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UND and the Empire Theatre

UND and the Empire Theatre

Allie McAthie, Guest Writer

May 5, 2020

For the past 101 years, Grand Forks has been home to the Empire Theater, a traditional movie theater in the heart of downtown. To someone passing by in recent years, especially after the terrible Red River flood of 1997, it may not have looked so special, but to Hal and Kathy Gershman it seemed a gr...

Animal Adoptions on the Rise

Brianna Mayhair, News Writer

May 5, 2020

There is some positivity amongst the chaos. Adoption and fostering for animals have increased due to the pandemic with some shelters now experiencing empty kennels for the first time in years. Through an email, Kaye John the President and Co-founder of Prairie Paws Rescue talks about the adoption process,...

UND Greeks cite charitable activities as a benefit of membership

UND Greeks cite charitable activities as a benefit of membership

Natalie Pike, Guest Writer

May 5, 2020

In the fall semester at University of North Dakota, sororities and fraternities welcome new members into their organizations with lofty goals: to develop leadership skills, encourage brotherhood and sisterhood, build up scholarships, and create everlasting friendships for the next four years of college. One tradition...

Common sense vs. rumor

Common sense vs. rumor

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

April 28, 2020

The world is full of interesting people. Whether they possess the I.Q. of a genius or are the most seemingly ‘mediocre’ person someone has ever met, all of us tend to agree more on one major social system: common sense versus rumor. To elaborate, we function in this system of listening to everythi...

Cursive writing + snail mail

Cursive writing + snail mail

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

April 21, 2020

With the current state of the world as it is, technology is seemingly becoming the new norm for how education and learning is being effectively completed. Though before quarantine and technology became the root of this relatively effective educational system, there used to be two core subjects of educ...

Small businesses need us

Small businesses need us

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2020

  Small businesses need our support to stay alive. When this all passes, because one day it will, we will be thankful for those times when we spent a little extra at the small town coffee shop because that meant they could pay their bills that month. Upgrading from a 12-ounce iced vanilla la...

Random Acts of Kindness and Good News

Random Acts of Kindness and Good News

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2020

The true love of humanity is coming out in bold colors these days. Here are seven simple acts of kindness that are happening all around the world. Maybe you can let these short stories of hope bring a smile to your face.   According to thehill.com, in New York City, an apartment landlord ...

Stay positive and be active

Stay positive and be active

Olga Kopp, Arts & Community Writer

April 7, 2020

Hello all readers. How are you doing? Are you in self-isolation yet? I hope that you are trying to stay healthy and safe at home.    I wonder, how many of you are tired of news about COVID-19? Don’t get me wrong, it is important to know what is going on in the world, especially now. Ho...

Empathetic Welcome Mat

Empathetic Welcome Mat

Demi Slyt, Opinion Editor

April 7, 2020

Is there such a thing as being too nice? Absolutely. People often develop a self-destructive habit of constantly putting others feelings and happiness before their own; usually out of fear of someone not liking them or losing the people who do. Another factor could be that you act so nicely because ...

Tiger King

Tiger King

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

April 7, 2020

Netflix’s Tiger King. When I first heard about it, I genuinely found the premise so stupid until I watched the first episode, and from there it was history. I got caught up in watching the rest of the episodes and trying to figure the possible reason why this show is such a success. Why during this time of unc...

Are we ready for love if we don’t love ourselves?

Are we ready for love if we don't love ourselves?

Demi Slyt, Opinion Editor

April 7, 2020

Are we ready to love someone if we don’t love ourselves? Most of the time it’s probably not something that comes to mind. However, it is something to consider if you are doubting yourself or your current relationship. There is obviously a reason for that doubt even if you aren't exactly sure wha...

America’s Fastest-Growing Sport, Soccer

America's Fastest-Growing Sport, Soccer

James DeArman, Sports Writer

April 7, 2020

In the United States, sports reign as king as we often gather in modern chapels of athleticism to praise and scorn. Sports are woven into our lives as an ever present figure and for some it is as if strands of our DNA are coated in our teams signature colors. But even with its domination of the ente...

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