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Death by baseball

Matt Eidson, News Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Matt Eidson, Opinion

Carl Mays stood on the pitcher’s mound at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, N.Y., working his way through the fifth inning of a soon-to-be infamous baseball game on Aug. 16, 1920. At the plate was Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman, a batter known to crowd the plate: a habit that would prove cos...

President Trump’s media ban

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

President Donald Trump recently held a restricted press briefing which excluded CNN, the New York Times, L.A. Times, Buzzfeed and Politico. News outlets treat this as an act of war against the first amendment, claiming that this marks the first time in American history that a president has impeded o...

After the garbage settles

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

The protesters have finally abandoned the “Sacred Stone Camp,” and the state has been moving down on the camp to clean up the tattered remains of thousands of protesters over the past six months. It’s time to have a post-mortem discussion of what has and will happen, both with the pipeline and the...

Can I give you a Lyft?

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As of this weekend, we could finally have a solution to the issue of downtown transportation in Grand Forks. Lyft, a ride-sharing company, has officially begun operations in the city starting Feb. 23. I believe this is a net positive for the city, and I feel it is important to discuss both the history of...

White puzzle pieces

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Liz Kacher, Opinion

Should white privilege awareness merit its  own month for recognition for the nation as a whole? A small college in Pennsylvania pioneered a new way to recognize racial differences. My natural curiosity about politics and race relations led me to find out about a campaign launched by the Elizabethto...

Truth and Reconciliation #8

Michael Schwartz and Sashay Schettler

February 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

How about a Powwow as a step toward inclusiveness? What does inclusiveness mean to you? Perhaps it is being accepted and respected regardless of culture or beliefs. However you visualize inclusiveness you can probably think back to a time when you felt included and the happiness associated with it....

The Menzingers Review

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Cameron Campbell, Opinion, Uncategorized

Where do you go after your twenties are over — when the adolescence fades and you’re stuck managing the pressures of adulthood while holding onto the last breath of your youth? The Menzingers are a band that tries to tackle that very question as the underscoring theme of their new album. The Menzi...

Truth and Reconciliation

Emily Falcon and Jake Aden

February 24, 2017


Filed under Contributing Writer, Opinion

As the Truth and Reconciliation series of articles continues, we look at reconciling past and present concerns. The University of North Dakota draws most of its students from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, all states with a large population of American Indians. In North and South Dakota,...

Born to Run or Born in the USA

Cameron Campbell, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Cameron Campbell, Cameron's Corner, Opinion

When it comes to  Bruce Springsteen, most people love the wide variety he has laid out over the years. However, the question that divides most fans is “Born to Run” or “Born in the USA?” The two albums were monumental in both Springsteen’s career and Rock ‘n’ Roll history. Each one...

Presidents golfing rather than governing

Dave owen, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

President Donald Trump and his apparent propensity for golfing rather than spending time on the job has been in the news lately. Sadly, such activities for a president are not unprecedented or unexpected, but rather seem to show Trump adapting the Washington status quo rather than being accountable and...

Student Loan Forgiveness

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Throughout his campaign President Donald Trump vaguely mentioned plans on reforming the student loan forgiveness program. Since he took office, there has yet to be any headway in this area but one can surmise that whatever plan Obama had in place will most likely be dismantled. Right now, there are...

House bill proposes welfare drug tests

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

February 18, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

North Dakota legislators in the house have continued this cycle to be at odds with the North Dakota state senate, oftentimes passing laws which narrowly failed in the Senate by spectacular margins in the house. This week, yet another such law passed 77-12. This law was long heralded by the political ...

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