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Creative profession

Haley Olson, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Haley Olson, News

UND’s English department has halted its search for a creative writing tenure track professor. With the spring semester starting, there will be changes in many departments, including in the English department on campus. With 16.5 professors currently employed within the English faculty, there is...

To build or not to build; deciding what to do with Arbor Park

To build or not to build; deciding what to do with Arbor Park

Matt Eidson, News Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Matt Eidson, News, Showcase

The fate of Arbor Park continues to be a topic of discussion for community members. In previous months, several members of the Grand Forks community rallied together to introduce a petition demanding city council cease development plans. The petition needed 3,465 verified signatures in order to be...

Spending Thanksgiving at the Dakota Access Pipeline

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Connor Johnson, News

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 the help of a local Native American tribe, they may not have lasted the winter. The next year, after...

Winter Wonderful

Winter Wonderful

Jack Harvey, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Jack Harvey, Showcase, Sports

While many of us went home for semester break, the University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey team made great strides as the quest for a repeat continued with several games played since the three weeks we’ve had classes. The Fighting Hawks have struggled early on this season, going winless in six...

Welcome back UND students

Welcome back UND students

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Features, jacob notermann

It’s that wonderful time of year again. That time of year when we all throw our laundry into our cars and return to Grand Forks with mixed emotions. After yelling at each other over politics while preparing for another stressful round of finals, a few weeks off were well-deserved. But, we all had...

Toronto professor refuses pronouns

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

January 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Nick Sallen

The University of Toronto has been in an uproar these last few months over transgender pronoun use, political correctness and freedom of speech. Professor Jordan Peterson is objecting to the canadian government’s Bill C-16, which will outlaw harassment and discrimination based on gender identity...

“La La Land”; the glitz and the glam

“La La Land”; the glitz and the glam

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Stephanie Hollman

Beginning in winter and continuing until next fall, the movie centers on the evolution of the romance between Mia (Emma Stone), who works part-time as a barista while pursuing whatever auditions arise in the hopes of making it on the big screen as an actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz pianist...

Truth and reconciliation project series

Mike Hendrickson, Contributing Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Contributing Writer, Opinion

‘This land is your land, this land is my land’ – or is it? How the Doctrine of Christian Discovery annihilated native rights. The goal here is to acknowledge the truth about our history and what really happened. The truth is important because without it we will continue to live in a cocoon of...

The Great Gatsby, a timeless classic

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Breanna Roen, Opinion

“So we beat on, boats against the current” The 1920’s; when flappers were floating around town and all the men looked rather dashing. A time when alcohol was prohibited, but it ran thick and through. Those times seemed easier, especially for falling in love and becoming friends with someone...

Hostility toward the president-elect

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Emily Gibbens, Opinion

Just a week away from the presidential inauguration and many Americans are still showing hostility and refusing to accept the fate America has in store. Everyone has a right to their own opinion, but is it right for performers to refuse playing at the inauguration or designers decline the request to...

Enact Measure 5 into law

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

With the Legislative session starting, and the Republican Party’s super majority firmly established for at least the next two years it is time for our lawmakers to accept the people’s will and take action in implementing the successful ballot measures which passed in the November election. As...

Reheating a Rivalry

Reheating a Rivalry

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016


Filed under Hunter Plante, Sports

When people hear that the University of Minnesota and the University of North Dakota are playing in an athletics event, they think of hockey. North Dakota and Minnesota have a rivalry people in the area call “The Border Battle.” That “Border Battle” will be renewed this Friday night in the...

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