Tuesday October 23, 2012
Volume 130 | Issue 17
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Ochs: Slipping speech Page 4
Student Government to reorganize Page 7
Women win in hockey Page 13
UND football wins big in Big Sky VICTORY Team breaks three-game losing streak with a win over Big Sky giant Montana. Robb Jeffries
A record day for the UND offense in a game against a perennial football championship subdivision powerhouse kept North Dakota’s postseason hopes alive. The Green and White knocked off conference opponent Montana 40-34 Saturday at the Alerus Center behind big games from quarterback Braden Hanson and wide receiver Greg Hardin. “This is a really big win for our football program,” UND coach Chris Mussman said. “(Montana is) one of the top echelon teams in the FCS and have been for years and years
and years.” Hanson tallied a school and Big Sky conference record 660 yards with five touchdowns. Four of those touchdowns came in the first half, along with 410 yards. Hanson’s 42 completions also set a UND record. Hardin finished with 333 receiving yards, UND and Big Sky records. Three of his 12 receptions went for touchdowns, giving him a FCS-leading 12 touchdowns. Hardin wasn’t the only receiver with a big day. Blair Townsend led UND with 13 receptions and 152 yards, both career highs. Jameer Jackson’s eight-catch, 124-yard effort marked his second-straight 100yard game. The rushing game was not nearly as effective as moving the ball through the air. North
UND’s Greg Hardin snatches the ball out of the air as Montana players follow close behind him. Photo by Brittany Arndt.
Campus Road rebound Drowning in debt BRIDGE A university overpass may be replaced through joint effort.
LOANS Cost of higher education placing a greater burden on graduates.
UND could be one step closer to reopening the Campus Road bridge if it can get the city of Grand Forks on board with sponsoring the bridge’s replacement. The university has received approval to use federal funds administered through the North Dakota Department of Transportation to replace the bridge, but cannot access the money without city sponsorship. “Because UND has been and will continue to be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the bridge, an agreement between the NDDOT and UND would be appropriate for this project,” UND President Robert Kelley wrote in a letter to the mayor, Mike Brown. “Unfortunately, it does not fit in the existing administrative framework specified by the NDDOT for such efforts and instead the agreement must be with the City of Grand Forks.”
Debt — and lots of it. Across the nation, two-thirds of 2011 college graduates had student loan debt, averaging at $26,000 per student, an increase from $25,250 in 2010, according to The Institute for College Access and Success. At UND that number was even higher, with 85 percent of 2011 graduates finishing their time here with some degree of debt — the average amount being $31,746. “College is expensive,” freshman Samantha Olson said. “And it keeps getting more and more expensive, and it keeps getting harder to come up with the amount of money to pay for it.” According to TICAS, debt is lower in the west and south and higher in the northeast and midwest. Olson said she will graduate with about $250,000 when she finishes her six-year physical therapy degree. She struggled to
The Campus Road Bridge has been closed since March 19, 2012. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura.
UND is seeking a joint powers agreement with the city to continue the process of replacing the bridge, which has been closed since March 2012. If the city approves a joint powers agreement, UND would be responsible for the cost of replacement. The project will be managed by engineering firm AE2S. The request will appear before the City Council’s Service/ Safety Committee tonight. If approved, the agreement would be presented to the City Council for final approval and adoption. Effects felt Engineers declared the Campus Road bridge closed until further notice after completing an inspection on March 19. According to Kelley’s letter,
the bridged was closed to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic as a result of “structural damage resulting from corrosion.” The closing of the bridge last spring led to an array of changes on campus, including a restructure of the campus shuttle routes and campus traffic overall. Directions of travel were switched on several campus’s one-ways while roads that were once one ways became two-ways to compensate for the bridge’s closure. Bridge over troubled water Campus Road Bridge spans the English Coulee, which is a waterway controlled by several regulatory agencies, wrote Jen
get scholarships because of her status as a child of a middle-class white family. Her parents helped as much as they could, but they weren’t in a position to pay for a full college education — loans seemed to be the only alternative. “(My parents) aren’t too happy about it, but there’s not really anything they can do to help,” Olson said. “I know I’ll work it off, so I’m not going to freak out about it … I have a job right now, but really I’m just going to have to suck up the amount of debt I have right now and pay it off when I have the physical therapy job.” For others, there is more anxiety associated with the looming cost of their degree. Sophomore Danielle Waldschmidt will graduate without debt as a result of her parent’s assistance, but her roommate is not as fortunate. “My roommate takes loans out,” Waldschmidt said. “She’s more stressed about her money spending and she’s working a job and working at school (work) and I’m not — I’m just studying … she always worries about it.” There are also some who are
Weather report, page 2
Nepal culture night, page 9
Christianson: Internet pains, page 5
Swimmers find success, page 13
Furlong: UND life changing, page 6
Volleyball split, page 14
“The Buried Life,” page 8
Soccer ends with loss, page 15
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Tuesday October 23, 2012
COMMENTARY DSVIEW Culture
ENGAGE Attendance at university events is reaching an all-time low as culture dwindles on campus.
Facebook is one of the major social media mediums used everyday by UND students. Language and grammar are often butchered by frequent usage of slang and abbreviations while virtually conversing. Graphic courtesy of facebook.com.
