THEDAKOTASTUDENT Friday September 7, 2012
Volume 130 | Issue 4
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Furlong: Still petitioning? Really? Page 5
Art collection opens downtown Page 7
Volleyball wins two Page 10
4 UND students tried on federal charges SYNTHETIC Students linked to the deaths of two teenagers this summer. Zack schuster
It only took hours from the time four UND students were placed under arrest Sept. 4, to when federal officials brought them into court, charging them with conspiracy to distribute drugs. The students, who all entered pleas of not guilty, are Casey Rosen, 23; Peter Hoistad, 22; Allyson DeSantos, 22 and Steven Bucher, in his early 20s. Their trial is set for Nov. 6 in Fargo. Their case is the latest in a growing series of federal prosecutions of people allegedly involved in the creation and distribution of a batch of drugs that led to the death of two high school students and the hospitalization of at least
Peter Hoistad (left) and Casey Rosen (right), two of the UND students charged federally with conspiracy to distribute drugs.
five others. Citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a federal law that protects students from having any part or the whole of their education records involuntarily disclosed, UND spokesperson Peter Johnson declined to comment on any specifics of the situation, including whether the
university was assisting Grand Forks police in their investigation. “As a general rule, whenever we are asked by the Grand Forks Police Department for help, we try to assist them,” Johnson said. “The same is true of the GFPD when we ask for their help.” “We have a very good partnership with the GFPD.”
The beginning On June 14, in connection to the drug-induced death of 18-yearold Christian Bjerk and then-coma of 17-year-old Elijah Stai, as well as several other hospitalizations due to drug overdoses, Grand Forks police arrested 22-year-old former UND student Andrew Spofford after searching Spofford’s rented home on 4th Avenue North. Bjerk died June 11 in Grand Forks; Stai, who went into a coma June 13 in East Grand Forks, died two days later in Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Autopsies determined that Bjerk and Stai died as a result of ingesting synthetic, hallucinogenic drugs. The drugs were part of the same batch, which was allegedly cooked by Spofford. When he was arrested, Spofford reportedly told police that he was a “hobby chemist.” Affidavits filed by state investigators claimed that Spofford said he cooked synthetic hallucinogens with chemicals he ordered from Europe. David Pierce, chairman of the
UND chemistry department, told the Associated Press that cooking the drugs in this way allowed him to “bypass many steps he may not have had the knowledge or tools to make.” Distributors Eighteen-year-oldAdam Budge, a friend of Spofford, was arrested within the next week and charged with the third-degree murder of Stai. Grand Forks police investigator Steve Gilpinthat told the Grand Forks Herald that Budge had “smoked dope” with Spofford and fielded offers from Spofford to cook acid for $4,000 a month. Budge allegedly either received or stole drugs from Spofford and distributed them to Stai and his friends. One of Stai’s friends, a 15-year-old boy named “C.J.”, was also hospitalized due to hallucinatory behavior. On Aug. 31, 18-year-old Wesley Sweeney pleaded guilty
Night Life no more Aviation reaffirmed EVENTS Student Government votes to shut down five-year-old organization. Zack schuster
The first weekend of the school year was the last weekend for the UND campus to host events planned by Night Life. Student Senate voted Aug. 26 to pass a bill reassigning the student organization’s budget of $32,500 to the University Programming Council, effectively discontinuing Night Life for good. UPC, which is part of Student Government, will create a new line item in its budget called Weekend Programming to account for the council’s new responsibilities. The bill, authored by Student Body President Logan Fletcher, cited the need for Senate to spend “effectively and efficiently,” as well as the extra work that the Health & Wellness Education office, which had served as the parent organization for Night Life, was putting into planning Night Life events. Fletcher told the Dakota Student that there were concerns the extra work was distracting Health & Wellness from its mission. “After a lot of conversations
over the summer with Health & Wellness and UPC, we realized it just didn’t make sense where it was,” Fletcher said. “The staff in Health & Wellness that had been running Night Life never had that as part of their job description.” Created in March 2007, Night Life was intended to “[provide] an alternative to substance abuse,” according to the organization’s official description. From 9 p.m. to midnight every non-holiday Friday and Saturday during the school year, the organization hosted events at the Memorial Union and Health & Wellness Center. Events included movies, food and grocery bingo; attendance was consistently between 200 and 300 people, with spikes around big events like Welcome Weekend. Night Life often planned events with UPC, because of the two groups’ overlap in missions. Because of a previous funding allocation made by Student Government in the spring semester, the student workers who were the Night Life Lead and Night Life Assistant will remain on Health & Wellness’ staff. These workers will be focused toward event planning for Health & Wellness.
AEROSPACE Accreditation board re-ups UND programs. Jaye Millspaugh THEDAKOTASTUDENT
UND’s commercial aviation and air traffic control divisions, both parts of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, recently received their
five-year re-affirmation for accreditation by the Aviation Accreditation Board International. AABI is a nonprofit organization that governs the accreditation of aerospace programs in higher-education institutions worldwide. Elizabeth Bjerke, an associate professor of aviation, said that re-affirmation is a way for the programs to review the curriculum, students, facilities and
faculty to make sure they are producing quality graduates. “The process involves turning in an application two years before it’s due, followed by a self-study where we review the whole curriculum and finally a review on-site team stops by for a few days to interview students and faculty,” Bjerke said.
Hardrockers not so tough
A 66-0 rout of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology gave UND a 1-0 start to their season. Turn to page 10 for more coverage.
Child injury study, page 2
Summer Set Festival, page 8
Christianson: watch corn prices, page 4
Classic car club, page 9
Correa: Five movies you should have, page 5
Football coasts to an easy win, page 10
Dakota Texbook, page 6
UND-Portland State preview, page 11
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Study focuses on injury STAFF REPORT
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A UND master’s student partnered with local nonprofit organization Safe Kids Grand Forks, as well as its lead agency, Altru Health System, recently released a 10-year chart review of sports-related youth injuries. Tom Schuch, a master’s degree student in kinesiology, headed the committee that produced the report, which included Dennis Caine, his advisor, and Carma
Hanson, the Safe Kids Grand Forks coordinator. “No such study of its kind has been done in Grand Forks, looking specifically at pediatric sports and recreational injury,” Schuch said. “I wanted to see if youth in Grand Forks were affected by injury in the same way kids in the rest of the nation are affected.” Schuch said since the focus was on injuries reported to the Altru hospital emergency room, the data could not determine if the number of sports and recreation injuries has increased or decreased over the 10-
year period studied. The study was able to provide a “snapshot” of the occurrence of more serious injuries, as well as an estimate of fatal injuries expected to be brought to the Altru emergency room. The study found that bicycle injuries were most common, especially among children under 14 years of age, according to Schuch. To read more about the study, go to http://www2.und.edu/our/ uletter/?p=31888.
