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A change in fun ENTERTAINMENT Endof-week program switches management process. CARRIE SANDSTROM THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Students have already experienced many changes in how weekend programming is run at UND. This spring, they can expect even more. On Aug. 26, Student Senate voted to reallocate the funds for Night Life, a weekend alternative program run by the Health and Wellness Department, to a branch of Student Government known as the University Programming Council. UPC’s goal is to offer programs and events that “educate, engage and entertain” UND students, according to its official description. “We’ve all been a little stressed out with weekend programming,” UPC chairman Matthew Finley said. “Mainly to keep our sanity and to keep our grades up, we decided to program only one night a week.” The 14-member committee, considered part of Student Government, is divided into four programming subgroups — music, cinema, diversity, and Union and special events — each of which seeks to bring in a variety of different events. Since weekend programming has been added to its agenda, members of UPC have seen their roles shift as they’ve sought to compensate for their extra tasks.

“I think that everyone’s roles have changed since Night Life was discontinued,” said Kristina LeMire, the lectures and performing arts coordinator for UPC. “We all have more money to bring in bigger bands, and we’re just so used to what Night Life used to do … now we’re kind of just working to fill the gap of what we’re missing.” Unlike Night Life, weekend programming will only occur one evening a week. This semester, programs will take place on Saturdays, since UPC already had the majority of its events booked for that day. Next semester, it plans to move programming to Friday nights. According to Finley, the events receive better attendance on Friday. “UPC plans their schedule a year ahead,” Finley said. “We looked at our schedule this semester and saw the majority of our programs were on Saturday nights, so we thought instead of trying to focus on Saturday nights.” “We’re trying to recruit members, and the more members we have, the more people we’ll be able to use,” he said. “If there’s more people, programming may go back to both nights.” While the reduced amount of programs may be more noticeable to students, that’s not the only difference between UPC and Night Life. According to LeMire, UPC is looking to revamp what Night Life did

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Watne probes IP rights DECISION Unanimous vote for intellectual property resolution with no discussion. KAITlin Bezdicek THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Student Government called for a greater student voice and procedural clarification in the UND Intellectual Property Policy through a resolution passed at the weekly Senate meeting on Sunday. “Students have begun to raise

Student Body President Logan Fletcher and Student Senator Jacob Osterman consult the Senate’s advisor, Cassie Gerhardt. Photo by Zack Schuster.

concerns about the Intellectual Property Policy and we have decided we need to fix the problem

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Poster problems MIX-UP UND students, Republican candidates unknowingly violate state law. Cole Britton

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The Republican campaign for North Dakota District 42 has been under scrutiny after advertisements in Grand Forks were found to be in violation of state law. A poster for candidates John Mitzel and Ross Lien, which featured an image of the North Dakota state seal, received national attention when the Huffington Post covered the issue Sept. 24. Under the North Dakota Century Code, unauthorized use of the seal is a class B misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to a $1,000 fine and 30 days in jail. According to HuffPost, Mitzel said he was “unaware of the details of

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the design” with regard to the use of the seal on the poster. Mitzel told The Dakota Student that the HuffPost misquoted him in the story. The poster, which was put up Sept. 20, was taken down the next day. This was not the only erroneous ad the Lien/Mitzel campaign created. According to Alison Smith, legislative director of the North Dakota Democratic Party, a large sign without a “paid for by” message was put on the Grand Forks’ 1800 block. According to state law, political ads must display who funded the ad. The sign in question featured the names of Lien and Mitzel, but didn’t note who paid for the ad. Section 16.1-10-04.1 of the Corrupt Practices Act states that “Every political advertisement … must disclose on the advertisement the name of the person … or political party paying for the advertisement.” Failure to comply qualifies as a class A misdemeanor. In North Dakota, class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to a $2,000 fine and a

year in jail. This sign was made at Sign & Design in the Memorial Union. According to employees, signs are made there exactly as customers show them. “These mistakes are actually fairly common in local elections, and the publications were out less than 24 hours,” said Tyler Hardy, the Lien/ Mitzel campaign manager. “We find it very unfortunate that our opponents are trying to magnify this and detract from the issues at hand. We would like to put the focus back on the issues that affect this district.” Robert Haider, campaign manager for the incumbent Democratic seat holders of Mack Schneider, Kylie Oversen and Corey Mock, said Lien and Mitzel are taking this situation as seriously as they should. “They must have got the message, because (the ads) are all taken down now,” he said.

a crowd of 250 to Town Square. Sponsored by the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, the events were designed to bring attention to the underutilized space in downtown Grand Forks, said Executive Director Stacey Heggen. “We want people to see the potential of this space and appreciate all that we have,” Heggen said. The idea of Connect the Parks was suggested by a Young Professionals member from Rochester, where similar events had taken place. “We thought we’d give it a shot

because we have a very strong artist and music population in Grand Forks, so it really made sense to us,” she said. “This is kind of the grand finale to all of them,” said Heggen. “Prior to this we did our acoustic picnic format where we had local artists that played over in one of the pocket parks next to Rhombus and Urban Stampede.” Rhombus Guys, like Urban Stampede, was one of a multitude

Cole Britton is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at cole.britton @my.und.edu

Oktoberfest wraps up Connect the Parks series PARTY Grand Forks gets a taste of Bavarian culture at the Town Square. Cole Britton

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[BRITTANY ARNDT] THEDAKOTASTUDENT The Dakota Dutchmen perform at Oktoberfest on Thursday night.

