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Volume 130 | Issue 15

Reaching the students, faculty and staff of the University of North Dakota since 1888 |

Furlong: American political divide Page 4

Homecoming parade Page 9

Football suffers late heartbreak Page 13

Spending bills pass APPROPRIATIONS Senate approves more funding for four organizations and events. KAITLIN BEZDICEK

[CARRIE SANDSTROM] THEDAKOTASTUDENT Members of the National Coming Out Day Panel discussed their personal stories and how to be an ally.

Students speak out about coming out PANEL Members of the LGBT community come together to discuss their experiences.

The controversy caused when NDSCS football player Jamie Kuntz was kicked off of the team after being spotted kissing his older boyfriend has brought the LGBT community to the forefront of people’s minds. While Kuntz’s outing was involuntary, the students gathered Thursday, National Coming Out Day, to discuss the experience of coming out voluntarily to their family and friends. Students and staff, many decked in purple to show their support for the LGBT community, gathered in the Memorial Union Ballroom to listen to a panel of four UND students who all had their own story about coming out to their loved ones. “The beauty of our coming out stories is that they have a uniqueness to them that is oh so beautiful,” panelist Jacob Thomas said. “But they have this commonality that we all get to share and that we all get to be a part of, and that makes us a community.” Thomas, originally from Georgia, came out to himself in March, but struggled with how to tell his parents he was gay when he grew up in the Bible Belt. His solution was a seven-minute video he filmed and showed to his parents in Georgia as he sat on the phone with them. “That video was put on Facebook, because I decided I didn’t want rumors or he said-she said getting floating around … because most of my family lives in Georgia … and I wanted them to hear it from me,” Thomas said. “Consequently that video went out on YouTube … for everybody that I didn’t even know to see.” While Thomas came out in a very public manner — his video got 20,000 views — panelist Amanda Dukart experienced her parent’s reaction face-to-face, during a nerve-racking dinner conversation as she waited for the right moment to break the news. She faced mixed reactions, her dad was more quick to accept the news, while her mom took a while to come to terms with the information. Now, however, Dukart says their relationship has made a recovery. “We don’t talk about it any more,” Dukart said. “It’s just kind of swept under the rug. We have a good relationship; it’s just we don’t talk about that.” Mason Longnecker’s experience coming out to his parents



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Student Senate passed four spending bills Sunday to fund university publications and annual events. To increase the efficiency of The Dakota Student’s photography, senators passed a measure to purchase the Adobe Lightroom software system for photo retrieval and editing. “We have thousands upon thousands of old photos that we use to put in the paper,” Dakota Student Editor-in-Chief Robb Jeffries said. “Right now, it may take our photo editor about an hour or two to find an old

photo.” The bill allocated $264 for the program, which is expected to pay for itself within the first two months. As the photo editor can more quickly access photos needed, money will be saved through lower wage expenses, Jeffries said. Senators approved funding for the Air Force ROTC monthly newsletter, The Talon, through the Student Communications Funding Committee. Seven hundred and fifty dollars was allocated to print the desired copies. “This publication is how they communicate throughout the program and attract new members to it,” Senator Aaron Hommerding said. Senators voted to fund the annual Monster Patrol Program which places student volunteers in the Grand Forks area to direct traffic and create a safe environment for young trick-or-treaters

on Halloween evening. “We are showing Grand Forks that we are committed to making this a safe community,” said Kylene Fitzsimmons, the public relations coordinator for Student Government. Five hundred dollars is intended to pay for the program’s organization, transportation and advertising expenses. “This is a really good way for us, as students, to show that UND cares about the community,” Senator Jennifer Vetter said. “We should definitely support this, not only with money but by volunteering our time.” Student Government will work with the city to coordinate different locations to place volunteers. Interested students can sign up in the Student Government office.




A different kind of international relations PARTNERSHIP UND celebrates 20 years working with the American University of Norway.



UND and the American College of Norway celebrated Friday at the Loading Dock the 20th anniversary of their international partnership that has provided both American and Norwegian students the opportunity to study abroad. The celebration, which was mostly a casual meet-and-greet for students and faculty, included cake, music and a speech by Krista Lauritzen, the administrative director of ACN. “I’m grateful for the close partnership with the university and the professors that have come and taught in Norway,”

Students celebrate the anniversary of the American College of Norway’s relationship with UND at the Loading Dock with cake and refreshments Friday.

Lauritzen said. “(The professors) have helped our students prepare and understand the American university system.” The American College of Norway has provided Norwegian students with a chance to finish their full degree in the United States and has given Americans the chance to study abroad in

a country different from their own. The college has American professors teaching classes that transfer to UND because of its partnership. At this point, the Norwegian college is the only study abroad experience offered




Tailgating community, page 3.

Homecoming king/queen crowned, page 11.

Christianson: Coffee an option, page 5.

Soccer holds Senior Day, page 13.

Jeffries: Being royalty a treat, page 6.

UND beats Americans, page 14.

Cool Runnings group, page 10.

Ohio State-North Dakota split, page 15.



[SEMINAR] Visiting artist Julie Blackmon, all day, Hughes Fine Arts Paul E. Barr Memorial Lecture Room, 227. Blackmon, a photographer is best known for her series titled “Domestic Vacations.� WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012 [EXPO] UND Winter Grad Expo, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Union Loading Dock. The expo aims to help prepare those graduating at the end of the fall semester for the end of their college career. For more information go to

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[FAIR] Spiritual Wellness Fall Fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Memorial Union Badlands Room. Tell us what is happening on campus Submit information via email to or call 777-2678


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012 [MEETING] A Good Yarn Knitting Club, 7 to 8 p.m., Grand Forks Public Library.


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Senators allocated $5,000 to fund T-shirts for the annual Big Event service project, scheduled to take place late in the spring semester. “This project organizes groups of students who spend a day doing service projects throughout the Grand Forks community,” Vetter said. “Having T-shirts brings a sense of unity to the event as all the students are dispersed in different parts of the community.” Senator Jacob Gapp said the program will help improve the university’s image. “This is a great outreach program for this organizations and our student body,” Gapp said. “There is often a negative connotation with students on a college campus, but this is a way to bring a good face back into community with the student population.” Kaitlin Bezdicek is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at kaitlin.

Hundreds of college football fans gather outside the Alerus Center to talk and eat food before a UND football game.

Tailgating equals community TOGETHER Burgers and hot dogs represent more than just food at Homecoming. CORY remington THEDAKOTASTUDENT

On the field of play, two teams clash relentlessly until a winner is

crowned after 60 minutes of play. Merciless, the players must never relent as they endeavor to become champions. They must remain focused and determined if they are to succeed. Outside of the game, people are not as subject to these same stressors. Before every UND football home game, swarms of fans make the pilgrimage to the parking lots outside of the Alerus

Center to pay tribute to their favorite college team. Heeding the call to arms, UND fans storm the empty lots and occupy them until the clash inside the Alerus has reached a conclusion. At the annual Homecoming game, the convergence of North Dakota fans was an even larger spectacle. Within this motley of green vehicles and Sioux apparel a culture emerges. Here, the smell of hot dogs and hamburgers cooking on grills permeates the air while the sound of laughter, chatter and the occasional passing of the marching band keep the noise level at a constant hum. In this culture, people are friendly to one another. People come here to share good times with good friends and fellow UND football fanatics. But even here during the onset of the Homecoming game, the North Dakota nice cannot be conquered by the rapture of





Tuesday October 16, 2012


Homecoming Disrespect crosses party lines as Election Day draws near FUN Structured events promote camaraderie and excitement for students, faculty and alumni.

