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Essential Studies impact questioned EDUCATION Program seeks to diversify course load but is it really benefiting students?

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KAITLIN BEZDICEK The Dakota Student

While many are in the midst of registering for classes for spring semester, students, especially those nearing graduation, can’t ignore the Essential Studies Program UND requires students to participate in.

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Though numerous students complain that this program forces them to take classes outside of their specific major, the Essential Studies Program aims to use these classes as an opportunity to diversify students. “We want students to be familiar with many subjects,” Essential Studies Director Tom Steen said. “Students should be able to work with somebody form a different culture or be able to look at numeric information and be able to understand it.”

To be a competitive and credible university, UND has followed suit with other schools by having a general education program as a requirement for graduation. “To be accredited by the Higher Learning Committee, schools are expected to have a general education program as well a complete major and 125 credit requirement for graduation,” Steen said. According to its website, the Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in

19 states. Schools are given leeway in what this general education program will look like. In 2007, UND began to transition from the existing General Education Requirement to the current Essential Studies Program. The goal was to enhance the current system by adding the requirements for students to take classes with Quantitative Reasoning, Social-Cultural Diversity, and Advanced Communication as well as participate in a Senior Capstone.

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Last Monday Squires, Bek, Smith, Johnstone-Fulton, and Noren Halls faced off in the Association of Residence Halls’ Recycling Board Recycled Art competition. The participating Residence Halls did their best to create a piece of art depicting their mascot using entirely recyclable material. “Recycling is important to UND because obviously it reduces waste, but the city of Grand Forks itself is trying to be very green, and having the University cooperating with their efforts is pretty cool,” Alex Knudson, Recycling Board Chair said. Five residence hall representatives and Knudson judged the displays which were judged on three aspects: creativity, presentation and recyclable material. Each category received one to five points. Bek Hall won the contest with a total score of 73 when they designed a penguin made entirely out of newspaper, Arizona tea cans, plastic cups, bottle caps, and duct tape. First prize was $150. The money will be given to Bek’s hall government and will be used for

While the Essential Studies programs does place many required classes upon students, in fairness, it gives students a menu of classes to pick from that will accomplish the goals of a subject. Many departments even create classes that will serve as both a major requirement and an Essential Studies credit making these requirements less burdensome. While the Essential Studies

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Protestors occupy GF Demonstrators gathered at the corner of Washington Street and DeMers Avenue as part of the Occupy Grand Forks-East Grand Forks movement Wednesday afternoon. While many attendees agreed that the U.S. federal government is at least partially responsible for the collapse of the economy, there were many differentiating opinions about other key topics, including the role of the wealthy. “The main difference [between two of the groups] is that some are here to defend capitalism, while others want to see big changes at the core of our economy,” said Adam Swigost. At the same time there were others there that had not yet formed any strong opinions on the subjects. “I really only just started following this whole thing a week ago,” said one protestor, who asked to remain anonymous. Around 50 people attended the event.

UND teams advances to nationals AEROSPACE UND heads to Salina, Kan., in May to participate in nationals.

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The University of North Dakota’s Flying Team will be heading

to the National SAFECON Competition again this year. The team secured a spot in the national event by winning the Region V SAFECON competition. The team was able to take top honors in both the flight events as well as the ground events. As a whole the team scored 752 points in their victory. The regional event was hosted by St.

>Letter from Pres. Obama, see page 4. >Make UND friendlier, see page 5. >P.H. Honey Badger, see page 8.

Cloud State University, and had teams from schools around the area, including SCSU, Minnesota State Mankato and The University of Dubuque (Iowa). “The team worked really hard and was ready for this air-meet,” said Lewis Liang, the faculty advi-

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A new organization that serves as an extension of Student Government was founded on UND’s campus earlier this year. The Student Working Advisory Group, also known as SWAG, is a new way for students to get involved with Student Government but without holding an elected position. No registration or previous experience is needed to join. The organization is meant to be an outlet where any student can express his or her views to the current members of Student Government who are running the weekly meetings. SWAG was founded as a response to the many emails that were being sent to current members of Student Government, asking how other students could get involved. Its intention is to provide an opportunity for students who don’t hold elected positions to still become involved in Student Government and have a voice in things happening around campus and throughout the city of Grand Forks. “We’ve had lower numbers so far, but the discussions and initia-

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>”Into Thin Air” review, see page 9. >Gopher series preview, see page 11. >Women’s Hockey, see page 12.


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and will be used for whatever they agree upon. Each hall had three weeks to create its display, and anyone was able to help. It is not mandatory that the halls keep their mascot, but the ARH and the Recycling Board encourage the halls to recycle the project if they choose not to display it. Jonstone-Fulton came in a close second place with a score of 71, after creating a 4-foot tall paper Mache Velociraptor complete with speakers, electric guitar, and life-sized jukebox. Squires and Noren halls tied for third place. Squires created a tiny owl from an empty V8 Juice container, and construction paper. Noren’s display depicted their iconic Narwhals, a type of whale, out of Diet Coke cans, surround-

NEWS ing the earth, using plastic bags as clouds. In last place was Smith Hall, whose 6-foot long shark “Bruce” was made entirely of cardboard boxes which they retrieved from Hugo’s grocery store. The event was created to raise awareness of the Recycling Board’s presence in our Residence Halls. If you missed out on opportunity to participate, the Recycling Board will be at Night Life tonight in the Memorial Union giving students the chance to make recycled crafts. Upcoming events Going green is important to this campus, as is reflected in the Recycling Board’s upcoming “Go Trayless For a Day” event. In dining centers around campus the ARH will be encouraging students to forfeit their trays for one day. Each tray not used will save 1/2 a gallon of water. An exact day has not been scheduled yet,

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however the ARH hopes to see this happen sometime in December and again in February. During “Go Trayless For a Day”, the Recycling Board will attempt to have students sign a sustainability pledge, which will encourage them to commit to

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more eco-friendly lifestyles, and to vow to recycle more. Proper recycling facilities are available all around campus, but it is up to students and our faculty to utilize them. The Recycling Board’s efforts hopefully will not go unnoticed. To get involved,

talk to your Residence Hall Representative, join the Recycling Board, or visit DoSomething.org to learn more.

