Dakota Student

Letter to the Editor

Donald MacDiarmid

October 30, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor

In any healthy democracy, it is your right as an adult citizen to vote.  In a like manner, it is also your right not to vote.  No matter whether you vote, or for whom you vote, a tricky catch that attends our voting rights is that collectively we get the government that we deserve.  Young people (age...

Letter to the editor in response to ‘Birth Controlled’

Brittany Borgen, Letter to the Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As a twenty-four year old student and daughter of a University of North Dakota (UND) employee, my contraception has never been covered under my mother’s health insurance. For the past two years, I have spent $40 a month on contraception. Some quick math tells me that I have paid a total of $960 on...

Letter to the editor

Jordan Meyer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I experienced Career Services present to one of my classes this semester on professionalism and professional dress, and was very disappointed in the lack of progressive thought and awareness on their part. The main points stressed the importance of rigid, sexist, classist, old fashioned work norms that...

Letter to the editor

Vince Azzarello, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under ND, Opinion

This is a fun response to the opinion article written by Jill Morton, found on the Dakota Student website published on September 15, 2017. Jill, Good morning to you.  My name is Vince Azzarello, and I’m the Marketing Director for the North Dakota State Fair.  A Google Alert for “State Fair” pointed me towards your a...

Letter to the Editor – Response to “A night in Africa”

April 7, 2017


Filed under LTE, Opinion

On April 4th 2017, the Dakota Student published a review of African Night, a cultural event which had taken place three days prior. In this article, African Night was displayed in a less than accurate. This is my attempt at a response to the piece. My first of many problems with this article was the...

Dave Owen for VP

Miranda Gardner

March 10, 2017


Filed under LTE, Opinion

As a young woman that was born and raised in the South, I was always taught to surround myself with people that respect me and those around me. I was also taught that the best people you can involve yourself with, are the people who put others first. Which is exactly why I support John Bjorklund and...

Letters to the Editor

Sol Eagle Road

March 10, 2017


Filed under LTE, Opinion

As a United State citizen who comes from a military family I have learned many lessons. One notion that continues to shape my personality is the idea of being a citizen who contributes to a globalizing world. Be (sic) a citizen who represents the American image is to learn from mentors who hold values...

Letters to the Editor

Cameron Wisti

March 10, 2017


Filed under LTE, Opinion

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” -Martin Luther King Jr.” This was me at the end of my Freshman year of college and throughout my Sophomore year because of the unexpected passing of my father (March-2015) when I was only 18 years old until I met Dave....

Response to Fequiere’s article- “Trump’s media ban”

Christopher Nelson

March 7, 2017


Filed under LTE, Opinion

Letter to the Editor from Christopher Nelson. Recently the Dakota Student ran an opinion piece by Elizabeth Fequiere entitled “President Trump’s Media Ban.” I write today to respond to this ill reasoned and poorly written defense of the current Republican administration. First she makes the ...

Truth and Reconciliation

Letter to the Editor

December 2, 2016


Filed under LTE, Opinion

Students from the University of North Dakota Accounting 494 Ethics class have recently collaborated with several American Indian students to talk about social, historical and cultural issues related to American Indian people. They have worked under the guidance of Michael Hendrickson, Executive in Residence...

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