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Who is watching you?

Sam Gaspardo, Columnist

September 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Internet has always been a fascinating place for people to look things up, reconnect with people, receive information, listen to music, watch movies and much more. It also is something that is ever-changing and morphing. One of the biggest problems people face with the Internet today is privacy. Over...

Keeping a long term relationship alive

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

September 12, 2013


Filed under Jaye Millspaugh, Opinion

Love. It’s a word that seems to pop up a gazillion times in nearly every Top 40 song. It’s been used to describe everything from cotton candy-flavored bubblegum to that guy I had a crush on in my Toastmasters class. Let me tell you about that guy from my Toastmasters class. I remember showing...

America will never forget

Mary Ochs, Columnist

September 12, 2013


Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion

Whether we were four or 40, I’m sure we can all recall something about that infamous day 12 years ago. 9/11 was one of the biggest national terrors our country has seen. Whether directly or not, we were all affected by it in some way. I was in second grade. I remember lining up at the door with...

Appearance vs comfort

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist

September 12, 2013


Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion

I have a wonderful relationship with my pajamas. I tend to go through cycles of which ones I use. Right now I’m on a nightgown binge. A few months ago, I used boxers and sports bras. Before that, I was all about patterned flannel sets. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I really love my PJ’s. As...

Letter to the editor

September 12, 2013


Filed under Opinion

I just wanted to send a letter showing my growing dissatisfaction with the university and their partnership with Higher One. Higher One continues to give poor customer service while charging fees for nearly every thing you could possibly want to do to access your money. The university should cut ties...

Letter to the Editor

September 12, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor: I am responding to Carrie Sandstrom’s column and the article she “really didn’t want to write”. I have been befuddled as well by the different administrations focusing on “human rights” in the Middle East. Why is it that we haven’t taken the same interest in egregious...

Letter to the Editor

September 12, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Facilitating the removal of children from Christian homes as well as overthrowing the American government are just some of the concerns about atheists, liberals, LGBT individuals and Muslims Dr. Don Boys shared in the lecture bowl September 3rd 2013. The UND Baptist Campus Ministry invited the Christian...

DS View: Exceptional

Editorial Board

September 12, 2013


Filed under Opinion

If you’ve ever attended an event where UND President Robert Kelley has taken the stage, then you’re all too familiar with the word “exceptional.” However, what most students are not familiar with is just what that word means in the context of this university and this university’s mission. Exceptional...

Politics versus passion

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist

September 9, 2013


Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion, Showcase

I never want to be a politician. My political views never match up with my personal views. This might sound strange, but let me explain. What I want personally is very different from what I want politically. Though that seems counterintuitive, in the end, it’s how I feel the country should...

Equality still a problem in America

Mary Ochs, Columnist

September 9, 2013


Filed under Mary Ochs, Opinion

I thought the days of white supremacy and racial ignorance were over in the U.S. Apparently, I was wrong. In a tiny town about five hours southwest of Grand Forks, a man by the name of Paul Craig Cobb is attempting an ignorant task. He is trying to buy up land in this little town and invite other...

Let the states decide on marijuana legalization

Sam Gaspardo, Columnist

September 9, 2013


Filed under Opinion

I believe smoking marijuana is not a bad thing. It is on the same level as drinking alcohol, if not less harmful. If it was as bad as people make it out to be, they would not be letting people use the drug for medical purposes. Also, unlike alcohol, it does not make people forget things or become...

DS View: Leadership

Editorial Board

September 9, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As the new school year begins, so does a new term of Student Senate. This year, Student Senate has an opportunity to make some real changes on campus and the lives of the students it represents. With a new group of students in the senate, the group will be able to take advantage of a fresh start...

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