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Volume 130 | Issue 31

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Ochs: Religion matters Page 4

‘God of Carnage’ production Page 7

Lamoureux twins have big series Page 10

NASA astronaut visits UND aerospace SPACE Former scientist for NASA delivers speech to UND students Friday. Joy jacobson

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“In 45 minutes you’re seeing a sunrise and the next 45 minutes you’re seeing a sunset,” Mario Runco said. A NASA astronaut and scientist, Runco gave a presentation at 10 a.m., Friday in Clifford Hall about his experiences at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Mario Runco’s presentation, titled “Observations of Planet Earth,” centered around his personal observations and beliefs as

a seven-year veteran of NASA’s astronaut program and current researcher at the same complex, where NASA’s mission control center is located. “The first thing I need to do is get you into space,” Runco said. “I myself did that with Atlantis in 1991 and Endeavour in 1993 and 1996.” The space craft on which he traveled flew at such high rates of speed that the crew circled the earth once every 90 minutes. Sunrises and sunsets are only the beginning of the sights Runco and other astronauts have the opportunity to enjoy. Positioned above a majority of the atmosphere, astronauts can see the aurora borealis — Northern Lights — below them.

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Mario Runco gave a presentation in Clifford Hall titled, “Observations of Planet Earth” Friday morning.

Greek recruitment sparks in spring

Senate to support state bill

UND’s fraternities and sororities are gearing up for their spring recruitment weeks. Students of all backgrounds are able to visit Greek houses and participate in events from barbecues to basketball tournaments.

AMNESTY N.D. House bill would protect students in drug, alcohol medical emergencies. Kaitlin Bezdicek THEDAKOTASTUDENT

For more about their efforts, turn to page 7.

Students drop like flies in calc DEFEAT Math 146 shows some of the highest fail rates in 100 level courses at UND. Sarah Erickson THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Nikki Vink, a junior at UND has taken it three times. The third time wasn’t a charm.

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“I’ve attempted to take it ... with three different professors, and each time I’ve had to drop it,” Vink said. “It’s definitely not what I expected out of a 100 level class.” Vink is an airport management major. As part of the pre-business requirements for her major, she has to complete Math 146, Applied Calculus. It's the one class she needs to complete her general studies. Vink isn’t alone. Applied Cal-

culus is a requirement for all business, aviation and pre-health students. According to the recently released UND fall 2012 grade distribution, the course had a pass rate of just above 31 percent last semester — and nearly half of the students who enrolled in the class dropped or withdrew from it. As stated in the UND academic catalog, the course is “a nonrigorous introduction to differential and integral calculus.” Topics

include limits, continuity, differentiation and integration techniques, and applications. “A majority of the people taking Applied Calculus aren’t math or science majors,” sophomore Zach Selzler, a biology and prehealth major said. “They focus more on the classes that are a part of their major, so they don’t expect calculus to take as much time and

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Senators passed a motion to support the Student Government Executive Team in lobbying efforts for State House Bill 1412. The bill increases amnesty to individuals who comply with medical professionals and law enforcement in alcohol or drug consumption medical emergencies. “This type of legislation literally saves lives,” Sen. Jennifer Vetter said. Current law protects only five individuals who are involved in a medical emergency. This bill would extend protection to any cooperating individual. It also would include amnesty from drug-related emergencies which is not incorporated in current law. In addition, the bill prohibits university systems from punishing students involved in these situations. “We’re not promoting drinking,” said Shane Gerbert, State Governmental Affairs Representative. “People are afraid to call in when something goes wrong, and we don’t want

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Dueling columns: Gun control, page 5

Classifieds, page 9

Gaspardo: Under 21 fun, page 5

St. Cloud St. steals three points, page 10

Campus briefs, page 6

Women cagers split homestand, page 10

Music review: Fiction Family, page 8

Huff buzzer-beater nets win, page 11

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students to have to worry about this.” Senate passed this motion with a 7-6 vote, but the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education is advocating against it. The board is concerned that universities may lose the ability to follow up with students in alcohol emergency situations through counseling or therapy. “To me it comes down to the rehabilitation aspect of the university,” Sen. Brett Johnson said. “I am in favor of helping all students but this infringes on the university’s ability to take care of students.” Senators also passed a bill to temporarily reallocate the duties

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ways done but by oversight we never got it done this year,” Oberg said. “The premise is to use a little funding to get your name out there to your constituents so they can get a hold of you if needed.” Other senators agreed. “This will be very helpful, especially to have a business card when you are at a student organization or just around campus so students can get a hold of us when the need to,” Vetter said. The spending measure passed unanimously. Next week, Senate will meet at 1 p.m. instead 6 p.m., because of the NFL Super Bowl. Kaitlin Bezdicek is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at kaitlin.bezdicek@ my.und.edu


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effort as it does.” Mathematics department chairman Joel Iiams credits this to the unique nature of studying math. “Many classes don’t build off one another,” he said. “It’s possible to write a paper the night before or cram for an exam. But with math, it builds off of itself.” If students don’t understand introductory concepts of calculus or the algebra, they gradually fall behind until the concepts become too hard to understand, Iiams said. The longer you put it off, the worst your understanding becomes. According to Professor Jessica Snyder — one of two instructors for the course last semester — Applied Calculus isn’t meant to be taken lightly, even though it’s a 100-level class. “Any calculus class should never be considered an easy class,” Snyder said. “It’s just the nature of the subject. You can be great with algebra, but not at the calculus part. It’s just a matter of practice.” In comparison with UND, North Dakota State University takes