Language in limbo poor, it will remain that way. No type of language altercation will affect an already struggling skill. So let’s ask ourselves a question: do we stop to think about how we compose our writing when we type a paper? How about when we text, chat or send a tweet? What about when writing an MARY ochs email to a professor? THEDAKOTASTUDENT Studies have shown that our soThis day in age, it is customary ciety’s grammatical mistakes have reto be on Facebook or Twitter. If you mained constant for a century. In my don’t have texting, you are somewhat experience, it is direct conversation an alien. With technology being the that has taken the hardest hit from primary focus of our social world to- our technologically savvy language. day, it is natural to question how it Allow me to elaborate. How many of is affecting us in our writing and lan- us have had a relationship end over a guage. text message or I am sure With such an array a phone call? most of us can you of technology at our everHave recall the days been infingertips, we have volved in a when a MySpace page was the begun to develop our Facebook fight latest rage. We or a Twitter alown language. were the epitotercation? I’m me of cool when willing to bet Mary Ochs most of us have. we logged on to MSN messenger staff writer When we start or if we had our a new relationown Hotmail account. ship with someone, what kind of Sites like Myspace are compara- communication do we default to? tive to old movies on VHS and Face- Texting, of course! I certainly have no book, Twitter and Instagram are the problem with texting or chatting on newly found DVDs and Blu-Rays of Facebook, but I do believe that select today. situations should remain focused on With such an array of technol- personal, face-to-face communicaogy at our fingertips, we have begun tion. to develop our own language. The When we take a look at how totexting and typing slang that we fre- day’s technological lingo affects our quently use in these mediums has be- writing, it’s clear that the number come a custom for many. of mistakes hasn’t increased, but the The majority of Facebook users types of mistakes have. range from an age of 18 to 25 years The autocorrect and spell check old. Many middle-age adults claim tools have done wonders for our that because of our technological era, writing these days. Their purpose we youth no longer have any sense of is to correct our spelling, our gramproper English or standard language. mar and even our sentence structure. The executive director for a writ- Before these blessed inventions were ing center in Texas has researched this created, we were forced to rely on our affect on young adults. Her discovery own knowledge of the English lanmay come as a slight surprise. If an in- guage. In those days, spelling topped dividual’s grammar is poor and their the list of common writing blunders. writing skills shabby, a language of With the help of autocorrect and spell lingo will not make it worse. check, these spelling errors have beIf an individual’s grammar is come scarce in virtual writing. The
WTF!? Formaility and knowledge of the English language is lost in today’s social media.
current issue in modern language and writing is word choice. Even though spell check can be a blessing, it does not help with homonyms or proper nouns. Differences between “it’s” and “its”, “they’re,” “their” and “there,” and “affect” and “effect,” are only a few of the common words our generation tends to confuse with one another. Our usage of spell check is not going to disappear. In truth, technology will probably advance — making its capabilities much more vast. With this in mind, should we bother with inadequate grammar? If we want to maintain a dignified and professional skill set, then it is important for us to understand the English language well enough to be able to use proper grammar on our own. When most of us write a paper for a class, we are aware of the standards we must meet. We are conscious of the professional stance we must adapt while writing. Our true challenge is making sure we carry out that same tactic when we email our professors. Many send casual emails on a regular basis, but fail to apply proper formatting and still carry out this casual approach. Emailing a professor is similar to contacting a boss or manager in an employment setting. We must always remember to remain professional and cordial. I see no problem with the advances our world is making. Personally, I am just as enthralled with Facebook and Twitter as the next person. Our development of slang and shorthand words is suitable for social media, as long as we remember to use proper language when it is needed. With that in mind, I do believe our generation must learn and understand the correct way to format our words. There is a time and a place for casual conversation as well as formal conversation; remembering when to use each is the essential key. Mary Ochs is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Oct. 20, a recital was held in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall featuring a student musician on the alto and soprano saxophone. The recital itself was beautiful, eloquent and downright magical. But do you think that there were many people in attendance at this event to experience that magic? The answer is no. What has happened to culture and the arts in modern society? Just because we are college students doesn’t mean music has faded from our lives and art has taken a backseat to Internet and social media. We are in a technological age, but with that technology must come the continuity of the past and of culture. It disappoints us that students are unaware of these great events taking place at UND. That recital hall could have been filled rather than simply dotted with attendees and spans of vacant chairs. The beauty of the music which was played there that day could have filled the house had it been properly advertised across campus or encouraged by university itself. There are concerts, comedy events and shows happening every weekend on campus, and we’ll bet that many students are ill informed or choose not to go because of laziness. There are always seats available and the crowds always appear less than encouraging to our visitors due to their small size. We feel that it is important to engage yourselves in the university’s atmosphere, culture and events. We think it is crucial to experience all types of art, music and knowledge regardless of your department or hobbies. There is no reason why aviation majors couldn’t have enjoyed Sunday’s recital as much as a musical education major might have. But this lack of participation doesn’t stop with art and music; where were all the fans for Friday and Saturday’s women’s hockey games? The Ralph Engelstad Arena had perhaps 100 to 200 attendees maximum in comparison to the thousands that show up for men’s games. That’s ridiculous. Women’s hockey may not have the same level of hostility and fighting, but it’s just as entertaining on an athletic level. Those women have incredible talent, and we wouldn’t doubt they could hold their own in a game against the men. UND should have packed the student sections of the REA. Heck, it’s even free! What do students have to lose other than a few action packed hours of UND women battling it out on the ice against our biggest rivals? Overall, student participation in school events is downright dismal, and as students who greatly value the unique happenings on campus, we think its foolish not to be there. So take a look at the bulletin boards around the Memorial Union or hit up UND’s home page. There are tons of events that could give you a little taste of UND culture.
