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The best time of the year

The best time of the year

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

April 30, 2018


Filed under jill morton, Opinion, Showcase

Most people think that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, probably because of the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” But let’s be real, right now is a pretty great time of the year, too. It’s definitely a close second to Christmas time at the very least. It h...

Melinda Vail: The medium that makes a difference

Melinda Vail: The medium that makes a difference

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 16, 2018


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Here in North Dakota, if someone says they are receiving a message from a deceased loved one, there is a high chance that they would be ill for a mental evaluation. For Melinda Vail, an intuitive therapist, hypnotherapist and medium, communicating with those on the other side is just a part of everyday...

Grand Forks considers bus route changes

Grand Forks considers bus route changes

Madison Feltman

April 16, 2018


Filed under Madison Feltman, News

Spring has brought many new changes to the area, including route changes to the Cities Area Transit (CAT) system. The Grand Forks Department of Transportation has been working with outside staff to make changes to their existing routes.   Dale Bergman, Director of Transportation, explained that w...

“Kennedy says he may leave UND to serve as university president in Florida”

“Kennedy says he may leave UND to serve as university president in Florida”

Diane Newberry, News Editor

February 15, 2018


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President Mark Kennedy sent an email to University of North Dakota faculty, staff and students this morning alerting them to the possibility that he will leave UND for the University of Central Florida (UCF). Kennedy’s announcement came after the UCF Presidential Search Committee released his name, al...

Student fee breakdown

Student fee breakdown

Andre Marquis Washington
, News Writer

February 4, 2018


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, News, Showcase

Is UND a research institution, hockey school or liberal arts university?  That was the question posed randomly to more than 300 UND students.  For some, the answer is obvious.  But for most UND students, the look of puzzlement on their face revealed their confusion.  What was even more puzzling was their answer to the ...

Mimi Eiden

Mimi Eiden

Madison Overby, Sports Writer

February 4, 2018


Filed under madison overby, Sports

Mimi Eiden, a freshman on the UND women’s soccer team, made herself right at home this year.   After a short settling-in period she began contributing points consistently. Eiden ended up with two goals and three assists by the end of the season, the second leading scorer on the team behind junior...

Making his return to the Ralph

Making his return to the Ralph

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

February 4, 2018


Filed under Allyson Bento, Sports

Stepping into the Ralph for the first time is an experience most hockey players mark as their greatest memory.   It is the beginning of their journey with the University of North Dakota’s storied hockey program, and they get to be a part of it. A program that takes in few talented athletes and even then, it turns out not to fit all.   While the program took in transfer Nick Jones th...

National bar passage rates drop; ND grads weigh law school options

National bar passage rates drop; ND grads weigh law school options

Diane Newberry, News Editor

February 4, 2018


Filed under Diane Newberry, News

Sheilan Hamasoor has had an interest in law since high school, but it wasn’t until the news of the Trump administration’s immigration ban broke last year that she was sure she had found her purpose.  “I saw all of these immigrants trying to get into the country and denied whether or not ...

UND collaboration or UND competition?

Andre Marquis Washington
, News Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Andre Marquis Washington
, News

The city of Grand Forks has become a paradise for the UAS industry.  Grand Forks is home of the United States first commercial UAS business and aviation park, and will host the 12th annual UAS Summit and Expo, an event that  attracts UAS experts from all over the world.  But as with any soil...

Sacrifices for your sport

Sacrifices for your sport

Madison Overby, Sports Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under madison overby, Sports

Nothing compares to the feeling of settling into a long winter break after a semester filled with exams, projects, assignments and stress piling into the living room with your family, hot cocoa in hand to watch Christmas movies and just relax. The first couple days of break are the ones to catch up on sleep...

The dream in action

The dream in action

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

January 21, 2018


Filed under Aimee Coons, Arts & Community, Arts&Comm, Showcase

In true North Dakota form, January 15, 2018 had below zero temperatures and freezing winds. However, the daunting weather conditions did not stop the community of Grand Forks and the students of UND from gathering at the Gorecki Alumni Center to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As the community ga...

Holly Dazzle warms up winter

Holly Dazzle warms up winter

Nick Nelson, Photo Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Arts&Comm, Nick Nelson, Showcase

The third annual Holly Dazzle Festival of Lights kicked off Sunday afternoon in downtown Grand Forks. Held in Grand Forks’ Town Square, guests were treated to classic holiday music performed by students at the Bel Canto Studio. Roaring fire pits were available for people to roast marshmallows over...

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