I’ve been an intense supporter of American politics for years. I’m the first person to advise an undecided to get the facts and make an informed decision, because although they may not care who is running or what they stand for, the outcome could potentially affect their lives. CHRISTEN FURLONG THEDAKOTASTUDENT Two years ago, I found myself at the mercy of an outcome that When I was a child, I loved elec- personally affected my own life: tion time. My parents — especially Obama’s defense cuts. At one point, my father — were adamant about an excited member of the ROTC candidates and issues, and while program and a future officer of the I listened and watched the cover- United States Air Force, I am now age progress, I mostly just enjoyed once more a civilian and am forced watching the blue and red states to see other members of the military pop up on the screen at the end of laid off, scholarships cut and overall the day. military protection declining. Back then I never realized what Because of these experiences, those red and blue states meant. I am very firm on my political beHaving been raised in Minnesota, liefs and what I want for my nation. I watched my northern state turn But this year, I’m scared. I’m scared blue every year about what will and was always I care very greatly happen in the disappointed next ten years about the direction if we contineven though I probably never we are headed as a ue down this knew or unpath of sub-par nation. derstood why I campaigning, cared. voter fraud Christen Furlong and the ridicuToday, I managing/opinion editor lous amount of still find myself distracted by money being the color blue spent on camduring election years, but it doesn’t paigns when candidates regularly have the same meaning it used to. speak about getting the middle class The spackled colors highlighting back on its feet. the United States on Election Day Government is a very important now depicts the great divide within aspect of a country’s structure, and American politics. without a government whose main As an American who finds the priority is the wellbeing of its citifounding of our great country to zens, that country’s structure can be one of the most fascinating mo- fall. America’s government was ments in history, I care very greatly formed with this very idea in mind; about the direction we are headed that it would give freedom back to as a nation. The United States be- its people and extend rights to evgan as a few scattered settlements ery man regardless of his wealth or dependant on a nation across the birth. Atlantic and dynamically rose to be It encouraged state rights and the most powerful country in the encouraged civilians to embrace the world. Then suddenly, within only country as a land of free will and ineight years, Lady Liberty’s been dependence. knocked on her ass. You would think every AmeriObviously Americans are go- can would push to keep that founing to disagree about the direction dation and see fellow Americans as of government. We’ve had a long- allies rather than enemies … but standing tradition of progress and that doesn’t seem to be the case. democracy, and now that we’ve hit Yes, I am a conservative and no, another economic recession are we that shouldn’t be a bad thing. So to completely abandon everything why do liberals see me as the ultiAmerica stands for? mate adversary? Why do they see Are we to surrender to this aw- me as foolish and uniformed? Obviful trash-talking, blame and corrup- ously I am neither since I work for tion that elections have somehow two different news publications, but morphed into? liberals have since labeled my affiliPoliticians have preached for ated party with ignorance and stubipartisan practices for years, but pidity. it seems the more we discuss biparThat brand of criticism infuritisanship, the farther we drift away ates me. When I begin a political from the concept. discussion, I never claim candiYou know what America? I’m dates of different views are stupid, getting sick of the nonsense. I’m dumb or idiots like people love to sick and tired of sitting in front of say about Sarah Palin or George W. the television seeing commercials Bush. I never attack a politician’s bashing opponents or skewing facts personal life or the way they speak to make one candidate look better in front of a crowd. Those aspects than another. have absolutely nothing to do with

PARTISAN American politics have shed negative light on campaigning techniques.

how they could run a country. I don’t care about how many children a candidate has or if they have a speech impediment. I don’t care if they appear gruff or if they appear incredibly witty and charming; I care about the issues, and I care about the direction of the United States. Politics itself has become increasingly petty, and I cannot stand when someone’s method of debating attacks my beliefs and or attacks the opponent based on irrelevant pieces of information. When someone makes a comment to someone affiliated with another party to make them feel foolish and inferior, it is act of bullying. Haven’t we as a nation been trying to eradicate bullying from future generations of children? And yet, as adults we consistently bully others whenever we please when politics is involved. It’s disgusting. The media only makes this phenomenon worse. Every democrat in the country seems to bash the Fox News Channel. Yes, Fox News can be considered a conservative news channel, but why should that be the only channel criticized when every other news program in the country is positioned on the left side of the scale? No one seems to care that Katie Couric is constantly debasing the Republican Party. The media loves influencing its views over the American public by spewing information that shows candidates in a terrible light. Every news program has an agenda — not just Fox News — and Democrats who say otherwise are blind to reality. Celebrities are included in this, as many of them use their popularity and fame to influence their fans to vote in particular directions by endorsing candidates, making speeches or publicly donating money to a specific party or campaign. There is pettiness on both sides, and I’m not using that example to say that there isn’t … but for God’s sake, the whole trend has become ruthless and demeaning to certain groups and needs to be put to a stop. Like I said before, Americans will probably never agree on how they want government to function, but the reality is that we are going to need to work together if we want to accomplish anything. The next time you meet someone who has different political beliefs and you feel a sideways comment pushing its way out, swallow the urge and say something constructive. Chances are, it’ll make you sound more informed and a more intelligent voter. Background photo by Keisuke Yoshimura. Christen Furlong is the managing/opinion editor for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at

This past week, UND hosted its annual weeklong Homecoming celebration. With events like the ice cream social, Pep Fest and parade, the campus community had a chance to get together and have fun while preparing to attend one of the biggest football games of the semester. It’s hard to dispute that this is a fun time of the year. You get to holler at athletes and politicians, vote in a fake election to elect fake royalty (arguably the coolest thing anyone can do) and might even be able to sneak in some free ice cream on the side (wait, no, this is the coolest thing anyone can do — literally). And all the while, you’re doing it with your fellow students and being excited about it. The structure provided by Homecoming makes it great for getting to know the people you pass on campus sidewalks every day. College campuses don’t have enough opportunities for people to connect. A campus is often a dead-zone of inter-personality; people wander mindlessly from one class to the next and from that class to bed, making eye contact with no one but the snow and cement. You might meet people in class … maybe; you might make a friend when you stumble into someone (literally). It’s random, comic and unstructured chance. Universities have an unearned reputation as being a great place to meet people. It’s much the opposite; universities are a great place for people to build bigger walls around themselves — walls of work, homework and relaxed inaction. It’s not because of some elegant design that you meet whomever you do; stick thousands of people into the same two-mile-wide pit and you’re bound to bump shoulders with someone. It’s a great place to meet people in that, relatively speaking, you know almost no one around you. Homecoming is a weeklong solution to part of that problem. Think of how many people were gathered to see the parade, or swapped burgers outside the Alerus Center. You have a chance to strike up a conversation with just about anyone from anywhere, all under the pretext of being a proud supporter of the Green and White. It’s not just the place that makes it great, it’s the events that go on inside of it. Homecoming makes UND great; Welcome Weekend makes UND great; Springfest makes UND great. But there’s always room for a greater UND. There’s always room for more events, more connections and more understanding, and it’s up to us to make it happen. In the end, it’s not even the events that make something great, it’s the great people that make them up.