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in federal court to conspiracy to distribute drugs that resulted in death — specifically, the death of Bjerk. Days before, 24-year-old William Fox, who had lived with Spofford at their rented house on 2200 4th Avenue North, confessed to distributing the drugs allegedly cooked by Spofford. Fox’s sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 20; Sweeney’s sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 26. Barring a plea deal for Sweeney, both face decades of prison time. Spofford’s state and federal hearings On Aug. 6, about two hours before Spofford’s preliminary hearing in Grand Forks court, Tom Falck, the assistant state’s attorney for Grand Forks County, was informed that a federal grand jury was indicting Spofford. An hour before the hearing, the same information reached Ted Sanford, Spofford’s defense attorney. As a result of the federal indictment, Falck moved to dismiss the state-level charges against Spofford. Afterward,
According to the AABI, accreditation ensures that professional programs achieve and maintain a certain level of integrity, academic performance, and quality that the educational communities they serve will be confident in. Once a program earns accreditation, it maintains it for the next five years. UND’s aerospace program, consistently touted as one of the best in the nation, currently has over 500 faculty and staff members, approximately 1,500 students from around the world and the world’s largest non-military fleet of aircraft. The programs, which were first accredited back in 1992 when AABI was formed, have been re-affirmed for accreditation every five years since. For the third re-affirmation cycle in a row, UND was not required to file an interim report for its programs, meaning that AABI did not consider the programs to have any problems meeting accreditation criteria. As part of changes made around the last time UND’s programs were
Andrew Spofford has not yet entered a plea. He is charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs and five other charges.
federal officials moved Spofford to Fargo, where he faced his first federal hearing the next day. Spofford has yet to enter a plea. His grand jury indictment, recently unsealed, reveals that he faces a litany of federal charges, including conspiracy to distribute drugs and five new charges that the drugs he allegedly made and distributed led to the deaths of Bjerk and Stai and “serious bodily injury” of others. He was arraigned for the new charges Tuesday. Zack Schuster is the News Editor for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at zachary.schuster@ my.und.edu
re-affirmed for accreditation, the ATC program accreditation was changed from Aviation Studies to Air Traffic Control, according to Kent Lovelace, chairperson for the UND Aviation Department. The change was spurred by the growing number of campuses that were seeking Air Traffic Control as an accreditation, Lovelace said. AABI also changed their evaluation criteria from curriculumbased to outcome-based. Instead of focusing on the length and materials in the course, the organization compares what students have learned to the institution’s learning goals. “It’s a positive in that you end up with a better product,” Lovelace said. “It’s difficult in that it puts more work on the staff and faculty.” Majors offered include air traffic control, airport management, aviation management, aviation technology management, flight education, commercial aviation for both fixed-wing airplanes and helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicle operations.
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Friday September 7, 2012
COMMENTARY DSVIEW [KEISUKE YOSHIMURA] THEDAKOTASTUDENT
RELIGION Tom Short will be making an appearance at UND and blazing a path for free speech on campus.
Greater Grand Forks community members buy local homegrown fruits and vegetables from the Town Square Farmer’s Market. The market is held every Saturday in downtown Grand Forks until Sept. 29.
Crop prices will drive up costs on corn-based products a corn-based resin known as polylactic acid. As the price of corn rises, so does THEDAKOTASTUDENT the cost of PLA, which is now even As fuel prices near $4 per gallon, being used in automobile production you may also notice that horrible pain and in some types of clothing fabric. in your wallet region every time you That five percent grocery bill increase pull up to the fuel pump. However, will be amplified by the rise in costs of fuel is just one facet of the looming plastic products used in everyday life money crunch. While fuel may cur- — including your car. M a n y rently be the most A m ns apparent inflated Corn is used in virtu- knowe r i c ahow commodity, keep ally all modern prod- i m p o r t a n t your eyes on corn has prices. Corn is ucts including food, ethanol become to our used in virtually all plastics and fuel. nation’s fuel modern products supply. Most including food, grades Adam Christianson fuel plastics and fuel. contain apThis summer’s columnist proximately 10 weather left over percent etha50 percent of the U.S. in a severe drought, including the nol, and E-85 contains approximately majority of the Corn Belt region. With 85 percent. Because ethanol is a corn-based corn being a staple crop, the drought product, its price may spike due to the is predicted to cause a massive increase drought, further driving up gasoline in the price per bushel of corn. Acand bio-diesel prices. cording to the USDA, corn prices per These concerns have prompted bushel could reach nearly $9 — a new some government officials to begin record — which means the price of weighing the consequences of susyour grocery bill will increase nearly pending the ethanol fuel mandate five percent. In addition to the cost of everyday temporarily in order to help lower the groceries, on-campus meal plan costs rising corn prices. Currently, the EPA mandates that across the country may also rise in the gasoline should contain at least some coming year. ethanol. Despite mounting pressure This means the overall cost to atfrom concerned officials and farmers, tend higher education will continue to the EPA is unlikely to suspend the grow as food prices skyrocket. ethanol mandate. “Those with current meal plans If you have stuck with me this far, can relax,” Elizabeth Polsdofer from you may be a little freaked out. The law Iowa State Daily said. “The current of supply and demand is in full swing meal plan is not affected by the increase around the country and the product in pricing.” Pay particular attention to prices in many markets are skyrocketthe upcoming academic year in order ing. In the midst of all this, there are to see the full effects of the drought on some ways to save a buck or two. UND campus meal plans. With the huge spike in corn comes While a five percent increase on a the increased cost of raising cattle. grocery bill doesn’t sound all that bad, “Cattle farmers in several states have don’t forget corn is a key ingredient in already started selling off or culling many different plastics such as bottles cattle because the drought has ruined and bags. Chances are that many of the grass for grazing,” New York Times plastic products you see contain PLA,
