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Tuesday January 24, 2012

Volume 129 | Issue 27

Reaching the students, faculty and staff of the University of North Dakota since 1888 |

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P.H. Honey Badger Page 4

Women’s Hockey

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Senate approves car rental program TRANSPORTATION New deal gives student organizations more travel options. KAITLIN BEZDICEK THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Student groups will now have the option of renting vehicles to take them to their next travel destination. After a presentation from Enterprise Car Rental, Student Senate passed Senate Bill 1112-08, which set a contract with Enterprise to provide car rentals for UND student

groups needing transportation to attend events held off of campus. “Student groups no longer have to worry about using their own vehicles,” Enterprise representative Dawn Roller said. Enterprise is the largest rental company in the world and has been working one-on-one with the University to find a program that will fit the needs of UND students. The benefit of using Enterprise is the direct, pre-set daily price charged instead of being charged by mile or per hour. For a medium sized car, a student group would simply pay

$31.71 per day. “Students can plan for the price without having to worry about extra charges,” Roller said. The only other fee would be the option for student groups to purchase roadside assistance insurance for cars rented. “On every rental contract there is an 800 number for roadside assistance,” Roller said. “There is an additional fee you can pay for, around $3 a day, which would provide for service such as blowing a tire, locking a key in the car, or running out of gas.” Senators discussed adding the

insurance fee into the price student groups would pay for use of Enterprise rentals. “I think it should be the student group’s choice to purchase the road side assistance program,” Senator Aaron Hommerding said. “Not every student group will need this service.” “We can’t enforce this or mandate it for student groups but we can offer this option to student groups,” Student Body President Kylie Oversen said. Senate decided to amend the bill to add Senate’s full support of this

UND bus system: An inside view TRANSPORT Student bus driver weighs in on complaints regarding system. SEAN LEE


It’s another cold winter day in early January at UND and campus shuttle driver Jared Listinsky readies his bus. “It’s not really too hard of a job,” Listinsky said. “You are mostly under pressure because we have a strict timetable to go by.” Jared is just one of a handful transportation employees who operate the university’s large fleet of shuttle busses, vans and motor coaches. Drivers transport everything from students going to and from class to athletic teams to and from championship games. While most transportation employees shrug off the importance of their work as just “part of the job,” they have a lot riding on their hands. Upwards of 500 students will ride one of four busses during the day, mostly in the winter months. With so many students counting



on the system of shuttles to get them from one side of campus to the other, a late bus could mean hundreds of students arriving late to class. “You really have to be on time,” Listinsky said. “Things can get very busy especially in the winter time.” The ebb and flow of activity along University Avenue between classes also means spikes in ridership during the day. A bus is typically full only 10 to 20 minutes before and after classes. “Campus will get really busy during the day with traffic, people walking to class,” Listinsky said. “A half hour later, when class is in session, it will be dead.” Complaints Punctuality is at the core of Transportation’s mission says Listinsky. “People sometimes complain about drivers being late,” he said. “Sometimes, they’ll complain about busses leaving their stop early.” Green and purple routes — traveling on the north side of campus — take 20 minutes to complete a full circuit. On the south side, blue and red routes come every 15 minutes.


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contract and strong recommendation for groups to utilize the insurance policy. Enterprise has been the company chosen by the university in part because of its success with other schools such as NDSU. A benefit that Enterprise offers is a nationwide contract so student organizations can use Enterprise services at the price contracted with the university anywhere in the nation. Kaitlin Bezdicek is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at kaitlin.bezdicek@

Getting involved... Dozens of student organizations packed the Memorial Union Ballroom to court potential new members as part of the Spring Involvement Expo. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, students could chat with members of various organizations, from Greek organizations, to athletic clubs, to political and religious groups, and everything in between. Photo by Nathan Twerberg.

