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Volume 129 | Issue 25

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Ochs: Laundry debacle Page 4

Amazing Grains Page 9

Women’s hockey sweeps UMD Page 13

Bookstore burglarized over break THEFT UND bookstore out thousands in products after Thanksgiving night break-in. Zack schuster

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The UND Bookstore was broken into sometime during the night of Nov. 22 or the early morning of Nov. 23 and various high-value electronic items were taken, according to University Police Department officials. The burglary was reported to UPD at 7:12 a.m. Nov. 23., and UPD Officers Tracy Meidinger and Mark Thorpe responded. According to preliminary reports, the burglary resulted in an approximate total of $14,000 in thefts and damages. UPD declined to comment

on the specifics of the investigation, citing a need to protect the successful resolution of the case. The burglary wasn’t reported to faculty and students because it didn’t represent an apparent threat to the campus and thus didn’t fall under the Clery Act, UPD said. According to UND spokesperson Peter Johnson, burglaries like this are uncommon at UND. “This is rather unusual for us,” Johnson said. “I don’t even know if there’s been a burglary at the bookstore before.” If you have any information that may help with the investigation, contact UPD at 701-7773491. Zack Schuster is the news editor of The Dakota Student. He can be reached at zachary.schuster @my.und.edu

The UND Bookstore was broken into night of or morning after Thanksgiving. The window on the north side of the building was broken and $14,000 in stolen property and damage were recorded by UPD. Photo by Zack Schuster.

Forum encourages bridge plan feedback Senate

meets with City Council CITY HALL The two bodies meet yearly to discuss UND and the greater community. COLE BRITTON

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[NICK PICHA] THEDAKOTASTUDENT The university held a public forum Nov. 19 in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl to discuss planning for a new Campus Road bridge. The bridge will increase in size and durability to support increased traffic.

DISCUSSION Engineers seek feedback on new plans for Campus Road bridge. Kaitlin Bezdicek THEDAKOTASTUDENT

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munity stakeholders to offer comments and questions to the engineers from Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services who are in the process of planning the replacement bridge. The replacement bridge will cost about $1.7 million, according to a Grand Forks city staff report. At the meeting, engineers for AE2S presented preliminary de-

signs for the new bridge, which is intended to accommodate more traffic and address design issues with the previous bridge. In addition to having wider traffic and multi-use lanes, the bridge’s length is being upped to 90 feet — a 50-foot increase over the current bridge — allowing for a more arched design. The arch will anchor the

bridge on the ground as opposed to in the water and raise it up higher above the English Coulee. Pre-cast concrete has been chosen for the bridge because of its durability and low maintenance needs. “It’s a very durable service, and it’s where the (N.D. Department

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Discussion of new busing opportunities in Grand Forks caused tensions to rise in UND Student Government’s Nov. 19 meeting with City Council. A new bus route to take students to and from downtown was suggested by Nursing Senator Molly Bucher. “A lot of other college towns have a direct night shuttle bus on the weekend that goes from the downtown area to specific areas on campus,” she said. “It’s way less expensive for students to hop on a bus than it is for them to park their car downtown with long lines at restaurants. On weekends in Grand Forks, bus routes are sparse if they even happen.” Bucher also emphasized a shuttle’s importance in reducing the

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Christianson: gas prices, page 5

ViPR program promotes fitness, page 11

Sandstrom: Black Friday blues, page 5

UND volleyball falls in Big Sky, page 13

Becker: Graduate worries, page 6

Men’s hoops falls to Hawaii, page 14

Rugby Club profile, page 10

Men’s hockey splits Notre Dame, page 15

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DATEBOOK CRIME THEDAKOTASTUDENT NOTES TODAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012

[PERFORMANCE] Winter Wunderland, 8 to 10 p.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium. Tickets are $12. [EVENT] Job Search/Networking Techniques, 10 to 11 a.m., McCannel Hall 280.

[SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY] One report of a penis drawn in the snow, and one of a possible kidnapping

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012 [EVENT] North by Midwest Craft Spectacular, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., North Dakota Museum of Art. [SPORTS] UND Women’s Hockey vs. RIT, puck drop at 7:05 p.m., Ralph Engelstad Arena.

[MUSIC] 1:00 Jazz Ensemble Concert, 3 to 5 p.m., Empire Arts Center. Tickets are $3 for students.

Tell us what is happening on campus Submit information via email to dakotastudentmedia@gmail.com or call 777-2678

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[THEFT] Three thefts, two stolen wallets — one from the Wellness Center; one stolen bicycle

Office Assistant Photo Editor Nate Schroeder > 777-2678 Keisuke Yoshimura > keisuke.yoshimura@my.und.edu Alumni Advisor Brandi Jewett > Web Editor Victor Correa > victor.correa@my.und.edu Elizabeth Erickson > elizabeth.e.erickson@my.und.edu All staff members can be contacted at their email addresses, at 701-777-2678 or in Memorial Union room 8. Mail can be sent to 2901 University Ave., Grand Forks, ND 58203

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012 [CLASS] Cookin’ with the Kiddos, 3 to 4 p.m., Student Wellness Center Culinary Corner Kitchen.

EDITORIAL

[DUI/DUR) Three cited/confined for DUI, one also texting while driving and one without registration. Three cited/confined for DUR, one reckless driving, and one driving without headlights.

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of Transportation) really wants bridges to go,” said Jay Kleven, an AE2S engineer. “We are not done without studies and we’re working on cost estimates, but this is kind of where we are heading toward.” Before any construction can begin, a complete plan will be submitted in March to the NDDOT. Construction is projected to begin shortly after graduation in May 2013. According to Kleven, the project is broken down into four construction phases. First, utility lines near the construction site must be relocated. Then the existing bridge will be removed, and a new one constructed. Finally, the roads will be reconnected to incorporate the bridge. Another engineer, Mark

Lambrecht, showed attendants a sketch of the proposed bridge design, which prompted a question about parking spot losses near the site. “In order to accomplish the change in alignment we would potentially lose a couple of spaces,” Lambrecht said. There are plans for realignment of the parking lot, and Lambrecht said the goal is “no net loss in parking.” One community member asked about the total project cost. Eighty percent of the costs accumulated by road and bridge construction are expected to be covered by the NDDOT through federal aid. To receive this funding, the university is paying for some up-front planning costs. “They want to make sure the local sponsor really thinks this is an important project for them by being willing to put in their own funding,” Lambrecht said. Costs that aren’t directly re-

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lated to road and bridge construction, such as utility expenses, will be paid for by the university as well. UND will pay about $700,000 for its share of the project, according to a city staff report. A community member suggested to widen the bridge capacity because he had heard speculation University Avenue would be closed to public traffic. As a road frequented by student pedestrian and vehicular traffic, the city

frequently looks for solutions to manage traffic. “The projections of traffic would lead us to conclude that a two lane bridge is still appropriate for this location,” Lambrecht said. “We are not planning for the entire closing of University Avenue.” “There is no good replacement for University Avenue,” said Rick Tonder, the UND Associate Director of Facilities Planning. Tonder said University Avenue is “a pretty significant piece

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of infrastructure” and roadways such as Campus Road are not built to handle this capacity of traffic. Another meeting will be held on Dec. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl to discuss the bridge plans and provide the opportunity for public input and discussion. Kaitlin Bezdicek is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at kaitlin.bezdicek @my.und.edu


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COMMENTARY DSVIEW Burglary

SOLUTIONS UND has problems, but its campus is a good community students and residents should embrace.

