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Further gun control not the answer

Kyle Zimmerman, Staff Photographer

October 8, 2017


Filed under Kyle Zimmerman, Opinion

From the horrific events of the Las Vegas shooting, comes the ever-growing talk of “gun control.” California Senator Dianne Feinstein is attempting to introduce yet another new bill that would limit an accessory you can put on your firearm. The NRA is actually backing this bill. Is it because they...

Political change necessary for America

Political change necessary for America

Nick Sallen, Copy Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion

Partisanship, political donations, poor leadership and a lack of transparency riddle the United States government, and I fear the lack of stability among our nation’s leaders could spoil the economic and social progress we’ve made in the last decade. The first mistake we made as a country was...

The necessity of sleep to college students

The necessity of sleep to college students

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion, Showcase

How often do you wake up wanting more than anything to throw your alarm clock across the room and crawl back under your warm blankets? Turns out, a lot of people feel this way most mornings. An article in the Huffington Post noted one in three Americans are getting less than the necessary amount need...

No protests in football, No Trump in football

No protests in football, No Trump in football

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

Religious freedom and peaceful protest is protected under the Constitution, so why would these players get reprimanded? To kneel, to stand or to not participate are the current options for our nation's professional athletes during the national anthem.  A tremendous amount of heated debate has been sparked due to this ...

In solidarity with Puerto Rico

In solidarity with Puerto Rico

Nick Sallen, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion

Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico and other U.S. Virgin Islands with high winds and massive flooding. The hurricane has left the island without power by flooding streets, damaging buildings, plummeting telecommunication poles and knocking out power lines for the next few months. 62 civili...

Money can’t buy happiness

Money can’t buy happiness

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

I think there’s a huge difference between fleeting happiness and true underlying joy. Some people group these together as the same thing, but that’s not quite right. Happiness can come and go willy nilly, but the underlying joy of a person is more constant. To explain my point, I will use some...

New century chivalry

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

Does your dream man actually wear shiny armor and slay dragons? Probably not, but I’d be willing to bet you want him to be chivalrous even if he isn’t a medieval knight. The concept of chivalry first began back in the eleventh century. It had to do with knighthood, saving damsels in distress,...

Taking down offensive history

Taking down offensive history

Nick Sallen, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion, Showcase

The Civil War wasn't merely about slavery, but preserving the United States as a country. The idea and possibility of taking confederate statues down was never a problem before. But why has it become an issue now? Why do people all of a sudden have a problem with history? What happened, happened....

Letter to the editor

Vince Azzarello, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under ND, Opinion

This is a fun response to the opinion article written by Jill Morton, found on the Dakota Student website published on September 15, 2017. Jill, Good morning to you.  My name is Vince Azzarello, and I’m the Marketing Director for the North Dakota State Fair.  A Google Alert for “State Fair” pointed me towards your a...

Suicide prevention

Suicide prevention

Aimee Coons, Opinion Writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

As college students, we come up against countless challenges. To list the number of challenges a student might encounter during their time at UND is unfathomable. I transferred to UND in the fall semester of 2016. I had taken a few years off of school to travel, gain some work experience and finalize...

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...

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