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North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Cortnie Cottrell, Grand forks, ND, News, North Dakota, Showcase, Student Life, Trevor Alveshere, UND

Texting while driving kills 11 teenagers every single day and causes more than 1.5 million motor vehicle accidents each year, according to UND’s distracted driving information brochure, and that is only one type of distracted driving. In 2016, nationally, there was nearly 3,500 people killed...

Ax the Pink Tax

Ax the Pink Tax

Allyson Bento, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019


Filed under Allyson Bento, Dakota Student, ND, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized, UND

Imagine this: You walk into a store, see two seemingly identical objects with the exception that one is blue, and one is pink. You look further and discover that the pink one actually costs 7% more than the blue object. Welcome to Pink Tax. Pink tax is an extra charge placed on products and services that...

A Different Kind of Race

A Different Kind of Race

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under #dakotastudent, Arts&Comm, Dakota Student, Molly Andrews, Showcase, Trevor Alveshere, UND, UND Aviation

The University of North Dakota held its first Collegiate Drone Racing Championship in the High Performance Center this weekend.   Students from across the nation came to campus to compete for the champion title.   This event was put on by the Research Institute for Autonomous Systems. RIAS is ded...

Taking Time for the Wacipi Powwow

Taking Time for the Wacipi Powwow

Noah Sell, Arts & Community Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, Caitlin Collins, Dakota Student, ND, Noah Sell, Showcase, Student Life

Powerful drums and even more powerful energy filled the Hyslop on Saturday with the arrival of the 49th Annual Wacipi Powwow. Attendants and participants alike were treated with a day full of music, dances, art vendors and food.   Dr. Linda Neuerburg is the assistant director of Student Diversi...

Kennedy Addresses Rumors

Kennedy Addresses Rumors

Madison Feltman, News Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under #dakotastudent, News, Showcase

Tensions have been high around the University of North Dakota campus as it was announced Tuesday morning by the Grand Forks Herald that there were rumors UND President Mark Kennedy was the sole finalist for the University of Colorado presidency.  The rumors surmounted Wednesday morning when Kennedy ...

UND Senate Candidates for 2019-2020

Theresa Hanley, News Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, North Dakota, Showcase, Student Government, Student Government Elections, Student Life, Theresa Hanley, UND, UND Election, UND Student Gov, Vote

Name: Dawson Dutchak Position: Residence Halls Senator Major: Management and Managerial Finance and Accounting Purpose - “Since arriving on campus this past fall, I have been fortunate enough to find multiple opportunities to get involved on campus through the Association of Residence Halls...

Intervention Theatre Presents Sex & Drugs Show

Intervention Theatre Presents Sex & Drugs Show

Noah Sell, Arts & Community Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, CVIC, It's On Us, Noah Sell, Showcase, Theatre

Last Tuesday night, the Sex and Drugs Show, otherwise known as Intervention Theater, gave the community a unique firsthand look into what it’s like to be a bystander in different harmful scenarios.   The It’s On Us student organization–along with the CVIC at UND prevention specialis...

The Excitement for Spring Fever

The Excitement for Spring Fever

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase, Student Government, Student Life, UND

We’re bringing it back, the glory days, the days of celebration and youthful exuberance. The days of celebrating a long harsh winter with the spring and summer. Springfest… kind of. It’s now called Spring Fever and it’s an attempt to bring back something that was so great about this town, somet...

Pick Up After Yourself

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Grand forks, Mason Dunleavy, Opinion, Showcase

As we are facing a massive garbage problem around the world, it makes me wonder why some people still do not give a damn about the environment. On my walk to class, I see the streets littered with beer cans, broken bottles and loads of trash that students throw on the side of the road. Am I the only...

UND set to award honorary degrees

UND set to award honorary degrees

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Cortnie Cottrell, News, North Dakota, Showcase, Student Life, UND

UND is awarding four honorary degrees to former students, the first will be awarded to actor Josh Duhamel at the Spring 2019 graduation ceremony. The other three award recipients are former Senator Heidi Hietkamp, aviation legend Clay Lacy and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm. The date for rece...

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, Molly Andrews, Showcase, Student Life, UND

UND Relay for Life returned back to campus after a year hiatus bringing in more that $11,000.   Relay for Life is a fundraiser for The American Cancer Society. It is team cancer walk that is put on by volunteers all around the country.   19 teams signed up and participated in the ...

Communication Appreciation Day

Communication Appreciation Day

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, Communications, Molly Andrews, Showcase, Student Life, UND

Pizza, wings and prizes were all available at Communication Appreciation Day.   The University of North Dakota is beginning to revamp their Communication department which has resulted in a new campaign to get more students to enroll in the program.   This event was just the beginni...

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