• KIMBERLY HILL | THE SPECTRUM
Seymour and Orin share a moment in the dentist’s chair before “Now (It’s Just the Gas).”

    Theatre NDSU Back in Business with ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

    Dark comedy and lightheartedness are mashed together and served onstage in Theatre NDSU’s latest production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” The musical got off the ground last week, bringing a boy, a girl and an evil, bloodthirsty plant together for a story of love, music, blood and some underlying lessons. Seymour (played by the perfect-fit Christopher Taylor), a downtrodden flower […]

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    North Dakota Ranked One of the Worst States for Women

    24/7 Wall St. published an article last week stating North Dakota is one the worst states for women. According to the article, recently released data from the Census Bureau states that although women make up half of the workforce in the U.S., women were paid only 79 cents for every dollar men made. In North Dakota, women make 70 cents for […]

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John Crockett (23) and the NDSU offense has found its groove the last three games and hopes to continue that Saturday against rival South Dakota State.

    NDSU Looks to Keep Dakota Marker for Fifth-Straight Year

    You won’t have to sneak into the North Dakota State football coaching offices in the Fargodome to find out what Saturday’s game plan is. After all, rival South Dakota State is coming to Fargo for the 11th annual Dakota Marker game at 2:30 p.m., and everything they do offensively goes through running back Zach Zenner. Whatever the Bison planned against Zenner […]

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    Pinterest Interest | Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

    Tomorrow is the big day. It’s a day full of pranks, screams, treats and most importantly, costumes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a kindergartner, college kid or a parent, getting all decked-out in a Halloween costume is fun. Who doesn’t enjoy the opportunity to be someone or even something else for a night? Unfortunately, finding a costume can be difficult […]

  • JACK DURA | THE SPECTRUM
School Hill outside of New Salem, N.D., boasts views for over 10 miles looking north. It’s also home to Salem Sue, the world’s largest Holstein cow statue, and a beloved roadside attraction off I-94 in
Morton County.

    Don’tcha Know?: The Dakotas’ Markers

    For the entirety of this column, I’ve been chalking up North Dakota’s special features and facts, and now it’s time to turn to one of its older assets: its border with South Dakota. The Dakotas are one of three pairs of sister states and share the only border of its kind in the United States. Three hundred and sixty miles […]

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Emily Miron (12) and Brianna Rasmusson (4) go up for a block.

    NDSU Young Guns Take Down Top-Dog Denver

    In one of this year’s most exciting volleyball games in the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse, the North Dakota State Bison defeated the University of Denver Pioneers 3-1, with set scores of 30-28,23-25,25-20 and 25-17 on Tuesday. “We had to play as a team,” NDSU head coach Kari Thompson said. “We have to win as a team, that’s the only way it’s going to work. […]

  • JOSEPH RAVITS | THE SPECTRUM
NDSU student Kyle Tasler spins the wheel at the Hunger U booth with the help of volunteer Tracie Schiebel.

    HungerU Fights to ‘Give Hunger an Expiration Date’

    HungerU, a traveling tour spreading the message of ending world hunger, made a stop on North Dakota State’s campus last week. The program parked its high-tech trailer on the corner of Albrecht and Centennial Boulevards Thursday and Friday. Members of HungerU dedicate their time by connecting with college students and sharing the story of modern agriculture’s role in tackling world hunger. Using interactive […]

  • LINDA NORLAND | THE SPECTRUM
Seeing Big Ben by night was magical and slightly less crowded.

    A Bison Abroad | London

    For a girl born and raised in Fargo, big cities have always had a sort of allure. Sure, Fargo is big for North Dakota — but in the grand scale of things, it is really a pretty cozy place. However, it was not until I came to London that I completely realized this. London is truly a world city partly […]

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Julie Fowlis presented traditional tunes of Scottish Gaelic at MSUM’s Hansen Theatre last Thursday.

    Julie Fowlis Proves Music Really is the Universal Language

    Translation was not needed last Thursday night when Julie Fowlis brought the Gaelic traditionals of Scotland and its isles to Minnesota State University Moorhead. The power of music and instrumentals spoke louder than anything in Fowlis’s fluttering Gaelic lyrics. Joined by her husband and two Irish musicians on fiddle and guitar, Fowlis’s repertoire featured lullabies, work songs, lively jigs and […]