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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 ...

Smartphones are helpful, necessary

Smartphones are helpful, necessary

Mary Ochs, Columnist

October 7, 2013


Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion

Image courtesy Andertoons.  I can remember the day I got my first cell phone. Let me take you on a quick flashback so I can relish in this glorious day. I was in the seventh grade. You know what that means: middle school; the most awkward three years of your life where your body and social status w...

Roommates make life more interesting, fulfilling

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist

October 7, 2013


Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion

For the past three years, I’ve lived by myself. I really enjoyed the solitude, as well as being able to wander around my place in my birthday suit without worrying about consequences. When I moved into my current apartment, two-bedroom, it became evident that I would need to find someone to share...

Letter to the editor: Opinions

October 7, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Thank you for publishing the recent DS View on opinion columns in student newspapers, particularly The Dakota Student. I, too, remember the difficult balancing act that is student vs. professional and how it is often a fine line to walk. I commend your staff on tackling the tough issues and pushing the...

Letter to the editor: Partying exceptionally

October 7, 2013


Filed under Opinion

I am writing in response to the article the Dakota Student published titled “Partying Exceptionally” and one of the responses to the article. I will start by saying that to me, “partying exceptionally” seemed like a mediocre article about college partying. Aside from a few generalizations,...

Letter to the editor: Little Rock Nine

October 7, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Referencing Michael Rauser’s recent article (on the showing of “The Road to Little Rock,” a film about The Little Rock Nine), some of my students and I also enjoyed listening to Dr. Terence Roberts’ talk about his experiences as one of The Little Rock Nine. We noted his courage when he was asked...

DS View: Safety

Editorial Board

October 7, 2013


Filed under Opinion

It’s been over a week since two UND students, both undergraduate women, were allegedly sexually assaulted in their apartment by a man named Antonio Matthews. The attack came at an interesting time on campus — this semester being the 10th anniversary of the abduction and murder of UND student Dru...

Why the coulee is cool

Why the coulee is cool

Will Beaton, Managing/Opinion Editor

October 4, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Will Beaton

UND students enjoying the English Coulee behind Smith Hall in 1977. Photo courtesy of Panoramio.  Most UND students probably know the “coulee” as that dirty little stream that bisects campus along Princeton Ave, where the speed limit on University changes to 20 m.p.h. over the bridge in front o...

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