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Letter to the Editor


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 columnist describes is not called identity politics. Identity politics is a phenomenon not of the candid...

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 and other students on campus here are the predictions for who the next team could be. Jake Andersen - ...

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 a prime example of this. The Fighting Hawks visited the penalty box a total of 12 times, while the...

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 and Summit League. With the excitement of the move and the reigniting of an old flame with the Bison...

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 most well-known athletes who leads his team on and off the court to success. A native of Brooklyn P...

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 Wisconsin this weekend, falling in a close contest in game one against the Badgers 3-2 and game two 2-...

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 were in action Thursday and Saturday facing Weber State and Idaho State — two of Big Sky’s to...

Peter’s Ice Palace

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.'

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 associate head coach of the UND women’s hockey program, is trying to give children, students and even...

Pride between the posts

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

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 Tomek made his way to the U.S. via the North American Hockey League playing for the Topeka Roadrunners...

Hawks rest in no. 7 spot

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

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 on ESPNU answered their prayers as the Fighting Hawks found their place in the seventh seed. The...

Hawks mauled at Mariucci

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

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 reloaded Hawks squad to show up. Renewing a historic rivalry between Minnesota and North Dakota...

Fellowship and Faith

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.

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 is a delicate balance, but most student athletes find a way to make it work. On top of all these...

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