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Club lacrosse team frustrated by treatment

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Nick Erickson, Sports

UND’s club sports seasons are coming to a close, but the men’s lacrosse club ended their season a bit earlier than they hoped with a cancellation of their only home game of the season due to field conditions and the inability to move the venue from their practice fields near BioLife Plasma Center. ...

A creative solution to America’s gun violence

Bilal Suleiman, Opinion Columnist

May 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The gun control debate was complicated enough. Then the Las Vegas shooting happened, followed by too many school shootings, and now the citizens of the United States are demanding action. Some call for arming teachers or hiring more police officers and security guards, as if that would stop a psychop...

University’s relationship with Pearson remains cloudy

University’s relationship with Pearson remains cloudy

Diane Newberry, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

In November 2017, Strategic Plan Goal Three Project Manager Jeffrey Holm said the fall 2018 semester was the “go-live watch date” for the University of North Dakota’s digital push.  Four months later, the university has signed a contract with Pearson Online Learning Services and two UND gr...

What just happened !?!

What just happened !?!

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under jacob notermann, News

Last Sunday, a group of students from UND Students for Sustainability paired up with local fifth graders to pick up trash around the Coulee.  The Coulee is regularly criticized for collecting high amounts of garbage. It’s important to go to where everything is collecting, pick it up, and throw it out. Ot...

The Big Event

The Big Event

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts&Comm, Devon Abler

UND hosted the annual Big Event on Saturday, April 28th. Students attending UND came together for a community service event that served the Greater Grand Forks community. Some places volunteers served were churches, non-profits, homes of the elderly and many more. “This is a great way for us studen...

Opera comes alive at the Masonic Temple

Opera comes alive at the Masonic Temple

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts&Comm, Devon Abler, Showcase

Grand Forks was graced with the presence of the biannual operatic performance by the UND Vocal Department on Friday. In collaboration with the UND Chamber Orchestra and the Masonic Temple, this was a pleasant addition to Friday night festivities. The opera, ‘Dido and Aeneas,’ was written by English compose...

Track and Field takes the Drake Relays

Track and Field takes the Drake Relays

Madison Overby, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under madison overby, Showcase, Sports

This week marked one of the final weeks in an abnormal season for the Fighting Hawks track and field team. With a tune up meet in Fargo next weekend and the conference meet less than two weeks away, the season is quickly winding down. For a select few, this past week was filled with travel to one o...

Softball sliding into the home stretch

Softball sliding into the home stretch

John Gregg, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under John Gregg, Sports

Fighting Hawks softball struggled against Big Sky rival Sacramento State this weekend as the Hawks battled the Hornets. The Hawks finished one and two against the Hornets, winning UND’s first ever game against Sacramento State. UND’s play this weekend places them just one game back from qualifying for p...

The best time of the year

The best time of the year

Jill Morton, Opinion Columnist

April 30, 2018


Filed under jill morton, Opinion, Showcase

Most people think that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, probably because of the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” But let’s be real, right now is a pretty great time of the year, too. It’s definitely a close second to Christmas time at the very least. It h...

Pearson education contract with UND, effective Feb. 28, 2018

Diane Newberry, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2018


Filed under Diane Newberry, News

The Dakota Student has obtained contracts between the University of North Dakota and Pearson Online Learning Services. Our coverage of this contract and its implications will continue, but for now we are releasing the raw text of the document in the interest of public knowledge and university transparency. PO...

Aviation instructor shortage

Aviation instructor shortage

Madison Feltman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Dakota Student, Madison Feltman, News, North Dakota, Showcase

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


Filed under Arts&Comm

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...

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