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Letter to the editor

Morgan Nunberg, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under LTE, Opinion

The letter of the day is the letter “A.”  Here are a few words that begin with the letter “A”: Anastasia Lip Stain (my favorite shade is “Craft”), animal cruelty (a possible, unfortunate result of makeup production), and androcentrism, a term coined by American psychologist Sandra Lipsitz Bem. Androcentrism,...

Grand Forks isn’t diverse, but it can be

Grand Forks isn’t diverse, but it can be

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

February 26, 2018


Filed under Bilal Suleiman, Opinion

The term “diversity” literally means variety, or a range of different things. In this sense, the Grand Forks community is quite diverse. Our population includes everyone from Native Americans to those with descendants from Europe and Southeast Asia. The multitude of courses offered at the University...

Critics of the #MeToo movement lack insight

Stephanie Hollman, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When the New York Times published an exposé revealing decades of sexual harassment accusations against media-mogul Harvey Weinstein, the floodgates opened.  The report detailed firsthand accounts of varying degrees of harassment of all types of women in the industry: from high-power actresses to th...

Letter to the editor in response to ‘Birth Controlled’

Brittany Borgen, Letter to the Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As a twenty-four year old student and daughter of a University of North Dakota (UND) employee, my contraception has never been covered under my mother’s health insurance. For the past two years, I have spent $40 a month on contraception. Some quick math tells me that I have paid a total of $960 on...

In Defense of North Dakota

In Defense of North Dakota

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

February 11, 2018


Filed under Bilal Suleiman, Dakota Student, North Dakota, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

  As a son of North Dakota, it irks me to hear my fellow university students trash our great state. Maybe its because it’s the only place I have ever lived in, but I don’t think it’s bad to live here as some make it out to be. Obviously, it’s not the most exciting place in the world....

The US Prison System Needs Reform

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Columnist

February 11, 2018


Filed under Dakota Student, Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Uncategorized

Prisons are supposed to serve four major purposes: rehabilitation, deterrence, retribution and incapacitation. If designed effectively, they can create a stable, law-abiding society that prevents disorder. Prisons are a way to deter people from making choices that society has deemed to be unacceptable...

Overhyped, why I hate the Super Bowl

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

February 11, 2018


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

For those of you who live under a rock, the biggest football game of the year was played just last week in Minneapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles had a 41-33 victory over The New England Patriot. Personally, I have never been a huge football fan. My parents never watched the games on ESPN and my brother...

Whoa, what happened to your leg

Stephanie Hollman, Opinion Editor

February 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Stephanie Hollman

As careful as I was hiking down a steep descent on a mountain, all it took was a wrongly misplaced step to trip and fall on the rocky surface. To my horror, pain shot up through my entire left leg after I realized that while my body fell back-first onto my Camelbak, my foot remained wedged between tw...

Before becoming a profession, learn to teach

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

February 4, 2018


Filed under Bilal Suleiman, Opinion

The way we prepare professors for life in the classroom is woefully inadequate. We can’t expect someone who studied in a lab for eight years, looking at petri dishes and memorizing formulas, to get that piece of paper that says “Ph.D.” and magically become a skilled teacher. That is unreasonab...

Athletes are celebrities

Athletes are celebrities

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

February 4, 2018


Filed under jill morton, Opinion, Showcase

North Dakota is a great state in many ways, but for sports fans the state disappoints because of the lack of professional sports. We don’t have the opportunity to get disappointed year after year about not making it to the Super Bowl, like our neighbors to the East. Sorry to all the Vikings fans o...

More than a pretty face

More than a pretty face

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

January 28, 2018


Filed under Bilal Suleiman, Opinion, Showcase

I don’t know much about makeup. I’ve never bought any, nor have I ever used any. Everything I know about makeup comes from what girls have told me and from my own experience watching girls put on makeup.   The feminine ritual of spending tens and even hundreds of dollars on cosmetics that they painstakingly apply ea...

Big Sky to Summit

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

January 28, 2018


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

As a collegiate athlete, I spend a lot of time traveling. We are sometimes gone every other week for five days at a time and being on the road for so long puts a lot of strain on a student. The early morning wake-ups to catch flights, the long drives between conference games and the odd meal schedules...

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