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SUGARBEATERS Grand Forks girls get rough in region’s firstever roller derby team.

For those who like their sports rough, fast-paced and fun, roller derby is here to serve. Coming soon to the Alerus Center, Grand Forks’ very own roller derby team is taking on the Deadwood Regulators in “A Bout to Remember.” The Sugarbeaters’ first home bout takes place on Feb 19 and starts at 6:30 p.m. Adult tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door, while kids’ tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased

from any member of the Sugarbeaters. The Sugarbeaters officially became a team in May 2010 and had their first bout as a team in Fargo on Dec 19. Skater and treasurer Mari Biel, a UND student, is one of the youngest members of her team, which has 18 skaters plus other members; some of her older teammates are in their

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Senate discusses Skating the winter away spending, trip EXPENSE Student Government approves funding for visiting author, UND Concert Choir.



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Kicking their spending into high gear, Student Senate approved $31,500 in funding for two bills during Sunday’s meeting. The bills were passed with overwhelming majorities and within a time period of ten minutes. The first bill requested Student Government to pay $16,500 for a down payment to secure Greg Mortenson for the Honors Program’s 50th Anniversary celebration next fall. Mortenson is a humanitarian and co-author of the bestseller Three Cups of Tea. The bill was tabled from the previous meeting to allow its presenter, Kay Powell, Student Life Coordinator for the Honors Program, to research questions asked by senators. Powell said the Honors Department will contribute $3,000 to the remaining cost and plans to seek funds from various university departments. Mortenson’s total fee for his services is $33,000. In an attempt to give senators a cost comparison, she listed off other famous lecturers whose fees

ICE UND students spearhead project to make public rink more climb to $100,000 or more, in- accessible, practical. cluding individuals the university has featured in the past. “It gets expensive when you get to the big names,” stated Powell. She said part of the fee would be given to his non-profit organization. Though Student Government is prohibited from donating money directly to charities, according to its advisor Tony Trimarco, it is able to pay Mortenson as long as he “provides adequate documentation” of his services to the university. With these documents, he is then free to use the money at his discretion. According to Powell, Mortenson’s contract will be signed in March. The $16,500 is due when the contract is signed and the second $16,500 will be due one month prior to the event. No money will be paid until the contract is signed, but it remains unclear if the deposit is refundable after the signing. During his time at the university, Mortenson will assist in teaching a one credit course. Honors students will be given first priority in registering for the class. It will then be open to any interested students until capacity is reached. The second bill provided $15,000 in funding to the UND

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“Late Night Skate” was launched last Friday, January 21, and will be taking place every Friday and Saturday (excluding President’s Day weekend) at the Lake Agassi outdoor rink until the ice melts. The event will begin at 8:30 p.m. and go on until midnight. The program was created due to an active winter campus here at the

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University of North Dakota. North Dakota winters are often seen in a negative light, and “Late Night Skate” is looking to change that view. The event stemmed from an idea that Matthew Schober, a UND student had in mind when he visited the Mansville hockey arena. According to Schober, the arena was filledwith people from around the area

skating and having a good time despite the cold outside. This inspired Schober to do something similar in Grand Forks as a way of providing the students at the university with winter activities. “It seemed like a good idea to

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Healthy eating made easy COOKING UND Dining Services executive chef presents gourmet nutrition lecture.


KATIE BACHMEIER The Dakota Student

No matter who you ask, preparing meals can become a mundane task. On January 26, at 5:30 p.m. UND students who live in resident halls on campus or have a dining meal plan were invited to a “Chef’s Table,” which was presented by UND’s own executive chef. Greg Gefroh prepared special meals for students to enjoy, and UND’s dietician Dustin Frize presented a program concerning nu-

trition and how it correlates with the dining center itself. Students entered the Wilkerson Dining Center on Wednesday to see formally set tables, multiple forks and spoons. It was a different atmosphere, a different setting and different cuisine than residents are used to enjoying at their meal time on campus. The evening began with an appetizer consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables in a black bean and mango salsa as well as sun dried tomato hummus, both served on tortilla chips. Executive Chef Gefroh, then proceeded to show the attending students how the salsa and hummus was prepared in a live demonstration. The recipes and ingredients were willingly given to the attending students in hopes they

would re-create the meal provided. Other entrees provided included white chicken chili, Jamaican jerk chicken wings, crab cakes—made with 100% authentic crab meat, asian edamame hummus wrap and the evening ended with a grasshopper pie in oreo cookie crust. “There is no budget for the special meals,” Gefroh said. In between servings of food and showing the students how to make the entrées, Executive Chef Gefroh talked to the students about his beginnings with cooking. Although it was a long time coming for the chef, cooking and creating new and

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> symposium: UND Alumni Barb Rhode, Ganya Anderson, Peggy Stedman and Lois Dunham will give a series of lectures at Gamble Hall on “Creating Your Own Opportunities” as part of the Hultberg Lectureship series. wednesday, february 2, 2011 > information: The Study Abroad Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Loading Dock. Stop by to talk to program advisors and study abroad alumni to learn about study abroad options, opportunities and expenses. thursday, february 3, 2011

> health: UPC is hosting Michelle Garb in a presentation titled “I’m Going Mental” at 7 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. Garb is a stand-up comedian/lecturer who, after suffering bipolar disorder and learning to live with it, has been giving presentations on maintaining a sense of humor and an open mind about mental disorders. Tell us what is happening on campus >


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New spring break option SERVICE Students can earn credit traveling North Dakota and doing volunteer work.