a different approach to this course. to retain when you take a day off Instead of being three times a week from looking at it,” Caton said. as a three-credit course, NDSU offers Snyder agrees. Math 146 as a four-credit course that “As an instructor, I would love to meets four times a week. meet five days a week,” she said. “The However, comparing NDSU more I can be there to teach and help, and UND’s Math 146 is like com- the better. However, it’s a lot harder paring apples to oranges, according for students to fit a four-credit class to Iiams. At NDSU, students take into their schedules. both Math 146 and Math 147. “Personally, I think smaller classes “ Y o u are better. It’s wouldn’t take helpful for me I’ve attempted to take when I know our Math 146 and try to it ... with three differ- my students better, and for take NDSU’s ent professors, and my students Math 147,” Iiams said. each time I’ve had to to know me better. If we “Their 146 drop it. could offer covers differNikki Vink more sections, ent material calculus student (Applied Calsuch as more culus) would mathematical be better. modeling for biology. We don’t do that because we Unfortunately, you need the lecture don’t have a vet program (like NDSU bowl format because classes always fill up.” does).” Historically, Applied Calculus However, students and faculty members have found merit in meet- did have smaller class sizes. However, ing for Applied Calculus as often as when the aviation school started reNDSU. Sophomore Sarah Caton quiring its students to take a calculus thinks math courses should be four class for re-accreditation purposes, the class sizes were forced to increase. days a week, if not five. “It’s the kind of thing that’s hard Now, Applied Calculus can reach as

many as 200 students per section. With smaller class sizes, it’s easier for students to ask questions in class, get human feedback on their homework and understand the material. However, when there are so many students that need to take the course, the math department doesn’t have the resources to offer more and smaller classes. “We’ve been running over capacity for a couple of years now,” Iiams said. “It affects pretty much everything (in the math department). Every single office we have is filled with faculty. We can’t hire new instructors because we don’t have the room.” Those much-needed smaller class sizes are unattainable for now, he said. If the department had the resources, the changes would be made. For now, many students opt to take Applied Calculus at Lake Region State College on the Grand Forks Air Force Base, where class sizes are capped at 20 students. “About 90 percent of our students in Applied Calculus are from UND,” LRSC base director John Cowger said. “Students react very positively to the smaller class sizes we offer.” Another option for students

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concerned about Applied Calculus is taking it during the summer, when classes tend to be about 25 students. Tanner Miller, a sophomore accounting major, is currently enrolled in the class. “Math isn’t my forte, so it’s been a bit rough so far,” he said. “I’ve gone in to the tutoring center though, and that has helped a lot.” There are many resources on campus that can help students succeed in the course. The Math Learning Center in Witmer Hall offers tutoring around the clock from Sunday to Friday nights. The Student Success Center has math tutors scheduled five days a week. Residence halls have math tutoring every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night. For Snyder, the key to passing Applied Calculus is thoroughly understanding the problems assigned as homework. “There’s a big correlation between test scores and how much homework was done,” Snyder said. “It’s just a matter of practice, practice, practice.” Sarah Erickson is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at sarah.e.erickson @my.und.edu

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Runco credits the opportunities he was presented by NASA to good fortune and hard work. “I never thought myself as exceptional, I just felt very fortunate,” Runco said. “I believed in the opportunities people told me I would have. I feel I’ve done some exceptional things because I’ve had the opportunity to further the knowledge of mankind.” He says there is still plenty of knowledge out there for discovery. “I think there’s life beyond the universe,” Runco said. “We think we’re the be all and end all, but we’re just another speck of dust out there. We’ve been to the moon, so the question is: where do we go next?” According to Runco, Mars is the first choice. A mission to Mars would require two times the $14 billion-per-year budget NASA already receives. He says it’s up to our generation to make it happen, and that aerospace students at UND have a special advantage. “I didn’t go to school here, but I wish I had,” he said. Some students are already grasping their opportunity. “Several of our students have applied for the astronaut program,” said Michael Gaffey, professor of space studies. Runco’s presentation was a hit amongst Gaffey’s students. “It was a nice overview of NASA and (Runco’s) activities in space,” said UND senior Ethan Vande Wall. “It was interesting to hear about the direction in which he thinks NASA should go.” Joy Jacobson is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at joy.d.jacobson @my.und.edu

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COMMENTARY DSVIEW Classes

FAILURE Difficult required classes can stand between students and graduating with the major they desire.

According to a poll titled “The Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism,” 73 percent of Americans say they are religious. Photo courtesy of prayingmentis.blogspot.com.

Facing the world with faith BELIEF Having faith in a higher power, regardless of religion, can lead people to live better lives. Mary Ochs

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I don’t care whether you’re Buddhist or Jewish. I don’t care whether you are Lutheran or Catholic. I simply feel that it is important for people to believe in something. I am Catholic. I was raised in a Catholic family and went to a Catholic grade school and high school. My religion is part of who I am, and I am not afraid to express it. Whether you are a devoted member of a church or you simply have a desire to learn more about your faith, I believe it is important to have one. There are so many reasons why having a religion can benefit a person’s life. Having a faith or belief in something simply gives us a reason to live. When we have faith in a higher power, we tend to become better people. We want to do good in the world, make an impact and positively influence others. Take Catholicism for example: Catholics believe that it is important to always strive for heaven. We are told to treat others the way Jesus would, to have faith and do good works in the world. While the “Jesus and heaven” factor might not hold steady for other religions, the same basic concept still stands. Faith teaches us to be the best possible version of ourselves. It’s hard to believe that a higher power even exists some days. When