writer Annie Lowrey said. “The price for corn feed has skyrocketed.” Feed cost increases mean that meat prices may temporarily dip in late summer and fall which should be an indication to consumers, like you, to stock up on beef beforehand. During a meat price slump, take the precaution of buying and freezing more beef for later use as prices will likely rise again near the end of the year. If you want another way to save a few dollars, buy food in bulk and share the excess with your friends. Stores like Sam’s Club and Walmart have made this shopping style a specialty. You’ll be thankful later when rent is due and funds are low. Also, carpool. That may seem obvious, but it saves the US economy approximately $1.1 billion annually — and some of those dollars can be yours. As a student myself, making the short trips from my apartment to a student parking lot kills my fuel mileage, especially because I drive a truck. While UND provides a very good shuttle service, the routes don’t always work with every student’s schedule — like mine. Luckily, in recent years the university has installed a number of bike racks to facilitate students in their efforts to get to class on time. If you don’t have a bike, you can always walk. It takes me approximately eight minutes to walk across campus to any of my classes. While that doesn’t include the nine miles to the airport for aviation students, avoiding driving as much as possible will be more than worth it. Since drought has devastated the agricultural community nationwide, consumers and farmers will need to dig deep to stay afloat. The full effects of this summer’s drought are yet to be fully realized as concerns grow regarding a global food crisis sometime in the near future. Adam Christianson is a columnist for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at adam.christianson@ my.und.edu
This week, travelling evangelist Tom Short is visiting UND. Short has made numerous visits to campus, and he always leaves UND a hotbed of religious discourse by the time he’s done preaching. Short’s visits to UND have gained a lot of popularity — or notoriety, depending on your viewpoint. Many students take his visit as an opportunity to skip class and support his stances, challenge him in varying degrees of civility or to just watch. While it is not up to the Editorial Board of the Dakota Student to pass judgment on his messages about scripture or beliefs, it is up to us to take a stand for the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. We would like to commend Short’s bravery for exercising his right to free speech in what will certainly be, at times, an adverse situation. In a public setting, Short has the absolute right to say just about anything he pleases, and that is something that the Dakota Student can really get behind. In a recent email, President Robert Kelley wrote about the importance of reaffirming “the important dual principles of freedom of speech and civility.” Before we explore that email further, a sidebar — it is truly sad that such a reminder to remain civil is necessary. People have always been prone to act rashly when confronted with viewpoints that are different from their own, especially when they are in the majority. The First Amendment protects the freedom of speech. Kelley is right in his email that “nowhere should this freedom to express ideas be prized more highly than at a university. The free expression of thought is the basis of learning and scholarship, and university campuses have historically been the birthplace of many ideas that, while at times controversial, have led to important social change.” Later, Kelley acknowledges the difference between supporting someone’s right to speak freely and the actual content of their message. This is crucial when looking at the fabric of our society. Even though politicians run smear campaigns against one another, they have the right to do so. While Short has the right to spread his ideals by verbalizing them in a local place, we have the right to completely agree or disagree with him. Just so long as we all remain civil and respectful.
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Fighting Sioux nickname petitions make a comeback
for students to join the third or fourth movement against the logo and nickname removal. In Last year, I was one of the the past, I would have stopped first people you’d see lining up at and added my name below the tables signing petitions to keep hundreds of others who wanted the Fighting Sioux logo. I’ve to see the legacy of the Fighting spent more than enough money Sioux continue; but now, I can’t at the Sioux Shop for Fighting bring myself to do it. It’s time UND moved on to Sioux clothing and merchandise, greener pasand I still tures and belove yelling gan another I fought for the nick“Yeah, Sioux powerful Sioux!” at name and I lost. The legacy. hockey and As a football fight is over. transfer stugames. dent from In the a private North DaChristen Furlong school — kota election managing/opinion editor where nicklast June, 67 names are percent of awful — beNorth Dakotans voted against allowing ing a member of the Fighting the University of North Dakota Sioux community became part of to continue using the Fighting who I was as a student, a fan and Sioux logo over the 32 percent a member of Grand Forks. We are all losing a part of who voted to keep the nickname. our identity, but I think it’s only Since then, I’ve given up my forright that we acknowledge life mer drive and fight to acquire an isn’t always fair and we don’t unwanted acceptance of the idea. always get everything we want; We fought and we lost; it’s time hell, we could be the UND Dito surrender. nosaurs — how awesome! Many students have probably Personally, I’m just glad I seen the men and women staked won’t be around for the change. about campus this week with Without a logo, in some ways we tables and petitions advocating
Christen Furlong THEDAKOTASTUDENT
are able to keep the facade of the Fighting Sioux alive. I love that there are community members with the fight still burning within them to a point that drives them to keep pushing back against the decision. Isn’t fighting for what you believe in part of being human — or at least American? Perhaps that’s what defines the Sioux people in general — never giving up. These petitions serve as a reminder to the importance of the legacy UND’s logo will forever leave on the Grand Forks community. Every time petitions make an appearance, I smile and cringe at the same time because although I know many students — like myself — have dropped out of the fight, there are still those who are passionate enough to never stop. UND is a strong advocate of the power of free speech, which allows people to come on campus to hand out fliers, make political/religious statements and sign petitions. The university saw this right exercised to its full extent during the previous spring when many American Indian groups were on campus for the annual powwow, using their membership in the tribes as a way to show students
Five gotta-have films Victor Correa
Everyone has a favorite movie, and if they tell you they don’t, that means their favorite movie is something embarrassing like, “Debbie Does Dallas.” As college students, we all need a little reprieve from studying and there is only so much alcohol in the world. Here is a list of five movies that ought be in your dorm room collection; if they aren’t already, please correct your behavior. 5. Snatch This fast-talking comedy explores the underground crime world of England. With a starstudded cast featuring the likes of Brad Pitt and Jason Statham, the characters in this story find themselves in an increasingly complex plot that revolves mostly around a diamond. Even if you have no interest in movies with constantly changing plot threads, please watch it in order to witness the best film character Brad Pitt has ever played. 4. The Hangover After seeing this movie, you’ll probably have changed a few words in your vocabulary. You’ll switch ‘roofies’ to ‘floories’ and replace ‘purse’ with ‘satchel.’ The plot follows a groom and his groomsmen as they take off on a road trip to throw a bachelor party in Vegas. The following morning they wake with a few surprises: an infant in the closet, a Bengal tiger in the bathroom and no sign of the groom. In order to find their friend, the three men have