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A not so lofty opinion sleeping in an unfamiliar room hours away from my house, my face was what seemed like inches from the ceiling and my pillow was precariously close to the head of my bed. I guess the manufactures of the lofts that are distributed to colleges across the nation didn’t Carrie Sandstrom THEDAKOTASTUDENT think headboards were necessary. They are. Ever since I was little I have Now that I’ve had a month or liked the idea of sleeping on the so to adjust to my new living situatop bunk, so coming to college it tion, I have to say that the relationseemed only natural that I should ship between my loft and I has not loft my bed. improved. But the gloriI I swear, making a When ous image I wake up in lofted bed should be the morning had constructed in my head I routinely an Olympic sport. of finally fulfillsmack my ing my childface against Carrie Sandstrom the ceiling, hood bunk-bed assistant editor and when I fantasy came crashing down, stand up too along with my quick after pillow that goes plummeting off of getting a soda from the mini-fridge my loft nightly. under my bed, I experience the It turns out that lofting your sharp cracking of my skull against bed may not be all it’s cracked up the underside of my bed’s metal to be. I learned that my very first frame. night in the dorm, as I struggled My mom says that most people to climb up the ladder at the foot would have learned how to avoid of my bed in the dark, muscles fa- these painful scenarios by now. tigued from moving in and body I’m assuming she means someone unfamiliar with the fine motor who hasn’t lost countless brain cells skills needed to clamber up to my through repeated abuse of their mattress. cranium. As I lay down for my first time Of course, once you manage

BRUISES Bed lofts need a redesign due to space and size issues in residence halls.

to get perched on your loft you come to the realization that eventually you will have to come down, another challenge in and of itself. Sometimes I lay awake at night muttering to myself, “I don’t have to pee, I don’t have to pee, I do not have to pee,” because I would rather lay in bed in pain than embark on the struggle that is climbing down out of a loft without incurring bodily injury. It’s not all bad though, as with anything, are a few good things about lofts. If my roommate and I hadn’t both committed to lofting our beds we wouldn’t have been able to fit a futon, chair, minifridge and TV into our dorm. We also wouldn’t be able to justify never making our beds — I swear, making a lofted bed should be an Olympic sport — and we wouldn’t have been able to bond over our shared lofted-bed trials. So while my childhood dream of sleeping on the top bunk has come to fruition and spoiled, I can say that I’ve gained valuable skills in the process, such as the ability to retrieve my phone from my desk without ever leaving the warmth of my sheets, and I can now move on to bigger and better things. Carrie Sandstrom is the assistant editor of The Dakota Student. She can be reached at

Coffee: the soda alternative

CAFFEINE Coffee can be a much needed energy boost for students at UND. ADam Christianson THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Coffee can be described as the lifeline of the college student. It’s warm, delicious and full of caffeine to help get through those early mornings and late nights. UND, like most college campuses, offers coffee in every dining hall and either of the two main coffee houses on campus: Archives and Stomping Grounds. On average, the annual amount of coffee consumed per capita in the United States is somewhere around 30 gallons said Napa Valley Vintners via their website, It’s a safe bet to say that we would be in big trouble without it. Americans are among the top consumers of coffee in the world and college students make up a significant percentage of that population. Nearly every college campus in the United States has at least one coffee house located close to students and UND encompasses two coffee houses on campus to provide caffeine to its students. That statistic alone shows the importance of coffee to the average college student and professor as well. Why drink coffee? Coffee is a drink that can be enjoyed any time of day or night depending on your situation. It’s easy to make, generally inexpensive and can be left for a relatively long periods of time without needing to be remade. Contrary to popular belief, coffee does not stunt your growth and actually has some

health benefits to go along with that amazing aroma. In several studies, the Mayo Clinic has found that coffee has shown to reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease, type-two diabetes and even liver cancer. It’s important to remember that while coffee may help prevent some of these diseases, coffee itself has no nutritional value whatsoever. Unfortunately, you can’t live solely off of coffee, as nice as that would be. But drinking a moderate amount a day can leave you feeling warm and refreshed. Not all coffee is created equal. For example, I would avoid the coffee in residence halls at all costs. It’s not authentic; instead it’s a mix that tastes worse than car dealership coffee. Who knows what’s in those machines that have been sitting for what seems like days on end without being serviced. Another common issue is the source of the coffee itself. Many coffee shops are switching to fair trade coffee. This means that the coffee was bought from the coffee growers for fair market value. Since most of the coffee grown in the world is cultivated in developing countries, a few coffee companies have taken advantage of impoverished nations to buy the coffee for very cheap without paying fair market value. It may cost a little more, but fair trade coffee is worth the extra few cents because it means that it was purchased fairly. Located right next to the Christus Rex church, Archives Coffee House is the place to go if you are looking for a relaxing atmosphere. The place is definitely classy, with comfortable lounge sofas and chairs to kick back and study. However, those luxuries come with a price. The various coffee

selections at Christus Rex are slightly pricier than some of the other coffee houses in Grand Forks, but the prices are not high enough to prevent customers. Occasionally Archives even hosts live performances by local musicians for some easy listening entertainment. As the icing to the cake, Archives also features a fireplace in the winter months, which is very nice to sit near. If you need a quick stop with some good coffee you can always visit Stomping Grounds near the newly opened Gorecki Alumni Center. Stomping Grounds is great for a quick cup of Starbucks coffee, especially if you are on your way to Odegard Hall. One benefit of the Stomping Grounds is that it comes equipped with a drive through if you don’t want to leave your vehicle. If in a hurry, Stomping Grounds can be a good choice because it also doubles as a convenience store to suite your most basic needs. All of the concerns about the negative impacts of coffee are usually overrated. The fact is, it provides a good source of caffeine without fructose corn syrup or carbonation found in soda. Caffeine itself in moderation is completely fine and provides a way for people to get a jumpstart to their day. The only danger is becoming reliant on caffeine but can be easily avoided by drinking coffee in moderation. The next time you need a little boost to your day, don’t reach for an energy drink or soda, instead reach for a coffee. Adam Christianson is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at


Job success stems from satisfaction

$161,000 all the way to $235,000 annually. However, a career is not always chosen solely on the aspect of money. If that is what drives you to a career, then by all means, take your pick! However, many people are interested in having a career that Mary Ochs THEDAKOTASTUDENT makes them feel some kind of satisfaction or gratification. If you have It’s perfectly acceptable to enter always wanted a career that entails college with an undeclared major. a high satisfaction rate, then you Not everyone knows what they might find the following useful. want to do with their lives, nor do Operating engineers are at the they fully understand where their bottom of the University of Chitalents may lie. As the school years cago’s research list of Top Ten Satisprogress, however, we are faced faction Jobs. Apparently the ability with the decision to choose what to play in the dirt with life-size verwe would like our education to fo- sions of Tonka trucks is gratifying. cus on. Financial services sales agents come Perhaps some of you lost souls in at number nine. They work reading this are in the difficult posi- about 40 hours a week, but earn tion of declaring a major. Perhaps about $90,000 annually. Psycholosome of you are wishing to change gists and artists find satisfaction in your major. Whichever dilemma their careers, as well as teachers. you are facing, don’t fret! Special education teachers, authors CNBC news recently pub- and physical therapists rank at five, lished an article on the highest pay- four and three respectively. Intering jobs in America. The National estingly enough, these jobs all have Organization for Research at the one component in common: they University of Chicago publicized tend to give assistance to others the highest whether it is satisfaction physically or There are countless mentally. jobs. These are only Firepeople on the UND two lists fighters rank campus that are ready in at numfrom two and willing to help ber two, sources, but they may while clergy you succeed. help some members are of you make Mary Ochs number one. the difficult It seems as staff writer though a cadecision of choosing a reer in which career path. one gives up the most receives the The jobs that pay the largest most gratification. Who would’ve sums of money tend to be in the thought? medical, business and aviation Keep in mind that jobs with fields. These jobs make six figures high satisfaction rates tend to rea year, and employ anywhere from ceive less pay. It may not seem about 23,000 individuals to well fair or right, but it is a simple fact. over 618,000 depending on the Finding a career right for you may field. not always be easy. Struggling The first career on CNBC’s through essential studies classes list is a pharmacist. The yearly may be a grueling challenge, but if salary is approximately $112,000 you are striving for your career goal with an employment number of then keep on trucking! around 272,000. This career reDon’t forget to regularly meet quires a doctorate of pharmacy and with an academic advisor, or even a license. Two entrance exams are a professor in your desired field. needed to receive the license. If you are still undecided in your Up next on the list of high pay- major choice, then it may be a wise ing jobs are several aviation fields. idea to meet with one. Talk to him Air Traffic Controllers earn around or her about your interests, what $115,000 and employ approxi- your talents include and what you mately 23,000 people. Airline pi- want out of your career. You are in lots, copilots, and flight engineers college to earn a degree and make make slightly more — $118,000. a living — take advantage of that If you happen to be interested opportunity. in technology, computer and inforIt may seem difficult, ardumation systems managers may earn ous or even downright tedious at around $124,000 a year. times. The course work becomes Interested in the sciences? A intense, the exams pile up and your natural science manager may earn stress level reaches a peak. Keep a yearly salary of around $128,000. reminding yourself that education This field is quite broad, and is not is important; it is your gateway to limited to one specific area of study. the career of your choice. There There are more common ca- are countless people on the UND reers on the list of high-paying jobs. campus that are ready and willing A career as a lawyer would earn an to help you succeed. In the end, if individual around $130,500 an- you reach your career goals, it will nually. CEOs are said to make all be worth it. around $176,000, while doctors, Mary Ochs is a staff writer for surgeons, dentists and orthodonThe Dakota Student. She can be tists have a vastly large employment reached at mary.ochs number, with salaries varying from

JOBS Searching for that desired career can be difficult for students.