tragedies such as 9/11, Columbine, They never bothered to question it or genocide and war occur more and challenge it. People simply did what more frequently, we sometimes won- they were told, and made their relider if there is any type of god watch- gion a routine. ing over us. But to me, I have no Church became just a Sunday doubt that there is. morning habit that they felt obligatCircumstances like that are not ed to fulfill. That isn’t how it should a punishment or a consequence be. Religion should be something from a higher power. Situations like that you feel compelled toward. You those occur because we, as humans, should have the desire to live in your let pride, jealously or hatred get the faith and be a committed member of best of us. They are completely pre- your religion. I believe that is the best ventable and are way for us to caused by a misgrow as people. When we have faith understanding When we our life’s purcan our in a higher power, we faith,choose pose. when we tend to become bet- can choose what Some days, it makes me sad to believe and ter people. that organized we can choose religion has so how to live out Mary Ochs our lives, we are many negative staff writer better people. connotations. I am someThese compotimes concerned nents are what about the amount of rules and reg- motivate us to live our lives with purulations that a religion poses on an pose. individual as well. I feel that having In this day in age, it is so imsuch strict regulations turns some portant for us to have something to away from the faith. live for. Whether this means we are That shouldn’t be the case — one devoted members of a church or we should not turn away from some- simply believe in a higher power, we thing they believe in simply because need to have a reason behind our beof “rules.” liefs. I think this is what motivates us Religion should not be guided by to live our lives with good intent. Restrict regulatory standards; it should ligion and faith form our conscience be enough to have a faith and believe and help us to understand what is in something. Having that belief will right and wrong. naturally enforce people to be betNo matter what you believe in, ter and do good works. I believe that no matter what your faith is; the having a faith and whole-heatedly be- important component is simply that lieving in it is more important than you believe. simply going through the motions. Growing up, I saw a lot of empty Mary Ochs is a staff writer for gestures. People were raised in the The Dakota Student. She can be faith; it was just what they knew. reached at mary.ochs@my.und.edu

In the fall semester, 72 percent of students enrolled in Math 146, Applied Calculus, did not pass, either withdrawing or receiving a D or F. It doesn’t take a math major to know that having a pass rate of less than 50 percent is a bad sign in any course. The class, which has one of the higher levels of failure on campus, is on the list of required courses for students majoring in business, aviation or prehealth. These students, pursuing majors that do not rely on the regular application of calculus theories, are gathered together in lecture bowl classes with as many as 200 students. It is absolutely unreasonable for a 100-level course to prevent otherwise qualified students from graduating with a degree in their desired field. Not only does this hinder students by making their time at UND much more difficult, but it also hinders UND in its mission to provide quality education to those who are enrolled. Students who aren’t finding success on our campus will simply seek their education elsewhere — such as taking the same course at Lake Region State College. Additionally, college is expensive enough. Students don’t have the time or the money to spend on extra classes that won’t be useful to them in the longrun. Such requirements are as absurd as requiring an English major to take biology. There is no benefit in taking classes for the sake of taking classes. If UND truly wants to do a service to the students enrolled in classes here, it will do away with these cumbersome requirements. Instead, the university should work to ensure that students are equipped with the practical skills needed to succeed in their respective fields. If a business major needs to be able to calculate the risks and benefits of a specific business venture, there should be a class that incorporates those skills into its curriculum. If aviation majors need to be able to calculate the influence of wind on their flight patterns, there should be a class that teaches those types of skills specifically. And if college is — as we think it should be — a place for students to get the education they need to be successful, than administrators should do their best to see that diligent students are able to graduate and move on.

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Dueling opinions: the role of gun regulation our neighbors in Mexico where there were 11,309. Turkey ranked third in gun homicides with only 535. Canada had a mere 173 gun homicides, according to gunpolicy.org. I also compared civilian gun ownership between the U.S. and Canada. Per 100 people, there are 88.2 firearms Brandon becker THEDAKOTASTUDENT owned privately in America compared to 23.2 in Canada. Correlation doesn’t necessarily mean causation, but the evidence A common saying for those who are does point to guns playing a large role in the pro-firearms is, “guns don’t kill people, peoproblem of gun violence. ple kill people.” While it is indeed true a Another issue to consider when discussperson has to ultimately pull the trigger, it ing guns is the Second Amendment right to would be much more difficult to execute the bear arms. All I ask is for you to use logic killings of multiple individuals if guns were when considering this topic. taken out of the equation, or the gun in Yes, if you take the text at face value, it question wasn’t a semi-automatic rifle that does say we have the right to bear arms; but is capable of firing 45 rounds in a minute. should I be allowed to possess a machine On Dec. 14, 2012 a mentally ill indigun? vidual broke into Sandy Hook Elementary According to the Constitution, I should School in Connecticut and killed 20 chil— if the document is interpreted without dren and six adults. It was a tragedy, and no any consideration for the time when it was amount of words can describe how saddenpassed. When the Second Amendment was ing it was and continues to be. passed in 1791, the most common gun used Shortly after the shootings took place, was a musket. A trained solider was capable social media erupted with a debate over gun of firing off four rounds per minute and had control. President Barack Obama’s initial to re-load after each shot, according to a remarks after the tragedy called for action. piece done by infographicsonly.com on the Since then, the gun control has been poevolution of guns. liticized without real discussion about the In 2012, the most common gun used safety of human beings. was a semi-automatic. It is capable of shootShould gun control be implemented? ing off 41 more rounds per minute than a Absolutely. musket. Do you honestly believe the writers It should have been implemented long and backers of the amendment were thinkago. This isn’t some liberal agenda stuffed ing of how advanced guns would become down my throat by the media; this is look222 years later? ing at the facts and realizing that guns are a Most laws aren’t enacted with the cirlarge factor in the problem of gun violence. cumstance 200 years later in mind. GenerWashington Post writer Ezra Klein ally, we do what is best for us at the present wrote an article titled time, which is why it is “Twelve facts about This is about chang- beyond stupid for us to guns and mass shootroutinely cite the Secings in the United ing our culture and ond Amendment as if States” the day the how it views weapons, it were passed yesterday. Sandy Hook shootGun control is necings took place. In it particularly guns. essary in this day and he discussed two parage because firearms ticularly interesting Brandon Becker have advanced to a findings. staff writer point where we need to First, states with be protected from ourstricter gun control selves. laws have fewer deaths This isn’t just about mass shootings. from gun-related violence, as concluded by This is about changing our culture and how economist Richard Florida. Florida looked it views weapons — particularly guns. at a number of factors in his research. HighBecoming less obsessed with guns and er populations, more stress, more mental illthe right to own one will be beneficial for ness and more immigrants were all variables future generations. he looked at, yet none of them correlated Maybe I’m crazy, but I would feel much with more deaths from gun violence. But safer living in a world where hunting was Florida did find a suggestive correlation in done at maximum with a rifle that had to states with tougher laws on guns and gunbe manually re-load and where an averrelated deaths. age citizen couldn’t possess something that Second, more guns tend to mean more could theoretically shoot me 45 times in 60 homicide, according to the Harvard Injury seconds. Control Research Center. The number of But I’m probably just crazy. I know the gun-related homicides during 2011 in the National Rifle Association would think so. United States compared to other industrialized countries. Brandon Becker is a staff writer for According to gunpolicy.org, the U.S. The Dakota Student. He can be reached had 11,101 gun homicides, second only to at brandon.becker2@my.und.edu

PRO The framers of the constitution did not foresee the modern development of guns.

