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Exercising for college credit

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor May 5, 2017

Planning your class schedule can be a bit stressful. Things never seem to work out the way you want. The classes you need to take overlap, all your classes end up on one day or you have big gaps in your...

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor April 21, 2017

It may seem as though the U.S. Supreme Court is a board of mighty beings who don’t really have an effect on citizens individually, but whose decisions influence the whole country. The job of this...

Holding your tongue on Facebook

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor February 10, 2017

Many people my age say Facebook is outdated or it’s for “old people,” but I use Facebook as a tool for many things every day. I’m able to look at what my family and old friends are up to, I share...

Patriots Day dazzles

“Patriot’s Day” dazzles

Emily Gibbens February 7, 2017

Last Friday was free movie night for UND students. All of the movies I wanted to see were exempt from the free movie ticket, so I opted to watch “Patriots Day” even though I didn’t really know what...


Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor February 7, 2017

Imagine traveling all the way to Washington, D.C. to witness history, only to be blocked out of the entrance by angry people yelling at you. Or trying to listen to a speech made by the new president, but...

Calling all Disney movie lovers

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor January 27, 2017

If you’re a college student who still watches children’s movies (like me), you were a fan of the recent Disney princess movies Tangled or Frozen, or you like feel-good movies that make you smile and...

Witnessing history in D.C.

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor January 24, 2017

On Friday, Jan. 20, I had the opportunity to witness a historical event in person that millions of people across the world tuned in to. I watched the inauguration of our 45th President of the United States,...

Hostility toward the president-elect

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor January 13, 2017

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...

Brace yourselves, finals are coming

Emily Gibbens, Staff Writer December 2, 2016

With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Black Friday behind us, there is one thing coming up that everyone is looking forward to, and that is Christmas. But students shouldn’t get ahead of themselves dreaming...

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” impresses

Emily Gibbens, Staff Writer November 22, 2016

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an exciting, fantasy spin-off of the Harry Potter series. The movie came out on Nov. 18, 2016, and is based upon the script written by J.K. Rowling who...

Trolls hits your heart strings

“Trolls” hits your heart strings

Emily Gibbens, Staff Writer November 18, 2016

"Trolls" is a heartwarming animated movie with an amusing plot and an even better soundtrack. "Trolls" was released on Nov. 4, 2016 and directed by Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn. It is based on the famous...

My president, your president, our president

Emily Gibbens, Staff Writer November 18, 2016

The polls were wrong. The news organizations were wrong. So many people were wrong. After an intense election season with a surprise ending, America is freaking out. The level of disrespect for one...

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