[KEISUKE YOSHIMURA] THEDAKOTASTUDENT Laundry facilities in 13 of the 14 residence halls on campus use charge-machines. Students must use quarters to operate the machines while the UCash charge system is upgraded.

The cost of clean clothes COINS Laundry facilities in the res halls prove problematic, systems still don’t work with UCash. Mary ochs

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During orientation, along with many other students, I was shuffled around from place to place throughout campus. I worked to get all of my classes sorted out and all of my information updated. Then it came time for me to get my official UND UCard. I waited in line, I sat down, I smiled, I took the card and I walked out. At the entrance of the office was a table where we would fill out an application for the amount of money that would be placed on our UCards. As my parents and I discussed how much money would be put on, the UND team explained to us the parameters of our cards. One of these parameters was how UCash could be used to do our laundry. They informed us that the UCash swipe system was currently out of order — we would have to use quarters until it was operable. I didn’t think this would be much of an issue. The only thing on my mind was my new class schedule and all of the new information I had been bombarded with that day. My dad was more concerned than I was, and asked when they thought the laundry system would be fixed. The team happily smiled

Being informed that the UCash and said it should be back up again around October. That was just fine access would be up and running by mid-semester is beginning to irk with me. It’s now nearing the end of No- me. The semester is rapidly comvember; the swipe system still does ing to a close, and there has been little to no progress. not work. This is no longer OK. While I was home for ThanksI have plenty of UCash on my card, but I can’t use it for an es- giving break, I spent some time sential task. Having to tote around with my friends. Naturally, we a bag of quarters is just one more all compared the pros and cons thing to remember when I make of our respective colleges. I raved the trek down to the laundry room, about UND — and why not? I love it here. and each time I go home I have Having to spend That is, until subject of to remember to more money so I can the our laundry ask my family do laundry is ridicu- systems came for quarters. up. Out of all College lous. 10 of us, only is expensive enough as it Mary Ochs myself and is. Having to staff writer one other girl has to pay for spend more their laundry money so I can do laundry is ridiculous. It would in quarters. The rest of my friends be much easier to use the money have colleges that allow them to do laundry for free. already loaded on my UCard. UND is a large enough school If the swipe machines were working, I wouldn’t have these where we can keep up to date with the technology around us. It’s frusworries. Out of the 14 residence halls on trating that a simple task such as campus, 13 of them are required to fixing the UCash swipe system is pay for their laundry. Swanson is preventing us from a higher level the only residence hall that offers of convenience. I am fully aware that in relacharge-free laundry machines, but a laundry expense is included in tion to other issues around the the residents’ room price. If this is campus, the laundry swipe system the system in which Swanson oper- is probably not sitting at the top ates, then why is it that none of the of the maintenance “To-Do List.” However, when it has been inoperother dorms have followed suit? It would be far more efficient if able for nearly an entire semester, laundry expense were included in something needs to be done to fix room and board. It would elimi- it. nate the need to carry around a Mary Ochs is a staff writer for container of quarters. It would The Dakota Student. She can be also eliminate the frustrating task reached at mary.ochs of fixing the UCash swipe system. @my.und.edu

Sometime between Thanksgiving night and Black Friday, while the UND campus was closed down to, the UND Bookstore had a back window broken open and thousands of dollars of merchandise burglarized. We at The Dakota Student are saddened by this turn of events. Crime against local business is crime against the community. But we don’t choose to focus on the misdeeds that have been done. Instead, we would like to commend the UND community. For all its faults and occasional bad eggs, our campus is a fairly safe place. Statistics carry weight here; when a Clery report goes out, it’s an event. Every members of this editorial board, including those who are female, feel safe walking the campus alone at night. This isn’t to say there isn’t crime here, or that crime statistics released by the university are the definitive word on crime. But the phrase “North Dakota nice,” for the most part, seems to hold true. Grand Forks has the benefit of truly feeling like a community — not a random collection of unrelated houses and people. That feeling of community and safety is something not easily found outside the Midwest, where hospitality resigns. Our system needs some working over, yes. We recognize that. The point, however, is that crimes like this or the burglary that recently occurred are rare enough that we notice them. On a much larger campus, crimes flow like corn syrup in mass-produced food — people are so accustomed to them, it feels wrong when they aren’t there. Here, we feel safe even beyond campus borders. Whether running, biking or just strolling alone through the greater Grand Forks area, we don’t feel the need to constantly check over our shoulders or tense up when rounding corners. The university’s response, as it always is, is to lock everything up and “be aware of your surroundings.” Intended or not, its statements promote distrust in a community largely devoid of lock breakers and hidden attackers. Awareness is good and safety is better, but our biggest issue are victimless crimes like underage drinking and speeding, not theft or assault. We are of the mind that — relatively speaking — such issues are better big problems to have. The solution is not further division, but greater cohesion. This is a safe enough community that its members should feel safe helping each other. We are good enough people that we can make each other better.

