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Be Yourself

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

November 19, 2019

The concept of “fitting in” seems to be an ongoing dilemma for many, especially for teenagers and young adults. But why? Why is it that fitting in is necessary within our society today? In my opinion, it’s completely unnecessary and overrated.  No one should feel pressured to fit in with a specific group, pe...

Quality is better than quantity

Quality is better than quantity

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

November 5, 2019

When I was just a little girl, I dreamed of having everything. I dreamed of having a white castle- looking mansion, with puppies running around and a slide from my dream bedroom to the downstairs area. As a few years passed by and I started transitioning into high school, I wanted more things like nice...

A shift in halloween

A shift in halloween

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2019

Ahh, Halloween time. I remember the days when I would dress up as a scary witch or a High School Musical cheerleader. Also, in the movie Mean Girls when everyone went to a Halloween party dressed up in scandalous costumes and Katy showed up as a scary witch? Oh, how things have changed.  Halloween no...

What makes a good teacher

What makes a good teacher

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

October 22, 2019

My childhood was a little different from others growing up. I was born and raised in South Korea for seven years. After, my family decided to immigrate to the United States in 2007 and since then, my life changed for the better. However, as a child trying to make friends with little to no knowledge of...

Empathy vs. Sympathy

Empathy vs. Sympathy

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

September 17, 2019

I think it is important to understand the difference between empathy and sympathy. One of my friends, who is a fellow student here at UND, suggested the video “Brené Brown on Empathy” and it talks about how different empathy and sympathy are. The old saying, “you learn something new every day”...

A Word of Advice for Incoming Freshman

A Word of Advice for Incoming Freshman

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

September 10, 2019

After two full weeks of classes, it’s safe to say that fall semester is now in full swing. I have always found it hard to fully transition back into the swing of classes, homework and overall simply finding a routine. I remember coming to UND last year, and having no idea what to expect and I somehow...

Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

April 9, 2019

Have you taken the time to appreciate the things in life and show gratitude? If not, you should.   In the beginning of the school year, I did a little presentation for my class on how important it is to start and end your day with gratitude. I also participated in a video project with one ...

Nothing is impossible

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

April 2, 2019

Everyone has a dream, whether that means landing their dream job or doing something they’ve always wanted to do, it is important to realize that there is no such thing as impossible.   When I was a little girl, people always asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I’d usually resp...

The Problem with Happiness

The Problem with Happiness

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

March 26, 2019

Happiness comes in many different forms. For me, happiness is food, specifically Chipotle. In all seriousness, happiness to me is life, with the people I love and care for, that is all I really need.   So many people, especially us college students, tend to lose track of what makes them happ...

Look how far you’ve come

Look how far you’ve come

Se Kwon, Opinoin Writer

March 5, 2019

The end of the school year is just around the corner and I wanted to share a little about my personal experience at UND thus far. As a freshman, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’ve heard from many people that college will be the ‘best four years of your life’, but I didn’t fully understand...

The Problem with Dining Centers

The Problem with Dining Centers

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

February 26, 2019

As freshmen, we are offered two different types of meal plans for each semester. Both meal plans are ‘unlimited’ or also known as ‘anytime’ meal plans. The first meal plan that is offered is called ‘Anytime Access Upgrade’ which consists of $150 in dining dollars and 12 bonus meals for a total ...

Kane Brown

Kane Brown

Se Kwon, Opinions Writer

February 18, 2019

  Kane Brown’s ‘Live Forever’ tour took place at the Ralph Engelstad Arena on Feb 17, with two special guests, Jimmie Allen and Granger Smith. Allen got the crowd’s attention, throughout his entire performance, the audience was seen waving their arms in the air, laughing at his hi...

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