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> Jillian Dunnom is a staff writer for The Dakota Student.She can be reached at jillian.dunnom@my.und.edu

Campus Briefs

Holocaust expert to give lecture University of Wisconsin professor emeritus Robert Skloot will be a special guest of UND’s Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies November 8-9. Skloot will deliver a keynote address, titled “The Theatre of Genocide,” at 7 p.m. November 8 in the East Asian Room in the Chester Fritz Library. He will also present a one-act play, along with UND students, at 7 p.m. November 9 at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks.

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ROTC to conduct leadership training on the quad The Army ROTC will conduct leadership lab training with dummy rifles on the quad and at the ROTC Armory on Thursdays, Nov. 3, 10, and 17, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Neighborhood Initiative workshop next week The public is invited to join the discussion at “Neighborhood Initiative,” an afternoon workshop focusing on Grand Forks neighborhoods November 10, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Jay Clark, director of the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing, will lead a conversation about how Grand Forks might envision the community from its neighborhood up. The workshop will be preceded by the Center for Community Engagement’s annual Stone Soup Awards Luncheon, which begins at 11:30 a.m.

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program generally serves a typical student who begins and ends their education at UND, transfer students may see Essential Studies as a hurdle to graduating on time. When transferring from another North Dakota college, all the Essential Studies credits will transfer because of the standardization of courses between North Dakota Colleges. UND also has similar General Education Requirement Transfer Agreements (GERTA) with other schools across the country. When a student transfers from a college without a GERTA agreement, the Essential Studies program may be seen simply as one more obstacle to graduating in a timely manner. Senior Ashley Dill transferred to UND from Massachusetts, carrying credits from two accredited liberal arts schools. While

most of her credits transferred, the Essential Studies requirements at UND may prevent her from graduating in the spring. Most specifically, Dill was told she needed to take Communications 110, Public Speaking, in order to graduate from UND. As an aspiring student maintaining a 3.7 GPA with Honors courses and experience in public speaking, such as a participating in a speech competition with the UN, chairing community charity events, and teaching lower level college courses, Dill may not be the kind of transfer student who needs to learn the skills taught in a 100 level class. “The idea of essential studies is good, a lot of students need that structure and don’t have the skills from high school,” Dill said. “I have these skills. I’m sure there is something to take away with but not worth an entire semester when I can be taking upper level classes.” When a student believes they have already met the require-

ments of a specific class, they have the option to petition their case in hopes to bypass the class. “I’ve done everything on the syllabus,” said Dill. Dill went on to petition her case. She included proof of her past accomplishments in speaking as well attained signatures from her academic advisor in the English Department, the Director of Communications, and the Dean of College of Arts and Science which certified their approval in her bypassing this class. “The committee looks for whether the student has actually learned what the course teaches,” Steen said. The struggle this committee has is staying consistent and treating all students and their petitions fairly. As each case differs because it is specific to one particular person, it is difficult for the committee to justify approving one petition and denying the next. Students must take the process very seriously and put out their best argument to

impress the committee. “The best petition, the one that will be most successful, will show how a student learned the criteria of the class and then back up the claim,” Steen said. Dill was sent a letter denying her request to bypass Communications 110. “I have these skills and a committee is assuming I have no knowledge,” Dill said. “I should be trusted with my education but instead a committee who’s never talked to me, never known me is deciding what’s best for my education.” As an outsider, it may seem like more work to go through this process when a student could simply just sit through an easy class, but for Dill, she would rather use these her time to take a class within her major that will challenge her and further her studies. Also, in order to graduate on time, many upper level students don’t have any credits to budge. “There is no flexibility for

students who are taking responsibility for their education,” Dill said. “It’s very impersonal; it’s a bureaucracy.” Students, like Dill, can repetition the committee by improving their application and furthering their argument. If the committee denies the petition again, the decision will stand. Most UND students are introduced to the Essential Studies Program at Freshman Orientation and submit to its demands without question. The program is designed for this type of student and may benefit their educational experience. When students consider transferring to a different college, the variance in general education requirements between schools is something to be aware of when planning on graduating in a specific time frame.

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teacher-StuDent Teacher-student relationship needs to be redefined. The relationship between teacher and student is a storied one. Socrates and Plato, John Trumball and Samuel Morse and Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu all shared the teacher-student relationship with one another. It’s something that has been around for a very long time. The teacher-student relationship has forged some of the most impressive and important duos in all of history. It’s a relationship that psychologists have studied for years. Of course, growing up one of the first things you have instilled into you is a sense of respect for your elders—the relationship between teacher-student is simply an extension of this much larger sense of respect for your elders. And that sense of respect is supposed to carry over to your university years as well. Yet, there is a sense that students are lacking in their respect for their professors and other people who occupy positions within the academic hierarchy higher than theirs. The Dakota Student Editorial Board realizes that it is certainly no secret that “kids these days” do not show the respect that may have been characteristic of generations past. But, societies aren’t static and change—for better or worse—is inevitable. Yet, that is no reason to dismiss the lack of tact and proper behavior that is found on university campuses all across the nation. However, the Dakota Student Editorial Board is interested more in the reciprocal nature of this teachstudent relationship; or, the lack thereof. It seems that in this relationship, the teacher is given all the power. The student is expected to give respect and fealty to their teacher (really, anyone of high position within academia) with the only payoff being the impartation of knowledge upon the student. There seems to be no expectation that the teacher show the student any respect. Perhaps the reason so many students do not show professors respect in today’s world is because respect has not been modeled to them. Maybe, just maybe, professors modeling such behavior could make a very profound difference in the teach-student relationship. We’ve noticed several instances of school administrators or professors treating students or student/ workers as if they don’t deserve respect. It seems that it is assumed that students don’t know how to do anything, aren’t capable of following directions or are all card-carrying, professor-hating 20-somethings. This certainly isn’t the case and students deserve a little respect too. Again, there is no excuse for such behavior; but, the respect aspect of the relationship must be reciprocal in order for both teach and student to get the most out of the relationship.

