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April brings warmer temps to Grand Forks

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer April 21, 2017

A welcome reprieve from winter weather, temperatures in the Grand Forks area have been holding steady around the 50s for several weeks now. The change may have seemed sudden, rising from just above freezing...

Close call at Grand Forks airport

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer April 7, 2017

Two airplanes belonging to the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences hit each other on the ground at Grand Forks International Airport on Wednesday, March 29. Fortunately,...

Allegiant Airlines’ safety record a cause for concern

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer March 24, 2017

When spring break is mentioned, travelling to tropical getaways often comes to mind. Students that can afford to, often fly there. In Grand Forks, University of North Dakota students considering a voyage...

Trump, Twitter and the might of media

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer March 10, 2017

It is usually said “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and world history has shown the importance of a free media network. However, President Donald Trump seems to think otherwise, as his latest...

Standing Rock clean-up

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer March 10, 2017

On February 22, the Oceti Sakowin camp at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation was abandoned, following orders by North Dakota governor Doug Burgum to vacate by that date. The next day, 200 law enforcement...

The Terrace Dining Center will be closed at the end of the spring 2017 semester.

Resident hall budget

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer February 24, 2017

The University of North Dakota’s Association of Residence Halls passed an upgraded budget last week for next year, as stated by member Amanda Cook. The budget, ARH-R1617-03, will come into effect next...

NTSB releases findings of investigation into train accident

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer February 18, 2017

Several days ago, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the determined cause of the collision and derailment of two BNSF trains in 2013, near the town of Casselton, N.D. A car in the...

Members of the UND Robotics team stand holding components of their most recent robotic vehicle.

UND robotics team

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer February 10, 2017

The University of North Dakota is competing to send a robot to the planet Mars. UND is one of many schools around the United States participating in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s...

Nabil Suleiman, associate professor of civil engineering, serves rice during a Lunch with a Muslim event in the Memorial Union as part of Interfaith week.

Examining cultural differences

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer February 3, 2017

The University of North Dakota participated in an online seminar Tuesday, January 31, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The seminar, part of the school’s Interfaith Week, discussed the issues that...

First Leadership series event kicks off, discusses conflict management

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer January 31, 2017

Emily Holth of Sustainable Solution Services LLC, held a lecture Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Memorial Union’s River Valley Room. The lecture, discussing proper conflict management, was the first of a series...

Dr. Ronald Marsh, associate professor and chair of the computer science department at UND, is one of many NDUS staff working on the OpenOrbiter Small Satellite Development Initiative to develop CubeSat (satellites in the shape of small cubes).

Open Orbiter

Connor Johson, Staff Writer January 27, 2017

The University of North Dakota is scheduled to launch its first independent spacecraft this year. The University of North Dakota’s Open Orbiter Small Satellite Development Initiative has prepared a satellite...

Spending Thanksgiving at the Dakota Access Pipeline

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer January 13, 2017

In 1620, a group of colonists arrived at Plymouth Rock, Mass. The voyage in their ship, the Mayflower, had been brutal, and they were ill-prepared for the harsh New England winter. If it weren’t for...

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