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ANNIVERSARY The Chester Fritz library reflects on its half a century existence.

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Attorney John Clune addresses the crowd gathered for the Take Back the Night rally in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Photo by Andrea Dickason.

Breaking the silence

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Students, faculty and staff took to the street to raise awareness about domestic violence. The Women’s Center hosted the 17th annual Take Back the Night Rally as part of the Clothesline Project. The keynote speaker at the event was John Clune. Clune is an attorney with the Victim Justice Law Firm in Denver. He represented the victim in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault prosecution, and now his practice devotes their time to representing victims of violent crimes. Throughout the night he spoke of breaking down

Senate hears about fees, SWAG MEETING Guest speaker proposes fee increase and turnout from first SWAG meeting is revealed.

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A fee increase, among other items, were discussed at the Student Senate meeting held on Sunday. The meeting began with a presentation from guest speaker, Kasey Young, who proposed an increase in student fees from $30 to $60 for all students who are enrolled in Basic Instructional Program courses. There is no longer a discretion-

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Higher One visits campus FORUM Representative visits UND to discuss student concerns about the Pride Card.

JAYE MILLSPAUGH

A staple of the UND campus is turning 50 this month. The Chester Fritz Library, which has been the university’s center for discovery and intellectual research, was dedicated on Oct. 13, 1961. It all started with a donation from Chester Fritz. He was a former student at UND in the 1910’s who loved books and was very passionate about his education. He later made a great fortune while working in China. He donated $1 million, which was 1/3 of his total fortune, to the North Dakota State Legislature so they could fund the construction of the library in 1958. The construction of the original East Wing was completed in 1959 and was 65,000 sq. ft. The West Wing was added on in 1981 and brought the total to more than 150,000 sq. ft.

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societal barriers in society that force women into silence when it comes to reporting violent crimes. Society puts the burden of violent crimes on the shoulders of women, but it must be understood that violent crimes are a social issue and we can all do something to help out he said. “As society we need to start calling rapists, rapists,” Clune said in his speech. During his speech, Clune recalled a statement a police officer told him during a case: The lady needs to decide if she wants to be a victim or not. Clune encouraged women to break the silence and tell someone they have been sexually assaulted, even though it is an extremely hard thing to do. This year there will be about 300,000 sexual

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PHILANTHROPY Pi Kappa Phi helps local ary dean available for BIP courses family with construction and they must be able to generate enough funding for a halftime co- of wheelchair ramp. ordinator position by 2012 Young said. The fee would also be used for new equipment, smaller class sizes and more instructors for the major and minor courses. The fee will only be charged to students enrolled in BIP courses, not the entire student body. The first general meeting for SWAG (Student Working Advisory Group) was also discussed by Student Body Presidence Kylie Oversen in her report.

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Remember the summer before your freshman year when you received the UND Pride Card in the mail? Some students throw away their card, others may see it as their first debit card, yet others simply place it in a drawer until it’s needed. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Leadership Room of the Memorial Union, Student Government hosted a meeting with Higher One, the bank that sponsors the Pride Card, to discuss its use on campus. Lauren Perry, Higher One Representative, engaged in discussion about the benefits of the Pride Card as well as listened to feedback from Student Government. “I came to campus today to inform you so you can help other students,” Perry said.

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After a full day’s work by the members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, an East Grand Forks man will now be able to have access to his new home. The new wheelchair ramp outside of Cory Penn’s home is a result of Pi Kappa Phi’s efforts for their philanthropy, PUSH America. It is the eighth ramp built in the Grand Forks Area in the last four years. “We build a new ramp once

>Crime Notes, see page 2. >Mark Solberg Concert, see page 7. >Girl Talk music event, see page 8.

Pi Kappa Phi brothers build a wheelchair ramp Saturday morning.

a semester for families that need a ramp that can’t afford it,” said Sean Ryan, Pi Kappa Phi brother and the local organizer for PUSH America. “The ramps are built at

no cost to the families through donations from local businesses and

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> science: A lecture about relativity will be presented by the Department of Physics and Astro Physics. The event begins at 8 p.m. in Leonard room 100 and is the second in a series of four lectures. If you can’t go in person, watch it online at https://conted.breeze.und. nodak.edu/relativity/.