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People pay high price at pump Black “Friday” moratorium was placed on the Gulf of Mexico after the infamous BP oil spill. In addition, the Keystone Pipeline from Canada was also denied a permit to be continued into the U.S. If constructed, the pipeline would have had an immediate impact on the price of oil. ADAM CHRISTIANSON Both of these decisions greatly THEDAKOTASTUDENT reduced the amount of oil enterIt is sad when we consider ing the market in the U.S., while $3.39 per gallon for gas to be rela- demand has remained steady or tively cheap when compared to dropped only slightly. As a result, the nearly $4 a gallon we’re accus- gas prices have dramatically intomed to. When adjusted for infla- creased since 2008. tion, gasoline prices have not been Other factors contribute to this expensive since 1918 after high gas prices besides drilling. World War I. The recent spike in Even though the number of U.S. prices started in 2008, around the refineries has decreased to a new same time president Obama was low of around 140, the actual tofirst elected, and has sharply risen tal refining capacity has actually ever since. increased over time. The problem Many are quick to blame com- with having fewer refineries is if a panies like Exxon Mobil for their few are shut down for maintenance greed in keeping gas prices high or alterations — as is the case durin order to reap higher profits. It ing the fall, when refineries must is true that Exxon Mobile made be used to heat homes — there is $11 billion in the first quarter of a larger reaction in the market due 2011, which sounds impressive. to a larger interruption in supply. Now take into account that Exxon Motives for keeping prices was taxed $8 high generbillion in the If you really want to ally can be same period pointed back lower gas and diesel to the green and that margin shrinks prices we need to drill energy movedramatically. ment. While and get more oil. In addiI agree that tion, take out clean energy Adam Christianson is a must for the costs of oil exploration, staff writer our future, refining, marwe cannot, in keting, distrithe process, bution and construction and the wreck our economy by artificially final margin of profit that Exxon raising oil prices to make green enmade in the first quarter of 2011 ergy profitable. was between $0.02 and $0.08 per If the government practiced gallon of gas. Compare that to the sound economic policy, we would $0.48 per gallon that the govern- see gas prices back under $3 per ment makes in taxes and fees and it gallon while, at the same time, exreally shows who is ripping you off ploring new sources of energy. Inat the pump. stead, we have extremely high enIf you really want lower gas ergy prices and failing green energy and diesel prices, we need to drill companies. and get more oil. Anyone who This same concept can be seen has taken even a basic economics playing out in Spain. In a matter of course should know how the law of seven years, the nation went from supply and demand works. boom to bust because they did not Due to decisions of the Obama maintain their sound economic administration, an oil-drilling policies and bought completely

EXPENSE Customers are cashing out around $4 a gallon as gas costs rise.

into the green energy market before it was ready. It takes a lot of money to research and develop green energy, and, while the progress so far is promising, the technology is not ready to be implicated to the extent that it has been. For example, every single wind turbine in every wind farm will need to be replaced well before any will ever be able to make a profit. The main reason they are being built is because of government subsidies paid for with taxpayer money. If you want to look for a ready source of clean energy without requiring enormous infrastructure change or massive taxpayer contributions, look to natural gas. The U.S. has more natural gas than it knows what to do with, making it very cheap when compared to oil. Even in the western North Dakota oil fields the natural gas that is seeping out of the ground is being burned off because pipelines do not exist to capture it. With some simple modifications, any conventional gas or diesel powered vehicle can be converted to accept compressed natural gas, meaning Americans would not need to buy new vehicles. For the environmentalist crowd, the typical compressed natural gas vehicle does not get quite the same mileage as the conventional vehicle; however, CNG vehicles 60 to 90 percent cleaner burn than conventional vehicles and the cheap price of natural gas means less money spent per mile driven. There will be a time when the technology of green energy is ready to be fully implemented but until then we cannot let the price of energy continue to increase. The American economy simply cannot handle the burden of high energy prices and expect a recovery from our current slump.

Adam Christianson is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at adam.christianson @my.und.edu

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deals at the mall out of my mind. See, my store, my Black Friday number one stop, Target, made the decision to open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving day. Excuse me, but isn’t Black Friday supposed to happen on Friday? Sure, stores have been gradually Carrie sandstrom moving their opening times up each THEDAKOTASTUDENT year, the demand for profits pushes places like Wal-Mart, Target and Best For a girl who has always wanted Buy to compete for every last custo play contact sports, Black Friday tomer, but this year a line was crossed. shopping is about the next best thing Desire for cheap TVs and DVDs — but just like NFL lockouts, some- have people waiting in line for hours. thing always has to come along and Target’s 9 p.m., opening meant that ruin a good shoppers bid thing. There was something farewell to I stumbled the comforts about plotting out an of food and into the realm of hardcore attack strategy that family at 6 Black Friday and earset my mind on fire. p.m. shopping my lier. Target, junior year of in essence, Carrie Sandstrom c r a s h e d high school managing/opinion editor Thanksgivand immediately felt it latch ing dinner, on to my violent, competitive edge flipping the table and smashing the that had been repressed too long. pies. There was something about plotDon’t get me wrong — I love a ting out an attack strategy that set my good deal, I love Target and I defimind on fire. nitely love Black Friday — but this There was something about gear- year I protested the whole affair. ing up in layers of winter clothes that Thanksgiving is a time for family. transformed me into a warrior. It is a time to sit back and be grateAnd there was definitely some- ful for the blessings we already have. thing special about forcing your way Only in America can people forget through to that prized TV series or how thankful they are in just enough small electronic that suddenly made time to trample people to death for elbowing random strangers accept- 50 percent off a hair straightener. able. I will always be a thrill seeker. I Since first experiencing the thrill will always enjoy the fight, the strugof the Black Friday scramble — the gle, of getting the best deal; and sechill of cold winter air on my cheeks cretly I will always enjoy throwing an as I waited in line, the bonds that elbow when no one is looking. But I formed between shoppers as we enjoy my family more. sipped hot coffee that broke when we Maybe next year I will again charged the store as the doors opened partake in early morning deals, but — I have been addicted to the day. for now all I know is Black Friday But this year, as my stomach sat shouldn’t start Thursday. content and filled with pie and lefse, Carrie Sandstrom is the managI was not preparing the thrill of the ing/opinion editor for The Dakota charge. Student. She can be reached at Instead, I put all thoughts of the carrie.sandstrom@my.und.edu

SCRAMBLE Thursday night doorbusters intruded on Turkey Day with a dash for deals.