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My time as a Homecoming also-ran contest. It turns out that I was every bit as deserving to be with the other nine candidates based off of my campus involvement. Freshmen, do you want to be Homecoming king or queen Robb jeffries anytime soon? The key is to beTHEDAKOTASTUDENT come involved. College is not about the grades you get in class. Sure, Several weeks ago, one of the Dakota Student’s writers, scholarships are nice, and honor Jaye Millspaugh, approached me rolls do indeed look good on a with a question I never thought resume. But, and I am a great illusI would hear. She asked me if she could tration of this, you can make up nominate me for Homecoming for mediocrity in the classroom with stellar extracurricular acking. Bear in mind — or reference tivity. I’ll even go further than the photo to the right — that I that: You will not be successful am a nerd. I have been since my after college without getting inDungeons and Dragons playing volved on campus. I don’t mean to write yet days starting in middle school. I was never the most popular another column telling you to person through my school days. get out of your room and find Heck, my crowning achieve- an organization to get involved ments in popularity are being in, but involvement has opened elected drum major of the Pride so many doors in my life. I have of the North Marching Band at post-college job offers because UND (insert “this one time, at of my involvement at the Daband camp” joke here) and be- kota Student. I have internship ing elected president of my fra- experience I wouldn’t have gotternity, which also has its share ten without my connections in Greek life. of self-described nerds. A shake Homeof the right coming king Even though I lost, hand is more is a title that I nevand probably by a valuable than the diploma er thought wide margin, I had the school would be such a great time be- prints off for mentioned in the same ing a candidate for you, and you are wasting breath as my king. name. Robb Jeffries your money Yet I editor-in-chief if you don’t go out and found myself build your own network. But, I among other important people on campus, like our student digress. Even though I lost, and body president and eventual king, Logan Fletcher (who defi- probably by a pretty wide marnitely deserved the win), dishing gin, I had such a great time beout ice cream in the Memorial ing a candidate for king. The thing that struck me the Union as a candidate for what is most decidedly a popularity most about my time as a candi-

ROYALTY The nomination to homecoming court gives great experience to students.

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Homecoming king candidate Robb Jeffries drives a football helmet car during the Homecoming parade on Saturday. In the back of the car are Homecoming king Logan Fletcher (left) and queen Kyle Kohns. Photo courtesy of Shane Gerbert.

date was the camaraderie those running for king and queen had. When I told Jaye that she could nominate me, I expected a mudslinging affair that has been seen in movies and TV shows, or like any political campaign. I expected to go on Facebook and find status updates from the other candidates that read “Robb Jeffries likes to molest puppies and wants Twamley Hall to raise parking permit prices,” or something like that. Instead, we were all pleasant and promoted voter turnout, regardless of how the potential voter would cast their ballot. I had a great time with the other candidates, and I hope they enjoyed me as much as I enjoyed them (shout out to

Brett Jurcak — a tie for “last place” would not have been as fun without you!). Also, driving a golf cart retrofitted with a giant North Dakota football helmet for the parade was the most fun I have before noon in a very long time. So, thank you to my fellow candidates for making this past week a blast, thank you to

the Homecoming Committee for scheduling the Homecoming Court to fun activities and, most of all, thank you to all my friends that supported my bid for kingdom.

Robb Jeffries is the editor-in-chief of The Dakota Student. He can be reached at robert.jeffries



Campus Briefs

University fitness recognized by AHA UND has been named a platinum-level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for providing employees with the tools to eat better and get more exercise. UND accepted the award in a ceremony Monday, which was followed by the grand opening of the indoor walking paths that go through the parking ramp stairwells and skywalks. This is UND’s fifth platinum-level award, given for the university’s ability to fulfill the required criteria in the areas of “physical activity, nutrition, having a culture of wellness and increasing the number of employees that participate in worksite wellness,” according to a UND press release. UND has seen a 38 percent increase in employees that participate in workspace wellness in the past year, with 1,383 participating in at least one event. UND also has 56 staff and faculty who act as ambassadors as part of the Advanced Ambassador Program, meaning that they invite Wellness staff to their

meetings to provide activities and information. In addition to the Advanced Ambassador Program, UND has also put in place coaching to help employees and their spouses to make good health choices. The Fit-Friendly award came about because of the estimated $225.8 billion that American employers lose each year to health care costs and inconveniences. The program is intended to bring about positive change in this area.

NASA project to include UND alumna UND alumna Christy Hansen has the opportunity to experience the landscapes of Greenland and Antarctica as part of her work as the project manager of Operation IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission to survey Earth’s polar ice. Twice a year, those working on the airborne geophysical project travel to the polar regions of Earth to collect data on the changes in the ice structures in the areas. They are in Antarctica from October to November, although they are based in Chile and Greenland from March to

May. Hansen will talk on a Google + Hangout from her base in Chile Wednesday to students around the world about her job. Hansen received her master’s in space studies in 1999 from UND. After earning her degree, she worked for the Johnson Space Center training astronauts and working in flight control. Following her work with JSC, Hansen worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center as the manager of a robotic technology payload that launched on the final Space Shuttle mission. After her work at the Goddard Space Flight Center Hansen landed at her current job, which she describes as exciting and interesting. Although she is currently happy with her current job, Hansen says she would love to fly in space someday. Until then, she’s content with the wonders on Earth.

ditorium. The performance is being sponsored by the UND Music Department. The U.S. Army Field Band travels all over the nation and abroad to perform for various audiences. It consists of a 65-member Concert Band and the 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus. Band members must all go through competitive auditions and are all professionals. One of the pieces performed by the groups is called the “Armed Services Medley,” which combines the songs of of all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The two bodies not only perform but also serve as music educators as part of their role as the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army.” They have performed for around 2,500 student musicians each year. Tickets for the performance are free and are available from the Grand Forks Herald.

Chester Fritz to host Army Field Band

UND welcomes new faculty

The United States Army Field Band will perform a free concert Oct. 24 in the Chester Fritz Au-

Eric Plummer was officially sworn in on Monday as the new UND director of public safety/


chief of police, taking over for interim UPD chief Lt. Jeff Burgess of the Grand Forks Police Department. Plummer’s job will include working with students, faculty, staff and the Grand Forks community along with other government agencies in order to keep the campus safe and secure. He will also oversee the several other areas including Emergency management and the University Police Department. Plummer graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1999 and is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 50th Command Officer Development Course, run through the University of Louisville. Employed with the Florida Highway patrol for eight years, Plummer served in a variety of roles including homicide detective and criminal and internal affairs investigator. Currently, Plummer works at the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators as a critical incident management instructor. Monday was Plummer’s first official day at UND.



