Michael Matheson Miller gave a lecture titled “Inclusion for the Poor: Poverty, Charity and Justice” in his lectureship series, “Capitalism and Society” Thursday, April 26. Miller, who is also the producer and director of the documentary “Poverty Inc.,” also…

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The Northern Plains Ethics Institute held a “fake news” conference at North Dakota State’s Minard Hall Thursday, April 26. The event’s panelists included Jim Shaw, a columnist for the Forum, Robert Mejia, an assistant professor of communications at NDSU,…

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The Devil’s Lettuce

As 4/20 approaches, perhaps better known as “smoking weed day” or consuming cannabis day, there are a few things to remember if someone chooses to participate in the day. To detail what this day entails, The Spectrum spoke to…

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Syrian Air Strikes

The coordination of American, British and French forces used air strikes to diminish chemical weapons in Syria after their president allegedly gassed his own people. The targets of the airstrike were a research center in Damascus, a chemical weapons storage…

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Nude Recreation Season

To most Americans, the week of July 9 is just the week after barbecues and fireworks, but to the members of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) it’s Nude Recreation Week. Also a part of Nude Recreation Week,…

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NDSU Drives Itself Forward

Three North Dakota State professors, Ying Huang, Pan Lu and Raj Bridgelall, recently presented their paper, “Road Sensor Network for Smart City Applications,” at a conference in Denver, Colorado. The paper follows preliminary findings on road sensors and how…

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Bomb-Screening Technology

Over the past six years, the United States has seen a dramatic rise in bomb threats. According to the United States Bomb Data Center’s 2016-2017 Explosive Incidents Report, there were a total of 15,943 recorded bomb-related incidents. Now, numerous…

The nation’s largest sporting goods retailer, Dick’s Sporting Goods, is banning sales of assault-style guns in all of it’s stores after the shooting in Parkland, Florida. CEO Ed Stack was influenced to stop these sales because he said that the…

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A case of a missing person escalated in 2013 when local authorities realized that the 11-year-old, Anthony Kuznia, had autism. Chief Mike Hedlund, along with the East Grand Forks Police Department, assisted the Polk County Sheriff Department with an…

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A group of bipartisan lawmakers are putting House Speaker Paul Ryan in the hot seat over immigration legislation. Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike are placing increasing pressure on Ryan to make a final commitment to bring open debates regarding…