College life outside the classroom LESSONS Real life experiences can prove valuable for students as graduation nears. Victor correa

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Going to class, studying, passing tests and graduating are just small parts of college. Some, faculty and the like, would argue that it is the most important part. Students won’t remember a specific class, they won’t remember what grade they got in sociology 110 and they certainly won’t remember every bit of information on a certain test. You will, however, remember that time you threw up on the bathroom floor, the time you had to have your girlfriend pee on a stick and the time your friends frantically urged you to get your-

self checked for diseases. a few more days to see if Aunt Pregnancy scares Flow is just late to the party. Then, People never seem to learn. when she doesn’t show up, it’s time While a condom many not be the to make that trip to Wal-Mart to best form of contraception, it does buy a Dr. Pepper and a pregnancy actually do its job. It does an even test. better job when the girl does her This is to say that you go the part and is on route of opbirth control timism and too. And just keep in say to yourT h a t’s “there’s mind — all of these self, double the no way she’s protection are completely avoid- pregnant” or from tadpole you go the able. babies. But complete opwe all unposite and Victor Correa decide to kill derstand, as web editor any chance stupid as it is, there will by getting a be drunken morning afnights when the condoms are ex- ter pill. pired and there was a missed trip There is nothing scarier than to the pharmacy, where hormones thinking your independence is gowill win out over logic. ing to disappear. The weeks will pass by and Too drunk then so will the date. You’ll wait There will be nights that some

students get “too drunk.” While most drunks are completely annoying, there is nothing wrong with getting drunk as long as you can control yourself. Sometimes, a certain party is too epic for normal drinking behavior and requires copious amounts of alcohol, or at least that’s the line of thinking that I imagine heavy drinkers possess. No matter the poison or how much you actually drink, you may or may not throw up on the floor, in a trash can or even on your dorm room floor. Depending on how unlucky you are — or even how bad your aim is — you could throw up in a textbook. STDs There may be a night where you find yourself waking up next to someone you don’t know. You could have done something you’ll regret and your friends will be the first ones to tell you your next

course of action. Either you’ve been on the receiving or giving end of such advice. You may have refreshed a friend’s memory on his actions that night and the nastiness of the girl he was with, or told a girl about the jerk of a guy she may have locked lips with. If you have a chance to avoid getting an STD, do it. College is a time not soon forgotten. Even though some of you may be taking precaution to avoid the list above, there is no escaping the inevitable. No matter how prepared you are, some of you will endure one of the items listed. And just keep in mind — all of these are completely avoidable. Victor Correa is a web editor of The Dakota Student. He can be reached at victor.correa @my.und.edu


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Upcoming graduates worry about future to resonate. Once it starts to sink in, you begin to be a little terrified of the next stage in life. It used to be a college degree was something special and if you had one, you had a distinct advantage. That advantage is still there, but it is growing smaller with Brandon becker more and more people getting deTHEDAKOTASTUDENT grees. Unfortunately, we are going to For many, the winding down be leaving college in an economic of the fall semester means a break climate that is not ideal, yet that from school, but to some students doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Graduit means the end of their time at ating is still a very exciting time and UND as they head towards gradu- regardless of what you wind up doation and begin their post-college ing after it is an accomplishment no career. one can take away from you. While And that can be terrifying. the unknown can be terrifying, I know because I am likely en- there also is an element of excitetering my final semester as a UND ment that comes with it. student this spring and I already I remember graduating high have that feeling of “What’s next?” school and feeling on top of the A fear of spiders, heights, clowns world. It was liberating. I felt like an and other random things apply to adult. When I graduate from college select individuals, but the fear of the I won’t feel like an adult, I’ll know unknown applies to everyone. I am. That fear is why I sit here in At 18 I knew nothing of what November worrying about what the being an adult meant — I still don’t heck I’m going to do after the spring really have it down — but when s e m e s t e r. graduation Where am I being a When I graduate passes, going to live? kid is officially What if I end from college I won’t over. That up stuck in paying feel like an adult, I’ll whole Grand Forks? student loans Where am back will make know I am. I going to you grow up work? What Brandon Becker real fast, along if I can’t find turnstaff writer with a job? What ing your hair if I have to the color of move in with my mom and step- George Clooney’s — except it won’t dad who only have one television in look nearly as good on you. their house and it looks like it came Still, once you complete someout in the late 1980s? thing as big as graduating from colThese are the questions that run lege, there is a sense of hope and through my head, and I’m sure most excitement, as it should be. After all students who will be graduating in those years of schooling, it’s time to the near future can relate. It’s hard apply it to what you are passionate to ignore the articles about the crap- about. py job market and the older genAnd, if you don’t get the job you eration telling us we are doomed. wanted right out of the gate, don’t When someone starts to tell you get down on yourself. It’s not as if it’s going to be difficult to get a job you spent thousands of dollars in in your respective field or you may effort to do so. Wait, what? Never not be able to make enough money mind. starting out from that job, it starts In all seriousness, though, “The

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Atlantic” reported in April that 53 percent of recent college grads are unemployed or underemployed. That’s a damning statistic that will make anyone who is currently in school look twice. Regardless of how true it is, it doesn’t make going to college a poor decision. Without a degree it would be extremely difficult to compete going forward.

So for those who are about to graduate and leave behind spending painstaking hours at the library, the Union and coffee shops across town, just be happy that you are past that stage and no longer have to worry about finals or papers on subjects that have no real life application. I’m banking on one of you to

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do something fantastic so I can remark to someone, “Hey, that person went to my school!” So go out and find the cure for cancer, AIDS and do something about that global warming problem. Brandon Becker is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at brandon.becker2 @my.und.edu

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Performance to feature a variety of groups UND’s music department will present “Silent Night, Winter Light,” a Winter Wunderland Holiday Concert at the Chester Fritz today at 8 p.m. The concert will feature performances by various musicians from the UND Concert Choir, Varsity Bards, Allegro Women’s Choir, Vivo Women’s Ensemble and student soloists, along with two special guests, the UND Trombone Choir and the Cello Ensemble. Collections will range from classic carols to contemporary arrangements performed by more than 250 UND musicians. Proceeds from fundraising

events have historically gone to offsetting costs for the choirs’ tours within the United States and internationally in the Netherlands and Belgium, in addition to providing scholarships to student musicians. Money raised by the event this year will go toward the Concert Choir’s upcoming concert tour in Cuba set to begin in May 2013. In the last six years, the Varsity Bards tripled in size to 70 men while the Allegro Women’s Choir doubled to 105 singers. The increase in the number of performers prompted the department to increase its total of full-time faculty members from three to six.

UND VP gets second term on national board UND Vice President for University and Public Affairs Susan Balcom Walton will serve a second term as an “at large” member of the Public Relations Society of America board of directors after a recent vote of its governing body. Walton’s second two-year term is set to begin next year, extending through 2014. PRSA’s governing body, The Leadership Assembly, consists of approximately 300 delegates who represent PRSA’s districts, chapters, sections and student society. The assembly meets to ratify the PRSA Nominating Committee’s leadership selections immediately prior to the PRSA. Walton has more than 20 years

of experience as a leader in global corporate communications and is a leader in the Dow Chemical Company’s global marketing communications for one of the company’s business units in Switzerland. She also served on Brigham Young’s Department of Communications for six years and was the department’s chair for three years. She is now a part of the largest professional organization serving the U.S. public relations community. PRSA provides news and information, thought leadership, continuing education and networking opportunities. It also advocated for the business value of public relations and greater diversity amount public relations professionals.

