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The Electoral College; a relic or a necessity?

Dave Owen, Opinion Editor

November 22, 2016

As a result of this current election, there has been a great debate in this country whether or not it is acceptable for our nation to elect an individual to the position of president without them winning the popular vote, and what if any legitimate purpose could the electoral college hold in the modern...

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” impresses

Emily Gibbens, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an exciting, fantasy spin-off of the Harry Potter series. The movie came out on Nov. 18, 2016, and is based upon the script written by J.K. Rowling who took inspiration from a textbook mentioned within in the Harry Potter books and films. The British...

Implications of media bias

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor

November 22, 2016

Election year media coverage often brings up a recurring topic of debate: media bias. This cycle was certainly no exception, and the debate won’t be going away anytime soon. I’ve always found it peculiar when critics of the media choose to use the term “the media” in the first place. The media...

Lawyers, there’s more than meets the eye

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

Lawyers are known for being untrustworthy and deceitful, taking any and every opportunity to exploit a loophole for their own greedy advantage. People tend to think the worst of lawyers. Many wonder how they can defend murderers and thieves and still sleep at night when they get their clients off on...

Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

As winter approaches, the protests surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline continue at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, located an hour south of Bismarck, N.D. With the deadline for the government contract of construction expiring January 1, the protestors will have to deal with the unforgiving cruelty...

Community through creativity

Robin Du Pont reads poetry Thursday evening in the Medora Room at the Memorial Union.

Haley Olson, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

English grad students share creative writing at Graduate Reading Series Brittney Christy and Robin Du Pont, both graduate students in the English department, presented “The Graduate Reading Series” on Nov. 17, 2016 at the Memorial Union in the medora room. Christy and Du Pont presented creati...

“Cookin’ with Kiddos”

Haley Olson, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

The Wellness Center holds “Cookin’ with Kiddos” once a month to promote healthy living in children. Lesson plan coordinator, Miriah Schneider, plans a meal prep that is easy for both children and parents to cook. “The body is the most important thing to take care of,” Schneider says. “We...

Diversity Advisory Council continues to seek ideas for enhanced inclusion at UND

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

The conversation about diversity and inclusion practices on campus continues as the Diversity Advisory Council continues to look at how UND can become a more welcoming environment. The Diversity Advisory Council was established by President Kennedy last month to provide a recommendation for improving...

Next Man Up

Next Man Up

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

It’s the first game of the season. The Fighting Hawks are in Stony Brook, N.Y. taking on the Seawolves. Senior Clive Georges was set for a big season after missing most of the 2015 campaign. Then, disaster struck. Georges needed to be carted off the field with an apparent serious injury, a huge...

Rushing to the Championship

Rushing to the Championship

Jack Harvey, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

Three years ago, Southern Illinois assistant coach Bubba Schweigert was named as the 26th head coach of the University of North Dakota football team. Coming off a 3-8 record, there was a need for change. Since switching to the Big Sky in 2012, UND had a record of 8-14 before Schweigert took the reins....

Big Sky Dreams

After defeating Northern Colorado University this past Saturday, the UND volleyball team clinched the 2016 Big Sky conference chamionship.

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

What a week it was for head coach Mark Pryor and the UND volleyball team. The Fighting Hawks set themselves up perfectly for a massive week, and they took care of business with dominating victories over Northern Arizona, and Northern Colorado. Both the Bears and the Lumberjacks were in the same...

Major of the week – Environmental Studies

Students in the Environmental Studies program at UND study the processes of managing natural resources, understanding the environmental impact of humanity as well as preserving ecosystems such as the Knife Point Glacier (pictured).

Jacob Nortermann, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

Next fall, UND will begin recognizing a brand new major. Under the guidance of the geography department, students will have the option of earning a Bachelor of the Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies. According to the proposed catalog language for the two programs, environmental...

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