BRIAN GENDREAU The Dakota Student

When most college students think about planning their spring break trip, the intended destination usually includes the typical party scene found in places like Cancun, Mexico or Daytona Beach, Florida. This spring break will be a bit different for a group of faculty and students participating in the Stone Soup Bus Tour. Vans will take them to three rural communities throughout the state of North Dakota for service work. “It’s a great alternative to the typical spring break,” says coordinator Lana Rakow. Two vans filled with roughly 12 students and three faculty members will disembark on their journey across the PeaceGarden state on the morning of March 14 to return on the evening of March 18. “This opportunity will give

students a chance to learn about gain one UND credit in “Service rural North Dakotan communi- and Rural Communities,” a speties,” says Rakow. “We’ve had stu- cial topic in interdisciplinary dents go nationwide during break studies. Students should expect to help out communities; why that there will be assigned readnot have them do it in their own ing to accompany their one credit back yard, while learning about adventure. It’s the goal of the tour to their state in the meantime?” meet commuSpecific members projects have It’s a great alterna- nity and underbeen arranged and thought tive to the typical stand why these certain up by the comspring break. projects are munal public important to of the three their respecintended destiLana Rakow tive communations spread throughout the coordinator, Stone Soup Bus Tour nities. A secstate of North ond goal is Dakota. “It’s also much cheaper than to share these experiences with a typical spring break trip,” Ra- anyone who couldn’t make it on kow says. “Transportation will be the trip. “It is our hope that the provided, and shelter and meals students we bring along will blog will hopefully be supplied as well or video blog during the entirety in the communities we are assist- of the trip,” says Rakow. A bit of reading and bloging.” The trip is being made possible by many local contributions ging is a small price to pay for to the Stone Soup fund, with memories that will last a lifenotably large donations from time. Applications for the tour are Bremer Bank and the Greystone due as soon as possible and are Group. Along with having a cheap- given on a first come, first serve er, more service-minded spring basis. To sign up, call the Cenbreak trip, students that join Ra- ter for Community Engagement kow and the Stone Soup Tour will at 701-777-0675 or stop by the center at 317 Cambridge Street on campus.


> Brian Gendreau is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at

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40s. But in roller derby, age is nothing but a number. “There’s a woman on one of the Fargo teams who’s 62, and she is badass,” Biel said. “She’s fast and she hits hard.” The Sugarbeaters, the traveling team of the Forx Roller Derby league, usually play teams from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, but teams exist all over the country and even abroad. Grand Forks and Fargo teams are the most wellestablished teams in the state, but teams in Williston, Jamestown, Minot and Bismarck are starting to grow. Some men’s teams are popping up as well. One exists in Fargo; it is scheduled to play another men’s team from Minneapolis. There are two types of events in roller derby: a mixer and a bout. In a mixer, there are no definite teams. Skaters from many different teams come together and play. In a bout, one team competes against another. Each bout is 60 minutes long, with a break at the 30-minute mark. The track contains two lines, one for the blockers and the other for the jammers. Four blockers from each team skate in what is called a pack. One jammer from each team must try to lap the pack as many times as they can within the timeframe. The first time a jammer passes the pack does not count, but every pass after the first scores that



jammer’s team one point. The team with the most points at the end of the bout wins. The blockers’ goal, then, is to help their jammer pass the pack and to prevent the other team’s jammer from lapping them. This can be done through distraction or physical contact. Similar to other sports, certain rules apply. The women can only use their hips and shoulders to hit; no punching, elbowing or tripping is allowed. In this sport, only the referees can wear inline skates. All team members must wear quad roller skates, plus helmets, mouth guards, elbow pads, knee pads and wrist guards. Many also wear crash pads, or padded shorts, to protect their hips and tailbones. Despite the protection, injuries are very common. One of Biel’s favorite parts of roller derby is the contrast between playing a full-contact sport and “looking girly.” Many team members enjoy dressing up, styling their hair and doing their makeup before knocking people around on the track. She also likes being active without feeling like she’s working out. “It’s something different,” Biel added. “It’s really fun.” Not only will the spectators get to see fast-paced skating and colliding at A Bout to Remember, but they also will be doing some good. Since the Forx Roller Derby is a nonprofit organization, all proceeds from the bout will go to UND’s Nonprofit Leadership Student Association, which is currently asking for donations of used formal wear to give to teenagers who might not be able to afford prom otherwise. On February 19, spectators can bring their used formal wear to the event, which includes a mixer with skaters from Minot, Bismarck, Jamestown, Fargo, Williston, Bemidji and Fergus Falls; the bout between the Sugerbeaters and the Deadwood Regulators; and even a dance-off for the children who attend. “I think everybody in Grand Forks should come to the bout and fill the Alerus Center,” Biel said. “People are really going to enjoy it.” As of now, the team has a closed practice policy (meaning that a woman must be a team member before she can attend practices) but all women are encouraged to join. All new members are required to take a minimum skills test as a safety precaution. For those who want to learn more about the Forx Roller Derby or A Bout to Remember, the league has a page on Facebook and their own web site,


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DISAGreeMent NDSU at odds with UND in proposed bill to help college cost. Governor Dalrymple’s recent budget recommendation suggests a cap on North Dakota tuition rates at 2.5 percent for all four-year universities and a freeze on tuition for twoyear colleges. A bill introduced by Representative Corey Mock and Senator Mac Schneider takes the freeze beyond two-year institutions and would see the state freeze tuition rates for four-year universities, as well. This discussion has led to some division among the state’s student leadership groups, with UND’s student government in support of the freeze and NDSU’s student leaders against it. If approved, the freeze would cost North Dakota roughly $19 million over two years. This is not money that North Dakota doesn’t have access to, as there is currently discussion to lower taxes on oil companies in western North Dakota, which has seen a recent boom of economic growth. While this growth has been a positive change for our state in the midst of the current national economic situation, we should be looking toward to the future of the state, not the current “resident” workers taking advantage of the oil boom. Because when the oil runs out, so will the money, and North Dakota will be in the same situation. A possible positive for the state is to use the money we have flowing through to improve the current educational environment that is a major draw of college students to our universities and colleges. Furthermore, the best way to get graduates to stay in-state is to give them more opportunities for successful careers in-state, but if our state’s tuition continues to rise, we won’t have the draw of affordability that North Dakota is known for. It used to be that a student could work a summer job and pay for most of the next year’s tuition, but now most students are forced to seek outside sources, some of which include scholarships, but most end up with costly loan payments after graduation, which leads to graduates seeking higher-paying jobs in larger cities—away from North Dakota. Furthermore, with students continuously racking up debt for their undergraduate and post-graduate educational careers, a freeze on the rapidly rising tuition costs certainly seems to be in the best interests of North Dakota’s student body, and this benefit is recognized by UND’s Student Government, but apparently not by the student leaders of NDSU. In a recent Forum article, NDSU’s Student Body President said that a tuition increase would be in the best interest of the students, as NDSU needs to improve its student-faculty ratio and its facilities. However, do NDSU’s specific goals have precedence over the rest of the state institutions’ student issues—the biggest of these being the rapidly rising cost of education? Another argument is that we should pay more for quality education, but were UND students in 2000 getting less of an education when they were paying only $1500 for tuition than students today? Clearly, NDSU’s student leaders are looking out for the best interests not of North Dakota, but of themselves.

