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Special Olympics flags down football

Special Olympics flags down football

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

On Saturday afternoon members of the UND Special Olympics Club, volunteers and students with special needs ventured out to the old football stadium for a flag football tournament. Athletes competing were traveling teams from North Dakota State University, Minot State University, the University of North Dakota ...

The freaks come out at night

The freaks come out at night

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

Halloween has always been a fun time of the year. It’s a time to watch scary movies with your friends, dress up in elaborate costumes, eat excessive amounts of candy without feeling bad about yourself…but it can also be a time of true horror. Unfortunately, Halloween is a time of year crime rate tends to s...

Steam plant repairs long overdue

Nick Sallen, Copy Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion

In April 2016, I wrote an opinion article in the Dakota Student based on the master plan executive summary. In the summary, a campus-wide facilities condition survey highlighted a variety of UND’s infrastructure strengths and weaknesses. The three buildings with the worst facilities condition inde...

A veteran’s take on kneeling for the anthem

Glen Able, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I’m a black Navy veteran and I believe in peaceful protest. Somewhere along the way it appears we have lost respect for people who choose to protest peacefully. The media has flooded the nation with the demonstrations that are violent and unacceptable. However, when people choose to protest in a p...

Is reality TV what’s keeping you single?

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

Reality TV shows are everywhere. We’ve all seen at least one episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians or The Bachelor or some other dramatic reality TV show. A lot of these shows are about relationships and romance. Most people realize these are all exaggerated in almost every way. However, some...

A busy year for UND’s athletic trainers

A busy year for UND’s athletic trainers

Madison Overby, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under madison overby, Showcase, Sports

The athletes of the University of North Dakota are in good hands with the athletic training staff who are working to provide them with care day-in and day-out. From the outside looking in, people realize there is a high risk of injury in college sports. It’s easy to look on the sidelines during ...

Twins historic season ends on a bitter note

Cole Johnson, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Cole Johnson, Sports

The 2016 Minnesota Twins and the 2017 Minnesota Twins are two very similar teams with two very different outcomes. The 2016 Twins finished the season as the worst team in franchise history and worst team in Major League Baseball (59-103) whereas the 2017 Twins finished the year at 85-77. This record ...

The prodigal Yon

The prodigal Yon

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Quinn Robinson-Duff, Showcase, Sports

Let the skates glide and the pucks fly. The University of North Dakota and the Golden Gophers of Minnesota are at it once again bringing, their rivalry back to the Ralph Engelstad Arena for the first time in six seasons. For one player on the UND hockey team, this rivalry means something completely...

A tale of two coaches

A tale of two coaches

Madison Overby, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under madison overby, Sports

At first glance, the head coach of the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team, Brad Berry, and the head coach of the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team, Don Lucia, may seem to have a lot in common. Both men are currently coaching two of the most storied men’s hockey programs in ...

Hockey after college

Hockey after college

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Nick Erickson, Showcase, Sports

Everyone who calls themselves a fan of college hockey has probably informed you they prefer watching it over the NHL. That is absolutely the case with most UND hockey fans. This year is even more meaningful. This year something magical happens in the season. UND gets to play the Gophers in the Ralph. ...

Back in time

Back in time

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Allyson Bento, Sports

There is a certain sense of pride to be included in something that makes history, like  winning a national championship or being a part of a historical rivalry. UND hockey alumnus Andy Kollar has checked off both boxes. Kollar was a part of the 1999-2000 UND National Championship team, and while that was a...

Future Faceoff

Future Faceoff

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Nick Erickson, Sports

Lost out on the ticket lottery to get to the Vegas showdown in 2018 against the Gophers? More people did than did not, considering it was estimated that 6,000 of the 7,773 tickets were sold before they were even made available to the general public. With everyone sitting near their computer at 2 p.m. t...

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