to piece together the previous of Tatooine, after the death of night. Hilarity is bound to en- his aunt and uncle, joins an old sue and you’ll be hard pressed to friend on a quest to rescue a disfind a funnier movie. tressed princess of the nearby 3. The Dark Knight planet of Alderaan. I know its “Why so serious?” Almost very straightforward, but hey, everyone has tried to mimic the these movies forever changed the Joker’s voice from this movie. film industry. These movies have This is what makes a film great inspired countless novels, video — when your friends can use it games and toys. Not having it on to annoy you. Batman is put to your shelf would similarly comthe test when the Joker comes pare to slapping Lady Liberty into town stringing along chaos right across her face. with no motives, something Bat1. The Big Lebowski man has never seen. This movie has ruined many Heath Ledger’s performance bowling nights. It’s almost imof the Joker was so striking that possible to watch this and then you almost want to say, “why is not quote it for the rest of your Batman even on the screen?” If life. The film follows “The you haven’t seen this movie yet, Dude,” a loner in Los Angeles then you’re probably one of two who finds himself wrapped up people who don’t like Batman. in a case of mistaken identity; a This film redefined the comic case involving kidnapping, nihilsuperhero genre, which is why ists, and, of course, a rug. You’ll it deserves a spot on your shelf. wish you had a friend named Now, lets put a smile on that “Donny’’and you’ll thank your face. lucky stars 2. The you don’t I know its very have one Star Wars Trilogy straightforward, but like Walter. S t a r The cohey, these movies Wars is by medic trio of forever changed the Jeff Bridges, no means, a single film, Steve Busfilm industry. but it is a and Victor Correa cemi single expeJohn Goodweb editor man rience. It’s will really diffimake you cult to stop forget all watching after just one Star Wars about those guys from “The film, and while I know there are Hangover.” If you don’t own this six in all, we should all know movie, then turn yourself into which three are clearly the best. the authorities. If you’ve never heard of Star Wars, may God have mercy on Victor Correa is the Web Editor for your soul. The original trilogy The Dakota Student. He can be follows the tale of Luke Skywalkreached at victor correa @my.und.edu er, a farm boy from the planet
both the positive and negative effects the nickname has on their culture. If students feel unsure of their feelings regarding the nickname or logo, they should fire up their personal computers and do some research on the topic. Look into the history of the Sioux peoples and Plains Indian cultures as a whole. Students might see that the history is very dynamic and extensive, playing a large role in the current American Indian tribes in the area. Students should also use research to understand the role UND has played in relation to the advocacy and the public eye on the Dakota Sioux. There have been many students who settled on the issue just by looking at athletics as the only affected party in the situation. It is true that UND would face issues with hosting and participating in certain NCAA conferences and tournaments. But the NCAA cannot block UND from participating forever, and it’s only a matter of time before they realize the issue has been settled and decided by the North Dakota community in addition to the American Indian community. Denying our presence in the
organization is an overreaction to individualistic ideals on race. I can understand how many current athletes feel misrepresented and denied full potential and exposure, but I wish individuals could stop thinking of themselves and instead look to the good of the university and the views of the local Native communities. Some Native Plains Indians or members of the various Sioux tribes across the Plains may disagree with me, but I am fully aware that there are also many students, faculty and fans that believe we should revoke the nickname for good, and we have. As I’ve said before, I fought for the nickname and I lost. The fight is over. Putting the issue to a statewide vote is as far as we can take it. If the majority of the state votes against UND using it, then we should accept that majority and move forward. We fought hard, folks; we saw which side won, and it wasn’t the Fighting Sioux fans. How many petitions do we need to sign before we realize this? Christen Furlong is the Managing/Opinion Editor for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Voting: a civic duty? Zack Schuster
I’m tired of the phrase “voting is your civic duty.” Tuesday, Nov. 6, the presidential election is scheduled to occur. If you believe the hype, it’s the most important election in the history of our nation’s history, between the fascist Barack Obama and the socialist Mitt Romney (or was it the other way around? Which candidate supports bailing out businesses, and which one passed universal health care for his constituents?) We’re told that if one candidate wins, it’s the end of reality as we know it…or possibly just the end of reality. It is therefore of utmost importance that we make sure the other candidate wins. It’s not that your choice of candidate shares your ideals or really excites you on a personal level. It’s that, when compared to the opponent, heck, he’s the only choice! Is it no wonder people aren’t excited about this election? A July Gallup poll indicated that voter turnout among 18- to 29-year-olds is expected to be lower than it was during the 2004 election — a significant drop to 58 percent from the 40-year high of 78 percent in 2008. And honestly, when faced with two vapid lumps of moving words — our party candidates — one of the few motivations pushing me to continue voting is the knowledge that some people actually support the “lump” I think is more likely to end reality. I’m not voting against some-
one I disdain; I’m voting against people I loathe. And that’s why I think voting is not always, or maybe ever, your civic duty. When you feel no sense of community with your fellow citizens, or when you avoid mentioning the single most important position in the land because you fear losing what few kinships you have remaining, when you discover, to your horror, that your political intransigence has ended in a crippling over-reliance on the very same meaning-bereft buzzwords and code phrases you consciously despise. The concept of “a civic duty” kind of evaporates. Because, really, making a checkmark on a ballot will not solve your problems. It will be worth it, however, and you should vote anyway because you’ll make a difference and see change. It just won’t often be the kind of change you hoped for. If Obama is elected, then quality of life may improve, but you won’t feel better inside. If Romney is elected, big businesses may grow, but you won’t feel personally profited. You’ll feel the same cold dread you feel every other time you think about the future. You’ll feel the same lingering emptiness as you ponder just how overwhelmed you feel about the daunting prospect of playing a part — no matter how infinitesimal — in deciding who will run America. You’ll feel the same quiet urge to sit in a corner, drink a lot of beer and forget that reality is about to end. Zack Schuster is the News Editor for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at zachary.schuster @my.und.edu
Friday September 7, 2012
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College comes with many expenses, all of them painful. After budgeting for tuition, food, transportation and everything else that entails living on one’s own, the last thing students want to do is shell out the hundreds of dollars it takes to buy textbooks. Dakota Textbook, located on 42nd Street and University Ave., is an option for students looking for a bookstore that will help ease the pain. “Our mission is to save students money,” Lisa Goenner, the Dakota Textbook store manager, said. “We know that textbooks are expensive, but we try to keep our prices low so we can cover our expenses.” In 2004, a group of students decided they were going to create a bookstore to compete with the campus bookstore prices. Eight years later, Dakota Textbook prides itself in continuing to understand the needs of students. “Everyone who works here is a student or has recently graduated,” Goenner said. “We try to keep the student’s checkbook in mind.” In an effort to be price competitive, the bookstore honors most competitors’ prices (of-
Workers at the Dakota Textbook organize stock and do paperwork behind a counter inside the store on Aug. 28. Unlike the UND bookstore, Dakota Textbook includes all of its textbooks in its rental program.
