Dakota Student

Undergraduate showcase

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

All students should mark their calendars for April 7, as it’ll be the last day the office of Essential Studies will be accepting applications for students to participate in the undergraduate showcasing on Tuesday, May 2 through Thursday, May 4. Dr. Ryan Zerr, the university’s director of Essential Studi...

Student government candidates begin campaigns

John Bjorkland is one of the candidates running for UND student body president this April.

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

In preparation for student elections on April 12, the Dakota Student is sitting down with candidates for Student Body President to talk about their backgrounds, motivations and platforms. Featured in this issue: John Bjorklund. Junior and political science major John Bjorklund has had a year of experience ...

The Creative Impulse

The Empire Arts Center held a cooperative gallery reception on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 with local artists including current UND President Mark Kennedy as well as prior Presidents and campus faculty.

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

UND Art Collections began an exhibition this past Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Empire Arts Center. The exhibition is titled, “The Creative Impulse: Artists from North Dakota and the Broader Region.” It will run from Feb. 28 to April 12, 2017. The show features historical and contemporary works by artist...

Warmhouse rapping feat. Zen People

New Reign (back) creates beats as rapper Jantzonia (front) freestyles this past Saturday at the University Park warming house during the second Koselig event.

Jordan Hermes, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

Koselig, Grand Forks’ winter event planning group, hosted a rather interesting event last Saturday evening. Three local hip-hop artists, Zen People, featuring DJ New Reign, performed at the University Park warming house as a ‘kick off’ to their Midwest “Aight, Tight Tour,” which began Feb. 21, ...

The First Address

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

President Trump proved himself to be the champion America needs on Tuesday night, as he delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. Glum Democrats sat on their hands while Republicans praised Trump for keeping his campaign promises — promises that won him the presidency. After five weeks of ...

Death by baseball

Matt Eidson, News Editor

March 3, 2017

Carl Mays stood on the pitcher’s mound at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, N.Y., working his way through the fifth inning of a soon-to-be infamous baseball game on Aug. 16, 1920. At the plate was Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman, a batter known to crowd the plate: a habit that would prove cos...

President Trump’s media ban

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

President Donald Trump recently held a restricted press briefing which excluded CNN, the New York Times, L.A. Times, Buzzfeed and Politico. News outlets treat this as an act of war against the first amendment, claiming that this marks the first time in American history that a president has impeded o...

After the garbage settles

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

The protesters have finally abandoned the “Sacred Stone Camp,” and the state has been moving down on the camp to clean up the tattered remains of thousands of protesters over the past six months. It’s time to have a post-mortem discussion of what has and will happen, both with the pipeline and the...

Budget cut blues felt campus wide

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

President Kennedy and the Executive Council have made more progress on finalizing budget plans since the time Governor Burgum proposed further cuts to higher education across the state of North Dakota. Back in January, Governor Burgum recommended $31 million be cut in regards to higher education during...

Resident hall budget

The Terrace Dining Center will be closed at the end of the spring 2017 semester.

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

The University of North Dakota’s Association of Residence Halls passed an upgraded budget last week for next year, as stated by member Amanda Cook. The budget, ARH-R1617-03, will come into effect next semester and raises the housing fees 20 percent from their current rate for students in residence...

Earning their feathers: Football Recruits

Cole Reyes (center) runs the ball during a green and white scrimmage last spring at the High Performance Center.

Adam Demoulas, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

The UND Football team made great off-season moves picking up 25 new recruits for the future of the football program. Head Coach Bubba Schweigert and the rest of the coaching staff believe they have found some future stars that can develop to their full potential. “They really have to believe...

Repeating History?

Jack Harvey, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

As the shortest month of the year comes to an end it can only mean one thing. March Madness. To many, March Madness is all about filling out brackets and always picking Duke to lose in the first round. But to hockey fans, March Madness is also about the college hockey playoffs. This weekend kick...

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