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The freaks come out at night

The freaks come out at night

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

Halloween has always been a fun time of the year. It’s a time to watch scary movies with your friends, dress up in elaborate costumes, eat excessive amounts of candy without feeling bad about yourself…but it can also be a time of true horror. Unfortunately, Halloween is a time of year crime rate tends to s...

Steam plant repairs long overdue

Nick Sallen, Copy Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion

In April 2016, I wrote an opinion article in the Dakota Student based on the master plan executive summary. In the summary, a campus-wide facilities condition survey highlighted a variety of UND’s infrastructure strengths and weaknesses. The three buildings with the worst facilities condition inde...

Is reality TV what’s keeping you single?

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

Reality TV shows are everywhere. We’ve all seen at least one episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians or The Bachelor or some other dramatic reality TV show. A lot of these shows are about relationships and romance. Most people realize these are all exaggerated in almost every way. However, some...

What’s the point of Columbus Day?

What’s the point of Columbus Day?

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

Columbus Day became a federal holiday in 1937 to commemorate his landing in the Americas on October 12, 1492. Columbus landed on various islands in the Bahamas and explored Central and South America. He never set foot on North America. In fact, Columbus was one of the last explorers of the Americas....

Letter to the Editor: Truth and reconciliation

Michael Hendrickson and Sashay Schettler

October 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Crack in Our Liberty Bell…don’t you think it’s time [– Michael Hendrickson is an Executive-in-Residence at the University of North Dakota and teaches Ethics and Self Responsibility in the Department of Accountancy. Sashay Schettler is a student in the class and the co-author of two Trut...

Say goodbye to our forests

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

The Earth is a pretty great home to us. We have gorgeous blue oceans, giant mountains and the greenest forests…for now, at least. Our planet is dying. Because of us. I think the Green Journal illustrates the problem very well: “The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Let’s scale that to 46 years....

Earth’s dying and it’s all our fault

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

The world is changing each day and frankly, it’s getting worse. The earth is trying to tell us something and we are failing to listen. The weather is changing: more intense storms more frequently, longer seasons for wildfires and the oceans are warming and becoming acidic. The largest coral reef on...

Researching psychedelics

Researching psychedelics

Nick Sallen, Copy Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion, Showcase

“Psychedelic” is a word used to describe mind-altering and sometimes bizarre hallucinations, especially as it relates to hallucinogens. A hallucinogen is any psychoactive chemical that changes perception, thoughts, emotions and consciousness. The word “hallucination” comes from the Latin word “alu...

Reclassification of bump stocks

Reclassification of bump stocks

Brendan McCabe, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Brendan McCabe, Opinion, Showcase

On Oct. 1 at 10:05 p.m., a deranged gunman began firing on a large group of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. In the span of 10 minutes, he killed 58 people and injured over 500 more before taking his own life. After horrifying events like these, people always begin to ask themselves what...

Second languages should be mandatory

Second languages should be mandatory

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

Bonjour! Hola! Kon'nichiwa! Ciao! Do you ever wish you knew another language? And I mean more than just how to say hello in that language or count to ten. Being able to actually fluently speak in a foreign language can be very helpful in a lot of ways. First off, it looks really good on your resume. This will all...

America needs more gun control

Quinn Robison-Duff, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

America’s got a problem, and it’s something we all need to work together to fix. Gun violence is at an all-time high in a nation with some of the most lenient gun laws in the world. Columbine, Sandy Hook, Orlando and now Vegas are some of the most well-known shootings in American history and yet...

Further gun control not the answer

Kyle Zimmerman, Staff Photographer

October 8, 2017


Filed under Kyle Zimmerman, Opinion

From the horrific events of the Las Vegas shooting, comes the ever-growing talk of “gun control.” California Senator Dianne Feinstein is attempting to introduce yet another new bill that would limit an accessory you can put on your firearm. The NRA is actually backing this bill. Is it because they...

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