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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...

Truth and reconciliation

Tyson Jeannette and Michael Hendrickson

January 27, 2017

Broken Treaties ‘This land is your land…’ but we will take it from you and leave you with a trail of tears… As we continue with our truth series we take a brief look here at how treaties were used to take the lands of the indigenous people. The official history site of the United States...

Getting involved

Getting involved

Matt Eidson, News Editor

January 20, 2017

The distance from Crookston, Minn. to Indianapolis, Ind. is 879 miles. But for Sara Kaiser, a communication major attending the University of Indianapolis, it might as well have been one million. While Kaiser showed up to college with dreams of one day working in sports information, she was becoming...

Political catch up

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

Following the election of President-elect Donald Trump back in November, we have finally reached Inauguration week. Today’s inauguration marks the beginning of the Trump administration. The months following President-elect victory have seen the Trump team lay out his plans to follow through on his...

Peter’s Ice Palace

Peter’s Ice Palace

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

January 20, 2017

If you grew up in a winter climate like North Dakota, there’s a good chance you had an outdoor rink experience not the experience like the one provided at Peter’s Ice Palace. Peter Elander, the associate head coach of the UND women’s hockey program, is trying to give children, students and even...

No dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Jack Harvey, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team will be out for revenge this weekend against longtime rival Minnesota Duluth. After a split against Miami (Ohio), the Hawks will look to take advantage of home ice against the Bulldogs. The two have met earlier this season when the Bulldogs were able...

Communication program earns department status

Communication program earns department status

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

Communication has achieved department status at UND. The change was brought on by students claiming employers favored degrees from academic departments rather than an academic program. Departments are cited for having a better grasp on “academic and professional prestige.” Although the upgrade...

New Community Journalism professor comes to UND

New Community Journalism professor comes to UND

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

Sarah Cavanah’s passion for journalism and its instrumental role in informing our society is evident in the excited way she talks about everything regarding her writing — from her humble beginnings in high school to her various fellowships, teaching  and professional experiences. “To me, journalism...

Take a break from the usual lunch

Take a break from the usual lunch

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

Trying to decide on a place for lunch, but tired of the same old options available on campus? The Museum Café could be just what you’re looking for. Open Monday-Friday from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., the Museum Café is located in the lower level of the North Dakota Museum of Art, behind Twamley Hall....

The brewery comes out with a new menu

The brewery comes out with a new menu

Haley Olson, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

Rhombus Guys Brewing Company released a new food menu Jan. 16, 2016. The brewing company is located at 116 3rd S. 3rd St. in Grand Forks located right next to Widman’s on the other side of the train tracks. Built in 1891 as an Opera house, and then later in the 1940’s as Uptown Bar and Bowling...

Graffiti, art or destruction of property

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

As a resident of Grand Forks, chances are you or someone you know has been stuck waiting for a train to exit the town. We all get frustrated if there is somewhere we have to be and the train starts moving in reverse. As irritating as the situation may seem, we cannot help but watch the train go by. As...

Legislators debate weird bills

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

In the past three weeks, we have had a series of seemingly bizarre legisla-tive debate in the state of North Dakota, including but not limited to; forcing your computer to be labeled as an adult video device, a tax in-crease from a governor who promised no new taxes, and last but not least, the ability...

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