• JOSEPH RAVITS | THE SPECTRUM
North Dakota State senior Lucas Paper talks about his campaign and life Monday in the Memorial Union.

    Students Running for State House: Lucas Paper

    Election Day is less than two weeks away, and North Dakota State has two Bison on the ballot this fall. Today, The Spectrum talks with Lucas Paper. Lucas Paper is a senior majoring in political science with a business administration minor. He helps people find their dream homes as a buyer’s agent’s assistant for Hatch Realty. Paper is also running […]

  • MATT SATHER | THE SPECTRUM
Zach Vraa (82) just dodges the Indiana State defense as he moves forward with the ball.

    Bison Moving On to the Road For Next Opponent

    The last two times North Dakota State played South Dakota, the Bison have pitched shutouts. But NDSU head coach Chris Klieman said his team has many new faces, so it can’t get hung up on past trends. For him, the Bison start every week with a 0-0 record — a clean slate. NDSU will play Missouri Valley Football Conference opponent USD at 2 […]

  • BETH BURDOLSKI | THE SPECTRUM
Kayla Ryden (left) and Taylor Paluck (right) are NDSU’s PINK campus representatives.

    NDSU Never Looked so Good

    Victoria’s Secret PINK launched a new line of NDSU apparel, PINK NDState, and two NDSU students Taylor Paluck and Kayla Ryden, are backing the social media and branding of the new line. Paluck is a junior majoring in public relations and advertising, and Ryden is a senior majoring in apparel, retail merchandising and design. PINK hired Paluck and Ryden to […]

  • COURTESY OF | DAN KOECK
Audrey (Callie Shroer) and Seymour (Christopher Taylor) share a moment over Audrey II, Seymour’s villainous, man-eating plant.

    Student Effort Makes Man-eating Plant, Love Story of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Happen

    Halloween is right around the corner, and Theatre NDSU has been cooking up the perfect production for the time of year. It’s “Little Shop of Horrors,” the Off-Broadway dark comedy musical all about a boy, a girl and a plant that eats people. Set on Skid Row in the ’60s, the show follows florist assistant Seymour and his crush with […]

  • Don’tcha Know?: Different Dakotas

    Don’tcha Know?: Different Dakotas

    It’s almost 125 years since North Dakota and South Dakota became states, and looking back at that moment in time, one question is clear to me: How were the borders decided for these new states? Examine any map and the Dakotas seem fairly even. They’re close in area and population, so why weren’t the two states made into one Greater […]

  • JOSEPH RAVITS | THE SPECTRUM
Construction can be found throughout campus, including here at the intersection of Albrecht and Centennial Boulevards.

    Road Construction Dominates Campus

    Swathes of campus road are inaccessible to motorists and pedestrians, and aging infrastructure is to blame. An army of orange cones redirected traffic to detour routes as construction workers replaced old water and sewer pipelines. With funding set aside by the State Board, Director Facilities Management Michael Ellingson said North Dakota State moved ahead to replace the deteriorating infrastructure in […]

  • COURTESY OF | PLAINS ART MUSEUM
Art Boom, the area’s first tri-college faculty art show, is an excellent option for early week entertainment.

    Writer’s Choice: Philanthropic Food, Film, Faculty Art

    Get out and about around campus this week with events from Greek Life, the Libraries and tri-college visual art faculty. Two of these events are free while one charges for charity reasons, so there’s no obstacle of price in the way of attending these events. Monday: Delta Tau Delta’s Knoephla Feed  Fill your stomach and your heart at Delta Tau […]

  • Don’tcha Know?: Top Small Towns

    Don’tcha Know?: Top Small Towns

    I think it’s fair to say that in my 21 years of life, I’ve gotten a prime glimpse of North Dakota towns. From hunting weekends to road trips, I’ve traversed the state’s small towns, and though I haven’t seen them all, I do have my favorites. Here are five small towns I’m celebrating this year of North Dakota’s 125th birthday. […]

  • Matt Larsen Ushers In New Era For NDSU Athletics

    Matt Larsen Ushers In New Era For NDSU Athletics

    Matt Larsen’s tenure as director of athletics at North Dakota State quietly began last week as the athletic department prepares for his new leadership and the university arranges its new partnership. Larsen was named the new AD no more than a month ago by NDSU President Dean Bresciani. “His professional credentials are broad and exceptional,” Bresciani said. “His references, including the […]