• NDSU Students Rally for Michael Brown

    NDSU Students Rally for Michael Brown

    Monday night was one of unrest in Ferguson, Mo. Tuesday morning was one of peace at North Dakota State. NDSU senior Katie Field created a Facebook group called “Peaceful Protest for Ferguson, Missouri and the Memory of Mike Brown” shortly after a grand jury decided against indicting the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. A small gathering of students, […]

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The serene sunset of Bayfield, Wis. serves as the picturesque off-campus home of the NDSU Sailing Club

    Come Sail Away

    A number of nautical North Dakota State students are setting an open course for the Wisconsin seas, and they’re inviting other Bison to sail away with them as part of the new NDSU Sailing Club. The nearly semester-old seafaring group has grown from one commodore to 12 crew members to even more in its short existence. But this group isn’t the […]

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    NDSU Seniors’ Long List of Accomplishments Not Done Yet

    The senior ceremony before No. 3 North Dakota State’s game against No. 20 Youngstown State took seven minutes.  In that time, the Fargodome’s public address announcer rattled off accomplishment after accomplishment, then star after star from the 2010 recruiting class. The list of accomplishments included: a 54-3 record since 2011, four wins against FBS opponents, four wins in the Dakota […]

  • Hazing, Or Lack Thereof, at NDSU

    Hazing, Or Lack Thereof, at NDSU

    A West Virginia University student died Friday after suffering a “catastrophic medical emergency” inside a fraternity house in Morgantown, W. Va. Nolan Burch was 18. Students told local media the incident might have been hazing-related. In response, WVU suspended all Greek Life activities Thursday. Local media said the fraternity, Kappa Sigma, had been under suspension for hazing as recently as […]

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Zach Vraa and the NDSU football team returns to the Fargodome on Saturday as they look to capture the MVFC title for the fourth-straight year.

    Bison Close Out Regular Season With Chance to Climb Ranks

    North Dakota State is back on the winning track and is climbing its way back into the tight winner’s circle of the FCS. NDSU (10-1, 6-1 MVFC) defeated Missouri State 45-10 on the road Saturday after seeing its 33-game win streak snapped by Northern Iowa the week before. The No. 4-ranked Bison closes out their regular season schedule at 2:30 […]

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Rachel Kyaale, one of the head managers at Juice It Up, serve  a local customer Wade Nagel, who stops by to grab to grab himself a smoothie for lunch.

    Healthy ‘Faster’ Foods of Fargo

    The nation is trending toward healthier foods. As Fargo grows in stature, big-city ideas about health foods are migrating into local eateries. Three new restaurants with healthful food philosophies have recently opened in Fargo. They want their presence in the community to influence healthful food choices among customers. Each uses locally-sourced ingredients to support community growth and offers quality products […]

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Art Boom effectively combined work from each of the tri-college universities.

    Review: ‘Art Boom,’ Tri-College Faculty Art Show

    For the first time at the Plains Art Museum, faculty art from North Dakota State, Concordia College and Minnesota State University Moorhead are brought together under one roof to create a collective viewing experience. The show is divided amongst the Fred J. Donath Memorial and William and Anna Jane Schlossman galleries. Twenty-four different artists are represented between the three universities, […]

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Mark Knutson, Fargo Marathon executive director, said he thinks North Dakota State may play an essential role in this spring’s race.

    Fargo Marathon Makes Way Back to Fargodome, Campus

    Mark Knutson said he remembers thinking it was going to be “terrible.” With winds howling, temperatures struggling to rise above freezing and snow falling and accumulating, the inaugural Fargo Marathon in 2005 seemed doomed to Knutson, the race’s executive director. “I honestly went thinking … nobody is going to run in this,” Knutson said in his office in West Fargo […]

  • From Astronaut to Educator

    From Astronaut to Educator

    Commander John B. Herrington has been traveling around the nation sharing his journey to space and back. His next stop is NDSU in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Herrington was the first tribally enrolled Native American astronaut. Selected in 1996, Herrington trained for two years at Johnson Space Center. Then, in November 2002, he was chosen to be Chief […]