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Too Good at Their Job

Editors at The Spectrum began a protest Sunday, March 25, claiming that their pieces weren’t appropriate for public viewing because they were “too good” at their jobs. “All we’re saying is that our pieces are just too edgy and…

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Election Season at NDSU

  Grindberg and Pacella The Grindberg-Pacella duo are running for student body president and vice president, respectively. Chase Ouse Grindberg, a North Dakota State student studying crop and weed sciences, is running for student body president because he said…

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Bullying by Coaches

In competitive sports, there’s always a coach present, and sometimes that coach may be tough with the players. This can motivate the players, at least that’s their intent. However, two North Dakota State researchers, Bradford Strand and Sean Brotherson, ask how…

The 2018 midterm elections are quickly approaching, as current North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp races against Republican nominee Kevin Cramer to keep her seat in the Senate. Throughout her election, one particularly crucial topic of discussion and debate…

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Weathering the Weather

Despite the closing of North Dakota State for the first time since 2014, Daryl Ritchison, interim director of North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, said it’s totally normal. “It’s the classic March snowstorm,” Ritchison said. He continued to say that it’d…

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Previewing Public Health

As North Dakota State’s Public Health Week approaches, Abby Gold, the vice chair of the public health department, gave a preview of what to expect. This year’s Public Health Week is set to focus on health equity, which is…

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In Need of Needles

Since legislators authorized needle exchange programs in North Dakota in 2017, Fargo Cass Public Health has submitted their request to provide a needle exchange program and hopes to see it up and running by the end of March. A…

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Sandbox Education

Having an augmented reality (AR) sandbox on the campus of North Dakota State had been a dream of Jessie Rock’s since about 2014, by her estimation. Jessie Rock, a geology lecturer at NDSU, teaches a topographical map course. In…

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When toys are marketed to kids and babies, people will typically think cars and trucks are for boys and dolls are for girls. Josh Boe, graduate student, and Rebecca Woods, associate professor, both of North Dakota State, wanted to…

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Energy Efficient Design

Two North Dakota State students are taking a new approach to energy efficient design. Noor Abdelhamid and Benjamin Dalton are working on a protocol that uses architectural designs and geometries of a building to help identify its energy efficiency…