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Support political liberation


HeAtHer JACKSon The Dakota Student

In the past month or two, revolutions and protests have been uprising throughout Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Gabon, Lebanon and Albania. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the street and have burned down buildings and dismantled vehicles. Governments have crumbled and unfortunately, some people have died for their cause (as I write this 100 people have died in Egypt). Snipers have been killing some of the people who are protesting. One of the most amazing things I heard is that police officers are taking off their badges and uniforms and joining the protesters. People are carrying the bodies of their loved ones through the streets. The military has conveys patrolling the situation. This is a revolution happening before our eyes. After the many failed attempts in the USA in recent years to create change through protest, I became disillusioned by this form of public organizing. However, the situation in the countries I mentioned above has instilled hope and inspiration in me. People in these countries have either been under years of repression and/or want complete change in their governments. People from all political beliefs have been standing up: people of all ages, women, socialists, centrists, liberals and so on. People have come together who have felt the same repression that has been weighing on their lives and freedom. They have decided to fight for a cause they can all be liberated with. One reporter said, “Once they have broken that barrier of fear, there is no going back.” In other words, once the Egyptians saw what hap-

pened in Tunisia, the barrier of fear was gone and they decided to fight for their lives. These protests are not like the protests in modern day USA. These are people taking risks, dying and liberating themselves. Watching the events unfold has given me chills. The repressive Egyptian president, Mubarak, put a curfew into place and people have been defying this every night since. Mubarak gave a speech on the 28th, where he stated that violent

...I cannot help but feel such inspiration from their struggle.

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protests are not the answer. Yet, under his 30 years of power, there has been extreme poverty, extreme repression and no freedom. His reign of power has laid violence out on the people of Egypt. The state of which he has power over has been producing violence against its own people, as many states do. In his speech, he stated he would call for the recognition of his own cabinet and reappoint new people for replacements. A few questions came to mind: if there hadn’t been these protests, would Mubarak have even assigned a new cabinet? Was it not for the violence that caused him to do something? And lastly, the Egyptian people do not want that. They want someone else in power, they want freedoms, and they want Mubarak to step down. They have been wanting this for years and nothing has changed. Have the protests stopped since he has been appointing new people?

As I write this article, they have not. I don’t think they will, either, until the Egyptian people get what they want. The people in Tunisia have more formal freedom than the people of Egypt. However, what they have is not good enough for them. While women in this country have access to birth control and abortion, they are still on the front lines with everyone, liberating themselves. Men are urging them to be the next president. People in Tunisia have started uprising after experiencing years of concentrated power from one individual, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. They have been rightfully angry about freedom of speech issues, unemployment, corruption, skyrocketing food prices and many other issues involving repression. These protests led to Ben Ali stepping down and fleeing the country. This is what I think the Egyptians want. As I sit at the comfort of my laptop in my apartment watching the live stream on Aljazeera, I cannot help but wonder, what is my place in this? Is it okay for me to support such a revolution when I am not there? Yes, of course it is. I know that people are dying and are injured; yet, I cannot help but feel such inspiration from their struggle. If I were involved in such a fight, would I want support from people in the world? Yes, of course. If I did not express my support for them, I would feel as though I was being apathetic and not making a decision about such an amazing cause. How could I not support such amazing acts of brilliant and brave people? This is going on in my life right now and I urge others to support their brave act of liberation.


> Heather Jackson is a columnist for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at

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A symphony of revolutions Wedding preparation > > Aaron wentz

an uprising, a revolt, the refusal of a people to submit, any longer, to the tyranny of a dictator. At the risk of death (the reported In Egypt, the events of the past week death toll broke 100 by Saturday night). have gripped the attention of the US me- Notice that the people are unarmed, yet dia. There are signals that the situation in they have, by sheer will and number, beatEgypt has a character markedly different en back government forces and defied the from the sort of sectarianism and power state of emergency such that by Sunday plays common to the coverage of events morning, police stopped patrolling the streets. in the Middle East. It is sometimes difPolice and even mil...the Egyptian ficult to conceptualize itary personnel have left their posts to people are risking world events, grant such events a context and lojoin the protesters. death on the wager cate such events within (Coptic) Churches one’s own frame of refhave opened their of liberation. erence. Sometimes it is doors to Muslims to Aaron Wentz impossible. What we protect people from the onslaughts of columnist are witnessing in Egypt is a true revolutionary government forces. opening. Beginning a People who have never been politically active are taking to few weeks ago with the events in Tunisia, wherein what started as a small group of the streets in defiance of curfews. What’s important to bear in mind here activists demanded economic reforms and is what is at stake. Egypt has been under a more open society, ended up exploding the boot heel of a dictatorship for the last into a full on revolt with the overthrow, 30 years. Officially designated for those by the people, without compromise, of a 30 years as a “state of emergency,” it is il- corrupt government, and the revolutionlegal to demonstrate in Egypt, on any sub- ary clamor has spread like wildfire through stantial scale. Thus, those who have been the Middle East. Protests in Jordan, Yemen and Lebaout in the streets have been breaking the law just protesting together. The curfews non bear witness to an emerging, regionimposed by government forces have been wide revolutionary opening. I say opening ignored. On Saturday night, protesters because the situation is open, undecided. It is impossible to tell if what has hapcamped out in a central square in Cairo. What we are witnessing is not limited pened in Tunisia will bear the same results to a particular group and their limited de- in Egypt, if such events will continue to mands; we are witnessing nothing less than explode across the Middle East, or if these The Dakota Student

protests will collapse under the weight of looting (as we are starting to see in Egypt), or splintering of solidarity across social and religious divisions. The danger, when thinking about this situation, would be to lapse into cynicism and wait for the revolt to collapse. It is important to avoid this trap. Revolutions are ugly, often bloody affairs. This does not mean they are not necessary, or worth risking the possibility of failure. To reduce what’s happening to a pragmatic evaluation of how things might turn out misses the point. The point is that the Egyptian people are risking death on the wager of liberation. Live free or die is nowhere truer in the world than it is in Egypt right now. The events in Egypt could very well determine whether such revolts will continue throughout the region. What these events illustrate, with stunning clarity, is that the ideals of the West, ideals concerning political liberation and economic emancipation, beginning with the French and continuing with the American Revolution are by no means limited to Western countries. Moreover, given the U.S.’ economic support of Mubarak’s repressive government over the past three decades, in spite of our rhetoric of democracy at home and abroad, Egypt is showing the U.S. what true democratic emancipation looks like in the 21st Century.