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Weather report, page 2

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, page 8

Cavanaugh: Informed voting, page 5

Indian culture night, page 8

Correa: Cartoons you should watch, page 5

Cross country competition, page 11

Wilkerson renovation update, page 6

Soccer falls to Northern Colorado, page 12


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isn’t accessible enough for students, causing misunderstanding. “The university isn’t out there to steal intellectual property,” Watne said. “They are there to help students protect it. We want the faculty to become more aware of the policy so they can communicate it to students.” An important part of this resolution requests a student represen-

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tative to be placed on the Intellectual Property Policy Committee. “We deserve the right to be at the table because this policy directly affects us as students,” Watne said. The representing student is expected to communicate the student voice to the faculty on committee. The resolution was unanimously passed without any discus-

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sion by senators. During the week, Senate will further discuss the Pathway to Student Success plan passed by the State Board of Higher Education

and determine a stance for next Sunday’s meeting. Kaitlin Bezdicek is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at kaitlin.bezdicek@ my.und.edu


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and make it exciting for the students. “A lot of us have the mindset that there’s a reason why Night Life didn’t work,” LeMire said. “And so we’re trying to find out what will work.” Successful programs like grocery bingo and jewelry making will remain a piece of UPC programing, Finley said. The board will also seek to replicate successful events, like the recent performance by the Comedians of Chelsea Lately and hockey watching parties in the Loading Dock. “At UPC, we program quality events,” Finley said. “We’re in Grand Forks, we’re not in the biggest city … so having that option of going to a comedian on a Friday or Saturday night or going to a popular movie (is impor-

tant).” Every spring, members of UPC attend a National Association of Campus Activities conference, where they have the opportunity to preview many potential acts including speakers, comedians, magicians and hypnotists. While at the conference, members of the board select which acts it wants to book, meet with the agents and secure a date. Before the act can be official, though, it must also survive a formal voting process by UPC, where it will either be approved or denied. Right now, the board is working on filling in any empty weekends in the spring schedule and on promoting its events to the student body. “We started so far ahead,” Finley said. “The main thing we wanted to do was market effectively to students. So that’s why we’re starting to plan right now,

so that we have a concrete plan before winter break, so that when they come back they have something to look forward to.” Establishing program consistency is another goal for UPC. Its programming evenings will change from semester to semester, but eventually Finley said its goal is to provide the same kind of consistent programing as Night Life. “When Night Life was here on Friday or Saturday nights, we knew something was going on,” Finley said. “And we want to kind of establish the same thing.” UPC is scheduled to meet every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Leadership Room in the Student Involvement Office. All meetings are open to the public, and students are encouraged to attend. Carrie Sandstrom is an assistant editor for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at carrie.sandstrom@my.und.edu

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of sponsors that supported each Connect the Parks event. At Oktoberfest, four of these local businesses came to show their support. Rhombus Guys and Sledster’s hosted beer gardens where guests could sample 10 different styles of Oktoberfest beer. Dogmahal Doghaus brought its food cart across the street to serve sausages. Crabapple Floral helped fund the event. Heggen looked within the GGFYP to find the evening’s musicians, polka band The Dakota Dutchmen. “Mike Helt (of the Dutchmen) is a Young Professionals member,” said Heggen. “He actually is from Park River, N.D., where I grew up. When we started throwing around ideas for this event, somebody said ‘we got to get a polka band.’” The Dutchmen performed polkas and waltzes to set the atmosphere. The band usually performs in North Dakota and Minnesota, but Dutchman Matt Hodek says people all over the country like to hear them. “We’re going down to Mesa, Ariz., again,” Hodek said. “We

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played there last winter, we played in Vegas, out in Washington. Wherever they call (from) and they got money, we go.” The Dutchmen travel often, but their fans will come to them too. “We got people from Dickinson that drove up and, actually, we got a guy from Oregon that came up to listen to us,” Hodek said. Most people sat and talked with friends over a beer, but The Dutchmen’s music drew some from the beer garden to the front of the stage, where those who knew how to dance waltzes and polkas formed a small crowd. Heggen expressed desire to host future events based on the success of Connect the Parks. “The energy and creativity that we bring really adds a lot of vitality to the Grand Cities,” she said. “I feel like we’ve made Grand Forks a better place, not just for the young professionally aged people, but just everyone in general.” Events that the GGFYP organize will be posted at their website, www.ggfyp.com. Cole Britton is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at cole.britton @my.und.edu


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COMMENTARY DSVIEW Truth

ETHICS Tenn. student journalist defies administration to publish article.

[KEISUKE YOSHIMURA] THEDAKOTASTUDENT Proper hygiene, including washing your hands regularly and coughing and sneezing into a tissue, can help prevent the spread of germs during cold and flu season.

Winter brings more than one kind of cold ILLNESS Simple steps can help stop student sickness on and off campus. Adam christianson THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Believe it or not, it is fall already, and that means cold and flu season is fast approaching. While this year is predicted to be relatively mild, similar to last year, let’s not jeopardize ourselves by not taking the necessary precautions. We’ve been in school now for about a month and a half, and the first of many rounds of colds is progressively making its way around campus. This should be no surprise because there are more than 10,000 people constantly interacting with each other on campus. The common cold is, as the name states, common. Most of us will probably be afflicted with some form of a cold this fall or winter no matter how careful we are. It’s a simple fact of life we have to come to grips with simply in order to exist in society. The New York Times estimated the percentage of people who regularly do not wash their hands is somewhere in the neighborhood of 82 percent, and that’s pretty disgusting. It really doesn’t matter where on campus you go or what you touch, because you are guaranteed to come into contact with door handles, tables and other surfaces contaminated with germs. The best way to prevent yourself from getting sick is simply to regularly wash your hands. Generally, when afflicted with a cold, the individual should be taking more steps to prevent its spread. Colds and the flu are highly contagious and

