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Student fee breakdown

Student fee breakdown

Andre Marquis Washington
, News Writer

February 4, 2018


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, News, Showcase

Is UND a research institution, hockey school or liberal arts university?  That was the question posed randomly to more than 300 UND students.  For some, the answer is obvious.  But for most UND students, the look of puzzlement on their face revealed their confusion.  What was even more puzzling was their answer to the ...

Little Bangkok

Little Bangkok

Maddie Ardelean, Arts & Community Writer

February 4, 2018


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Little Bangkok is a well known part of the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks downtown, and recently they expanded to a new location in the basement of the Memorial Union. This new addition to our community called for a taste test so I, along with a cohort of review assistants, went to check it out. My fr...

Move like a Jedi, sting with the Force

Move like a Jedi, sting with the Force

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

February 4, 2018


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I felt as if I were stepping into an alternate universe as the hum of lightsabers met my ears.  I watched the lightsabers glow and dance as I waited for my first lesson in lightsaber combat to start. My son Liam, an avid Star Wars fan dressed up as Darth Vader, jumped into the fray with his blue lig...

Bye, Bye, Bye

Bye, Bye, Bye

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

February 4, 2018


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UND sat idle on a bye week this past weekend and it seems to be coming at a good time for them. They’re 12-8-8 while being tied for fourth place with the University of Minnesota Duluth in the NCHC with only eight games remaining in the season.   Head Coach Brad Berry seems to be optimistic about the season going forward due to this bye week timing for the team.   “We didn’t have a bye week in the first half, a lot of teams did,” Berry said. “This comes at a good time on a few different things on a mental and ...

Athletes are celebrities

Athletes are celebrities

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

February 4, 2018


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North Dakota is a great state in many ways, but for sports fans the state disappoints because of the lack of professional sports. We don’t have the opportunity to get disappointed year after year about not making it to the Super Bowl, like our neighbors to the East. Sorry to all the Vikings fans o...

Birth Controlled

Birth Controlled

Diane Newberry, News Editor

January 29, 2018


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Passed in 2010, the Affordable Care Act caused controversy by requiring health insurance plans that covered co-pays on prescription medicine to also cover contraceptive methods. This provision of the act was narrowed by President Trump in October 2017, but there were already numerous exemptions to...

He’s Hoff to the Olympics

He’s Hoff to the Olympics

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

January 29, 2018


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The NHL’s decision to not allow NHL players time off to play in the 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea is now granting childhood dreams of many players across the NCAA.   Will Borgen from SCSU and Troy Terry of Denver are headlining the NCHC on the USA roster for the games set in February....

More than a pretty face

More than a pretty face

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

January 28, 2018


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I don’t know much about makeup. I’ve never bought any, nor have I ever used any. Everything I know about makeup comes from what girls have told me and from my own experience watching girls put on makeup.   The feminine ritual of spending tens and even hundreds of dollars on cosmetics that they painstakingly apply ea...

Family day at the North Dakota Museum of Art

Family day at the North Dakota Museum of Art

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

January 28, 2018


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The North Dakota Museum of Art was filled with laughter from the families attending this month's family day event. The event promotes art for our diverse community and is free to the public. Since the event is not only the promotion of art but the promotion of community and family, I brought my son Lia...

Red hot Pioneers come to the Ralph

Red hot Pioneers come to the Ralph

Madison Overby, Sports Writers

January 24, 2018


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This weekend is sure to bring high tension and good hockey. The University of North Dakota, 2016 national champions, go head-to-head with rival and 2017 national champions Denver. After splitting the away series with Denver in November, the home series will be an opportunity to prove who belongs in...

Pearson still in play

Pearson still in play

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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Last December, the Dakota Student reported that UND was in talks with academic resource giant Pearson in regards to revamping online education. The deal, if agreed on, would involve Pearson taking part in online education marketing as well as creating infrastructure for the classes themselves. When we s...

The reality of Instagram

The reality of Instagram

Stephanie Hollman, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2018


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“God, your life looks so cool.” I received this Instagram comment from one of my old high school friends on a photo that I took this past summer of my cousins ascending the summit of El Capitan, the daunting, 7,569-foot monolith on the north side of Yosemite National Park.  As an amateur photogr...

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