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was a little rockier, beginning in the fall of his sophomore year in high school, when he decided to tell his mom. “It didn’t go well at all,” Longnecker said. “It was very much ‘this is a phase, this isn’t you, this isn’t OK, we’re not talking about this again’ — and so we didn’t.” Late January, Longnecker decided to try coming out to his parents again, as he had built up a support system amongst his friends as school. “Once (my mom) realized that I wasn’t going to drop it this time, she decided it was time to tell dad,” Longnecker said. “So I got to sit inside the house watching my parents on our back porch talk and then yell and then cry and then yell some more.” Their relationship suffered for a year before things slowly began to turn around. However, one of panelists was still in the middle of her journey. “This is my story. This is my journey that I’m still very much a part of,” Gigi Glordano, originally from New York, said. “So as I’m talking you can hear the shaking in my voice.” Glordano had always been very involved with the LGBT community as an ally in her home community. At 24 years old, she thought she would have already known if she was queer. However, as she went through graduate school to specialize in working with LGBT students, her research became “me-search” as she worked on processing the information that was being revealed about herself. But just because many — including herself — knew, she still had yet to tell some of the closest people to her. “I say I’m still on this journey because I’m still not out to my parents,” Glordano said. “We all hear messages when we’re growing up. That we all hear our parents and our guardians and our loved ones saying things about their opinions, and they don’t necessarily know that what they’re saying is going to impact their child or the person that they love and they’re not meaning to do it to be hurtful to you as an individual, but then when you come to a place where you think about the things that you’ve heard them say you question how can I tell them this and still expect them to accept me or love me.” Glordano’s story touches on something that Thomas says everyone who comes out will experience to some extent — rejection. “No matter where we are in our coming out story, we have or we will face rejection.” Thomas said. “It happens. Hopefully it’s temporary and hopefully we move past it and hopefully the people that reject us aren’t people we actually care about. But sometimes … it’s the people that actually are close.” However, Glordano said events like National Coming Out Day and others throughout

the year, along with individual efforts, can help create a safe environment for everyone. “We all have some privilege somewhere,” she said. “(The key is) taking that privilege and knowing when to use it for the better. We’re all in fields and we’re all entering professionals somewhere and we have the opportunity to instill in the fields we’re going into a sense of this equality. “I believe that there’s something that you can all do in all your fields to make that presence known.” Carrie Sandstrom is an assistant editor for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at carrie.


organized sports fanaticism. While it is common for fans of competing teams to harbor some sort of animosity towards one another, this was simply not the case in the unique UND tailgating culture. Where others would show resentment, UND fans showed hospitality and friendship. Toward the back of the whole tailgating armada, the visiting Northern Arizona University fans assembled into a small drop of purple in the sea of green. Hundreds of miles away from home and on the verge of playing the home team for their

Homecoming game, the NAU fans seemed quite alienated. But here in North Dakota, people like to make everyone feel at home. Where the green ended and the purple began, some UND fans grilled before the game began. While this is not an uncommon practice, what came next was astounding. The UND fans began to offer free food to the visiting team’s fans. Very quickly, fans from the competing teams could be seen chatting to each other and laughing casually as if they were fans of the same team. NAU booster and long time fan Mary Lee Fisher said of UND, “It’s just amazing to me how nice everyone is here. They just all want to make sure you’re

comfortable and having a good time.” Democratic senator candidate Heidi Heitkamp was also present at the game. “I like wandering around,” she said. “You always seem to run into people you know.” She seemed to join in the lighthearted atmosphere as she greeted friends and offered them food while showing them hunting pictures on her cell phone. Even in the brink of a very important game, UND and its fans were able to show hospitality towards their competition. Cory Remington is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at cory.j.remington


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Homecoming parade doubles in size TRADITION Number of floats increases by nearly half in homecoming parade.




Hundreds of people — UND students and alumni, natives of Grand Forks and beyond — gathered along University Avenue Saturday, lining up from the newly opened Gorecki Alumni Center to the old University Park to watch the dozens of floats involved in the Homecoming parade go by. The floats, many of which were green, represented local politicians, UND student organizations, campus residence halls and more. For UND freshman Ali Karpenko and her mother Joan Karpenko, the parade is a family tradition. “We go every year,” Joan Karpenko said. “It’s always fun. We always have a good time.” Ali and Joan Karpenko also attend the Potato Bowl parade every year, but they said the Homecoming parade is their favorite. “There’s more energy in this one,” Ali Karpenko said. “More excitement.” “The ROTC is great,” Joan Karpenko added. “Very impressive.” The Air Force ROTC cadets, dressed in service blues, had led the parade — the color guard marched down the avenue. A fourcolumn formation followed, calling jodies or spoken

UND’s traditional Homecoming parade took place Saturday morning on University avenue. Area businesses and various campus organizations put together creative floats and threw candy to onlookers. The number of floats nearly doubled from last year, with 84 floats this year compared to about 45 last year.

songs used to keep the formation in step. It was their turn this year to not pull road guard. Instead the Army cadets, dressed in their day-to-day uniforms, stood at blocked-off intersections, making sure wayward vehicles didn’t drive into the parade. Several floats decided to play the song “Gangnam Style” by PSY as part of their display. As a Wellness Center float drove past, the song blasting from speakers and people in referee jerseys performing its distinctive “horse ride” dance

on the trailer and the bed of the truck towing it, one of the Army cadets remarked he was sick of the song. For Shannon Stenlund, a junior at UND studying elementary education, this was the first year she’s gone. Swanson Hall — where Stenlund lives — didn’t do a float, so she wasn’t watching our for any float in particular, just taking in the parade as a whole. She liked the parade, she said. Along the side of the road, in front of the Sigma Phi Epsilon house, more than a dozen members of Sigma Phi and their friends were piled

(Above) Homecoming king Logan Fletcher and queen Kyle Kohns were amongst the people parading Saturday morning. (Right) Sorority and fraternities, as well as residence halls, created floats. Photos taken by Keisuke Yoshimura.

on top of a grey bus, cheering floats drove past. Several floats tossed handouts to them; someone would catch a button or a magnet or a piece of candy and they’d all let out another cheer. The bus, which was borrowed from a friend, was going to be used for tailgating at the Alerus Center later, according to Adam Heine, a UND senior double-majoring in accounting and managerial finance. Heine, who was a candidate for Homecoming king, stood on the bus’s hood, wearing his candidacy medal and cheering along with his brothers. A float for a local radio station spotted Grand Forks Herald newspaper columnist, Marilyn Hagerty, who gained media attention with her food review on Olive Garden standing alone with her small bag of handouts on one of the

dividers between the east and west lanes of University Avenue. An announcer with a microphone excitedly shouted out her name and ran up to her. “How’s Olive Garden doing, Marilyn?” he asked. “It’s fine,” she replied. As the floats reached the end of the parade route, they made slow right turns onto North 23rd Street and drove off. The Air Force ROTC cadets walked back in groups, chatting about this or that; people in Rick Berg T-shirts meandered along, gossiping about friends; people went home, the roadblocks were moved aside and Homecoming weekend continued. Zack Schuster is the News editor of The Dakota Student. He can be reached at zachary.schuster