can be spread very quickly. The problem with the general public is that most people who are sick do not take any extra steps to avoid spreading the illness to someone else. Again, wash your hands people! When people don’t wash their hands, it’s pretty gross, but the one thing more disturbing is when the person next to you is coughing and sneezing. It’s tough to resist the urge to shift away in your seat during an hour-long lecture in a vain attempt to avoid airborne pathogens. These uncomfortable situations may eventually be a thing of the past. The New York Times reported that researchers at the University of Maryland have finished mapping the genomes of 99 of the most prevalent strains of the cold virus. “We are now quite certain that we see the Achilles’ heel,” Stephen B. Liggett, a professor of medicine for the U of M, said to the New York Times. “And that a very effective treatment for the common cold is at hand.” That’s a relief for those of us who dislike getting sick — that should be everyone. But the common cold is only half of the story. Since it seems that every year there are new pending epidemics that will supposedly wipe out the human race, it comes with little surprise that most of those claims turn out to be completely false. Do you remember when the avian flu and swine flu were expected to be the next plague on humanity? That was already several years ago. There is no denying that those illnesses represent a slight risk to humans, but so do thousands of other illnesses. The difference with high profile flus is that just by getting a flu shot you can immunize yourself against

the most prolific strains of all current influenza viruses. It’s one of the easiest prevention protocols you can imagine, and avoiding getting seriously sick is something we can all agree is important. Places like CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens and Student Health center give out flu shots for very little cost on a daily basis. Last year, Dr. Thomas Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 43 percent of Americans received a flu shot. While that’s a significant percentage, there are millions of people who either cannot or choose not to get vaccinated eitherww because of certain allergies or personal choice. While the flu is generally very treatable and not a significant threat to most Americans, the Center for Prevention and Health Services says it costs Americans about $87.1 billion, 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths annually. This year, nozinblog.com, a blog providing healthy tips in association with Nozin Nasal spray, predicted that this cold and flu season could be the worst in years due to three new strains of viruses making their way around the world. Flu shots this year are expected to be effective against these new strains, but that means people need to actually get vaccinated. Despite all of those unwelcome statistics, getting vaccinated, practicing good hygiene and staying home when sick will go a long way in mitigating the effects of the cold and flu season. For you night owls out there, that also means getting enough sleep to maintain a healthy immune system. Adam Christianson is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at adam.christianson @my.und.edu

Journalism, when done right, can be a powerful tool for knowledge and truth. Sometimes, universities ask student journalists to compromise their ethics for the greater good of their school. One such journalist, Alex Green of Bryan (Tenn.) College, defied his school’s administration and stuck to his ethics. Green, the editor-in-chief of the Triangle, Bryan College’s student newspaper, recently reported on the resignation of assistant professor David Morgan. Morgan reportedly resigned in July to “pursue other opportunities,” but his resignation coincided with charges from the State of Tennessee related to attempted aggravated child molestation and child sexual exploitation. Green wrote a story outlining the details of the charges, but Bryan College president Stephen Livesay ordered the Triangle to not publish the story. The student newspaper is part of a class, and therefore fell under the purview of the administration, Livesay argued. Rather than acquiesce, Green independently published a handout and distributed it across campus. In his handout, Green wrote an editor’s note drawing parallels between Morgan’s arrest and the arrest of Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky: “Had one individual in the Penn State program stepped up and revealed the truth about the actions of Jerry Sandusky, there would have been no fallout 14 years later. Joe Paterno could have died a hero. Instead, he died a goat. Penn State could have been praised. Instead, they are broken. “Bryan College is not Penn State because there are people here that will not attempt to save face by dusting over the arrest of Dr. David Morgan. “Printing this story will not cause a Penn State situation for Bryan. I believe it will prevent one. That’s why I’m dispensing it.” Livesay has since issued a statement recognizing that ordering the Triangle to drop the story was wrong, but without the integrity of Green, such a statement never would have been issued. At their core, student newspapers like the Triangle and the Dakota Student exist to give young journalists practical experience for the “real world.” When a school attempts to interfere with the reporting process, they stunt the growth of those they censor. Indeed, even at UND, the Dakota Student has had situations where reporters have been met with uncooperation — and even hostility — by faculty and staff when we poke our noses a little too far for their comfort. The Dakota Student would like to congratulate Green and the staff at the Triangle for sticking to news at its core, and for not compromising its values. May we at the Dakota Student strive to be as bold and truthful as the Triangle. The Huffington Post reported on this story. For more information, go to www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/ alex-green-bryan-college-professor-arrest_n_1914505.html.

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Know before you vote New generation

ELECTION Students should be informed before they cast their ballot this fall.

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Is anyone else tired of hearing about the upcoming elections? Personally, I’m more exhausted from listening to people complain about the ads and campaigns rather than the actual race. I work as an intern for Senator Kent Conrad in Grand Forks. Part of my job is to comb recorded news footage from WDAZ, mark down when ads are run and send them to Washington, D.C. Yeah, I don’t think anyone is as ready for the elections to be over than I am. Don’t get me wrong; I love the work I do. It’s not everyday a college student can get federal agencies to work with them to help out fellow constituents. The thing that tires me is how easily people buy into the misinformation being thrown around by each side. The biggest topic that stresses me out is when voters refuse to get any sort of background information. A typical conversation with an American these days may proceed as follows: I don’t like Obama. OK, why? He hasn’t made any jobs. How do you know that? Romney said so in an ad. Or it might take this route: I will not

vote for Romney. Why not? Because he sent jobs to China and has billions in offshore bank accounts. Each of these arguments has an element of truth, but they are obscured by the bigger picture. In the case of Obama and the jobs, how many people mention Mitch McConnel? Does anyone remember him anymore? For those of you who are uninformed, Mitch McConnel is the leader of the Republican minority in the U.S. Senate who famously said that the ultimate goal of the Republican Party is not to enhance the lives of Americans, but to “make sure that Obama is a one-term president.” Doesn’t that seem a little, what’s the word, traitorous? When Bush was in office, Republicans demanded the utmost respect for the government and their administration, saying that it was illegal to criticize the president in times of war. As soon as Obama took office, they hammered on Obama, letting the criticisms fly. My question is, why such a change of character? The other argument has its elements of truth, as much as I don’t want to admit it. While it is true that Willard “Mitt” Romney did send hundreds of jobs overseas to our political and economic adversary, Romney quickly created jobs to fill the void. But you won’t hear anyone else talk about that. Frankly, I’m a Democrat. If you haven’t figured that out by now, you probably have no idea what I’m talk-

