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Members of the NDSU Fencing Club are at odds with a policy that prohibits them from practicing their sport on campus.

    Exception May Allow Fencing Team on Campus

    The North Dakota State fencing team’s spar with campus officials over a policy that prohibited them from practicing on campus might come to an end. Last year the team brought to attention a campus policy which prohibited weapons on campus. The policy banned a key piece of fencing equipment, a foil—a long, narrow, sword-like piece of metal used to poke the […]

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President Dean Bresciani has seen NDSU grow in his four years at the helm.

    A Great Time to be a Bison

    Success and promise are two words that can accurately describe the past year and the near future for NDSU. In the 2013-2014 academic year, NDSU not only continued its wave of popularity of recent years, but North Dakota’s only land-grant university exponentially grew it to new heights of prestige and reputation in academics and athletics. “Locally, regionally and nationally, NDSU […]

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Timeflies performed at the Fargodome on May 8 for NDSU’s Spring Blast.

    Timeflies Brings New Flavor to Fargodome

    North Dakota State University Campus Attractions and Student Government worked to bring in Timeflies for the feature band of NDSU’s Spring Blast Week. But it wasn’t the best spring conditions Thursday, as rain poured throughout the day and into the night of the concert. However, even a rainy day couldn’t keep thousands of Bison and community members away. The electro-hip hop […]

  • “Buckets!”

    “Buckets!”

    Once again, I have been asked to compile a list of the top 10 moments from the past nine months in NDSU Athletics. Looking back at last year’s list, it fails in comparison to what has transpired over the past school year. I have decided to put a little twist on this year’s list, so get ready for some nostalgia […]

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Crews work on road repairs on 19th Avenue North near the NDSU campus.

    NDSU Summer Students Can Expect Roadwork Hassles

    Major roadwork construction in Fargo is already underway and will have an impact on the NDSU community. A wide variety of projects began at the end of April and will continue throughout the summer season. The locations are scattered across town and are listed on www.cityoffargo.com. For students returning for summer courses, construction on 19th Avenue North could pose challenges. […]

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The Fargo Street Fair is notorious for its sweltering heat

    Downtown Street Fair: My One Complaint

    Ah, the Downtown Fargo Street Fair. A fixture of summer lovin’ for over a decade now, this three-day gathering of crafters, venders and peddlers from all over has firmly established itself in our fair city. It’s North Dakota’s largest free outdoor event, and besides bringing an insurgence of people to Fargo, it brings quite a bit of revenue to the […]

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Brock Jensen

    Jensen Joins Turner in Miami, Other Former NDSU Stars Sign NFL Deals

    UPDATE:  The former NDSU star that helped lead the Bison to three consecutive national titles was signed by the Miami Doplphins as an undrafted free agent on Saturday. “Officially a Miami Dolphin!!!! So blessed to have this opportunity!!!” Jensen tweeted out on Saturday night. Jensen joins teammate Billy Turner, an offensive lineman who was drafted by the Dolphins in the […]

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NDSU police officers have the authority to enforce laws off campus per an agreement with the City of Fargo.

    NDSU Police’s Arrangement With Fargo Draws Challenges

    A review is underway by North Dakota higher education officials who will look at campus police policies after lawyers called into question an agreement the City of Fargo and the NDSU Police have for off-campus policing. A memorandum of understanding between the university police department and the City of Fargo gives NDSU police officers jurisdiction throughout Fargo. The MOU says that the NDSU […]

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Prakash Mathew has been at NDSU for over 40 years and has held many different roles: graduate student then assistant, hall director, director of residence life and dean of student life. Mathew celebrated his retirement on May 2.

    Q&A With Prakash Mathew

    Prakash Mathew has been on NDSU’s campus for 43 years in a variety of roles. He announced his plan to retire last summer. Mathew has influenced the faculty members he has worked with, but most importantly, has built strong relationships with every student with which he comes into contact. After his time at NDSU, Mathew has travel plans with his wife, will continue to […]