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Letter to the Editor

Nicholas April 2, 2019

Because of the breadth of this 800-word, meandering, and frankly long-winded column, I will here respond to just one of the points the columnist brings up. First, the pattern of voting behavior the...

Predictions for Lord Stanley

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor April 21, 2017

Every year, when April rolls around and hockey fans of every kind come together to compete to predict the next team to hoist the Stanley Cup. Together, with the sports writers, UND student athletes...

Five-Minute for charging enough for UMD’s Pionk?

Five-Minute for charging enough for UMD’s Pionk?

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor March 24, 2017

When there is a championship on the line, it’s safe to say emotions run high and the physicality increases with it. The NCHC championship game against the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs was...

Old Tradition, New Trophy

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor March 3, 2017

About a month ago, it was announced the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks will be leaving the Big Sky Conference and join the North Dakota State Bison in the Missouri Valley Football Conference...

Player Profile: Q

Player Profile: Q

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor February 3, 2017

Making a name for yourself when you get to college is one thing, but what about putting meaning into a single letter? At UND, “Q” holds high value and major promise. It represents one of UND’s...

Hawks don’t fall easy against Badgers

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor January 24, 2017

Fighting Hawks hockey took a couple “L’s” this weekend, as men and women couldn’t find a win against the first ranked teams in their conferences. The lady Hawks put in a valiant effort against...

UND keeps the ball rolling

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor January 24, 2017

UND’s Big Sky future is looking promising. After volleyball and football became champions in their most recent seasons, it looks as though the basketball programs could be on the same path. Both squads...

Peter Elander (center), associate head coach of the UND women's hockey team and host of the Winter Classic, hands a puck to forward Charly Dahlquist Monday afternoon at his backyard ice rink called 'Peter's Ice Palace.'

Peter’s Ice Palace

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor January 20, 2017

If you grew up in a winter climate like North Dakota, there’s a good chance you had an outdoor rink experience not the experience like the one provided at Peter’s Ice Palace. Peter Elander, the...

Matej Tomek, a sophomore from Bratislava, Slovakia, is one of the goalies on the UND men's hockey team. Nick Nelson/Dakota Student

Pride between the posts

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor January 13, 2017

Out of all the children who grow up wanting to be hockey players, only few make it in the big leagues, and only a small fraction decide to be goaltenders. Born and raised in Bratislava, Slovakia, Matej...

The UND football team celebrates their victory over Northern Arizona University on Nov. 12 at the Alerus Center.

Hawks rest in no. 7 spot

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor November 22, 2016

Last Sunday morning the UND football team and fans gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings and waited to see whether their hard work and perseverance paid off to earn a seed in the playoffs.  The selection show...

Freshman defender Casey Johnson chases the puck against Bemidji State at the Ralph Engelstad Arena on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Hawks mauled at Mariucci

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor November 8, 2016

UND fights to the bitter end in a rival series against Minnesota If they didn’t before, the Fighting Hawks now know what it feels like to hit rock bottom and disappointed fans are still awaiting the...

UND student athletes from the suspended baseball program (from left) Zach Heaser and Daniel Lockhert pray during a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meeting Monday evening at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. FCA is represented by roughly thirteen athletic teams on campus, with the majority coming from women's basketball and softball.

Fellowship and Faith

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor November 4, 2016

The life of a student athlete is a busy one, their schedules are filled with practices, workouts, community events and games all while making time for some social life and, most importantly, school. It...

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