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PHILANTHROPY Fraternity hosts haunted house to raise funds for Global Service Initiative.

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HISTORY Myra Museum transforms into haunted house for community fundraiser.

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JAYE MILLSPAUGH

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A haunted house popped on Princeton Street this weekend. Each year the Delta Upsilon Fraternity is the host of a philanthropic haunted house. Scenes of murder and torture riddled the house, all part of a detailed story written by one of the fraternities members. “I wrote the story this year, and this is the third year I’ve been in charge of the haunted house,” said Nick Bowlin, the brother of DU in charge of the event.

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Community members gathered this weekend to get their fill of scares at the local history museum. The third annual “Legends of Terror and Halfpint Haunt” fundraiser was hosted by the Grand Forks County Historical Society in the Myra Museum on Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight. “What we liked best was that there was a story behind it. It wasn’t so in your face all the time,” Tracy Rolph said, who went on the tour with her

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SUPPORT Mortar Board Norman and Jake McConkey. The members create t-shirts shirts feature a photo of Delano emblazed with local icon and the words “I Heart Beer Lady.” “We kind of had a few different to raise money.

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The crowd at the Ralph Engelstad Arena erupted in cheers during the first period of Friday’s hockey game against St. Cloud State, but it had nothing to do with the action on the ice. Beth Delano, the “Beer Lady,” made an appearance on the big screen, sending the crowd into a frenzy. Over 100 of those in attendance were sporting their brandnew Beer Lady T-shirts, brainchild

fundraising ideas, but then after the whole Beer Lady controversy and with how many people like her, we thought it would be fun to put her on a shirt,” Van Norman said in an interview with The Grand Forks Herald in October. Van Norman and McConkey ordered 200 shirts, and they sold at a blazing pace. “We sold out in under an hour,” Van Norman said Sunday. “We have had a lot of demand for

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FUNDING Student Senate denies SOFA appeal for funding from engineering student organization.

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Student Senate stuck to the rulebook during their weekly meeting by refusing to fund student organizations that apply to the Student Organization Funding Agency (SOFA) in an untimely matter. Recently, the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers was denied funding for their annual trip to the Twin Cities after submitting their application one day late. The student organization appealed SOFA’s decision but SOFA denied their appeal. Senate had the power to repeal this decision and require SOFA to review the funding request. The discussion centered on whether granting the appeal would set a bad precedent and weaken the bylaws of Student Government and the SOFA grant process, or if forgiving this group’s mistake and giving them a second chance is part of Senate’s role to support student organizations. The Dakota Student

Student Senate and the Grand Forks City Council met Sunday to discuss student issues with the city. Photo by Nathan Twerberg.

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PAYMENTS Obama administration calls for revision of higher education loan policies.

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Having a college education is important in today’s job market and President Barack Obama is pushing for a plan to make getting this education less expensive.

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The Obama administration has announced a new plan, “Pay as You Earn”, designed to make it easier for students to make payments on their student loans “College graduates are entering one of the toughest job markets in recent memory, and we have a way to help them save money by consolidating their debt and capping their loan payments. And we can do it at no payment to the taxpayer,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said.

The current law limits payments on student loans to 15 percent of the borrower’s discretionary income. The law that the Obama administration has proposed will bring that down to 10 percent of the borrowers’ discretionary income. The remaining debt will be forgiven after 20 years instead of 25 years in the current law. To put this into perspective a nurse that earns $45,000 a year and borrowed

>Leaving ND, see page 5. >Terror at 2700, see page 6. >Assassins, see page 7.

$60,000 in federal loans owes $690 dollars a month. Under the new proposal this will be reduced to a manageable $239 a month. This new option for payment is set to go into effect in 2014. Many students are eligible for the income based repayment plans for their student loans, but few take advantage of this. Of the few million that are eligible for the payment program only about 450,000 people are us-

ing the income based repayment program said the Department of Education. The federal government is trying to make students more aware of this option. They are doing this by making it easier to participate in the program and attempt to reach out to borrowers and let them know about the option. The administration is also try-

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>American Indian Films, see page 9. >UND Football, see page 11. >UND Volleyball, see page 11.


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> film: “The Dead Can’t Dance” will be shown in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl starting at 7 p.m. The screening is part of the American Indian Film Festival. wednesday, november 2, 2011 > club: Writing group meeting at 6 p.m. in the Grand Forks Public Library. Group is for anyone 18 years of age and over. > film: The Global Vision Film Series presents “Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders” in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl beginning at 7 p.m. A $1 donation is suggested. thursday, november 3, 2011 > music: Faculty Contemporary Music Ensemble Concert at 8 p.m. in Hughes Fine Arts room 202. Cost is $3 for students.

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“The story is about a fraternity house that used to be a mental asylum, one of the patients Mark Fieldson, decided he wanted to seek divine retribution against the other criminals he was locked up with,” said Bowlin. The sounds of a screaming tour group exiting the house made Fowler laugh as he prepared to guide another tour through the house. “All of our profits go to the Global Service Initiative, which helps to rebuild poor communities both in the states and in Jamaica,” said Bowlin. The haunted house was $5

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ing to make it easier for students to manage the debt they get from student loans. They are doing this by making the payments of Direct Loans and Federal Family Education Loans together into one payment, compared to two separate payments which are in place right now. This will simplify things for many students because approximately about 5.8 million borrowers use both of these loans. Not only is this more convenient for students that borrow from these loans, but it will also reduce the interest rate by 0.5

NEWS and it brought in around 300 people over the course of the weekend; all of that money goes to the non-profit organization. “Its’ an absolute blast to set up for the event, and it’s something I look forward to every year. This year we actually had a couple girls pee themselves, and plenty of people have cried,” Bowlin said, taking some pride in his story. The brothers of the fraternity were more than happy to run each group through the house. Overall the project raised $1,250 for GIS.

