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Presidential Candidates

Presidential Candidates

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

February 4, 2020

With the expectation of a swift acquittal of President Trump from the senate, I thought it was appropriate to look into the remaining candidates for the 2020 election. Some of the candidates on the Democratic side have similarities within their planned policies, others are completely different. The R...

State of the State Address

State of the State Address

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

February 4, 2020

On Jan. 29, the Governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum, delivered his 2020 State of the State address at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Governor Burgum started his speech by thanking the legislative branch of North Dakota and tribal leaders from around the state for their continued determination for the...

Soft smiles make the world go round

Soft smiles make the world go round

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

February 3, 2020

Minnesota Nice is very much alive and vibrant. We Minnesotans come from backgrounds of knowing that hard work does indeed pay off. For years growing up, we would often times find ways to work hard to gain some sort of reward. If there was not a reward, then we were working hard because our moms were gett...

Impeachment

Impeachment

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

February 3, 2020

I’ve tried to stay away from this impeachment charade since my last article, but it continues to call my name. However, I’m not going to discuss a specific argument relevant to the impeachment. I don’t think anyone needs more people telling them which side is right, so I’m going to point out the...

The Emerging Coronavirus

The Emerging Coronavirus

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

January 28, 2020

Over the past few weeks, the government of China shut down all transportation to and from Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, and several other cities in order to defend against a new foe. A coronavirus has emerged from a market in China, some say from eating snake, others say from eating bats. Coronaviruses,...

Veteran’s Day – Honoring those who have served

Veteran’s Day - Honoring those who have served

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

November 19, 2019

Veteran’s Day, for some, is a national holiday that merely means a day off from school or work, but for many, it holds a much deeper meaning than a day off. Veteran’s Day is a time for us all to pay our respects to those who are serving and who have previously served. For one day, we stand united as...

ISIS Leader Killed

ISIS Leader Killed

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

November 5, 2019

During the night on Oct. 26, the United States successfully took down the leader and founder of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A planned raid throughout the night in northwest Syria targeted a compound occupied by Baghdadi. President Trump held a conference in the Diplomatic Reception Room m...

Cost of Halloween

Cost of Halloween

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

October 29, 2019

Whether it is the candy-induced coma after indulging yourself throughout the night or the lingering makeup from your extravagant costume the next morning, each year Halloween celebrations seem to outdo itself time and time again. With the reputation of Halloween becoming more popular each year, coincidently,...

New Troop Movements

New Troop Movements

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 23, 2019

Last week, President Trump announced plans to remove U.S. troops from Syria amid growing tensions between two U.S. allies, the Turkish government and Kurdish forces, both of whom have helped fight the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) through the years. The Kurdish backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been a ke...

Should Anonymity be allowed?

Should Anonymity be allowed?

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

October 22, 2019

Let me first start by saying that I know very little about politics. I have never understood it. I don’t understand a lot of the terminology, the strategic planning or why we accuse rather than work to fix situations together. However, I do know what I believe in and what aspects I support, but all...

Trump Rally in Minnesota

Trump Rally in Minnesota

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 15, 2019

On Oct. 10, President Trump held a rally in Minneapolis, Minn., in an effort to “turn the state red.” In his opening statement, he declares, “We are going to win this state.” Trump lost Minnesota by a narrow margin in 2016, but he hopes this election will be different. His supporters flocked to Minne...

100th Anniversary of ROTC at UND

100th Anniversary of ROTC at UND

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

October 15, 2019

Once a UND industrial engineering student in 1996, now UND’s professor of military science, Lieutenant Colonel Murphy is incredibly honored to be celebrating with UND’s Army ROTC’s 100th year anniversary on campus.  When Lieutenant Murphy was enrolled at UND back in 1991-1996 and was activel...

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