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Holding your tongue on Facebook

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor

February 10, 2017

Many people my age say Facebook is outdated or it’s for “old people,” but I use Facebook as a tool for many things every day. I’m able to look at what my family and old friends are up to, I share my articles for everyone back home to read and I share things that I think are funny, like memes...

Advantages of a STEM education

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

Statistics have shown that too many students spend tens of thousands of dollars to attend college and graduate with degrees in the humanities, fine arts or similar areas that they have difficulty finding jobs in. There are fewer and fewer students pursuing degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering...

State of Education

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

With recent confirmation of Betsy DeVos leading President Trump’s Department of Education, it appears liberals, conservatives and libertarians need to have a discussion on the school choice issue. They need a discussion that isn’t steeped in rhetoric or wild accusations, but rather one looking at...

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

The Gorecki Alumni Center was at full capacity Monday night, as Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington helped close off the third day of Interfaith week; the Eye of the Hawk Lecture. With Washington as the events speaker, the audience was in the hands of a trusting leader to guide them through a discussion of diversity...

Examining cultural differences

Examining cultural differences

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

The University of North Dakota participated in an online seminar Tuesday, January 31, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The seminar, part of the school’s Interfaith Week, discussed the issues that Muslim staff and students face against racist and islamophobic acts of violence and discrimination,...

Trump announces nomination for America’s next Supreme Court Justice

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

An important moment in history occurred Tuesday night, Jan. 31, when President Trump revealed his nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch will be taking the vacant seat held by Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last February. The vacant seat has been a controversial...

Hawks look to force Bears to Hibernate

Jake Andersen, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

The UND Fighting Hawks women’s basketball team heads to Greeley, Colo. for a huge matchup with the University of Northern Colorado Bears on Sat. Feb. 4 in a matchup between the Big Sky Conference’s top two teams. The Fighting Hawks (14-7) come off an 88-69 victory over the Northern Arizona University...

Interfaith Week, Bahá’í Conversation

Interfaith Week,  Bahá’í Conversation

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

On Jan. 31, a group of diverse members of the Grand Forks community arrived at the Red River Room in the Memorial Union for Bahá'í Conversation: Learning About the Bahá'í Faith. Some were Bahá'í, who had come to engage with those interested in learning about their monotheistic religion. Most...

Let’s “wing” it

Let’s “wing” it

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Things were getting hot in the dining centers this week. Since Mon. Jan. 30, roughly 55 students took part in the annual Wing Challenge where participants eat increasingly hot wings throughout the week to win a t-shirt. The contest rules are simple. Each day of the week, the contestants must eat...

Peace, love and meditation

Peace, love and meditation

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor

February 3, 2017

“If you are unwilling to give peace and kindness then you may leave,” said Lora Sloan, a clinical psychologist and one of the instructors of buddhist meditation and other meditation classes in the Lotus Meditation Center. Sloan said they accept all religions and no one necessarily has to be Buddhist,...

Our best friends come to screen again

Our best friends come to screen again

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Throughout the years, there have been many movies made about the relationship between humans and animals. Pets, specifically, have a special place in our hearts and are a popular focus in a lot of successful films. “Marley & Me,” “My Dog Skip” and “Homeward Bound” all come to mind. In...

Ignorance isn’t bliss when it comes to firearm safety

Ignorance isn’t bliss when it comes to firearm safety

Brendan McCabe, Copy Editor

February 3, 2017

A few years ago in western Minnesota, I was duck hunting in a swamp with a younger cousin of mine who had almost no experience in the field. It had been a fairly slow morning, and it’s times like this that people become bored, tired and dangerous. We were standing side by side in waist deep water...

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