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Letter from the President: student loan debt Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to get out of Washington and talk with folks across the country about how we can create jobs and get our economy growing faster. This is a tough time for a lot of Americans – especially young people. You’ve come of age at a time of profound change. The world has gotten more connected, but it’s also gotten more competitive. And for decades, too many of our institutions – from Washington to Wall Street – failed to adapt, culminating in the worst financial crisis and recession since the Great Depression. For the last three years, we’ve worked to stabilize the economy, and we’ve made some progress. But we still have a long way to go. And now, as you’re getting ready to head out into the world, many of you are watching your friends and classmates struggle to find work. You’re wondering what’s in store for your future, and I know that can be scary. The truth is, the economic problems we face today didn’t happen overnight, and they won’t be solved overnight. But the fact that you’re investing in your education right now tells me that you believe in the future of America. You want to be a part of it. And you know that there are steps we can take right now to put Americans back to work and give our economy a boost. The problem is, there are some in Washington who just don’t share that sense of urgency. That’s why it’s been so disappointing to see Republicans in Congress block jobs bills from going forward – bills that independent economists say could create millions of jobs though the kinds of proposals supported by Democrats and Republicans in the past. Now, the best way to attack our

economic challenges and put hundreds of thousands of people back to work is through bold action in Congress. That’s why I’m going to keep demanding that Members of Congress to vote on common-sense, paid-for jobs proposals. And I hope you’ll send them a message to do the right thing for your future, and the future of our country. But we can’t wait for Congress to do its job. So where they won’t act, I will. That’s why, I’ve announced a new policy that will help families whose home values have fallen refinance their mortgages and save thousands of dollars. We made it easier for veterans to get jobs putting their skills to work in hospitals and community health centers. And at the University of Colorado at Denver, I announced steps we’re taking to make college more affordable and to make it even easier for students like you to get out of debt faster. Michelle and I know what it feels like to leave school with a mountain of debt. We didn’t come from wealthy families. By the time we both graduated from law school, we had about $120,000 worth of debt between us. And even though we were lucky enough to land good jobs with steady incomes, it still took us almost 10 years to finally pay it all off. It wasn’t easy. Living with that much debt forces you to make some tough choices. And when a big chunk of every paycheck goes towards student loans, it isn’t just painful for you – it’s painful to our economy and harmful to our recovery. That’s why we’re making changes that will give about 1.6 million students the ability to cap their loan payments at 10 percent of their income starting next year. We’re also

going to take steps to help you consolidate your loans so that instead of making multiple payments to multiple lenders every month, you only have to make one payment a month at a better interest rate. And we want to start giving students a simple fact sheet called “Know Before You Owe” so you can have all the information you need to make your own decision about paying for college. That’s something Michelle and I wish we had. These changes will make a real difference for millions of Americans. We’ll help more young people figure out how to afford college. We’ll put more money in your pocket after you graduate. We’ll make it easier to buy a house or save for retirement. And we’ll give our economy a boost at a time when it desperately needs it. That’s not just important for our country right now – it’s important for our future. Michelle and I are where we are today because our college education gave us a chance. Our parents and their generation worked and sacrificed to hand down the dream of opportunity to us. Now it’s our turn. That dream of opportunity is what I want for my daughters, and for all of you. And even in these tough times, we are going to make that dream real once again. In the weeks ahead, I’m going to keep doing everything in my power to make a difference for the American people – including young people like you. Because here in America, when we find a problem, we fix it. When we face a challenge, we meet it. We don’t wait. And I hope you’ll join me. Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States.


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Finding your voice: inspira- Making UND a tion from ‘The Rum Diaries’ friendly place > > there is a brilliant moment when Paul Kemp (played by Johnny The Dakota Student Depp a good friend of Thompson) Last weekend I went home to says that he is an author without see my family.  It was a trip that a voice, and this is only reinforced I had put off for some time, and by the ending when it says in white when you’re away for too long you print on the screen: “He found his begin to forget that you miss your voice.”  family—your parents and siblings It is undisputable that there and nephews.  But there was some- will never be another guy like thing else that came out of the trip. Hunter S. Thompson in the literI have ary world.  He, It is undisputable that like Led Zepbeen a fan of Hunter there will never be an- pelin in the S. Thompworld of music, other guy like Hun- is simply oneson for some time now, ster S. Thompson... of-a-kind.  But and this last this statement weekend I Daniel Draovitch goes beyond had the pleacolumnist that.  We’re all sure of seeyearning for ing the Rum our voices— Diary with my sister and her the types of voices that will allow boyfriend.  The movie was bril- us to be heard. liant.  It’s a good movie even if you All of us want to believe that haven’t read any of Thompson’s there is a plan for us, even if it’s just works, despite the fact that you us making it up as we go along; but won’t notice everything that the the truth of the matter is that very movie is trying to say.  You may few of us will ever find that voice be able to notice the hypocrisy because it’s a terrifying thing having and abuse of power inherent in the attention brought to yourself.  No antagonists, but there’s something one wants to voice their opinions more.  There’s something much for fear of upsetting the herd.  I can more important about it, the quest tell you that I’ve been there, look to find a voice.  Despite the hilar- at any number of the comments on ity of the positions the characters my abortion column. Even being find themselves in as well as the use in such a small spotlight as that is of drugs and alcohol in the movie, terrifying.  What you have to real-

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ize though is that this is the beauty of the human race—that we can find that voice and go through the painful process of finding a way to articulate it to everyone else.  I’ve been called a few things because of my opinions, and I can quite honestly say that I don’t mind them…even if they are untrue.  Despite the fact that I’ve been called anti-conservative, I can legitimately encourage each and every one of the readers to embark on the voyage to find their own voice—to find ways to articulate their beliefs and back them up with arguments that don’t just rely on religious backgrounds.  This is, in my opinion, the most important thing that you can try and do and it is also the toughest; yet, the payoff of succeeding is more important than you can ever know.  So if you want some advice.  Try it.  Debate with your friends.  Even if you agree, try to find the reason why you agree as well as finding counterarguments and other ways to explain your beliefs to those who do not understand them initially.  It’s an important skill to have as well as being one that is capable of being continuously refined.    

