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Government shutdown

Mike Rauser, Columnist

October 4, 2013


Filed under Mike Rauser, Opinion

Mark Twain once said “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” That pretty much sums up my opinion on congress and the current government shutdown. For those who aren’t as familiar with the situation, the federal government has shut down. Wha...

Letter to the editor: Partying exceptionally

October 4, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Recently an opinion piece was published in The Dakota Student titled, “What it takes to party exceptionally.” Originally, I was so angered and offended by the article that I fully intended to write a letter berating the author for the lack of journalistic integrity her work portrayed, and how negatively...

Letter to the editor: UND football

October 4, 2013


Filed under Opinion

It is quite evident that the football coach does not have the ability to recruit, establish and coach a football team that can compete at a Division 1 level. It is time for him and his staff to go. If the University is genuinely serious at competing at this level in football a change must be made and...

DS View: Voice

Editorial Board

October 4, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Last week, The Dakota Student ran an opinion section that covered sex, drinking, partying and more, yet for some reason, people who have no problem talking about such things in person didn’t take so kindly to the conversation when it was put it in print. We’re college students. Every day is a long...

Facebook is on the way out

Facebook is on the way out

Mary Ochs, Columnist

September 30, 2013


Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion, Showcase

Popular social media companies like Facebook and Twitter are continuing to battle it out for ultimate supremacy. Photo courtesy of MarquetteJournal.org. Trends come and go — from bell bottoms to high-waisted shorts and crop tops. Now we are even seeing the subtle switch in trends from Facebook to Twitt...

Students must learn to budget for the future

Students must learn to budget for the future

Mike Rauser, Columnist

September 30, 2013


Filed under Mike Rauser, Opinion

Learning how to manage money is essential for students to keep out of trouble. Photo courtesy of thegraphicsfairy.com. Being a broke college student is considered a cliché by now, but it’s a situation more and more students are finding themselves in. Obviously, the financial situation of a col...

Women objectified in today’s society

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist

September 30, 2013


Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion

I have stopped walking around at night by myself. I used to walk everywhere, especially when I had something on my mind. It was perfect for thinking and discovering the city at night. The trails that I knew well by day seemed entirely new in the dark. I miss doing that. Now, fear keeps me home. Nothing...

Letter to the editor: Long-term relationships

September 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

There was an article written in the Dakota Student a couple weeks ago, in the Sept. 12 edition, on making relationships last, entitled, “Keeping a Long-Term Relationship Alive.” The writer was onto something, but the ideas need some refinement, especially in the point of view she was seeing relationships...

Letter to the editor: Contradictory ethics in anti-discrimination law

September 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

In order to eliminate bias susceptibility, it is important for me to state that I am homosexual, atheist and a tenant in an apartment complex. The city is going to decide this week on a bill that bans housing discrimination as a result of sexual orientation. I will attempt to show the moral wrongness...

Letter to the editor: Have you heard about Mary Jane?

September 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

She’s not exactly the new girl in town, but over the years, she certainly has managed to garner quite a name for herself. Recently, it appears that new laws are making it sound like Mary Jane (which, by the way, is one of the numerous nicknames of the drug marijuana, in case you didn’t know),...

DS View: Drinking

Editorial Board

September 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Point blank: If you drive drunk, you’re an idiot. You’re an idiot because everybody and their mom — ahem, Mothers Against Drunk Driving — is raising awareness about the dangers of getting behind the wheel with booze on your breath. You’re an idiot because buzzed driving and drunk driving...

Swearing is awesome

Swearing is awesome

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist

September 27, 2013


Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion, Showcase

Swearing is more about the meaning behind words rather than the words themselves. Photo courtesy of mirror.co.uk. I have a dirty little secret. I’m a bit ashamed of this, though I don’t feel I should be. It can be hard to admit, because I usually try to hide it from the people I know i...

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