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A matter of opinion: Dislike of fall

A matter of opinion: Dislike of fall

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

September 19, 2013


Filed under Jaye Millspaugh, Opinion

As autumn nears, UND students transition from shorts and T-shirts to sweatshirts and pants in preparation to battle old man winter once again. File photo. I own six bikinis, which I paid for myself. I own one winter coat, which my mom bought for me. Guess which item I’d rather wear. I’ve lived in...

For ND towns, size does matter

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

North Dakota is, at its core, a vast, flat prairie speckled with tiny towns surrounded by country outskirts and farms run by hard-working folks bearing a typical Germans-from-Russia accent. It’s a beautiful place, and it’s a rural place. Those who hail from this subsection of the arctic are expected...

Pageant reveals true country

Sam Gaspardo, Columnist

September 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

On Sunday night, a new Miss America was crowned. The winner was Nina Duvuluri, Miss New York. Duvuluri was the first woman of Indian descent to ever win the crown. While she was still celebrating her new title, people were doing everything they could to ruin her happiness. Many people believe she...

DS View: Class

Editorial Board

September 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

While there are many professors on campus that don’t implement attendance policies, some professors insist on requiring students to be in class almost every session. We, the editorial board, are not trying to criticize professors that have attendance policies. It is understandable professors would...

Potter fans, start screaming

Sam Gaspardo, Columnist

September 16, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

J.K. Rowling is in the process of producing a new movie series about the wizarding world minus the characters of the Potter series. Photo courtesy of movingsaleblog.org. Harry Potter fans around the world received exciting news this week — J.K. Rowling is in the process of writing the screenplay for a ne...

Words and actions have real consequences

Mary Ochs, Columnist

September 16, 2013


Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion

Photo courtesy of damngrant.com I have a lot of pet peeves — I’m pretty sure we all do. But the thing that frustrates me the most is when people lack respect. It seems that some people don’t have a conscious understanding of how words and actions can hurt others. I know it’s difficult at times...

The nerd culture thrives in America

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist

September 16, 2013


Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion

Nerd culture is booming. Every couple of months, we get a new big-budget SciFi movie in theaters. “Doctor Who” has become a household show and Harry Potter has its own theme park. Nowadays, it’s cool to be a nerd. Never seen “Star Wars?” You’re an outcast. Think “The Princess Bride”...

Bigfoots: It’s time to believe

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The human race has learned to accept many things that are hard to swallow at first — the earth is indeed round, we revolve around the sun and, now, it is time to accept that bigfoot is an undeniable reality. First, the basics. You may be wondering just what this bigfoot creature is other than...

UNDerground: underutilized

Mike Rauser, Staff Writer

September 16, 2013


Filed under Mike Rauser, Opinion

What is UNDerground? If you asked some UND students, they would probably wonder the same thing. However, for many students it is a convenient site that functions similarly to Craigslist by allowing them to contact other people close by to exchange goods and services. The next question then, is...

DS View: Dry UND?

Editorial Board

September 16, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Prohibition didn’t work in the 1920s and it doesn’t work today on college campuses. We, The Dakota Student editorial board, believe the idea of a dry campus is a failed experiment. UND has been a dry campus for decades — at least, on paper. Ask any student wandering University Avenue and...

Who is watching you?

Sam Gaspardo, Columnist

September 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Internet has always been a fascinating place for people to look things up, reconnect with people, receive information, listen to music, watch movies and much more. It also is something that is ever-changing and morphing. One of the biggest problems people face with the Internet today is privacy. Over...

Keeping a long term relationship alive

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

September 12, 2013


Filed under Jaye Millspaugh, Opinion

Love. It’s a word that seems to pop up a gazillion times in nearly every Top 40 song. It’s been used to describe everything from cotton candy-flavored bubblegum to that guy I had a crush on in my Toastmasters class. Let me tell you about that guy from my Toastmasters class. I remember showing...

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