> Aaron Wentz is a columnist for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at aaron.wentz@

Appreciating home after traveling abroad



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Last semester, I decided to flip my life upside down and venture to the land of lefse, potatoes, fjords, rommegrot and more potatoes. It is a culture where the people greet you with a “Hei hei” and where good friends consistently express that they are “glad” in each other. A place where whale, reindeer and horse are considered the equivalent to our prime rib. And every morning, when I opened my door to walk to the American College of Norway, I saw my backyard framed by a mountain cliff laced with violet wild flowers and could hear the rushing of the waterfall a few blocks away. Having the same reaction as Judy Garland when she arrived in the Land of Oz, I knew I wasn’t in North Dakota anymore. Learning from my own shock of this unfamiliar culture, I can safely say it was the most gratifying experience that I’ve had so far in my life. Although I yearn to go back someday soon, there have been so many things that I have a new appreciation for now that I’m back home. I was told that most everyone in Norway speaks English, which was a great reassurance for me since I don’t even have a drop of Scandinavian blood in my veins to even attempt to fake it. But despite this fact, daily living was still a challenge. I felt grocery shopping was just a cruel joke God was playing on me. Resorting back to my toddler instincts, I had to read mostly by pictures and guessing. And since the idea of a super store is considered blasphemy in this country, shopping inevitably requires you to go to about five stores to acquire everything on your list. Even though there was a certain

charming quality to going to many smaller cheap in Norway. A movie ticket costs you stores, I have to admit that stepping inside approximately $20. The cheapest end hair my first Target since last summer was al- cut is $60. A beer on tap costs about $10. most a quasi-religious experience for me. Ordering out for a hamburger, fries, and a Never have I been so relieved to find my pop is a major luxury that amounts to about favorite hair product, Ziploc baggies and $25 dollars a pop. When I bought my first bottle of wine stateside a few weeks ago, peanut butter all in the same place. Peanut butter. This deserves it’s own granted I do not have high-class tastes, but space for discussion. When asked—“If I almost got a bit emotional when I only you were stuck on a deserted island, what paid $10. $6 for an evening at the cinema would you want with you?”—my answer seems ludicrous. And getting a five-pound always consists of a tent, Leonardo Di- burrito at Qdoba for the same amount just Caprio but most importantly, peanut but- makes you believe in a higher power. With all this being said, the most imter. Now, Norway is not a peanut butterless country, however their idea of the portant aspect about home that I missed product needs much improvement. First was being surrounded by people that I recof all, they have not been introduced to ognize. There was something remarkably humbling about being in a place where you the glory that is Jif and Skippy. would walk down Norway has much ...stepping inside a street and no one stricter nutrition laws than stop you to the U.S. does; however, my first Target was would say hello. Riding there are some food items almost a quasi-reli- on a train and not that artificial preservatives able to undefinitely make better. gious experience... being derstand one word And it has also become my opinion that it is okay to Emily Hill around me was surhave some products that columnist prisingly peaceful and allowed for a come in ten-gallon jars. heightened introNatural peanut butter is okay for a while, however my American spection. However, now that I am back, I taste buds desired artificial-sugared-cardi- enjoy the fact that when I walk down Uniac-arrest-amazingness. The name brand versity, I know that more than likely I’ll I bought while I was there had a pirate bump into someone I know and probably squirrel on the front of it to give it some know well. Although being a stranger in a foreign whimsy; however, don’t let that rodent fool land is an opportunity that I would enyou. Another aspect of shopping I took for courage anyone to try once, there is truly granted in the U.S. was cost. Everyone no place like home. warned me that Europe was very expensive. However, I would like to clarify this. If you go visit Norway first, everywhere else > Emily Hill is a columnist for The Dakota in the world seems like you are living the Student. She can be reached at emily.hill@ big life by comparison. There is nothing


Erin Lord

The Dakota Student

Before I was engaged, my experience with wedding preparation was limited to assisting my sisters in their big day. Partially because of familial dysfunction and partially because one sister had recently changed denominations, these experiences were not really indicative of how wedding preparation happened in the Catholic Church. I had no idea what wedding preparation really meant. We, that is my fiancé and me, make up a weird demographic for wedding couples. Definitely not traditional but not rebellious enough to forego the wedding tradition entirely, after seven years of dating, we decided to make it ‘official’ this summer. ‘Official,’ of course, meaning the exact same to us but legitimate to our Catholic families. Now, neither of us has anything against the Catholic tradition (you know, minus the antiquated viewpoints toward just about everything), but we don’t necessarily feel completely comfortable with the entire process. There are a lot of hoops to jump through, but we’re reminded that it will all be worth it on the day when “one man marries one woman during a traditional wedding ceremony.” We hardly feel a sense of entitlement that it’s okay for us to commit to one another because we have different sex organs. But, nevertheless, the Church okay’d us, and we set out to do what was necessary to get married in our Church. The first step was going to a weekend retreat. While most would think such a weekend would be horrendous, we actually kind of enjoyed ourselves. Granted, some of that enjoyment was ironic enjoyment, such as when we watched a video about natural family planning and vaginal mucus, but a lot of what we did was actually quite helpful. We learned about what makes a couple suitable for marriage (or let’s for my sake just say commitment), and the priest leading our weekend surprisingly contradicted many of the assumptions. Several of the straight-laced couples at the retreat said that marriage meant an end to spending time with friends and focusing solely on the family. The priest then interrupted this 50’s inspired diatribe and said, “Now, I don’t want the bars to start calling me and telling me that I’m making them lose all of their customers. You guys can still go out and have fun, just realize that there is more to life than just that.” If you think this is shocking, that’s nothing compared to what the priest had to say about religion. He discussed how North Dakota used to be mainly Catholic, “But thank goodness that there is more variety now.” He then spoke directly to the Catholics at the retreat and told them to lose their superiority complexes, because other denominations are just as worthwhile. He even discussed how misunderstood the Islamic religion is and that it is a shame that there is so much intolerance. Because this shocking moment of mild tolerance happened at the beginning of the weekend, I was able to let go of my qualms with the Catholic religion and just really listen to what he had to say. That being said, I am well aware that most priests are not as cool and understanding as this. People may have had vastly different experiences. I, however, was forced to check my assumptions at the door, and I was presently surprised with the religious progress I witnessed. Preparing for a wedding consists of a lot of red-tape, but fortunately one event that we thought would make the “redtape category” actually got thrown onto the “useful pile.”


