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Syrian civil war history

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As many of you have heard, President Trump has decided it is now appropriate to launch missiles at Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian forces, yet another intervention by the United States in what is best categorized as a brutal civil war, and as a result we need to talk about Syria. The forces of al-Assad repre...

The Strokes: Is This It

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under Cameron Campbell, Opinion

In 2001, the band The Strokes released arguably the best and most important alternative rock albums of the 2000s. It’s clean yet punk vibe changed the face of music. Much like how The Clash rewrote punk, Nirvana rewrote grunge and The Beatles rewrote rock. This album is flawless all the way through. ...

Netflix original stuns viewers

Netflix original stuns viewers

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion, Showcase

It’s always exciting to see one of your favorite books turn into a movie or a TV show. I fortunately had this experience happen on Friday, Mar. 31. “13 Reasons Why,” a book published in 2007 by Jay Asher was adapted into a TV series by Netflix. It is Netflix’s newest must see series. Back in 2007...

The nuclear option

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

We are inching closer to the confirmation hearing of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and I’m really disappointed the Senate Democrats insist on making this process difficult. He’s a federal judge who is highly qualified for the position he is waiting to be confirmed for. Back in February,...

Flag burning; right to free speech

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

When President Trump was still president elect, in November 2016, he tweeted, “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag — if they do, there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Criminalizing the burning of the American flag has been a topic of controversy...

Letter to the Editor – Response to “A night in Africa”

April 7, 2017


Filed under LTE, Opinion

On April 4th 2017, the Dakota Student published a review of African Night, a cultural event which had taken place three days prior. In this article, African Night was displayed in a less than accurate. This is my attempt at a response to the piece. My first of many problems with this article was the...

Building success with grit

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

For the majority of people, success may seem elusive and difficult to understand exactly how to achieve. There are celebrities, politicians and CEOs who have talked about their journey to success in their chosen career path, but no two stories seem to be exactly the same. It may be because people react...

Good news for N.D. finances

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As many of you might have heard, we have appeared to finally have some good news in regards to the budget crisis that has been facing North Dakota. Oil commodity prices have finally stabilized above $50 per barrel for a period of at least one quarter. Furthermore, with President Trump’s approval of...

Ivanka Trump’s role in D.C.

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

Last Wednesday, President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump said that she will be taking a formal position in the White House without pay, but will be subjected to federal ethics rules. Her official title is going to be assistant to the president. But of course, mainstream media feels the need to lay on...

Great night at Green Day

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Cameron Campbell, Opinion

On April 1, the legendary rock band Green Day rolled into St. Paul, Minn. to their sold out show at the Excel Energy Center. The band was touring their new album “Revolution Radio,” which since its release has been a commercial success. Over the course of the tour, Green Day has had many bands ope...

Defunding women’s rights

March 31, 2017


Filed under Contributing Writer, Opinion

Allison Starnes Contributing Writer President Donald J. Trump. Who would have thought those words would ever be put together to form a title. Within his first week of presidency some of my worst fears have begun to come true. I have grown up being a very liberal and accepting individual, with stro...

Chess Club

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

Every now and then, I find a club which deserves to do better. One that is a legitimate joy on our campus, yet so few know about. In this story, I will be talking about one such club, the UND Chess Club. What first amazed me about the chess club was its commitment to community outreach. Despite only ha...

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