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UND Writers Conference Panel: “Class and Art”

UND Writers Conference Panel:

Destiny Garcia, Opinion Writers

September 21, 2020

On Thursday, September 17,  UND held the 51st annual UND Writers Conference. The conference was hosted by Patrick T. Henry with speakers Jenny Zhang, Rich Tsong-Taatarii, Roy G. Guzman, and Matt Young. In the conference, the panel discussed their different types of art and what it meant to t...

Greek life and its Effect on GPAs

Greek life and its Effect on GPAs

Brooke Kruger, Opinion Writer

September 21, 2020

For generations, Greek life has carried the blame for decreasing grades amongst college students. Greek chapters are stereotypically known for underaged drinking and notorious partying. However, all the fraternities and sororities that reside on UND’s campus strive for academic excellence. Many members of this co...

The path of the Maah Daah Hey

The path of the Maah Daah Hey

Olga Kopp, Arts and Community Writer

September 21, 2020

Since we still practice social distancing, it is a good time to travel somewhere with a small number of people.  Even when we travel, it is necessary to wear a mask in public places and sanitize your hands as often as possible. Today, however, I will not write about COVID, but instead, I will share ...

RBG: A Legacy of Independence

Claire Weltz, Opinion Writer

September 21, 2020

To encapsulate the “Notorious R.B.G,” more commonly known as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in one word is a hefty challenge. With her passing, her friends, family, and colleagues who knew her the best have expressed their admiration for the woman she was in all aspects of her life....

Netflix’s Cuties: Was it Just Bad Promotion?

Netflix’s Cuties: Was it Just Bad Promotion?

Sarah Larson, Arts and Community Writer

September 21, 2020

A few weeks ago, Netflix released a poster for an upcoming movie called Cuties. This poster ended up receiving backlash since it included a group of very obviously underage girls in provocative clothing and poses. Some of the criticism received in the form of death threats were also sent to the director of the film. Af...

Mindfulness Practices Now

Mindfulness Practices Now

Kate Willett, News Writer

September 21, 2020

Starting this Tuesday, September 22, the University Counseling Center is holding a Mindfulness Practices Now Workshop. When asked what this event is about, Dr. Lora Sloan, Lead Psychologist at the University Counseling Center, said, “Mindfulness Practices Now is a weekly drop-in Zoom event that started in Se...

Upcoming Events in the Grand Forks Community

Upcoming Events in the Grand Forks Community

Sarah Larson, Arts and Community Writer

September 14, 2020

Here on campus, there have been many events that have been set up for students to take part in and enjoy. However, there are other events happening off campus in case any of the events put on by UND are not to your liking.  From September 12th to the 25th we have Nelson’s pumpkin patch with many different ...

Should University Students be Required to Wear Masks?

Should University Students be Required to Wear Masks?

Brooke Kruger, Opinion Writer

September 14, 2020

Since the beginning of COVID-19, health organizations and disease centers have been very controversial about whether masks are effective in reducing the rate of infection. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have shifted their guidelines and now rec...

The Wellness Center and Covid-19

The Wellness Center and Covid-19

Brianna Mayhair, News Editor

September 14, 2020

Class is in session and homework is piling up, so take a break from studying and go to the Wellness Center for some exercise!  Through an email on Sept. 3, Christopher Suriano, Director of Wellness & Health Promotion at the Wellness Center at the University of North Dakota (UND) exp...

Groups and Workshops at UND

Groups and Workshops at UND

Destiny Garcia, News Writer

September 14, 2020

The University of North Dakota and its students have a variety of groups and workshops to choose from. Some examples of these are support groups are Qmmunity and Black Voices. Qmmunity is a weekly discussion group for LGBTQIA students to connect, share, and explore personal experiences. We ask that attend...

Study Abroad Fair

Study Abroad Fair

Kate Willett, News Writer

September 13, 2020

This week, Monday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept.18, the University of North Dakota (UND) is hosting its Study Abroad Fair. Due to Covid-19 concerns, this event will be hosted virtually. Students are encouraged to attend if they have any interest in studying abroad. Those who consider themselves uninte...

Virtual Student Organization Fair

Destiny Garcia, News Writer

August 31, 2020

On Thursday, August 27, the University of North Dakota (UND) held a Virtual Student Organization Fair from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. for students interested in joining some of the many organizations on campus via zoom. They were able to meet with student members in participating organizations on campus to ask questions about orga...

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