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Cold weather blues

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


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“The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is, so delightful.” This line from the famous Christmas song, “Let it Snow,” was composed over 70 years ago but still resonates with me today. Going outside into the cold is very difficult in these winter months. North Dakota has some of the...

The problem with modern education

The problem with modern education

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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The modern education system, designed to help kids create a future for themselves, is ultimately failing to do so. The system that we know today has changed very little since schooling became available to the masses during the 18th and 19th centuries. It was the rise of the industrial revolution and...

Rethinking the college experience

Rethinking the college experience

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


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The fall semester is ending at a rapid pace. Students are scrambling to finish papers, complete projects and attempting to start studying for their finals. As I sit trying to organize my week, my to do lists for homework is growing at a baffling rate. I am a senior this year, and will graduating (hopefully) in t...

The NFL has not gone soft

The NFL has not gone soft

Nick Sallen, Copy editor

November 15, 2017


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Player safety is a top priority for the NFL. In the early 1900’s, football players looked more like rugby players wearing little to no chest protection and no helmet. The league has continuously taken steps to ensure safety to its participants, including making changes and enhancements to game safety...

Letter to the editor

Jordan Meyer

November 15, 2017


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I experienced Career Services present to one of my classes this semester on professionalism and professional dress, and was very disappointed in the lack of progressive thought and awareness on their part. The main points stressed the importance of rigid, sexist, classist, old fashioned work norms that...

North Dakota doesn’t know how to plow

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

Only a couple of weeks ago, we had our first dusting of snow for the year. The entire campus became covered in a thick blanket of white. The worst part of winter is the snow never gets properly cleaned up. It stays on the roads, sidewalks and parking lots until spring. That is not okay. I am from...

Love for the mountains

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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There is only one place with gorgeous smiles and friendly faces all year long, with people ecstatic to be alive; the mountains. Mountains are beautiful, breathtaking and offer unlimited access to the outdoors all year long. They truly are one of the best places to live. Almost anything is possible...

Rating your professors

Rating your professors

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

The fall semester is coming quickly to a close and registration for spring semester is here. As students gear up to register for the next semester, discussion begins with opinions on professors. For many students the general consensus on professors will dictate whether or not they will be registering...

Time for some driving lessons

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

Grand Forks drivers are just God awful. They are too slow. Drivers around here don’t know how to handle any kind of traffic and they stop for pedestrians. Driving here can be just as frustrating as driving in a big city. I’m from Chicago and the biggest culture shock has to be the ludicrous driving...

A veteran’s take on kneeling for the anthem

A veteran’s take on kneeling for the anthem

Glen Able, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2017


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I’m a black Navy veteran and I believe in peaceful protest. Somewhere along the way it appears we have lost respect for people who choose to protest peacefully. The media has flooded the nation with the demonstrations that are violent and unacceptable. However, when people choose to protest in a p...

Human and sex trafficking on the home front

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

On Oct. 20, 2017, the UND Law School hosted a panel discussing the crisis of human trafficking in the United States, specifically in the North Dakota area. Mediating the panel was John Clark, former President of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC); sitting on the panel was...

Gluten Intolerance not just a fad

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

More and more people seem to be saying they’re gluten intolerant. Some people say it’s just a fad; just because people are more aware of it, they automatically think their bodies don’t do well with gluten. I disagree. It’s really difficult and not at all fun to try to eat gluten free. I’ve...

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