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Student projects could reach outer space by submitting proposals to UND With a little help from UND and NASA, middle school and high school students could see their projects go to space. For the second year in a row, the UND Department of Space Studies and the NASA North Dakota Space Grant Consortium are accepting proposals for its Near-Space Balloon Competition. Student groups have until Dec. 5 to submit proposals for scientific payloads that can be carried into near space. Starting Dec. 14, the groups will be informed of the status of their pro-

posal. Ultimately, one middle school and one high school group will be able to send their project up 100,000 feet into the stratosphere in a nearspace balloon. Groups eligible must be between three and 20 students from grades six to 12. The projects chosen can have many possible uses, including imaging, testing, equipment in future space flight, space physics and engineering experiments. Winning proposals will be awarded $250 for constructing the payload and winning groups students will

have the opportunity to attend the launch of the two balloons on April 2013. A $750 prize for best overall payload will be awarded to each a middle school and high school team. The grand prize of $1,500 will be claimed by the school’s science program in addition to a trip to UND where the students will visit the Department of Space Studies, fly the space flight simulators, tour the space suit laboratory and view the UND Observatory.


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number of students who might drive back to campus after drinking at downtown bars. The idea was opposed by council member Terry Bjerke, who was “somewhat flabbergasted” and “amazed” by the suggestion. “The bus system runs at a deficit of $1.8 million a year, and I hope you all know who pays for that every April 15. Every new bus route is $200,000 a year,” he said. “Everything you ask for, somebody else pays for, and I just hope you remember somebody else is paying for it.” Parking Off-Campus Senator Emma Meyer expressed her desire for Grand Forks to implement a dedicated parking system for residents of downtown. “I work at a restaurant, and I get off a lot of times at one-thirty, two in the morning,” she said. “Unfortunately, that happens to be a bar hour. I park probably three blocks away and a lot of times not

Friday November 30, 2012 on a street I can park on. “We could end up with revenue we “As a resident of Grand Forks, don’t have right now because there there’s not a whole lot of leeway are a lot of spaces available overinto where I can park.” night that businesses aren’t using.” Mayor Mike Brown told senaNot everyone was on board tors a parking study is currently with a night shuttle. underway and that more spaces Opportunity will be available soon, acknowlThe two sides also discussed edging that the issue needed to be how UND students could gain looked at. an advantage in securing intern“We have ships and fuWe want the city to ture careers. some spaces that are going see what we’re doing Meyer asked to be availCity Counand that we’re hard able in one of cil about any the ramps,” help Grand workers. he said. Forks could “We’re going Logan Fletcher give students to have 165 student body president in finding an units coming i n t e r n s h i p, when Central saying that High School finishes their parking she felt “left in the dust as a fifthlot.” year student looking for jobs.” Brown also mentioned a poCouncil member Doug Christential plan to make parking tensen told senators that the issue downtown similar to the system would be best solved within UND used by UND’s parking ramp on rather than involving the city of Columbia and Second Avenue. Grand Forks. “It’s like the university: you put “What we’ve just heard is not your credit card in and it gives you a city deal or a county deal,” he access to the parking lot,” he said. said. “What you’re asking for is

enhancement of your education. I think it’s something that the Student Senate could have a resolution (for).” Council member Tyrone Grandstrand suggested that student senators could be brought in as interns for City Council. “We could probably have interns in every department,” he said. “It could energize us a little bit, give us some new ideas. We have this tremendous asset in students that want to have experience.” Grandstrand also proposed compensation for these internships. “I think it would be better if it’s paid because it’s kind of, for lack of a better term, exploiting students a little bit,” he said. “But there’s a benefit on both sides so I think we should do it if it has to be unpaid at first. It saves us some money; we don’t have to hire a full time employee.” While Brown couldn’t guarantee that any internship would be paid, he did support Grandstrand’s idea and encouraged Senate to in-

quire within UND about it. “I’m not here to say you’re going to get $15 an hour or even $7.50,” Brown said. “What I am about is that you have the ability to learn here. We can probably address it, but you have to get your administration to embrace it.” Senate also reviewed UND’s activities in the last year, including The Big Event, Study-a-Thons and the recent Monster Patrol, which Brown called “an incredibly great thing.” Monster Patrol was coordinated by UND Student Government and the Grand Forks Police Department. Student Body President Logan Fletcher said getting positive feedback from the city increases the likelihood of these events happening again. “It’s important to maintaining relations between Senate and the city,” he said. “We want the city to see what we’re doing and that we’re hard workers.” Cole Britton is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at cole.britton @my.und.edu


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Food co-op going 40 years strong Story by: Victor Correa The Amazing Grains store in downtown Grand Forks has been around for 40 years and its shine doesn’t seem to be fading. Forty years ago the store was commonly known as the Grand Forks Co-op store and that name, to some people, still hasn’t gone away. In 2000 the store donned the name Amazing Grains. “We were established in hopes of providing better quality food to mainstream Grand Forks at a reasonable price,” said Tyler Clauson Amazing Grains’ associate manager. Most of the products sold by Amazing Grains are organic. All the food is natural and is without preservatives, artificial coloring or flavor. Clauson said the reason for natural food is because of health benefits and it’s a trend that, as of late, has been growing. “Another reason that people should shop here is because we are a co-op,” Clauson said. A co-op is a business model in which, anyone who frequently shops at the store has the opportunity to be an equal owner. With the simple purchase of stock in the store, a customer can become a coowner. Becoming an owner has its own benefits. Every three months an appreciation day is held where owners will receive 5 to 10 percent off of their entire bill. They receive better

discounts and other added benefits as well. The shop also holds classes; the next class will be a beekeepers workshop. It’s a class open to anyone, but owners will receive reduced prices to attend the class. “The reason I like the co-op is because you’re keeping your money in your community and out of the hands of someone from a big chain store,” Clauson said. Among the many things Amazing Grains has to offer, they have a bakery inside the store that produces bread from scratch. Within any eight-hour work, shift bakers produce on average 24 loaves of bread, 40 buns and 20 crescent rolls. The bakery also has a “make-toorder” sandwich bar. Everything on the menu is organic, but customers decide what goes on their sandwiches, much like Subway. The store isn’t just a place to shop; it’s a place to relax. Tables are set up by the deli where customers can sit, eat good food, have a few cups of coffee and enjoy some free Wi-Fi. While most stores offer brand name products, Amazing Grains offers a unique shopping experience and a chance to give back to the community. Victor Correa is a web editor for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at victor.correa@my.und.edu

Amazing Grains co-op tries to provide a healthier selection of food products. Mostly all the food is organic or naturally made. Customers can purchase stock in the co-op and become a co-owner. Co-owners receive a variety of benefits including five to 10 percent off purchases on owner appreciation day. Photos by Keisuke Yoshimura.


