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DS View: Drinking

Editorial Board

September 30, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Point blank: If you drive drunk, you’re an idiot. You’re an idiot because everybody and their mom — ahem, Mothers Against Drunk Driving — is raising awareness about the dangers of getting behind the wheel with booze on your breath. You’re an idiot because buzzed driving and drunk driving...

Swearing is awesome

Swearing is awesome

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist

September 27, 2013


Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion, Showcase

Swearing is more about the meaning behind words rather than the words themselves. Photo courtesy of mirror.co.uk. I have a dirty little secret. I’m a bit ashamed of this, though I don’t feel I should be. It can be hard to admit, because I usually try to hide it from the people I know i...

Some simple ways to fight off fatigue

Some simple ways to fight off fatigue

Mary Ochs, Columnist

September 27, 2013


Filed under Keisuke Yoshimura, Mary Ochs, Opinion

A student overcome with exhaustion while working. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura. Sleep — something college students universally enjoy. It’s also something we all ironically attempt to postpone. Whether it be by a quick run to the Stomping Grounds or Starbucks, or with a Kickstart on the way ...

Sleep naked

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2013


Filed under Opinion

We come into this world naked, and we might as well stay that way. As individuals, we go through most days covered and constrained by layers and layers — and, let’s be real, if you can get by with just two layers in a North Dakota winter you’re some kind of superhuman — of bulky fabric....

Mental disorders explained

Sam Gaspardo, Columnist

September 27, 2013


Filed under Opinion

“Just because it’s all in your head doesn’t make it any less real”. This anonymous quotation is something I have been able to relate to more than most other quotations I have read. From a young age, I have battled with mental health issues, and it wasn’t until two years ago I really understood...

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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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...

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