Students to pay it forward PHILANTHROPY Bus tour will travel to two U.S. cities with student volunteers from UND. JAYE MILLSPAUGH THEDAKOTASTUDENT

An alternative spring break trip that travels all around the US yet is cheaper than a plane ticket to Cancun, and is open to anyone over the age of 18; all while promoting kindness and making a difference in people’s lives. That’s just one definition of what the Pay-it-Forward tour is. The tour’s main purpose is to give students the opportunity to participate in various service projects. Every year during spring break, UND’s STLF (Students Today, Leaders Forever) group sends out three different charter buses with up to 40 students each on a tour that visits five different cities throughout the country and ends in a 6th celebration city. This year’s celebration cities are Dallas, TX and Washington, D.C. The buses from UND will meet up

with each other as well as other buses from colleges such as NDSU and the University of Minnesota. The tours are nine days long and will all be leaving around the same time on the morning of Friday, March 9, then arriving back late on the night of Saturday, March 17. The cost to participate is $450, which covers travel, lodging, 1-2 meals per day, and two tshirts but students are encouraged to bring spending money for souvenirs. There is currently an early bird discount of $375 for any student who registers before Sunday, January 29 plus there are opportunities for financial aid and fundraising for any student who is unable to afford the regular price. Registration can be done online at The tour A typical day on the tour starts off with a service project in the morning. These can range from playing board games with senior citizens in a retirement home to cleaning up a park outside. As soon as each project is done, there are oppor-


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Citizens: Please don’t vote, page 3.

Men’s Hockey results, page 7.

DS View: Infrastructure, page 3.

Women’s Basketball results, page 7.

Girl Scouts: The way the cookie crumbles, page 4.

Men’s Basketball results, page 8.

Reputations 101: disaster prevention, page 6.



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Due to the staggered times, all four buses sometimes meet up at the same stretch of University Avenue during the day — seemingly during the rush hour, frustrating some students. Then there is the train. Affecting the north routes, the railroad tracks along 42nd street often throw the timing of many commuters off. “Sometimes I’ll work a full five hours without seeing a train, other times, I’ll see three trains a shift,” he said. Some trains are notoriously long, taking upwards of 10 minutes to cross into the BNSF rail yard south of campus. “We usually can make up lost time within one or two rounds,” Listinsky said. Overall, the life of a bus driver is not a glorious one, but the Listinsky says it’s not all bad. “It’s still rewarding,” he said. Sean Lee is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at

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tunities to eat lunch and explore each city. Starting in the late afternoon, each bus will start traveling to the next city, which can take a few hours but there will be games and movies being played on the way. Each day ends with the arrival in the next city, followed by icebreaker and bonding activities before sleeping in a place such as the floor of a church or a YMCA. “However, you will get to sleep in a bed at least once,” said Bus #2 Core leader Ted Shibata, who will be going on his 5th tour. The first day in the celebration cities will feature a much larger service project with students from every bus working together. The rest of the time spent there will be used for group activities and individual exploring. The last two days of the tour will be spent driving back to Grand Forks.

Avaiable tours: UND’s Bus #1 is the Mystery Tour. Except for the student leaders or “Bus Core,” nobody on this bus will know where they will be traveling, other than the celebration city of Dallas. UND’s Bus #2 will be visiting Sioux City, IA; Lawrence, KS; East St. Louis, IL; Memphis, TN; Arkadelphia, AR and will be meeting with Bus #1 in Dallas at the end. UND’s Bus #3 will be traveling to Crystal Falls, MI; Cheboygan, MI; Detroit, MI; Canton, OH; Morgantown, WV and will be ending in the celebration city of Washington D.C. More information about UND’s STLF can be found at Jaye Millspaugh is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at jaye.millspaugh.2@



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Tuesday January 24, 2012



SNOW REMOVAL Unpreparedness leaves university denizens slipping, sliding across a hazardous campus.

Citizens: please don’t vote speech or the right to bear arms— not everyone chooses to engage in the active exercise of these rights. My fellow UND students—it’s And you know, that’s probably a 2012! You know what that means, good thing. There a notion in this don’t you? Of course you don’t! country, and one could argue it is It means that soon there will be one of the elements at the core of people with clipboards standing those good ol’ American values this in strategically selected spots on country was founded upon, that no campus. At these spots they will one should be forced to anything pander, accost and plea with and they don’t want to do. The ability to you to do one thing—vote. Ac- to engage in the freedom of choice tually, allow me to correct myself; is something that is highly valthey will pander, accost, and plea ued in the United States. So, that eighth grade teacher who told you with you to register to vote. Yes, you see every four years everything you knew and then forgot about how we have an important it is election in Please, please, please that you vote this country. It’s an elecfor the love of all that is really should have been tion that deHoly and Right in this telling you cides who this: It’s your will carry the world, stop voting. responsibility banner of democracy, who Jon Hamlin to think about whether or will become managing/opinion editor not you’re gothe so-called ing to vote. Leader of the Te l l i n g Free World. Just thought I’d mention this election thing, since, you someone that they have a responknow, it’s supposed to be impor- sibility to vote robs them of their tant... or something. At least, that’s ability to choose whether or not they want to. I’m not saying that what we’re told, isn’t it? Since we were young most of us you shouldn’t vote just because you have had it pounded into our skulls don’t feel like it and you’d much that it is our civic responsibility to rather worry about getting to your vote. Well, I’m here to tell you that fifth prestige level in Modern Warthose people were/are completely, fare 3. What I am saying is that if utterly and hopelessly wrong—in you decide not to vote it should be fact, it’s some of the worst limp- because you sat down, poured yourwristed twaddle I’ve ever heard. self a glass of wine and engaged in Really, there’s nothing requiring deep, intellectual and philosophical you to vote. So, rest assured that introspective debate as to why you on Election Day you can still stay feel it is important that you do or home on your couch drinking your do not exercise your right to vote. Now, there’s the important part energy drinks and playing your video games. Voting is like free of what I just said: “do or do not

