The student news site of University of North Dakota

Dakota Student

From student to dean

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

In 1991 Cassie Gerhardt began her journey as a freshman at UND — more than 20 years later, she’s still here. Assistant Dean of Students for Student Involvement & Leadership, Cassie Gerhardt didn’t originally want to come to UND. But, like many, her “UND family” pushed her to attend a...

“Reluctant atheist” speaks up

Kjerstine Trooien, Columnist

September 5, 2013


Filed under Kjerstine Trooien, Opinion, Showcase

I am not a Christian. For such a simple statement, it sure packs a big punch. For me to say that I am not a Christian means far more than to say I am agnostic. Growing up, being a Christian was a large part of my life. I attended Sunday school and Bible camps. I sang in choirs and lit the altar...

Athletes score big with academics

Athletes score big with academics

Larry Philbin, News Editor

September 5, 2013


Filed under Larry Philbin, News, Showcase

According to the NCAA, UND athletics exceeded the national average in the Academic Progress Rate in 2011-2012. In 2011-12, the national average APR score was 974. The 20 athletic teams at UND achieved an APR score of 977, exceeding the national average. “We recruit student athletes that achieve...

Involvement Expo

Involvement Expo

August 30, 2013


Filed under Showcase

Our booth at the Involvement Expo was a success! Editor-in-Chief Carrie Sandstrom and Sports Editor Elizabeth Erickson enjoyed socializing with the student body.

Football season kicks off

David Butz, Staff Writer

August 30, 2013


Filed under David Butz, Showcase, Sports

While the vast majority of the UND’s student population has slowly descended upon the city of Grand Forks in the past week in preparation for a new semester, the UND football team has already been hard at work for the past month, making preparations for its sophomore season in the Big Sky Conference. Ninety-five...

Hypnotist wows again

Will Beaton, Features Editor

August 29, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase, Will Beaton

Though he has performed at UND’s Welcome Week for 10 consecutive years, Kim Bromley’s hypnosis show has proved a unique experience every time. The Chester Fritz Auditorium was packed through to the mezzanine with approximately 2,000 students and community members last Saturday night, according...

MTV’s VMAs Get Freaky

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

August 29, 2013


Filed under Jaye Millspaugh, Opinion, Showcase

Most teenagers reach a point in their lives when they realize being a teenager no longer seems cool at least not as cool as being an adult. The most common reason behind this –– according to conversations I had with my friends during middle school and high school — is the freedom. Many teenagers...

UND welcomes new students

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

August 29, 2013


Filed under Jaye Millspaugh, News, Showcase

More than 1,500 eager new students arrived on UND’s campus last weekend to be welcomed to the university. According to Assistant Dean of Student Involvement, Cassie Gerhardt, 1,503 new freshman posed for the second annual freshman class group photo in the outdoor bleachers at Memorial Stadium. There...

Our office is now open!

Our office is now open!

August 26, 2013


Filed under Showcase

Our office is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. every Monday-Friday in the basement of the Memorial Union.

Hockey season highlighted

Elizabeth Erickson, Sports Editor

April 30, 2013


Filed under Elizabeth Erickson, Showcase, Sports

The attendance of North Dakota hockey games can be traced to the dedication of loyal fans. UND led NCAA Division I men’s hockey in home attendance in 2012-13 with an average of 11,592 fans in 21 home games — remaining the only program in the country to average more than 10,000 fans at each home...

UND’s ROTC excels at West Point

David Butz, Staff Writer

April 30, 2013


Filed under David Butz, Features, Showcase

Many miles up the Hudson River in New York, huddled in a clearing of Appalachia country forest, lies the storied United States Military Academy, commonly known as West Point. Grey battlements and fortress-like structures rise stoically above the forest and river and the halls of West Point have been wa...

YOLO, but responsibly

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

April 30, 2013


Filed under Jaye Millspaugh, Opinion, Showcase

YOLO: The motto of stupid criminals everywhere. I’m not a stupid criminal, but I do believe that YOLO isn’t a bad philosophy, if done responsibly. To put it in more intelligent terms, I believe in the importance of trying new things, stepping out of my comfort zone and not being afraid to take ...

The student news site of University of North Dakota
Showcase