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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...

First Leadership series event kicks off, discusses conflict management

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

Emily Holth of Sustainable Solution Services LLC, held a lecture Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Memorial Union’s River Valley Room. The lecture, discussing proper conflict management, was the first of a series of three lectures, part of the Spring Leadership Series. The lecture, which ran for an hour, introduc...

“Citizen” discussion

“Citizen” discussion

Matt Eidson, News Editor

January 31, 2017

Continuing a 47-year tradition, the University of North Dakota is set to kick off the 2017 Writers Conference on March 22. This year’s Writers Conference is in good hands. Crystal Alberts, Associate Professor of English at UND, has played a part in directing the conference since 2010. Alberts makes...

Open Orbiter

Open Orbiter

Connor Johson, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

The University of North Dakota is scheduled to launch its first independent spacecraft this year. The University of North Dakota’s Open Orbiter Small Satellite Development Initiative has prepared a satellite to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance...

Interfaith week

Matt Eidson, News Editor

January 27, 2017

In an effort to increase cultural awareness and foster an environment of educational interest, United Campus Ministries, Christus Rex, UND Health and Wellness, UND Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Ministries Association, Archives Coffee House and UND Student Organization Funding Agency have teamed up...

President Trump signs executive order, starts the dismantling of the ACA

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

As pledged, we are going to see an entirely new healthcare system in the impending months. Last Friday, President Trump signed an executive order that helps him follow through with one of his central campaign promises. President Trump swiftly acted on his promise, signing the executive order only...

Community culture

Community culture

Matt Eidson, News Editor

January 24, 2017

Over the years, Marcus Wax, a Grand Forks native, has taken a hard look around and wondered how he could improve the community he loves. Wax decided that the best way to improve his community was to bring the residents together for a day—or three—of fun. With that, the idea for the first annual ...

Getting involved

Getting involved

Matt Eidson, News Editor

January 20, 2017

The distance from Crookston, Minn. to Indianapolis, Ind. is 879 miles. But for Sara Kaiser, a communication major attending the University of Indianapolis, it might as well have been one million. While Kaiser showed up to college with dreams of one day working in sports information, she was becoming...

Political catch up

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

Following the election of President-elect Donald Trump back in November, we have finally reached Inauguration week. Today’s inauguration marks the beginning of the Trump administration. The months following President-elect victory have seen the Trump team lay out his plans to follow through on his...

International encouragement

International encouragement

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

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

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...

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