fers from individual sellers are a big exception). If a student finds a book offered at cheaper price through a seller such as Amazon or the UND Bookstore, that student can bring in printed proof to Dakota Textbook. Then, the bookstore will take the competitor’s price and lower it by an additional 10 percent. “We really encourage price comparisons and are very competitive with other stores,” Goenner said. Dakota Textbook is also the only local bookstore that will rent all of their books. Goenner said since its rental program started two years ago, Dakota Textbook
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has seen an increasing trend towards book rentals instead of purchases. “Students really seem to like it,” Goenner said. “About 70 percent of our books are rented out.” Another benefit to buying from Dakota Textbook, Goenner said, is that as a local business it’s invested in the community. “It’s nice to buy from a local business,” Goenner said. “If a teacher switches books on a student, instead of shipping books back we can work with the situation locally.” As a private business, Dakota Textbook isn’t allowed on campus, yet it does utilize public sidewalks
down University Avenue for chalk written advertisements or hand out fliers. In addition, the bookstore has paired with XL93 and Sam’s Club for promotion efforts. This semester, Dakota Textbook handed out coupons, held drawings for free rentals and gave away T-shirts and jerseys. Though many students have finished making their semester purchases, Dakota Textbook is another option students can consider in future buying. Kaitlin Bezdicek is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at kaitlin.bezdicek@ my.und.edu
the students,” Fletcher said. Jane Croeker, the director of Health & Wellness promotion, said the idea for the change came both from Student Government and from focus groups held with students and faculty. “This is a good thing as long as the students have consistent late-night activity,” Croeker said. “There is nothing that says Health & Wellness can’t do late-night event planning. We’ve told UPC that we’re committed to helping with the transition.” Fletcher stressed that, while UPC isn’t taking over Night Life, there will still be plenty of programs for students to attend. “UPC consistently hosts some of the most well-attended events on our campus, and this additional funding will only allow them to improve their weekend events even more,” Fletcher said. As of now, there are no plans to create a new organization to replace Night Life, though Fletcher said throughout the year, Student Senate will be evaluating the result of this decision and, as they have more information, adjusting their plans. “We’re confident that this is the right move at the moment, but we can’t give a definite plan for the future without seeing how this year goes,” Fletcher said. UPC is currently finalizing a schedule for fall 2012, according to Missy Burgess, the assistant program director for the Student Involvement Office. The schedule includes events for every weekend except for Veteran’s Day weekend, she said. Zack Schuster is the News Editor for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at zachary.schuster@ my.und.edu
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new “Empire” for und’s Art collection “UND Art Collection”; the second deck, in smaller, THEDAKOTASTUDENT equally Times-y font, reads “University of North It was 1:30 p.m. on Dakota” Tuesday, Aug. 28, on “The cloth is designed the sidewalk outside to come down very, very the Empire Arts Cen- easily,” Mikula said. “I’m ter in downtown Grand mostly here to make sure Forks. Ken Mikula was some kids don’t come by adjusting the thin, and mess things up.” white ropes holding The sign was being unup a large, green sheet veiled in half-an-hour, as against the side of the the UND Art Collection Empire’s brick exterior. Gallery was being preOn either side of the viewed to the media. In sheet were sets of two the alleyway next to the flags — one white flag center, a chalk street-art with a green pole, one team called We Talk Chalk green flag with a white created a 3-D street paintpole. Off to the side, at ing. a 45-degree angle beSome of the people tween the wall and the who facilitated the orgar o a d , nization was a and repI really wanted to see podium resentaart being used in a tion of affixed w i t h art at different way. U N D ’ s the Emseal. Bepire got hind the beArt Jones up s h e e t hind the director of the UND art collection p o d i u m was a two-deck and give s i g n b r i e f composed of aluminum speeches about how glad letters that Indigo Sign- they all are that it finally works, the company came together. Mikula works for as a These included UND sales representative, President Robert Kelley, was commissioned to who, when he took office, make. made it a focus to see the The first deck reads, gallery made a reality, and in large, Times New Hal Gershman, head of the Roman-esque lettering, board of directors for the
Empire Art Center. Falling under the umbrella of the “Exceptional UND” program, the gallery, which is contracted to run for one year with three shows and the option to extend if UND deems it a success, is part of UND’s efforts to expand its presence throughout the Grand Forks community. It was Gershman’s wife, Kathleen — a p r o fessor for the Educational Foundation & Research at UND — who n e a r l y a year ago suggested to Art Jones, the chair of the department of art and design and director of the UND Art Collection, that there be a gallery at the Empire. A nearly one-hundredyear-old building, the Empire was donated in Dec. 1994 by the Midcontinent Corporation to the North Valley Arts Council — for one dollar — and was reopened in 1998, following a three-year renovation effort that included a restart
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Kathleen Tiemann and Dr. Phyllis E. Johnson Vice President for Research & Economic Development enjoying the artwork. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura
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UND President Robert Kelly stands by as Hal Gershman, Chairmen of the board of directors for the Empire Art Center addresses the crowd gathered for the Art Gallery opening.