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exercise” and so on. It’s not just the people who don’t vote who have a responsibility to think about it, it’s the people who do vote who have that responsibility too. So you see, I’m really just out to piss off everyone. Okay, not really; but, I am serious about that “people who do vote” stuff. I personally know of people my age who have gone with me to the polls on Election Day, taken their ballot in their hand, proceeded to a voting booth, pulled a coin out of their pocket and allowed the flip of that coin to decide who they would vote for. I’m sorry, but that is f**king stupid. I asked this person why, oh why, he would do something like that. He said, “I don’t know… I don’t even really know why I vote. You’re just supposed to.” Like I said, limp-wristed twaddle. These people, the type of people who vote without knowing why they are voting, are the worst abusers of voting in America. These are the people who flip coins, the people who vote for whoever their parents or grandparents tell them to vote for, the people who base who they vote for on one political advertisement they heard on the radio and the people who go the polls without even knowing who is running and base their vote on which name they think sounds the most Presidential, to these people I say this: Please, please, please for the love of all that is Holy and Right in this world, stop voting. Now, who wants to join me in the write-in campaign for Mint Berry Crunch?! Jon Hamlin is the Managing/ Opinion Editor for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at

Here we go again, UND. It seems that year after year, campus is caught off-guard by the arrival of winter. Just as surely as freshmen will get busted walking down University with booze in their backpack (it’s Saturday night at 11 p.m., you’re not fooling anybody), frigid temperatures, bitter winds and tons of snow will arrive in Grand Forks in the winter months. The funny thing is, nobody ever seems to learn from last year’s mistakes. We have learned to depend on a few things on campus, and having snow everywhere has been one of them. Our roads, parking lots, and sidewalks become perma-iced, transforming from surfaces that make travel easy and convenient to sinister death traps that threaten the well-being of anyone who dares use them. Yes, we do love seeing the random person slip and fall on the sidewalk, and we may chuckle at the slight fender-benders that are normal winter hazards. Our love of winter mayhem ends there, but sadly, the mayhem itself does not. Just last Friday, there was a collision in the Chester Fritz Auditorium parking lot between a pickup truck and a four-door sedan. The parking lot, unsurprisingly, had a firm layer of snowy ice, evidence of a failure to remove snow from the lot in a timely fashion. The truck was unable to get enough traction to stop before t-boning the sedan. Several hundred dollars in damages to both vehicles can be contributed to, at least in part, the university’s inability to keep our trafficways safe. Instances like this occur with an alarming frequency all across campus. While there is something to be said about defensive driving in adverse conditions, there is only so much that drivers can do to keep themselves and others safe on the roads. Since we won’t be getting much help this season, it needs to be on all of us to exercise extreme caution when out and about. Drivers, take it easy on the gas pedal, leave plenty of room between you and the car in front of you and keep an eye out for ice patches. Pedestrians, please refrain from your usual jumping in front of traffic, and wear appropriate footwear (heels on ice don’t work all that well). With how much money students invest in the university, and how much time the university invests in students, you would think that UND would place a higher priority on the safety of the students, staff, and faculty that depend on the school’s infrastructure to keep the university alive. You would be wrong.

