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University’s relationship with Pearson remains cloudy

University’s relationship with Pearson remains cloudy

Diane Newberry, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

In November 2017, Strategic Plan Goal Three Project Manager Jeffrey Holm said the fall 2018 semester was the “go-live watch date” for the University of North Dakota’s digital push.  Four months later, the university has signed a contract with Pearson Online Learning Services and two UND gr...

Opera comes alive at the Masonic Temple

Opera comes alive at the Masonic Temple

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 30, 2018


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Grand Forks was graced with the presence of the biannual operatic performance by the UND Vocal Department on Friday. In collaboration with the UND Chamber Orchestra and the Masonic Temple, this was a pleasant addition to Friday night festivities. The opera, ‘Dido and Aeneas,’ was written by English compose...

Track and Field takes the Drake Relays

Track and Field takes the Drake Relays

Madison Overby, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


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This week marked one of the final weeks in an abnormal season for the Fighting Hawks track and field team. With a tune up meet in Fargo next weekend and the conference meet less than two weeks away, the season is quickly winding down. For a select few, this past week was filled with travel to one o...

The best time of the year

The best time of the year

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

April 30, 2018


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Most people think that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, probably because of the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” But let’s be real, right now is a pretty great time of the year, too. It’s definitely a close second to Christmas time at the very least. It h...

Aviation instructor shortage

Aviation instructor shortage

Madison Feltman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Dakota Student, Madison Feltman, News, North Dakota, Showcase

As the spring semester comes to a close, there’s one thing looming around UND’s Aviation program: an instructor shortage. Despite the rather large success of the university’s aviation program and it’s multitude of resources, the scramble for instructors is on. As the widely known generat...

What the truck?

What the truck?

Devon Abler, A&C Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Arts&Comm, Showcase

There was a thunderous roar throughout the Alerus Center on Saturday night. The Toughest Monster Truck Tour made a pit stop in Grand Forks for their championship round. Children of all ages were present during this family friendly event and an epic show was put on. Before the show began, the master of ceremon...

The curious case of the Juul

The curious case of the Juul

Bilal Suleiman, Coulmnist

April 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We’re almost a third of the way through 2018 and this year has already been pretty wild. The Fortnite craze has swept the nation unlike any other game before. It’s not uncommon to check the news and discover that another tragic school shooting has occurred, and Donald Trump is still almost causing gl...

Ballot blackout

Ballot blackout

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under jacob notermann, News, Showcase

University of North Dakota students’ ability to vote was delayed Wednesday due to a glitch in the online program, paralyzing campaigns and voters for hours.  When the election opened at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, students quickly began reporting problems with the link. Complaints included the ability ...

Melinda Vail: The medium that makes a difference

Melinda Vail: The medium that makes a difference

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 16, 2018


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Here in North Dakota, if someone says they are receiving a message from a deceased loved one, there is a high chance that they would be ill for a mental evaluation. For Melinda Vail, an intuitive therapist, hypnotherapist and medium, communicating with those on the other side is just a part of everyday...

Sitting down with Shanks

Sitting down with Shanks

John Gregg, Sports Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under John Gregg, Showcase, Sports

Shanks was a part of UND’s historic team that reached the NCAA Basketball tournament for the first time in school history just last year. And after making the tough decision to transfer, he had the experience of his life as he competed in the Final Four. But why did he leave just one year after one...

Smartphones are ruining our memories

Smartphones are ruining our memories

Jill Morton, Columnist

April 16, 2018


Filed under jill morton, Opinion, Showcase

Over the past few years, I have noticed that I rely more and more on my smartphone for just about everything. There are so many convenient apps for anything and everything that you might need. If I lost my phone, I too would feel lost. I use it as my alarm clock, my to-do list, my address book,...

Vote for Chase Johnson

Vote for Chase Johnson

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under jacob notermann, Opinion, Showcase

Every year, the UND student government hosts an election system so rigged and compromised it makes George Washington roll in his grave. Tomorrow, the student body will send an email containing a link to vote for the next student body president. This positively promotes convenience for the students ...

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