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The beauty of Weeds

The beauty of Weeds

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

September 24, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

Synchronized passion

Synchronized passion

Stephanie Hollman, Staff writer

September 24, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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