Firearms are illegal in India, but that did

CON Gun regulation does not not matter to the gunmen. A nation that is reduce the number of gun “gun-free” is really a nation that tells potential attackers they will not meet opposition related deaths and crimes.

until police forces arrive. The entire idea of a gun-free zone is laughable, if not for the danger they pose Adam christianson to citizens who find themselves within one. THEDAKOTASTUDENT Gun-free zones are no more than targetrich environments for the criminally insane. The argument is not difficult — the When a madman sees a sign banning guns only obstacle is pounding reality into the from a school, he knows that there will be minds of individuals who refuse to acknowl- hundreds of unarmed persons to attack. edge facts. Anyone who denies this is denying reality. Legislators are using recent shootings to Last summer, James Holmes walked into push through more anti-gun legislation. an Aurora, Colo., movie theater and killed There is irony in the fact that our own 12 and wounded 58. Holmes deliberately government is working to disarm its own chose that theater because of the sign on the citizens, while the Obama administration door banning guns from the facility. There recently gave Mexican were multiple thedrug cartels weapons, both larger and The only way to pre- aters, which were used to closer to his home murder both Mexican vent massacres is to that he could have and American citizens. but those get rid of gun free chosen; The only thing antheaters allowed ti-gun laws accomplish zones. guns. is to disarm law-abiding Yet another case citizens; but law-abiding Adam Christianson of the insanity of citizens are not the cause staff writer gun-free zones is the of gun violence. Almost very recent Sandy all of the firearms used Hook Elementary in violent crimes are stoSchool shooting. Adam Lanza killed his len or are bought on the black market. mother at home before entering the school One of the most foolish pieces of legisla- and killing 25 more people, the majority of tion is the assault weapons ban. It was tried them young children. Did Lanza heed the before and was a complete failure. “gun-free zone” laws there? No, and now anIn fact, the term “assault weapon” used other 26 innocent people are dead because by the media is fictitious outside of the mili- no one was able to defend themselves. tary. Civilian firearms may sometimes look The only way to prevent massacre is to like their military counterparts, but are in get rid of gun-free zones. fact totally different items. Starting in 2008, some school districts Another claim is that limiting magazine allowed their teachers to conceal and carry. capacities and ammunition will lessen the Since then, there has not been a single inciproblem of gun violence. That, again, is to- dent at those school districts involving either tally ridiculous. Anyone can spend a couple a shooter or an accidental firearm discharge. of minutes and learn to reload very quickly. Teachers do not need to be SWAT trained to In the past, when a shooter was limited by conceal and carry; they just need to be able magazine size, he/she just brought multiple to defend themselves and their students in firearms, providing the same results. the event of an emergency. Two states, KanThe belief is that more guns result in sas and Utah, currently allow permit holders more crime and violence. The facts could to carry firearms on school grounds. not be more contradictory. Take Chicago Every shooting in the U.S. with more for example: The city has been labeled “the than four casualties has occurred in a gungun-free city” due to its extremely harsh gun free zone where police responded instead of control laws. Yet it is the most crime-ridden, an armed citizen. The average number of cagun-violent city in the nation. Thirty years sualties in a shooting where police respondof statistics prove that more guns mean less ed is 14. When an armed citizen responded, crime nationwide. the average was 2.5 casualties. Great Britain, with one-fifth the populaThere are only 700,000 police officers in tion of the US, enacted a gun ban, which this country who can only respond after an has only resulted in the U.K. having nearly incident has occurred. There are more than twice the incidences of violent crime than in 80 million legal gun owners in the U.S. and America. through conceal and carry permits, they can Example after example shows that anti- prevent crimes. gun policies bring about more violence. Take As George Washington said, “A free peoMumbai, India in 2008. Ten gunmen killed ple ought to be armed.” over 150 people and wounded over 300 in After all, when seconds count, the police an attack that shut down the city for three are only minutes away. days. The Indian police were ineffective and Adam Christianson is a staff writer for with no one left in India with guns, the civilThe Dakota Student. He can be reached ian population was completely helpless. at adam.christianson@my.und.edu

GF lacks options for sub-21 crowd BORED Students lack quality opportunities to have fun without breaking the law. Sam gaspardo

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Growing up, I lived near a large city where there was plenty for people under the age of 21 to do. Until I moved to Grand Forks, I never realized how much I took

advantage of the many opportunities for my high school-self within driving distance. After living here a year and a half, I still have difficulty finding things to do. Although Grand Forks has plenty for the above-21 crowd, when it comes to college kids under that age, there isn’t much to do. I believe it is the lack of things for people in the 18-20 range that has led UND to be one of the biggest binge drinking schools in the country. If there were more alterna-

tives to drinking, more kids would stay out of trouble. One of my favorite parts about living in a big city was that there were many clubs for people to go to. Although Grand Forks has many bars/clubs downtown, none of them have 18-plus nights. If Grand Forks were to open a primarily 18-plus club, college kids would be able to take advantage of it. Additionally, it would provide an alternative to drinking and could also be used for other things — local bands could

play there or guest DJ’s, such as Pauly D, could be brought in. Another thing that my friends and I did back home was laser tag — no matter how old you are, everyone loves a good game of laser tag. We would go to a place called Pinz where, they not only had laser tag, but also a bowling alley and a giant arcade. Having something like Pinz in Grand Forks would provide students with something to do as an alternative to drinking. Local places could also plan

more activities geared at the sub21 crowd. Local coffee shops could put on open mic nights for students, the clubs downtown could have 18-plus nights and many other things could be done. If students had more fun alternatives to drinking, drinking on campus would be less of a problem. Sam Gaspardo is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at sam.gaspardo @my.und.edu


