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What it takes to party exceptionally

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

September 27, 2013


Filed under Jaye Millspaugh, Opinion

I love a great college party. Few things get me more pumped up at 10 p.m. than throwing on a skin-tight minidress and my brightest lipstick before heading out for a night of drunken dancing until bar-close. I go to a bar or house party at least every other weekend and I was a regular patron...

DS View: LGBTQA

Editorial Board

September 27, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Recently in Grand Forks, the City Council Finance and Development Committee passed a vote of support for housing equality, sending the proposed law to the full council. If passed, the law will ban any housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. When it comes to deciding...

Grammar’s place in school

Grammar’s place in school

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist

September 23, 2013


Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion, Showcase

This picture shows the importance that some professors and student put on grammar. Photo courtesy of zazzle.com. I like grammar. I’m not saying I’m a grammar-Nazi, but I enjoy learning about the theories behind modern grammar. Essentially, I like learning about the way we use words and why...

UND buildings in need of serious renovation

Adam Christianson, Managing/Opinion Editor

September 23, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Caregie hall is one of many buildings on campus with beautifully designed exteriors but with severely antiquated interiors. File photo.  A short time ago, the university began tearing down the old Ralph stadium in order to make room for a new, multimillion dollar sports and training complex. The scale of...

Finding inner peace leads to satisfaction

Mary Ochs, Columnist

September 23, 2013


Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion

I can’t stand how many reports about shootings, murders and rapes have been in the news lately. It seems whether I’m watching TV, reading online or opening up a paper, there is a headline staring at me reporting some heinous crime. It makes me so sad and, frankly, a little sick. I’m not naive;...

Parents: love or hate them, they’re here to stay

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Let’s talk about parents. They’re the kind of people that fall into that ever-annoying can’t-live-with-them-can’t-live-without-them (especially since they cared for you when you were just an awful, smelly ball of flesh with limbs that couldn’t survive for 48 hours without some kind of attention)...

Sometimes it’s very hard to speak out

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

September 23, 2013


Filed under Jaye Millspaugh, Opinion

One of the biggest compliments someone could ever give me would be “you have a beautiful voice.” No one has ever told me that though, and I doubt anyone ever will unless it’s in the form of fake sympathy. I have a lisp. It’s as annoying to deal with, as you can imagine. I’ll admit I hate...

DS View: Opportunities

Editorial Board

September 23, 2013


Filed under Opinion

For college students, it’s all too easy to hole yourself up in a darkened dorm room with bags of processed food, a couple of 12-packs of Redbull and “Arrested Development” on Netflix. Don’t. This campus — the beautiful, wonderful, cold, breezy UND campus — is home to so much more than...

A matter of opinion: Love of fall

A matter of opinion: Love of fall

Mary Ochs, Columnist

September 19, 2013


Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion, Showcase

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. Picture yourself curled up on the couch with a pumpkin spice latte watching a movie with a cuddle buddy. Or imagine you and a friend taking a walk t...

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...

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