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Safe-Connect: unstable and unreliable program
MALFUNCTION Internet security program flaws cause frustration for UND students. Adam christianson THEDAKOTASTUDENT
The Internet is most likely the most important tool for nearly all college students nationwide. It allows access to a virtually infinite amount of information and social networking that helps to shape the world everyday. There is no building on campus without some form of Internet access, and all of them are part of UND’s network. Everyday, students need to connect to the UND network to complete on school work or access various social networks. Since students sometimes do this a dozen or more times a day, its tedious enough without having to sign into “Safe-Connect” every single time. The problem with Safe-Connect is not the concept it represents, or the format in which it manifests itself. The problems with Safe-Connect stem from the software’s inability to properly function as intended, thereby causing many headaches when trying to access the web on campus. Here is an example: you are reconnecting to the UND network in one of the buildings on campus, probably to use Facebook or what have you, and Safe-Connect — for whatever reason — chooses not to pop up. After this, you may
notice cripplingly slow Internet The only way to get the screen and that most web pages may not to go away is to re-download the load at all. stupid program and re-install Occasionally, the Internet will it. This often results in a single function properly for hours un- computer having several copies of til at some random moment the Safe-Connect on the hard drive, Safe-Connect login screen decides which can contribute to degraded to work. This usually prompts a computer performance. “WTF moment” and an annoyed A friend of mine within the gesture by the user who then Greek society explained that he is must log in and have an extra tab required to download Safe-Conopened to the homepage. nect every day in order to be able Isn’t the whole idea of Safe- to access the school’s Internet. Connect to This has relimit who The problem with the sulted in no uses UND’s fewer than program is that it has fifteen copies Internet and trace illegal a record of unreli- of Safe-Conbehavior? nect being ability. How is this saved on his possible if hard drive. Adam Christianson Safe-ConThis has nect is so also hapstaff writer unreliable? pened to me, W h a t ’s although afmore, every time a student tries ter I download Safe-Connect for to connect to the Internet, he or the second time, I immediately she must try to get Safe-Connect deleted the old copy. Yet, errors to work as intended. Most of the such as this do not stop here. time it does, but there are far too Although this hasn’t happened many instances of unreliability to to me in a while, the massive varimake it a practical security tool ety of anti-virus and anti-spyware for the UND community. programs currently available is an Here is another example of issue that can sometimes cause a common error with Safe-Con- Safe-Connect to fall behind. nect: I previously used anti-virus It’s the first time of the day software Safe-Connect had a you are trying to access the inter- hard time identifying, occasionnet on campus and immediately ally blocking my computer from after connecting to the Wi-Fi accessing the Internet. This was network, you are confronted with because Safe-Connect did not a screen from Safe-Connect in- recognize that I had up-to-date forming you that you do not have anti-virus software installed on the correct program installed on my computer. Eventually, I downyour computer even though you loaded McAfee anti-virus as a already have installed it. dummy program so that I could
Bathroom horror GROSS Communal baths have weekday cleaning, but bring nasty weekends. Carrie Sandstrom THEDAKOTASTUDENT
Reasons I should be excited to be home for the weekend: see my family, take a break from college life and reconnect with people in the city. Reasons I’m actually excited to be home for the weekend: see my cats, not have to lock my door every time I venture out of my bedroom and to take a shower without worrying about contracting a deadly/disgusting disease — but mainly the shower thing. I guess I should have believed people when they said community showers in college are more than a little grody. What can I say? I was in denial. However, there is no denying the sounds of vomiting coming from the shower next to you on weekend mornings, the hair ties and bobby pins clogging the drains and the more than suspicious, intimidating hairs clinging to all four walls that make
up the miniscule shower space. The showers — cleaned daily during the business week — reach new levels of raunchy on the weekends when they are left to accumulate grime. Individuals coming back from late nights of getting shwasty and having a good time, rinse off the booze, sweat and vomit — occasionally even throwing up directly into the drain. What doesn’t make it down the pipes is left to ferment. If cleanliness is next to godliness, then I swear, by Monday morning those showers must be downright satanic. Showering is supposed to leave you feeling clean and refreshed — the body cleansed of the day’s dirt and the mind relaxed. Yet, when I step out of the shower in my floor bathroom, the only difference is that I am now both dirty and wet, and my mind keeps running through lists of diseases and infections I could have contracted during my 15-minute stint under the shower head. I hate to come off as one of those obnoxious optimists who always see the glass as overflow-
reliably access the Internet because it was recognized by SafeConnect. I kept all components of McAfee shut down so it would not interfere with my primary anti-virus program. Needless to say, it’s ridiculous if a supposedly state-of-the-art network security application cannot recognize a fairly common anti-virus program used by students. If Safe-Connect manages to work as intended and produce a login screen, there is usually a period of time where the Internet will not respond after the user has logged in. The browser will be stuck on the home page, and all attempts to navigate away from it are futile for what seems like several minutes — although I have not clocked it myself. This error is more of an annoyance than a flaw, but in today’s society of instant gratification, time is not something to be wasted while waiting for Safe-Connect to decide what it’s supposed to do. If working properly, SafeConnect does some pretty remarkable tasks. Impulse Point, the maker of Safe-Connect, is a privately owned company that designs software to manage network access. Its website details exactly what Safe-Connect is designed to accomplish. If any fellow students are curious, you can find an online diagram at www.impulse. com/product/architecture. Impulse Point describes how Safe-Connect has built-in redundancies to avoid bottlenecks and secure backup security pro-
tocols. Safe-Connect also has several modules, which provide services ranging from identifying the type of device connecting to the network to enforcing Internet policies such as anti-virus requirements and tools to limit malware. Another webpage, courtesy of the company, describes more about these modules and can be found at www.impulse.com/product/architecture/policies. If working as intended, SafeConnect appears to be an extremely useful tool to maintain UND’s Internet security. The problem with the program is that it has a record of unreliability. The errors listed above are only some of the most common problems that can occur with Safe-Connect and do not inspire confidence in the program. Other colleges, such as the University of St. Thomas, have programs that only require the user to login if he or she leaves and then returns to the network. You can also reconnect to the same network without logging in as long as you have not left the reaches of the wireless modem — even if you turn your computer off. It’s a small but useful feature because it seems to streamline the entire process of accessing the web. Perhaps with an overhaul, the errors with Safe-Connect can be fixed. But, at least for now, we are stuck with Safe-Connect as it is. Adam Christianson is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at adam. email@example.com
Letters: a smoke-free N.D. Changes with time Dear Editor, The new North Dakota SmokeFree Workplace law, if passed, will have a huge health and cost deduction in the long run for our state, as well as its members. The initiated measure will help in reducing health care costs because it will protect communities from secondhand smoke exposure, which, in turn, should reduce the occurrence of diseases associated with it. This will not be a change noticeable right away, but with time, the benefits it will bring will make North Dakota and its citizens grow healthier and stronger. This measure consists of making all enclosed public places and workplaces — excluding privately own residences and businesses — in North Dakota smoke-free. Individuals that choose to smoke will have to be 20 feet away from any kind of entrances or exits like doors, windows and ventilation systems. After attending one of the Grand Forks Tobacco Free Coalition monthly meetings earlier this fall, I learned that a petition was conducted in the months of June and July regarding this measure. Just in those two months, the petition was able to achieve 21,000 signatures supporting it. This goes to show how much support it has gained in such a short timeframe. Secondhand smoke exposure, as well as smoking in general,