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Campus Briefs

New human rights blog launched

The UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies recently launched a blog by a former CHRGS intern “devoted to local and international human rights issues … especially with regional implications,” according to a UND press release. The Northern Plains Human Rights Blog, ran by Clarinda Solberg, also is set to cover “international issues that have local resonance.” “I really appreciated the opportunity to work on human rights as a CHRGS intern, and I wanted to continue to do something with the center,” Solberg told UND. “At the same time, I was excited about covering local issues and personalities with a human rights theme.” Solberg, now the youth programming coordinator for a community college in St. Cloud, Minn., graduated from UND last spring with a degree in international studies, focusing on African studies. According to CHRGS Director Gregory Gordon, the blog is an opportunity to spark discussion among UND students. “We have people from all over the world living in this region,” Gordon said. “What happens overseas often impacts them, and we will now have a forum to discuss those issues.”

Hultberg series scheduled for Feb. 7 As part of a 25-year-old lectureship series, four UND women alumni are scheduled to share their professional experiences starting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Gransberg Community Room in the Gorecki Alumni Center. This year’s speakers for the Hultberg Lectureship Series include Shawn Deisz, a

certified public accountant; Jules Korba, a senior business partner for Target Corp.; Terri Zimmerman, the chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Packet Digital, LLC and Amanda Bentow, a community relations officer for UND. All four are residents of North Dakota and Minnesota who graduated from UND between 1980 and 2007. The event also includes classroom visitations during the day, and a panel discussion entitled “Why You Should Write Your Future in Pencil.”

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Ward wins study abroad scholarship The UND Gilman Scholarship was recently awarded to Cole Ward, a junior majoring in criminal justice and sociology. The Gilman Scholarship Program funds awards to undergraduate students looking to study abroad in their respective fields. The funding for the program is bestowed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs under the U.S. Department of State. Ward, a native of Sisseton, S.D., will be studying the french language and culture in Caen, France. As part of the scholarship, he is required to complete a follow-up project upon his return. Ward plans to spread the word across his hometown and Native American reservation to encourage young people like himself to apply for the Gilman Scholarship in the future. “I will be doing my followup project back home because of the high Native American population,” Ward said. “It’s not that often that someone from Sisseton, S.D., let alone the reservation, leaves the state or goes to a different country, so I want to show them that the possibilities for them are endless.”

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A TASTE OF CARNAGE UND STUDENTS DIRECT ACCLAIMED PLAY The Firehall Theater, located near Central High School in downtown Grand Forks, is continuing its late night series with its rendition of the Tony Awardwinning play “God of Carnage.” The hour-long play, written by Yazmina Reza, tells the story of two 11-year-old boys who get into a fight at school, where one of them has some of his teeth knocked out by the other. The parents of the two children meet at one of their houses to discuss the situation and try to settle it, but instead end up getting drunk and arguing — much like the children they’re defending. Originally written in French and premiered in 2006, the play was later translated into English for performances in London and New York. “It’s a slow start, which makes it easier to get into character,” said actress Natasha Thomas, who starred as Veronica. “I just start out irritated and then get angrier and angrier.” The play features a small cast of only four Grand Forksbased actors. Daniel Dutot and Therese Borkenhagen play the parts of Alan and Annette and Patrick Pearson and Thomas are Michael and Veronica. Thomas and Pearson are both UND graduates and Borkenhagen, who is originally from Norway, is a graduate student in UND’s English department. Pearson and Borkenhagen

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also served as co-directors of the about Kinshasa and punch my husband.” play. Pearson says he enjoyed the They wanted to direct and perform this play because of its part when Thomas (Veronica) edgy, contemporary and clever punches him, as well as Anhumor. They had originally nette’s famous scene when she wanted to perform it on the vomits all over the coffee table main stage, but the Firehall The- and Veronica’s prized art books. ater’s board of directors thought Annette also throws Allen’s cell it would be too edgy for that au- phone into the water in the dience, which is why they used vase on the table as a result of her anger toit for the ward him for Late Night It’s something for c o n s t a n t l y Series instead. people who don’t talking on it instead of T h e normally go to live paying attenLate Night tion to her. Series is theater shows. “ T h e targeted toward Therese Borkenhagen vomit scene college UND Actor was the most technical. We students tested a lot and young professionals, rather than fami- of substances to use as vomit lies. “God of Carnage” features and ended up going with applea large amount of cursing in its sauce. We used apple juice as the dialogue as well as alcohol refer- rum,” Pearson said. According to Coudle-King, ences. “Patrick and I were talking Pearson and Borkenhagen have and we asked Kathy (Coudle- been preparing to perform King, director of the Firehall “God of Carnage” since OcTheater) if we could perform tober 2012. The low-budget, and direct it ourselves instead actor-driven play didn’t require of hiring a director, and she said much production or technology. Borkenhagen says she got so we could,” said Borkenhagen. All of the actors were very into her character at times that excited to begin preparing for she sometimes missed her cues during rehearsal. “God of Carnage.” “All of us were focusing be“I hadn’t even finished reading the script and I immediately fore going on stage and throwsaid yes,” said Thomas. “My ing out random lines in converfavorite parts are when I talk sation outside of rehearsal,” said

Pearson. Coudle-King saw the play on Broadway in New York City before rehearsal began. “I love how you tend to pull for different characters as it goes along. I pulled for Veronica first because she seems so nice and then Michael, but never for Allen, although he’s not so bad at the end,” Coudle-King said. “You see it and you think that you’ve never acted as angry and crazy as them, but you totally have.” Despite only attracting an audience of around 15 people for their first show — about half of the amount that the small theater can seat — those who attended enjoyed it. “My favorite part was when they puked,” said Grand Forks resident Tony Cooper after the play ended. “The performance was excellent and very funny when it was supposed to be.” The next performance of “God of Carnage” will take place on Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. in the Firehall Theater. Tickets are $18 and children are not allowed to attend. “The show is just one big, destructive scene. It’s something for people who don’t normally go to live theater shows, for them to get acquainted,” said Borkenhagen. “It’s definitely one of my favorite contemporary plays.”