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Enemies on the field, but friends off “This year has been a rebuilding year,” Levang said. “There has been a huge influx of new members with 14 new girls. I’m proud to be a part of this team.” Many of the new members have shown enthusiasm for the Sarah Erickson sport after only a few months THEDAKOTASTUDENT of playing. “My first season was this With more than 275 clubs fall, and I loved the sport,” and organizations on campus, freshman Amber Schmidt chances are there’s something said. “I’ve made phenomenal to match every single student’s friends and expanded my hointerest. As one of those op- rizons while getting to play a portunities, the UND Wom- sport that North Dakota really en’s Rugby Club — unofficial- doesn’t know much about.” Although there’s room for ly called the Sweet Demons Rugby Club — gives many a improvement on the field, unique and long-lasting expe- Levang believes that the cooperation off the field is one of rience. The club has 21 members the key strengths that will lead competing in the Division II them on to a successful spring Minnesota Rugby Football season. “ Ev e r y Union. Its body came opponents Everybody came to- t o g e t h e r come from North Dagether so well, it’s so well, it’s one of the kota State one of the best teams best teams Un i v e r s i t y I’ve seen. I’ve seen,” and schools L e v a n g across MinNatalie Levang said. nesota. The The foteam has rugby club captain cus for this both a fall winter is to and spring condition and cement basic season with off-season condiskills such as ball handling, tioning and practices. Freshman Sam Branger kicking and strategy. Levang is the secretary of the Sweet sees the team’s conditioning as Demons. Although new to its best force over other teams the team, she’s not new to the on the field, and hopes that the pattern will continue. sport. “Unlike sports like volley“I played on a rugby league ball, there isn’t a specific body in high school, and knew that I wanted to continue in col- type,” Levang said. “We need lege,” Branger said. “I abso- women of all different shapes, sizes, and conditioning levlutely love it.” As a rugby player himself, els. There’s no reason why Professor Jon Jackson has ad- anybody should worry about vised the women’s rugby club looking the part in rugby.” For Loni Muus, rugby is an for four years, but has been involved with UND rugby since his time as the men’s rugby captain in the mid 1980’s. “Most UND students would recognize rugby as hockey without skates,” he said. “There is no ability to move the ball forward except with your feet by running with the ball or kicking it forward.” With 15 players per team on the field at a time, the objective is to move the ball to the opponent’s end zone. Unlike football, it’s illegal to move the ball forward except by kicking. Players can lateral pass or throw the ball backwards, but the only way to score is by literally touching the ball to the ground in the opponent’s end zone. Natalie Levang is the captain of the Sweet Demons. She has been on the team for five semesters and has seen firsthand how the team has developed.

RUGBY UND Women’s Rugby Club shares its reasons for playing the sport its members love.

opportunity to go out of her element. “I literally had no idea what rugby was,” Muus said. “I played tennis, I was a dancer and a singer. No one would have ever expected me to join rugby, and that’s the best thing about it.” In the spring, the Sweet Demons are planning on participating in local tournaments and traveling over spring break. “In the past, we’ve taken spring break trips to Nashville, Montana, St. Louis and Nebraska,” Levang said. “This

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year, we’re planning on going to Las Vegas.” Unlike most sports, rugby is a social sport. Although opposing teams are aggressive and brutal to one another on the field, they tend to be cordial off the field. “In rugby, you’re enemies on the field but friends off the field,” Branger said. When MSU-Mankato traveled to Grand Forks for a game this fall, the women’s rugby team members housed the visiting players in their residence hall rooms and apartments. “Instead of making them pay to get hotel rooms, we let them stay with us,” Branger said. “Things like that are typical in rugby.” The team only shows their rivalry on the field. “Serious players are welcome wherever they go — the sense of community extends to rivals and competitors,” Jackson said. The strong sense of community within the women’s rugby team extends long after graduation. Since its establishment in the 1980s, many alumni have continued to remain engaged. “Your teammates become your family, and you really get extremely close,” Levang said. “After college, there are alumni that come back for tournaments and socials. It’s something that remains with you forever.”

A unique tool used to improve fitness EXERCISE ViPR workout class at the Wellness Center features a rubber tube. JOY JACOBSON

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mance, and reconditioning. In ViPR, participants carry, drag, throw, roll, step on and flip a four to 10 kg rubber tube. The cost of these tubes range from $160 to $440. While ViPR is not an extremely popular fitness regiment in the Midwest or on campus yet, UND instructor, Nicole Larson, predicts it will be soon. “ViPR, like any specialty class, is hard to get going because it costs money,” Larson

said. “I know people would love this class, but we can’t offer it for free. “[The Wellness Center] gets a sliver of student tuition, which goes mostly toward things like paying the staff. Specialty exercise equipment is expensive, so we have to charge for the class.” There are significant benefits of participating in the specialty exercise class. “Specialty exercise classes give you a reason to be here working out,” Larson said.

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Participants also share a positive relationship with the instructor, Larson. “The instructor is very enthusiastic and motivating,” Cheryl Terrance, a professor of psychology at UND said. “Plus, it’s a great all-around workout.” The ViPR class currently has a maximum of eight participants, but Larson would like to expand in the near future, consequently lowering and possibly eliminating participation fees. “I’d eventually like to turn it into a circuit class,” Larson said.

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UND women sweep Bulldogs

GOALS Monique Lamoureux netted five this past weekend against Minn.-Duluth. Elizabeth Erickson THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Monique Lamoureux (left) puts the puck past UMD goalie Kayla Black Saturday in Grand Forks. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura.