> Erin Lord is the Managing Editor for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at erin.



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me to help provide students at the university with something more to do for fun in the winter-time. It gets pretty chilly here, so it would be nice if people are too busy having a good time skating to notice the cold, at least for a little while!” said Schober. So how does a student go about bringing an idea such as this to life? Schober says that he is part of Emerging Leaders, a student organization on campus and that he received a lot of support and help from the group. Other organizations responsible for the success of the event are the UND Wellness Center and the Grand Forks Park District. Late Night Skate is sponsored by Nightlife at UND which is funded by the university’s Student Government. “Late Night Skate is for hockey skaters as well as recreational skaters. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced skater or just a beginner,” commented Schober. The event seems to be successful. Although the weather was not the best last weekend, people still showed up. Barry

Wakefield, a UND student said, “I really like the fact that people are looking to provide more winter activities for students. Late Night Skate is a fantastic idea!” First-time skaters are also excited and gearing up for the event. Malith Silva, an international student at UND said, “My friends and I find the winters here next to unbearable, but having activities like this would definitely encourage us to go out into the cold and adapt to it. I’m going to go see what it’s like this weekend.” A heated warming house will be open for use when the program is in operation. Hot chocolate will also be provided. For students who have never skated before, there will be a few pairs of ice skates at the rink, offered free of charge. The skates will be from sizes 6-9. However, students should bring their own skates if they can since there are very few available at the rink. The program is also interested in organizing a Date Skate night for couples come Valentine’s Day weekend.


> Christalin Casindaer is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at christalin.casinader@und. edu


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region has to offer the best potatoes and pasta,” Gefroh said. “It would be From page a shame if we didn’t take advantage healthier recipes is one of Chef Ge- of it.” froh’s passions. As the evening was wrapping up, “My wife drove me to become UND’s dietician showed the attenda chef,” Gefroh said. When he first ing students a PowerPoint guide to came to UND over 75% of meals nutrition and dining center meals at that were being prepared were pre- UND’s dining centers and website. ordered and The Powerfrozen. Today, Every cook has tast- Point included Gefroh has step by step ed what you eat... aguide drastically reto the duced this, each They need to know newly impleday coming prowhat it is supposed mented up with a way gram, Guidto make more ing Stars. The to taste like... and more meals Greg Gefroh program en“ h o m e m a d e” executive chef, dining services ables students and fresh. to check the “Every cook has tasted what you nutritional value, by looking at the eat,” Gefroh said. “They need to amount of stars that is given for each know what it is supposed to taste like item. There are stars given for each when they create it [for students].” item provided at the dining center, Along with making the freshest from three being the highest and one possible recipes for the dining cen- the lowest. ters, Chef Gefroh also strongly proStudents took home both quality motes using local ingredients. The recipes and insight of what the dindining centers include chicken from ing centers at UND have to offer. Minnesota’s Golden Plump Farms, that produce farm-raised chicken, > Katie Bachmeier is a staff writer Dakota Growers pasta along with for The Dakota Student. She can be multiple other local resources. “This reached at


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Concert Choir for their March trip to Belgium and the Netherlands. The choir will be performing in the Association of Music in International Schools festival. The trip’s overall cost is $ 155,045. The choir has already confirmed monetary support from the Music Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, $7,500 and $10,000 respectively. Each of the 55 students traveling with the choir is expected to contribute $1,000 as well. Prior to the bill’s passage, the choir still needed to fundraise $82,545. Residence Hall Senator Nate Elness, co-author of the bill and a member of the concert choir, assured Senate they will continue to fundraise. He reported a list of alumni who participated in the choir has been compiled and efforts will be made to reach out to them for donations.


> Brandi Jewitt is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at


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CULTURE The Feast of Nations delivers entertainment and food focusing on global diversity.

Tickets for the biggest cultural event in Grand Forks are running out. The 49th annual Feast of Nations will be held on February 26 at the Alerus Center. The student-organized Feast of Nations is one of the most popular events in Grand Forks and has become widely recognized as a festival of diversity. It is an event that showcases and celebrates different cultures from around the world through performances and a delicious full-course ethnic meal. This year’s presentation includes Fubuki Daiko, a Japanese drum and flute ensemble. Their debut CD, Fubuki, received a Prairie Music Award for ‘Outstanding Instrumental Recording.’ Folklore de Mi Tierra is a Columbian dance group. They will perform traditional Columbian dances such as the Cumba, Pasadoble and Bachata. Walking Wolf dancers and singers aim to promote the cultural identity of aboriginal peoples by showcasing the talents of their culture. Paradize is a band with Caribbean influences and will bring the rhythms of the Caribbean to life at this year’s show with soca, calypso, steel pan and reggae music.Every year the event hosts international performers as well as student performers from UND. Feast of nations is a great opportunity for students to showcase their talents and gain recognition. It also allows them to contribute something to their community. “The student performances really add color and vibrancy to the show. Each time we host this event, we are amazed at the quality of their performances. They always get rave reviews from the audience, who comment that the students are just as good as the professional performances,” said the leader of the International Organization. Auditions for this year’s student performers will be held on February 11 at the River Valley Room of the Memorial Union. Tickets for Feast of Nations are available at the Services Desk of the Memorial Union. Tickets are priced at $15 for students and children and $20 for non-students. Reservations for a table of 10 will cost $250. The International Organization aims to enhance goodwill and understanding between cultures within the UND campus and the surrounding communities. IO is not just for international students at UND, but also for individuals who would like share their knowledge, culture and abilities in order to impact society. Log on to for more information.


