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Jamming in the bluegrass

Jamming in the bluegrass

Aimee Coons, Arts & Communities Writer

March 5, 2018


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Bluegrass music isn’t something one would think to hear in Grand Forks, North Dakota but the Flatt Mountain Bluegrass Boys brought an excellent musical experience to their audience at Half Brothers Brewing Company Friday. Having grown up with bluegrass and country music, I was excited to hear the F...

Autonomous vehicles are just what society needs

Autonomous vehicles are just what society needs

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

March 4, 2018


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Picture this: Your alarm clock goes off at 6 a.m. You jolt out of bed and rush to get ready and out the door, still barely awake. You jump into your car, where you recline your seat and resume your night’s sleep on the way to work. Today, self-driving cars make this our reality. How cool would it be...

Foster flies high


Foster flies high


Madison Overby, Sports Writer

March 4, 2018


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Kyley Foster is a junior at UND who has just recently added to her long list of accomplishments by finishing third in the pole vault at the Big Sky Conference Championships for indoor track. Foster also holds the school record in both the indoor and outdoor event, with a vault of 4.01 meters (13 feet...

A celebration of diversity

A celebration of diversity

February 26, 2018


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In the past, the Dakota Student released special edition issues of our newspaper as a way to highlight athletic achievement or occurrence: a hockey championship, the Potato Bowl, etc. The issues served as reminder that despite our frigid surroundings, there exists at least one reason to persist. This...

One year later

One year later

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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Are students to blame for misconduct, or is an institution to blame for refusing punishment?  In fall 2016, social media was the focus of the University of North Dakota after two racist incidents occurred on Snapchat.  The first was when a group of white students took a black female student’...

B. J. Armani’s drag show

B. J. Armani’s drag show

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

February 26, 2018


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I had never been to a drag show before, but when a good friend invited me to come to  B.J. Armani’s Cabaret I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.   We arrived at the American Legion in East Grand Forks a little after the show started. I was totally surprised to find that all the seating was take...

Set the Expectation

Set the Expectation

Madison Overby, Sports Writer

February 26, 2018


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On Tuesday, February 6, University of North Dakota student-athletes filed into the ballroom at the Memorial Union for the spring all student-athlete speaker. Groans and eye rolls were apparent throughout the room. The all-athlete speakers are normally not something that everyone looks forward to.   ...

“Kennedy says he may leave UND to serve as university president in Florida”

“Kennedy says he may leave UND to serve as university president in Florida”

Diane Newberry, News Editor

February 15, 2018


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President Mark Kennedy sent an email to University of North Dakota faculty, staff and students this morning alerting them to the possibility that he will leave UND for the University of Central Florida (UCF). Kennedy’s announcement came after the UCF Presidential Search Committee released his name, al...

ND valve turner sentenced

ND valve turner sentenced

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

February 11, 2018


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Michael Eric Foster, who is vegan, said one of his biggest concerns in prison is a dietary one. He said he doesn’t plan on going on a hunger strike or starving while serving, but said he’s considering initiating a movement in the prison to improve dietary conditions for his prison mates with more...

In Defense of North Dakota

In Defense of North Dakota

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

February 11, 2018


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  As a son of North Dakota, it irks me to hear my fellow university students trash our great state. Maybe its because it’s the only place I have ever lived in, but I don’t think it’s bad to live here as some make it out to be. Obviously, it’s not the most exciting place in the world....

It’s Thome time

It’s Thome time

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

February 11, 2018


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  The night started out just like any other night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Except this time, there was a different number in net. Peter Thome took over the game Saturday night against Colorado College by locking down all but one shot between the pipes for the team trying to fight their...

Peace in motion

Peace in motion

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

February 11, 2018


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Right now, all eyes are on Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the winter Olympics begin. Even with the whole country fixated on Korea, many people do not know much about the culture and traditions of the country we are watching so closely. The Olympics were meant to unite and draw the different people i...

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