contributes to a number of diseases that lead to chronic complications and death. It also tends to be a risk factor for most preventable diseases. By making North Dakota smokefree, it will serve as a prevention act that will lower the people’s risk of getting a tobacco-related disease. I encourage you to remember this when voting this November, but whatever way you decide to vote, you are still making a difference and supporting our state. Cory Keller Nursing student
Place your vote Dear Editor, Imagine your 5-year-old child coming home from kindergarten and telling you “Hi Mom and Dad, today in school I smoked tobacco!” We usually do not associate smoking with young children; however, if they are even around secondhand smoke, it is more damaging to their health than it is to the health of the person inhaling the cigarette. This is because secondhand smoke has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents and is more easily absorbed into the body. Every year many family members die due to lung cancer and cardiac related illnesses, all of which can be linked to smoking and are preventable. As of right now, there is a law in North Dakota eliminating tobacco
use in most public places; however, there are some locations in which it is still allowed. One problem with this is that there are no safe levels of exposure to secondhand smoke, so by allowing some areas to use tobacco products, we are still being exposed to the dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes such as formaldehyde, cyanide, carbon monoxide, ammonia and nicotine. We might as well just give our children the real thing if we are going to keep exposing them to these toxins. It is up to us, the community of North Dakota, to decide if we want to keep polluting not only the children, but also ourselves with these dangerous chemicals. A vote will be held Nov. 6 to decide whether or not a new law should be passed to eliminate smoking in all enclosed public places and workplaces including restaurants, bars, truck stops, hotels/motels, retail tobacco stores and workplaces available to be leased for private functions. For more information about the effects of smoking and where to vote, I encourage you to check out breathend.com. Perhaps down the road we will finally be able to stop, relax and take a breath of fresh air. Thank you for your time and caring hearts. Katie Steffan Nursing student
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them — but I truly believe in a world where college showers aren’t biohazards, a world where you can tromp back to your dorm feeling squeaky clean and sparkly. I believe this world can exist, if we all just put in a little effort. It only takes a few extra moments to treat community showers like places where human beings go to perform necessary functions, as opposed to the elephants’ watering hole at the zoo. If you’re one of those people who sheds like crazy, clean out the shower when you’re done — hair automatically becomes completely disgusting once it is no longer attached to your head — and don’t leave razor stubble all over the floor. If you’re a lady, don’t leave hair ties and bobby pins everywhere; don’t you lose them quick enough anyway? And — for the love of God — please, don’t puke in the shower. Carrie Sandstrom is the assistant editor of The Dakota Student. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday October 23, 2012
UND changed my future DIRECTION UND opens doors and can bring great opportunities to those who want them. Christen furlong THEDAKOTASTUDENT
My life changed when I came to UND. That might sound dramatic, immature or downright exaggerated, but it’s true. When I arrived, I was a former Air Force ROTC cadet from the University of St. Thomas with littleto-no direction in my life. I had one goal: to get a degree. Beyond that, I was rather lost. I thought about joining AFROTC again when I transferred, but after some speeches by my father, I agreed: I needed a change of pace. My recent switch from a major in business administration to English literature was transitioning slowly, and I applied at The Dakota Student to lay a course for myself. What I didn’t see coming was the complete transformation of my life, my personality and my friends. For the majority of my short adult life, I have pictured myself in a
military career living abroad or trav- highlighted the flaws from my past eling around the country. I had no and brightened the possibilities of prior thought that I wouldn’t get a my future. commission and enter the Air Force My friends now are vastly differas an officer; I was good at what I ent than those at St. Thomas, and did. But, like 2,000 other AFROTC they share my goals. My goals once cadets in the nation, I was cut from focused primarily on the military, the program — probably due to the and now encompass the publishing, change from business to English and editing and community journalism a poor semester during my sopho- worlds. more year. I realized in these short four In turn, years that colI lost my lege is more Having two different than a transischolarship, my place in experiences from two tion period the detachchildren different universi- for ment and my into adults; ties opened up a wide it is the opuniversity. I couldn’t afportunity to door for me. ford the build one’s outrageous Christen Furlong self into a tuition at St. managing/opinion editor career-ready Thomas and individual. decided to As corny transfer to the University of North as it sounds, I discovered whom I Dakota. was when I arrived in Grand Forks. It was, ironically, the best thing I realized that I enjoy going out on that ever happened to me. weekends rather than sitting in my When I arrived on campus, I room reading. I realized that I enmoved in one of the upperclassmen joy working when I have a job that residence halls, and while it was in- brings me personal satisfaction and credibly annoying, that experience I realized there really are people out allowed me to meet throngs of new there who will have my back when I people and helped me meet my best need it most. friend. When I began working for If you want to break into jourThe Dakota Student, suddenly the nalism, as I do, Grand Forks and journalism kids at UND became my UND are fantastic places to start. crew. Who knew? Meeting people at a new uniI was able to write for three pubversity as a junior is not easy and lications this year and also work torequires far more effort the second ward my degree, and I’m thoroughly time around — believe me, I know. proud of my accomplishments. But having two different experiInterestingly, all of these accomences from two different universities plishments began at UND. What opened up a wide door for me. It did I accomplish at St. Thomas? Two
years of wasted time in Air Force ROTC. Sure, it was a great experience, but there’s not much I can put on my resume other than marching in circles on Monday nights. My time in North Dakota has pushed me to love a team whose name has been taken away — and it saddens me greatly. I was a Tommie for two years, but I’m forever a Fighting Sioux. My time in North Dakota allowed me to work for a real city newspaper and finally know where I want to go and what I want to do. Isn’t the point of college to discover what you want to be in life and to give you the time and space to mold yourself as an individual? UND, like many institutions, has its flaws. But, from my perspective, it’s done the impossible; it has given me a roadmap for my post-graduation beginning. If you are reading this and disagreeing with me, then I suggest you take a moment to reflect on your own personal college experience and think about the actions you did right and the actions you did wrong. I pride myself on picking up every opportunity presented to me. That mentality alone has opened more than one door and could do the same for anyone else if they take the time to do the work. Its hard, but its worth it. College isn’t easy, but if you give 100 percent you’ll get 100 percent in return. UND changed my life. Can it change yours? Christen Furlong is the managing/opinion editor of The Dakota Student. She can be reached at email@example.com
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Steering committee to set future direction for Student Government [FILE PHOTO] THEDAKOTASTUDENT
EVALUATION Senators and representatives assess their role on campus. KAITLIN BEZDICEK THEDAKOTASTUDENT
Facing yearly transitions in leadership, responding to university policies and aiding student demands, Student Government is constantly serving as the student voice at UND. Yet, shown in a recently conducted Student Government survey, many students lack knowledge or understanding of the organization’s programs and procedures. “We don’t have a very high rating from students and many students don’t know what we do at all,” said Kylene Fitzsimmons, the public relations coordinator for Student Government. “We want all students to know what Student Government is doing for them and increase transparency by having all the information out there.” Instead of the weekly Senate meeting, various senators and Student Government standing committee representatives met to start up the recently formed steering committee, or Strategic Planning Committee, to evaluate how Student Government is serving the student body. While Senate didn’t meet as a whole, the subcommittees still met to stay on track with any timely
With Student Government approval ratings low, a steering committee of senators and StuGov representatives has been formed to determine what needs to change.