Jaye Millspaugh is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at jaye.millspaugh.2@ my.und.edu

Greek traditions give UND students character

GREEK Sororities recruiting this semester look to donate via philanthropies.

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Greek organizations, such as Pi Beta Phi, are active in their communities and hold events to benefit them.

Greek Life has been a part of UND student life since 1908, giving those that join a unique opportunity to get involved on campus and be apart of organizations that focus on a greater good. “The first Greek-lettered fraternities at UND were Sigma Chi and Phi Delta Theta,” Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life Alyssa Walker said. “Phi Delta Theta began as the Varsity Bachelor’s Club student organization in 1902. It built the first chapter house on campus and eventually became Phi Delta Theta in 1913.” Sigma Chi started as the Bungloo Club in 1904 and received its charter to become part of the Sigma Chi National Fraternity in 1908. “The first sororities on cam-

pus were Kappa Alpha Theta and Alpha Phi in 1911,” Walker said. “Alpha Phi started as the Phi Kappa Chi club, which was a group of women interested in the true spirit of fellowship.” Today, UND is home to 12 fraternities and six sororities. Greek Life history on campus is rich and, for the alumni that come to visit, full of memories and traditions that have been passed down for many generations. An alumnus of UND’s Kappa Alpha Theta, Walker was already very familiar with the Greek system when she graduated from UND in May of 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. For the past year and a half, she has worked to strengthen the ties be-

tween the Greek community and the university. “It is so thrilling to get the opportunity to work for a university that I truly love and a Greek community which so many of my most cherished memories are associated,” Walker said. This semester, Greek life has many events to look forward to. Spring Recruitment kicked off with a Meet and Greet event Jan. 28, which could add more students to the total number of Greek students, amounting to nine percent of UND’s student body at the end of last semester. “In total, there are about 1,050 members of fraternities and sororities at UND,” Walker said.

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Fiction Family’s songs seem to range from the “sit back and relax” sound to the “jam out on one of those long, boring drives home” type of music. The band is the cross-genre collaboration between Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman and Nickel Creek guitarist Sean Watkins. The band’s sophomore album, “Fiction Family Reunion,” is available today. Fiction Family has a song for every mood, and “crosses ef-

fortlessly between sunny, upbeat rock and full folk flavor, with plenty of country twang jams in between,” according to a Big Hassle Media press release. The press release also mentions Watkins’ “Damaged” features the first full-on electric solo of the guitarist’s Grammy Award-winning career. While this sound is much different than “Reunion’s” other songs, it still retains that down-home twang-type sound. Fiction Family’s lyrics are catchy and, more often than not, something I would find myself

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tar differences in “Damaged,” the beginning of “God-Badge” sounds like the start of a lullaby, and the calming melodies of the whole song could make it so.

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Alpha Chi Omega and Pi Beta Phi are the sororities recruiting this spring. For any women interested in Greek life and sororities, the week will be full of exciting events and opportunities to learn about the chapters and their history. As for fraternities, all 12 are participating and each chapter has a list of events for the week that are open to men on campus interested in joining a chapter. Spring recruitment is free of any fees. “Anyone who is a student at UND can participate in recruitment,” Walker said. “It doesn’t matter if you are a first-year freshman or a super-senior, all students are welcome and encouraged to participate.” All of the houses will host their annual philanthropies this semester as well. A philanthropy is an event used to raise money for a special cause. Each house is unique in what cause it supports. For example, Delta Gamma hosts various events every year to raise money for Grand Forks’ School for the Blind. Events range from all types of feeds — ice cream, grilled cheese, pancake, spaghetti and nacho — to softball tournaments, boot hockey tournaments and even camp-outs. “Mostly all of the philanthropic events are open to the public, so feel free to come check them out,” Walker said. “All money goes to great causes and many of the funds will benefit the

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and, cheesy as it may sound, make you think about what the band is actually trying to say and the meanings that are hidden in these songs. Unlike many pop acts on the Billboard charts these days, Fiction Family seems to actually put some effort into their lyrics and what they’re singing. As appealing as Foreman’s voice is, it’s hard to decide which is better — that or the music styling of Watkins. In some ways, the band sounds like one out of some small podunk town that got lucky and made it big, especially during

“Just Rob Me.” They have a fun sound about them, and the music will make you smile. Fiction Family began collaboration in 2005 and has a notably different sound to it than either Switchfoot or Nickel Creek. Whatever it is they’re doing, it works. Fiction Family’s down home, barn dance sounds will definitely take over the speakers of my car the next time I have to drive back home. Maybe eventually I’ll even learn the lyrics. Jordan Rodgers is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at jordan.rodgers@ my.und.edu

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North Dakota outworked by St. Cloud OFFENSE UND struggles to put pucks in the net as the four game winless streak continues. Elizabeth Erickson THEDAKOTASTUDENT

UND sophomore forward Michael Parks leaves the ice during Friday night’s 3-1 loss to the Huskies. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura.