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Tuesday January 24, 2012

Girls Scouts: the way Brilliant advice from P.H. Honey Badger the cookie crumbles

troops dissolved due to their leaders’ discomfort with the situation. THEDAKOTASTUDENT This year, I am going to buy One of the leaders called the expeGirl Scout cookies. I don’t think I rience “an almost dangerous situhave ever purchased them before, ation” for the children involved, mostly because I am no great fan of and while I have a hard time folThin Mints or Samoas, and I can lowing the logic there, apparently bake pretty decent cookies if I put others were able to do so. A few my mind to it. Moreover, back in weeks ago, a Girl Scout from Calimy Girl Scout days, I was required fornia posted a video on YouTube to sell cookies, and I hate selling in which she calls for a cookie boythings, so naturally, I developed an cott, because she believes the Girl aversion to them. I think I liked Scouts’ gender policy is wrecking being in Girl Scouts, though. It’s Girl Scouts. Before I critique her actions, kind of a vague memory. I rememI will say that this particular Girl ber being horribly disappointed Scout put together a nice video. that being a Brownie did not She conveyed her ideas clearly and mean I would be given brownies. effectively, and, most importantly, I think I graduated to Cadet status. she disabled the comments on YouI remember walking over a small Tube, preventing a comment war. bridge and some event with canProps to her. dles. I remember merit badges and The YouTubing Girl Scout craft projects. claims that I remember Girl selling cookI remember being dis- the Scouts aren’t ies. I think appointed that being a being honest my particular troop Brownie did not mean I and that they are trying was pretty would be given brownies. to cover up small and their inclusomewhat Madi Whitman sive policies. inactive, so it Youcolumnist The dried up after Tubing Girl a few years. Scout has a A pleasant poor understanding of what being memory, but a vague one. The Girl Scouts these days transgender means, which is not are awesome. I see their advertise- very surprising. She seems to think ments from time to time about that the Girl Scouts are basically how they advocate for girls in sci- just including a boy and not a girl ence and technology, and I’m dis- who has biological differences. She appointed that I missed out on this also doesn’t seem to understand the new brand of Girl Scouts. These differences between sex and genGirl Scouts are taught that they are der, but we can probably blame capable of just about anything, and that on her youth. What bothers I think that’s an important concept me is how deceived she feels that to teach the female youth who par- the Girl Scouts allow transgender kids. They have been relatively ticipate. This, however, brings up an- public about the whole situaother issue – the “female” youth. tion, and their inclusive actions In the last month or two, word has are commendable. The YouTubgotten out about a Colorado troop that had a young scout, Bobby Montoya, who identifies, or has been identified, as transgender. She is biologically male but identifies as a girl. She dresses like a girl, her parents try to use feminine pronouns when they refer to her, and she behaves like a girl. As such, Bobby wanted to join the Girl Scouts, because really, who wouldn’t want to join the Girl Scouts? Initially the Colorado trod denied Bobby’s entrance, citing her “boy parts” as the reason. Eventually, the Girl Scouts of Colorado reversed this decision. They said that “if a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout,” which is a pretty progressive gender policy. Bobby was able to join the Girl Scouts, but, shortly after, three

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ing Girl Scout is going to run into problems later in life if she revolts against every diversity statement. I realize that the Girl Scouts aren’t necessarily about gender diversity, although I think it is important to note that they are called the “Girl Scouts” and not the “Biologically Female Scouts.” Bobby identifies as a girl, acts like a girl, and dresses like a girl. Her family presents her has a girl. She wants to be a girl, and maybe she’ll eventually transition. I think these are pretty good reasons to allow Bobby to become a Girl Scout. Bobby’s mom said that “no one would know he’s a boy unless they pulled his pants down,” and if that happens, I think we might have bigger problems. Regardless, perhaps this is an opportunity to reconsider the gender binary that we see so often in our society, manifested in organizations like the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. Maybe we need an alternative for kids who don’t fall within the normative range. But for now, we have the Girl Scouts and their inclusive policies, which is a good start. The YouTubing Girl Scout is appalled, however, and thinks you should boycott Girl Scout cookies this year. She says that the Girl Scouts have taught her to be vocal about her opinions, but I think a Girl Scout cookie boycott would ultimately hurt her and her involvement in the Girl Scouts, even if she is able to make the point she wants to make. The point she has managed to make is that the Girl Scouts are awesome and inclusive, so I, for one, will be buying cookies this year to protest her boycott and celebrate gender diversity. Madi Whitman is a columnist for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at madisson.whitman@