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Crime Notes

> food: Christus Rex is hosting Theology for Lunch events during the month of October. This week’s speaker will be Ruth Leichter, who will give a presentation on Jewish holy days. Lunch is served from 12-1 p.m. in the Christus Rex Campus Ministry Center.

Fire Call: Three instances - 3251 Fifth Ave. N., 3303 University Ave. and 450 Stanford Rd. Medical Assist: Two instances - 81 Cornell St. and Ralph Engelstad Arena. Theft of Property: Two instances - 3450 University Ave. and 3210 Fifth Ave. N. Welfare/House Check: 3251 Fifth Ave. N. Found Property: 500 Princeton St. No Liability Insurance: 3600 Gateway Dr. Controlled Substance: 440 Stanford Rd. Disregard Traffic Device: 3600 Gateway Dr. Stalking: 2500 University Ave. Disorderly Conduct: 2500 University Ave. Suspicious Person/Activity: 425 Oxford St. Accident/Injury: Sixth Avenue N./Oxford Street.

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to expand its acquisition of publications so it could support growing academic fields. Countless students From page throughout the years have used its Fritz later provided an ad- various study spaces. Throughout its 50 years on ditional endowment, which the library is still receiving funding campus, the Chester Fritz library has gone through some changes. from. “One of the obvious and major “He is really one of the early benefactors of the university, al- changes,” said Stolt, “has been the lowing the university to grow its adaptation of technology and networking.” collection Tw e n t y and allowOne of the obvious five years ago, ing it to and major changes students would have the largest lihas been the adapta- use the paper card catalog brary in the tion of technology. to search for region, outbooks, instead side of the Wilbur Stolt of using comUniversity library director puters like they of Minnewould now. sota in the Twin Cities.” said Director of Li- Despite all of the new technology available, Stolt said he “believes the braries Wilbur Stolt The result was a much more library will continue to be an imporextravagant library, compared to tant part of the university, because the older and much smaller library there’s just so much information out that was located in Montgomery there. In honor of the 50th anniversaHall. This new library could hold a ry of the Chester Fritz library, there huge collection of books and jour- will be multiple celebratory events nals, plus it allowed the university during October and all are welcome

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The meeting took place last Tuesday. Despite its low attendance, it still yielded wonderful discussions on various topics, including Nightlife and Cab Crawler Oversen said. “The feedback we’re getting on these programs is essential because they involve your student fees,” she said. “So you need to be there!” She also mentioned that Homecoming is coming up in two weeks and the theme will need to be discussed later. She ended by asking all of the senators to do more outside of Senate to promote themselves, such as introducing themselves in front of all of their classes and improving communication to off-campus students. “I’d like to see a larger turnout in elections in the spring,” said Senator Kevin Peters, “and multiple candidates.”

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to attend. These events are meant to celebrate the role of libraries in teaching students and provide scholarly resources in support of campus-wide academic research. Dan Rylance will be presenting “Reflections on the Life and Legacies of Chester Fritz” in the Library Reading Room or the “Fish bowl” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19. An all-campus celebratory reception will be hosted in the Library Reading Room on Friday, Oct. 21 from 3-5 p.m. There was also an all-campus book sale that took place in the Library Reading Room throughout last week. Books were being sold for $1 and up, and magazines were being sold for $.50 and up. The last day of the book sale was on Saturday, Oct. 8. Anyone who is unable to attend these events is still encouraged to visit the Chester Fritz Library whenever they have the opportunity to do so.

