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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...

The problem with modern education

The problem with modern education

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase

The modern education system, designed to help kids create a future for themselves, is ultimately failing to do so. The system that we know today has changed very little since schooling became available to the masses during the 18th and 19th centuries. It was the rise of the industrial revolution and...

Love for the mountains

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

There is only one place with gorgeous smiles and friendly faces all year long, with people ecstatic to be alive; the mountains. Mountains are beautiful, breathtaking and offer unlimited access to the outdoors all year long. They truly are one of the best places to live. Almost anything is possible...

Time for some driving lessons

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

Grand Forks drivers are just God awful. They are too slow. Drivers around here don’t know how to handle any kind of traffic and they stop for pedestrians. Driving here can be just as frustrating as driving in a big city. I’m from Chicago and the biggest culture shock has to be the ludicrous driving...

Chase your fears

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

At this very moment, you are the oldest you have ever been, yet, the youngest you will ever be. It’s what you do with your life, with your age and time on this earth that will make it count. Some people want to get a good job and a big house and live a happy life with a happy family. Others want to...

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