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A victim is dissected on a table in the Delta Upsilon haunted house. Photo by Andrea Dickason.

> Cullen Donohue is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at cullen.donohue@und.edu

percent. This will save hundreds of dollars for borrowers. People can begin taking advantage of this proposal in January, and will be notified by a federal loan service if they are eligible for this plan of consolidation. If you don’t hear from them, and believe your loans may qualify, you can contact them at 1-800-433-3243. For more information about the program log on to www.direct.ed.gov/.

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> Tyler Casey is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at tyler.casey@und.edu

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husband. The couple also attended Delta Tau Delta’s “Terror at 2700” haunted house on the UND campus. The event began in the main building of the Myra Museum and continued throughout the rest of the buildings. The gothic-style museum funds the Myra foundation and was constructed by the Grand Forks County Historical Society in 1976. “This place is naturally creepy without help, so we decided to give it a lot of help,” Director of the Myra Museum Leah Byzewski said. The haunted house tour led groups of about six to nine patrons through a trail of red luminaries that went in and out of all of the historical buildings. The interiors of all of the buildings were decorated appropriately and all of the actors were children of various ages from Grand Forks’ SPA (Summer Performing Arts) program. The story featured items such as a woman who trapped humans

in her butcher shop and children in a house who attacked anyone who woke them up from their sleep. The school building featured children and a teacher in a psych ward. People of all ages attended the event, from families with young children to high school students to the elderly. “We wanted to have something fun for young people, like middle school and high school and young college students to do for the Halloween holiday,” said Byzewski. The Myra foundation is the legacy left behind by John Myra (1857-1939), a pioneer of Emerado, N.D. who operated a farm implement dealership and a lumber business. He was also a major landowner in Grand Forks County. There were no natural heirs to his estate at the time of his death, so he created the Myra Foundation to fund educational and charitable activi-

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ties in Grand Forks County. Funds from the foundation were also used to build the Myra Museum. The Myra Museum features various exhibits from throughout Grand Forks’ history, from the Ice Age to the settlement period and even current trends in local pop culture. The grounds are available for people to tour from May 15 until September 15 every year. Tours are conducted every day, including weekends, from 1-5 p.m. during this time. The museum is open by appointment only during the winter. Admission is $5 for anyone over the age of 16, $3 for children ages 10-15. Children under age 10 can tour for free when accompanied by an adult.

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

Remember to mark your calendar for the Dakota Student Open House on November 7 from 1-4 p.m. We’ll have free food and drinks!

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heaDPhOneS Turn down your music and be more aware of your surroundings. While UND has an “open campus” policy, that doesn’t give you license to block out the world as you travel across campus. Our school’s policy grants pedestrians the right-of-way on all campus roads. In other words, this means you may cross roads at any point in the block, and motorists need to stop to allow foot traffic to flow. The idea behind this concept is to allow students timely and safe passage across campus. What has manifested from this rule is quite concerning to us at The Dakota Student. We see it countless times a day, and it scares us: someone walking along the sidewalk, headphones in and cranked up to 11, that decides to cross the street without looking for traffic. Yes, we get that they are supposed to stop, but buses don’t go from 20-0 MPH in zero seconds flat. Plus, there are people who tear down University Avenue well over the posted speed limit. And before we get too far, we want to clear one thing up: UNIVERSIRY AVENUE IS NOT AN OPEN ROAD. Pedestrians maintain the right-ofway in crosswalks, but are still subject to jaywalking fines if they cross the road outside of those crosswalks. Every time we see someone take that first step on to the street while clueless to the car traffic situation around them, we have a collective heart attack. We understand that college is stressful, and music is a nice escape. We know that music can help the healing process after you get dumped by your significant other. All we’re saying is that you could turn it down a little so you can hear what is going on around you. It’s even worse when you are one of these people on a bike. Not only do you need to share the road with vehicles that are tens of times bigger than yours, you also become a hazard to pedestrians, some of which are also unaware of your presence on the road or sidewalk. If we could count the number of near-misses we have collectively had with over-agressive, oblivious bikers, we would be math majors. Drivers need to respect your existence as part of UND’s road traffic, but that respect needs to extend both ways.

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Letter: Higher education As a UND Alumni, I don’t know if I have much of a right anymore to have an opinion, but one of my regrets is being yet another complaisant student in a national university system that has problems. The amount we pay for higher education is a hindrance to the future success of America in an academically competitive world. I know how it sounds, I’m just another crazy opinionated hippie like those in occupied Wall Street who have been labeled as simply wanting a handout. I’m done with school and I now live in Germany and have a lot of student loans to pay back— something Europeans have only heard of. An interesting thing about Europeans is that they immediately take to the streets against injustices. For example, higher education is

nearly free because education is a right given to those who are willing to work hard enough to earn their future; not a luxury given to those who have the money, good enough credit or athletic ability. The Germans would even take to the streets if injustices like taxes on beer were to become a reality. But, is it really possible to change the higher educational system in North Dakota, or even the US? The answer is YES. If all of Europe is able to do it, why not North Dakota? The problem? We are too complaisant. In Germany they tried raising the tuition by a couple hundred dollars when they already pay less than $1000 in per semester. Students took to the streets and the tuition raise never happened. Yet, in the US it’s raised every year, and we pay about $5000

a semester, which is considered cheap. How can Americans be so complaisant? I’d bet most students agree that the higher education system isn’t working. Education shouldn’t be seen or ran as a business. No more settling for tuition freezes or lowered tuition. We can’t settle for anything less than higher education being affordable for everyone. No more working two jobs to try and pay for school. No more pressure trying to decide your major and future career due to money constraints and no more struggling to pay the bills after graduating college. It’s time to STAND UP! Ryan Bolin German/International Studies Major