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Cory Penn is the benefactor of this semester’s project. Penn recently moved out of a group home into From page a house that was not handicap accessible. He took his first trip down individuals.” There are many organizations the completed ramp Saturday evein the Grand Forks area that aided ning, just nine hours after construcPi Kappa Phi Options, a non-profit tion began. “When I saw Cory on the organization that specializes in asramp, and sisting individhappy uals with disWatching a man who how he looked, I abilities, helps was housebound use welled up a find families in said need. ACME that new ramp for little,” Jesse Joiner, Tools provided the first time, it was one of the free tool rental, brothers that and Simonastonishing. son’s lumber Jesse Joiner helped build the ramp. provided free Pi Kappa Phi member “ Wa t c h i n g and discounta man who ed lumber and was househardware. Local contractor John Sang pro- bound use that new ramp for the vided time and supervision for the first time, it was astonishing.” Ryan agrees with Joiner’s senticonstruction of the ramp construcment. “When we do a project like tion. Without this assistance, the cost this, we take the ‘dis’ off the front of the ramp for Penn and his family of ‘disable,’” said Ryan. “It is a truly awesome feeling.” would have been around $3,500. “It’s a way that we can give > Robb Jeffries is the news editor back,” said Ryan. “It is nice to know for The Dakota Student. He can be that we made a positive change in reached at robert.jeffries@my.und. someone’s life.” edu

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CONCERNS Rep’s UND visit has hoping reconsiders when it’s time to renew the contract Since 2008, students have been waging a battle against a financial monstrosity. Higher One, the company responsible for that Pride Card you received in the mail, has been plaguing students since its introduction to campus. Though the company has tried cleaning up its act and making information more available, problems still remain for students. Need to speak to someone about an issue with an account and don’t want to be on hold for 20 minutes? Well you could go to the bank’s physical location. If it existed in North Dakota. Higher One is based in Connecticut, so good luck getting a faceto-face meeting with a representative like you can at any of the local banks in Grand Forks. Many opponents of the company’s services also note that information about the company’s fees isn’t readily available for student viewing. Though their representative who visited UND is correct in saying the fees are on their web site, no student enjoys spelunking for information. You can scroll through the 43 frequently asked questions posted on the UND Pride Card (UNDPrideCard.com) web site and find the link to the Higher One fee schedule. If you look closely at the fees, it is very apparent that if you make the wrong decision your money will quickly disappear from your account. Normal banking fees are part of the account but more exotic fees like a “lack of documentation” fee are also present. This fee is charged if “you did not provide documentation required to verify your identity within the allotted time frame.” For some students this documentation process involved scanning their drivers license and sending a copy of it off to Connecticut and receiving confirmation before they could even use their card. Nothing says “faster refund” like waiting a week to receive permission to use your own money. Letting your account sit idle will also cost you $19 a month after nine months of no transactions. This company is less student-friendly than it likes to think it is. Charging students $.50 a transaction to use the Pride Card for its attended purpose: a debit card. The university attempted to evaluate student feelings regarding the Pride Card in a survey that was made available earlier this year. The results have yet to be released. Have the student qualms about the card finally been confirmed? If so, why not release the results and tell everyone what they already know? Even though the company was founded by college students in 2000, we feel that it has strayed from its original intent of helping college students access their money with ease. UND has stood by its decision to sign a contract with the company, despite student outcry, including one student appearing on national television in a CNBC news report about Higher One in December 2010. “I don’t like the fact that someone’s taking money from money I borrowed,” senior Shane Gerbert said during the program. Neither do we, Mr. Gerbert. So UND, do us a favor and don’t renew once Higher One’s contract is up. Go with a local bank that students will be able to walk, bike or drive to if they need assistance.

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KIRBY GRAFF

the ice. 6. Hockey is full of talent, history and style. There has never been The NBA season should be a better time to jump into hockey. gearing up this time of year, but we There are numerous superstars, fun all know that is not the case. The personalities and fantastic rivalries. NBA lockout is in full swing and it Not to mention the outdoor clasdoes not seem to be letting up any sic, 24/7, fighting and retro jerseys. time soon. With no basketball to I could go on and on. watch, I need something to fill the 5. A Minnesota team may be void. I believe that hockey, both good this year! With apologies professional and collegiate, can be to the Lynx, Minnesota is the vast that outlet. Here are 8 reasons why wasteland of sports right now. The hockey is the best choice. Twins lost 99 games, the Vikings 8. Let’s be honest, there is are playing awful and there will not nothing else on be an NBA in the winter. In the I mean, as an un- season. The other maoff-season, the jor sports in the dergrad student I Wild made a United States splashy once had class with few are either in moves that the off-season Jonathan Toews... could push or in a lockout. them into the Kirby Graff playoffs for the I love watchcolumnist first time in 4 ing soccer, but the MLS will years. be done for the 4. The adyear and the European leagues are dition of the Winnipeg Jets will inalways on at inopportune times. crease interest in hockey. There are 7. I cannot say enough good now two professional hockey teams things about high definition tele- within five hours of Grand Forks. vision. It truly has revolutionized This is only a good thing. Every sports programming. There are two Canadian that I know is more exthings that this has done. The first cited about the return of hockey is the ability to see and recognize to Manitoba than I am about most the players without much strain. things. Secondly, and most importantly, it 3. Hockey players are more achas enabled the audience to follow cessible than other professional aththe ball or puck without much ef- letes. To me hockey players seem fort. At one time this was such a like normal people. Basketball problem that the NHL highlighted players stick out like a sore thumb the puck for the audience to see. It in public because of their size, but was a yellow streak up and down hockey players blend in. I saw The Dakota Student