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Group thinks running can be cool WELLNESS Cool Runnings group meets for weekly runs and decides on pace. Jaye millspaugh THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Nearly every day while the weather holds, people can be seen running up and down the UND campus. For one group of runners, this represents the bond and friendship they have formed as members of the Wellness Center’s Cool Runnings club. Cool Runnings is an infor-

mal organization on campus for students and faculty who enjoy running outside as a form of exercise. Membership is free and is open to anyone. The group meets in the Wellness Center atrium at 5 p.m. every Monday, but the weekly meeting time changes every semester based on the group leaders’ schedules. The pace and distance is decided by the group at the beginning of every meeting. “It’s very informal,” said UND senior Justin Weber. “You just show up when you have time.” Weber has been involved with Cool Runnings since his

freshman year at UND, but has enjoyed running since high school. He and Wellness Center fitness coordinator Stephanie Hoffman are currently in charge of keeping the club going. According to Hoffman, the club has been around since the fall of 2009. Cool Runnings was founded by previous Wellness Center fitness coordinator, Mandy Dockendorf and former Wellness Center employee and UND cross-country runner, Kyle Downs. “We’re basically just a social group for runners,” Hoffman said. Although the club is open to people of all running abilities, a

few of its members are fairly accomplished runners according to Hoffman and, which lists the results of races. Downs placed second in the Wild Hog half-marathon that took place Sept. 29 in Grand Forks. Fellow member Chad Boehn won the Wild Hog 10K race and Weber won the Wild Hog 5K race. The club doesn’t train for specific races during its weekly meetings, but it does promote local racing events such as the Wild Hog races. A typical weekly meeting involves running on a familiar local route close to campus and within the city limits. Running can burn over 800

calories in an hour, yet almost anyone can do it because it doesn’t require learning any new skills or buying any expensive equipment. “Cool Runnings is actually looking for more beginners,” Hoffman said. Only four or five people show up to the weekly meetings on average, but this number decreases every winter because of the drop in temperature. The club is working hard to recruit more runners, mostly via word-of-mouth and posters at the Wellness Center. Many of the current members run with each other outside of the weekly meetings too. “The biggest benefit we have is that we introduce people to other runners outside of the cross country and track and field teams,” Weber said. “We try to accommodate all running abilities.” Jaye Millspaugh is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at jaye.millspaugh.2



Green Gallop caps off weekend RACE UND community puts on spirited attire for morning run to finish off Homecoming week. COLE BRITTON


UND students and alumni gathered Sunday morning at the Wellness Center to take part in the annual Green Gallop Homecoming run. More than 60 runners came to support the UND community. First — time race director Patrick Marcoe described the event as one that is both a fun finale to homecoming weekend and as a way to give back to UND students. “All the money we earn from this goes back to students that work here (at the Wellness Center) or that want to work here so they can do

professional development,” he said. The Gallop had three different runs to participate in. A 5K, 10K and 1.5 mile family run. Registration for the event began Oct. 5. Marcoe said that the 5K was the most popular run of the day. “The 5K had the most people. We had 40 or 50 people for that,” Marcoe said. “For the 10K it was about 20.” The circuit, which stretched from the Wellness Center to the coulee bike path and all the way back to Sixth Avenue North, didn’t take long to complete. By the end of the first hour of the run, 59 people had finished. Enthusiasm for the event wasn’t just shown by the number of runners. Marcoe also said close to 50 volunteers came to make sure the Gallop ran smoothly. Wellness Center employee Stephanie Hoffman said this was the most people they’ve ever had volunteer for the event.

“It’s kind of an honor and now always a tradition to be here for the Homecoming race,” she said. Those who finished came inside the Wellness Center, where a reception was held on the basketball courts. Runners registered to win gift certificates The day after the Homecoming game, community members particito Gerrell’s Sports pated in runs starting at the Wellness Center. The options included Center, Scheel’s a 5K, 10K and 1.5 mile family run. Photo by Cole Britton. and GNC. Marcoe thinks the event Male and female runners the cold and instead wore their who placed second and third pride on their sleeves — liter- sends a positive message to in their respective events won ally: runners were encouraged UND and Grand Forks. “It’s about being healthy UND water bottles and first to wear costumes to show their place finishers received UND UND pride. Every now and and having fun while doing blankets. Blankets were an ap- then, a bright green shirt or wig it,” he said. propriate prize to win, since par- crossed the finish line. HomeCole Britton is a staff writer for ticipants ran in chilly 35-degree coming king Logan Fletcher The Dakota Student. He can be reached at cole.britton@ decided the winner of the Most weather. Some weren’t worried about Spirited Award.

UND crowns new homecoming royalty CORONATION Pep Fest ignites school spirit with the crowning of king and queen. CECILIE ENGESETH THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Hundreds of UND students gathered Wednesday night to

watch the crowning of this year’s Homecoming kind and queen. The announcement came at the end of Homecoming’s annual Pep Fest celebration. Candidates Logan Fletcher and Kyle Kohns received the most votes and were each crowned by last year’s Homecoming royalties. Kohns stresses the way Homecoming brings current students together with their alumni.

“This Homecoming has so many sporting events in two days, any alumni will have a good time enjoying sports games like they did when they were students at UND,” Kohns said. Kohns also mentioned how important UND athletics has been for her. “Looking back to my sophomore year of college when I was still a part of the hockey cheer

team, I remember being on the ice for the starting line-up, looking up around the Xcel Energy center seeing a sea of green,” Kohns said. With her many individual attributions and involvement at the university, she also says she knows the importance of representing the school. “The support from students, alumni and fans everywhere is so incredible,” Kohns said. “It makes

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me thrilled to say I am a part of this university.” Each year the crowned royalty donates the money raised from Tshirt sales to organization of their choice. This year it is estimated several hundred dollars were raised from T-shirt sales. Kohns will be allocating the money received to the UND Counseling Center. She says she went there her freshman year to gain confidence. “I had the opportunity to succeed in college and accomplish my goals because of them,” Kohns said. She encourages other freshman to get involved. “It is always best to say you tried, then to regret never trying,” Kohns said. Fletcher already represents UND as student body president. “I love getting to meet and interact with so many of our students, staff and faculty,” Fletcher said. As a senior, he is planning to continue to represent the university through graduate school. Fletcher says he knows the importance of being involved. He said that the opportunities are endless, but it is left up to each student to take on the tasks. “A lot of times people can surprise themselves with what they’re able to do if they just try,” he said. Fletcher has been involved in several organizations on campus. He is giving the proceeds to Mortar Board, a senior honor society. They have an annual turkey basket drive where Fletcher sees the money being more beneficial for the whole community. Later in the week, the two royalties could be spotted representing UND at the new Gorecki Alumni Center on campus, and of course in the UND Homecoming parade. With free food, door prizes and socializing, the event held at the Memorial Union Ballroom bonded






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various student organizations and individuals with their athletes and royalty candidates. The UND football, volleyball and basketball team visited with other students and had a competition of who could present the school song the best. The football team also incorporated a spontaneous dance-off competition into the night. The Homecoming court included five female candidates, Chelsie Bickel, Sonja Collin, Beatrice Hill, Kohns and Chantel Thompson, and five male candidates, Thomas Connelly, Fletcher, Adam Heine, Robb Jeffries and Brett Jurcake.

The votes were counted during Pep Fest and announced at the end of the event. Kyle Kohns (above, second from left) was crowned Homecoming queen and Logan Fletcher as king.

Voting for Homecoming royalty took place at Pep Fest in the Memorial Union Ballroom Wednesday night. People stuck around to watch various routines organizations, residence halls and sports teams put together to show their school spirit. Photos by Brittany Arndt.

Cecilie Engeseth is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at cecilie.engeseth


to freshman. “It’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle,” Lauritzen said. She has been working at the college for years and emphasized how support from the family has always been important. “I remember one day, some of the American students stopped by and asked if they could bring my three year old to the store as a translator,” she said. She married a Norwegian and settled down close by the college. Also present at the celebration was Becky Norvang, an international student advisor for ACN. Lauritzen said she hired Norvang hoping that she one day would take over as the director after Lauritzen retires. Lauritzen also said Norvang has shown a great interest in and excitement for the UND campus. “(The students) are my babies,” Norvang said after finishing up her first full year as an advisor this past spring. Junior Lene Matsen attended the American College of Norway her freshman year. She is a native Norwegian double-majoring in investments and banking and financial economics. “The easy transition between ACN and UND and the affordable tuition made it easy to decide on UND,” she said. Coming from a smaller school like the American College, her biggest challenges were attending 100-level classes with hundreds of other students. “ Going to ACN, you never had more than 50 students in

your class,” she said. “Here at UND, some of the classes have more than 200 students.” Matsen knows the importance of a support system and thinks going to school in the U.S. is a thrill because she knows she can seek help if needed. “It is very safe having ACN, because I know that they are only one phone call or email away if I need help,” Matsen said.