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with it on Halloween. It doesn’t matter how cold it is, you will The Dakota Student see uncovered thighs in every diAs a child, Halloween was an rection. For that, I salute all the innocent affair. Get a costume and women (or men) dressed this way. go out trick or treating, maybe You have a willpower far beyond mess with your friends a bit, get anything I could hope for, because home and sort out the candy and nights around here are cold. crash down from a sugar high There will always be drinking. two hours later. The Halloween I There will be partying and celknew as a child and the Halloween ebrations and other such drunken I know now are two completely festivities. The alcohol flows on different beasts. Now, when I Halloween weekend (and in some walk out of cases, weekThere are certain day) and you my apartment and see a whole lessons to be learned can look straight lot of really from Halloween ev- happy or neardown University Ave,I see ly blacked-out ery year... a place where people walkeven the wereCaitlin Wildeman ing down the wolves are columnist street, staggerdressed proing into their v o c a t i v e l y. next drinking There are certain lessons to be destination. It’s well known that learned from Halloween every Halloween at UND is all about year, and a number of things you booze. If you’ve never been to can count on seeing every time. campus before, you could follow Whether rain or snow or sleet, the drunks to a party. The campus there will be skanky costumes. community has definitely decided There will be fishnets and short that Halloween is a time to go craskirts; there will be breasts pop- zy and have fun. ping out of shirts and high heels Halloween is a time when it’s clicking all around. Halloween is advisable for you to follow the rules the one holiday you get to dress of the road. Cops are out in force up as slutty as you want, and it during Halloween, looking out for doesn’t matter; you can get away both the people playing tricks and

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the people who partook in one too many treats. You’re likely to count four cops on a 2-minute trip into downtown. Driving drunk during Halloween celebrations wouldn’t be a very smart move. Not only are you more likely to get pulled over, there are more drunk college students walking around. More pedestrians mean more chances to hit something, and you don’t want to ruin a fun night like that, right? Rocky Horror will happen. It’s the place where you can go display your inner “whatever” without fear of judgment. It’s the place to go see a show and heckle a few characters you find especially annoying. Rocky Horror has turned into a Grand Forks tradition, and to miss out on it is to miss out on a lot. There’s something about “The Time Warp” that really makes Halloween what it is. There are some things about Halloween that you can just count on, and it makes Halloween what it is. In college, it’s not about candy anymore; it’s about having a good time. And since Halloween comes after midterms, maybe that good time is a well-deserved one.

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> Caitlin Wildeman is a columnist for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at caitlin.wildeman@und.edu


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Madi Whitman

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This may be a tad preemptive, but I have recently been forced to begin coming to terms with the approaching reality that I will soon need to leave North Dakota indefinitely. I suspect most of the students on this campus, whether from here or other places, can’t wait for the day when they can pack up and cross the borders, but I am finding that the impending departure is bittersweet. I am trying to figure out what to do with the next seven years of my life (the general length of the acquisition of a doctoral degree) and have been scouring graduate school webpages from universities all over the country. No matter which I end up at, I know that I will not be here come this time next year. In the past, I have written opinions on how irritated I become when students insult our fine state. I know that it has its faults. I, too, wish North Dakota had more restaurant choices,

milder winters, citizens who want libraries and more exciting topography in the eastern region. However, despite some of the unsatisfactory characteristics of the state, I love it intensely. I should clarify that I’m from here; not Grand Forks, but central North Dakota, and therefore I am probably biased. Part of my heritage is formed from the efforts of the German-Russian settlers of the late 19th century who faced tremendous difficulties, and so I feel deeply connected to them and the land. North Dakota is part of my identity. I have been very fortunate in that I have been able to spend the last several summers working at a job that enables me to explore the history and prehistory of the area in a way that has strengthened my understanding of North Dakota culture. I have had numerous interactions with landowners who, after seeing me randomly appear in their driveways after trampling through their fields, don’t question my presence but instead ask

me if I need anything. I have had ter township, of endless cultivated many non-serial killer types ask fields never ceases to amaze me if I need a ride when I’m situated with the life it produces year after at section lines. While I don’t re- year in the form of agriculture. Despite the evidence I have ally look like the Hitcher, I think behavior of this sort is telling of provided for a more positive opinNorth Dakota culture in that a lot ion of our great state, I suspect the changing temof the people peratures and who live here Beyond the quali- a p p r o a c h i n g are genuinely nice. ties of the popula- threat of snow render my arBeyond tion, North Dakota guments irrelthe qualievant. I don’t ties of the is beautiful. have a retort, population, Madi Whitman as I agree that North Dakocolumnist the winters are ta is beautiful. brutal. I do Don’t believe ask, though, me? Head west. The Burning Coal Vein is that stereotypes don’t drive the gorgeous. Highway 1804 along overall opinion. Not everything is a hot dish, the Missouri River in Emmons County at sunrise or sunset is we’re not driven by two types of stunning. The Badlands are truly a sauces, and we don’t talk like “Farsight to behold. Even the prairies, go” suggests. There is diversity apart from the previously listed here, and we do have a culture, rugged landforms, retain a quiet and it’s a culture that I will miss. Don’t get me wrong, though; beauty, and the stark landscape in I can’t wait to get out of here. I the winter is striking. Even the Red River Valley, was more than ready to leave after with mile after mile, township af- the most recent legislative session.

