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Look how far you’ve come

Look how far you’ve come

Se Kwon, Opinoin Writer

March 5, 2019

The end of the school year is just around the corner and I wanted to share a little about my personal experience at UND thus far. As a freshman, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’ve heard from many people that college will be the ‘best four years of your life’, but I didn’t fully understand...

Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Writer

February 26, 2019

The future is coming. Automated cars, trucks and services will be the way. We already have self-driving cars in the works. Automated grocery services such as Amazon Go, where you can walk in and walk out without human contact, and self-check outs which are more commonly seen. “Autonomous driving...

Is going to a university worth it?

Is going to a university worth it?

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

February 26, 2019

So, what is the price of going to a university? Does anyone know the true cost? Think about it.   Statistics may vary from program to program at UND considering all the factors in tuition cost, so I’ll use my own. I owe $12,130 to the government from FAFSA and I’m two years in, which mea...

The Problem with Dining Centers

The Problem with Dining Centers

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

February 26, 2019

As freshmen, we are offered two different types of meal plans for each semester. Both meal plans are ‘unlimited’ or also known as ‘anytime’ meal plans. The first meal plan that is offered is called ‘Anytime Access Upgrade’ which consists of $150 in dining dollars and 12 bonus meals for a total ...

The Origin of Valentine’s Day

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

February 12, 2019

Oh, the joyous time of Valentine’s day. Several weeks before February 14th the stores are littered with pink, white and red, the seemingly symbolic colors of Valentine’s day. Seeing this every year has me questioning the true meaning of this yet another hallmark holiday.   This questi...

Two Different Views on Valentines Day

Two Different Views on Valentines Day

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

February 12, 2019

Valentine’s Day, also known as the day some people get spoiled with chocolates, flowers and cute Valentine’s Day cards. I am aware that not everyone gets to receive chocolates and cute gifts, but I think Valentine’s Day is actually a fabulous concept. When I think of Valentine’s Day, I automat...

The Day After

The Day After

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2019

Let me start out by saying I hate Valentines day. I hate it. I don’t get it. I never understood why people celebrate a day of love. Ew. Gross. Not me at all. But I will say that the best part about Valentine's day is the day after. The wonderful day of Feb. 15.   The day of discounted candy. How wonderful i...

Two Different Views on Valentine’s Day

Two Different Views on Valentine’s Day

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Writer

February 12, 2019

Valentine’s Day, some hate it some love it. But one thing is for sure, it does not matter. The tradition started as early as the 5th century during the Roman empire. “It's thought that as part of the celebrations, boys drew names of girls from a box. They'd be boyfriend and girlfriend during t...

Stop Making Excuses

Stop Making Excuses

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinions Writer

February 5, 2019

Stop making excuses. Every day we run into people who always have an excuse for something in life. “Oh, I just have no time, I wouldn’t even know where to start, it’s so hard to be successful at that.” Well guess what, something worth obtaining in life always has its challenges and difficulties...

College Cat Lady

College Cat Lady

Maddie TwoCrow, Opinions Writer

February 5, 2019

I’ve been in college for six semesters. I’ve spent four of them by myself, and two with a couple of cats. If I could do it all over again, I’d get the cats as soon as I could live somewhere that would allow them. My cats, Aleister and Gucci, are both rescues from Circle of Friends Humane Societ...

Parking pass problems

Parking pass problems

Se Kwon, Opinions Writer

February 5, 2019

Rumor has it that the University of North Dakota oversold their parking permits this year. UND offers certain zones that require parking permits; ‘A’ is only offered for the administrative faculty/staff, ‘S’ is offered for the student lots, ‘H’ is for on-campus housing zones such as residence...

Leaving coffee behind

Leaving coffee behind

Maddie TwoCrow, Opinions Writer

January 29, 2019

College is a stressful time with so much to do, and I’m not the only one who turns to coffee to try to be alert for class and get all my work done. 40 percent of college students are drinking coffee every day, according to a University of New Hampshire study. It’s both a college student cliche a...

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