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Class participation

John Volkert

March 31, 2017


Filed under Contributing Writer, Opinion

John Volkert Contributing writer Raising questions in class has become a lost art in schools these days.  As each year moves on, less and less students volunteer their opinions and answers to the rest of the class.  This occurs in both lecture and interactive class settings.  The 21st century h...

An entertaining approach to news

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

I regularly write about politics after I spend time watching Fox News. I’ll be honest to those who read my articles about my political affiliation, if that hasn’t been obvious in my previous pieces. I am a Republican, and I regularly watch Fox News. I find an inspiring story, and a lot of times ...

Food for thought

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

I am nearing the end of my first year living in a dorm. I have my own suite so I am definitely among the very lucky few who are able to live alone. Along with dorm life comes the decision of which food plan to get. I was very grateful when my parents purchased me an unlimited meal plan and was ready to use...

Parks and Rec in retrospect

Parks and Rec in retrospect

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion, Showcase

Last week, an article came up on my Facebook which announced which TV series and movies will be leaving Netflix by July. My favorite TV shows are usually safe, while those I’m not interested in are usually the ones to go. To my disappointment, Parks and Recreation was included on that list. Instant...

Bash & Pop

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Cameron Campbell, Opinion

In the early 1980s, a legendary punk band was born in Minneapolis, MN, known as The Replacements. The lineup consisted of Chris Mars on drums, Paul Westerberg on lead vocals and guitar, and two brothers. Bob Stinson who played guitar and his younger brother Tommy Stinson on bass. During their rise, ...

Farewell to the vampires

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

In 2005, author Stephenie Meyer published a novel that ushered in the trend of vampire love stories. “Twilight” started a phenomenon that captivated mainstream media for a number of years that followed.  I didn’t know at the time, but the book encouraged me to read because I wanted to, not because...

Freedom of speech

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Like many conservatives, I firmly believe in a person’s fundamental right to free speech. It’s what allows citizens to defy authority and question government actions. Freedom of speech is inherently engrained in our society. It allows us the opportunity to protest and criticize those in power. Defamation...

Constitutional Carry in N.D.

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

Gun rights activists rejoiced as the North Dakota Legislature became the 9th state to pass what has been dubbed “constitutional carry” in the latest push for what they claim allows for the full expression of our constitutional rights specifically in regards to our Second Amendment. While it’s important...

Wellness rocks St. Patrick’s Day

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under #dakotastudent, Cameron Campbell, Opinion

As night fell on the 17th of March in Minneapolis, thousands of locals took to the city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. However, about two hundred people decided to do something a little more out of the box, rather than just going to their favorite bar. These 200 some people crammed into the legendary...

Women in policing

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017


Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

Until recently, I have wanted to become an officer of the law, and I am a woman. My passion has always been to help people in any way I can. I’ve wanted to become a police officer for a while now, and a huge inspiration behind that drive is my godfather. He’s been an officer for 38 years now....

Amazing Grains co-op

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

Imagine a world where the customers were the owners. A world where the profits were distributed to those who shopped there. A world where you had a direct vote on the development of the businesses you patronized, and received a share of the profits at the end of each fiscal year, without the need to...

Best three albums of 2016

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017


Filed under Cameron Campbell, Cameron's Corner, Opinion

Every year, my family and friends all email each other and pick their top 10 albums of the year. I wanted to take a crack at this as well, however I will keep it short, as I choose and explain my reasoning behind my top three favorite albums of 2016. Number Three - Green Day: Revolution Radio As unusua...

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