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Kids and technology

Jill Morton, Columnist

April 8, 2018

I recently visited an elementary school through a pen pal program and got to experience an hour in the life of a fourth grader. I haven’t been in a fourth-grade classroom since I was in elementary school myself and things have certainly changed since then. The biggest difference I noticed was how much...

Free time should free up your mind from dull routines

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

March 26, 2018

Imagine you just had a long week at school. Your physics test didn’t go as well as you hoped, you submitted your assignment at the last minute and are now mentally and physically exhausted. On Saturday afternoon, you just want to unwind at home. A couple of activities come to mind, but what...

Why you should immerse yourself abroad

Why you should immerse yourself abroad

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Columnist

March 26, 2018

Experiencing different cultures around the world is a must in life. It opens yours eyes to perspectives and ideals that you may never have thought of. Growing up, you get to see and study the world through textbooks and class but are not often given an opportunity to visit a country vastly different...

Think you’re tough? Try hot yoga

Think you’re tough? Try hot yoga

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

March 26, 2018

When the door of the studio opens, one is immediately greeted with a blast of bass-heavy pop music and warm, humid air that smells faintly of essential oils. The tops of the mirrored walls surrounding the room have a slight fog near the top. Yoga mats fill the room, each one only a few feet from the...

The rise of the athletainers

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

March 4, 2018

Running the fast break, he gets the ball on the left wing. After taking one hard dribble to the basket, he fakes to the left, steps to the right and goes up for the left-handed layup. The sharp sound of the whistle pierces the air as Quavo is fouled. “Quavo with a nice Eurostep, and one!” proclaimed...

Arming teachers is not the solution

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Columnist

March 4, 2018

With the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 21, returns the never-ending debate of gun control in the United States. In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, President Trump broached the idea of a more direct solution to the problem: arming teachers...

Autonomous vehicles are just what society needs

Autonomous vehicles are just what society needs

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

March 4, 2018

Picture this: Your alarm clock goes off at 6 a.m. You jolt out of bed and rush to get ready and out the door, still barely awake. You jump into your car, where you recline your seat and resume your night’s sleep on the way to work. Today, self-driving cars make this our reality. How cool would it be...

Letter to the editor

Anna Kinney, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018

Writing is hard. It’s time consuming and labor intensive and most of the time, it’s lonely and isolating work. But the ability to write - and write well - is one of the most fundamental skills for those entering the workforce. Alumni regularly identify the ability to write well as one of the most...

Female power in “Black Panther”

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

February 26, 2018

The film “Black Panther” premiered in theaters just a week ago and has since dominated the box office and the hearts of fans everywhere. In this Marvel superhero movie, a king moonlights as the Black Panther and fights crime primarily in his home country of Wakanda.  The movie broke tons of records,  such as having the fifth highe...

The power of the mind prevails

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Columnist

February 26, 2018

Negative thoughts are a waste of space, as they do nothing but bring down your energy and cause you to dwell on things that are simply out of your control. Having negative thoughts decreases your motivation and will cause you to just want to lie in bed all day and not do anything. We are what we think...

One year later

One year later

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

Are students to blame for misconduct, or is an institution to blame for refusing punishment?  In fall 2016, social media was the focus of the University of North Dakota after two racist incidents occurred on Snapchat.  The first was when a group of white students took a black female student’...

Letter to the editor

Morgan Nunberg, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018

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,...

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