Because of the partnership’s success, several Norwegian students come to UND every year, which has created a Norwegian network on campus. “Stop by archives and you will always meet someone from Norway,” Matsen said. Cecilie Engeseth is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at cecilie.engeseth@

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FB Oct. 20 vs Montana

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Third time not a charm for football DISAPPOINTMENT UND drops to 7-5 in Homecoming football games at the Alerus Center. patrick cavanaugh THEDAKOTASTUDENT

This past Saturday, the Alerus Center filled up nicely as fans gathered to watch the home team grab a win from the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. The spirit of Homecoming was in the air as the football stadium roared to life after the National Anthem. Unfortunately for the fans, they watched as UND dropped its third straight Homecoming game, 45-38. “It’s always tough,” UND receiver Greg Hardin said after the game. “Especially when it’s a game we could have won.” North Dakota played another shoot-out style game against NAU. After quickly falling 0-14 in the first quarter, UND began to comeback in the early minutes of the second quarter. A sevenyard touchdown pass to freshman receiver Jameer Jackson put the Green and White back into the game. Soon after, an interception by UND defensive back Will Lewis and a series of penalties against the Lumberjacks allowed for UND to kick a field goal, reducing NAU’s lead to four.

Northern Arizona struck back, however, marching down the field in a 14-play drive that resulted in three points for the Lumberjacks. After two time-outs late in the second quarter, North Dakota running back Mitch Sutton hammered the ball into the red zone with 39.5 seconds left on the clock. The drive knotted the score at 17 going into the half. UND would start the third quarter with possession. The third quarter began well for the Green and White. UND quarterback Braden Hanson connected with receiver Greg Hardin for a 24-yard touchdown pass on an eight-play drive. The lead would be short-lived, as NAU quarterback Cary Grossart hit tight-end R.J. Rickert for a fiveyard touchdown pass. Despite the Lumberjacks score, the Alerus Center shook as fans watched Hardin return a kick for 53 yards, the longest North Dakota return of the night. The momentum carried on from there, as Hanson connected with Jackson two plays later for a 43-yard touchdown pass, putting UND on top 31-24. It was at this point that NAU’s defense started to kick in. What appeared to be a promising 10-play drive by UND resulted in a 38-yard punt, putting the Lumberjacks on their own one yard line. Despite the apparent momentum in favor for North Dakota, NAU drove for 13 plays

[KEISUKE YOSHIMURA] THEDAKOTASTUDENT UND running back Mitch Sutton goes up for a pass Saturday against NAU. The loss was North Dakota’s third in a row this season.

and notched another touchdown, this one coming on a one-yard run by Northern Arizona running back Zach Bauman. Any hopes of UND producing a scoring drive on that possession were crushed as Hanson was taken down and fumbled the ball, giving possession back to the Lumberjacks, who scored again five plays later. North Dakota quarterback Marcus Hendrickson came in to the game as Hanson was injured during the fumble. Hendrickson put UND back into the game as he hit Hardin for a 17-yard touchdown pass. What many fans and reporters talked about the next day was the kick following

the North Dakota touchdown. Instead of sending the ball back to the Lumberjacks return man, UND kicker Zeb Miller and the rest of the special teams unit attempted an onside kick. The result proved fatal for North Dakota as NAU recovered the ball. UND could not stop the Lumberjacks from gaining a few first downs, which allowed them to kill the clock and win the game. “We bounced back after getting down early,” UND coach Chris Mussman said. “But (we) made too many costly mistakes again to beat a good team like Northern Arizona.”

Many fans were heard jeering the North Dakota defensemen as they had difficulties making tackles and getting to where they needed to be. Northern Arizona finished the game with a total of 568 offensive yards. The Lumberjack defense held UND to only 361 yards. This Saturday, UND will stay in Grand Forks as they take on Big Sky powerhouse Montana. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:40 p.m. in the Alerus Center.

Patrick Cavanaugh is the sports editor of The Dakota Student. He can be reached at patrick.

North Dakota drops two for Homecoming TIRED UND soccer loses both games during the campus celebrations. MARIAH holland THEDAKOTASTUDENT

The UND women’s soccer team faced two conference opponents this past weekend. On Friday they squared off with the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and on Sunday they played the Southern Utah Thunderbirds. Both games ended up in losses for North Dakota. North Dakota moved to 2-11-1 overall and 0-7-0 in the Big Sky Conference with the losses. UND and Northern Arizona were evenly matched throughout the first half of play in Friday’s game. The first half of the game went well for North Dakota as they kept the score tied at 0 until the last few seconds. However, with just three seconds left in the first half, Emily Roth of NAU scored her first goal of the season to secure

[KEISUKE YOSHIMURA] THEDAKOTASTUDENT Taryn MacMillan (in black) was able to keep pace with both teams UND played last week. The team’s shots on net have improved, something North Dakota has wanted.

the lead going into halftime. NAU came out strong in the second half with three unanswered goals. The second and third goals were both scored by Demi Schmieder of NAU. The fourth and final goal was scored by Elinor Priest with just three minutes left to play. The Lumberjacks went on to win 4-0 over UND. “We made little mistakes,” said senior captain Sheri Stapf. “Other teams capitalize, so we need to hold it together for a full 90.” The shots on goal were near-

ly even throughout the game. The Lumberjacks came out on top with 15 shots while UND had 11. Sunday’s game was the last home game and senior day for UND. North Dakota has four seniors on the roster; Rhaya Ballon, Caitlyn Haring, Noah Mithrush and Stapf. “It’s definitely hard being one of four seniors,” Stapf said. “It’s done now and reality is sinking in.” Stapf went on to say that, “I think it’s going to be better.” The game started out strong for both UND and Southern

Utah. The first half was scoreless, as was most of the second half. The first goal of the game didn’t come until the 69th minute of play and was scored by Sydney Cook of Southern Utah. The next goal came from Mackenzie Moreno of SUU, giving the Thunderbirds a two-goal lead. The last goal of the game came in the final minute of play by Stacey Brinkman for the Thunderbirds. Southern Utah went on to win the game 3-0. “I thought we played well,”

said UND coach Kristen Gay. “I thought this was one of our better games. We just can’t find the net and struggle to do that.” The shots on goal were consistent in the first half with six for UND and seven for SUU. The Thunderbirds took control in the second half and led the shots 10 to four with the total for the game being 17-10 in favor of SUU. The next two games are on the road for UND. They will travel to Ogden, Utah next Thursday to play against Weber State. Then on Saturday they will be in Pocatello, Idaho to take on Idaho State. “We came out really strong, we were all pumped up to play for our seniors today on their senior game,” said freshman Taryn MacMillan. “Once we got scored on our first goal, we just couldn’t dig ourselves out of the hole and made just a couple of mistakes that put us down three zero.” Mariah Holland is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at mariah.holland@


Tuesday October 16, 2012

UND topples U-18 National Team PREPARATION North Dakota beat Team USA in an exhibition game last weekend.



