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Sick of Stress Relief

Why is it that when I hear the words de-stress do I automatically feel annoyed? Maybe it’s because I’ve heard and seen this hyphenated word spoken and written so many times in college that it’s beginning to feel like…

Goodbye to Being Opinion Editor

THE SPECTRUM | ERIK JONASSON II Goodbye desk, too many vines have been watched here. For those that may not know it, I will no longer be the Opinion Editor at The Spectrum after this deadline. I will be…

It Happens Here NDSU

THE SPECTRUM | ERIK JONASSON II It Happens Here is a program to support victims of abuse. Sexual violence awareness on campus is one of the many things that we don’t talk enough about. The It Happens Here movement…

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The topic of feminism has become one of the biggest hot button issues in the United States today. Talking points such as the supposed wage gap and college rape culture have become incredibly divisive for people on both sides…

PHOTO COURTESY | STEPHANIE MIGNON Let’s get some use out of the permanent winter. Cawker City, Kansas is home to the world’s largest ball of twine with an 11-foot diameter. I cannot think of a single less important record…

Dear Governor Doug Burgum

PHOTO COURTESY | WIKI COMMONS Gov. Doug Burgum’s proposed plan would mean that in the last four years, higher education’s budget has been cut by a third. Hello, I am Erik Jonasson II; I am a mechanical engineering major,…

Kayne West Sets Twitter Ablaze

PHOTO COURTESY | WIKI COMMONS Kanye West has dropped the equivalent of an atom bomb coming out as a Trump supporter. The Kanye West Twitter fiasco caught the country by storm last Thursday. This storm of hatred from a…

Why I Hate The Beatles

PHOTO COURTESY | WIKI COMMONS The Beatles came to America and received credit for being trendsetters in music. They weren’t. The Beatles are almost unanimously regarded as the greatest rock band of all time, according to most critics. The…