Dakota Student

A Letter From Our Editor

Allyson Bento, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2019


Filed under Dakota Student, Showcase, Uncategorized, UND

To the readers of Dakota Student, first I would like to thank you for picking up the paper that I poured my heart into for the last four years. Whether you picked up a copy, clicked a link or shared a story with us to share with the world, you have been the reason we publish each and every week. The Dak...

Is the driving age too young?

Is the driving age too young?

Megan Vogt, Opinion Writer

April 30, 2019


Filed under Grand forks, Megan Vogt, North Dakota, Opinion, Showcase

In most states when you turn 16, you get your driver’s license. Very exciting, right? In North and South Dakota, I recently found out that you get your permit at 14 and license at 15. According to Allstate’s blog, the state with the oldest driving age is New Jersey, and that is 17.   T...

Softball takes down Jackrabbits

Softball takes down Jackrabbits

Madison Overby, Sports Editor

April 30, 2019


Filed under madison overby, Showcase, Sports, Trevor Alveshere, UND, UND Softball, UND Sports

The University of North Dakota women’s softball team was back at home this past weekend for the first time since 2018. With the conditions in Grand Forks and flooding of the Apollo Sports Complex, the softball team was forced to move all home games to the Alerus Center. This marked the longest streak ...

New Student Leadership

New Student Leadership

Theresa Hanley, News Writer

April 30, 2019


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

On Wednesday, April 17, students voted on their next student government leaders. There was a total of 37 students who ran for positions within student government. The newly elected Student Body President and Vice President are Gracie Lian and Matthew Ternus. The two won the position by a 62% majority....

UND Celebrates volunteering with the ‘Big Event’

UND Celebrates volunteering with the ‘Big Event’

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 30, 2019


Filed under Cortnie Cottrell, Grand forks, News, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase, Student Life, UND

UND’s big event is where around 1,000 students gather together to help their community without being paid a cent. The big event really is a big event, not only for the students, but for the community. The big event is a student organization where students of all ages, majors and backgrounds join t...

A year of controversy

A year of controversy

Madison Feltman, News Editors

April 30, 2019


Filed under Madison Feltman, News, Showcase, Student Life, UND

This school year started with controversy and has come to a close with yet again more controversy. In the beginning of the school year we took a look at the faltering relationship between UND’s President Mark Kennedy and Kris Engelstad McGarry, trustee of the Engelstad Family Foundation. Recently, we...

Women’s golf takes sixth at conference tournament

Women’s golf takes sixth at conference tournament

Hanna Hill, Sports Writer

April 30, 2019


Filed under Fighting Hawks, Hanna Hill, Showcase, Sports, UND, UND Sports, UND Women's Golf

The women’s golf team started off the year strong back in August at the University of Nebraska Omaha Invitational. They played three rounds and placed sixth with a score of 947. They made quite the statement back in September during the Hobble Creek Classic, where they played three rounds, placed six...

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

  UPDATE: The story below previously read that  #AxThePinkTax was originally started by Billie, a subscription base retail website but has been corrected to the European Wax Center as the original company who kickstarted the campaign.   Imagine this: You walk into a store, see two ...

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 ...

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