North Dakota’s six goals on Friday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena were enough to pull off a victory over the U.S. Under-18 team as they won 6-4. Four of the six pucks in the net were from first line forwards: Corban Knight, Danny Kristo and Rocco Grimaldi. Grimaldi’s two goals made the freshman redshirt a respectable fit with veteran line-mates Knight and Kristo, who each also added a goal to their team’s efforts. “I know it’s just the first game tonight, but I thought he did a good job on the left wing and hopefully we can stay together and keep building some chemistry,” Kristo said. “He played well and generated a lot with Corban and I.” Having three right-handed players on one line may not be ideal, but coach Dave Hakstol

UND defender Joe Gleason makes a move for the net. North Dakota‘s 19 shots on net were few compared to Team USA’s 38.

will take some time to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the line to determine its cohesiveness. “I want to take a look at it in a sense of what small areas can be improved to improve the overall chemistry of the unit in all three zones,” Hakstol said. “It’s not just one zone of play and that’s what I’d like to take a close look at. I thought there was a lot of good there and we’ll take it one step at a time from there.” The first excitement in the game came from Derek Forbort’s shot that entered into the corner

Volleyball beats Thunderbirds WINNING UND claimed victory against Southern Utah last Thursday. Alex abernethy THEDAKOTASTUDENT

The North Dakota women’s volleyball team swept their match against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds 3-0 Thursday. “Every time I go up there, I swing to kill,” UND freshman Ellen Krueger said to UND Insider about her attacks Thursday. That’s just what the North Dakota women did in Thursday’s win over Southern Utah. The sweep was a big win that actually bumped UND past SUU in the Big Sky Conference. As North Dakota sits right now, they are 6th in the Big Sky Conference standings out of the 11 total teams in the conference. The game started at 7 p.m. Thursday, and UND came out ready to play. During the first set the women went up with an early 9-4 lead. Southern Utah took a time out to try and slow UND’s momentum. It did little to help; by the time Utah took their second timeout, North Dakota was up 16-7. The Thunderbirds came back, giving the women of UND only a two point lead, 21-19. UND ended the set

from there, winning the first set 25-19. The second set began and SUU took a very short lived lead. UND got the next five points and didn’t slow very much from there. The women were up 11-7 when Southern Utah used their timeout. The Thunderbirds would come back to tie the score late in the game at 19. The North Dakota women won the second set 25-20. In the last set of the match, the score was close the majority of the game until North Dakota took a commanding lead and won the set 25-19. Lexi Robinson notched the final kill of the match, confirming the sweep of Southern Utah. UND never let SUU lead by more than a point, in any of the sets. “We served really tough to keep them out of system and used smart shots so they never really got into a rhythm,” freshman Kayla Chezick said about the North Dakota win. Lexi Robinson had another stellar performance, putting up her 12th double-double of the season with 14 kills and 11 digs. Other key players included Ronni Munkeby, along with Ellen Krueger, who totaled 20 kills and one error together. Saturday, the UND women’s volleyball team lost to NAU 3-0. The next game is Friday at Montana. Alexander Anbernethy is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at alexander.

of the net to put North Dakota up 1-0 early in the first period. Although that goal marked the beginning of a lead that North Dakota would have for the remainder of the game, their 19 total shots were not comparable to Team USA’s 38 shots on goal. North Dakota goaltender Clarke Saunders stopped 24 of those shots, letting just one slip past him in the second period. “If there’s ever a positive of giving up 20 shots on goal, it’s that Clarke really got a chance to really settle there and he had some tough saves,” Hakstol said.

“I thought he read plays very well and was sharp throughout the first period.” The junior Alabama-Huntsville transfer was relieved midway through the second period by freshman Zane Gothberg, who got his chance in between the pipes for North Dakota, stopping 8 of 11 shots. Also contributing a goal for UND in the second period was sophomore forward Connor Gaarder. Of Team USA’s 38 total shots on goal, four of them found their way into the net, giving second

thoughts to North Dakota’s defensive efforts. “We were able to make some offensive plays, but I think overall we need to tighten up our defensive game a little bit,” Knight said. “I think a couple times tonight we let up a little. Too many chances in the defensive zone there, so it’s probably something we need to work on this week and get ready for next weekend.” With 2:18 left in the third period, senior goaltender Tate Maris was welcomed by the collective cheering of fans as he skated onto the ice for his chance at the net. He stopped both shots on goal that he faced. After two exhibition games, UND will make the journey to Alaska in the coming weekend, marking the beginning of competition in the regular season. “There’s still a long ways to go, but I think a couple good starting points for the team,” Kristo said. “After two exhibition games, I think everybody is ready for the season to start.” Elizabeth Erickson is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at



North Dakota splits with Buckeyes EVEN UND won one and lost one last weekend at Ohio State in regular season play. elizabeth erickson THEDAKOTASTUDENT

After a series split last weekend against Minnesota State, the UND women’s hockey team traveled to Ohio State this weekend where they pulled off yet another split against the Buckeyes. In previous meetings between the two teams, North Dakota has won the last four out of five games played in Columbus. “We’ve got to keep getting better and go in there,” UND coach Brian Idalski said in a press conference on Wednesday. “And we’re going to have to compete a little harder right from the moment we step on that ice on Friday night.” Ohio State went into the series undefeated, expecting to

Jocelyne Lamoureux helped her team with two goals against Ohio State. UND is 4-1 against the Buckeyes in the last five meetings. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura.

continue their streak. Scoring opportunities presented themselves early as the Buckeyes went up 2-0 within the first 10 minutes of the first period. They continued the trend into the second period, where they put another two goals past North Dakota goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie. Junior goaltender Jorid Dag-

finrud replaced Amsley-Benzie in the net for the third period, making key saves to keep a victory within reach. Tania Eisenschmid’s slap shot from the point on a power play early in the third period gave North Dakota its first goal of the game while a second power play goal by Jocelyne Lamoureux just 1:13 later narrowed the

gap again. The team continued to skate strong in the third period as sophomore Andrea Dalen put another goal in the net to bring the score to 4-3. With an empty net and an extra skater, UND needed one more goal to tie the game, but Ohio State’s empty net goal gave them the edge.

Although they outshot the Buckeyes 35-20, North Dakota’s 5-3 loss motivated them to step up in Saturday afternoon’s faceoff. With just 40 seconds left in regulation, Jocelyne Lamoureux scored her second goal of the game in the empty net, giving North Dakota a 2-0 victory over undefeated Ohio State. In her eighth career shutout, Dagfinrud stopped all of Ohio State’s 12 shots on goal. With a No. 6 ranking in both the and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls, North Dakota has improved its overall record to 2-2-0. The team will resume action the weekend of Oct. 19-20 when it takes on the St. Cloud State Huskies. Elizabeth Erickson is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at elizabeth.e.erickson@

Ron Pynn event STAFF REPORT


This past week, North Dakota hosted the Ron Pynn Cross Country Invitational at Ray Richards Golf Course. While individual members of the teams fared well, the overall victors of the match were the runners of NDSU in both men and women’s competition. Horace, N.D., native Nate Peterson grabbed the third place spot for UND with a time of 26:16.0 in the men’s 8K. However, it was not enough to claim the win. The men put up a total score of 40 points, while NDSU posted a score of 18. Bison sophomore Brett Kelly finished in first place with a time of 26:11.8. Junior runner Sam Saccoman was the next runner for UND to finish, grabbing the seventh-place spot among dual-runners with a time of 26:33.4. Individually, Saccoman finished in 10th place

among 63 runners. The points posted by the women’s team were very similar to the men’s; UND put up 41, while NDSU posted 17. Lindsay Anderson was the top runner for North Dakota, completing the dual-running with a time of 18:00.3, and finishing seventh individually. NDSU runner Heidi Peterson finished in first place with a time of 17:37.7. Sophomore Erin Wysocki had a time of 18:28.2, finishing in sixth within dual competition and eighth overall. Along with the runners themselves who competed, several UND Alumni participated in the event. Louise Ronnermann, a 2012 UND Letterwinners Association Hall of Fame inductee, was one of the participants. Arjan Gelling participated for the men. This was the only home event scheduled for North Dakota. The next event is the Big Sky Conference Championship, scheduled for Oct. 27.


North Dakota hosted the Ron Pynn Meet last week. UND runners fell to NDSU.


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