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Change a life

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor

April 21, 2017

As students in college, there are not many chances to make a change. Being busy with exams and balancing a social life, college forces a life focused on you. Altru’s helping students be able to help change people’s lives with a simple swab of the cheek. At two different times, Altru is holding...

Peace, love and meditation

Students and faculty meditate in the Lotus Meditation Center on Saturday, January 28, 2017 as part of Interfaith week proceedings.

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor

February 3, 2017

“If you are unwilling to give peace and kindness then you may leave,” said Lora Sloan, a clinical psychologist and one of the instructors of buddhist meditation and other meditation classes in the Lotus Meditation Center. Sloan said they accept all religions and no one necessarily has to be Buddhist,...

Dancing in the dark

Students dance at the Glow-in-the-Dark Zumba event on Thursday evening as part of Love Your Body week. Daniel Yun/ Dakota Student

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor

January 31, 2017

The black lights and stage attached to the wall transformed the empty ballroom of the Memorial Union into a Zumba studio. The deep purple bounced off the walls and illuminated the whites of student’s teeth as they excitedly talked about how much fun Glow in the Dark Zumba was going to be. The students ...

Rocky Horror does the time warp at the Empire

Rocky Horror does the time warp at the Empire

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor

November 4, 2016

Halloween night is usually the prime night for scares until you step into the Empire Arts Center for the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The wild, charismatic crowd were dressed in costume. When I got to the doors, the ushers held me up asking if I was a virgin. I stared straight at the two ushers blocking...

Constellations makes its appearance at the Empire

'Constellations,' a play by Nick Payne starring Nick McConnell and Nicque Robinson, runs at the Empire Arts Center October 20-22, 2016.

Shelby Johnson, Features Editor

October 18, 2016

The audience sat on the stage in a diamond with bulbs strung from the ceiling and white paint splattered on the ground, looking like the sun in an odd way. A small platform was centered in the middle of the diamond that was the audience. Nick Payne’s “Constellations” was set up in an intimate ...

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