ing about and shouldn’t vote at all. I’m upset with my own party for throwing around just as much mud as the Romney campaign. I really did expect more quality than two-and-a-half months of “show us your taxes, Mitt.” Honestly, grow up. Just because he refuses to show his tax records doesn’t make Romney a criminal. And on the otherside, for people who feel Obama isn’t making jobs, I urge you to watch Senate proceedings. You’ll be surprised to find several Democrats bringing bills to the floor that would create jobs, fix the infrastructure and build the education system. Republicans take the floor and filibuster everything. When something finally does pass the Senate, it is usually shot down by John Boehner in the House. The most recent example is the farm bill. The point I’m trying to make is, don’t embarrass yourself by voting purely on partisan lines. If you are one of those people who does receive assistance from the government in some way or another, it may not be wise of you to vote for the Romney/ Ryan ticket. If you feel that your hard earned money should be yours and not go to helping the less fortunate, you will more than likely not be voting for Obama. I only ask that you do some research before you vote. Patrick Cavanaugh is the Sports Editor for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at patrick.cavanaugh@my.und.edu

Good food, good mood NUTRITION What you put in your body has an impact on the way you feel. Mary Ochs

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As it turns out, it’s not just Arby’s that has “good mood food.” Putting the right foods into our bodies can actually put us in a happier state of mind. We all know that being with friends or a significant other can instantly make our day better. We also know that getting good grades or even wearing a cute outfit can put a smile on our face; but have we ever given a thought to the nutritional side of things? It may seem like common sense, but a healthy diet can lead to a significant improvement in attitude. There are several ways in which diet and nutrition can accomplish this. A lot of foods have the ability to decrease fatigue and improve our cognitive thinking. Some foods even help to stimulate serotonin in our brains — the “feel good” hormone that makes us happy. For those of you on a “low/no carb” diet, I have news for you. It’s not healthy. First of all, your body needs carbohydrates in order to have energy. Second, carbohydrates cause tryptophan to stimulate the serotonin in your brain. This causes you to feel much better and have a better frame of mind. If you cut down on carbs in your diet, you run the risk of being fatigued and unhappy. Studies show not consuming enough carbs can result in a low desire to exercise as well. Eating fish and consuming Vitamin D is also essential, as they both stimu-

late serotonin as well. The Omega-3 fatty acids that are found in nuts, seeds, and fish are also essential. They are shown to decrease depression and increase your mood. We all understand depression is much more common than we would like, and it can certainly affect how we live our lives. Many of us suffer from depression; whether it is a mild case or severe enough to need strict medical attention. The good news is it can be improved with a stable diet and good food. It all depends on our class schedule, but many of us are able to wake up early enough to grab some breakfast. Eating the whole grains in a bagel or the protein in some eggs can do wonders. We’re always in a rush in the morning, but giving yourselves that extra 20 minutes to fork in some food can really help us out in the long run. For example: studies show that if we consume breakfast, we are calmer throughout the day, we have a better memory, and we are in a better mood. I don’t think I need to tell you that being calm can really help — especially if it’s one of those weeks where every class is downright confusing and you have a list of things to do a mile long. We all would like to lose some weight — let’s face it. If you don’t, well, then congratulations. You’re one of the few. However, did you know it is healthier to lose weight slowly? That might sound like bad news, because clearly we’d all like the weight to be gone as soon as possible. Medical websites tell us that depression is linked to obesity, and partaking in a fad diet can ultimately lead to you being fatigued and irritated. Slow dieting and exercising is much healthier, as it improves mood and allows your

body to adjust. Depression can also be linked to lower amounts of moderate or vigorous activity, meaning that if we exercise at a fast pace for a short amount of time, our body doesn’t handle it as well. It is better to exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, and to mix up your routine. For example, try an elliptical for a warm up, then move to a treadmill or a track for a harder workout, then try weights or abdominal exercises for a cool down. There is no downside to having a better mood. Being happy can help us make better decisions, and allow us to react to situations more positively. If we learn to harness our emotions and deal with them, we can have much better outcomes. Diet and healthy lifestyle can certainly help with this. Being college students, we are subject to many unhealthy things. However, if we understand how to avoid them and replace them with a more positive influence, our mood is bound to improve. Making sure that we have good communication skills with those we interact with, having a steady diet and regular exercise are three things that can make your life so much easier — especially when the stress of school is taking a toll as well. Being in a better mood gives you more self-control and more will power. You see your decisions more clearly. Knowledge is power, and knowing what our bodies need in order to improve is essential. Do what you can to improve your mood through a healthy lifestyle. See how a better mood can affect you. Mary Ochs is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at mary.ochs @my.und.edu

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ANIMATED New TV shows may cause ‘90s kids to flashback to their own childhoods. victor correa