procedures or bills. “Basically, we have created a special Student Government steering committee to look at our overall operations and functions,” Student Body Vice President Eric Watne said. “Through this process, we can decide if we are being as effective and efficient as possible.” The steering committee, chaired by Fitzsimmons, includes membership from three senators, two students-at-large and representatives from each standing committee, the Student Communications Funding Committee, University
Program Council and Student Organization Funding Agency. “We will be analyzing differ-
ent areas of Student Government and will submit a recommendation plan in the spring,” Fitzsimmons
said. “We hope to create a more efficient Student Government to better serve the students of UND.” The steering committee plans on meeting bimonthly and consensuses from the committee should turn into recommendations for the Senate to decide on and implement. For the initial meeting, the steering committee members and other attendants brought their opinions to the table about the timing of Student Government elections, structure of standing committees, Senate meeting times, and the representative structure of senators. “This will be a centralized location where we can bounce ideas around and come to a conclusion about what is the best way to do something,” Watne said. Student Senate will meet Sunday at 6 p.m. Kaitlin Bezdicek is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at kaitlin.bezdicek @my.und.edu
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Tuesday October 23, 2012
UND welcomes members of MTV program YOLO “Buried Life” cast came on campus to share the stories behind their success. Cole britton
Two of the four stars of MTV’s hit series “The Buried Life”, a program that focuses on a group of guys doing crazy things, gave more than 500 people at the Chester Fritz Auditorium an inside look into how their dream became a reality Wednesday. Jonnie Penn and Dave Lingwood relayed their initial experiences that made them realize they wanted to change the world for the better. Penn recounted the story of haggling over the price of a yam with a store clerk. Realizing how surreal this story was, he decided what he really wanted to do that night. “I’m young, I’m broke and I don’t care how I’m going to do it. I want to do amazing things with my life,” Penn said. “I have no idea how I’m going to do it, but I’m going to find a way.” None of the quartet seemed to know what they were doing with their lives. Penn said “Buried Life” member Ben Nemtin went to college for kinesiology without even knowing what it was. Lingwood said that he knew he had to make a change when he gained 45 pounds during his first year of college. Penn’s brother Duncan knew things were different when a friend of his drowned on the final night of a camping trip. It was at this time that the four of them met up and thought of what their lives were for. Penn then found out while reading a poem in college. “The Buried Life” by Matthew
Arnold inspired him. “This poem was written 150 years ago by a guy in his 50s and he’s articulating exactly what I feel today,” Penn said. From there, the four made a list of the things they wanted to do before they died. Their goal became to do as many of these as possible in the span of two weeks. After buying an old RV and a camera to record the trip, they set out and after two weeks had many of the goals crossed off. It was after helping a formerly homeless man deliver pizzas to his old shelter and buying him a truck that “The Buried Life” became the focus of their lives. They were inspired not only to do things for themselves. Helping others was now something they were passionate about. Upon returning home, they found that a television producer had emailed them and wanted to make a show about their project. They were excited, but had to turn his offer down after looking over sponsorship contracts. “(Producers) are going to take control of ‘The Buried Life,’ Lingwood said. “We will essentially be casted in our own concept. We just didn’t feel comfortable giving control to someone else. We turned down TV.” Despite criticism from family and friends, they stayed true to their idea. After buying a new RV and going on more adventures, their notoriety continued to grow. Eventually, they were contacted by MTV. They told MTV the same thing they had told producers in the past. “We believe in this project,” Penn told them. “We’ve seen what it can do. We’ve seen that truth is stranger than fiction. If you just go out and just let the world be, it is crazier than anything you could write. Plus, we don’t want to make The Hills.”
MTV agreed. With their backing, Penn and Lingwood decided this was the best time to cross off the list items they never thought they could do. MTV asked what Penn and Lingwood would do in the series premiere. The response was instant: sneak into the Playboy Mansion. Lingwood told MTV how seemingly simple their stunt would be. “They said ‘OK, how are you going to do that?’ We’re like, ‘Quite simple. We’re going to dress like Oompa Loompas, hide in a wooden cake and deliver it to the back door,” Lingwood said. “The Trojan Cake!” MTV hated the idea, but Penn and Lingwood tried it anyway. And it worked. After much legal negotiating with Playboy, MTV aired the premiere, which was a huge success. From there, MTV gave them freedom to do whatever their list called for. Penn and Lingwood shared more videos of their stories, including their first bull ride and how they reunited a father with his son after 17 years. After their speech, the two invited the audience to share what they wanted to do before they died. There was no hesitation from the crowd as many people lined up all along the isles to the stage to say what their dreams were. Penn and Lingwood also gave a copy of their book “What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?” to the first 500 people who came to the event. The book features their full list of things they want to do as well as contributions from people all over the world. The book has also helped them cross off another item: to make it onto The New York Times Bestseller List. Cole Britton is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at cole.britton @my.und.edu
UND official wins safety award at aviation conference
A director of aviation safety at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences received Oct. 11 the Achievement in Aviation Safety award from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association at their annual convention in Palm Springs, Calif. Dana Siewert, who heads the UND Aerospace Safety Program, was recognized for his 11,000 accident-free flight hours and his three-time inclusion on the FAA's designated pilot examiner “honor roll.” “Safety is not one person, but an organizationwide commitment," Siewert said. “I accept this award on behalf of the entire Odegard School.” The award is one of three given by the Hat In The Ring Society, which falls under AOPA. The other two awards recognize community work connecting local citizens with airports and humanitarian aid provided by a pilot.