caused by the Red River flood in 1997. Now a stand-alone nonprofit organization hosting over 270 events per year with an estimated 30,000 annual attendees, the Empire was facing a problem — how do they fill the empty space in the front part of the building? As soon as Kathleen talked to Jones, the project seemed to take off. “Everyone smelled the coffee,” Hal Gershman said. What helped was the then-six years of effort that Jones had put into curating UND’s art collection. Mostly a labor of love — Jones had volunteered for the job and, with little funding, had done much of the work without an official staff — it had consisted mainly of tracking down and categorizing the many pieces of art that UND had collected over the years that were now collecting dust in basements, hanging unceremoniously on walls around campus or even, in many instances, on the verge of being thrown out. “I really wanted to see art being used in a different way,” Jones said. “One thing that bothered me
was that art was being used as decoration. It wasn’t being taken very good care of, it wasn’t being labeled, it wasn’t being protected and often people didn’t even know what it was they had.” One such instance of people not knowing what they had was an old Native American doll that is a part of the gallery’s first show. On its way to the dumpster, it was rescued along with several other similar pieces by a worker at UND. By chance, Jones happened to talk to the worker and learn about the pieces, which the worker was planning to sell to raise money for her department. Nearly lost to UND, the doll now stands proudly alongside works by, among others, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. Jones said he could talk for hours about the stories behind the pieces that make up UND’s art collection. One of his biggest hopes, he said, is that
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The gallery, he hopes, will be a big part of that. But as momentous as it is — “This takes us to another level,” Gershman said of the gallery— it is only one step in the process. Step three, to be exact. Step one was the publication of “Storytelling Time: Native North America Art from the Collections at the University of North Dakota,” a joint venture between Jones and his staff and the University Foundation Collection. Born of a desire to produce a “definitive result” for his work, it proved to be wildly successful. Published through Hudson Hills Press in 2010, it was one of thirteen titles — from a pool of nearly 4,000 applicants from across the nation, including from the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art — named in 2011 as outstanding books of the year by the Independent Publisher Book Awards. It was this, along with step two — placing Audrey Flack’s hand-painted, polyurethane cast sculpture “Daphne” in the Education Building — that Jones believes allowed the gal-
Friday September 7, 2012 lery to happen. Step four for Jones is already in the works – an art collection at the new Gorecki Alumni Center. The center, slated to open Oct. 12 as part of Homecoming, will have displays from both the UND Art Collection and the Alumni Collection. His main focus for now, though, is still the gallery at the Empire. “I view this venture as a fine collaboration,” Jones said. “From my own point of view, I’m eager to see how it works out for both the Empire and for us.” The UND Art Collections Gallery officially opened to the public Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. Zack Schuster is the News Editor for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at zachary.schuster@ my.und.edu
Street artist Melanie Stimmell and her “We Talk Chalk Team” created a three-dimensional image out of chalk. The image showcases UND’s eternal flame, Chester Fritz Library and a soaring eagle sculpture by Bennett Brien. The image was finished Friday, Aug. 31st. Photos by Keisuke Yoshimura.
Celebrating music FESTIVAL Summer music festival brings together people from all over the country. Alex Abernethy THEDAKOTASTUDENT
With all of the fun and exciting activities that can fill the summer, one of the most outrageous is a music festival. From Aug. 24 to 26, the city of Somerset, Wisc., hosted the inaugural Summer Set Festival. It featured headliners such as Big Gigantic, Umphrey’s Mcgee and Pretty Lights along with many others.. “All we have is now,” said Erik Nelson, one of the thousands of people attending the Summer Set Festival. People came from all over the country to spend three days camping, partying and celebrating life. “It’s all about enjoying the short time we have on this earth,” one festival veteran, Ryan Jorgenson, said. Shows would start every day around 3 p.m. and end at midnight with the night’s headliner. The festival entertained all kinds of music from jam bands and hip-hop to dubstep. Other big name acts included Nas, Infected Mushroom, Lotus and Zeds Dead. With three stages playing shows at all hours of the day (two outside and one dedicated to dubstep inside), people had to choose which show they wanted
Masses of people jam to the various bands while lights flash sporadically at the many concerts at the Summer Set Festival. Photo by Alex Abernethy.
to see. Dubstep is one of the fastest growing genres in the world right now, with new and exciting names popping up everywhere. When asked about the new genre, another festival attendee, Victor Florea, said, “It is just a new sound that makes you want to go nuts and rave.” The genre is a form of techno with fast, heavy sound to it. At the Big Gigantic show Andrew Hobday described the sound as “kind of like the heavy metal of techno”. Music festivals have been showing up all over the country from the very famous Coachella in Indio, Calif. to the not so heard of Shangri-La in Harmony Park, Minn. It also seems to be a growing trend for young adults to go to the festivals and sell anything (hemp
necklaces, tye-dyes shirts, etc.) so they can raise money for the next festival. Each night, after all of the shows were over, the festival would hold an after party in the dubstep building for an extra $25. For people who weren’t willing to spend the extra money, after parties could be found all over the campgrounds. All sorts of people attend these festivals, from the rave kids that wear almost nothing but animal beanies to the bros with snapbacks and lax pinnies. The festival grounds are created as an entirely new world of peace and bliss where the only thing that matters is the music. Alex Abernethy is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at alexander. email@example.com
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CARS Club members take to the streets in shiny steel.
ALEX ABERNATHY THEDAKOTASTUDENT
The Prime Steel Car Club holds weekly Tuesday night cruises in the parking lot of El Roco’s Bar and Bottle Shop. The club members display their cars and cruise around the Grand Forks area showing off their wheels. Motorheads and car enthusiasts have a deep love of their cars. Tuesday, Aug. 28 the Prime Steel Car Club held one of its cruise nights in the parking lot of El Roco’s on the corner of Gateway Dr. and Washington Ave.. The club’s objective is to “promote interest in various forms of automobile street rodding activities, including classic & special interest automobiles,” according to primesteelcarclub.com.
The Prime Steel Car Club was established in the fall of 1981. Members enjoy getting together and showing off their classic wheels. Photos by Glendon Gengel
The club is a nonprofit organization that donates most of the money raised from various events they have throughout the year to local charities. Each Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the club members display their cars, weather permitting, and enjoy each other’s company. All kinds of cars can be seen in the lot such as, Corvettes, Challengers and some classic Cadillacs. The club promotes safe driving through their excursions
around town. In April the group will be holding their annual car show at the Purpur/Gambucci Arenas. If you are interested in learning more about the Prime Steel Car Club email them at email@example.com. Alex Abernathy is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 8 Wings & Wheels Air Show Fly-In Classic Car Show. Car Show 12 to 7 p.m., Air Show 4 to 6 p.m.. Barnes City Airport. Host-Bridge City Cruisers. Contact; Terry (701)840-8871; Fly-In Info Lori (701)490-1034. Details are at www.bridgecitycruisers.com September 9 “Cruise To The Island” Sunday in Island Park. Located between Mayville and Portland N.D. Featuring the Front Fenders. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. No admission fees. Food and concessions available. For more information call Ron (701)430-0434, Jeff (701) 430-1055, Tom (701) 238-3729, Darin (701) 430-3242 or Troy (701) 4301522. All Special Interest Vehicles Welcome. September 14-16 Dakota Cruisers Season Finale. See www.dakotacruisers. comMinot, ND “NDSRA Pick Site” September 15 First Annual ‘Unorganized Bottineau Car Show! The event will be held in the Wal-Mart Parking Lot. There will be people’s choice awards, great prizes and lots of activities. The entrance fee will be one non-perishable item for donation. Call Clint at the Bottineau, ND, Chamber office 701-228-3849 for questions. If you are proud of what you drive, love what you drive, have a completed hotrod or a work in progress you are welcome to come and show it off. September 16 Rydell Chevrolet’s 7th Annual Charity Benefit Car & Bike Show. All Proceeds will go to the L.I.S.T.E.N. Center of Grand Forks. Rydell will be giving a corporate match to all money raised. 2 to 4pm Sunday. Registration forms are online at rydellcarshow.com. Come join us and make this the best show ever. September 22 FALL FLASHBACK- LRC, Legion Recreation Center in Halstad, Minn. Car Show 11AM5PM. $20 Per Vehicle (Includes 2 Tickets to the Dance.) Dance 5PM-8PM. “The Whitesidewalls-Rock ‘n Roll Revue”. Dance Admission $10.00 Per Adult.(Children 12 and under Free) “Fun For All” - Prizes for the best 50’s and 60’s attire. Concessions Beer Garden. Contacts: Bruce (218)456-2324, Jay/ Lori (218)456-2588, or Dave (218)456-2672 September 29 12TH Annual Pumpkin Fest Car Show. 9am-2:30pm. Free. Contact; Curt (218)238-5581 Lake Park, Minn.