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Nineties kids are stuck in this mindset that they had the greatest cartoons of all time, and as a ‘90s kid, I’d have to agree. We had “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “Ahhh…Real Monsters,” “Doug,” “Rugrats,” “Rocket Power,” “CatDog” and one of my personal favorites “Kablam.” Over the past few years, a few cartoons have come out that are actually really good. Here’s a short list of cartoons that are sure to make you give up being an adult for half an hour. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Who doesn’t love Star Wars? Maybe like, four people. This animated series is set between Episode II and Episode III. The Clone wars are a very huge part of Star Wars history that the movies almost completely ignore. You get to see the clone wars begin in Episode II and them end in Episode III. The series revolves, mainly, around Anakin and his apprentice Ashoka. It’s an interesting concept to explore, considering the movies never even mention the fact Anakin had an apprentice, which is a big mystery buried in the series. Most hardcore Star Wars fans are either not watching this because it pisses them off or they’re watching to find out what happened between Anakin and Ahsoka. Just because Star Wars fans don’t pay close attention doesn’t make it a bad show, it’s actually very well animated and written. Each episode is exciting, and the action is often fluid, fun and sometimes very complex. In the first season, there was even an episode where Jar Jar Binks was mistaken for a Jedi, and yeah, that was the only time Jar Jar was acceptable. Adventure Time with Finn and Jake A human boy and his companion, a magical dog, set out in the land of Ooo to become great heroes. The reason this show is so much fun to watch, is because you can tell the creators have so much fun making it. With half unicorn, half rainbow creatures, zombie businessmen, a princess made out of clouds, candy kingdoms, vampires and much, much more, the show has an imagination unlike any cartoon you’ve ever seen. On the plus side, John Di Maggio does the voice work for the dog Jake. For those of you

who don’t know who John Di Maggio is, he plays the voice of Bender from the cartoon “Futurama” and the voice of Marcus Fenix from the Gears of War video game franchise. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Yeah, you just can’t get rid of these guys, and I’m not complaining. After a pretty unsuccessful run on Cartoon Network, the franchise was sold to Nickelodeon. This would be the third try at an animated series, and this one is just as entertaining as the series that debuted in the 1980s. Granted, the series premiere was only a few days ago, but hey, it was pretty awesome. The pilot episode showcased the origin of the turtles, how they chose a leader, how they obtained their love for pizza and their first run in with April O’Neil. April in this series is different than in the original series; instead of being an adult reporter, she’s a teenager with a scientist for a father. This a much more fun approach because it puts the turtles and April in the same age range, which will allow them to connect with each other better. The turtles still have their distinct personalities, which make the show so much fun, and there have even been some small details to add to the character designs. For instance, Donatello, the nerd of the group, has a gap in his teeth. Regular Show This is a show that I wish would have been around when I was a kid. I’m so glad it wasn’t because you can only appreciate this cartoon as an adult. The show follows Mordecai, a blue jay, and Rigby, a raccoon. They work at a city park for their mean boss Benson, a gumball machine — yeah. Each episode pretty much details their work life as they try to get out of work and slack off. The show has a lot of fun with small concepts like the duo playing rock, paper, scissors. They tie 99 times and it ultimately causes the world to collapse on itself until the tie is broken. It also has an adult mentality, the characters openly say “that blows” and “I’m pissed off,” which is actually a lot considering this is a kids cartoon. There is even a moment where Rigby has fun with a water hose, putting it between his legs and pretending he’s taking a leak. The show was made for ‘90s kids and it deserves your attention immediately.

Victor Correa is the Web Editor for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at victor.correa @my.und.edu


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Wilkerson waits for construction to begin RENOVATION Committee continues to plan for proposed building overhaul.

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Wilkerson Hall is scheduled to be renovated soon so it can accommodate the needs of modern students. Wilkerson Hall’s dining center is the only one on campus that is open seven days per week. Originally constructed during the late 1960s and the early 1970s, many of its features have become outdated. Its light brown and sea foam green walls each feature an indented dark brown or dark green hexagon with a photo of famous UND alumni. “It feels like I’m walking into the 1970s every time,” freshman Tanner Antolak said. “It needs to be more modern.” The facility has never had a major renovation, but some repairs were completed after the flood in 1997, and the equipment is updated on an ongoing basis. Preparation for the renovation started this past summer, but no actual construction has been started. There is no specific timeline for when the renovation would be done, although funding for the project was first approved by the North Dakota State Leg-

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The Wilkerson Hall renovation committee does not yet have a date for construction to begin. The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education approved a $14 million loan to fund the project in 2007.

islature in 2007. Funding would cover both construction and the replacement of obsolete equipment. “We did some very productive visioning work with a core committee over the summer, and we got a very good assessment of the building’s needs,” Director of Resident Services Judy Sargent said. “We collaborated with staff members from the Squires Dining Center.” According to Sargent, some features of the facility would be changed to accommodate more made-to-order menus, but other features would remain similar

to how they are currently. The potential addition to the facility would include a modern-style study space and a multipurpose space. Once the renovation starts, it would likely take place in phases so that the staff can still use the kitchen. “We will do our best to limit the displacement of services, but unfortunately some things will have to be done differently,” Sargent said. In the unlikely scenario that Wilkerson has to close completely, Smith Hall would be a temporary location, since it used to

contain a dining center there and the hall has kitchens available for temporary use. According to Sargent, there is the risk of the kitchen not being available when it’s needed. Another significant issue is the financial cost of the renovation. Despite receiving approval from the North Dakota State Legislature and the North Dakota State Board of Higher Edu-

cation for a loan of $14 million, Sargent isn’t sure if there will be enough funding for the project. “At the end of the day, the university has other priorities too, and their master plan has to match up with ours,” Sargent said. Jaye Millspaugh is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at jaye.millspaugh@ my.und.edu

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A race for personal victory EVENT First annual Wild Hog half marathon brings in over 1,400 runners from 22 states. CECILIE ENGESETH THEDAKOTASTUDENT

While the majority of Grand Forks residents were still sleeping, about 1,600 inspired souls woke up early Saturday morning to take part in some sweaty action. The inaugural Wild Hog Half Marathon took place in town, and entailed a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and a lot of goal getting contestants. Most of the audience still wore their yawning faces with a cup of coffee as a companion, but UND junior Taryn Bohan was ready to go. “I actually got a good night of sleep,” Bohan said. She was ready to take on a new adventure — running a halfmarathon for the very first time. “My parents said

UND student Taryn Bohan and her mother Tammy Bohan complete the Wild Hogs Half Marathon together. Tammy Bohan used to run track and cross country for the university. Photos by Cecilie Engeseth.

