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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...

Separating Trump from his alt-right supporters

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

Since Donald Trump has been elected president, the nation has been wondering, when exactly is he going to make America great again? So far, he has yet to fulfill any of his campaign promises, but his supporters continue to have high expectations. Unfortunately, some of their responses to the presidential...

International encouragement

Students file into the Study Abroad Fair in the Memorial Union Loading Dock.

Matt Eidson, News Editor

January 13, 2017

Years ago, during a semester abroad in Chile, South America, Whitney Maine found herself on the metro transit, exploring her surroundings. After a few hours of soaking up the sights, she came to sudden realization — she had no idea where she was going. Remaining calm, Maine thought of her host family. “My...

Creative profession

Haley Olson, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017

UND’s English department has halted its search for a creative writing tenure track professor. With the spring semester starting, there will be changes in many departments, including in the English department on campus. With 16.5 professors currently employed within the English faculty, there is...

To build or not to build; deciding what to do with Arbor Park

Arbor Park in downtown Grand Forks is the center point of a debate whether to re-develop pocket parks that were created after the 1997 flood.

Matt Eidson, News Editor

January 13, 2017

The fate of Arbor Park continues to be a topic of discussion for community members. In previous months, several members of the Grand Forks community rallied together to introduce a petition demanding city council cease development plans. The petition needed 3,465 verified signatures in order to be...

Spending Thanksgiving at the Dakota Access Pipeline

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017

In 1620, a group of colonists arrived at Plymouth Rock, Mass. The voyage in their ship, the Mayflower, had been brutal, and they were ill-prepared for the harsh New England winter. If it weren’t for the help of a local Native American tribe, they may not have lasted the winter. The next year, after...

Winter Wonderful

UND coach Brad Berry gives directions to men's hockey players during the Frozen Four tournament at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL on April 9, 2016. (Russ Hons/Russell Hons Photography)

Jack Harvey, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017

While many of us went home for semester break, the University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey team made great strides as the quest for a repeat continued with several games played since the three weeks we’ve had classes. The Fighting Hawks have struggled early on this season, going winless in six...

Pride between the posts

Matej Tomek, a sophomore from Bratislava, Slovakia, is one of the goalies on the UND men's hockey team. Nick Nelson/Dakota Student

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

January 13, 2017

Out of all the children who grow up wanting to be hockey players, only few make it in the big leagues, and only a small fraction decide to be goaltenders. Born and raised in Bratislava, Slovakia, Matej Tomek made his way to the U.S. via the North American Hockey League playing for the Topeka Roadrunners...

Welcome back UND students

Students walk across a frigid UND campus.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017

It’s that wonderful time of year again. That time of year when we all throw our laundry into our cars and return to Grand Forks with mixed emotions. After yelling at each other over politics while preparing for another stressful round of finals, a few weeks off were well-deserved. But, we all had...

Toronto professor refuses pronouns

Nick Sallen, Editor-in-Chief

January 13, 2017

The University of Toronto has been in an uproar these last few months over transgender pronoun use, political correctness and freedom of speech. Professor Jordan Peterson is objecting to the canadian government’s Bill C-16, which will outlaw harassment and discrimination based on gender identity...

“La La Land”; the glitz and the glam

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017

Beginning in winter and continuing until next fall, the movie centers on the evolution of the romance between Mia (Emma Stone), who works part-time as a barista while pursuing whatever auditions arise in the hopes of making it on the big screen as an actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz pianist...

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