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Half Brothers Brewing Company offers a number of unique beers, including gose beers which have strong salt notes and bright flavors.

Where to get a cold one after the big game

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor October 18, 2017

Grand Forks isn’t known for its breweries, but in late 2015 Rhombus expanded their famous pizza place to include their own beers. The community was excited to finally have a brewery to add to the many...

Half Brothers Brewing Company will offer 11 beers at their grand opening on Friday, October 6, 2017 in downtown Grand Forks.

New brew in town

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor October 4, 2017

“Local. Local. Local.” Chad Gunderson’s goal is to make his brewery a community space for the people of Grand Forks. From the artwork hung on the wall to the local bands that will play for the whole...

Change a life

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor April 21, 2017

As students in college, there are not many chances to make a change. Being busy with exams and balancing a social life, college forces a life focused on you. Altru’s helping students be able to help...

Students and faculty meditate in the Lotus Meditation Center on Saturday, January 28, 2017 as part of Interfaith week proceedings.

Peace, love and meditation

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor February 3, 2017

“If you are unwilling to give peace and kindness then you may leave,” said Lora Sloan, a clinical psychologist and one of the instructors of buddhist meditation and other meditation classes in the...

Students dance at the Glow-in-the-Dark Zumba event on Thursday evening as part of Love Your Body week. Daniel Yun/ Dakota Student

Dancing in the dark

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor January 31, 2017

The black lights and stage attached to the wall transformed the empty ballroom of the Memorial Union into a Zumba studio. The deep purple bounced off the walls and illuminated the whites of student’s...

Rocky Horror does the time warp at the Empire

Rocky Horror does the time warp at the Empire

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor November 4, 2016

Halloween night is usually the prime night for scares until you step into the Empire Arts Center for the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The wild, charismatic crowd were dressed in costume. When I got to...

Constellations, a play by Nick Payne starring Nick McConnell and Nicque Robinson, runs at the Empire Arts Center October 20-22, 2016.

Constellations makes its appearance at the Empire

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor October 18, 2016

The audience sat on the stage in a diamond with bulbs strung from the ceiling and white paint splattered on the ground, looking like the sun in an odd way. A small platform was centered in the middle...

LaRoyce Batchelor demonstrates a kick with Karen Katrinak at the Hisshou Karate Dojo in Grand Forks, N.D. on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Photo by Daniel Yun/ The Dakota Student

Shedding light on UND’s Hisshou karate

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor September 9, 2016

Shotokan karate is used as self-defense. This is the first thing that Sensei LaRoyce Batchelor explained. Batchelor is the sensei of UND’s Hisshou Karate. Shotokan is the certain type of karate that...

Students browse the breakfast options at the official opening of Wilkerson Commons on September 23, 2015. Photo by Nick Nelson/ The Dakota Student

Going tray-less in campus dining halls

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor September 2, 2016

Students of the past would show up to dining halls and fill their trays with pounds of food. The food that our dining hall staff prepared lured students and they were going to try bits of everything....

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