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Professors, Ph.D. graduates and some undergraduate students from across the country traveled to the Holiday Inn in Fargo, North Dakota early this week to attend the 50th annual North American Power Symposium (NAPS). “We won the bid to host the…

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Medical Monday: Marijuana

As the discussion on the legalization of medical and recreational use continues across the state and the nation, marijuana is getting a reputation as a miracle drug, in both contexts, medical and otherwise. The data, however, is sparse, and…

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Mac Miller Dead at 26

Rapper Mac Miller, 26, was found dead at his Studio City, California home Friday, Sept. 7. Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, recently released an album “Swimming” on Aug. 3 and was about to start on a U.S….

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Recovery Reinvented

North Dakota first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum will host Fargo’s second “Recovery Reinvented” at the Fargo Civic Center. The event is set to be “a day focused on advocacy, building recovery support in communities, the brain science of the…

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John McCain Remembered Locally

John McCain’s death sparked responses from senators in all 50 states, including his home state of Arizona. North Dakota is no different, with politicians both local and national paying respect to the senator. Gov. Doug Burgum, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp,…

A conversation that is spiking curiosity and actions from universities across the nation is how to be inclusive to students who identify as transgender, so what is North Dakota State doing about it? For Genesis Knoblach, an NDSU student…

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Representation in Congress

As the next congressional election approaches, the United States has seen more diversity in endorsed candidates than it has in its history. While diversity is regularly brought into question when an election approaches, how much difference does it really…

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…