> Christalin Casinader is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at

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“College Days” Author to visit UND is quite the deal some bartenders in downtown Grand Forks are clueless. Gilly’s is busier at night than during the day. I know this because I have common sense. Most people go to Gilly’s to dance and drink copious amounts of alcohol. Nicholas Gowan Walking to the bar is the most The Dakota Student convenient way to get there. Located at 9 N 3rd Street, the streets It was a gusty and cold night in surrounding Gilly’s are usually full the valley when four friends and I of parked cars, and if you’re going walked down the icy sidewalks of to Gilly’s, you probably shouldn’t downtown Grand Forks in search be driving. Use Cab Crawler. My of a deal. It was getting late. friend noticed a pregnant woman “What should we drink?” we who was in the bar and I thought thought. “We are cold and thirsty.” to myself, “Oh good, a responsible We were told, “ID and Student young mother is out to spend some ID, please,” as we entered Gilly’s. time with her friends. Maybe she’ll Five dollars got us a wristband and be driving everyone home.” My a green cup. “Teas, rails and taps,” friend then informed me she had we were then told. We could fill the a wristband like we did, giving her green cups for free with any of the access to the “teas, rails and taps.” given drink choices. The bar was fairly clean, water Usually I drink pop at these es- was over most of the floors in the tablishments, so I asked my friend main bar area. The line to the laMB what drink we should have dies room wasn’t for the loo but the in our green cups and she recom- mirror. mended teas. The floor I’ve found some plan is fairly After my first long drink, I Tables bartenders in... open. could mostly and booths Grand Forks are line the outtaste Coke. As it was side of the bar clueless. over an hour while a dance since the speNicholas Gowan floor and bar cial had started staff writer dominate the (College Days, interior. Charthe $5 all-youitable gaming can-drink special that only lasted and billiards are also found on lofrom 9 p.m. to midnight), seating cation. was limited. Near the middle bar During the last two weekends we found a table with just one coat of January, Gilly’s hosted their rested over a chair, so we took it. “College Days,” a $5 all-youThe lone coat was soon grabbed by can-drink spectacular. On Wild someone leaving the bar in a hurry. Wednesdays, $10 gets you about Everyone was excited to be drink- the same deal. Another special ing at Gilly’s. they offer on Thursdays is $25 for The tea hit the spot, and soon all you can eat, which also includes I had a second, third and fourth. a pound of flavored chicken limbs. The liquor taste in them was almost non-existent, but that was > Nicholas Gowan is a staff writer OK because I had important work for The Dakota Student. He can be to do in the morning. reached at The bars at Gilly’s—there are at least three of them inside—are well stocked, and the knowledgeable staff are able to concoct most drinks for you. My measuring stick for this is whether or not they can build a Caeser. Not necessarily the quality of the Caeser, but just if they have heard of it, as I’ve found

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Don’t miss the this year’s Writers Conference coming up in March! UND will be hosting nine featured authors from all over the world. The Conference will include films, presentations, readings and panels. More information can be found at undwritersconference. org.

CASTELLANOS Writers Conference featured artist to discuss work and inspiration in March.


Matthew Roy

The Dakota Student

This March will mark the 42nd year of the UND Writers Conference, where writers of all sorts come from all over to discuss the current state of literature and their writings for UND students as well as the general public. One of the authors featured this year is the scientist and writer Jim Castellanos. Castellanos has used his experience as an aviation ordinance technician in the United Space Marine Corps to become a war writer. He has also published scientific research. Castellanos was born and raised in California, but his family is from El Salvador, a country Castellanos says is “a country with a rich history of oral storytelling.” Growing up in this type setting had a profound effect on his style of writing. When I asked him how his background shaped his writing, Castellanos said, “As a child I learned a storyteller’s first loy-

alty is always to the listener; one must keep the listener engaged from the first to last sentence for fears of the listener getting up and leaving the room…I always think about this when I am writing.” Castellanos’ main scientific research has mainly focused on the immune system. At Stanford University, he worked in a lab where they focused on treatment for multiple sclerosis. The main thing he studied here was “why some multiple sclerosis patients improve and others get worse after taking interferon-beta, the staple treatment for multiple sclerosis, of which little is known.” He is also currently working at the University of Arizona studying how immune cells “talk” with one another to mount an immune system response. His scientific research can be found in the journal, Nature Medicine. Castellanos also writes about his experiences in the military, saying that his war writings are “more personal, more intimate and most importantly, because war is difficult to discuss—especially for those who have witnessed the atrocities of war firsthand—and if we ever want to heal those wounds, a dialogue must first be

opened.” Currently his war writings can be found in the anthology Veterans of War, edited by Maxine Hong Kingston. He is also working on a memoir from his time in the Iraq War. This focuses more on his transformation from a Marine to a conscientious objector. “The book revolves around the death of my roommate, Corporal Andrew Brownfield, and how his passing slowly began changing the way I saw the world, eventually leading to me become a more conscientious objector while still serving in Iraq,” Castellanos said as he described his current project. Castellanos wants his readers to remember, “Don’t be scared to ask veterans about war. The more we talk about war, the closer we get to healing the deep wounds we all carry.” Castellanos is just one of the many interesting writers to attend this year’s Writers Conference. At the conference he will be featured in the “Conflict Zone” panel as with Benjamin Back Sierra on Thursday, March 31, during the Writers Conference.


>Matthew Roy is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at

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Coach Gene Roebuck attains milestone

CONGRATS The cornerstone of women’s basketball reaches 600 victories.


