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UND Makes it hard to go green

Stephanie Hollman, Opinion Editor

January 28, 2018


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The University of North Dakota is well-known for a lot of things: ts championship winning hockey team, its ranking as being one of the coldest college campuses in the United States, and of course, its superior aviation program.  Sustainability and recycling, unfortunately, is not one of them.  I‘m  probably particularly tough on this school (as well as on the city of Grand Forks...

A league of their own: why I’m rooting for the XFL

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


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Just last week, WWE head honcho Vince McMahon announced that his selling of $100 million in WWE shares is being put towards the restart of the short-lived XFL.  When this news broke, a revolution in the football industry began and football fans will look back on this time and remember it as when football regained its glory days.  While I don’t think the XFL will bring down the NFL, nor do I think the XFL will even last very long, it i...

The reality of Instagram

The reality of Instagram

Stephanie Hollman, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Stephanie Hollman

“God, your life looks so cool.” I received this Instagram comment from one of my old high school friends on a photo that I took this past summer of my cousins ascending the summit of El Capitan, the daunting, 7,569-foot monolith on the north side of Yosemite National Park.  As an amateur photogr...

The decline of ESPN

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Writer

January 23, 2018


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These days, it seems that everyone has an opinion about the current state of the media. Ever since last year’s presidential election, news media has received a lot of flak for being biased, publishing “fake news” and sensationalizing stories in an effort to retain viewership. These are complex...

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


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion, Showcase

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...

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