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‘Breaking Bad’ is more than Cranston’s show

‘Breaking Bad’ is more than Cranston’s show

Mike Rauser, Columnist

October 17, 2013


Filed under Mike Rauser, Opinion

Bryan Cranston (right) and Aaron Paul (left) star in “Breaking Bad,” which aired its series finale this October. Photo courtesy alphacoders.com. By now, there are two different types of people watching TV. Those who have seen the amazingly well-made drama “Breaking Bad,” and those who have...

DUIs need larger fine

DUIs need larger fine

Micah Dewey, Columnist

October 17, 2013


Filed under Micah Dewey, Opinion

Photo courtesy Say Anything Blog. This is a college campus. As students, we have many choices to make during our time here at the university. The easiest of all should be this: Do not ever, for any reason, drive if you’re intoxicated. It all comes down to personal responsibility. If you find...

Flu shots should accompany winter

Mary Ochs, Columnist

October 17, 2013


Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion

We can feel it in our bones and smell it in the air — wintertime is just around the corner. And as residents of the Midwest, we know what that means — flu season. According to mayoclinic.com, Influenza, or the “flu,” is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system. This means your...

DS View: Shutdown

Editorial Board

October 17, 2013


Filed under Opinion

More than two weeks after the federal government was shut down, students are feeling the consequences. In Grand Forks, the Community Violence Intervention Center, bolstered by federal government funding, is struggling to pay its employees under the stresses of reduced resources. CVIC has been helping...

Letter to the editor: Conferences

October 17, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Last month, I attended the American Chemical Society National Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. It was a great experience, and I would like to encourage my fellow students to seek out similar conferences in their fields of study and to look into UND’s programs that provide travel assistance. At the...

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 ...

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