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> Daniel Draovitch is a columnist for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at daniel.draovitch.2@und. edu

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As most of you know, our Student Senate has voted to support the repeal of the bill making it against state law to remove the Sioux logo and name. I would not be surprised to find out some of you are not very happy with this. It almost feels like our last hope of hanging on to what pride we have left here at the University of North Dakota has been taken from us. Undoubtedly, the conflict has gone on for quite some time, and maybe it is time to resolve the matter the easiest way possible. But the easiest way won’t make any friends. It almost feels like we have been stabbed in the back. At first, our student senate set out to support the student body. They proposed the bill to help this university hold on to a great part of North Dakota history. Look at the past. ESPN once said the greatest, most intense games of college football took place between the UND Fighting Sioux and the NDSU Bison. UND has an enduring legacy under the nickname. Let’s not forget about our hockey program. Look at all the championships we have won under the name Fighting Sioux. The logo has been a part of that program for years. To take away the face of UND is to take away the legacy of Sioux hockey. There’s another small thing that should be looked

at as well—the Ralph Englestad students, right? Arena. This monument, the “greatAs a campus tour guide, I get est hockey facility in the world”, to talk to a lot of people that would was built specifically for the Fight- like to come to school here. They ing Sioux. Imagine having to tear generally are looking at this school that down. I don’t know about you, and a few others. When I ask them but I would not be happy if I had how UND ranks, they say that it to put a new logo in my multi-mil- would be higher if we were still the lion dollar stadium. But whatever. Sioux. See anything that might be No big deal, right? I forgot that the concerning there? Or maybe you’re sports issue of this matter comes too afraid of the top guys so you from the football team wanting to turn tail and do what they say, change conferright? No, I don’t repreences. I forgot Look, obour school is viously this sent all of the stu- is a very oneall about footdent body, I’m just sided arguball. Now our ment. No, I one member of it. senate has don’t reprevoted to supPatrick Cavanaugh sent all of the port the restudent body, columnist I’m just one peal the bill they pushed member of it. so hard for. Sounds like someone But I can say that there are those should have made up their mind out there that have the same views earlier. They don’t realize that they as mine. Who knows, maybe this have completely turned their backs whole thing will work out for on the student body. This univer- UND. Without the Sioux name sity has had a strong academic run and logo, less people would want under the name of Sioux. Any- to go to school here. Which would one who has been online recently mean more living space, since we knows that our College of Business over housed this year. And maybe, has been voted one of the best in there would be more places to park. the nation. Guess what? When Hell, this could turn out to be the people hear stuff like that, they best thing ever for the school. want to be a part of this university. What’s more, they want to be a member of the Sioux community. > Patrick Cavanaugh is a columnist They want to be a part of that leg- for The Dakota Student. He can be acy. But that’s ok. No harm there if reached at patrick.cavanaugh@und. we totally ruin that for prospective edu

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brought his book, and I know he owned one. Every day he would The Dakota Student purposely sit next to me because As a senior in high school, he knew I would have mine. Let’s the prospect of college is an excit- just say this got really old after a ing yet terrifying idea. Students couple of months and I made sure are prepped for tough class loads, the chairs next to me were filled by long papers, confusing exams, not the time he walked in the door. Especially in North Dakota, to mention being far from home. But no teacher can ever prepare there will always be the issue of all their students for every social snow and ice. During the long situation they might encounter, winter months, sidewalks become because college is not high school. increasingly treacherous and salt It is the next period in one’s life to only does so much against icy accumulation. Every person on grow and mature. This is my guide to college et- campus will experience it someiquette, or, five gestures that could time in their college career—some make our campus more student- sooner than others—but, everyone does slip and fall. friendly. Etiquette lesson #4: Help a felDuring my senior year of high school, I visited a private univer- low student up when they’re down. sity for an interview with the Air Seeing that one outstretched hand Force ROTC program. I remem- when you are siting bum-first in ber passing one girl on my way a snow bank will feel like a much through the lower quad. It was needed lifeline. Last year, I was snowing and the campus was quite running down the sidewalk in the beautiful. I smiled as I passed her, spring during passing time. I took hoping I blended in as a college a corner too sharp and slipped in student. Shockingly, she gave me a mud puddle. If you think snow is bad, try getthe stink eye I will never forget ting up to find and quickly entire seat looked away. the two kind gentle- the of your pants I had never man who helped me covered in felt so unwelbrown muck. come. Etito my feet. I will never quette lesson #1: Smile to Christen Furlong forget the two people you columnist kind gentlemen who see on the helped me to sidewalk and say hello. You might be surprised my feet and encouraged me to at how this one small gesture laugh it off. Have you ever lost your keys? might affect another person’s perHave you ever experienced that ception of their environment. I remember walking up a flight panicked moment when you realof stairs and noticing the horrible ize you might have dropped your feeling of something sticky mak- credit card somewhere between ing contact with the bottom of that Chinese restaurant and your my boot. This could only lead to dorm room? It’s not a good feeling. I lost one conclusion: I had stepped on a wad of gum. Etiquette lesson #2: my keys my freshman year, and Throw your gum in the trash. We like many students, the key ring contained my dorm key, building are college students now. Because we are given the privi- key, ID and my lucky keychain. lege to chew gum in class should Thankfully, a kind individual mean we are responsible enough turned my keys into the Public to throw it away properly. Spit- Safety office and I was able to pick ting it out while you are walking them up the next morning. Etiquette lesson #5 is perhaps down the stairs or sticking it under your desk is not the mature thing the best one of all because it reto do. Save the student from the stores the integrity of our camnext class some humiliation by pus: If you find an item of value not sticking your gum someplace somewhere about UND, return it to the original owner. I cannot where she’s bound to step on it. During my freshman year, I tell you how much it bothers me registered for a rather difficult Jap- when students intentionally steal anese class. Most of the students the belongings of a fellow student. were smart, racing past me in their If you want it, buy it; don’t steal it. These are just five ways you attempt to memorize kanji. However, there was one student who can making living at UND a better got on my nerves early into the place. They are simple, easy and semester. He never brought his common sense, but you would be book to class. Etiquette lesson #3: surprised at the amount of people Bring your materials to the class- who don’t stop once a day to smile room. It’s your responsibility to at a passerby. Just take the time be prepared, and not your neigh- to smile, toss your gum, remembor’s problem to find you a spare ber your books, lend a hand and return a wallet. At the end of the book. At first, I had no problem shar- day, you’ll be a better person for it. ing mine. I am a generous person who will always lend out a pencil or two or share a notecard with the > Christen Furlong is a columnist person sitting next to me. But this for The Dakota Student. She can be student in my Japanese class never reached at christen.furlong@und.edu