‘Maybe you should try a 10K first,’” Bohan said. “I think I surprised them a little, but they are very supportive.” Bohan said she was happy with her choice. The idea of running a half-marathon actually came from Bohan’s friend, who really wanted to run one. Bohan immediately started training and grew

more confident every day. “Now a 10K seems too easy,” Bohan said. Even though her friend stopped training after a while and did not end up running the marathon, Bohan still kept going on. Bohan ran the race with her mother, Tammy Bohan, by her side. Tammy Bohan is a UND track and cross country alum-

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Fans jump at the chance to see band at bar CONCERT The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus takes the stage at Big D’s Bar and Grill. Cecilie Engeseth THEDAKOTASTUDENT

With long hair and rock music, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus stopped in Grand Forks on its fall tour. “We actually have a pretty big fan base up here,” lead vocalist Ronnie Winter said. He was one of the founders of the band in 2003. Today, the band is quite a bit different than it was when it started up nine years ago, as new band members have replaced old ones. “My mom said that if I get successful with my music before I turn 18, I don’t have to go to college — and here I am,” guitarist Josh Burke said.

Burke joined the band as a stand-in guitarist at age 17 and stuck around since then. The now 18-year-old New Yorker is enjoying touring and is experiencing bunk beds in a bus as his home. “It’s actually pretty comfy and we can shut the curtains and get some privacy too,” Burke said. Burke’s start in the band was colored by a few interesting events. “It was kind of a band initiation thing,” Burke said. He mentioned how he once climbed down a building by tying together bed sheets. He was kind of like Rapunzel, the band members said. Joining the band for his first tour is John Espy, a drummer and Los Angeles native. With a girlfriend at home, it can be tough. “I Skype my girlfriend every day — it works,” Espy said. Espy has previously played for Selena Gomez and Avril Lavigne. The guys all have their per-

sonal stories on how they got to where they are today and the group is quite diverse. Winter has a wife back home in Florida. The oldest band member, at 29, has always had support from his family Winter said. “My parents say I should do what makes me happy,” Winter said. He added that he doesn’t really care about the money, as long as he enjoys what he does. Winter has written many of the band’s songs. “Sometimes we share ideas over the internet,” Winter said. “Other times we just jam together and come up with music.” He also thinks every band has its own flow to writing. “It’s not too hard to come up with new songs because all bands have their signature sound,” Winter said. The crowd at Big D’s Wednesday night was ready to go. The opening bands; Fargo-based Trac-

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus performed Wednesday night to their adoring fans. Other bands performing that night were Tracings and Damned by Design. Photo by Glen Gengel.

ings and Damned by Design, warmed the crowd up for the opening of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. With head banging, fists in the air, clapping and waving, the audience members expected

some good and loud music and expectations were met. Cecilie Engeseth is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at cecilie.engeseth@ my.und.edu

Culture night features songs, saris and Indian students TRADITION International culture nights in Memorial Ballroom start with India. Cory remington THEDAKOTASTUDENT

The Student Association of India held a cultural night in the Memorial Union Ballroom on Thursday. The event was intended to enlighten UND students about the rich

culture of India. Leading these efforts was president of the Student Association of India, Shuchita Patwardhan. Patwardhan is a second year graduate student studying chemical engineering. She completed her undergraduate studies at Pune University located in Pune, India — a city of over ten million people. She came to study at UND from the recommendations of a friend. “People are very nice and honest,” Patwardhan said “Peo-

ple are very open to different cultures, and I like the snow.” Patwardhan said that once her studies are completed she might look for jobs both in the United States and other places around the world. The Student Association of India is compromised of 40 Indian students, only two of which are undergraduate students. The students have been preparing for over three months for India Night, rehearsing songs and dances, as well as planning other

festivities. The night began with Pa t w a r d h a n taking the stage and engaging the audience in the Indian greeting of Namaste. Namaste is Six members of the Student Association of India sing a Hindi song. Photo by Keisuke done by plac- Yoshimura. ing the hands flat, palms together, in front of the chest and giving a small bow while uttering the word “namaste.” Following the introduction and the formalities, a short video was presented. Members of the Student Association of India went around campus asking students what they know about Indian geography and culture. Next came a musical performance by six students, three male and three female, who took the stage to sing songs in Hindi, while one of the male students provided melodies on an electric guitar. The performers were not coy as they all smiled and seemed delighted to be on stage performing. The voices all harmonized as the song switched from fast paced jazz to a waltz to something with a pop music vibe. After the vocal performance, female dancers took the stage in duos. In all, there were four duets of dancers representing the four different directions and cultures of India. All of the dancers wore beautifully detailed Saris, traditional Indian garb, adorned with small bells that jangled rhythmically with their choreographed movements. The dances were composed of in-

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dances were composed of intricate hand movements, fluid motions of the hips and head, as well as an interesting trick where one of the duets lined up together and moved their arms in such a way

Performers wore traditional Indian garb. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura.

that it created the illusion of there not being two separate dancers, but rather one dancer with four arms. After the performances were completed, Patwardhan took the stage and invited the patrons to partake in the Indian food provided, including jeera rice, chicken tikka masala, matter paneer, naan and onion pakoras. “I thought it was very interesting and enlightening,” freshman biology major Kathryn Kester said. “It taught me more about the culture of India.” She said she would recommend this event to anyone and plans on going to more cultural events. The culture nights in October include Bangladesh, Oct. 4; Nepal, Oct. 18; and Pakistan, Oct. 25. Cory Remington is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at cory.j.remington @my.und.edu


Tuesday October 2, 2012 WVB Oct. 4 @ EWU Cheney, Wash., 9 p.m.

