Dakota Student

Club on campus getting into the “swing” of things

Tyler Bye-Jehns demonstrates a dance move with Emily Makaruk during a swing dance class on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017

The University of North Dakota has many clubs and organizations operating within its system. One club in particular that has had trouble maintaining activity, is the Swing Club. The Swing Club was once available at the Wellness Center, operating late in the evenings for the convenience of students...

Renovation plans for the Memorial Union

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

From March 28 to 30, representatives from WTW Architects in Pittsburg visited campus for the fourth time as part of the planning process for renovations to the Memorial Union. Senior Principal on the project Paul Knell and Director of Planning Derek Eversmann spent much of their time on campus conduc...

The Arctic Circle and America’s relationship with Russia

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp speaks during Friday's 'Kennan Conversation' at Clifford Hall.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

Relations between Russia and the United States may become even more confrontational in the next decade due to climate change in the Arctic, and UND could play a role in how they play out. At the Kennan Conversation on Friday at UND, panelists spoke of the changing geopolitics between the two countri...

Hawks logo perched across various campus sites

During spring break, UND increased Fighting Hawks logo presence on-campus with graphics inside the Memorial Union and elsewhere. Nick Nelson/ Dakota Student

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017

Students returning to classes after spring break might have noticed a change in their familiar stomping grounds: an impressive smattering of the university’s new Hawks logo across campus in the form of new window hangings, murals and floor clings. Though many students have expressed confusion as to...

Aerospace faculty give tour to airport firefighters

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017

Airport firefighters were given a tour of the University of North Dakota’s Airport Operations at Grand Forks International airport on March 21, part of an effort to improve communication between UND Aerospace and the airport. Grand Forks International is unique among airports in the United States, as ro...

Online shopping and the fate of Columbia Mall

Following corporate restructuring, the Macy's department store in the Columbia Mall is slated to close. Other stores have recently left the mall, including Bully Brew coffe house and Zales jewelry store. Kyle Zimmerman/ Dakota Student

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017

Sunday, March 26 was Macy’s last day of business in Grand Forks. The closure of the store was announced in early January as part of Macy’s plan to close 100 stores — 15 percent of their locations — in 2017. Macy’s is one of Columbia Mall’s four “anchor” stores. Its closure, combined with...

48th annual Writers Conference begins

48th annual Writers Conference begins

Matt Eidson, News Editor

March 24, 2017

The 48th annual Writers Conference kicked off at the University of North Dakota Wednesday, March 22. The three-day event will bring students, staff, faculty and Grand Forks community members face-to-face with noteworthy authors and artists. This year, the theme for the Writers Conference is “Citizen.”...

Allegiant Airlines’ safety record a cause for concern

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

When spring break is mentioned, travelling to tropical getaways often comes to mind. Students that can afford to, often fly there. In Grand Forks, University of North Dakota students considering a voyage have two options at the nearby Grand Forks International Airport: they can take a Delta connection...

Student government candidates begin campaigns

Blake Andert is running for UND student president with Nico Hanson as his vice president running mate.

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer

March 10, 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: Blake Andert. This will be the last profile in the Dakota Student’s series on presidential...

Snapchat takes big stage with initial public offering

Adam Demoulas, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

A few Stanford students majoring in product design saw a void in the social media market. Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy created an innovated product, Snapchat, for the sole purpose of creating a way for people to express their imperfect pictures. Allowing photos that are more about intimacy than popularity...

Trump, Twitter and the might of media

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

It is usually said “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and world history has shown the importance of a free media network. However, President Donald Trump seems to think otherwise, as his latest accusations have implied. President Trump, in the last few weeks, has taken to Twitter to share his...

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