Brandon Becker The Dakota Student

Gene Roebuck was hired in June of 1987 to take over the North Dakota women’s basketball program. 20 plus years later, Roebuck is still on the bench leading UND. There are a number of achievements he has racked up over his tenure at the University of North Dakota including three DII NCAA championships. But against Houston Baptist, Roebuck reached 600 wins which represents the longevity of his success at UND. It was a special day for the North Dakota coach and it helped that his team helped get win No. 600 in dominating fashion. UND walked out of the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center with a 10454 victory. It was UND’s sixth win in a row and fourth straight in conference play. Senior Corey Lof had an impressive performance recording a double-double with 18 points and 10 boards. Lof was one of four players for North Dakota who finished with 15 points or more. Despite winning the game by 50 points, it was a closely contested contest through much of the first half. North Dakota finished the half strong but with 1:42 remaining in the first half they only led by nine points. A 5-0 spurt over the final minute and a half gave UND a comfortable 14-point lead heading into the break. Both teams shot the ball startlingly well in the first half with UND at 58.1 percent and HBU at 57.1 percent. North Dakota got off to a fast start in the second half building a 21-point lead just four minutes in.

It didn’t get any better for the Huskies, as their offense stalled and was unable to buy a bucket. UND continued to shoot well, especially Carly Rothfusz, who scored 12 of her 15 points in the second half. She nailed four of seven three-point attempts for the game and added three free throws to go with it. North Dakota took advantage of 16 second half turnovers from the Huskies to run away with the game. By the 10 minute mark in the second half the game had reached laughter status, as UND owned a 72-41 lead. It was no longer a question of if Roebuck would reach win No. 600, but instead, when. By the end of the game fans were clamoring for UND to top the 100-point plateau for the first time this season. Charnise Mothershed delivered with 1:23 remaining on the clock when she nailed a three-pointer. It was a dominant performance from UND, especially in the second half where they outscored the Huskies 57-21. The win improved UND’s record to 8-11 overall and 4-0 in the Great West Conference. HBU dropped to a dismal 2-18 on the year and 0-5 against conference opponents. After the game was finished, Roebuck was honored in the middle of the court where he received a standing ovation from over 2,000 plus fans in attendance. It was a special day for the UND coach, which was made even better by his team’s play on the court. Roebuck ranks in the Top 20 in wins among all of the NCAA’s women’s basketball coaches. North Dakota will try and get win No. 601 for him this Saturday on the road against border-rival South Dakota.


>Brandon Becker is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at brandon.becker2@und. edu

Forward Megan Lauck takes a shot against Houston Baptist.

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North Dakota divides series with Mavericks DETERRED UND hits a speed bump at home in an otherwise successful season.


Tadd POwers

The Dakota Student

The North Dakota women’s hockey team extended their unbeaten streak to eight games with a win Friday night over Minnesota State Mavericks 6-3. Unfortunately, UND had their streak snapped Saturday night with a heartbreaking loss of 5-3. However, Minnesota State ended their embarrassing 15 game winless slide on the road. Since the new year, success has

been bountiful for UND. North Dakota was 6-0-1 entering their first lost in 2011. UND had defeated opponents by at least three goals or more in each of those six wins, but Coach Brian Idalkski said after the lost, “We were winning hockey games and we were putting up some goals, but by no means were we dominant and sharp from start-to-finish.” So far, this year has a been a memorable one for UND, setting program records all year round, records for assists, points, wins,and everything else in between. This year’s team is making UND history every game they play. However, North Dakota has not quite achieved elite status, being that the

opposition seems to fear North Dakota when the puck drops. There’s no doubt that they’re on their way. “This is part of the growing pains of being a mature hockey club that knows and understands how to win game-in and game-out,” Idalkski said after the lost. UND (13-7-2-0 WCHA) is only one point away from the University of Minnesota (13-7-2-1) in the WCHA standings. UND had a chance to take sole position of second place in the standings but were unable to hold their 3-1 lead against the Mavericks. Alyssa Wiebe and Ashley Furia scored two phenomenal highlight reel goals. Candace Molle scored to take the 3-1 lead. Within five minutes they saw their

lead crumble with two goals on defensive breakdowns. The next two Maverick goals were scored when Mavericks outnumbered UND players on opposing sides of the rink. North Dakota failed to pick up the rebounds and back-check. Going into in the third period, UND looked to be careless and rushing the puck. The Mavericks played an annoying neutral zone trap, which UND couldn’t break. Minnesota State scored two unanswered goals to beat the streaks, 5-3 in a heartbreak. Jocelyne Lamoureux extended her point streak to eight games with an assist on Saturday night. On Friday night she had a goal and three assists. In those eight games she ac-

cumulated an astounding stat line of nine goals and 13 assists. She now holds the record for most points in a season for UND with 42. Sister Monique Lamoureux-Kolls is one point behind at 41. UND will play an under .500 team next weekend in Columbus, taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes. It is crucial for UND to sweep the Buckeyes and six points, because the next two weeks they play the number one Wisconsin Badgers the and number two in the WCHA, Minnesota Golden Gophers to round out their regular season.


> Tadd Powers is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at

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UND denies Huskies New records set at Bergan Invite DEFENSIVE North Dakota held the explosive conference foes to under 80 points.


Joel Adrian

The Dakota Student

Thanks to draining freethrow shots and strong defense, UND was able to maintain a late game lead over conference foes Houston Baptist. With the winning score of 83-73 and Gene Roebuck attaining UND athletic immortality earlier in the day, the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center was the clear celebratory venue in Grand Forks. There was the Rodeo in town, and the constant allure of downtown festivities are attractive offers, but UND basketball was astounding this weekend. Sportscenter should have had a camera crew here this weekend filming these milestones for North Dakota.

After hosting a six game home stand, UND battled home court well enough to attain a 5-1 record in that time frame. Overall, North Dakota is now 3-1 in GWC competition. The visiting Huskies gave UND trouble in the beginning, North Dakota ballers Aaron Anderson, Josh Schuler and Brandon Brekke amassed for 46 points in the competition with 12 coming from Anderson’s free throw shooting. With 4:55 remaining in the game, Breke gave North Dakota a one point lead, while Anderson and Schuler scored the final 13 points for UND. The win is the first victory over the Huskies this season in conference play. North Dakota seemed to play with a tenacity that could have labeled them as “ball-hogs.” UND head coach Brian Jones was able to scheme together a defense that frustrated Houston Baptist. GWC Preseason Player of the Year Andrew Gonzalez scored 23 points in the game, but only sank six of 18 shots from floor. The

strong defense was able to hold the frothing huskies to scoring on 42.4 percent of their shots. Throughout the contested game, the lead was casually traded six times before ending up to favor UND. The Australian Chris Clausen scored a season high of 10 points in the victory for UND. Anderson led the team in scoring with 16 points on the court. Junior Patrick Mitchell added 11 points for North Dakota and snagged a game high of 8. In an interesting statistic, HBU out-rebounded UND 33-30, but did turn the ball over 17 times compared to UND’s 10. North Dakota returns to the court on the road against the border baddies of USD. The team will play after the women’s game, which coincidentally plays UND as well. Tip-off for the men is at 8 p.m. in Vermillion, SD.