Dear P. H. Honey Badger, My friend’s girlfriend is a crazy and if he stays with her then she’ll ruin his life. Do have any creative suggestions for breaking them up before she consumes his soul? Taking out the Trash Dear Trash, If only it were possible to determine your gender based on the reading of your question. For, you see, enacting revenge or engaging in tomfoolery is engendered. Certain acts of revenge work for female-to-male tomfoolery or revenge and certain others for male-to-female tomfoolery or revenge. Therefore, I shall do my best to offer you a gender neutral suggestion. Perhaps the best course of action is simply to go this friend of yours and tell him that you have observed his friend of the female gender and think she is a soul-sucking demon spawn, sent from the very fires of Hell to bring wreck and ruin to his very life. Yet, he may see this as rather confrontational. Of course, the assumption is that he is blinded by the mist of love she has swindled him into feeling toward her. Then again, I wonder how pathetic and needy your friend really is. Is he such a hopeless romantic that he would allow himself to fall prey to such a succubus? Perhaps, just perhaps, it may be time to let him go. Allow him to make his own mistakes. To quote one of the most influential figures in all of Honey Badger-dom, “Safe’st may though wonder, safe return again.” Affectionately,

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Hittin’ the Slopes: X Games 2012 story by Emily Aasand It’s about that time of year: time to sit back and enjoy watching people get sick air, break record speeds and completely wipeout. No, I’m not talking about your typical college sporting event; I’m talking about the X Games. The X Games will be starting on January 26 and will run through January 29 on the beautiful Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. The X Games are an annual sporting event arranged by ESPN that focuses on extreme action sports. The first X Game was held in Rhode Island in 1995 and has since been a huge hit among sport fanatics. During the Winter X Games you can expect to find your typical events such as Snowboard Street Style, Ski Slope Style, Snowboard Big Air and some not-so-typical events such as the Mono Skier X and the Snowmobile Freestyle. How can snowmobile competitions be that interesting, you may ask. But, surprisingly, it’s a crowd favorite. And watching the mono skiers is quite impressive as well. To those who aren’t familiar with winter sports or can’t quite figure out what mono skiing is on your own, it is skiing with both feet on one wide ski. When you hear about the Winter X Games, one person will typically stand out above everyone else. I’ll give you a hint: he is a phenomenal snowboarder, a 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Halfpipe and has a head full of vibrant, ginger-colored hair. Yep, it’d be Shaun White, who made his Winter X Games debut in 2003. He has been going strong and has been dominating his events ever since. His appearance alone will have people glued to their televisions. Which events he’ll sweep and how many records he’ll be break this year will be up in the air, and there is no doubt that his competition will be bringing their A-games to this extreme sports competition. An extreme sport is defined as an activity that has a high level of inherent danger and often involves speed, height and a high level of physical application. With extreme sports comes the high possibility of injury and even death. On January 19, 2012, the X Games and the world of extreme sports lost an inspirational icon: the Canadian Freestyle Skier Sarah Burke, who passed away at the age of 29 due to injuries she sustained while training in Utah. She was a fourtime Winter X Games Gold Medalist and she lobbied to get her sport included in the Winter Olympics. A tragic loss like this one is a part of any sport, but extreme sport participants are well aware that they put their life on the line every time they step foot in the snow. The 2012 Winter X Games athletes will undoubtedly be competing with a heavy heart, but Sarah’s death will not only motivate but also inspire this year’s athletes to put on a performance of a lifetime. This year the X Games will run January 26-29 and can be found on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, on the television network ABC and online at Emily Aasand is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at




Reputations 101: disaster prevention BOOKREVIEW “lol...OMG”

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Imagine that every burst of anger, stupid comment or drunken mistake that you’ve ever made was suddenly put on display for the whole world to see. Imagine your future dates or even employers reading things that were meant for friends’ eyes only or looking through photographs of that one party where you really went overboard. Imagine the disastrous implications these things could have on your future. It would be pretty bad, right? Now log onto your Facebook account and read the comments on your wall. Look through your pictures, both your own and the ones you’ve been tagged in. Is there anything that you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see? This kind of scenario and others are what form the heart of the book, “lol…OMG! What Every Student Needs to Know about Online Reputation Management, Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying.” Written by Matt Ivester, creator of the scandalous website (which was the largest college gossip website in the US until Ivester was forced to shut it down), this book explains what kind of content should and shouldn’t be sent or posted online, the issues that this content can generate and advice on how to clean up the mess if these problems should arise. Ivester also discusses the everrising trend of cyberbullying—that is, bullying someone through online means—and why it is easier for the average person to bully someone online than to their face. The title of the book, “lol… OMG!” reflects how something that was originally posted online just for a few laughs can blow up into a much bigger problem than the poster had ever anticipated. Three of the chapters deal with just this, each devoted to a real-life story of someone who made or posted something online that was meant just for their friends but ended up going viral or resulting in tragedy. While the subject matter may seem like something that high school and college students are lectured on regularly, “lol…OMG!” reinforces some of those online rules that we all know we should be adhering to but for some reason don’t. It provides information on how to avoid falling into bad situations involving online content and helpful advice for those who do. Finally, it forces readers to think twice about what they put online in the first place. For those interested but on the