After a home sweep over Minnesota-Duluth last weekend, North Dakota is now riding on a five-game winning streak. Just this past weekend, Monique Lamoureux put five goals in the net to continue the trend. “As a coaching staff we’re happy because, development-wise, we’re continuing to improve and take some steps and we look pretty good,” UND coach Brian Idalski said. On Friday night, the teams were tied 1-1 after the second period, but an eruption of late third period goals changed the score to 3-3. North Dakota claimed the edge in overtime with a goal by Monique Lamoureux for a 4-3 victory over the Bulldogs. Monique Lamoureux had two

goals in the game, as did sophomore forward Josefine Jakobsen. With her new defensive position, Monique Lamoureux has certainly found her fit within the team. Tallying just one goal while playing forward this season, the senior’s goals have recently been coming more frequently. “Moving (Monique) back is just to have a little more flow coming out of our zone,” Idalski said. “More importantly, having a second wave coming in to attack. We really didn’t have anybody coming into that second wave to create some offense for us so (Monique) has done a nice job of that just jumping in to transitioning and being someone who’s a threat on the blue line and someone to pay attention to and that’s opened up the ice a little for us.” Saturday night, Monique Lamoureux’s hat trick lifted the Green and White to a 5-2 victory and a series sweep. Also contributing goals for North Dakota were Jocelyne Lamoureux and Josefine Jakobsen. Although she has evident talent

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Tournament ends fast in Colorado SETS Northern Colorado sweeps UND 3-0 in Big Sky Conference tournament. Alex Abernethy THEDAKOTASTUDENT

UND’s volleyball team made its first Big Sky Conference Tournament appearance this past weekend. The trip was short lived, however, as the defending champions, Northern Colorado, defeated the Green and White in the first round of the tournament. The North Dakota volleyball team traveled to Greeley, Colo., this Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the Big Sky Conference Championship Tournament. This was their first eligible year for Big Sky postseason play. The volleyball season ended abruptly for the Green and White on Nov. 23. UND played its first match of the tournament against 2011 reigning Big Sky Conference Champion — Northern Colorado. In the first set, the Bears took a commanding 9-2 lead before UND had what appeared to be a comeback, as they scored the next three

points. It didn’t last long, however, as UNC raced ahead with a 12 point run. UNC took the game one 25-13. Game two wasn’t much prettier for North Dakota as the Bears went on another monster 12-2 run to cement the score at at 13-25. In the final set, UNC took the lead yet again and North Dakota couldn’t battle back, despite fighting off match point three times. UNC won the final set 19-25, sweeping UND, and eventually claiming victory in the semifinal round against Portland State. With the Bears sweeping North Dakota and defeating top seed Portland State in the following round, the Bears went on to the final to face the Idaho State Bengals and beat them in fivesets, reclaiming their title as Big Sky Conference Champions for the second year in a row, and their third Conference Championship since 2009. This season’s most notable players for North Dakota included Ronni Munkeby and Lexi Robinson. Munkeby had a great end to her season being awarded the all-Big Sky Second team and Lexi Robinson was an honorable mention, according to the Big Sky Conference website. Both Robinson and Munkeby started

every game for UND this year. Robinson put up strong stats this season recording the team’s season-best 21 kills in a single match and 18 double-doubles, finishing top three in the conference rankings. She had at least nine kills in 19 of the 20 conference matches and ranked fifth in the Big Sky for kills. Munkeby, junior middle hitter, lead UND in hitting percentage, and was ranked seventh in the Big Sky Conference, hitting .285. She lead North Dakota in kills in 10 separate matches and got her first career doubledouble on Nov. 15, recording 13 kills and 10 blocks. The volleyball team finished the 2012 season with an overall record of 15-16 and a Big Sky Conference record of 10-10. It was a big year for the Green and White for multiple reasons. This year, UND surpasses the century mark in Division I wins, in only 127 games. This season also marked the first year on a new level of DI competition in the Big Sky Conference. The past years in Division I play were in the Great West Conference, where North Dakota ended its tenure with three consecutive conference championships. This was Ashlee Hardee’s fourth year as UND’s head coach. Since the start of his stint for North Dakota. Hardee

Lexi Robinson (9) will be a key part of UND’s volleyball program next season after leading the team in kills in 2012. File photo.

has amassed a record of 88-32, with a win percentage just under .750. The UND volleyball team finished an exciting year of success and shortcomings. UND finished fifth in the Big Sky

Standings, and competed in its first Big Sky Conference Championship Tournament. Alex Abernethy is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at alexander. abernethy@my.und.edu


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COMEBACK UND battles hard from a 23-point deficit only to fall by five. Patrick Cavanaugh THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Before gearing up for Thanksgiving break, the North Dakota men’s basketball team faced off against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. The event marked the furthest road game for the Green and White this season. Unfortunately, UND’s vacation was cut short by a 71-66 Warriors victory. Hawaii came out strong, defending their home court in the first half. By the split, Hawaii had a 23-point lead over North Dakota, coming off a 20-1 run and leading 42-27. Senior Brandon Spearman was the top performer for Hawaii — dropping 19 points on UND. However, North Dakota staged a late comeback, putting the score within three, and making it a onepossession game. “We got back in the game because of our defense,” UND coach Brian Jones said. “We were feeling sorry for ourselves there in the first half and it affected our offense”. A pair of North Dakota junior guards, Aaron Anderson and Josh Schuler, each contributed 17 points in the second half, spurring a dramatic comeback attempt. With only one minute and six seconds left on the clock, Schuler connected with a three-point shot, cutting Hawaii’s lead to three — 69-66.

UND was very close to thieving a possible win, but a late surge by Hauns Brereter and the Rainbow Warriors gave Hawaii an additional six points, holding off the North Dakota comeback. “We started playing better defense and that resulted in better offense,” Jones said. “That last 24 minutes was what we are accustomed to seeing. I’m proud of the way we fought back, but we have to find a way to play a full 40 minute game.” For the third time in a row, UND fell on the road. North Dakota first lost during the season opener at Kansas State 85-52. From there, UND posted a 87-51 victory over Crown College. The losses to Northern Iowa and now Hawaii puts North Dakota at 1-3, with the lone win coming at home and each of the three losses occurring on the road. The road defeats seem to be an unfortunate trend for most UND teams, as the football team won just one road contest, men’s hockey has lost two on the road and the women’s soccer team did not win any away games. The game against the Rainbow Warriors marked the second in the two teams’ histories — the first was in the 1949 National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament. In that match, UND came out on top with a 70-53 victory. UND’s next game will be in Grand Forks, as they host UMKC (University of Missouri-Kansas City). Tipoff is Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Patrick Cavanaugh is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at patrick.cavanaugh@my.und.edu

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Women UND men split drop to once again 0-4 after losses GAMES UND falls to Duquesne and South Florida, continuing their losing streak. Mariah Holland THEDAKOTASTUDENT