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I love UND, but I’m anxious to move on. Still, restricting North Dakota to an image in my rearview mirror is going to be hard. This is a fantastic place to live; there are jobs (supposedly, strippers make $2000 in tips per night in Williston), the economy is intact, and it’s pretty safe. Can’t ask for too much more. As such, I have mixed feelings about leaving. I don’t know if I will ever live here again after graduation, and I don’t know how to feel about that. In the meantime, though, I intend to appreciate the state for everything it has to offer, and instead of complaining about the frigid temperatures and our “bland palettes” (which is completely insulting, by the way), I recommend actually looking for the beauty of which I speak and embracing it. This place is wonderful; enjoy it while you can.

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> Madi Whitman is a columnist for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at madisson.whitman@ my.und.edu

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school uniform of UND I know I’m in the minority. The Dakota Student I know there’s nothing I can In October 2006, the UND say to turn the fashion tide so I’ll campus united to protest a column accept the trend. But I do ask one written by a DS writer. Thirteen thing from the student body: be letters and dozens of online com- consistent. If you intend to look ments were received about the col- like you just rolled out of bed then umn. Facebook groups sprung up please follow through. Nothing is more amusing than and students dressed alike to show girls who apparently had time in their unity on the topic. What was the column about the morning to apply mascara, you ask? The war? Abortion? The eyeliner, concealer, blush and eye shadow, as well as straighten their State Legislature’s actions? hair, but not put on real pants. Not quite. Now call me an overachiever, Tuition rates, parking permits, but if I’m feeling inspired enough or dining center food? to put that much effort into my Nope. So what was the big hullabaloo face I might as well wear something about? Sweatpants. Yes, the comfy nice to go with it. For some of you, sweatpants attire of choice for gym-goers and students alike was at the center of double as pajamas and daytime pants. And then there are people SweatGate 2006. Our parents protested wars, who consider pajamas more than civil rights, women’s rights and a just sleepwear. I see people wearing them everywhole host of where: class, other causes. If you intend to look programs and We chose to take a stand like you just rolled r e s t a u r a n t s and I give on fashion. out of bed then please –them props for Or a lack truly not carthereof. follow through. ing. Students Brandi Jewett T h e s e were up in editor-in-chief people are the arms over a true comfy columnist warriors. But telling them they looked like trash when they the same rules apply. Don’t put effort into face/hair/facial hair and chose to wear sweatpants to class. Five years later and sweatpants then walk around looking like a are still popular. That’s got to be a sleepwalker from the neck down. record of some sort for a fashion I’m sure your professors will think your Minnie Mouse jammies are trend. Was the columnist wrong in even more awesome if you show up saying people who wear sweat- touting uncombed hair and your pants look like they’re on a walk nighttime dental retainer. While I’m talking about things of shame from Oscar the Grouch’s house? Personally I don’t think so people wear when they want to be but since sweatpants seem to be the comfy, I may as well discuss the

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new trend that has appeared since SweatGate 2006: leggings. They’re more comfortable than jeans and can be dressy or casual when the occasion calls for it and – of course – they’re tight. Not tight as in “Bro, that new paint job on your IROC-Z is tight!” but tight like form fitting. Same rules apply here too. If you’re going for slob by all means don’t half-ass it. Pair your leggings with wrinkled t-shirts and bed head to make the look authentic as possible. If you want bonus points then wear leggings that are clearly a size too small. That way when you put them on, they stretch and become see-through. Nothing is more attractive than knowing what color, type and brand of underwear someone is wearing before speaking to them. Going commando wins you super-mega bonus points with me because it proves you had absolutely no time to bother with undergarments this morning. You, my friend, are the king/queen of comfy. So students, if you want to look like slobs don’t be afraid to take it to 11. Get crazy and wear leggings and sweatpants at the same time. But wait, why even put on pants? That’s clearly too much effort to put into getting ready for the day. So take on college in just your underwear. On one hand, people won’t take you seriously as a professional, student or human being but you’ll have my respect for staying true to the comfy cause.

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ing to women’s hockey game is a very cheap night out. I didn’t have The Dakota Student to pay for parking nor the ticket. I wrote a column a few weeks That saves me at least 15 dollars ago stating that I would take hock- right there. All one has to do is ey on as my surrogate sport while show their student ID at the arena the NBA decides to destroy my to get a ticket. Because of the availsoul. In continuation of that state- ability, one does not need to get a ment, I attended a women’s hock- ticket far in advance. Unfortunately, many people ey on October 22. The Fighting get hung up on the fact that it is Sioux won not the Fightthe game Going to a wom- ing Sioux 7-1, and I men’s hockey had a great en’s hockey game is team playing. time. Below a very cheap night To the contrary are three reaof that you sons why you out. have the Minshould attend a women’s Kirby Graff nesota Lynx. hockey game. columnist Before they were good, not The first many people reason is that Jocelyne Lamoureux and Monique attended the games. Now that Lamoureux-Kolls are amazing to they have a winning, championwatch. At the game I attended ship team, the people have been Monique had a hat trick and Joc- attending. I went to a women’s hockey elyne scored two goals. They were noticeably better than the Ohio game a few years ago and there was State team they were playing. This an announced attendance of 489. season alone they are both averag- The announced attendance at the game vs. Ohio State was over three ing over 2 points a game. The second reason is that the thousand. Fans of the Fighting games are held at the Ralph En- Sioux have realized that talents like gelstad Arena. As we all know, the Lamoureux sisters do not come the Ralph is a wonderful place to along very often, and they have rewatch hockey. Unfortunately for sponded by attending more games the women’s hockey team, and than ever before. Great talent, great seats and very fortunate for me is that not many people attend the games. cheap entertainment are the main We sat in the second row next to reasons to attend a women’s hockey the glass facing the goal the Sioux game. Going to the games doesn’t were shooting at every period. Be- cost anything but time and the cause there were so few people we opportunity to see two athletes in were able to move to each side of their prime is always worth the trip. the rink. The third reason is that the games are free. More than I ever > Kirby Graff is a columnist for The can remember people are com- Dakota Student. He can be reached plaining about lack of money. Go- at kirby.graff@gmail.com

