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UND makes good first impression

UND makes good first impression

Micah Dewey, Columnist

October 14, 2013


Filed under Micah Dewey, Opinion, Showcase

A map detailing the author’s moves around North America — a journey that ended in Grand Forks at UND. Photo courtesy of Mapquest. One of my first memories is of my family’s move from British Columbia to Redding, California. I went to a small private Christian school there for a few years, a...

Liz Lemon (30) rocks

Liz Lemon (30) rocks

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Liz Lemon, played by Tina Fey on NBC’s “30 Rock,” provides laughs and life advice. Photo courtesy Fan Pop. This weekend, I completed one of my many life goals: Viewing (with mixed feelings) the series finale of “30 Rock.” After walking around my apartment wearing night spanx and cons...

Netflix’s addictive qualities cause angst

Mike Rauser, Columnist

October 14, 2013


Filed under Mike Rauser, Opinion

When asked to describe myself, the first thing that always springs to my mind is, “I watch way more TV than any one person should.” Not, “I’m a DJ” or “I write for the student newspaper” or “I’m a published author” or “I taught myself myself how to play piano by ear,” or even...

Facebook helps keep up with friends, foes

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist

October 14, 2013


Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion

Ah, Facebook: The Internet’s way of keeping tabs on the people you don’t like without them knowing. I am incredibly guilty of this, and I am sure you are, too. Now, just because I have you as a Facebook friend doesn’t mean I dislike you. Most of the people I have on my friends list are people...

2 Chainz can’t compare to Springsteen

Mary Ochs, Columnist

October 14, 2013


Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion

Though the stories in songs have changed throughout time, the reason people listen to music has not. Through the invention of different technologies, music has evolved tremendously. It has become more complex in its production and presentation, but far more shallow in its message and meaning. Compare...

DS View: Acceptance

Editorial Board

October 14, 2013


Filed under Opinion

During UND’s Homecoming celebrations last week, some members of the UND community celebrated another event focused on reflection — National Coming Out Week. This year was the 25th National Coming Out Week — the 25th year people have stood up and said, “We refuse to be anyone other than who...

Remembering a lost friend

Remembering a lost friend

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Will Beaton

UND’s Clothesline Project, which ends today at noon, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The project comemmorates the stories of victims of familial abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Photo by Will Beaton/ The Dakota Student. Upstairs in the Memorial Union, right now, UND’s Clothesline Project ...

Play talks school traumas

Play talks school traumas

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist

October 10, 2013


Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion

“Dog Sees God” runs at the Fire Hall Theatre on Oct. 11, 12, 18 and 19. Photo courtesy Production Ottawa. For the past few weeks, I have been lucky enough to be a part of a wonderful group of people. I have spent many hours a day working with them and becoming friends. We are, in a way, family. ...

Humor is a virtue

Mike Rauser, Columnist

October 10, 2013


Filed under Mike Rauser, Opinion

They say laughter is the best medicine. Well, they’re wrong  —medicine is the best medicine. If you broke your leg in three different places and the bone is sticking out of your skin, an Abbot and Costello routine probably wouldn’t help much. However, there are numerous medical benefits to...

Letter to the editor: Partying Exceptionally

October 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The last few weeks have been full of fascinating news. Pakistani teen Malala Yousafazi, who is a strong contender for the Nobel Peace Prize, is being threatened by the Taliban if she continues to work on exposing the plight of schoolgirls in Pakistan. The United States is halting military aid to Egypt...

DS View: Funds

Editorial Board

October 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

This year, there have been some significant changes in the structure of the student fee allocation committee. We, The Dakota Student editorial board, believe these changes have the potential to improve student life on campus if they are used correctly. For those who do not know, the student fee allocation...

Not all violence is equal

Not all violence is equal

Mike Rauser, Columnist

October 7, 2013


Filed under Mike Rauser, Opinion, Showcase

“Grand Theft Auto V” features three protagonist characters that cause havoc in a fictionalized Los Angeles-esque metropolis. Image courtesy The Vine.  There has been a great deal of controversy in the last couple of years over excessive violence in video games, the most recent example being ...

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