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Despite key injury, UND rolls over Mines 66-0 OUCH Even with Hanson injured, UND was able to beat South Dakota School of Mines. Robb Jeffries
A blowout performance August 30 in the Alerus Center was welcome, but a key injury put a damper on the celebration. Senior quarterback Braden Hanson went down with a leg injury in the second quarter of UND’s 66-0 win over the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology after completing 13 of 14 pass attempts, including two touchdowns. The North Carolina transfer is expected to miss two to three weeks. Senior backup Marcus Hendrickson entered the game and went 5-for-6 with 95 yards and two touchdowns. The rushing attack dominated SDSM’s defense, racking up 370 net rushing yards. Senior starter Jake Miller led North Dakota with 178 yards on 12 carries and a score. Redshirt freshman P.J. Sparks (12 carries, 97 yards, 1 touchdown), senior Mitch Sutton (8-61-2) and sophomore Adam Shaugabay (10-49-1) also managed big gains against the Hardrockers’ defense. The UND defense was not overshadowed by the offense, holding SDSM to 142 total
yards and only 9 first downs. Sophomore linebacker Alex Hickel, a Grand Forks native, recorded the only sack for UND, and also forced a fumble that junior linebacker Garrison Goodman recovered. After a botched snap resulting in a fumble, UND opened the game with a quick scoring drive, highlighted by a 40-yard run by Miller. Hanson tossed a 14-yard pass to senior tight end Seth Wisthoff to open the scoring. Later in the first quarter, redshirt freshman Jameer Jackson caught a pass on a crossing route, but fumbled the ball. Jackson fell on the loose ball in the end zone to score his first career touchdown. A 31-point second quarter effort by UND gave the home team a 45-0 lead at halftime. Up next: UND hosts Portland State Saturday at 6:05 p.m. for the Potato Bowl USA game. Game notes • The season-opening shutout was the 41 st in school history, and second in a row. • The 653 yards of total offense broke a school single-game record. • Attendance was 8,847 Robb Jeffries is the Editor-in-Chief for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at robert.jeffries@ my.und.edu
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UND running back Jake Miller (center) had an outstanding game against South Dakota School of Mines, rushing for 178 yards.
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North Dakota fans got wild... for the first half. After UND went up 45-0, the Alerus Center started to empty.
Volleyball has mixed results in tourney YOUTH UND’s women look to gain experience through their years on the team. Brain Gendreau Mariah Holland THEDAKOTASTUDENT
North Dakota started their home style in grand style, sweeping rival South Dakota. Three UND players recorded double-diget numbers in the kills column, helping the green and white win the sets 25-18, 26-24 and 25-10. Lisa Parlich, the junior cocaptain, had six kills on eight swings during the opening set, speeding North Dakota to a 2518 win. South Dakota attempted to come back, as they held a 5-2 lead over UND in the second set. However, Lexi Robinson sent the ball blazing past the defense, starting a game tying rally. Parlich continued the rally as UND then went 5-1, giving them a 15-11 lead. USD came back though, tying the game at 19. The Coyotes
went on to hold a 23-21 lead over North Dakota. However, Nikki Husfeldt and Robinson teamed up to get UND back in the lead, giving them the win in the second set. North Dakota ran to a quick 10-1 lead in the final set, crushing the spirit of South Dakota. UND went on to win 25-10. Later that day, North Dakota went on to play University of Wisconsin Green Bay. “Any win, or positive result will build our confidence,” said head coach Ashley Hardee of the UND women’s volleyball team. The team recently competed against UW Green Bay last Sat-
urday in the UND Classic and won 3-0. Green Bay has a number of tall players, an important factor for UND players to think about. “Thinking about hitting around them,” said sophomore Emily Asche, reflecting on the size of North Dakota’s opponent. Asche had a number of kills in the first set that helped North Dakota take the victory after starting off slow. The second set began similar to the first with Green Bay taking an early lead. Again, North Dakota quickly caught up and battled with Green Bay, taking the set with help from Parlich
and Ronni Munkeby. The third set started out differently as it was in favor of North Dakota from the start. UND managed to hold a ten point margin over Green Bay before facing a surging Green Bay comeback. North Dakota was able to hold back Green Bay and hold on for the win. “We knew to be aggressive,” Hardee said. With the physical height of the players being an advantage for Green Bay, UND had to find a way around it. in their win. A coach’s perspective will vary at how the team looks at the game, but for Asche it was different. “It was a really fun experience, being able to play in front of my hometown,” Asche said after her record game for UND. Asche had a great start, considering this was her first official game for North Dakota. She put up career numbers in what Coach Hardee would call a “breakout game.” At one point during the first set, Asche had four kills in five points. She also recorded 11 kills throughout the game. In her first start, Asche proved that she not
only belongs on the team, she has earned her spot among the women. “Asche played great and hit a high percentage,” Hardee said. For herself, Asche said the biggest key of the game was “Being able to get into the game finally, and show them.” To many, a win is a win. But for North Dakota, this win had to be battled for. “We have a young squad this year,” Hardee said. Having a young team, any win that the team can get will help build their confidence throughout the length of the season. Three North Dakota players had double digit totals for digs; Lauren Clarke was one of those players. Parlich and Munkeby both had nine kills and Robinson had seven kills. UND’s Husfeldt recorded 32 assists and six kills. UND’s next games are against Rice, Alabama A&M, and Ole Miss at the Ole Miss Tournament in Oxford, Mississippi. The games start today and end with UND playing Ole Miss The women’s volleyball squad of Stephen F. Austin State
UND holds a 7-5 record against non-conference opponents, (S. Oregon is in the NAIA) since the DI transition.