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more shirts.” The shirts, which sold for $10, were made to support UND Mortar Board’s Thanksgiving turkey basket drive. The drive typically feeds over one thousand people in Grand Forks. This is the 32nd year the drive has been held. “We are ordering more shirts, and we hope to have them by

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“It is our job as senators to make sure that we are serving our student organization,” said Senator Jacob Geiermann. “I understand the principle of denying them for being one day late but we need to support our students.” Requesting these SOFA funds is a simple process through the website Collegiate Link. Because the group failed to go through this process, they have spent much time working through the appeal process in effort to take this trip. No members of the group were present at the Senate meeting. “They are doing so much work after the fact with an appeal,” said Senator John Kappel, “They could have done this work before hand by simply applying and saved us all a lot of time.” The vote was divided but the majority ruled that this student organization would not receive the opportunity to appeal again for these funds. North Dakota State Senator Mac Schneider made a guest appearance to support Student Governments attempt to slowly transition towards phasing out the Sioux nickname if Congress decides to repeal the law requiring the logo to be used at UND. “This is has been very emotional to me, if it were up to me we would keep the Fighting Sioux logo,” said Schneider. “But if we keep this name we will see our athletic programs crippled.” Senate also unanimously approved funding for the Monster Patrol Bill. This bill funded Student Government’s effort to help the community by providing student volunteers to patrol Grand

Wednesday or Thursday,” Van Norman said. They hope to sell the new shipment of shirts at the Memorial Union, and perhaps at other Fighting Sioux sporting events. The controversy started when a panning camera picked up Delano drinking a beer in the crowd at a hockey game. She then rose to fame as the “Beer Lady,” who garnered a large fan base of other hockey game attendees. Delano even co-starred in a commercial for distance education for UND with Forks neighborhoods on Halloween night to reduce bullying and promote a safe trick-or-treating atmosphere for children. The bill approved $500 for the program but Government Affairs Commissioner Ryan Fitzgerald doubted they would use the entire amount. “We expect to spend about $75 on pins, $150 on pizza, $90 on glow sticks, and $50 on transportation,” said Fitzgerald. The meeting also included an impeachment discussion for Senator Kyle Slaathaug. As representatives of the student body, senators must attend Senate meetings faithfully. Three unexcused absences is grounds for impeachment and Slaathaug violated this rule. “I was absent for personal and

President Robert Kelley. Approximately a year and a half ago, Kelley made the request to arena officials to discontinue showing Delano on the in-arena big screen. The university was trying to get away from its image as a “drinking school,” and wanted to see students and other fans featured throughout the game.

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Haunted house benefits family FUNDRAISER Money raised at house will be given to little girl.

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family issues and I failed to notify anyone about these absences,” Slaathaug said. “I will be on time and present for the rest of the semester.” After a secret ballot vote, senators voted to allow Slaathaug to keep his position as Off-Campus Senator. Prior to their normal meeting, Student Senate also met with the Grand Forks City Council to discuss student concerns about items under the city’s purview. Next Student Senate meeting will take place November 6th at 6 p.m. in the Red River Valley Room of the Memorial Union.

The Delta Tau Delta fraternity held a haunted house this past weekend. Every year the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity hosts a haunted house for the public to come enjoy. All proceeds of said event go to charity. The fraternity house was decorated in caution tape and gravestones, and a man wearing a Pin-head mask was roaming the premises. Delta Tau Delta is hosting the event with the assistance of one of the sororities, Pi Beta Phi. Each year Delta Tau Delta chooses a beneficiary for the proceeds of their haunted house. “This year all of the money raised goes to a girl

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> Kaitlin Bezdicek is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at kaitlin.bezdicek@my.und. edu

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from Fargo named Langley Bradley,” said Ben Fowler, one of the oragnizers. Bradley has a rare heart disorder and the money will be used to help pay for surgeries and medicine. “Our haunted house brings in around 500 people over the course of the weekend,” said Fowler. At a price of $5 a person or $4 with a non-perishable food item, the money from these people will be a significant amount. The non-perishable food items will be donated to Mortar Board. With smiles all around, the brothers of the Delta Tau Delta seemed excited to run all of the haunted tours as they came to the door. “We have a lot of fun setting up and running the haunted house, and we would like to thank anyone that came out to visit this weekend,” said Fowler.

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The University of North Dakota’s Theater Arts Department is back in November with the musical “Assassins.” Based on a book by John Weidman, which was based on an idea by Charles Gilbert Jr., “Assassins” features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical focuses on the dark side of American history. Throughout history, a total of nine people have attempted or succeeded in assassinating a President of the United States. “Assassins” tells their story and includes famous historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth (Daniel Dutot); James Garfield’s assassin Charles Guiteau (Tyler Rood); William McKinley’s assassin, Leon Czolgosz (Chris Hunt); and Lee Harvey Oswald (Philip Muehe), assassin of John F. Kennedy. The play also features a number of would-be assassins and other prominent political figures. “Assassins” is narrated by the Balladeer (also played by Philip Muehe), who is depicted as a portrayal of the American Dream. It opens with a carnival where the Proprietor (Jordan Wolfe) is attempting to convince his audience that killing a president will solve all their problems in life. Eight characters garbed in clothing from several different time periods and stations of life make their appearances and sing about how “everybody’s PLAY > page

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Halloween traditions: a real horror show ROCKY Grand Forks residents flock to the Empire Theater for an annual event.