Community meets to understand influences A Grand Forks community town hall meeting on alcohol and drug abuse took place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in Building One of Altru Health System. The meeting, hosted by
UND, Altru and Grand Forks, was meant “to help people understand that regardless of age, gender or occupation anyone can have an influence on reducing the negative consequences associated with high-risk behaviors through individual choices, relationships and community involvement,” according to a UND press release. “We are sincerely interested in open and direct conversation about how to reduce negative impacts of high-risk alcohol and other drug use on our campus and in our community,” said UND President Robert Kelley in the press release. “We believe this town hall-style forum is a positive first-step toward promoting and influencing responsible behaviors among our citizens for a safer UND and community.” The meeting is meant to be the first of a number of UND campus and community conversations on alcohol and other drug use and its impact on Grand Forks. A short video entitled “Influence” was created by the Grand Forks Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition in support of the town hall meeting. It featured Grand Forks community members such as Kelley, UND hockey player Rocco Grimaldi and Air Force Col. Timothy Bush, commander of the Grand Forks Air Force Base, explaining why they consider themselves to be an influence on those around them.
Tuesday October 23, 2012
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A night in Nepal CULTURE People gathered to enjoy another international culture night. JAYE MILLSPAUGH THEDAKOTASTUDENT
More than 60 people crowded into the Loading Dock Thursday night to learn more about the food, music and culture of Nepal. The event was one out of 12-15 “culture nights” that are hosted by the International Center on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. throughout the academic year. Each one is focused on a different country, most of which are non-western countries. The culture nights usually consist of a presentation by students from said country; the presentation can include music, dancing, lectures and videos. All events are free and are open to the public, but food costs $1 per person. “My favorite thing about organizing Culture Nights is working with the students and letting them be creative,” International Student Advisor Matt Hiller said. “They’re not a whole lot of work for me since the students are so eager to help out and it often becomes a competition
for who will “Step one is present.” to move. If you Nepal Cullive here, it’s ture Night not gonna hapfeatured three pen. I know presenters, a it’s cold and tourism video, windy but it’s two musical flat,” Bhandari performances said. “If you and as its finale thought the a Nepali folk weather today dance. was bad, good Nepal is luck.” a small landBhandari locked Asian followed up country lowith explanacated in the tions on pracHimalayan ticing climbMountains, ing and saving between India money, since and China. It it can cost up has a poputo $80,000 lation of apto make it all proximately 27 the way up million people the mountain. plus two milThat includes lion workers the flight to and students Lukla airliving abroad. port, which eighty percent costs around The Nepal Night included song and dances from UND of the popula- students of the Nepal culture dressed in traditional $17,000 for a tion follows attire. flight out of the Hindu reliMinneapolis, gion. The other 20 percent is Prasant Bhandari and Crystal climbing gear and the Nepali a mix of Buddhists, Muslims Rayamajhi. government’s required mounand Christians. After a traditional vo- tain climbing fee. “Contrary to what the cal performance by Nepali He also stressed the imevent poster says, we are no student Samira Kharel, who portance of learning the nalonger a Hindu kingdom. We was wearing a silky peachy- tive language, even if it’s only are now the Federal Demo- pink traditional Nepali dress, a few words. cratic Republic of Nepal,” Bhandari went on to give a “Malai jado bhayo” transpresenter and Nepali student PowerPoint presentation on lates to “I’m cold.” Rejwi Acharya said while how to climb the world’s tall“Aja kati baki” translates speaking onstage. est mountain, Mount Everest. to “are we there yet?” The event opened with After his presentation, The mountain is 29,035 an introduction of the pre- feet high or 8.8 kisenters, which were Acharya, lometers
Bhandari joined two other male Nepali students for a vocal performance of “Reli Mai,” which is a traditional folk song about a boy who teases a girl he likes. The song is performed during the Dashain festival, which involves musicians traveling around to various houses and asking the residents for food, money or blessings. The presentation ended with two female Nepali students performing folk dances. Their first dance was to a song by modern Nepali rock band Kutumba, but the second song was a traditional dance. Dinner was served as soon as the presentation ended. Volunteers from the International Center served curried chicken, chickpeas with potatoes, pula — which is cooked white rice with raisins — and a dessert of mixed fruit swimming in milk. This was the fourth time that the International Center hosted a Nepali Culture night and it was Bhandari’s fourth time presenting at one. “My favorite thing about culture nights is presenting and making people laugh,” Bhandari said. Jaye Millspaugh is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at jaye. firstname.lastname@example.org
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(Above) After the presentations and performances people got to taste authentic Nepal dishes including curried chicken, chickpeas with potatoes and pula, a white rice dish with raisins. (Left) Dance routines and music ensembles were performed during the night to encompass all aspects of the culture.
Tuesday October 23, 2012
Finding humor in what makes you different COMEDY Comedian uses his Tourette syndrome to fuel his comic routine.
CECILIE ENGESETH THEDAKOTASTUDENT
The comedian Samuel Comroe visited UND Friday, touching on a topic that few dare to. The amusing entertainer has Tourette syndrome, a disorder that causes involuntary movements and sounds. His uncontrollable gestures have gotten him into several uncomfortable situations that he now makes fun of in his shows. The Los Angeles native is the only one of his six siblings with the disorder but does not let that get in the way of his
dream. py to be here!’” Comroe said. “My dad wrote down jokes, Throughout his life, the but never dared to get on stage,” syndrome has gotten him into Comroe said. some rather awkward situations. The 24 “It looks year old canlike I’m tellFor me meeting ing you a not picture a other people with secret,” he life in any other busithe syndrome makes said about ness. his continumine even worse. “I do not ous winking want to go tic. He once Samuel Comroe back to an ordered a comedian drink office job at with minia bar and mum wage for sure,” he said. winked. “The male bartender He visited UND as a part gave me the drink and winked of his tour across the Midwest. back,” he said. Comroe has been doing standOne of the questions Comup since he was 17, and the past roe asks is how children get difour years he has made his disor- agnosed. “I twitched, but the der material for his occupation. guy next to me bit people,” “I’m a comedian that hap- Comroe said. pens to have Tourette’s,” he said. He jokes about what he “I’m a shy person, but my would do if he had a different Tourette’s is like ‘Hey, I’m hap- occupation. “I wanted to be a