UND topples Husky women SWEEP North Dakota plays strong behind a big weekend from the Lamoureux twins. Elizabeth Erickson THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Moving one step closer in the race to claim home ice in the WCHA playoffs, the North Dakota women’s hockey team succeeded in claiming all four points in last weekend’s sweep over the St. Cloud State Huskies. A blowout 6-2 victory Friday night paved the way for an easy 3-0 shutout over the Huskies in a successful series for the Green and White. “Huge points out there for us to get every weekend,” UND coach Brian Idalski said. “We talk about the playoff atmosphere and that we need to win a lot of hockey games down the stretch. We did a solid job — especially in the third period — of being disciplined, getting pucks deep and being good on the breakout. It was good to see the club buying into that.” Recently being named the team’s starting goaltender, freshman Shelby Amsley-Benzie earned her second career shutout on Saturday after a stellar performance in the previous series. “I thought she played extremely well,” Idalski said. “We didn't

necessarily come out with a lot of hop. I thought St. Cloud State had a couple great opportunities off of some turnovers early and Shelby may go unnoticed overall, but she kept us in there until we got our legs going and we were able to play with the lead. “Great confidence booster for her and you can see that the team is really starting to gel in front of her and has confidence in her back there. It is all coming together.” Meghan Dufault scored UND’s first goal of the game near the end of the first period Saturday night, shooting at a wide-open net at 15 minutes 34 seconds assisted by Jocelyne Lamoureux. Jocelyne Lamoureux would extend the team’s lead in the second period with a shorthanded goal, in addition to a power play goal by Josefine Jakobsen in the third. “Special teams has been fantastic here the past few weeks,” Idalski said. “That is a great sign down the stretch.” Friday night, Monique Lamoureux erased a nine-game scoreless streak en route to a hat trick, including her 100th collegiate goal. After opening scoring early in the first on a power play opportunity, Monique Lamoureux tailed two more goals to her total, in addition to an assist, for a four-point game.

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After what seemed to be its worst performance all season in a 3-1 loss Friday evening to St. Cloud State, all North Dakota needed to do Saturday was play a better hockey game. Saturday night, North Dakota managed 15 shots on net in the opening period alone — five times the shots it had in Friday night’s flat first period. Despite outplaying the Huskies for the majority of the game, the Green and White were forced to skate away with a 2-2 tie. “It definitely stings,” senior forward Danny Kristo said. “I thought we deserved a better outcome. I thought we outplayed them all three periods. That’s just the way it goes sometimes, but this one definitely hurts.” Kristo found himself among a

rearrangement of lines — a statement of trying something new to try and create a spark of momentum for the team. Although he remained alongside top forward Corban Knight, the new set of skaters were forced to construct chemistry. “It’s definitely different,” Kristo said. “We play such a unique style — so fast and can really take defensemen wide. I’m not sure if it’s going to stay or not, but I thought we were good tonight. I thought we played hard. With a little adjustment, I went to the left side, but I think we’re just a bounce away right now. “Obviously (Friday) night was unacceptable. I wish we played like we did tonight. On this next stretch, we pretty much have to play desperate hockey.” But UND coach Dave Hakstol looked past the adjustments and instead saw an increase in the team’s overall effort. “The biggest chance was our intensity and effort for the entire 65 minutes,” Hakstol said. “And if you play the game that hard, regardless of what line combos or ‘D’ pairs are — if you play that hard night in and night out, you’re go-

ing to win the majority of hockey games that we play.” Although a victory was closely anticipated, the Huskies came back Saturday, ready to take it all. The first strike came early in the game as St. Cloud’s Ben Hanowski sniped a goal from the corner after a bounce off the end wall past UND goaltender Clarke Saunders to claim the early lead. North Dakota responded, shorthanded, as a rush down the ice allowed Knight to steal the puck from behind the net and send a pass to Kristo at the top of the crease. While skating down the slot, Kristo put in an easy goal for North Dakota at 5:02 to tie the teams, 1-1. “I think if you look at our game last night, we couldn’t break the puck out. We couldn’t establish the forecheck, couldn’t catch a pass, make a pass,” Kristo said. “Kind of were on our heels tonight. I think it was kind of the opposite. I thought we were taking it to them and outshot them all three periods, but I just thought that was the difference. We just played our game.”

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Homestand ends in split DRAW North Dakota comes a way with a loss and a win to end its homestand. Mariah Holland THEDAKOTASTUDENT

The North Dakota women’s basketball team split games with two conference opponents this past Thursday and Saturday in Grand Forks. UND lost the first at the hands of Sacramento State and won the second against Northern Arizona. The team has had struggles in the conference this season, but players have been stepping up throughout the year and underclassman Emily Evers has really started to step up recently. UND’s first game of the week was Thursday night against Sacramento State. Evers got the game going as she won the opening tip — allowing North Dakota to claim the lead on the scoreboard. Evers also led the scoring for UND with 18 points with teammate Megan Lauck right behind her, tallying 16 total points. Sacramento came back with full pressure on UND’s offense which hindered North Dakota at times throughout the game. There were quite a few players for UND who made three-point shots to help the scoring continue, but Sacramento State was on North Dakota’s heels. Sacramento was able to get the lead going into halftime, but UND came back scoring seven straight points in the first four minutes. The scoring went back and

North Dakota junior guard Madi Buck (13) rained 16 points on Northern Arizona Saturday in Grand Forks. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura.

forth between the two teams throughout the last ten minutes of the game. UND managed to stay close in the last few minutes, but Sacramento secured the last two points before time ran out. Sacramento State beat UND 79-77 and dropped UND’s record to 2-7 in the Big Sky and 7-11 overall. “We did a pretty good job up until about the last about 10 seconds. We got a little frantic out there

and things, but that happens,” said UND coach Travis Brewster. “To have a chance to get ourselves back in the ball game to go to OT — you know what, that’s great. But again, we’ve got to be ready to roll.”

