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Join Hall Government

Brannon, Selke, McVey, Noren and West are residence halls west of the English Coulee on campus.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

College is the time to really get involved. In anything, really. There’s an ocean of groups, clubs and organizations that new students get to immerse themselves in. While there are groups that can sharpen the skills and talents needed for careers, student hall governments offer different opportunities...

Necessary Meditation

Janet Rex (center) leads a group during a Qi Gong session at the Lotus Meditation Center on Monday, April 24, 2017.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

[Gong] Silence. No movement. No stress. No worries. Just Silence. My eyes are closed. I listen to the rain on the roof. A car passes by. [Gong] I hear the wind in the trees. Why are my shoulders shrugged? Relax them. [Gong] 30 minutes of silence have passed, and the students of UND’s...

Election ethics unenforced during student gov elections

Student presidential candidate team Cole Bachmeier and Erik Hanson had a tent set up behind Chester Fritz Library with laptops for UND students to vote during elections on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

There was a bribery epidemic in the student elections just a week ago. The worst part was that it was all completely legal. With election season now coming to a close for the University of North Dakota, we must congratulate the Bachmeier-Hanson team on running the successful campaign for student body...

Health addicts get their fix

'Health Addicts Fix,' a spinach salad with chicken and jalapeno, was the food prepared at Monday's Wellness Center culinary corner event.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017

It’s typical for university courses to be taught by people who have dedicated their lives to a certain topic. For Job Stramer, he teaches a passion. Stramer is a sixth year student in college, but this is his fourth year at UND. After earning an associated degree in business management from Bismarck...

The Arctic Circle and America’s relationship with Russia

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp speaks during Friday's 'Kennan Conversation' at Clifford Hall.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

Relations between Russia and the United States may become even more confrontational in the next decade due to climate change in the Arctic, and UND could play a role in how they play out. At the Kennan Conversation on Friday at UND, panelists spoke of the changing geopolitics between the two countri...

Major of the Week – Dietetics

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

These are the people who you asked to analyze your lunch or ask for food help. There is so much more to it than that. “A dietician is one who literally studies the chemistry of food and learning how it interacts with our bodies in order to then go help others,” UND junior Emily Bitter said. “As...

Food is only the beginning

Food is only the beginning

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

About 45 minutes north of Grand Forks in a town 15 miles off the highway, stands a café in the middle of a farm town. The St. Thomas Café is the only restaurant in the sub-1,000 person town of St. Thomas, N.D., but it might as well be the town square. Every day, the people who live in the humble...

Major of the week

The UND department of History is located within O'Kelly Hall.

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...

Major of the Week

James Popejoy is a professor of music and the director of bands at UND.

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...

Where are all the books?

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

A number of UND textbooks’ shipping have been delayed longer than usual, leaving many students in the dark about where they are and what they can do in the meantime. With the new semester already a few weeks in, many students are still waiting for their required textbooks to arrive. While classes...

Let’s “wing” it

The Wilkerson and Squires dining centers hosted a wing challenge where students could eat wings that gradually increase in spiciness.

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...

Koselig kicks-off

Jared Fladeland performs poetry and spoken word during the Koselig concert at the University Park warming house on Saturday evening. Nick Nelson/ Dakota Student

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

The bitter winter has taken the week off, leaving Grand Forks in a slushy state. Pedestrians are now able to walk about the town without needing to wear a face mask or even a third layer of clothing. In appropriate fashion, the poetry series Koselig kicked off on Saturday in the warming house of Univer...

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