Niklas Bakstrom last spring, and if we hadn’t heard him utter that he played for the Wild, I would have never have guessed it. 2. The Ralph Engelstad Arena is a wonderful place to watch a hockey game. Before some players make it to the professional ranks, they have the opportunity to play for UND. We have the opportunity to watch these athletes before they make the leap, and there is no better place than the Ralph. The fans, the seats and the atmosphere all make it an unforgettable experience. 1. The University of North Dakota is one of the direct bloodlines to the NHL. Most of the players on the Fighting Sioux hockey team have been drafted by NHL teams. If one flicks on a game, there is a good chance that there is UND alum on the squad. I mean, as an undergrad student I once had class with Jonathan Toews, the captain of the Chicago Blackhawks. There are not many opportunities to say that I had class with a professional athlete in North Dakota. I love the NBA, but there is not much that a broke college student living in North Dakota can do to fix the situation. I will need my sports fix, and I cannot find a better outlet than hockey. So I guess I am going to puck it.

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Architecture: the dark side of campus buildings > MADI WHITMAN

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It’s October, which means that it’s taking every ounce of self control I have not to ditch this column and watch horror movies instead or read expedition summaries from hunts for the Jersey Devil. The occasional smell of wood smoke and the delightful crunch of leaves on the sidewalk drive me to pull out the apple cider, abandon my homework and devote my attention to the horror genre for the rest of the month. This weird, yearly obsession does have its consequences. As I type, I’m postponing doing laundry because, after an afternoon of creepy stories, I am too afraid of my basement, which looks like the setting for a slasher film. Exposed pipes, “HELP!” written backwards on a mirror, weird doors and unclaimed men’s shoes make for a potentially traumatic experience each time I descend into the depths of the building to wash clothes.

Despite the fear factor, there is the grim plot line. a part of me that is completely enI recently started reading about amored with it, and I think I have the Jersey Devil, and the architecpinpointed my love of horror to ture, again, was what kept me inthe ominous architecture often as- terested. I don’t really buy the idea sociated with it. of a deformed devil baby flying For me, the most frightening around in New Jersey, walking on part of “The Blair Witch Project” is people’s roofs, and killing their anithe house they mals, but when find toward the Despite the fear fac- Iofsawa a photo end of the stohouse ry. The movie tor, there is a part f o u n d a t i o n itself doesn’t do found, I of me that is com- they much for me, was hooked. but the inclupletely enamored... You couldn’t sion of an old pay me to run Madi Whitman around in the house substancolumnist woods playing tially upped its quality, cr yptozooloalthough I’m gist, but a hunt not sure why. I think it’s the same for 18th century house foundareason that the most interesting tions? Sign me up. part of the Salem witch trials, for But seriously, location, locame, anyway, is the houses. When tion, location. I can’t tell you how I watched “The Crucible,” I was much creepier stories are when set very distracted by the architectural in psychiatric hospitals as opposed style. The dark wood and the small to somewhere else. The terrible windows somehow set the tone for crimes committed within them