tattoo artist. I would be really good at making snakes,” he explains. “You wanted a puppy? Oh, it’s another snake.” One time, Comroe played Romeo in the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. “You know, Romeo dies in that play,” he said. “Do you know how hard it is to lay still with Tourette’s syndrome?” The show did not end well for the supposed-to-be dead Romeo. “My parents asked why I wasn’t a windy tree like I always am. I do a really good windy tree.” “All people with Tourette’s syndrome are different,” Comroe said. He has gone to speak at various camps for Tourette syndrome several times. “For me, meeting other people with the syndrome makes mine even worse,” he said. When many children with
Tourette syndrome meet at camp “it’s twitch fest,” Comroe said. Comroe says he thinks it is important to have knowledge about Tourette syndrome. He also supports different charities in the area. “I do not want to cure it,” Comroe said. He once talked to a woman who founded a charity to cure it. “I did not want to support it,” he said. “I’d be jobless if someone cured it. I would make a charity against her charity.” Comroe is still not very good at Jenga and he does not do well in staring competitions, but he seems to do very well at embracing his syndrome and making the most out of it. Cecilie Engeseth is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at cecilie.engeseth @my.und.edu
Students ask pastors anything DISCUSSION Panel of pastors answer students’ church-related questions. Victor correa
Challenging and discussing conventional ideas about church and faith was the purpose of a panel sponsored by Christus Rex Lutehran Campus Ministry. On Oct. 19 the Christus Rex held a panel for students. The theme of the panel was “questions you’ve always wanted to ask your pastor.” Christus Rex officials say the church known around campus for being all-accepting. It may be jarring for some students to find out that there are gay pastors and pastors who support gay rights. “We take the bible seri-
ously, not literally,” said Chad Brucklacher, the campus pastor for Christus Rex. “We want to be a progressive church and it’s hard to get people to overcome the assumption that all churches are uniform.” The evening’s questions were referred to five female pastors who had just finished their seminary studies. A seminary is a theological school where men and women prepare themselves for ordination as clergy for their ministry. The room, though big, sat a small audience. Fifteen students showed up to the event, but the entire hour for the event was filled with questions and answers. The first question concerned a pastor who had come into a church, changed up the way the sermons were delivered and then was run out. The microphone was
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passed around the pastors until one of them answered. “Everyone in the seminary has a different personality, so not every pastor will do things the same as the last pastor. I remember when I started out as a pastor I moved the piano from the left side of the room to the right side,” Christina Waters, an associate pastor in Mayville, N.D. said. “I was later called into a meeting and I cried trying to explain why I moved it while they told me I didn’t care about
the church.” differently and congregations The conversation shifted to are changing. the topic of old churches and While students were hesinew churches. tant to ask questions, the pastors As defined by the panel of were begging for controversial pastors, the inquiries. old church “C’mon, It doesn’t matter if is a church lets hear you have faith or not, some sex, p e o p l e’s parents and people always have drugs and grandpardrinking spiritual questions to ents attendquestions,” ed. The new said pastor ask. Chad Brucklacher Julaine Marchurch is Christus Rex pastor co,. the church current stu“What dents atdo they tend. teach you in the seminary about It was brought up by the working with other churches?” panel that pastors are learning asked one of the students.
“It’s definitely a conversation that needs to be had,” said Marco. “We’re all stuck in this mind-set that the person to get the last word in wins.” Despite all the questions, the focus of many of the answers led back to the same topic. Churches are changing and the way people receive scripture is different then the way it used to be. “This generation likes things that are real and authentic,” Waters said. While the pastors didn’t quite get the sex and drug questions they wanted, they still were able to answer questions that students have always want-
ed to ask. “You’re always told things in Sunday school,” Brucklacher said. “We want people to ask questions and be able to have a conversation. It doesn’t matter if you have faith or not, people always have spiritual questions to ask.” Victor Correa is the web editor at The Dakota Student. He can be reached at victor.correa @my.und.edu
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Tuesday October 23, 2012 VBall Oct. 25 vs. Idaho State
Betty Engelstad Arena, 7 p.m.
SCORES&SCHEDULES MHKY Oct. 26-27
WHKY Oct. 27-28
vs. Alaska Anchorage
REA, Fri. 7:37 p.m., Sat. 7:07 p.m.
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SPORTS Soccer finishes season Page 15
UND takes two from St. Cloud State [BRITTANY ARNDT] THEDAKOTASTUDENT
Senior goalie Jorid Dagfinrud minds the net during the UND-St. Cloud State series this past weekend. Dagfinrud stopped 34 shots over two games, including a 19-save shutout Saturday night.
ADVERSITY North Dakota overcomes penalties to secure first sweep of the season. Elizabeth Erickson THEDAKOTASTUDENT
A Saturday night shutout for North Dakota gave the team its first series sweep of the season.
Fans at the Ralph Engelstad Area Friday night watched as senior goaltender Jorid Dagfinrud held up North Dakota’s lead, letting just one get past her for a 3-1 victory over St. Cloud State. Friday night’s win featured two goals by senior Jocelyne Lamoureux and also a first career goal by freshman Becca Kohler. “I thought that was huge for Becca to kind of get her first one
and get a little confidence going,” coach Brian Idalski said. The team’s confidence continued into Saturday night as it came back ready to take home the sweep. The lone goal in the game during the second period by Lamoureux was enough to give North Dakota a 1-0 victory. With Dagfinrud in the net again, the team’s defense held
strong. “You know, we played solid as a team, I thought,” Dagfinrud said. “Came out a little harder than yesterday, and we played solid defense, had a lot of shots and St. Cloud’s goalie played good, but we got the goal and we won, so we took a big sweep this weekend.” Although she stopped 34 out of 35 shots on the net during the weekend, Dagfinrud earned her second season shutout, but gives much of the credit to her teammates. “It’s amazing to play. It’s a lot of fun but this win was a solid team effort and they just did a great job picking sticks and it was a good overall team effort,” Dagfinrud said. The pressure was on for North Dakota to continue their success and improve on what they have learned in previous games, but the Norway native kept her head in the game and her focus on stopping the puck. “Basically, I just keep my head as clear as possible and just
take a few breaths here and there and just play with a clear mind, that’s all it is,” Dagfinrud said. Idalski was happy with the team’s performance and his goaltender’s abilities that continued over from last weekend’s solid performance. “She played well, she really did. She made a couple really great saves on the back door and obviously she’s very athletic so she was solid for us getting the shutout, and I’m happy for her,” Idalski said. While the goals were scarce on Saturday, the penalty minutes added up. Six penalties left the team to kill 12 minutes short-handed, in addition to Friday night’s 18 minutes of being a skater short. The adversity faced in penalty minutes showed the team what needs to be done in order to grind out a win. It wasn’t easy, but North Dakota found a way to work hard and learn from each moment
Goal Rush nets Swimmers swipe dual win vs. South Dakota mixed results SHORT-HANDED Men topple rival Alaska Anchorage in first game, but lose to host Alaska Fairbanks in tournament final.
