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Social media: the new permanent record

September 27, 2016


Filed under Emily Gibbens, Opinion

The past week has really made me remember how dangerous social media can be if it is used improperly. There are many great things social media has brought us; staying connected with friends and family far away, being able to share pictures with others and in some aspects and, meeting new people. Unfor...

Letter to the Editor: North Dakota Cultural Backwater

September 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“Your institution has perpetuated a demeaning attitude toward Native Americans, and now you’re surprised that young people on your campus are causing you national embarrassment with their racism?” Bernel Bayliss I was born in Fargo, N.D. and received a B.A. from what is now MSU in 1972. In 1972 I receive...

Edward Snowden: A comprehensive conversation

September 27, 2016


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

“As a result of their rubber stamp court, the intelligence community has, in essence changed, the constitutional requirements of the Fourth Amendment from requiring probable cause, to if we want to we can.” Dave Owen/ Dakota Student  With the recent release of the movie, Edward Snowden has once...

Cameron’s corner, Grouplove: “Big Mess” disappoints

Cameron’s corner, Grouplove: “Big Mess” disappoints

Camerson Campbell, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When Grouplove broke into the scene in 2009 with their first album, Never Trust a Happy Song, they boasted a unique sound and there wasn’t another band like them. The band was founded by five artists, four of them were musicians and one of them was an artist, making a living off paintings and drawing...

Sometimes it takes a man with a gun to stop a murderer

Sometimes it takes a man with a gun to stop a murderer

Emily Gibbens, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016


Filed under Emily Gibbens, Opinion

On Sept. 17, a 20-year-old man started stabbing people in a Minnesota mall. Dahir Ahmed Adan walked into the Crossroads Center Mall in St. Cloud and injured 10 people for what seems to be no apparent reason. He was wearing a private security uniform, so no one suspected a thing when he walked into the ma...

Letter to the editor: hold religion to standards of fact

Steve Greene

September 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I know the Dakota Student is a student newspaper, and I thought someone at the University of North Dakota would respond to the wrong-headed essay “Creationism vs. evolution, an on campus debate” by Jacob Notermann (Dakota Student, Sep. 13, 2016), but I’m not seeing it. So while I having nothing ...

The buck stops here, administrative insight at UND

The buck stops here, administrative insight at UND

September 2, 2016


Filed under LTE, Opinion

One UND: The lesson of the Varsity Gentlemen Article by Mark Kennedy, President of UND The stars of this year’s convocation welcoming new students to the University of North Dakota were the Varsity Gentlemen, a male a cappella group. Their voices singing different tunes would have been shrill. In...

Movie review: Kubo and the Two Strings

Movie review: Kubo and the Two Strings

Ekram Kofiah, Staff Writer

September 2, 2016


Filed under Ekram Kofiah, Opinion

When was there ever a family movie involving a realistic story about a dysfunctional family, where the child takes care of his parents and pays the price for their psychological absence? Today, your typical family movie has a happy plot that builds up quickly to the climax of the story, then goes back...

72 reasons to appreciate your life a little more

Matt Eidson, Opinion Editor

September 2, 2016


Filed under Matt Eidson, Opinion

The Associated Press recently released a story stating that the Islamic State (IS) had murdered and buried thousands of innocent victims in 72 mass graves scattered across Iraq and Syria. This is just the latest of several shocking facts to be released concerning IS. For some time now, we have been su...

Interpreting the signals, respect for symbolism

Interpreting the signals, respect for symbolism

September 2, 2016


Filed under LTE, Opinion

More insight on the reaction of Americans concerning Kaepernick's decision to take a seat Article by Cody Deitz, a contributing writer Once again a professional athlete has seized his opportunity to stand—or, sit—on his soapbox. Colin Kaepernick is the most recent in a long line of athletes ...

Stand up, sit down; keep it in, let it out

Stand up, sit down; keep it in, let it out

Matt Eidson, Opinion Editor

September 2, 2016


Filed under Matt Eidson, Opinion

Distinguishing the line between disrespect and an NFL quarterback's 1st Amendment rights Along with a large majority of Americans, I was recently made aware of the fact that the 49ers starting quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, chose to sit through the national anthem while his teammates, opponents a...

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