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The UND men’s basketball team ended its west coast trip with a two-game split after falling to Sacramento State 67-58 Thursday night and narrowly beating Northern Arizona 81-79 Saturday afternoon. A second-half surge by the Hornets pushed them past UND as Sacramento State proved itself against the Green and White. At halftime, the score was tied at 30-30; however, a hot second half helped Sacramento State outscore North Dakota 37 to 28 to

garner its fourth conference win of the season. Headed into Thursday night’s game in Sacramento, UND came off two great offensive performances but couldn’t find a way to extend that to the West Coast. The Hornets bested North Dakota in the field — making 45.5 percent of their attempts while UND struggled to score, shooting just 37.3 percent. Sac State also netted 50 percent of its three-point attempts while the Green and White shot just 36 percent from behind the arc. Junior guard Troy Huff was a bright spot in an otherwise dismal evening. Huff had 24 points on the night while junior guard Aaron Anderson contributed 14 points to the effort. In the sluggish offensive performance, no other North Dakota players reached double figures. Huff also led UND in rebounds after

pulling nine down off of the boards while senior center Mitch Wilmer contributed five. Junior guard Jamal Webb had three steals and dished out three assists in UND’s fizzled offensive attack.

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North Dakota was able to salvage its voyage to the western reaches of the Big Sky Conference with a close win over Northern Arizona University thanks in part to a season best performance by Huff. With just three seconds remaining in regulation, Huff had a dramatic rebound and basket off of a missed jumper by sophomore guard Lenny Antwi that gave UND the lead, with not enough time remaining for the Lumberjacks to answer back. “It was an amazing game,” said Huff on his dramatic end to the game. “We definitely needed this

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Twin sister Jocelyne Lamoueux also collected a standout performance in the form of one goal and three assists, earning her 253 career points and moving within 10 points of the WCHA’s all-time leading point scorer. However, the team’s focus was still on limiting each opponent’s op-

one for the split on the road, and it was a squeak but we’ll take it any way we can get it.” Huff had a season high 26 points as he helped the Green and White overcome a major 22-point deficit in the first half. NAU started off the first half too hot for UND to handle as Lumberjack senior Gabe Rogers led his squad to a 34-12 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game before going on to score 35. Showing a lot of heart, North Dakota kicked its offensive game into gear for a strong 24-13 run to close out the first half. That performance carried into the second half as UND outshot the Lumberjacks in the field 63 to 42.9 percent while several UND players turned in big offensive games. Junior guard Josh Schuler had 13 points while Mitch Wilmer added 10, to ensure that UND’s offensive woes wouldn’t carry into the game

from Thursday night at Sacramento State. With the split games, North Dakota saw its record and Big Sky Conference contention remain at the same mark after last week’s results. At 5-5 in the Sky (8-11 overall), UND is seated in fourth place behind Montana (9-0), Weber State (8-1) and Montana State (5-4) and is just one of four teams at or above the .500 mark in the conference. Weber State will visit Grand Forks on Jan. 31 for a matchup that will be a must win for UND if it wants to remain a contender in the conference. Opening tip against the Wildcats is slated for 7 p.m., Thursday.

portunities and constructing strong special teams. “The power play has been very good here the last couple of weeks and they were the same,” Idalski said. “The penalty-kill was also good, I don't know if it was as sharp as last weekend, though, as I think there was times when we were a little bit sloppy. We again, though, are giving them way too many opportunities. Giving them three fiveon-three opportunities is a little bit ridiculous and it needs to be better.” While St. Cloud was able to capitalize on a few chances, UND’s defensive block on the net put up a solid performance. Michelle Karvinen and Sam LaShomb also put pucks to the net while multiple others clanked off the pipe to give UND an evident edge in outshooting the Huskies. But a victory was all that was needed for North Dakota in a tough road battle for crucial points. “I thought for being on the road, we accomplished what we wanted to do to have a good start and play with the lead,” Idalski said. “We were able to do that tonight and get a tough win on the road.”

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But it wasn’t finished yet. After failing to earn any points Friday night to continue his highly regarded point streak, Knight’s drive on Saturday paved an opportunity for success. On a five-on-four advantage, UND kept the puck in its offensive zone for the entirety of a St. Cloud penalty — wearing down the Huskies’ defense. North Dakota capitalized on what would become Knight’s 12th goal of the season as he handled the puck at the top of the circle and shot a clean shot past St. Cloud goaltender Ryan Faragher to steal the lead. With a one-goal deficit separating it from a chance to claim all four points from the series, St. Cloud pushed ahead for a shot at a victory. A delayed penalty on UND resulted in an extra skater for the Huskies. Despite several opportunities to touch the puck, North Dakota instead witnessed Hanowski score his second goal of the night, tying the teams once again. As the clock ran down, the teams were sent to overtime — only to end in a brutal tie. “Several different feelings,” Hakstol said. “We’re disappointed to come out of the weekend with one point — yet in terms of our team, and our team play and the performance and effort that we put out there tonight — I think we feel good about that. But to come away with one point, it’s hard to feel good about anything.” Sitting atop the WCHA standings, St. Cloud’s persistence proved to be a difficult adversity for North Dakota to overcome. In the remaining weeks, UND will face some of its top opponents in hopes of becoming a better hockey team. “The reality of the stretch is we play good teams week in and week out,” Hakstol said. “Our schedule is very difficult. That’s going to make us better. It’s going to stress us, and it’s going to make points harder to come by, but it will make us better. We became a better team this weekend, but we didn’t walk away with the number of points that we wanted.” Elizabeth Erickson is the web editor of The Dakota Student. She can be reached at elizabeth.e.erickson@my.und.edu


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than Thursday’s game. Madi Buck was a big factor for the Green and White, dropping 16 on the Lumberjacks. Fellow teammates Megan Lauck and Nicole Smart followed Buck — each with 11 points in the contest. The game started out with UND scoring early and continuing to rack up points throughout the game. North Dakota looked to be more confident as they pushed

Tuesday January 29, 2013 through to score and keep the pressure on the Lumberjacks the whole game. UND went into halftime with a commanding 41-17 lead. The second half started out slow for UND. Northern Arizona started a comeback with a stronger looking second half, but UND kept the lead throughout the rest of the game. Every player on North Dakota’s roster that saw playing time registered at least one point. UND ended up taking the game 70-50 along with its third conference win

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of the season, moving its record to 3-7 in the Big Sky and 8-11 overall. UND’s next games will be on

Thursday at Weber State in Ogden, Utah before they take on Idaho State on Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho.

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