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build support for diversity, and programs and speakers that come to campus. They work closely From page with other student organizations tives have been really good,” Stu- that are devoted to diverse popudent Body President Kylie Over- lations. Their next meeting is also sen said. on Tuesday, Nov.8 in the PresiThe meetings consist of small- dent’s Room. er focus groups, followed by a The Legislative focus group general assembly. mainly Each focus group The meetings con- deals with will consist of stuissues resist of smaller focus lated to dents, Student Senators, and Unigroups, followed by the N.D. versity Senators. state and a general assembly. G r a n d All of the meetings take place starting F o r k s Jaye Millspaugh c o u n t y at 7 p.m. in variStaff writer local govous rooms on the second floor of the ernments, Memorial Union. No r t h The Academic focus group Dakota Student Association concentrates on issues related to (NDSA), and University Sencourse curriculum, online courses, ate. Their next meeting is set for scholarships, advisement, transfer Wednesday, Nov. 9 in the Badcredit, tutoring, textbooks, and lands Room. the Student Success Center. Their The Technology focus group next meeting will take place on concentrates on issues related to Tuesday, Nov.8 in the Medora anything involving technology on Room. campus, including new initiatives The Diversity focus group and what can be improved. Their discusses issues related to nondis- next meeting will take place on crimination policies, initiatives to Wednesday, Nov. 9 in the Presi-

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dent’s Room. The Student Affairs focus group discusses issues related to student housing, student involvement, tuition and fees, the Code of Student Life, student conduct, and the Dean of Students initiatives. Their next meeting is set for Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Badlands Room. The External Affairs focus group mainly deals with issues related to community involvement and outreach in the city of Grand Forks, and public relations. Their next meeting is also on Thursday, Nov.10 in the President’s Room. The format for SWAG is being changed though, starting on Nov. 15. After that, the meetings will only take place on the first and third Tuesdays of every month and there will only be three focus groups, followed by a general assembly right after. Those three focus groups will be Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and External Affairs.

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

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sor for the team, and an assistant professor of aviation. “Taking first in every event and having our two captains obtain the top two ‘top pilot’ spots in the region gives us a solid foundation for Nationals.” The two captains, David Edmonds and Matthew McGrath, showed that they have the ability to lead, which is very important because of how young the team is. “A driving force this year is the large number of incoming rookies (non-returning competitors),” said Liang. Even though the team is young they expect to do well in this year’s competition, as they have in the past. “This team is strong and dedicated like all of the past teams,” Liang said about the flying team

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that has won 16 National Championships. “This team has the ability to raise the bar at SAFECON 2012, which is what we are set out to do.” A lot of the success that the flying team has had can be contributed to the Aerospace Program here at UND, as the flying team is made up of students in the aviation department. “The aviation community is well aware of the UND Aviation program and the UND Flying Team has played a huge role in making that happen,” said Liang. The SAFECON National Competition will take place on May 14-19 and will be hosted by Kansas State University this year in Salina, Kansas.

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

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Inside: “Into Thin Air” book review, yet more brilliant

advice from P.H. Honey Badger and “Back Country Crimes”

A Culinary Tour of the Nation story by Nicholas Gowan Hungry? Broke? Want to live a healthier lifestyle? Put down that greasy burger and walk— no, RUN—to the Wellness Center on the north end of campus. The Culinary Corner puts on different programs several nights a week to help students with basic life skills like cooking and shopping on a budget. Jessica Poglajen, Culinary Corner Program Manager at the Wellness Center and Junior in the Community Nutrition and Athletic Training programs here at UND, says, “the Culinary Corner has been open since the Wellness Center has opened. We offer free classes on Monday nights, as well as a pay class called ‘Cooking Around the U.S.’ The Cooking Around the U.S. classes cost $10.” The theme yesterday was food from the “Northern Region,” which included more local fare. Next Thursday, the “Western Region” class will likely include Pacific Ocean-based foodstuffs, while on Thursday, November 17, the “Southern Region” class will include Tex-Mex food, and who doesn’t love Tex-Mex? Finishing off the semester of Cooking Around the U.S. on December 1st, the Culinary Corner showcases the Eastern seaboard of the United States. There are quite a few other food-themed events at the Wellness Center this coming month, and all semester long, every semester. On Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m., the Korean Club holds Korean cooking lessons in the Culinary Corner. For a $6 fee, you can stop on over and learn about Korean cuisine from those who know it best. Every Monday night there is a free demonstration for students called “Cheap, Fast and Healthy” at 5:30 pm. “Cheap, Fast and Healthy” is described online in the following way: “Each 30-minute session will feature tips on shopping for fresh and healthy ingredients, easy to prepare FOOD > page

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Brilliant advice from P.H. Honey Badger Dear P. H. Honey Badger, I have a close female friend who I think I’m beginning to like as more than a friend. I want to tell her but I don’t want things to get awkward between us. She always dates guys who are dicks and she deserves a nice guy...like me. Do I keep my crush a secret or should I spill it? Yours, Torn-Up Dear Torn, You have found yourself in quite a dilemma sir. Women are a tricky species, and there really is no predicting how she would react to your confession. If she’s currently dating a wanker then start laying on the charm. The better you look now the faster she may move on from this sorry bloke. If she’s single, then make a move. When I say this I don’t mean removing your trousers and giving her a view of your family jewels. Be smooth. Invite her over to watch a movie, offer her some Swedish chocolate and a back massage. If she’s receptive you may have a chance at starting a relationship without bringing your friendship to a crashing halt. If all of the above sounds like too much work then I dare say that you are not the nice fellow you claim to be. Expect to spend your nights alone on the couch eating those ramen noodle things and watching reruns of “The Real World” on the tellie. Most affectionately,

P.H. Honey Badger Have questions for P.H. Honey Badger? Email them to dakotastudentmedia@gmail.com.

