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Synchronized passion

Synchronized passion

Stephanie Hollman, Staff writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Stephanie Hollman

On Thursday, Sept. 14, nine hopeful girls spent their evening at the Olympic Arena in the Ralph Engelstad Arena, showing their moves on the ice in the hopes of securing a spot on Team North Dakota, a collegiate synchronized figure skating team. Team North Dakota was the creation of Mallory Olson, a l...

Mirror mirror on the wall

Mirror mirror on the wall

Jill Morton, Staff writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion, Showcase

Every little girl grows up watching Disney movies and seeing the beautiful princesses in their gorgeous dresses. And then every girl starts dressing up and wanting to be beautiful just like their favorite princess. These are just some of the early messages that young girls see about how important physic...

Reaction to the new Blackboard

Reaction to the new Blackboard

Jacob Notermann, Staff writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under Features, jacob notermann, Showcase

Last month, the North Dakota University System unveiled the new Blackboard website to be used for fall classes, but the student response has been less than motivating. Rather than each university running its own version of Blackboard on its own servers, the NDUS now runs the site through cloud-based serve...

“Put me in coach”

“Put me in coach”

Cole Johnson, staff writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under Cole Johnson, Showcase, Sports

Over the last few years, the University of North Dakota’s football wide receiving corps has blossoming into one of the top wide receiving corps in the conference. This progression can partially be attributed to Noah Wanzek. Wanzek has been a solid player for UND throughout his tenure, and has been impro...

Sweet Demons take down Moorhead

Sweet Demons take down Moorhead

Madison Overby, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under madison overby, Showcase, Sports

There was a steady mist coming down on Jaycee Park on Saturday morning as the University of North Dakota women’s rugby team, the Sweet Demons, prepared to take on Minnesota State University-Moorhead, MSUM. Although the weather was not necessarily ideal, there was still a good turnout of fans for the ...

Mobile Farmer’s Market

Mobile Farmer’s Market

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

There was an unusual sight on campus last Thursday in the quad outside of the Chester Fritz Library. The smell of kettle corn wafted through the air and lines of students wove in and out of a trolley that was parked on the lawn. The Mobile Farmer’s Market visited the university campus for the first tim...

Choosing the major you love

Choosing the major you love

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

School has started. We are five weeks into the semester and…you hate one of your classes. Unfortunately, this class is required specifically for your major. Don’t panic; we have all been in this position. Depending on what this class is, it might be a huge game changer for you. You might start ...

Night shift

Night shift

Cameron Cloyd, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Cameron Cloyd, News, Showcase

It’s 7 o’clock on a Saturday night. While everyone is primping for coming parties, fraternity events and general ridiculousness, Sergeant Daniel Weigel is getting ready for the night patrol. Going into it, there is limitless possibility. Every night has something different to bring. “Last night was ...

WWE comes to Grand Forks

WWE comes to Grand Forks

Diane Newberry, News Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

On the night of Friday, Sept. 29, the world of professional wrestling will make a brief stop in Grand Forks. Wrestlers such as Braun Strowman, The Miz and Roman Reigns will be performing in WWE Live at the Alerus Center. Of particular interest to wrestling fans may be the inclusion of Raw Tag Team Champion...

The evolution of the Women’s Center

The evolution of the Women’s Center

Diane Newberry, News Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

Like many institutions on campus, the Women’s Center’s is going through some changes following the upheaval of the last academic year. Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Cara Halgren attributes the Women Center’s particular evolution to the retirement of two key staff members at the...

Hurricane Irma at table 321

Hurricane Irma at table 321

Michaela Schull, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under michaela schull, Opinion, Showcase

Today, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting a man by the name of Rusty, as well as his wife. With coasters in hand, I walked up to table 321, unaware of what the rest of the night had in store for me. Juggling two jobs (30 hours per week), 15 credits and an internship is exactly what it sounds like:...

A perfect fit, at the perfect time

A perfect fit, at the perfect time

Cameron Cloyd, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Cameron Cloyd, Features, Showcase

When one thinks about the places they might end up in life, North Dakota may not seem like one of those places. As great as this state may be to so many people, it’s not one that many put on their vacation list. But for many people at the University of North Dakota, it can be a surprising place. For...

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