any sort, they have a “graduation rate” column under a few statistics. According to FAFSA, this rate is determined by the percentage of students who complete their degree in at least 150% of the time that the university deems. For example; UND has a graduation r...

Is the driving age too young?

Is the driving age too young?

Megan Vogt, Opinion Writer

April 30, 2019

In most states when you turn 16, you get your driver’s license. Very exciting, right? In North and South Dakota, I recently found out that you get your permit at 14 and license at 15. According to Allstate’s blog, the state with the oldest driving age is New Jersey, and that is 17.   T...

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