Tragedy at the top of the world BOOK REVIEW “Into Thin Air” explores commercialism and overconfidence on Mt. Everest.

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A man stands at the peak of Mount Everest—literally the top of the world—and just when he has most reason to celebrate, he is “incapable of feeling much of anything except cold and tired.” After spending a total of only five minutes on the summit, he begins his descent, both physically and emotionally numb, not paying much notice to the clouds building on the horizon. So begins John Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air,” one of the most widely-read accounts of the disastrous year of 1996, in which 15 climbers met their death on the face of the mountain, eight of which occurred during a raging storm on the night of May 10. Often haled as one of the greatest adventure novels of modern times, “Into Thin Air” is a tale of tragedy, overconfidence, miscommunication and luck. It is proof that nature cannot be tamed in an era when man thought he’d conquered all that could be conquered. Krakauer, a journalist for Outside magazine, was sent to Mount Everest to write an article under the angle that the mountain had become so commercialized that a summit was guaranteed to any reasonably fit climber with deep enough pockets to pay the $65,000 to join a guided group. He reveals Base Camp to be a city of tents under the banners of well-known energy drinks, climbing gear companies and Starbucks. While on the mountain,

Krakauer (an experienced climber himself ) underwent the grueling acclimatization process that is necessary for tackling the mountain and discovered the truth of Himalayan climbing: one never truly acclimates well enough to the altitude to ensure his or her own safety. Acclimatization to the elevation Mount Everest is done in a series of steps. The first of these is simply to reach Base Camp itself,

which must be done by a ten-day trek across Nepal. Base camp is at 17,500 feet above sea level, which is a formidable height in itself. Climbers usually stay at Base Camp for 7 days in order to acclimate to this altitude. Climbers will then journey to Camp 1, which is located at 20,000 feet, and spend the night there before

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recipes and food cost comparisons. Class participants will see the recipe being prepared, enjoy a sample and leave with the recipe card and nutrition information to make the meal themselves.” Be sure to check it out! On Tuesday, November 8, there will be a class on creating delicious deserts; on Tuesday, November 15, the Culinary Corner will hold a class on cooking a healthy breakfast. Both of these are free and start at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, November 19, a class on cooking a healthy Thanksgiving supper will be held at 2 p.m. This will be a great way to prepare you for the long weekend to come! If we want to have a healthy, productive country, we all need to step in and do our part to limit the types of health-care costs that we will be incurring in the future. Do your part and head on over to the Culinary Corner in the Wellness Center. There are plenty of opportunities available for you to begin living a healthier lifestyle tomorrow! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “One-third

of American adults are obese, and nearly one-fifth of children and adolescents are obese. The medical care costs of obesity in the United States are staggering. In 2008 dollars, these costs totaled about $147 billion. Research has shown that as weight increases to reach the levels referred to as “overweight” and “obesity,” the risks for the following conditions also increases: coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer (endometrial, breast, and colon), high blood pressure, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems and gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility). With such staggering information readily available, there is no reason to continue living an unhealthy lifestyle. Check out und.edu/healthwellness/wellness/nutrition/index for a schedule of Culinary Corner events, nutritional information and healthy recipes. Make sure to check online to see if the class you’d like to attend is free or if there is a cost involved, as well as whether or not you must pre-register. Happy eating!

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> Nicholas Gowan is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at nicholas.gowan@my.und. edu


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descending to Base Camp again. A few days later, the climbers spend two days climbing to and descending from Camp 2, which is located at 21,300 feet. After yet another few days, the climbers will climb to Camp 2, spend a night there, and climb to Camp 3 (which is located at 24,000 feet) before returning to Base Camp. After spending several more days at Base Camp, it is time to attempt the final ascent, which usually involves climbing to Camp 4 (26,000 feet), spending the night, waking up around 3 a.m. and finally pushing for the summit, which towers at 29,035 feet above sea level. While it may seem like a waste of time to climb to and return from these camps so many times, mountaineers know that this is the only way they can grad-

content in the air. At 20,000 feet, the oxygen content in the air is approximately half of what it is at sea level. At the summit, it is further reduced to only one third. This low oxygen content results in a condition called hypoxia, in which the low levels of oxygen in the air reduces a climber’s judgment to that of a small child. The mountain, of course, offers other dangers as well, including frigid winds that can reach as low as -100 degrees Fahrenheit, and pulmonary and cerebral edema, where fluids build up in the lungs and brain, respectively. Both are brought on by high elevation and can be deadly. Krakauer faces these dangers and more in his account of climbing the infamous peak. His signature journalistic writing reads like prose, and Krakauer effectively brings us on a journey to the top of the world with him. Through Krakauer’s eyes we witness the ceremonies and superstitions of the local Sherpas (hardy Nepalis hired to haul gear up the mountain). We feel the terror of crossing the dreaded Khumbu Icefall (a maze of ice blocks as large as skyscrapers that can topple without warning due to the movement of the glacier they stand upon). We discover the frozen corpses of those who climbed the mountain and perished along the way, never removed—for where could they be buried, and even so, who has the strength to remove them when every last bit of strength you have is needed to save yourself? Krakauer’s novel proves that getting to the top is only half of the battle and that timing and luck can have everything to do with survival in these harsh conditions. The last third of the novel tells a tale of horror and tragedy as fellow climbers and friends of Krakauer are lost, unable to continue, found dead and left for dead.

versus nature, “Into Thin Air” is a must-read. It challenges the very motives behind the desire to climb, and Krakauer tells his story with a sort of expertise on the psychology behind those who seek the thrill of adventure, even adventure of the life-threatening sort. This novel impresses on us the gripping realities of Everest and how, though the mountain has been vastly commercialized, it will never truly be tamed.

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> Megan Sevigny is the Features Editor for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at megan.sevigny@ my.und.edu

Red River HS play to premiere

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Red River High School will be performing their newest play, “Back Country Crimes”, tonight and tomorrow night. This play is presented as a series of short tales that center around crime-related death in a small town. The play is narrated by the town’s only physician. These stories are both serious and comic, compelling and unforgettable. “Back Country Crimes” will be showing both tonight and tomorrow (Saturday) night. The showings will be held at Red River High School, located at 2211 17th Ave S. Performance times are 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Come to Red River High School this weekend to support local arts programs!


