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Whoa, what happened to your leg

Stephanie Hollman, Opinion Editor

February 4, 2018

As careful as I was hiking down a steep descent on a mountain, all it took was a wrongly misplaced step to trip and fall on the rocky surface. To my horror, pain shot up through my entire left leg after I realized that while my body fell back-first onto my Camelbak, my foot remained wedged between tw...

UND Makes it hard to go green

Stephanie Hollman, Opinion Editor

January 28, 2018

The University of North Dakota is well-known for a lot of things: ts championship winning hockey team, its ranking as being one of the coldest college campuses in the United States, and of course, its superior aviation program.  Sustainability and recycling, unfortunately, is not one of them.  I‘m  probably particularly tough on this school (as well as on the city of Grand Forks...

The reality of Instagram

Some users have become disillusioned with the divide between reality and perception when it comes to social media. Julian Gentilezza /Unsplash

Stephanie Hollman, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2018

“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...

Synchronized passion

Skaters move in tandem Thursday, September 14, 2017 during Team North Dakota auditions held at the Olympic Arena in The Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Stephanie Hollman, Staff writer

September 24, 2017

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...

Rock the Streets lights up downtown

The Famous Armadillos perform Friday night in downtown Grand Forks as part of Potato Bowl week.

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

On Friday night, the community was brought together by JLG Architects at their second annual “Rock the Streets” dance party in the town square of downtown Grand Forks. Families, students and community members came out to enjoy the night of live music and entertainment, food and vendors offering ...

Team North Dakota

Team North Dakota

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017

In 2012, when then-undergrad Mallory Olson found out that UND didn’t have a synchronized skating team, she decided to start her own. Borne from her lifelong passion of figure skating was Team North Dakota, which remains the state’s only collegiate synchronized figure skating team. Olson is now the...

O’ For Heaven’s Cakes

Besides muffins and other baked goods, O' For Heaven's Cakes offers cupcakes in such flavors as Italian cream. Nick Nelson/Dakota Student

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017

As the only specialty cupcake store in Grand Forks, O’ for Heaven’s Cakes N’ More is a gem that will satisfy the cravings of almost any sweet-tooth. Voted as one of the Best 10 Bakeries in North Dakota by www.bestthingsnd.com and the winner of the “Best Cake” People’s Choice Award by the ...

A Night of Jazz at the Fritz

Wyatt Tuner belts out a guitar solo during Monday's UND Jazz Ensemble concert.

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

On Monday night, an audience of students, parents and supporters of the music department took a break from the rain by filling the Chester Fritz auditorium to listen to the smooth musicians of the UND Jazz band. This night had been the accumulation of a semester’s worth of individual practice and group...

The Art and Wine Walk returns to Grand Forks

Guests sample wine at Mamma Maria's during Saurday's Art & Wine Walk.

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

Saturday, April 22 marked the first of four days of the annual Art and Wine Walk,  which features wine samples and showcases the work of local artists at various participating businesses in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. This year, participants began by purchasing maps at one of the s...

“Boardwalk brought me back to the local seafood joints”

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017

Located in downtown East Grand Forks and surrounded by a myriad of dining options, Boardwalk Bar and Grill has got some competition when it comes to the local culinary scene. It’s variety of better-than-average tasting and moderately-priced American entrees, however, puts it above most when it com...

Tuning into the Jazz Combo

Sadie Cochrane (left) and Marcie Woehl (right) perform as part of the UND Jazz Combo Tuesday night at Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017

On Tuesday night, an audience came together at the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall to listen to the smooth sounds of the UND Jazz Combo Concert. The medium-sized hall, with the spotlight on the stage dramatically below the audience provided an intimate atmosphere. Everyone seemed to be both in deep...

NPL and Memes

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

Tucked away on the fourth floor of the Chester Fritz Library, an exhibit of old magazine covers and political cartoons sits in a glass display in Special Collections, which resembles a museum that preserves history through its artifacts and aged documents. The collection, which according to the libra...

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