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North Dakota falls in fourth quarter CHAOTIC UND collapsed late in the second half in their game against Cal Poly. patrick cavanaugh THEDAKOTASTUDENT

North Dakota fans hung their heads Saturday as Cal Poly celebrated on the Alerus Center’s turf. The late fourth quarter surge by the Mustangs gave them a 35-17 win over UND. “It got pretty sloppy,” UND coach Chris Mussman said af-

ter the game. “There were a lot of weird things happening in the fourth.” Of those weird things, maybe the most heartbreaking was the blocked field goal. A Mustang defender blocked a 42-yard kick attempt by Zeb Miller. Cal Poly got the ball on the turnover and marched down the field for another seven points, putting the Mustangs up 28-17. North Dakota chose to receive the ball to start the game. The Mustangs’ defense came out strong, forcing a fumble on third down. Once the Cal Poly offense

took the field, they quickly moved forward as quarterback Andre Broadous threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to sophomore receiver Chris Nicholls. Later in the first quarter, Cal Poly scored again with little over two minutes left in the quarter. From that point on, UND defense kept the Mustang offense quiet, despite an interception off Marcus Hendrickson and several three-and-outs. However, with only 50 seconds left on the clock in the second quarter, UND running back Mitch Sutton ran two yards to cross the goal line, put-

[BRITTANY ARNDT] THEDAKOTASTUDENT UND running back Mitch Sutton (above) was the workhorse in last week’s game. The Green and White put up more yards than Cal Poly but still could not win.

ting North Dakota back into the game. One of the biggest momentum changers of the game came in the third quarter. On a thirddown run by Hendrickson, the officials were unsure if Hendrickson had passed the first down marker before being pushed out of bounds. The initial ruling was that Hendrickson was short of the first by mere inches. North Dakota coaches, members of the press and thousands of fans persuaded the officials to take another look. The ruling was overturned, giving the Green and White a first down. The noise in the Alerus Center propelled North Dakota to a scoring drive, as UND kicked a field goal that put them within a touchdown of the lead. Shortly after, the momentum ebbed as receiver R.J. McGill went down with an injury. He was helped off the field by trainers, a look of pain on his face. While McGill was on the sidelines, North Dakota scored early in the fourth to take a 17-14 lead. At that point, fans watched as the game fell apart for UND. On the first play of their possession in the fourth, Mustang running back Cole Stanford ran for 65 yards, putting Cal Poly on the opposite 10 yard line. A three-

yard run ended UND’s shortlived lead as the Mustangs went up 21-17. A series of penalties and turnovers plagued North Dakota’s offense for the remainder of the game. A blocked field goal midway through the fourth quarter stunned UND and silenced the crowd, who watched as Cal Poly scored yet another touchdown and field goal, going up 35-17. “It’s disappointing,” Mussman said. “I don’t see that team as much better than we are. To let it get to that in the end was extremely disappointing for all of us.” What may have been the most disappointing aspect was that North Dakota put up 409 yards against Cal Poly, and still only came away with 13 points. UND came into the game with the number one scoring offense in the Big Sky, matched against the number one defense in the Big Sky. Fans expected to see a good game, which they did — for a while. The stadium remained packed until the blocked kick in the fourth quarter. Next week, North Dakota will travel to Cheney, Wash., to take on Eastern Washington. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Patrick Cavanaugh is the Sports Editor The Dakota Student. He can be reached at patrick.cavanaugh@my.und.edu

UND swats the Hornets, wins match 3-1 ning the set 25-23. With UND taking the lead two sets to one, the team had a little buffer but still needed to come out and play hard. The Hornets had a huge lead through the beginning of the set, outscoring UND with their biggest lead alex abernethy THEDAKOTASTUDENT of the night, 17-5. The home team surged to 17-9, forcing SacUND women’s volleyball ramento to take a timeout to try beat Sacramento State three sets to slow the momentum of UND to one in a Big Sky conference and calm the crowd. However, battle at home last Saturday. Sacramento State’s efforts were in The volleyball team had a vain as North Dakota scored five close afternoon match-up against of the next six points and kept gofellow Big Sky Conference com- ing. UND kept their momentum petitors Sacramento State UND rolling strong and won the set 2522, ending claimed victory after a To come back from the match with the huge comebeing down in the North Daback in the fourth set. fourth set 15 to three kota women 3 North ... showed a lot of winning -1. D a k o t a character. fought for Since bethe win in ing named Ashley Hardee the first set, coach, HardUND coach ee has had ending with a score of a successful 25-18, putting up 14 kills. Set career, with an overall record of no. 2 ended in a loss for UND 73-16, two Great West Conferas Sacramento State won 25-19. ence regular season titles, three UND had 14 errors in the sec- GWC tournament titles, and a ond set. pair of GWC Coach of the Year In the third set, both com- awards. petitors traded leads multiple “It was kind of a streaky, up times, but the set ultimately and down, game. We have a really ended with North Dakota win- young team with a lot of freshmen

PESTS North Dakota beats Sacramento State in three sets to claim a Big Sky win.

and sophomores.” Hardee said. Hardee said the team, despite its youth, is ready to compete. “To come back from being down in the fourth set 15 to 3 and not to just wait for the fifth game showed a lot of character.” Hardee said Junior Ronni Munkeby and sophomore Lexi Robinson both put up great stats, recording 15 kills each, accounting for over half of the team’s total kills. Lauren Clarke also etched some good stats, digging up 31 balls, a career high for her. Robinson also had 13 digs, which raised her doubledouble number to eight. For Hardee, moving to the Big Sky has been a challenge. “It’s tough,” he said. “There were some good teams in the Great West, but to have 10 good teams in the Big Sky, all with good players, you can’t count on being up by 10 and winning the game. We could do that against some of the teams in the Great West.” North Dakota, after playing Northern Colorado on Monday, will now travel to Cheney, Wash., to play the Eastern Washington Eagles on Thursday. The game is set to start at 9 p.m.