fence about whether or not they would like to read this book, I’d recommend that you go for it. The book is short (123 pages), easy to read and very conversational in tone. The book was written to the level of a busy high school or college student interested in keeping their online reputations clean, and as a result, the book can easily be read in a few sittings or even one. So go ahead. Check your Facebook profile and get rid of anything that others might find incriminating or distasteful. Google yourself (and make sure to turn off any filters!). Do what you have to do to make sure that your online reputation stays intact. Trust me, your future self will thank you. Megan Sevigny is the Features Editor for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at megan.


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vs. NJIT 1/26 @ 7 p.m. Betty Engelstad Sioux Center


vs. SDSU 1/27 @ 6 p.m. Hyslop Sports Complex

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UND house-breaks SCSU Huskies three game winning streak, but like

GRETZKY-LIKE The every game starts at 0-0.” Women’s hockey The second game of the series turned out no better for SCSU team out-scored their foes 19-0 this weekend. as UND continued their scoring Mariah Holland THEDAKOTASTUDENT

The UND women’s hockey team faced-off against St. Cloud State University this past weekend at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. This series turned out to be a scoring frenzy for the University of North Dakota. The first game’s scoring was started by Monique Lamoureux-Kolls on the power play. The next goal also came from UND with Michelle Karvinen scoring unassisted. The first period was finished by Jocelyne Lamoureux’s goal towards the end of the period. The second period was similar to the first with Monique Lamoureux-Kolls getting her second goal of the game and first goal of the second period. 13 seconds later Kayla Berg got UND on the scoreboard again with the fifth goal of the game. North Dakota was not finished however, Allison Parizek scored to give the team a lead of six goals. The next goal came on another power play, this time the goal was scored by UND’s Alyssa Wiebe. The second period ended with North Dakota on top by a score of 7-0. Monique Lamoureux Koll’s started the third period off with her third goal of the game for a hat trick in UND’s favor. The next goal came from Andrea Dalen for UND; it was her ninth of the season. The final goal of the game came from Jocelyne Lamoureux for North Dakota and the game finished with a score of 10-0. “I knew that St. Cloud was going to come out hard, so you gotta be ready from the start,” said Jorid Dagfinrud, “They were on a

streak. The scoring started right away in the opening minutes of the game as Tori Williams scored her first goal of her season and UND’s first goal of the game. Monique Weber tallied the next goal of the period for UND and the lead was two goals early in the first. The next goal was recorded on the power play by Michelle Karvinen for North Dakota. Late in the first period Megan Gilbert put another goal on the scoreboard for UND and the lead was four to zero. The second period was started by Jocelyne Lamoureux who scored about midway through the period for UND. That was the only goal in the second but the third had a few more goals in store for the fans watching the game. Mary Loken scored the first goal of the third period for UND and the lead was extended to six goals. A power play goal by Jocelyne Lamoureux was the next score for North Dakota. The next goal was also by Jocelyne Lamoureux giving her a hat trick for the evening. The last goal of the night for UND came from Ashley Furia in the final second of play for the game. The game ended 9-0 in favor of North Dakota and both games were shutouts. “I think one of the bigger things is we got two shutouts in a row,” said Jocelyne Lamoureux, “Playing with Josefine and Michelle, I’m enjoying it, they’re both from Denmark so I feel like I’m in another country sometimes because they’re both speaking Danish.” Mariah Holland is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at marholl99@hotmail. com

Senior defender Ashley Holmes (above) takes a shot earlier this season.


This weekend, UND travels to Columbus, Ohio to take on WCHA opponent Ohio State. UND won swept the first series at home by a combines score of 18-2.