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WHKY struggles against UMD, Men’s hockey readies gopher traps, Cardinals deserve W.S. honors

GWC Championships

Soccer 10/4-7 @ 1 p.m. Newark, N.J.

sports

vs. SCSU

WHKY 10/4-5 @ 2 p.m. St. Cloud, Minn.

vs. UM

MHKY 10/4-5 @ 7 p.m.

Minneapolis, Minn.

The female athlete* Tainted and exploited

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NAMARA KIBIRA

The Dakota Student

The LBL stands for the Lingerie Basketball League. It is exactly how it sounds. The LBL is governed by the same rules as traditional women’s basketball, however there is one small difference. The women are dressed in neon colored lingerie with straps twisting up their legs. “Tough opponents but easy on the eyes,” is what they call it on their website as a justification. Dressed in only two-piece lingerie and basketball shoes, these women are still considered “professional” players. But how professional are they? When entering the LBL’s home website, a man with a deep voice begins to narrate, “America loves basketball, America loves beautiful women. Now a match made in hoops heaven.” Provocatively dressed women are being used to bring a new crowd to the sport. And when I say new crowd I mean men. We all know that sex sells, especially in this day and age where body image is everything. With barely any uniforms and overly sexual catch phrases and play names like “Red Light Special,” it’s no surprise that the LBL is attracting some serious attention. But how far is too far? The league has four teams based out of Los Angeles, California: The Beauties, The Divas, The Glam, and The Starlets. The first thought that jumped into my head after hearing about this league is the WNBA. I listened to a video interview done by the Huffington Post after one of the scrimmages and I couldn’t help but laugh. These women were serious about how they played and kept a straight face when talking about plays and strategies. It scares me how women who participate in these degrading activities can actually take what they are doing seriously. Has women’s sports come to the point where sex appeal and the degradation of women is the only thing that will draw men to become interested and follow these sports? “It does seem as though the popularity of a particular women’s sport is often unfortunately tied to how attractive its stars are,” said Larry Tobin, former Vice President of Product for FOX Sports Interactive and co-creator of MindSports. The LBL is a trend that arose from the LFL, or the Lingerie Football League. The LFL is similar to the LBL only women play football on astro turf in lingerie. This is women’s professional tackle football with 12 teams fighting for a shot to play in the Lingerie Bowl. The players participating in the LFL are former college athletes who are continuing their athletic careers. Some of the women involved in the LFL think that it is unfair that they have to wear so little clothing during the games, but they understand that sex sells. Does this mean that these women are willing to sacrifice getting hurt and being uncomfortable for the approval of men? I think it’s ridiculous and sad, in my opinion, that women feel as if they have to go to these extremes. I also wonder what the WNBA players feel. Those women are working twice as hard and performing at a higher performance level, yet the following and attendance at games is still low. The sad reality is that men would rather see women dressed scandalously rather than see a women dressed in jerseys and shorts, playing at a higher quality of basketball. Although I am disgusted and appalled by these leagues, this is what the media and marketers have to do to get a fan base. I do not support the LFL nor do I support the LBL, but they are accomplishing their goal. So next time you are in the L.A., California, make sure to stop by and catch a game. You have to be 18 or older to watch. Tickets are available online and games are played on Friday and Saturdays.

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One for history books Memorable October MINNESOTA The classic rivalry between the Gophers will take center stage this weekend.

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Timothy Boger

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Junior Joe Gleason grew up in the shadows of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena, so he and his dad attended more than the occasional Golden Gopher game. His dad took extra care in making sure that they didn’t miss the weekends when North Dakota came to town. “That was definitely a game that every year I went to,” Gleason said. “My dad always would take me to that game. He just said, ‘You gotta watch this team play.’” Gleason and many others will see plenty of former teammates and friends alike when North Dakota (3-4-1, 1-3 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) visits Minnesota (7-1-0, 4-0 WCHA) this weekend at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.

Five Fighting Sioux members “I just remember I was a are Twin Cities natives: Gleason Gopher fan and then I went to and freshman Connor Gaarder a game one time and the Sioux (both from Edina), Danny Kris- were wearing the black jerseys,” to (Eden Prairie), Ben Blood he said. “I just loved the way (Plymouth) and Nick Mattson the Sioux played. From that (Chanhassen). Those five will moment on I really had it in square off this weekend against my mind that I wanted to go to some of their linemates and North Dakota. That was kind teammates from years past. In of the turning point for me.” fact, 19 players on Minnesota’s Having former teammates roster hail from the Minneapo- and opponents in the mix lis/St. Paul metro area. makes the rivalry even more “They have a lot of Cities heated, and the battles of the guys on their team so I know a past few years speak for themlot of them,” selves. said Mattson. Both teams don’t huge“It’s ri-a “Obviously we’re not golike each other and valry,” said ing to be l o o d . its really an exciting B“There’s friends Friday not and Saturday a lot to be time of year. but it’s going said. Both Ben Blood teams don’t to be exciting UND defenseman like playing those each guys.” other and it’s Mattson will suit up and play really an exciting time of year. against the Gophers for the first We’re all excited that we play time this weekend, but the rival- them four times this year and ry has already been a huge part we’re all really looking forward of Mattson’s hockey career. He to going down there and getcredits the hard-fought battles ting ready to go.” he watched growing up as the catalyst to his piquing interest in North Dakota. RIVAL > page

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lifts destined Cards DETERMINED Staving elimination in Game 6, St. Louis defeated the Rangers easily in Game 7.

Louis dispelled of the Milwaukee Brewers in six games. And then came the Rangers, and the rest is history.