are contributors to the vibe, but regardless of whether the structure housed psychiatric patients or bubbly college students, I would not go in those tunnels. They’re still fascinating, though, which is why I restrict my exploration of psychiatric hospitals to the relative safety of the internet. The same goes for the fourth floor of O’Kelly. It’s not so much the history of animal research (I could be wrong about this), or its past as the med school, it’s the tiled walls and enclosed spaces. It’s the layout of the place, the structure itself. Another example: I recently went into Gustafson for the first time. Gustafson has a reputation for the paranormal, and I was aware of this when I went in. The building is already kind of imposing, and the ornamentation inside, while interesting and attractive, contributed to the mental record I built for the place. In this case, the architecture totally reinforced my

preconceived notions. It doesn’t help that horror shows seem to follow this thought pattern to a certain extent, as the building is what contains the source of fear. I’ve started to notice certain themes, though, that have probably conditioned me to become wary or suddenly fascinated if they make an appearance. The most prevalent one is the location of the basement stairs. If the stairs are on the left (going down), we are going to have issues. It’s strange, but consistent. This all probably sounds ridiculous, but I’m serious. These architectural features are a significant part of why scary movies are scary for me or interesting at all, especially if they’re old and sitting in the woods. I don’t even need anything paranormal. The house foundations are enough.

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

Value in education You missed the point

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then to invest the surplus in another manner. The Dakota Student For example, lawmakers are Read any online form about tempted to pour millions into the Sioux nickname debate and North Dakota’s oil fields out west you’ll eventually run into someone and ignore higher education altocalling those in higher education a gether. “liberal elitist.” You’ll inevitably But let’s not forget the longencounter a large, angry mob of term effects that higher education taxpayers who are absolutely furi- has on the state as a whole. While ous about the amount of money having the lowest unemployment going into higher education. numbers in the nation, North DaBeing on the inside of the kota could also claim the smartest legislative proand most educess, I have Why wouldn’t any cated. seen firsthand bbed policymaker get be- the D u“silicon that a large majority of hind higher educa- prairie,” many North Dakota high tech intion? lawmakers see dustries are higher educalooking at the Sean Lee tion as a botcolumnist state to protomless money vide intelligent pit. workers. With After all, the state puts mil- one of the lowest cost per living lions of dollars into 11 institu- per capita, it’s a win-win for both tions and gets virtually no return workers and investors. on investment, right? Not so. It’s hard to think of our fair This year, UND set a record in state as the nucleus of innovation, enrolment, that shows that many but it can be done. Support for North Dakotans take higher edu- higher education can go a long cation seriously. The North Da- way in our state’s future. kota University System (NDUS) As a student, it is critical that brings in students from all over you not only stay up to speed with the state, as well as the world. local government happenings, but Why wouldn’t any policymak- also keep informed about issues er get behind higher education? affecting state affairs. After reLook at UND Aerospace, for searching the issue, you’ll be able example. As one of the leaders in to know who is an ally to higher brand new technologies, the aero- education. space department continues to If every student gets involved draw in many of UND’s out-of- with the lawmaking process at the state students and has put North state level, our state will continue Dakota on the map in terms of to grow into one of the nation’s science and technology. most prosperous. Collectively, North Dakota’s budget surplus we must remind our lawmakers can actually be more of hazard to that higher education is indeed a higher education than a deficit. sound investment in the future of It’s harder for a lawmaker to say North Dakota. “yes” to an increase in spending with a surplus—indeed , it’s hard- > Sean Lee is a columnist for The er to sell something that has no Dakota Student. He can be reached immediate return on investment at sean.lee@my.und.edu

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CAITLIN WILDEMAN The Dakota Student

Last Friday’s issue had a column entitled “Abortion at UND: Fear and Loathing style” by one of the Dakota Student’s columnists, Daniel Draovitch. To say the very least, this particular article has caused quite the angry backlash. Comments ranging from claiming him immoral and insulting his intelligence, to incorrect stereotyping. Are these claims unfounded? Daniel’s article could legitimately be labeled as biting, perhaps even needlessly so. He’s obviously trying to incite a reaction in readers, and he’s definitely done that quite well. His style isn’t exactly what you’d expect out of a newspaper article, but he seems to do it to fuel his writing and give the reader a sense of the point he’s trying to get across: Incredulity, frustration, and a touch of humor. He writes with a taste for the ridiculous, but it appears to be mocking the ridiculousness he perceives in the ideas that he argues against. There was a definite air of mischievousness in the article, no one could deny that; even an attempt at stirring a little trouble. But one thing I was very surprised to see were comments assuming the columnist’s stance on abortion. Granted, the article was pointing out some of the flaws in the anti-abortionist’s claims, but where in the article was it stated “I think abortion should be legal?” The explicit message of the column, to me, seemed more abstract than necessarily picking sides. He was poking fun at arguments where he saw flaws, and slogans that propagandized themselves to the point of ridiculousness. The article was satire, and by all appearances it seems a lot of

