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Digital classroom

Diane Newberry and Jacob Notermann

November 29, 2017


Filed under Diane Newberry, jacob notermann, News, Showcase

As the semester comes to a close, faculty have begun to be notified about the potential for the University of North Dakota to enlist the help of Pearson Online Services in the infrastructure of online classes. This move would be in an effort to fulfill Goal Three of the university’s Strategic Plan,...

UND Volleyball makes repeat NCAA appearance

UND Volleyball makes repeat NCAA appearance

Madison Overby, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under madison overby, Showcase, Sports

After beating the number one seed Sacramento State in five sets in the Big Sky Championship game, the North Dakota Women’s Volleyball team was named Big Sky Conference champions. The conference title results in an automatic bid to the NCAA national volleyball tournament. During the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday, Nov. 26 ...

Holly Dazzle warms up winter

Holly Dazzle warms up winter

Nick Nelson, Photo Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Nick Nelson, Showcase

The third annual Holly Dazzle Festival of Lights kicked off Sunday afternoon in downtown Grand Forks. Held in Grand Forks’ Town Square, guests were treated to classic holiday music performed by students at the Bel Canto Studio. Roaring fire pits were available for people to roast marshmallows over...

The problem with modern education

The problem with modern education

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase

The modern education system, designed to help kids create a future for themselves, is ultimately failing to do so. The system that we know today has changed very little since schooling became available to the masses during the 18th and 19th centuries. It was the rise of the industrial revolution and...

Psychedelics in the dorms

Psychedelics in the dorms

Diane Newberry, News Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

On a fateful night near the beginning of the 2016 spring semester, Parker Ellis laid in the hallway of Bek Hall waiting for God - in a figurative sense, and, for him, in a very tangible sense as he was under the influence of LSD. Ellis had been a typical, straight-laced aviation student. He had successfully...

Gold on repeat

Gold on repeat

Nick Nelson, Photo Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Nick Nelson, Showcase

SACRAMENTO, California -- The UND volleyball team clinched the Big Sky Conference championship after a contentious five-set matchup against Sacramento State late Saturday night. Though the Fighting Hawks won the first set, Sacramento pulled ahead and won the next two. UND rallied to win the four...

Tree shuts down downtown

Tree shuts down downtown

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

Grand Forks had an unusual visitor stop by on Sunday. A portion of downtown Grand Forks was blocked off to make room for the Capitol Christmas Tree, also known as the people’s tree. This year the tree was harvested from Kootenai National Forest, located in the northwest corner of Montana. This tree w...

Rethinking the college experience

Rethinking the college experience

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

The fall semester is ending at a rapid pace. Students are scrambling to finish papers, complete projects and attempting to start studying for their finals. As I sit trying to organize my week, my to do lists for homework is growing at a baffling rate. I am a senior this year, and will graduating (hopefully) in t...

Mitten made

Mitten made

Kyle Kinnamon, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under kyle kinnamon, Showcase, Sports

The electrifying, risk-taking and emotional defensemen Christian Wolanin has finally come into his own this season for the University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey team. The 6’1 offensive defensemen from Detroit, Michigan is currently in the midst of his junior season at North Dakota, and he has fi...

Wellness Center to institute new dress code

Wellness Center to institute new dress code

Diane Newberry, News Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

It’s a typical wintery afternoon at the University of North Dakota Wellness Center, the setting sun saturating the modern, glass-enclosed lobby with light. A sweaty student, finished with his work out for the day, walks past a prominently displayed sign next to the main desk. Ironically, his outfit, ...

Wizard of Oz at the Burtness

Wizard of Oz at the Burtness

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

Burtness Theater was transformed into a humble farm in the middle of the plains of Kansas over the weekend. Students in the University of North Dakota theater department transformed this farm into the magnificent land of Oz, taking the audience members along for the journey. The farm hands transformed i...

The NFL has not gone soft

The NFL has not gone soft

Nick Sallen, Copy editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion, Showcase

Player safety is a top priority for the NFL. In the early 1900’s, football players looked more like rugby players wearing little to no chest protection and no helmet. The league has continuously taken steps to ensure safety to its participants, including making changes and enhancements to game safety...

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