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Is the driving age too young?

Is the driving age too young?

Megan Vogt, Opinion Writer

April 30, 2019

In most states when you turn 16, you get your driver’s license. Very exciting, right? In North and South Dakota, I recently found out that you get your permit at 14 and license at 15. According to Allstate’s blog, the state with the oldest driving age is New Jersey, and that is 17.   T...

New Student Leadership

New Student Leadership

Theresa Hanley, News Writer

April 30, 2019

On Wednesday, April 17, students voted on their next student government leaders. There was a total of 37 students who ran for positions within student government. The newly elected Student Body President and Vice President are Gracie Lian and Matthew Ternus. The two won the position by a 62% majority....

North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 16, 2019

Texting while driving kills 11 teenagers every single day and causes more than 1.5 million motor vehicle accidents each year, according to UND’s distracted driving information brochure, and that is only one type of distracted driving. In 2016, nationally, there was nearly 3,500 people killed...

UND set to award honorary degrees

UND set to award honorary degrees

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 9, 2019

UND is awarding four honorary degrees to former students, the first will be awarded to actor Josh Duhamel at the Spring 2019 graduation ceremony. The other three award recipients are former Senator Heidi Hietkamp, aviation legend Clay Lacy and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm. The date for rece...

Heid Erdrich

Heid Erdrich

Noah Sell, Arts & Community Writer

March 26, 2019

This week saw the 50th Annual UND Writers Conference, a three-day event featuring panels and public readings by six talented writers of all different backgrounds. One such writer who was hosted by the event was a North Dakota local, Heid Erdrich.   Erdrich is well-known for her published coll...

The Premiere of “Home”

The Premiere of “Home”

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community Writer

January 29, 2019

Imagine spending the day outside in the cold, windy weather and not having a warm place to go to rest your head at night. This image you are creating is a reality among the homeless community not only in Grand Forks, but in North Dakota. On Wednesday at the Empire Arts Center, The Human Family ha...

Mutton Bustin’

Mutton Bustin’

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community Writer

October 30, 2018

Wojo Rodeos joined Patch on Point for a good mutton bustin’ to kick off the weekend in Grand Forks. Patch on the Point is new to East Grand Forks and they have a lot of things to do for people of any age. The have a variety of pumpkins and gourds to buy but they also have a bunch of fun things...

Crime on the increase

Sasha Leibold, News Writer

October 16, 2018

On Wednesday Oct. 10, a UND student Alyssa Maesse was a victim of a robbery at Ganesha Yoga. Alyssa was attending a yoga session when she realized that someone had gone through her purse and stole her wallet. “My heart just sank,” Maesse said. Alyssa was not the only one who was a victim. Two oth...

Aviation instructor shortage

Aviation instructor shortage

Madison Feltman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018

As the spring semester comes to a close, there’s one thing looming around UND’s Aviation program: an instructor shortage. Despite the rather large success of the university’s aviation program and it’s multitude of resources, the scramble for instructors is on. As the widely known generat...

48th annual time out wacipi

48th annual time out wacipi

Maddie Ardelean, A&C Writer

April 22, 2018

48 years ago, during a time when Native Americans were still facing large scale racial discrimination. Today, we now enjoy the annual Time Out Wacipi. It’s a five day event of speakers, forums, panels and the main event: a two day powwow. I attended the powwow with an experienced powwow dancer and a...

What the truck?

What the truck?

Devon Abler, A&C Editor

April 22, 2018

There was a thunderous roar throughout the Alerus Center on Saturday night. The Toughest Monster Truck Tour made a pit stop in Grand Forks for their championship round. Children of all ages were present during this family friendly event and an epic show was put on. Before the show began, the master of ceremon...

The curious case of the Juul

The curious case of the Juul

Bilal Suleiman, Coulmnist

April 22, 2018

We’re almost a third of the way through 2018 and this year has already been pretty wild. The Fortnite craze has swept the nation unlike any other game before. It’s not uncommon to check the news and discover that another tragic school shooting has occurred, and Donald Trump is still almost causing gl...

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