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A huge jump in value has sparked interest in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The value of the currency has climbed to 11 times its original value. The price on Wednesday rose to over $11,000. Seeing the price of the currency…

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The End of an Era

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai announced a plan to remove net neutrality rules established during the Obama administration. In 2015, the FCC adopted rules that classified the internet as a “utility” service, similar to…

Midwestern universities have seen a decline in budget and some of their best faculty according to an article published in The Atlantic by Jon Marcus. The article brought up issues like the decline of funding because it’s failing to…

DAN UKKELBERG | THE SPECTRUM Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, explains the links between pornography and human trafficking. The Just Jesus. Adventist Campus Ministries featured a speaker on the…

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Understanding the GOP Tax Plan

House Republicans released a bill on Nov. 2 that would make major changes to the tax code. There are a few key takeaways from the plan so far, including sweeping tax cuts with little loopholes eliminated, substantial tax cuts…

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Samuel Brinton spoke at North Dakota State about “50 Bills 50 States,” a campaign to end conversion therapy — the forced change of an individual’s sexual orientation — of LGBTQ+ people in the United States. Brinton is a nuclear physicist…

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St. Paul, Minnesota has elected its first African-American mayor, Melvin Carter. “I’m thrilled. I’m elated. I’m humbled,” Carter said, as he was greeted by about 200 jubilant supporters at his post-election party at the Union Depot in St. Paul’s…

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Lung cancer causes more deaths in men and women than any other cancer. In 2015 alone, 291 lives were taken in North Dakota due to lung cancer. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Lung Association reports…

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) joined a panel at the University of North Dakota Law School Friday to discuss potential policy changes to prevent human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The panel sought to give insight into the scope of child…

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Congress and the Opioid Crisis

In April 2016, Congress stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the ability to freeze suspicious shipments of narcotics, which resulted in prescription painkillers to fill the nation’s streets during the deadliest drug epidemic in United States history, according…