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A weekend movie screening brought hundreds of Transylvanians to downtown Grand Forks. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” returned for its annual screening at the Empire Arts Center. The film ran Friday, Saturday and Monday. “Rocky Horror” follows newly engaged couple Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) on their journey to see Dr. Scott, the man responsible for arranging their union. Their trip takes a turn for the weird when their car gets a flat tire and they seek shelter in a castle home belonging to mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a self-described transsexual transvestite from Transylvania. Frank-N-Furter invites them to his laboratory. What awaits them is the scientist’s newest creation: a fully formed blonde muscle man named Rocky. Murder, mayhem and sexual escapades abound as the night in the castle wears on. The 1975 parody film is considered a cult classic, with midnight screenings still being held in theaters across the country since its release. The following in Grand Forks remains strong, with attendance records being broken at this year’s screenings, which were presented by entertainment group Nine and Numb. But people don’t come just to watch the movie–they come to be a part of it. Many dress up as their favorite characters from the film. These costumes tend to be on the scant side, usually involving corsets and fishnets–worn by both men and women, of course. It is also expected that the audience yell at the screen. But this part isn’t for the weak of heart. First-timers, or virgins as

they are affectionately referred to, who didn’t do their research may have found themselves wondering what was going on as people began calling Brad and Janet their respective derogatory names, telling the criminologist (Charles Gray) to shut up and go find a neck and calling for elbow sex between characters Magenta (Patricia Quinn) and Riff Raff (Richard O’Brien). Props are also an important part of the “Rocky Horror” experience. Dozens of items can be used in the show but certain ones like slices of toast, rice and squirt

guns aren’t allowed in a majority of theaters. A number are still deemed acceptable and Nine and Numb sold prop bags to audience members. Using the props correctly and at the right part of the film is vital. Audience members placed newspapers on heads, threw cards around in the theater and waved cell phones during movie’s musical numbers. Rituals have been added by generations of fans. Besides using props, there are other ways audience members can participate.

In some theaters audience members get up and act out the movie scenes in front of the screen. At this weekend’s screenings, Nine and Numb put its actors in front of the screen for the ninth year. Since its debut nearly a decade ago, the show has undergone some changes. Because of a nudity incident last year, virgin sacrifices (a significant part of the pre-screening entertainment,) were banned by the Empire’s management. These sacrifices often involved the virgins competing

against one another for the opportunity to appear on the stage with the actors. Contest included sucking the crème out of a Twinkie while the snack was placed in a man’s lap and eating licorice the sexiest way possible. The Nine and Numb production is expected to return again next year for its tenth anniversary with the possibility of having the virgin sacrifices reinstated.

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AI Film Festival begins SERIES Movies celebrating Native culture will be shown weekly throughout November.

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For the sixth year in a row, the Indian Studies Department and the Indian Student Association will put on their American Indian Film Festival. This year the film festival looks to bring some exciting and amazing films to campus. From timely zombies to a study on what being a Native American warrior is truly about, there will be something here for everyone. Be sure to check them out! While there is no general theme among the films, save for being produced by and featuring different groups of Native Americans, there are two movies that will coincide with other cultural events. The first film of the series, The Dead Can Dance (2010), is about three Native Americans surviving a zombie apocalypse. This will be shown tonight at 7 p.m. The showing on November 8th, three days before Veterans Day, will be The Way of the Warrior (2007). Janie Schroeder of the Indian Studies Association, who helped organize the event, told me, “Native Americans serve in the United States Military at three times the rate of other races.” The film includes personal accounts of real warriors who fought for the military.

Other issues explored include boarding schools in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. “There are many misconceptions about boarding schools. Many people see them as a good thing, but children were taken from their homes and families,” Schroeder said. “Where the Spirit Lives is fictional, but it is based on multiple stories to present an accurate story. Although the film is older, it is still very poignant.” The film March Point is a documentary made by three young filmmakers from the Swinomish Indian Tribe. They investigate the effects two oil refineries built on “an area that was once part of the Swinomish reservation by treaty.” The film explores the initial impact of the tribe being put on the reservation, as well as the effects the oil refineries have on the health of the people and the change affecting the environment by the two oil refineries. Four Sheets to the Wind (2007) is more of a typical Hollywood drama, Schroeder said. After the death of his father, a young man leaves his reservation to explore the wider world and discover himself. When asked about the role of Native Americans in film today, as well as whether or not they are still being portrayed in a stereotypical way, Schroeder says, “There are still Native Americans being portrayed in a historical [way]. Pilgrims aren’t shown to represent people today, but Native Americans of that time are still shown. There is a class offered by the Indian Studies Department called ‘Hollywood Indians’ (IS 171) that

explores Hollywood’s use of Native Americans. Hollywood is definitely getting more P.C. though.” All films will be shown in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl at 7 p.m. on their respective dates. Admission is free. Schedule Tuesday, November 1: The Dead Can Dance Tuesday, November 8: The Way of the Warrior Tuesday, November 15: Where the Spirit Lives Monday, November 21: March Point Tuesday, November 29: Four Sheets to the Wind

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got the right to their dream.” “Assassins” ignores the chronology of history and brings all nine characters together in mini-dramas were they tell each other their stories. The play ultimately examines the motives behind each murder and examines whether or not they actually solved the personal problems of each murderer. The show features a sharp contrast between light-hearted entertainment and violence. The different stories are woven together with popular music of the era that contrasts with the dark motives of each character. The idea of “the american dream” juxtaposes ironically with the theme of the play, which, of course, is the murder of American presidents. This irony can be observed in the text of the opening song, “Rich man, poor man / Black or white / Pick your apple / Take a bite / Everybody just hold tight / To your dreams / Everybody’s got the right / To their dreams.” The individual mini-dramas give each person a voice while pointing to the tumultuous undertow beneath the surface of American life. “Assassins” will run from November 15 through 19 at the Burtness Theatre on campus. Adult tickets are $20 and student tickets are $10. Each show begins at 7:30 p.m. Anyone with further questions can reach the Burtness Box Office at 701-777-2587.

