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America’s floundering education

Adam Christianson, Managing/Opinion Editor

September 5, 2013


Filed under Opinion

t is no secret today that U.S. public schools are slipping quickly behind other developed nations in every subject area. The federal government continues to throw more and more money at the Department of Education with no results. This problem is not one of funding, it is a problem of politics in public...

Make up your mind, society

Mary Ochs, Columnist

September 5, 2013


Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion

We’ve all heard about it. It blew up our Twitter feeds and provoked mocking pictures comparing a skinny butt to a raw chicken — the infamous VMA performance by one Miley Cyrus. There’s a plethora of controversy about her “not-so-appropriate” actions. It seems she is being reprimanded for...

DS View: NoDak Pride

Editorial Board

September 5, 2013


Filed under Opinion

We live in a state where the snow is white and many of the people, with their Scandinavian heritage, are even whiter. Most people in most of the rest of the country think North Dakota is a piece of Canada, a subsection of South Dakota or simply non-existent. North Dakota is a place where the towns...

MTV’s VMAs Get Freaky

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

August 29, 2013


Filed under Jaye Millspaugh, Opinion, Showcase

Most teenagers reach a point in their lives when they realize being a teenager no longer seems cool at least not as cool as being an adult. The most common reason behind this –– according to conversations I had with my friends during middle school and high school — is the freedom. Many teenagers...

A woman’s perspective on feminism

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion

I have been called a feminist since second grade when I shoved a boy at daycare for telling me I climbed rope like a girl. And ever since second grade, that word has been considered an insult. And, to be honest — until I showed up on UND’s doorstep — I believed it. I believed that “feminist”...

Advice for introverts at college, on campus

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist

August 29, 2013


Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion

The beginning of college, whether you’re a first year or a seasoned senior, can be a lot of fun. UND offers many social activities to engage the outgoing student, ranging from street dances to floor parties to the first day of classes. Yet there is one group of students who tends to feel a bit left...

Letter: Elected officials fall flat

August 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The elected officials of North Dakota are entrusted with acting in my best interests, and those of all students. This past legislative session has shown that they are not always capable of that. Being fourteen does not make my opinion any less valid than an elector’s. I cannot vote to voice my opinions,...

HOTs brave the heat

Mary Ochs, Columnist

August 29, 2013


Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion

After last semester, I was left with many questions. Did I choose to live in the right place? Will I like my classes for the fall? What organizations should I join and who are my friends going to be? These sound like problems a freshman would have, and believe me it was not a proud moment for me....

Some decisions should wait

Sam Gaspardo, Columnist

August 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The school year has finally begun. Many of you are returning and many  of you are new to the UND. No matter what year you are, many of you will get asked the same question by every new person you meet — “what’s your major? A lot of people put a huge emphasis on knowing what your major is the...

DS View: Stuff

Editorial Board

August 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion

We, the Dakota Student editorial board, were thrilled to see so many students perusing the annual Involvement Expo that took place Wednesday. Not only was it great to see such a large turn out, but it was great to see the enthusiasm they showed, their eager faces beaming as they browsed the huge variety...

Possibilities of four years at UND

Christen Furlong, Former Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2013


Filed under Opinion

In the blink of an eye, I went from stepping through the stone arches of the University of St. Thomas to walking across the stage and shaking hands with President Robert Kelley at the 2013 commencement of the University of North Dakota. In reality, that blink covered the span of four years at two diffe...

First year fears, fallacies

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Getting into college is just half of the challenge because after all the applications have been submitted and you’ve figured out what meal plan you want, then you have to get through it. And getting through your first year of college is no easy task. As a recent finisher of year one at UND, I feel q...

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