• NDSU PERFORMING ARTS | PHOTO COURTESY
Callie Schroer, Maddie Sharpe and Christopher Taylor perform in “Lysistrata.”

    ‘Lysistrata': An Excuse to Let Loose

    What do you get when you combine the Muppets, the Village People and a bucket of Halloween candy? The cast of “Lysistrata.” Theatre NDSU’s latest production puts a new spin on the ancient Greek play, stimulating the story with enough glitz and glam to leave a mark if you get too close. But no worries; “Lysistrata” is as innocuous as […]

  • JACK DURA | THE SPECTRUM
Beavers along the Red River have been gnawing on mature trees in
various river parks, prompting a plan from the City of Fargo to cull
the rodents.

    Fargo Faces Backlash for Beaver Slaughter

    A group against a beaver cull planned by the City of Fargo claims the Red River will soon earn its name. The Beaverbackers, a group based on Change.org, is petitioning the Fargo Park District for its trapping program introduced to crack down on the river rodents damaging mature trees in Lemke and Trefoil parks. As of Friday, the petition had […]

  • Fargo Fashion Week

    Fargo Fashion Week

    North Dakota State’s Fashion Apparel and Business Organization used this year’s show to shed light on the meaning of fashion in Fargo. The theme was “Fargo Fashion Week,” and donations collected during the event went to Fraser’s Stepping Stones Resource Center. The FABO fashion show is the organization’s main event and is held annually in the spring. Lea Pelkey, a senior […]

  • KIM HILL | THE SPECTRUM
NDSU baseball dropped another game to Western Illinois Friday at Newman Outdoor Field despite a solid batting performance.

    Bison Hit Well; Can’t Add to Win Column

    Under the lights, North Dakota State couldn’t grab the win, as they fell to Western Illinois 6-4 on Friday at Newman Outdoor Field. Bison catcher Juan Gamez went 3-for-4 at the plate with one run batted in and starting pitcher David Ernst finished 2-for-4 with a double and picked up the loss after giving up 10 hits and four earned […]

  • THE ARTS PARTNERSHIP | PHOTO COURTESY
QR codes found at each Art Marathon event help participants track their journey.

    Art Marathon Goes Around FM Again

    A different kind of marathon is overtaking Fargo-Moorhead this spring. The third annual Art Marathon runs until May 2, taking participants on a 26-stop seek-and-find for arts of all kinds. From visual to culinary, comedic to musical, this year’s Art Marathon covers the canvas of area arts, with stops ranging from Concordia College to 20 Below Coffee Co. to Sunny, […]

  • HISTORICAL & CULTURAL SOCIETY OF CLAY COUNTY | PHOTO COURTESY
A day at Moorhead’s Hjemkomst Center is a perfect way to pass a Monday.

    Writer’s Choice: Walks, Workshops, Surrealist Radio

    Monday: A Day at the Hjemkomst Center Two springtime exhibits showcasing both the old and new are in full swing across the Red at Moorhead’s Hjemkomst Center. “Coming of Age: The 1968 Generation” displays the colorful counterculture of America, and, in particular, Minnesota teens. This presentation, made possible by the Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program, showcases days of yore, while […]

  • Student Leadership and Service Recognized

    Student Leadership and Service Recognized

    North Dakota State honored students who have demonstrated both exceptional leadership and servitude to the community this year. This year, the Bison Leader Awards and Bison Service Awards were held together rather than separately as they have been in the past. Students and faculty filled the Great Plains Ballroom for the annual ceremony. The show started with a bang as the Bison Arts Singers […]

  • LARA PIESCH | THE SPECTRUM
Txongpao Lee (left) and Mark Pfeifer speak to Hmong students at North Dakota State at ‘Hmong 101’ event Tuesday.

    Hmong Population Quietly Growing in Region

    An ethnic group originally hailing from southeastern Asia is growing in the tri-state region. Two directors from the Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota presented ‘Hmong 101,’ on Tuesday in the Century Theater. The duo travels to schools throughout the surrounding states to give insightful information about the Hmong people in the U.S. today. Mark Pfeifer and Txongpao Lee said the recent United […]

  • Twin Peaks approach music-making in a uniquely boisterous way.

    Party on Roberts Street

    Live music aficionados of Fargo are indulged yearly by the KNDS Block Party, which brings in fresh acts and notable up-and-comers. This year is no different, with Chicago-based garage rockers Twin Peaks headlining the festivities. With a late ’60s classic pre-punk sound, the 20-somethings have made their mark through easy guitar riffs and raucous performances. Twin Peaks materialized in 2010 as sophomores […]