Seven skaters short, North Dakota went into Friday night’s THEDAKOTASTUDENT game with uncertain expectations. Those uncertainties dissipated after a 5-0 victory over Alaska Anchorage in their first game of the Brice Alaska Gold Rush tournament in Fairbanks, Alaska. “We were a determined group and a pretty focused group. That’s the way we played,” coach Hakstol said. However, the team’s success couldn’t be carried over to Saturday as they came up short to Alaska, losing 2-1. A combination of suspensions and injuries left UND’s 15-player Friday lineup, consisting of three forward lines, with a daunting challenge. The team chose to rise to the occasion, putting 33 shots on goal and five of them in the net. With seven career goals prior to the weekend, Mark MacMillian was the skater in the line up with the most goals under his belt. On Friday night, he added two more. The sophomore forward earned the honor of first star of the game and dominated in face-offs, going 13-8 for his team. “I think the mindset was to do everything we do as a team, get pucks in deep and get after it. That’s exactly what we did. Lots of guys stepped up out there and everybody did a great job,” MacMillan said. “We not only found a way to win, but win the right way, playing our game. The results speak for themselves.” Also scoring goals were forwards Rocco Grimaldi, Bryn Chysyk and Jordan Smaltz. Standing in between the SPLIT page pipes was goaltender Clarke
WINNING Both men’s and women’s teams record victories in a border battle. Carrie Sandstrom THEDAKOTASTUDENT
The UND swimming and diving teams splashed their way to a win over rival South Dakota in their dual Saturday, hosted by UND. The Green and White women defeated USD 155-133, and the UND men followed in a similar fashion, winning 153-132. This was UND’s third home meet of the season, following a split in the season opener against Nebraska and St. Cloud State on Oct. 12 “It was really good,” UND coach Dan Koenig said. “We pieced together a lot of really good races … that’s the biggest thing for us right now, to be able to swim our races in the right way — the speed will come.” One event Koenig thought went particularly well was the women’s 200 butterfly, where North Dakota claimed the top three places. Freshman Madeline Smith led the pack with a time of 2:11.92, followed by Allison Maxell (2:13.92) and Teresa DiGregorio (2:14.34). “I thought our mid-distance
[BRITTANY ARNDT] THEDAKOTASTUDENT Maclan Campbell swimming the butterfly as part of the individual medley on Saturday. UND won 153-132.
swimmers looked really sharp today,” Koenig said. “I know they put a lot of work in and it was evident. “This was our sharpest meet across the board so far.” Green and White sprinters followed the same pattern, winning the top three spots in both the women’s and the men’s 50 freestyle. The women were led by junior Rachael Wessman, 24.55, and the men by senior Ian McKenzie, 21.97. Koenig attributes these winning times to the sprinters focus on details prior to the meet. “Details,” Koenig said. “It’s 100 percent about details, and we’re doing it well at this point in the season.” Although the UND men’s 500 freestyle swimmers did not find the same level of success in the pool
Saturday, Koenig said they “looked strong and swam it well.” “We need to work at staying strong in the back half,” Koenig said. “That’s something we did better at this week.” Koenig says the teams hope to continue to improve throughout the season, and the swimmers are willing to do what it takes. “We’ve got a great group of kids,” Koenig said. “They put in the extra work necessary to be good at what we do.” UND’s next meet will be in Kansas, a triangular against the Jayhawks and Texas Christian Nov. 3. Carrie Sandstrom is the assistant editor of The Dakota Student. She can be reached at email@example.com
Soccer ends season with a pair of road losses niors, as this program is indebt-
FINISHED The Green and White end ed to them.” their first schedule in the Big Sky conferOffense proved to be difficult task for UND (2-13-1, 0-9ence without a win.
0 Big Sky) against conference North Dakota fin- foes. The team only scored three ished out their first year goals in nine conference games, ROBB JEFFRIES in the Big Sky like it and was shutout six times. THEDAKOTASTUDENT started: with a pair of Overall, North Dakota was losses. shutout in nine of its 16 games, UND took to the road last week and fell short in their and only recorded three multifinal two regular season games. Weber State defeated the goal games, while averaging Green and White 4-1, while Idaho State blanked UND three goals allowed per game. 3-0. This kept goalThe lone goal of the tender Kristi HestWe just have to reweek for North Dakota dalen busy guarding set our sights on next the net all year. The was scored by senior forward Rhaya Ballon. Balsophomore faced 258 season. lon took advantage of a shots all year, posting turnover and put a breaka .683 save percentKristen Gay age. Among full-time Forward Rhaya Ballon dribbles past an opponent in a game against away shot past the keeper Southern Utah earlier this season. Ballon tied for the team lead in UND soccer coach goalies in the Big Sky, points and goals. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura. in the 26th minute. It was her third goal of the seaHestdalen ranked son. third in saves (53) and North Dakota finishes the season in 10th place in the Ballon’s goal broke a three game scoreless streak, and saves per game (5.89). Big Sky conference. was just the second goal in seven games. Ballon and freshman Taryn MacMillan tied for the “We just have to reset our sights on next season,” UND team lead in points and goals. Both recorded eight points Robb Jeffries is the editor-in-chief of The Dakota Student. He coach Kristen Gay said. “I do want to thank the four se- on three goals and two assists. can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Right: Jocelyn Lamoureux (center) and Michelle Karvinen tussle with a pair of Huskies for the puck. Far right: Monique Lamoureux fights for the puck in front of the St. Cloud State bench. Photos by Brittany Arndt.
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they were on the ice. “We did well. I thought we were pretty disciplined in the third, didn’t beat ourselves,” Idalski said. “End of the second were good learning moments for us about managing the game and the puck and decision making.” The home sweep also gave the team’s younger skaters an insight of the level it takes to play at in this competitive league. “It was a good experience for a lot of our younger kids to start to understand that and put into practice what needs to be done to grind out a win like that sometimes isn’t pretty but got the job done,” Idalski said. “It gets harder and harder to get points in our league, as you can see by scores around the league. So, we’ll take it, we’ll run, put them in the bank and get ready for the next one.” Elizabeth Erickson is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at email@example.com
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