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Major of the week

Major of the week

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

The History program at UND may not be structured uniquely, but there is more than meets the eye. Unlike larger universities in the country, entry level history courses are taught by professors. Hans Broedel is the chair of the history department; he can also be found teaching 100-level lecture...

Fifty Shades of awful

Fifty Shades of awful

Jordan Hermes, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

Expect to be disappointed if "Fifty Shades Darker" is in your plans for date night. This movie was nothing more than a mediocre film.  The acting was amateur, the story felt slow and long and if you are comparing the movie to the book they are in different leagues. The term “darker” was questionable....

Beer and Bacon fest

Beer and Bacon fest

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

The Alerus Center was buzzing last weekend at the Happy Harry’s Annual Beer and Bacon Festival. The event featured 12 bacon dishes from local restaurants and over 100 different brews to try. Along with the huge variety of food and drink, festival goers enjoyed live entertainment and games such as...

International House of Pancakes

International House of Pancakes

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

February 18, 2017

In Grand Forks and the rest of the country, IHOP is synonymous with American breakfast dining. The IHOP on 32nd Ave. is no exception, and on Saturday and Sunday mornings, it is packed with families of all kinds, students and honestly, people who chose to go there because the wait time is shorter than that ...

Kristofor Paulson “breaks through” to students

Kristofor Paulson  “breaks through” to students

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

Kristofor Paulson describes his life as a series of “happy accidents.” Moments that had him make decisions that didn’t coincide with his original plan of becoming a chemical engineer led him to a certainly unexpected, but fulfilling, career as a professor. It is here, in his Gamble Hall office...

Major of the Week

Major of the Week

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

It’s a field where one must cater to the group and the hundred individuals in it. The music education major at UND has a close connection to the music performance major in both requirements and teaching style. James Popejoy, the Director of Bands at UND, explained that students are taught and...

Integrated Studies Program faces the danger of being cut

Integrated Studies Program faces the danger of being cut

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2017

On Thursday Feb. 2, Debbie Storrs, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, in response to a university-wide requirement for all areas to propose budget reductions, announced her plan to lower the number of instructors in the College as part of this most recent round of budget cuts. To meet funding c...

Interfaith Week, Bahá’í Conversation

Interfaith Week,  Bahá’í Conversation

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

On Jan. 31, a group of diverse members of the Grand Forks community arrived at the Red River Room in the Memorial Union for Bahá'í Conversation: Learning About the Bahá'í Faith. Some were Bahá'í, who had come to engage with those interested in learning about their monotheistic religion. Most...

Let’s “wing” it

Let’s “wing” it

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Things were getting hot in the dining centers this week. Since Mon. Jan. 30, roughly 55 students took part in the annual Wing Challenge where participants eat increasingly hot wings throughout the week to win a t-shirt. The contest rules are simple. Each day of the week, the contestants must eat...

Peace, love and meditation

Peace, love and meditation

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor

February 3, 2017

“If you are unwilling to give peace and kindness then you may leave,” said Lora Sloan, a clinical psychologist and one of the instructors of buddhist meditation and other meditation classes in the Lotus Meditation Center. Sloan said they accept all religions and no one necessarily has to be Buddhist,...

Our best friends come to screen again

Our best friends come to screen again

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Throughout the years, there have been many movies made about the relationship between humans and animals. Pets, specifically, have a special place in our hearts and are a popular focus in a lot of successful films. “Marley & Me,” “My Dog Skip” and “Homeward Bound” all come to mind. In...

Split… et cetera

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

4 and a half stars out of 5 A week after its release, M. Night Shyamalan’s newest thriller, “Split,” has garnered critical praise and is considered the director's return to form. Shyamalan started his directorial career in the early 90’s with a drama called, “Praying with Anger.” It wasn...

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