• GABBY HARTZE | THE SPECTRUM

    Making Sense of CENS

    With monthly test alerts through many mediums, North Dakota State’s Campus Emergency Notification System is a service NDSU students and employees know well. But after the disappearance of freshman Thomas Bearson and the off-campus sexual assault of three female students, the campus and community have questioned why the system was not utilized. Since 2008, campus emergency notification systems have been […]

  • JOSEPH RAVITS | THE SPECTRUM
New Bison head women’s basketball coach Maren Walseth has made an immediate impact on the sidelines for NDSU. The Bison are in second place in the Summit League with a 5-3 record.

    Walseth’s Winning Ways

    When Maren Walseth was hired as North Dakota State’s 10th head women’s basketball coach in April 2014, the thought was she would need a couple years to make her true impact. While she inherited a team with experience, it was a team coming off a 6-24 season with only two conference wins in 2013-14. It was a team that was […]

  • THE HAMMOCK INITIATIVE | PHOTO COURTESY
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    The Hammock Initiative is in Full Swing

    Just be: a simplistic idea that often becomes overlooked by the societal pressures of production and achievement. North Dakota State students can now seek refuge in the Hammock Initiative, an organization that emphasizes rest, relaxation and above all: hammocking. The Hammock Initiative was founded July 22, 2014 — National Hammock Day. Cofounders Drew Spooner, Dane Johnson, Katie Worral and Emily Lesser wanted […]

  • KIMBERLY HILL | THE SPECTRUM
First-year head coach Dave Richman often refers to his NDSU men’s basketball team as the Bison Family. Richman is also busy with his first family of wife and four kids at home.

    The Family Man

    Dave Richman isn’t only North Dakota State’s 23rd head men’s basketball coach, he’s a family man with a wife (Stephanie) and four young daughters (Mallorie, Brynlie, Kenlie and Ellie.) “Its really crazy you know, sometimes you go home and (it) looks like the house blew up, but then again that’s part of the fun moments, too,” Richman said. “Our older […]

  • THEATRE B |PHOTO COURTESY Linda Boyd, executive director the F-M Symphony, paints the Diabelli Variations onto the set of Theatre B’s “33 Variations.”

    Organizations Across FM Join Forces for BeethovenFest

    Brace yourself. The winter’s lack of snow is about to be filled by Beethoven. Yes, that’s right — the life and legacy of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven are coming to Fargo-Moorhead, celebrated and showcased by the area’s arts organizations, eateries, breweries and library. BeethovenFest, the inaugural winter arts festival by WinterArts, spans Jan. 31 to March 1, highlighting Beethoven’s […]

  • BENJAMIN NORMAN | THE SPECTRUM
John Helgeland encourages dialogue among the crowd Tuesday afternoon.

    ‘Sexist’ Poster Upsets Advocates; Its Meaning Debated at Seminar

    Members of Forward Advocates, a North Dakota State faculty group, called a Bison Catholic-sponsored poster “sexist” on Tuesday. The group brought attention to the poster advertising a seminar titled “Chicks, Liquor & Drugs: God’s Calling Me – Why Should I Answer?” Anne Denton, a computer science associate professor, brought up the poster’s wording at the “Science, Religion and Lunch” seminar. […]

  • BENJAMIN NORMAN | THE SPECTRUM
Savanna Cole shares her platform and spreads awareness of epilepsy

    Miss Minnesota Informs NDSU on Epilepsy

    Two days after his 19th birthday, Mayville State freshman tight end Matt Holland went to bed in his dorm room. He never woke up. Holland, a Barnesville, Minn., native who had a history of epileptic incidents, died from an episode of seizures last Saturday morning. On Thursday, Miss Minnesota Savanna Cole and North Dakota Epilepsy Foundation representative Amy Haugen presented epilepsy […]

  • BENJAMIN NORMAN | THE SPECTRUM
Lee Garth Vigilant, an MSUM sociology professor, spoke to attendees bout Martin Luther King, Jr's stance on social justice.

    Social Justice Through MLK’s Eyes

    Pandora Radio’s Motown Sounds channel welcomed attendants of a multicultural event on Thursday. Memorial Union workers needed more chairs to accommodate the congregation in a warm Hidatsa Room. An array of ages and skin colors showed up to listen to Lee Garth Vigilant, a sociology professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Vigilant’s address keynoted how Martin Luther King, Jr. grappled with […]

  • KIMBERLY HILL | THE SPECTRUM
Between pre-season favorites falling short and surprise teams performing well, the Summit League remains completely up for grabs.

    Parity in the Summit League Comes Up as Big Surprise

    Read that headline again because there’s no party in the Summit League for any team this season but parity from top to bottom. At about the midpoint of the college basketball season, only three out of the nine teams in the Summit hold a winning record overall, and no team has found itself in College Insider’s Mid-Major Top 25. Preseason […]