people didn’t pick up on that fact. a collegiate article in a collegiate What’s happening here reminds paper, the normal internet rules of me of the uproar that came about flaming without having any counafter the distribution of “A Mod- ter arguments does not work to est Proposal”, when the readers change minds here. didn’t realize the true message of Making assumptions of mothe pamphlet, and instead took it rality off a single piece or blatantly at literal face value. An article such insulting someone or the medium as the one Daniel wrote rings of which that someone has their sarcasm, thus I feel that it is not writing published in, is not somemeant to be taken as literally as thing I’d expect out of a college some readers seem to be taking level readership. it. I think many people are missThere’s a frightening tendency ing the point, and only replying in many people today: if you do to the issue in the headline, as if not agree with their views or the they aren’t actually analyzing the accepted views of the church or content of the article. some other large organization, The DS is by no means anti- you are immoral. This is just blaconservative, and individual writ- tant closed-mindedness. We’re ers should not be taken as idiots bigger than that, as human beor immoral or extremist liberals ings—rational, thinking creafor pointing out logical fallacies tures. Just because some people and exercising his or her right to believe that abortion should be write opinions in the style he or an option for pregnant women, she dictates. The day that making they are not immoral. They’re not such assumptions of small pieces baby-killers, they want to preserve of writing becomes the accepted basic freedoms that every woman norm is the deserves to day the usefulhave: the freeTo say the very ness and art of to own least, this particular dom literature dies. her own body. Mind you, article has caused They’re no despite all that immoral quite the backlash. more I’ve said here, for wanting to discussion is Caitlin Wildeman have the opvery good, and columnist tion of abortit’s nothing ing as the othshort of exciter side of the ing to see people actually engag- argument is for wanting to force ing one another and voicing their a woman to keep the baby no opinions. But in order to make a matter the circumstances. They’re reply, you need to understand the both concerned with the freedoms content you’re replying to and not of humans, just with the freedoms take everything at face value. of two different categories of peoI was disappointed when most ple. Neither side is that different, the comments I read offered lim- and if you want to call one imited to no intellectual arguments. moral, you had best call the other The most disheartening thing immoral as well. to note was the ratio of assumptions (many of which were off ) and belligerence as opposed to > Caitlin Wildeman is a columnist the number of respectable, logi- for The Dakota Student. She can be cal arguments. You are replying to reached at caitlin.wildeman@und.edu

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Student Government expressed concerns that students, especially incoming freshmen, aren’t informed correctly about the usage of the Pride Card. Some students are lead to believe that they must open an account; others don’t even activate it, or use it incorrectly and acquire fees. “As students, we are just looking for an intermediary for our money to transfer from UND to our bank,” said Student Government Affairs Coordinator Shane Gerbert. When students enroll at UND, they need a way to transfer any refunds due to scholarships, dropped classes, or overpayment of some sort. Higher One allows students to either deposit this money into the OneAccount through Higher One, or to another private account. The split between the students who use OneAccount verses their own bank is about a 50/50 split. “Off the bat, we make students aware of the options with the card,” Perry said.” We want you to choose the best option for you.”