Late rallies lead to split series REPETITION Different teams appear to be stuck on “repeat” while writing history. Timothy Boger


Stop me if you‘ve heard this one before: North Dakota split on the road against St Cloud State this weekend. UND has played two series with the Huskies –one home, one away— every season since 200102, and in every series played in St

Cloud since that schedule scheme began, North Dakota has lost or tied the Friday night affair before storming back to win Saturday. Call it either a mere coincidence, or a testament to the parity in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, but that bout of deja vu resurfaced at the National Hockey Center in St Cloud, with the Huskies outlasting the Green and White in a 3-1 Friday win before UND‘s top line helped the squad storm back for a 3-2 win Saturday night. It was a bit of a blown opportunity given the play of senior

goaltender Brad Eidsness. The “backup” goalie did not play like one, as he stopped 27 shots in his first start since December 2nd. In a role reversal from how their last few months have played out, Friday night started off well for UND. North Dakota kept pace with St Cloud in the first period and even got a lead to boot. Carter Rowney‘s eighth of the year provided North Dakota with a 1-0 first intermission lead. That lead wouldn‘t stick, as


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Utah Valley claims first GWC game against UND EARLY Preseason favorite North Dakota fell to second-ranked UVU in inaugural game. Namara Kibira


UND was led by senior twins Charnay and Charnise Mothershed on Saturday when the North Dakota women’s basketball team faced Utah Valley. Saturday’s game was the first Great West Conference game for both teams. UND is now 9-10 and 0-1 in the Great West Conference. “It was a hard-fought game and I’m not going to make excuses for a loss as you need to give credit where credit is due,” said head coach Gene Roebuck. “Utah Valley played well and won the game. That being said, it does hurt to miss your leading scorer, your leading rebounder and your

leading three-point shooter. With Madi Buck out, we need players that have been here before to step up and take responsibility. Credit to Charnay and Charnise. They are playing like seniors and they are playing like every game is their last. They are taking pride in the fact that they have ‘North Dakota’ written across their jerseys and I am very proud of the way they played today.” Within seconds, North Dakota quickly took the lead over the Utah Valley Wolverines. After taking an 8-0 run, UND maintained the lead throughout the rest of the half. The final score of the first period was 3126. North Dakota held the lead until there were only 5:46 minutes remaining in the second half. UND had held a ten point lead against Utah until a three pointer from Sammie Jensen tied the knot in the game

at 46-46. After exchanging points and Charnay Mothershed hitting a three pointer, the score was now 51-49 with 4:35 remaining in the half. With 2:54 remaining, Charnise Mothershed hit a three pointer to give UND a three point advantage. After points from Allie Flinch to put the score to 54-55, Utah Valley continued their lead with eight seconds left and won the game after 2 free throws from Sammie Jenson. The final score of the game was 5458. Charnise Mothershed led in points with 10, including a pair of three pointers and two free throws. Charnise shot 3 for 10 and finished with four rebounds. Charnay Mothershed finished with eight points, including 2 three pointers and three rebounds. North Dakota shot 35.7 percent from the field in Saturday’s game. ,

The team finished shooting 37.5 percent from three-point range, and 66.7 percent at the free throw line. UND forced the Wolverines to a season-high 26 turnovers and converted those into 18 points. Junior guard Nicole Smart finished with eight points, three rebounds and a team high of five assists. Smart went 3-for-5 from the field, 1-for-3 at three-point range, and 1-for-1 at the free throw line. Senior guard Abbie Beutler led the Wolverines with 11 points. Junior Guard Allie Flinch followed with 10 points. Utah Valley shot 38.8 percent from the field, 40 percent at three-point range, and 66.7 percent at the free throw line. 30 of their total 58 points came from Utah Valley’s reserves. “We can still win 20 games and we can still win the conference,” said Roebuck. “The bottom line is that

we need to win on the road.” Immediately following his post game interviews, head coach Gene Roebuck discussed his decision to step down as head coach after the 2011-2012 season. “Brian Faison and I have been in discussion about this since last spring,” said Roebuck. “I didn’t want to make the announcement before the season and I didn’t want to make it after the season. I appreciate Brian for respecting that.” Next week, UND will play it’s second Great West Conference game on the road in New Jersey to face NJIT. Then on Saturday the team will head to Chicago to face the Chicago state Cougars in another Great West Conference game. Namara Kibira is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at


