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Should University Students be Required to Wear Masks?

Should University Students be Required to Wear Masks?

Brooke Kruger, Opinion Writer

September 14, 2020

Since the beginning of COVID-19, health organizations and disease centers have been very controversial about whether masks are effective in reducing the rate of infection. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have shifted their guidelines and now rec...

The Wellness Center and Covid-19

The Wellness Center and Covid-19

Brianna Mayhair, News Editor

September 14, 2020

Class is in session and homework is piling up, so take a break from studying and go to the Wellness Center for some exercise!  Through an email on Sept. 3, Christopher Suriano, Director of Wellness & Health Promotion at the Wellness Center at the University of North Dakota (UND) exp...

Study Abroad Fair

Study Abroad Fair

Kate Willett, News Writer

September 13, 2020

This week, Monday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept.18, the University of North Dakota (UND) is hosting its Study Abroad Fair. Due to Covid-19 concerns, this event will be hosted virtually. Students are encouraged to attend if they have any interest in studying abroad. Those who consider themselves uninte...

The Power of Thank You Cards

The Power of Thank You Cards

Brianna Mayhair, News Editor

August 31, 2020

A few days ago, it was my birthday. I’m thankful that I have family and friends that wish me well and send me the annual birthday card or even treat me with a gift or dinner. I thank them in person if possible, but if I am unable to do so, I send a thank you card. Now, even if I thank someone in person that treated m...

COVID-19: UND and the Situation in North Dakota

COVID-19: UND and the Situation in North Dakota

Kate Willett, News Writer

August 31, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases, or COVID-19, on campus continue to rise. Unfortunately, after the explosion of COVID-19 in some of the fraternities and sororities, the cases only continued to expand into welcome weekend. According to the UND Coronavirus Dashboard as of 5pm on Friday, August 2...

UND and the Empire Theatre

UND and the Empire Theatre

Allie McAthie, Guest Writer

May 5, 2020

For the past 101 years, Grand Forks has been home to the Empire Theater, a traditional movie theater in the heart of downtown. To someone passing by in recent years, especially after the terrible Red River flood of 1997, it may not have looked so special, but to Hal and Kathy Gershman it seemed a great...

Animal Adoptions on the Rise

Brianna Mayhair, News Writer

May 5, 2020

There is some positivity amongst the chaos. Adoption and fostering for animals have increased due to the pandemic with some shelters now experiencing empty kennels for the first time in years. Through an email, Kaye John the President and Co-founder of Prairie Paws Rescue talks about the adoption process,...

UND Greeks cite charitable activities as a benefit of membership

UND Greeks cite charitable activities as a benefit of membership

Natalie Pike, Guest Writer

May 5, 2020

In the fall semester at University of North Dakota, sororities and fraternities welcome new members into their organizations with lofty goals: to develop leadership skills, encourage brotherhood and sisterhood, build up scholarships, and create everlasting friendships for the next four years of college. One tradition...

Common sense vs. rumor

Common sense vs. rumor

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

April 28, 2020

The world is full of interesting people. Whether they possess the I.Q. of a genius or are the most seemingly ‘mediocre’ person someone has ever met, all of us tend to agree more on one major social system: common sense versus rumor. To elaborate, we function in this system of listening to everythi...

Cursive writing + snail mail

Cursive writing + snail mail

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

April 21, 2020

With the current state of the world as it is, technology is seemingly becoming the new norm for how education and learning is being effectively completed. Though before quarantine and technology became the root of this relatively effective educational system, there used to be two core subjects of educ...

Small businesses need us

Small businesses need us

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2020

  Small businesses need our support to stay alive. When this all passes, because one day it will, we will be thankful for those times when we spent a little extra at the small town coffee shop because that meant they could pay their bills that month. Upgrading from a 12-ounce iced vanilla la...

Random Acts of Kindness and Good News

Random Acts of Kindness and Good News

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2020

The true love of humanity is coming out in bold colors these days. Here are seven simple acts of kindness that are happening all around the world. Maybe you can let these short stories of hope bring a smile to your face.   According to thehill.com, in New York City, an apartment landlord ...

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