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What’s the point of Columbus Day?

What’s the point of Columbus Day?

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

Columbus Day became a federal holiday in 1937 to commemorate his landing in the Americas on October 12, 1492. Columbus landed on various islands in the Bahamas and explored Central and South America. He never set foot on North America. In fact, Columbus was one of the last explorers of the Americas....

Fall Campus Safety Tour

Fall Campus Safety Tour

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

Thursday night a group of community members joined the University Police Department for UND’s annual fall campus safety tour. Students, faculty, and community members were invited to come and join the UPD staff through their walk throughout campus. This provided participants with the opportunity to help U...

Making moves

Making moves

Kyle Kinnamon, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under kyle kinnamon, Showcase, Sports

Transferring schools in college sports is not uncommon, but in college hockey it is done very rarely. For the University of North Dakota, this season there have been three transfers, two leaving the program (Chris Wilkie and Matej Tomek) and one coming into the program (Nick Jones). Prior to this l...

Flowers in season

Flowers in season

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Allyson Bento, News, Showcase

There aren’t many things that could make someone willingly uproot their life in sunny California to brave a frigid North Dakota winter, but for Chuck Flowers football was the magic word. Chuck is a senior safety on the University of North Dakota’s football team, and his journey to where he is today ...

Captain’s log

Captain’s log

Kyle Kinnamon, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under kyle kinnamon, Showcase, Sports

Austin Poganski is entering his fourth and final season at the University of North Dakota, this time as captain of a historic hockey program. Poganski is joining an elite group including the likes of past captains Gage Ausmus, Matt Greene and Dave Hakstol. Poganski came to UND after playing one year ...

Researching psychedelics

Researching psychedelics

Nick Sallen, Copy Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion, Showcase

“Psychedelic” is a word used to describe mind-altering and sometimes bizarre hallucinations, especially as it relates to hallucinogens. A hallucinogen is any psychoactive chemical that changes perception, thoughts, emotions and consciousness. The word “hallucination” comes from the Latin word “alu...

UND Wind Ensemble

UND Wind Ensemble

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble is an ensemble known for their musicianship. Having been invited to perform for various music education events throughout the state of North Dakota, this group has been selected to present performances at the 2001, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2017 North Dakota Mus...

Turning a corner

Turning a corner

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


Filed under Nick Erickson, Showcase

UND football had been struggling through the first half of their season, and we all hate to see it. We want to watch UND succeed in all of their respective sports. The team has been plagued with injuries this year, which makes it even more frustrating to see as a fan. However, looking back at the historic s...

New Homecoming court reigns over the weekend festivities

New Homecoming court reigns over the weekend festivities

Diane Newberry, News Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Diane Newberry, Showcase

This year, the University of North Dakota decided to stray away from the well-worn tradition of crowning a Homecoming King and Queen. It was a more inclusive process as organizations nominated their members for a position on the homecoming court, resulting in a court of five school representatives to...

Star-Spangled singer

Star-Spangled singer

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


Filed under Nick Erickson, Showcase

Walking out onto the carpet laid on the ice as the last two players are introduced, Mark J. Lindquist looks around attentively. He looks at every fan in the building that is, more times than not, sold out. He takes a deep breath, and says “man, this is awesome” every time before he sings the natio...

Reclassification of bump stocks

Reclassification of bump stocks

Brendan McCabe, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Brendan McCabe, Opinion, Showcase

On Oct. 1 at 10:05 p.m., a deranged gunman began firing on a large group of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. In the span of 10 minutes, he killed 58 people and injured over 500 more before taking his own life. After horrifying events like these, people always begin to ask themselves what...

New brew in town

New brew in town

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Shelby Johnson, Showcase

“Local. Local. Local.” Chad Gunderson’s goal is to make his brewery a community space for the people of Grand Forks. From the artwork hung on the wall to the local bands that will play for the whole brewery to hear, he wanted to create a space that everyone could enjoy. Although he grew up in Be...

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