> Joel Adrian is the Sports Editor

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MIDWEST RACE UND created new standards in school history last weekend in Iowa.


Kyle Rosseau

The Dakota Student

This past Saturday, the UND track and field teams competed at the Bill Bergan Invitational. The meet was hosted by Iowa State University. There were some familiar teams running at the meet along with some new competition. Some of the regulars included South Dakota, South Dakota State, North Dakota State and the University of Minnesota. A few of the teams UND has not competed against often were Marquette University, University of Missouri and the host school, Iowa State. Both teams only travel

to Iowa State twice during the indoor season and none during outdoor. The indoor track facility at Iowa State is an excellent place to host a meet. It boasts a fast 300 meter track, which is different than most, because many have only a 200 meter track. Even with this difference, a few athletes from UND still managed to break school records again. Hurdler Jessica Butler was able to break her own school record in the 60 hurdles. On the men’s side Josh LaBlanc destroyed his school record in the 3000 meters by 14 seconds. Last weekend at Boise State, Butler placed third in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.97. It was just fast enough to better the record. This weekend she took even more time off with an 8.87 clocking. Butler took second overall in the race just behind Whitney Carlson of NDSU who ran 8.71 seconds. UND had several other runners get top eight at the Bergan Invitational. Sophomore Paige Kuplic placed fourth in the 60 meter dash in a time of 7.98 seconds. In the 3K, Lindsay Anderson took fifth place in a time of 9:55.06 while sophomore Kristen Haas placed seventh in the 60 meter dash in 9.29 seconds. In the field events, senior Sarah Fegley took sixth place in the triple jump with a leap of 10.56 meters. As a team, the UND women finished in eighth place with 10 points. The 3,000 meter race on the men’s side had a spectacular finish with LaBlanc cruising to a third place finish overall in 8:19. Last year at this same meet, he also broke the school record for the first time, which was then 8:36. Now after only one year, it has dropped by 17 seconds. Early on in the race, LaBlanc was settled in the middle of the pack. But with four laps to go he started to kick catching three then four runners. He was closing in on a Marquette runner but didn’t have enough room, taking third place. The winner of the race was 8:17.33. Another great performance of the day was by thrower Brandon Quesenberry. He was able to place fourth out of 16 with a toss of 16.36 meters. Just like the women’s team, the men scored 10 team points to finish in eighth place. The men’s and women’s track team will compete again next weekend in Notre Dame. They will take place in the Meyo Invitational. Top teams from all over the country will be in South Bend. Also on Saturday, the team will send some athletes to North Dakota State, competing in the Bison Open.


> Kyle Rosseau is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at



Hurting in Colorado FIRST UND stands alone in WCHA standings, but Genoway injury may haunt tournament.



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Another WCHA weekend split has North Dakota looking forward to an off week. UND’s hockey team will return to Grand Forks happy with a 6-0 win Saturday, but unhappy with their 4-2 loss Friday, their third straight Friday loss, all part of their first road trip of the second half of the season against Colorado College. And with the possible loss of defenseman Chay Genoway, this weekend created more questions than answers. Genoway was lost in the second period of Friday night’s game with what is being described as a “lower body injury.” NCAA and federal regulations restrict the university from providing further details, but the senior captain had to be helped off the ice and did not return this weekend. Chay left when the team was already down 2-0, and UND could not recover from that setback, allowing CC to tally two more goals and put the game out of reach. Dakota Eveland, Alexander Krushelnyski, Jeff Collett and William Rapuzzi all scored for the Tigers. Jason Gregoire continued his impressive start to 2011 with a pair of goals to pull UND within two. His first goal was a highlight-reel goal, as the junior forward made a brilliant through-the-legs pass and finished by beating goaltender Joe Howe with a top-shelf shot. Gregoire later scored on a 3x5 breakout pass from teammate Andrew MacWilliam. Gregoire scored his second of the night and twelfth of the year on that breakaway attempt. But that comeback was ultimately thwarted by a few penalties, most notably a five-minute major created by a Mario Lamoureux contact to the head penalty. That took the wind out of their sails and they could not find the net again. The fast paced game saw CC outshoot UND 40-38, a rarity for North Dakota. Saturday, North Dakota came roaring back. Brock Nelson’s goal at 5:03 of the first period, the fifth of his freshman season, marked the first time in eight conference games that UND scored first. One goal would have been enough, as Aaron Dell (21 saves) and tight defensive play kept Colorado College (15-12-1, 9-9 WCHA) out of the way. But UND kept on the gas for five more goals. Brett Hextall scored his fourth


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of the year to open a four goal second period. For Hextall, it was his sixth career goal against the Tigers. Later, Carter Rowney followed with his third of the season. Senior Matt Frattin would end what was a four game goal drought with a hard shot from the high slot. His 21st of the year, Frattin’s power play goal put him in second in the nation in goals, behind two Niagara forwards (Brian Haczyk and Paul Zanette) with 22. Two defensemen rounded out the scoring for North Dakota. Derrick LaPoint launched a point shot that found twine to make it 5-0. And in the third, it was a special

moment for sophomore Joe Gleason, who scored his first career goal. Dell’s four shutouts this season put him fourth on the all-time single-season record. North Dakota recaptured first place in the WCHA thanks to the win because of the idle UMD and Denver. UND’s coming off week is their first of the season other than the holiday break. They will return home to host Alaska-Anchorage at the REA February 11-12.


> Timothy Boger is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at

tuesday february 1, 2011

PETER BOTTINI > The Dakota Student Guard Nicole Smart drives to the hoop last weekend. The victory over conference opponent Houston-Baptist marked head Coach Gene Roebuck’s 600th win while at the helm of the UND Women’s Basketball team.

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