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Big fish out of a small pond

Big fish out of a small pond

Madison Overby, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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Ellyssa Peterson, a freshman at the University of North Dakota, always had her eyes set on running at the collegiate level. Many high school athletes at small schools have trouble succeeding and getting recognized because of the lack of resources and the focus of recruiters on the larger schools in the s...

Making more free books available to students

Making more free books available to students

Diane Newberry, News Editor

October 4, 2017


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Even amidst budget upheaval, the University of North Dakota has saved students $3.7 million in textbook costs over the last two academic years through a revolutionary new program. Dean of Libraries and Information Resources Stephanie Walker had just started work in her position at UND when she was asked t...

The necessity of sleep to college students

The necessity of sleep to college students

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion, Showcase

How often do you wake up wanting more than anything to throw your alarm clock across the room and crawl back under your warm blankets? Turns out, a lot of people feel this way most mornings. An article in the Huffington Post noted one in three Americans are getting less than the necessary amount need...

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...

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