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Choosing the major you love

Choosing the major you love

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

School has started. We are five weeks into the semester and…you hate one of your classes. Unfortunately, this class is required specifically for your major. Don’t panic; we have all been in this position. Depending on what this class is, it might be a huge game changer for you. You might start ...

Why Minnesota beats North Dakota

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

UND is a pretty great school. There’s just one big problem with it: It’s not in Minnesota. I see how that would be a problem because of the name ‘North Dakota’ but still, it would be better if we were all in Minnesota. Minnesota is definitely the best state in America, but North Dakota comes in as a ...

Hurricane Irma at table 321

Hurricane Irma at table 321

Michaela Schull, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under michaela schull, Opinion, Showcase

Today, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting a man by the name of Rusty, as well as his wife. With coasters in hand, I walked up to table 321, unaware of what the rest of the night had in store for me. Juggling two jobs (30 hours per week), 15 credits and an internship is exactly what it sounds like:...

Technology in moderation

Nick Sallen, Copy editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion

Communication technologies have transformed our way of life indefinitely. We can connect with people who we might otherwise never meet, around the world, instantly. Social media is at the forefront of activism and organization of loosely connected people. New communities are created daily to serve our...

Is climate change making hurricanes worse?

Is climate change making hurricanes worse?

Nick Sallen, Copy editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion, Showcase

Hurricane Irma is now on track now to hit the gulf side of Florida the worst. It is estimated that already over a million people are without power. More damage is expected as Irma bludgeons her way towards Tampa Bay, Fla. Irma comes right after Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston with a record downfall...

Chivalry in the time of smartphones

Michaela Schull, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under michaela schull, Opinion

Tinder. Snapchat. Instagram. Facebook. With the rise in technology and all that it can do, it is only reasonable that we utilize it - right? The question is, “Where do we draw the line?” As millennials, we are the first generation to truly grow up surrounded by advanced technology. In a 2012 survey con...

Sit down and cheer

Sit down and cheer

Diane Newberry, News Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Diane Newberry, Opinion

Potato Bowl, September 2015: I was young, wide-eyed, naive - it was my first college football game! Ok, so I didn’t care about football. And, ok, so maybe I was only there because all of my newfound college friends were going and I wanted to fit in really, really badly - but I was excited nonetheles...

From the Editor-in-Chief

Matt Eidson, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2017


Filed under Matt Eidson, Opinion

In these times of “alt-right” or “alt-left” thinking and media sources disguising themselves as “fair and balanced,” readers might find themselves thinking, “I just want the facts without the bias.” I’ve often thought this myself. I become more and more frustrated as media outlets ...

From the Editor-in-Chief

Matt Eidson, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2017


Filed under Matt Eidson, Opinion

I can still feel those chilly nights under the glaring field lights, towering over the stadium; the steam rising from the sweat-soaked hair of my teammates, their heavy breath hanging in the air before them, and my heartbeat skipping between the goal-line sprints and the third down conversions.  I c...

Investigation into possible Trump-Russia collusion not enough to warrant impeachment

Investigation into possible Trump-Russia collusion not enough to warrant impeachment

Nick Sallen, Copy editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion, Showcase

One year into the FBI’s investigation into President Donald J. Trump’s administration alleged collusion with Russia has brought to light a number of suspects, but very little concrete evidence which would warrant an impeachment. I see only two strong instances where Trump’s advisers have colluded wit...

Halting the monotony of the unusual

Brendan McCabe, Opinion Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Brendan McCabe, Opinion

Day-to-day, I do not remember much about school. I can recall a few formulas, facts and due dates, but there is nothing to really differentiate one period to the next. This monotony is what really wears on me, not the quizzes or homework. Even after a short week and a half of classes, I can feel the dul...

Sports impacts on childhood

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

There is a recent trend in society where kids are starting sports earlier and earlier. I think this is a necessary thing, but not ideal for the kids. A lot of kids start playing organized sports as early as first grade. There are many pros and cons to this early start. We’ll start with the positives. The earlie...

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