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> Matthew Roy is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at matthew.roy.2@my.und. edu. Megan Sevigny is the features editor for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at megan.sevigny@ my.und.ed.


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Miller’s field goal seals football victory, C.C. season closes: Emerson and Rose lead teams

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Volleyball 11/1 @ 7 p.m.

Vermillion, S.D.

vs. UM- Crookston

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Betty Engelstad Sioux Center

GWC Championship Tournament

Soccer 11/4-7 Times-TBA Newark, N.J.

Huskies deflect UND hopes of a sweep DRAW North Dakota was trounced on Friday but rebounded nicely against a fierce WCHA rival.

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North Dakota continued their Western Collegiate Hockey Association conference schedule last weekend, splitting a series with the St. Cloud State Huskies at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Sioux were shut out 4-0 Friday night, but rebounded to take the series finale 3-1 Saturday. Sioux stymied by Faragher North Dakota’s electric offense rocked freshman goaltender Ryan Faragher with 44 shots, but Faragher turned away every single one for his first career shutout in just his second career appearance in net for the Huskies. Faragher found out Tuesday that due to an injury Mike Lee sustained in practice, he would be the starter going forward. And he fared better than the mainstay junior goalie Lee, who is 0-5-1 in his career against the Sioux. “You have to give him credit,” said junior forward Corban Knight. “He came in to a situation where their top goalie was injured and he was able to step in. It was the first time UND began their WCHA schedule with three losses since an 0-3-1 record to start their 1989-90 campaign. UND tested Faragher (1-1-0) early and often, with 15 and 24 shots in the first and second periods, respectively. But Faragher never relented even amidst two five-minute major penalties in which North Dakota was able to get many pucks to the net. “We had those two five-minute that we had to execute on and we had a ton of chances,” said Danny Kristo. “But their goalie played really well at the other end.” Sticking to their game North Dakota outshot Wisconsin 42-15 in last Saturday’s 5-4 loss. They suffered a similar fate Friday, outshooting the Huskies 44-23 but finding themselves on the losing side once again. It was part of a frustrating 0-3 start to their Western Collegiate Hockey Association schedule. To get back on the winning track and avoid their first 0-4 start to conference play in program history, the Sioux had to do something easier said than done: stick to their game. UND did not have that wide margin on the shot count like in their previous two games, but they had the chances they needed to split the series. They outshot St

Cloud State 26-21 Saturday night but unlike Friday, they got the greasy goals they needed in a 3-1 victory. “That was the game plan all night,” said freshman forward Mark MacMillan, whose greasy early second period finally solved their scoring issues. “[Friday] night we got lots of pucks on net too and it just didn’t go our way. We just wanted to get that going all game and I think we were pretty happy to get a greasy one. Maybe we were a little frustrated after last night—not getting those greasy ones in—but after we got that one we used that momentum to our advantage.” Not your everyday power play In the last few weeks, the Fighting Sioux have been trying out an unorthodox power play unit and on Saturday that unit found success. Hakstol said associate head coach Cary Eades was the mastermind behind putting three defensemen—Dillon Simpson, Derek Forbort and Ben Blood—together with forwards Mark MacMillan and Carter Rowney on the man advantage. Typically, a power play unit has one or sometimes two defensemen but the trio has brought an interesting dynamic to North Dakota’s special teams. “That’s something we talked about a couple of weeks ago,” Hakstol said. “We looked at it and worked on it in practice. We used it in Wisconsin a little bit last week and there were some real good signs out of it. We wanted to have a real simple mentality to that group.” On Saturday night, Blood made a nice shot from a point that MacMillan was able to get his stick on it, redirecting it past the goaltender for his second goal of the season. The Fighting Sioux had another power play goal—thanks to Brock Nelson’s top shelf goal later in the second—but that unit had just one defenseman on it. Up next North Dakota (3-4-1, 1-3 WCHA) heads off to the Twin Cities next weekend to play a Friday and Saturday series with the Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-1-0, 4-0 WCHA). Friday’s game is set for 7:07 p.m. and Saturday’s is set for 7:37 p.m. at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.

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> Timothy Boger a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at timothy.boger@my.und.edu

Pocket ten’s: UND’s Corban Knight shares words with SCSU’s Ben Hanowski during a stoppage of play.

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LIBERO North Dakota recently defeated conference opponents in convincing fashion.