The UND women’s basketball team suffered two losses last week. The first came at the hands of Duquesne University (64-38) in Pittsburgh Nov. 21. The second loss came against the University of South Florida (85-58) in Tampa, Fla Nov. 23. Both contests were non-conference games. After the long trek to Pittsburgh, the final score was 64-38 in favor of Duquesne. Jocelyn Floyd of Duquesne had a total of 19 points — a game high for both teams. The Dukes had three players total, including Floyd, in double figures for points. The other two players were Wumi Agunbiade with 16 total points and Oditte Odisho with 10 total points. Duquesne started the game with the lead and kept it the whole way. At one point late in the second half, the Dukes had a 27-point lead over North Dakota — the biggest of the game. At the end of the first half, North Dakota faced a 19-point deficit that only grew as the second half started. UND wasn’t able to get on the scoreboard until the three and a half minute mark of the game with a free throw shot by Madi Buck. The Dukes were able to take the win after the loss they faced last season when they played UND in Grand Forks. Later on in the week, North Dakota faced off against the University of South Florida with the final score being 85-58 in favor of USF. South Florida and North Dakota traded the lead back and forth for most of the first half. UND had the lead for a short time, but South Florida regained the lead and took the first half by 10. The second half went in favor of South Florida, and they went on to take the lead and the win. The victory moved South Florida to 4-0 and dropped UND to a mere 0-4. UND held the lead numerous times throughout the game but South Florida was able to come back each time. USF eventually went on a scoring streak in the second half, scoring 27 points to take the win. UND will look to move on from their 0-4 start next Friday night against a rival known well to UND fans on in Fargo against the infamous Bison of North Dakota State. The game will start at 7p.m., at the Bison Sports Arena. This will be UND’s final road game of the non-conference part of the season. After Friday’s game, North Dakota will have a stretch of four home games. Mariah Holland is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at mariah.holland @my.und.edu

SATURDAYS North Dakota struggles on the second night of the series once again. Elizabeth Erickson THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Taking a break from regular season play, North Dakota’s series at Notre Dame last weekend put forth the familiar weekend split. Despite a good level of performance Friday night, Saturday proved to be more difficult. “We’ve got to keep improving,” UND coach Dave Hakstol said. “We’re one-third of the way through our schedule right now, and I think our results are indicative of what our performance has been — we’ve been OK.” Friday night’s game featured shots on goal totaling 36-17 — but it was the Fighting Irish who showed the edge. In addition to being outshot by a large margin, the Green and White were also over powered in shot attempts with 73-35. However, despite what the statistics boasted for Notre Dame, North Dakota claimed the edge with goals from Nick Mattson and Danny Kristo, resulting in a 2-1 victory. But the real star of the game quickly became Clarke Saunders. Having stopped 35 of 36 shots, the junior goaltender kept the team alive for the majority of the game. Despite his exceptional performance, Saunders’ focus is on grinding out victories with his team. “I don’t like to look at that,” Saunders said. “Just like any other guy on our team, I just want to win. Stats do not mean anything to me at the end of the day. The only stat that I care about is the ‘W’.” Not only did Saunders make numerous saves, he made the necessary, quality saves in critical points of the game. “He was solid and he was good throughout the game,” Hakstol said. “It’s not necessarily the number of shots that he faced, but it’s more the quality saves that he made at the right time. That was key for us in that hockey game. He had a couple saves early and he was good midway through the second period. Those were key times of the hockey game for us.” Saturday night, a different story emerged. Notre Dame went into the locker room leading 1-0 after the first period. Shortly into the second period, North Dakota made a mark on the score sheet, tying the game 1-1. But Notre Dame responded with two additional goals to lift the margin to two. The third period yielded the same results, as North Dakota’s lone third period goal wasn’t enough for the two goals scored by the Fighting Irish, which ended in a 5-2 loss for the Green and White. “Overall I thought it was a pretty good series,” Saunders said. “I thought we played pretty well Friday night. I know we had a really strong team game. Saturday I thought we got away from some certain things that make us successful as a team” This weekend, the team will

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travel to Colorado to face off against No. 18 Colorado College. The altitude is higher, and so are the expectations. Sitting neck and neck in the WCHA rankings, North Dakota and Colorado College both have very similar records. As a former Alabama-Huntsville goaltender before transferring to UND this season, Saunders has had the opportunity to play in Colorado before. “It is a little settling to know that I’ve played there,” Saunders said. “I know the surroundings and I know what the rink looks like. But it’s completely different. It’s a different team and it’s a different year.” Although the two teams will analyze each others’ style of play, the real focus is on themselves. “That’s exposed a lot of areas that we have to improve upon and that’s where our focus is – right back at ourselves trying to improve in some of those areas,” Hakstol said. The team will focus on improving those areas and looking forward to what can be done in the future. Elizabeth Erickson is a web editor for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at elizabeth.e.erickson@my.und.edu

Lamoureux will play for the betterment of her team. “For me, it’s whatever is going to make the team most successful and if that’s me playing defense, I’m more than OK with that,” Monique Lamoureux said. “I have things I need to work on but as far as practice goes, I prefer to practice as a forward, but obviously that won’t happen, but I’m fine with it. It’s a good fit for right now and we’ll see how it goes for the rest of the season.” For the rest of the season, the team’s drive is continuing to increase and the potential for success is gaining its worth. “I think everybody is just playing better,” Monique Lamoureux said. “We’re moving the puck a lot better through the neutral zone and breakouts, and I think with that it’s a lot easier to jump into play and it’s a lot easier to gain offensive momentum when we’re moving the puck as well as we are.” With the recent addition of Michelle Karvinen back in the lineup after sustaining an injury, the junior forward has elevated the team’s level of play with her speed and agility. Last weekend was her first chance of the regular season to jump back into play. “I think it’s huge,” Monique

Lamoureux said. “If you look at her stats and how much better we’ve played since she’s been back in the lineup, I think it speaks volumes. She’s a world-class player and to have her back in the lineup — it’s huge.” This weekend, the team will host RIT in a non-conference series. In their first year competing as a Division I hockey team, RIT currently holds a 6-5-2 overall record. “They work really hard and they’re a pretty confident bunch,” Idalski said. “They’ve won a championship so I think culturally they’re very close. They understand what it means and they’re going to work very hard. They play well defensively. They’re aggressive. They’re going to be disciplined and they’re going to compete all over the ice.” With a winning streak to boost the momentum moving forward, the team has loosened up and is beginning to show the cohesiveness that is desired. “I think the mood has lightened up a little more and people have more fun,” Monique Lamoureux said. “And to me, to be honest, that’s when things start going well. Things start clicking and I think that’s what we’re seeing now.” Elizabeth Erickson is a web editor for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at elizabeth.e.erickson@my.und.edu

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November 30, 2012  

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