St Cloud State scored twice in the first ten minutes of the second period to take a lead of their own. St Cloud‘s Cory Thorson and Jarrod Rabey scored six minutes apart to give the Huskies a 2-1 lead, putting North Dakota in the all-too-familiar position of being down by one early in the game. Even though North Dakota scored the first goal for just the eighth time this season, it wasn‘t enough for head coach Dave Hakstol, who saw an opportunity to build a lead slip away. “We needed to generate more in the first half of this hockey game, Hakstol. “I think we have to push a little harder in the first 20 to 30 minutes of games to put us in a little better position.” An offensive assault broke out, as North Dakota threw everything they could at Huskies goaltender Ryan Faragher. But just as he had done in his October 27 start against North Dakota, he stymied UND, finishing with 41 saves, 18 of which were in the final stanza. Jared Festler sealed it for the Huskies with an empty net goal with 56 seconds to go. UND rebounded Saturday, using two early goals from Corban Knight to defeat the Huskies 3-2. Knight and his linemates, Danny Kristo and Brock Nelson, combined for seven points

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in Dave Hakstol‘s 200th career victory as head coach. Knight scored at 1:57 of the first period for his first goal since November 26. St. Cloud State‘s Andrew Prochno responded less than a minute later, but Knight would tally another goal at 6:07 to give UND the lead for good. Brock Nelson also scored early, with a goal 2:50 into the second that put the Huskies on their heels. “We kept coming,” said Hakstol. “I liked the way we played. We didn‘t sit back in the third period and try to protect the lead. We played pretty intelligent hockey, but we kept pushing the envelope and pressuring pucks. The Huskies cut the lead to 3-2 at 14:14 of the second period, and threw everything they could at Aaron Dell (28 saves) to try and tie the game in the third. With an extra attacker, Ben Hanowski appeared to have tied it with 31 seconds remaining, but the goal was eventually waived off as Hanowski kicked the puck in. Several loose pucks were turned aside by Dell and UND barely hung on for the 32 win. UND moves to 13-10-2 on the season and will host Wisconsin this weekend at Ralph Engelstad Arena in another Western Collegiate Hockey Association matchup. UND is sixth in the WCHA with 18 points (9-9). Timothy Boger is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at timothy.boger@

UND fouls in GWC opener MOMENTUM After a stellar defeat of NDSU, North Dakota still struggled on the road. Brandon Becker THEDAKOTASTUDENT

Coming off its biggest win of the season, North Dakota couldn’t follow it up with a win over Utah Valley as the University of North Dakota fell 72-64 in the opener of Great West Conference play for both teams. Despite trailing by as much as nine in the second half, UND (810, 0-1) battled back to take a lead late. Sophomore Aaron Anderson’s 3-pointer with 3:46 remaining in the game gave North Dakota a lead, although it was brief as Keith Thompson put back his own miss to put the Wolverines (11-10, 1-0) on top once again. UND had opportunities within the final minute to close the gap but couldn’t capitalize. After sophomore Jamal Webb missed a jumper with 45 seconds to go

North Dakota was forced to foul. The Wolverines nailed 6-of-7 free throws within the last minute to secure the victory. “I’m really proud of our guys,” said coach Brian Jones. “… I thought we took a huge step forward and I’m really proud of their effort.” Sophomores Troy Huff and Brandon Brekke turned in solid games for UND. Huff finished with a team-high 15 points and Brekke was strong again for North Dakota turning in a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds), his third of the season. Junior Alfonzo Hubbard played a key role in the win for the Wolverines as he poured in 17 points off the bench on just nine shots and in only 22 minutes of action. His teammate sophomore Holton Hunsaker also had a nice game scoring 16 points to go with his six assists and three steals. Turnovers played a key role in UND’s loss as they turned it over 18 times compared to just 14 times for the home team. “Down the stretch we had some unforced

turnovers, we missed some foul shots and we could just not get a defensive rebound when it counted,” said Jones. A look forward North Dakota will now turn its focus to taking on the New Jersey Institute of Technology. UND has back-to-back games at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, which will be followed by six road games for North Dakota making these next two home games all the more important After a great turnout for the NDSU game Jones is hoping that fans will come out and support the team for these next two games. “We play at a different level at home. A lot has to do with our home crowd. We definitely encourage our fans to show up,” he said. “With NJIT coming to town who is 2-0, and is leading the league, we need a good turnout on Thursday night.”

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

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The January 24, 2012 issue of the Dakota Student.

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