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The Fighting Sioux volleyball team defeated Houston Baptist University in a five-set heartbreaker on Saturday. “We had a little bit of a scare here today. Houston Baptist came in and did a good job. We hit too many balls out of bounds throughout the night. That can frustrate you a little bit,” said Head Coach Ashlee Hardee. “Their libero is the best libero in the conference. They just keep getting everything back. If you’re not disciplined enough as a team offensively, you get frustrated. We were a bit calmer in the fourth and fifth sets, and that was key in picking up this win today.” Senior libero Courtney Whittleman tied her career high with 36 digs for the Huskies. UND is now 22-4 and 8-1 in the Great West Conference and Houston Baptist is 18-8 and 4-3. The Fighting Sioux took advantage for a 25-12 victory early in the first set. The Huskies rebounded in the second set and held the Fighting Sioux to a final score of 25-19, tying the match up 1-1. UND broke a 2020 tie and then tallied the 25-22 defeat in the third set. Huskies hit .342 with only two attacking errors in the fourth to come away with a 25-23 win. “We were down by a lot of points in Game 4, but coming back gave us confidence and the momentum to roll into Game 5,” said senior hitter Annika Smed. “Sitting there after Game 4, we knew we had to be the first to five, 10, 15 to get the job done in Game 5. That’s what we did. We came out really strong and that helped us all the way through.” The Fighting Sioux hit .211 in the fifth and held Houston Baptist

to only .038 to end the match with a 15-9 victory. UND is now tied with Utah Valley at the top of the Great West Conference standings. Utah Valley is 19-7 and 8-1 in the Great West Conference. “No surprise, but we have definitely had the Utah Valley match in Utah circled on our calendar since the beginning of the season,” Hardee said. “It isn’t that we’ve been looking ahead to that match, it is more that it has provided us with motivation throughout the season.” The Sioux and the Utah Wolverines will battle for the regular season title on Nov. 11 in Orem, Utah. Sophomore middle hitter Ronni Munkeby added 18 kills and four blocks. Red shirt freshman setter Nikki Husfeldt carried the offense with 52 assists and 10 digs. “Our seniors were fantastic today,” Hardee said. “Each of them stood out in their own way and really paved the way for the win.” Senior outside hitter Devin Trefz led UND with 20 kills, while Annika Smed tallied her eighth doubledouble of the season and 40th of her career, finishing with 10 kills and a season-high 31 digs. Tia Russell registered six blocks, including a pair of solo stops. Libero Taylor Bohannon led defensively with 25 digs. “It was a little emotional and exciting because it was senior day, and I’ve been around a while but it was fun to face Houston Baptist. We were up and down a little bit but over all it was a good day,” said Senior Devin Trefz. On Monday, the Sioux will be on the road to face South Dakota State in Brookings, South Dakota. On Tuesday, they travel to Vermillion, S.D. to take on former Great West Conference rival the University of South Dakota. Both games will start at 7 p.m.

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> Namara Kibira is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at namara30@aol.com

By riding on the legs of Erin Wysocki and Emily Emerson, the UND women’s Cross Country team was able to claim second place in the Great West Conference Championship. The event was held at the Ray Richards Golf Course this past Saturday. Claiming top honors in the event was Utah Valley with a team score of 37 whereas UND tallied a mark of 67, then followed by Seattle, TexasPan American, Houston Baptist., NJIT and Chicago State. Pacing the field was Texas-Pan American runner Judith Chum-

ba, who finished the 5k course in 17:47.26. For UND, Emerson and Wysocki—who finished fifth and sixth—were awarded All-GWC honors. Wysocki also claimed GWC Freshman of the Year honors. UND athletes Jessica Lynch also placed 16th where fellow teammate Jessica Lindsay finished 18th. The men on the other hand did stumble a bit, as a fifth place finish was attained by the Sioux. To no surprise, UVU continued their dominance by claiming the conference championship, followed by Texas-Pan American, Houston Baptist, NJIT, UND, Seattle and Chicago State. The 8k race course proved to be

highly contested as Houston Baptist’s Mat Perri claimed the individual championship by finishing with a time of 25:12.66. UND senior Tyler Rose led North Dakota, as he ran his last race as a Sioux team member. The senior finished with an eighth place finish with a time of 25:49.93. Unfortunatley, the tightly contested race could only award an All-GWC Second Team honor to the departing senior. Following the senior was freshman Nick Lindstrom who finished in 17th place as sophomore James Dead completed the course in 18th place.

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In fourth quarter drama, the fashion in which UND football defeated Northern Colorado with a 54-yard field goal only seems all too common for the team, as nothing has been guaranteed and every week is an uphill battle. On paper, North Dakota was the game favorite as the Northern Colorado Bears posted a 0-8 record before entering the game. For the Sioux however, experience and perseverance seem to be factors that are present in every game. With Kicker Zeb Miller booting a 54-yard field goal in the final two minutes, waves were sent throughout the Big Sky conference, as UND seems to be in dog-fights every week. Prior to this game, Miller had two fourth-quarter field goal attempts blocked, including one being earlier in the fourth quarter against the Bears. “I told Zeb after the one got blocked that before it was over, we were going to need him,” stated coach Chris Mussman. “I got a great snap and a great hold from my snapper and holder. The line blocked great and I’ve got

to have all those parts before it [ball] even gets to me. And then after I hit it, I heard a sound, so I imagined it maybe got tipped a little bit, so I was a little worried after that, but it somehow found its way in the pipes, and I was very, very excited,” stated Miller. After Miller accomplished his feat on Nottingham Field the Bears were able to try one final push for their first victory. NC quarterback Seth Lobato had formed a chemistry with fellow receiver Patrick Walker and conspired to create a big play, but a defensive stand on the final NC fourth-down attempt sealed the 27-25 Sioux victory. Senior Brent Goska threw for 206 yards and connected with sophomore Blair Townsend for his lone

touchdown. He also rushed in for a 1-yard scamper across the goal line. Star running back Jake Miller rushed for 54 yards and one touchdown as fellow RB Jer Garman rushed for 65 yards. “Give them credit—they [NC] fought hard. We knew coming in their record showed absolutely no indication of their talent level and how they played. They never gave up,” according to Goska upon reflecting on the opponent. Perhaps Mussman summed this victory best by simply stating, “We found a way to win a game, and that’s all you’ve got to do.”

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