A look forward Tony La Russa decided to Brandon Becker call it quits after the Cards won The Dakota Student the World Series announcing his retirement after 34 years as the It was as if it was meant to manager of St. Louis. Apparbe. David Freese was down to ently the decision to retire was his last strike, and the St. Louis made in August, but it’s hard to Cardinals season was riding on believe he would have followed the line. Freese delivered with through had the Cards not came a two-run triple to tie the game away with the championship. La and he would end it two innings Russa is a grumpy old man who loves baseball and it’s hard to later with a walk off home run. The home run forced a Game imagine it without him. He’s been a fixture of St. 7 in which the Cardinals would Louis ever since I was born and win 6-2 over the Texas Rangers. I’ve seen It was the sechim win ond consecuLa Russa is a two World tive World Series loss for the grumpy old man Series. Admittedly, I Rangers, who who loves baseam not the will now enter another offseaball and it’s hard to biggest fan of La Russa son knowing imagine it without and how he that they failed manages his when it mathim. tered most. But Brandon Becker team. Over this loss will staff writer m a n a g i n g a game is linger longer what he is famous for and many for the Rangers considering that times it comes across as if he is they were a strike away, twice, trying to make the game about from winning the World Series. him. But with that being said, La Russa is a legend and will be A look back The Cardinals took advan- missed in St. Louis dearly. tage of the Atlanta Braves’ late Minnesota Twins ramblings season collapse and clinched the The Twins fell off the face NL wild card on the last day of of the baseball world this past the season. In September, St. season as they lost 99 games. Louis went 18-8 to storm back It was a stark contrast from the into the chase. After clinching division titles fans have become the wild card the Cards began accustomed to. Now begins an their historic postseason run by offseason in which the Twins taking on thefavored Philadelneed to make a variety of moves phia Phillies to win the World to return to contender status. Series. Michael Cuddyer, Joe NaThe Phillies and Cards went than and Jason Kubel all could to the brink in an exciting fivefind themselves wearing differgame series where Chris Carpenent uniforms next year. It’s likely ter would outduel the great Roy that the Twins will retain at least Halladay 1-0. From there St. one of the three, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see all three go, especially Cuddyer and Nathan who want to play for a contending team. Expect the Twins to look to snag a backup catcher to replace Drew Butera, who is a fine defensive catcher but his offensive limitations outweigh his ability to throw out runners. Other areas the Twins will look to improve are middle relief, middle infield and possibly starting pitching. If Minnesota can improve on defense, strengthen its bullpen and find a shortstop that can hit a little and play defense they have a chance to be in the mix for the AL Central crown next year.

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

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Women’s hockey struggles in Duluth goal for UMD and the assists went to Audrey Cournoyer and Katie Wilson, the same three that contributed for most of UMD’s points in the first game of the series. Later in the second period UMD’s Cournoyer got on the scoreboard with a powerMariah Holland play goal to extend the lead to The Dakota Student two goals. UND got within one goal The UND women’s hockey team visited the University Of when Josefine Jakobsen scored Minnesota-Duluth this past her second goal of the weekend weekend. This was UND’s first and first of the game. The game time playing in AMSOIL Arena, remained two to one until late in the Bulldogs new home. UND the game. With 17 seconds left Mididn’t take a liking to the arena during their first game of the chelle Karvinen scored for UND series. The first period held no to tie the game and send it to scoring for either team, but each overtime. The goal was scored team had a few penalties to con- with an extra attacker on the ice as UND had pulled their goalie. tend with. The second period is where The first overtime didn’t settle it the scoring started with UMD so the game went into a shootout taking the first lead. UMD’s format with UMD coming out Katie Wilson scored early in with the win and a sweep of the series. Pernilla the second got period with This was UND’s Winberg the game winassists going first time playing in ner for UMD to Brigette the shootLacquette AMSOIL Arena, in out. The final and Audrey the Bulldogs’ new was 3-2. The CournoyFighting Sioux er. A short home. will take on time later, Mariah Holland St. Cloud State still in the staff writer University next second peweekend in St. riod, UMD scored again to take a two goal Cloud. The games will start at lead over UND. This goal was 2:07pm on both Friday and Satcontributed by UMD’s Jenna urday. McParland, it was her fifth goal of the season. About mid- > Mariah Holland is a staff writer for way through the second period The Dakota Student. She can be UMD scored again, this time on reached at marholl99@hotmail.com the penalty kill. Pernilla Winberg for UMD Have a relaxing scored short handed to give weekend! her team a three goal lead with UND yet to tally a point. The Don’t drink and second period ended with three drive! goals for UMD and none for UND, there were four total penwww.TheDakotaStudent.com alties assessed during the period. The third period didn’t start any better for the Fighting Sioux as UMD tallied another goal early in the period. UMD’s Haley Irwin scored her third goal of the season to extend UMD’s lead to four. Katie Wilson scored her second goal of the game for UMD not long after Irwin, making the lead five goals. UND was finally able to get on the scoreboard with a power play goal scored by Jocelyne Lamoureux. The assists were credited to Josefine Jakobsen and Monique Lamoureux-Kolls. Before the game finished, UMD added one more goal to seal the game, and make the final score of 6-1. Katie Wilson recorded a hat trick with her third goal of the game. The second game of the series started out the same way as the first game. No scoring was recorded during the first period of play, and there were three total penalties called. Early in the second period UMD again got on the scoreboard first. Brigette Lacquette tallied the

BULLDOGS UND left UMD winless after feeling the sting of an overtime shootout.

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Minnesota is off to their best start since their championship year of 2003. But that’s of no surprise to the Sioux, who will look to cool off the scorching Gopher offense which leads the nation in goals with 5.38 goals per game. “We got to be ready to go on the back end there,” the defenseman Blood added. “It’s going to be a good challenge for us, a really good test for the six

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friday november 4 2011 guys in the lineup and our goalie. We have the guys to do it. We have guys that can go down there and have a successful weekend and keep their offense to a minimum.” But largely, there shouldn’t be much of a difference in Minnesota’s level of play in this series. UND is 6-3-2 in the last three years against the Gophers, who failed to make the tournament in all three seasons and have missed the last two Final Fives. The talent has always been there for the Sioux-Gophers se-

ries and both teams always pour a little more into the battle. “They always seem to bring the same game that they always have,” Gleason said. “It’s still early in the year for all of the teams in the WCHA so you never know what you’re going to get. But you can pretty much assume that we’re going to get the same Gophers team that we’ve seen every single year.”

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


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