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President Trump is not backing down

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Since Trump’s inauguration, the President has signed multiple executive orders, with little to no legal review, that have greatly impacted international relations. Most recently, Trump banned immigration refugees to the United States from Muslim countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, etc. UND’s...

Being at the mercy of legislators

Dave Owen, Opinion Writer

February 3, 2017

So in yet another issue of ridiculous laws, the legislature had the ability to overturn a law which by all accounts is a violation of the separation of church and state as established by the First Amendment, the so called “Blue Laws.” For those unaware, a blue law is a law regulating the ability...

Truth and reconciliation

Hannah Balderas and Luis Calvo

February 3, 2017

Remember your first Welcome Weekend? Students being dropped off at the residence halls, meeting their roommates, attending various events, and maybe even attending a college party for the first time. Students are balancing between nervous yet excited for what the year will bring. But, it is not always...

Open Orbiter

Open Orbiter

Connor Johson, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

The University of North Dakota is scheduled to launch its first independent spacecraft this year. The University of North Dakota’s Open Orbiter Small Satellite Development Initiative has prepared a satellite to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance...

Interfaith week

Matt Eidson, News Editor

January 27, 2017

In an effort to increase cultural awareness and foster an environment of educational interest, United Campus Ministries, Christus Rex, UND Health and Wellness, UND Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Ministries Association, Archives Coffee House and UND Student Organization Funding Agency have teamed up...

President Trump signs executive order, starts the dismantling of the ACA

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

As pledged, we are going to see an entirely new healthcare system in the impending months. Last Friday, President Trump signed an executive order that helps him follow through with one of his central campaign promises. President Trump swiftly acted on his promise, signing the executive order only...

Trying to avoid an avalanche

Trying to avoid an avalanche

Jack Harvey, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

After being swept by Minnesota Duluth, the UND Fighting Hawks will be looking to bounce back against Colorado College this weekend. ”We’ve done well on the road and we need to remember how we want to play on the road,” head coach Brad Berry said. “It’s a very important weekend for us.” It...

Hawks look to fly past Beavers

Hawks look to fly past Beavers

Jake Andersen, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

  After a pair of heartbreaking losses to the No. 1 Wisconsin Badgers, the UND Fighting Hawks women’s hockey team looks to get back into the win column this weekend against the Bemidji State Beavers. Losing two tightly contested games in Wisconsin dropped the Fighting Hawks to a record of 12-9-5 (9-7-4-2 WCHA), but UND has a case...

Brunch beats a McMuffin

Brunch beats a McMuffin

Jordan Hermes, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

After a long, sleepless weekend followed by church on Sunday morning, everyone wants to eat a delicious meal with family and friends. Right? Last Sunday my friends and I were exhausted but in need of food, a brunch buffet seemed like the right place to go. In the busy entryway of Ruby Tuesday, off...

Women’s March emphasizing unity

Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion Writer

January 27, 2017

After multiple sexist comments Trump has made about women throughout his campaign, it’s only fitting that millions of women around the world chose his inauguration day to unite and march in support of equality and women’s rights. The Women’s March emphasized several Unity Principles, such as...

Calling all Disney movie lovers

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2017

If you’re a college student who still watches children’s movies (like me), you were a fan of the recent Disney princess movies Tangled or Frozen, or you like feel-good movies that make you smile and laugh, the movie Moana would be right up your alley. The movie was directed by Ron Clements and...

Self-defense laws are vague

Dave Owen, Opinion Writer

January 27, 2017

Our legislature has continued to take the ridiculous approach of using a fire axe to open an unlocked door as opposed to merely using a more nuanced and slight adjustment to correct a perceived flaw in the current law. Before we discuss what the new law will do, we need to first attempt to understand...

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