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“Supernatural” offers suspense and startling scares

“Supernatural” offers suspense and startling scares

Amanda Hefner, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

During this time of year, many students are looking to experience Halloween thrills and spooky haunts. With Halloween fast approaching, some students may try to find freaky frights by going to see a scary movie, braving a haunted house, attending pumpkin patches or dressing up in a costume. However, ...

Fearful blood drive experiences drive people away

Emily Gibbens, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

Natalie Murphy sat down for her interview immediately after her blood donation, and her first requests were donuts and water. The hydration and the sugary treat weren’t quite enough to keep her awake. “Are you alright?” I asked. Murphy shook her head and said “uh-uh,” and fell back in her c...

Chester Fritz Library undergoes renovations

Chester Fritz Library undergoes renovations

Declan Hoffman, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

The unusual commotion and voices mingling brought attention to the west side of the Chester Fritz library’s second floor. The abnormally large student presence dispersed behind a pastry table and red ribbon set-up to remove themselves from the distractions they had just found escape from in the newes...

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Declan Hoffman, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016

In the opening event of the year, Organization of Latino Americans’ (OLA) newly appointed president Sami Chairez worked to revive the organization after the exit of graduated members. At the Ballroom of Memorial Union on Oct. 19, a large turnout of UND staff, students and those of the surrounding ...

Australia arrives at the Loading Dock

Australia arrives at the Loading Dock

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016

Australian culture was on full display at the Loading Dock Thursday night with music, food and history. UND student and Australian native Tamara Auer was the organizer and host for the night. The night began with a slideshow covering Australia’s geography, restaurant etiquette, food and other cultural facts...

Hemp road trip attempts to change the stereotype

Hemp road trip attempts to change the stereotype

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2016

After educating himself on hemp, Rick Trojan and his business partners started the largest hemp farm in the nation with over 300 acres dedicated to the cultivation of hemp. Harvesting the plant inspired Trojan to create the Hemp Road Trip to spread awareness of its prohibition in the United States. “The ...

Constellations makes its appearance at the Empire

Constellations makes its appearance at the Empire

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor

October 18, 2016

The audience sat on the stage in a diamond with bulbs strung from the ceiling and white paint splattered on the ground, looking like the sun in an odd way. A small platform was centered in the middle of the diamond that was the audience. Nick Payne’s “Constellations” was set up in an intimate ...

AISS severs up some comfort for students

AISS severs up some comfort for students

Amanda Hefner, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

When the temperature starts to drop, students at the University of North Dakota can quickly warm up at the American Indian Student Services (AISS) with a hot bowl of soup. Every Friday during the winter months, the AISS offers students and members of the community a chance to come together and enjoy fres...

UND Writer’s Conference awards

UND Writer’s Conference awards

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

The UND Department of English honored 11 students with scholarships for their hard work and accomplishments on Friday, Oct. 14. During a Writer’s Conference at the Memorial Union, 11 of the 17 scholarship recipients were publicly recognized and applauded. The recipients included two sophomores, three ...

Wind ensemble delivers first performance

Wind ensemble delivers first performance

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016

Wind Ensemble Kicks Off! The UND University Band and the Wind Ensemble took the Chester Fritz stage Tuesday night for its first formal concert of the year. The entirety of the concert was under the direction of conductor and UND Director of Bands, Dr. James Popejoy. “This is a performance ...

Getting to know the people behind the uniform

Declan Hoffman, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016

A night of reflection on both sides made a unique opportunity for the public to better understand the seemingly faceless, voiceless law enforcement agency of Grand Forks and see them as individuals just as equally for those behind the uniform to come with an open ear and share their point of view with ...

Sky’s no longer the limit!

Sky’s no longer the limit!

Rachel Cox, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016

The first of a series of space talks occurred on Monday in Witmer Hall on campus. Michael Gaffey, a professor in the Space Studies program, gave his talk on earth-approaching asteroids and the scientific and ethical issues associated with them. In plenty of movies, asteroids have been a major, life-threateni...

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