[FILE PHOTO] THEDAKOTASTUDENT North Dakota’s young team hopes to grow and learn together.
Like 1981: UND, PSU and Potato Bowl REMATCH Some fans hope to see a game similar to the last time these teams met up. Patrick Cavanaugh THEDAKOTASTUDENT
Tomorrow marks a very special occasion not only in Grand Forks, but all of North Dakota as we celebrate the 47th Potato Bowl. The event usually starts on Wednesday and concludes with the annual Potato Bowl football game. Every year, the Alerus Center is packed with fans from all across the state coming to watch UND try to best their opponent (and, of course, to eat all those French fries). North Dakota stands confident coming into this game. If all the circumstances are considered, fans might be inclined to join them. For the past nine seasons, UND has won every Potato Bowl game. They have not lost during the event since the 2002-03 season, in which they fell to Cen-
tral Washington 43-7. Last year North Dakota beat Black Hills State 53-19. When UND takes the field tomorrow against the Portland State University (PSU) Vikings, it will be the third time that the two schools have met. The last time the schools played each other was at Memorial Stadium for the 1981 Potato Bowl. North Dakota came away with the victory 17-10. The all time record between the two teams is tied at 1-1, with UND falling at Portland State in 1980. Last week, PSU beat Carrol College 38-20. Carrol College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the same league that UND’s last opponent, SDSM, hails from. PSU freshman quarterback Kieran McDonagh threw for 192 yards and had a pair of touchdowns. He also recorded eight rushing yards on five carries. Other Viking standouts include junior running back DJ Adams, who ran for 82 yards in
14 carries and two touchdowns, and junior linebacker Jaycob Shoemaker, who recorded seven tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown. Last season, PSU won both of their final road games. In the 2011-12 season, PSU went 7-4. Of the games they won, the victory margin averaged out to approximately 17 points. According to the preseason polls, PSU was ranked fourth in the Big Sky. Currently, PSU is ranked 6 in the conference, with UND ranked at 5. For fans following the rankings, tomorrow’s game may be confusing to you. Although both North Dakota and Portland State are members of the Big Sky conference, the game will count only as a nonconference game. Because of Big Sky regulations, eight of the 12 games teams play have to be against conference members. The requirements were already met at the time UND and PSU were scheduled to play each other. Last year PSU went 3-2 on
the road, their first winning record at away games since the 2006-07 season. This may prove to be another factor in UND’s favor, as North Dakota has gone 17-6 at home under head coach Chris Mussman. Of those 17 wins, UND has averaged 37.8 points per game. All time, North Dakota has won 62 games and lost only 12 while playing the past 11 years at the Alerus Center. This game looks to be big for both teams. According to UND’s athletic webpage, the team will finally be getting a “taste” of what Big Sky play is like. This will be North Dakota’s first football game against a conference foe. PSU, on the other hand, sees this more as a “test” than an opportunity, according to their athletics website. The defenses from both teams can expect to fight to the last second as they take on the confident offenses that their opponents will surely display. Both teams will look to come away from tomorrow’s game with
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University left Grand Forks with high spirits on Saturday night after taking down the would-be champions of the UND Classic tournament. The Ladyjacks closed out the round-robin style tournament with a 3-1 victory over UND at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, UND’s only loss on the weekend. As a matter of fact, the squad hadn’t lost a set in the tournament until their run-in with SFA. North Dakota took claim to the first set by taking a commanding lead early and finishing 25-13. They led the second set early, but it proved to be a test of endurance. With the score close late in the set, four consecutive points for UND lit a spark in the crowd. UND had three different opportunities to close out the set. However, they couldn’t complete the comeback. SFA stole the set with a final score of 29-27. SFA (5-2) rode the momentum of the rousing second set to an 18-13 lead in the third set. A pair of aces from Junior Ronni Munkeby closed the score within two, 21-19. The Ladyjacks held a 23-19 advantage, putting them in position to lead. UND was again poised for a rally, but fell just short with the visitors winning, 25-23. The overshadow from the second set never seemed to disappear for North Dakota as SFA raced out to a 14-3 lead in the fourth set and never looked back, winning the match and snapping UND’s nine-match home winning streak. Despite the loss, UND took home the team title for 2012 UND Classic with the best set winning percentage (.700) among the three teams tied at 2-1. South Dakota and Green Bay were the others in contention. UND (3-3) had a relatively
the victory. Fans can expect one of the most exciting Potato Bowls they’ve seen in a long time, as tomorrow should be a close, low scoring game. Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m. at the Alerus Center. Patrick Cavanaugh is the Sports Editor for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at patrick. email@example.com
The Dakota Student would like to take the time to wish the best of luck to all of our teams this weekend. We hope to see another crushing football game along with our soccer team beating up on the Bison on Sunday. GO UND!!! DAKOTASTUDENT.COM
easy time in the first set, running off seven straight points during one stretch to seize control. Sophomore Dani McNallan had back-to-back service aces and following a pair of kills from Parlich, the home team led comfortably, 17-9. North Dakota out-hit the Ladyjacks .347 to .000 in the opening frame and appeared to be in command. North Dakota, however, found itself down late in the second set. UND had rallied from late deficits in two other sets this weekend and looked to turn the trick one more time facing a 24-21 hole. It was then that the Ladyjacks took control of the match and rolled to a victory. Parlich was named the tournament’s most valuable player, tallying a team-leading 12 kills Saturday night. She joined teammates Clarke and Husfeldt on the all-tournament team which was announced after the match finished. Clarke, Husfeldt and Parlich were named to the 2012 UND Classic All-Tournament Team. Katzy Randall, Madison Hanlan, (SFA), Britt Groth (Green Bay) and Amber Aschoff (South Dakota) were the other members sent to represent their schools on the team. North Dakota plays again today against Rice (10 a.m.) and against Alabama A&M (4 p.m.) at the Ole Miss Tournament in Oxford, Mississippi. UND’s next games are against Rice, Alabama A&M, and Ole Miss at the Ole Miss Tournament in Oxford, Mississippi. The games start today and end with UND playing Ole Miss at 1:00pm tomorrow. Sports Editor Patrick Cavanaugh contributed to this report. Brian Gendreau and Mariah Holland are staff writers for The Dakota Student. Gendreau can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Holland can be reached at email@example.com.
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