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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...

The prodigal Yon

The prodigal Yon

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase, Sports

Let the skates glide and the pucks fly. The University of North Dakota and the Golden Gophers of Minnesota are at it once again bringing, their rivalry back to the Ralph Engelstad Arena for the first time in six seasons. For one player on the UND hockey team, this rivalry means something completely...

Earth’s dying and it’s all our fault

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

The world is changing each day and frankly, it’s getting worse. The earth is trying to tell us something and we are failing to listen. The weather is changing: more intense storms more frequently, longer seasons for wildfires and the oceans are warming and becoming acidic. The largest coral reef on...

America needs more gun control

Quinn Robison-Duff, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

America’s got a problem, and it’s something we all need to work together to fix. Gun violence is at an all-time high in a nation with some of the most lenient gun laws in the world. Columbine, Sandy Hook, Orlando and now Vegas are some of the most well-known shootings in American history and yet...

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