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Political change necessary for America

Political change necessary for America

Nick Sallen, Copy Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion

Partisanship, political donations, poor leadership and a lack of transparency riddle the United States government, and I fear the lack of stability among our nation’s leaders could spoil the economic and social progress we’ve made in the last decade. The first mistake we made as a country was...

Immaturity and disrespect in politics

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

As the title of this article might indicate, I believe that we are getting dangerously divisive in political rhetoric, and one need look no further than the most recent political campaigns to see how nasty people can become. Now I had hoped the Clinton and Trump crowds would settle down after the election,...

Cramer speaks at Wenstrom Lecture

Nick Sallen, Editor in Chief

April 21, 2017


Filed under News, Nick Sallen

In the past, North Dakota was run by Democrats. From 1961 to 1992, there was one four-year period with a Republican governor holding office. Being a young political activist, Congressman Kevin Cramer helped fuel the Republican party’s revival in 1992 when Ed Schafer, former interim president at UND,...

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Emily Gibbens, Features, Showcase

It may seem as though the U.S. Supreme Court is a board of mighty beings who don’t really have an effect on citizens individually, but whose decisions influence the whole country. The job of this group is to be the final arbiter of laws passed by Congress, but with just nine justices, some question...

Freedom of speech

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Like many conservatives, I firmly believe in a person’s fundamental right to free speech. It’s what allows citizens to defy authority and question government actions. Freedom of speech is inherently engrained in our society. It allows us the opportunity to protest and criticize those in power. Defamation...

Constitutional Carry in N.D.

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

Gun rights activists rejoiced as the North Dakota Legislature became the 9th state to pass what has been dubbed “constitutional carry” in the latest push for what they claim allows for the full expression of our constitutional rights specifically in regards to our Second Amendment. While it’s important...

Presidents golfing rather than governing

Dave owen, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

President Donald Trump and his apparent propensity for golfing rather than spending time on the job has been in the news lately. Sadly, such activities for a president are not unprecedented or unexpected, but rather seem to show Trump adapting the Washington status quo rather than being accountable and...

Student Loan Forgiveness

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Throughout his campaign President Donald Trump vaguely mentioned plans on reforming the student loan forgiveness program. Since he took office, there has yet to be any headway in this area but one can surmise that whatever plan Obama had in place will most likely be dismantled. Right now, there are...

Holding your tongue on Facebook

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Emily Gibbens, Opinion

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...

State of Education

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Dave Owen, Opinion

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...

Trump announces nomination for America’s next Supreme Court Justice

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Liz Kacher, News

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...

President Trump is not backing down

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion

Since Trump’s inauguration, the President has signed multiple executive orders, with little to no legal review, that have greatly impacted international relations. Most recently, Trump banned immigration refugees to the United States from Muslim countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, etc. UND’s...

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