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North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Cortnie Cottrell, Grand forks, ND, News, North Dakota, Showcase, Student Life, Trevor Alveshere, UND

Texting while driving kills 11 teenagers every single day and causes more than 1.5 million motor vehicle accidents each year, according to UND’s distracted driving information brochure, and that is only one type of distracted driving. In 2016, nationally, there was nearly 3,500 people killed...

Ax the Pink Tax

Ax the Pink Tax

Allyson Bento, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019


Filed under Allyson Bento, Dakota Student, ND, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized, UND

Imagine this: You walk into a store, see two seemingly identical objects with the exception that one is blue, and one is pink. You look further and discover that the pink one actually costs 7% more than the blue object. Welcome to Pink Tax. Pink tax is an extra charge placed on products and services that...

Taking Time for the Wacipi Powwow

Taking Time for the Wacipi Powwow

Noah Sell, Arts & Community Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, Caitlin Collins, Dakota Student, ND, Noah Sell, Showcase, Student Life

Powerful drums and even more powerful energy filled the Hyslop on Saturday with the arrival of the 49th Annual Wacipi Powwow. Attendants and participants alike were treated with a day full of music, dances, art vendors and food.   Dr. Linda Neuerburg is the assistant director of Student Diversi...

UND Senate Candidates for 2019-2020

Theresa Hanley, News Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, North Dakota, Showcase, Student Government, Student Government Elections, Student Life, Theresa Hanley, UND, UND Election, UND Student Gov, Vote

Name: Dawson Dutchak Position: Residence Halls Senator Major: Management and Managerial Finance and Accounting Purpose - “Since arriving on campus this past fall, I have been fortunate enough to find multiple opportunities to get involved on campus through the Association of Residence Halls...

The Excitement for Spring Fever

The Excitement for Spring Fever

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase, Student Government, Student Life, UND

We’re bringing it back, the glory days, the days of celebration and youthful exuberance. The days of celebrating a long harsh winter with the spring and summer. Springfest… kind of. It’s now called Spring Fever and it’s an attempt to bring back something that was so great about this town, somet...

UND set to award honorary degrees

UND set to award honorary degrees

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Cortnie Cottrell, News, North Dakota, Showcase, Student Life, UND

UND is awarding four honorary degrees to former students, the first will be awarded to actor Josh Duhamel at the Spring 2019 graduation ceremony. The other three award recipients are former Senator Heidi Hietkamp, aviation legend Clay Lacy and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm. The date for rece...

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, Molly Andrews, Showcase, Student Life, UND

UND Relay for Life returned back to campus after a year hiatus bringing in more that $11,000.   Relay for Life is a fundraiser for The American Cancer Society. It is team cancer walk that is put on by volunteers all around the country.   19 teams signed up and participated in the ...

Communication Appreciation Day

Communication Appreciation Day

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, Communications, Molly Andrews, Showcase, Student Life, UND

Pizza, wings and prizes were all available at Communication Appreciation Day.   The University of North Dakota is beginning to revamp their Communication department which has resulted in a new campaign to get more students to enroll in the program.   This event was just the beginni...

Student Senate Race Continues

Student Senate Race Continues

Theresa Hanley, News Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government, Student Government Elections, Student Life, Theresa Hanley, UND, UND Election, UND Student Gov, Vote

This student body election will have three names on the ballot. The last time there were three executive tickets running was in 2017. Recently to join the race are Cora Ijeoma Odoala and Saphyra Turnier Jeudy. Neither of the who have any experience in student government, but their hopes are to: Link Up...

Joe Black’s: A Cinderella Story

Joe Black’s: A Cinderella Story

Madison Feltman, News Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Grand forks, Madison Feltman, News, Showcase, Student Life, UND

‘Barch’ Madness: The search for America’s Best College Bar all began with a simple tweet and has taken the nation by storm. Barstool UND began the race by asking supporters to choose ‘the greatest bar in Grand Forks.’ A poll was released which allowed Twitter users to vote for which bar the...

UND’s ‘so called’ dry campus

UND’s ‘so called’ dry campus

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Cortnie Cottrell, Greek Life, News, Showcase, Student Life, UND

“UND is a dry campus with a very leaky roof,”  UND student said. Although UND claims to be a dry campus, it seems to be a reoccurring topic whether we are or not. The university does require all incoming students to complete an online module about alcohol usage and the effects it has on differe...

“Party @ the Hughes”

“Party @ the Hughes”

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Arts&Comm, In case you missed it, Molly Andrews, Showcase, Student Life, UND

The Hughes Fine Arts Center had an opera party this weekend and all were invited to go and enjoy an afternoon filled with music.   An opera is a form of theatre which music has the lead role. However, there is a distinct difference between an opera and a musical theatre production. &nbs...

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