UND holds a 7-5 record against non-conference opponents, (S. Oregon is in the NAIA) since the DI transition.

Alex Abernethy is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at alex.abernethy@ my.und.edu

The volleyball team proved its worth in Saturday’s match against Sacramento State. Ronni Munkeby and Lexi Robinson did a lot to help the team to victory. Photos by Keisuke Yoshimura.


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UND cross-country teams take top spots ASTOUNDING Both men and women place well at meet. Staff report

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UND competed Friday at the Montana Invitational crosscountry meet. For the last three meets in a row, the men’s cross country team has placed in the top five. This last meet was no different, with the North Dakota men taking third. The men fared slightly worse than the women at the Montana Invitational. With senior Lindsay Anderson taking the reigns, North Dakota secured second place at the event with 50 points. The host, Montana, finished in third with 82 points. Big Sky member Montana State blew away the competition, taking first place with 19 points. Anderson had the best night for the UND women, finishing in fourth place individually. Her time of 18:13.1 did a great number in helping the team take second place. Sophomore Erin Wysocki finished in 10th place with a time of 18:38.0, giving UND two runners in the top-10. Freshman Lydia Lutz finished 14th with a time of 18:53.4. The three runners ensured North Dakota runners finished in the top half of all competing members. Led by juniors Sam Saccoman, Ross Nelson and Kyle Economy, UND placed third with 79 points. They trailed Big Sky opponents Montana, who took second place with 60 points, and Montana State, who finished in first place with 15 points. Montana State’s Cristian Soratos finished with the overall top time, clocking in at 25:04.9. Saccoman, North Dakota’s top runner, finished 13th with a time of 26:47.9. Nelson finished right behind with a time

of 26:49.7. Economy came in roughly ten seconds later, earning 16th place and finishing with a time of 26:59.2. North Dakota will now have a week off to prepare for their next event, the Ron Pynn Invitational, hosted by the Green and White over Homecoming weekend. The women, along with the men, will compete in the Ron Pynn Invitational next week. The event is scheduled for Oct. 13 and is set to begin at 1:45 p.m. Fans can expect to see more competition in the upcoming match. The fact it will be over Homecoming weekend will make the event that much more important, as North Dakota will run against its usual conference foes. If North Dakota is able to place in the top five again, they will be in great standing at this stage in the season. The Ron Pynn Invitational is the final meet before the Big Sky Conference Championships. The championships are set to take place late in October in Flagstaff, Ariz.

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The crowd reacts to the football came last Saturday. They played a big part in shifting momentum to North Dakota during the game.

[BRITTANY ARNDT] THEDAKOTASTUDENT Both Cal Poly and UND focused on the run last week. UND put up 409 yards, helped by running back Jake Miller, seen here with the ball.

[KEISUKE YOSHIMURA] THEDAKOTASTUDENT North Dakota’s official colors are green, white and pink. I bet you were going to say green, white and black, weren’t you?

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The women’s volleyball team improved their record with their win over conference foe Sacramento State. UND now sits at 3-2 in the Big Sky. The emotions were high as the team celebrated after the game.


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UND squandered a strong effort from forward Jaymie Jackson in their 3-0 loss to Northern Colorado Friday in Greeley, Colo. Jackson attempted three of UND’s nine shots but the offense could not get on track. “We are just not playing consistent soccer right now,” coach Kristen Gay said. “It’s all about pride at this point. That’s what we have to play for going forward.” Alexsys Tamayo started the scoring for the Bears in the 25th minute, putting the ball past goalie Kristi Hestdalen on a pass from Brittany Dunn. UNC scored twice in the second half to put the game out of reach. Madison Yoswa scored in the 63rd minute, with Dunn picking up her second assist of the game. Mallory Van Huot’s header off a Laura Vallen corner kick in the 88th minute rounded out the scoring. Northern Colorado’s Natalie D’Adamlo stopped all four shots from the Green and White in her fourth shutout of the year. Hestdalen stopped two shots for UND. North Dakota (2-7-1, 0-3-0 in the Big Sky) will remain on the road for their next two games, playing Eastern Washington on Friday and Montana on Sunday. The Bears (5-4-2, 3-0-0) remain in first place in the conference.

The Dakota Student would like to take the time and wish a speedy recovery to junior reciever RJ McGill. Did you know... The very first baseball players did not use gloves? Pitchers stood 60 feet from home and hurled fastballs to catchers. That’s what we call bare-handing it! DAKOTASTUDENT.COM

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running the Fargo marathon a couple of weeks ago and is already looking into running the Boston Marathon in April 2013. “That is a goal that is on many people’s bucket lists,” Bohan said. The half-marathon started and ended by the Wild Hogs restaurant in Grand Forks, where multiple tents were set up to warm both the contestants and the audience. Live music was also part of the day — the Downtown Horns and UND’s Varsity Gentlemen

performed. Many people came out to volunteer on the bright and cold morning, including UND students from various organizations on campus. Basketball player Emily Evers and some of her teammates helped hand out medals at the finish line. “I think there are way more people than expected,” Evers said. She said people kept signing up to run the race until right before it began. At the finishing line, covered in layers of blankets and clothing to keep warm, the crowd cheered on their loved ones, some with cow bells and whistles. Some

supporters even had shirts made to motivate their friends. After a long but worthwhile run, Taryn and Tammy Bohan made it to the finish line and threw their hands in the air in victory. The mother-daughter

duo said the accomplishment was very gratifying. Cecilie Engeseth is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at cecilie.engeseth@ my.und.edu

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