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Synchronized passion

Synchronized passion

Stephanie Hollman, Staff writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Stephanie Hollman

On Thursday, Sept. 14, nine hopeful girls spent their evening at the Olympic Arena in the Ralph Engelstad Arena, showing their moves on the ice in the hopes of securing a spot on Team North Dakota, a collegiate synchronized figure skating team. Team North Dakota was the creation of Mallory Olson, a l...

Mirror mirror on the wall

Mirror mirror on the wall

Jill Morton, Staff writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion, Showcase

Every little girl grows up watching Disney movies and seeing the beautiful princesses in their gorgeous dresses. And then every girl starts dressing up and wanting to be beautiful just like their favorite princess. These are just some of the early messages that young girls see about how important physic...

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...

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