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Bookstore plagued by problems

Bookstore plagued by problems

Diane Newberry, News Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

Roughly two weeks into the semester, Provost Thomas DiLorenzo sent out an email that was described as “cryptic” by creative writing instructor Patrick Henry. The email was short, explaining that the bookstore was having procurement issues this semester for certain classes, but that the issue would be re...

Night of Professional Wrestling at the Alerus

Night of Professional Wrestling at the Alerus

Diane Newberry, News Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Diane Newberry, Features, Showcase

Torin Walhood never thought he would find himself at a World Wrestling Entertainment event in Grand Forks, North Dakota. In fact, he was only vaguely aware of what the WWE was when I called him on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 29 to see if he wanted to accompany me to WWE Live at the Alerus Center ...

No protests in football, No Trump in football

No protests in football, No Trump in football

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

Religious freedom and peaceful protest is protected under the Constitution, so why would these players get reprimanded? To kneel, to stand or to not participate are the current options for our nation's professional athletes during the national anthem.  A tremendous amount of heated debate has been sparked due to this ...

Moose on the loose

Moose on the loose

Kyle Kinnamon, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


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On Friday Sept. 29, 2017, the Manitoba Moose played their annual preseason game against the Iowa Wild at the one-of-a-kind Ralph Engelstad Arena. For many fans, this is just another preseason game, but for the players this is an important game for their future in hockey. The Moose and the Wild rosters are filled wi...

Happy Hippy Feet

Happy Hippy Feet

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, News, Showcase

The giving back philosophy has been growing in popularity among students at the University of North Dakota. One organization that has taken the campus like wildfire is the Love Your Melon campaign. This organization donates 50 percent of all proceeds towards finding a cure for pediatric cancer and...

Injuries plague UND Athletics

Injuries plague UND Athletics

Cole Johnson, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Cole Johnson, Showcase, Sports

For everyday people, injuries are very unexpected and rare. For student-athletes, injuries are just a part of the game, and are more common than one might think. According to an ongoing study by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the NCAA, around 12,500 injury reports are filed for...

Taking down offensive history

Taking down offensive history

Nick Sallen, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion, Showcase

The Civil War wasn't merely about slavery, but preserving the United States as a country. The idea and possibility of taking confederate statues down was never a problem before. But why has it become an issue now? Why do people all of a sudden have a problem with history? What happened, happened....

University considers constructing “Greek Village” in High Performance Center parking lot

University considers constructing “Greek Village” in High Performance Center parking lot

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Features, jacob notermann, Showcase

The University of North Dakota is working to rezone the High Performance Center parking lot in order to pursue a “Greek Village” housing concept. Greek Village refers to UND’s concept of having all of the Greek houses in one area just east of Columbia Road. While the university said they...

The price of Thursday night football

The price of Thursday night football

September 24, 2017


Filed under Nick Erickson, Showcase, Sports

Roger Goodell has dealt with heavy scrutiny and criticism thrown his way over the course of his career as the commissioner of the NFL. Goodell came into the massively profitable NFL corporation to take the reins from Paul Tagilabue. Goodell has installed small changes to the league since arriving in A...

The beauty of Weeds

The beauty of Weeds

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

North Dakota is known for many things: the prairies, hot summers, freezing winters and weeds. Weeds are tiny invasive plants that farmers are at an endless war with, but what if there was someone who wanted these plants for the purpose of beauty? Enter the North Dakota Museum of Art and you will find an exh...

Suicide prevention

Suicide prevention

Aimee Coons, Opinion Writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

As college students, we come up against countless challenges. To list the number of challenges a student might encounter during their time at UND is unfathomable. I transferred to UND in the fall semester of 2016. I had taken a few years off of school to travel, gain some work experience and finalize...

New Heights

New Heights

Diane Newberry, News Editor

September 24, 2017


Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

A pair of electric blue Nikes stand on the edge of Columbia Hall’s roof, the large white “swooshes” wavering in the late afternoon sunlight. Below are dozens of students and onlookers, staring quietly at the scene. From this height (nearly 70 feet), the tree-lined sidewalks and post-war houses...

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