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A family legacy dipped in chocolate

A family legacy dipped in chocolate

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinions Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, Grand forks, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase

Valentine’s day or chocolate giving season, whichever you prefer. It’s the time of year when couples come together in harmony and give each other heart-shaped everything. Heart-shaped pizza, heart-shaped balloons, heart-shaped pillows, heart-shaped cake and more importantly heart-shaped boxes of chocolate...

Two Different Views on Valentine’s Day

Two Different Views on Valentine’s Day

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase, Special Edition

Valentine’s Day, some hate it some love it. But one thing is for sure, it does not matter. The tradition started as early as the 5th century during the Roman empire. “It's thought that as part of the celebrations, boys drew names of girls from a box. They'd be boyfriend and girlfriend during t...

Stop Making Excuses

Stop Making Excuses

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinions Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase

Stop making excuses. Every day we run into people who always have an excuse for something in life. “Oh, I just have no time, I wouldn’t even know where to start, it’s so hard to be successful at that.” Well guess what, something worth obtaining in life always has its challenges and difficulties...

The importance of reflection

The importance of reflection

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinions Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under #dakotastudent, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase

Life can be a vicious cycle in which similar situations and issues arise repeatedly, seemingly out of control. However, this constant pattern could be the result of not learning from personal experiences. It’s crucial that we acknowledge a mistake, adapt and learn to prevent the same mistake from h...

Thankful for Thanksgiving

Thankful for Thanksgiving

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

Thanksgiving is a college student’s wet dream when it comes for free food. It’s a time to go back to the comforts of home and get mom to do all your laundry. It’s a time to feast upon a plethora supply of food, raiding the fridge and pantry of all the goods. It’s a time to enjoy loved ones and ...

The Seasons of Life

The Seasons of Life

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Dakota Student, Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase, Student Life, UND

There are  lots of roads through life that take you up and down. Great times that never seem to end and times where an overwhelming sense of the world is just straight out to get you. Times where the difference between love and hate can be skewed. Times where the world is your oyster and you the crea...

Legends of Terror

Legends of Terror

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Community Fun, Halloween, Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase, Spooky Season

The 10th Annual Legends of Terror was held this past weekend at the Grand Forks County Historical Society and featured two back-to-back nights of fright. When prospective thrillseekers arrived on the scene and made their way into the first building, they heard screams coming from every direction as ...

Be-YOU-tiful

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


Filed under #dakotastudent, Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

Be silly. Be who you want to be. Be an individual. Life is too short not to laugh, so why not do it everyday? Put a smile on that beautiful face of yours. Scream at yourself. You’re one sexy smart sucker. Dance in every situation, smile to strangers, be all you can be and most important: live in the...

Trains, trains, trains

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Columnist

April 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

America was originally built by the railroad but somewhere along the way, it slowly became an irrelevant part of our society. Today, trains are used for basically just freight transport because everyone else in the United States either drives cars or flies in airplanes to get around the country. In...

Why you should immerse yourself abroad

Why you should immerse yourself abroad

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Columnist

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

Experiencing different cultures around the world is a must in life. It opens yours eyes to perspectives and ideals that you may never have thought of. Growing up, you get to see and study the world through textbooks and class but are not often given an opportunity to visit a country vastly different...

The power of the mind prevails

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Columnist

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

Negative thoughts are a waste of space, as they do nothing but bring down your energy and cause you to dwell on things that are simply out of your control. Having negative thoughts decreases your motivation and will cause you to just want to lie in bed all day and not do anything. We are what we think...

The US Prison System Needs Reform

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Columnist

February 11, 2018


Filed under Dakota Student, Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Uncategorized

Prisons are supposed to serve four major purposes: rehabilitation, deterrence, retribution and incapacitation. If designed effectively, they can create a stable, law-abiding society that prevents disorder. Prisons are a way to deter people from making choices that society has deemed to be unacceptable...

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