OneAccount is a fully operating checking account that students can use even after leaving the University. It does not charge monthly fees nor requires a minimum balance. Higher One promoted many advantages of their OneAccount. Primarily, all refunds are transferred in the 24hour period that the refund was made. When the money is refunded to an outside account, the transfer may take 2-3 days. UND has used Higher One’s service since 2008, but the program has evolved over the years. It is also difficult to gage students’ attitude about using the Pride Card. “We don’t often hear from students when they have something positive to say. However, I would say that those students who were at UND when Higher One was first introduced still have some negative feelings towards Higher One,” said Student Body President Kylie Oversen, “Their first experiences were unpleasant and it is difficult to move past that sometimes.” One key change that has been made is the Pride Card is no longer promoted as the account sponsored by UND. Now, the material is presented with equal representation to

using OneAccount or a student’s own bank. Complaints of hidden fees were also discussed on Friday’s meeting. “We have no hidden fees because they are all on our website,” said Perry. If the card is inactive for nine months, a fee is administered but Higher One representatives countered that this is a fee every bank instills. Over the years, Higher One has improved the way they educate students but also rely on Student Government and UND administration to inform students. “We find that grassroots is the best way to get the information out,” said Perry. “We must find channels your student body will listen to.” When students are educated correctly about their refund options, the process can run smoothly and not add any more stress to the college experience.

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sexual violence committed by an intimate other, 86 percent of those cases will not be reported Clune said. During the rally, Mary Ann Sens was awarded the annual Peacemaker Award. Sens is a professor of Pathology at the School of Medicine and Health Studies. She has given large donations to the Women’s Center. She has also provided a week of educational resources dedicated to helping medical students look for signs that their patients may be suffering from physical and sexual abuse. “Often if the right questions are asked a victim will speak about

it,” she said. After the speeches were given, people were invited to take part in a march. The march started at the Memorial Union on University Avenue and went to Princeton Street then back to the Union. Along the way, participants chanted and made noise to draw attention to the event and its cause. The Take Back the Night rally was the capstone event of the Clothesline Project. The project took place on campus from Oct. 3-7 and displayed T-shirts made by victims of violent crimes.

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Inside: Girl Talk comes to Fargo

A Life Remembered in Song story by Megan Sevigny May 2, 2011 marked the death of Mark Solberg, a UND student with a passion for music. Last Sunday afternoon, a benefit concert in his memory was held at the Chester Fritz auditorium. The concert was held in order to raise money for the Mark Solberg Memorial Endowment, a fund that will provide scholarships and support for UND choirs and future choir members. The program opened with Kathleen Tiemann, UND’s Arts and Sciences Dean, a short video celebrating Mark’s life and love of music and a dedication of a new director’s podium that had been donated to the music department by Mark’s parents, Bonnie and Dave Solberg. After this, the Grand Cities Children’s Choir, directed by Melanie Popejoy, took the stage. The Grand Cities Children’s Choirs are formed of five distinct choirs and include over 200 children from grades 3-9. This choir first performed a pop version of the song “Over the Rainbow,” followed by the classic “Here’s to Song.” Popejoy said that the song had been chosen for many reasons, including the fact that Mark had once sung the third verse as a solo. “When we sing all of the verses, Mark is forever in our mind,” she said. The lyrics of the song’s chorus, “Kings have riches, widely lain / Lord have land, but then again / We have friends and songs no wealth can buy,” perfectly summarize Mark’s love of music and his joyful nature. Christie Aleshire, a chair member for the Central High School Music Department, took the stage next. “When I think of my memories of Mark,” Aleshire said, “I think of stars—far too beautiful and far too many to count.” Aleshire revealed that Mark was not only an outstanding singer but also an incredible clarinet player and that he had always approached music with a can-do attitude, volunteering for every solo opportunity and playing music at a MUSIC > page Photos by Nathan Twerberg.

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level that she considered advanced for a musician his age. Aleshire introduced the Grand Forks Central High School Choir, who then took the stage. This choir performed an a capella version of the song “Hear My Prayer” and a spiritual called “I’m A-Rollin.’” Next, Jordan Ray, a UND student, reminisced about taking classes with Mark both in the Music and Rehabilitation and Human Services departments. “As long as I have known Mark, I have always admired him for his humor and joyful attitude,” said Ray. “Mark saw every new day as a gift and shared his passion for music with those around him.” The next musical group to take the stage was the Grand Harmony Chorus, which performed an a capella piece called, “How Deep is the Ocean.” This was followed by short speeches by Student Body President Kylie Oversen and Vice President Nathan Elness. Elness, like Ray, reminisced about taking classes with Mark and the joy that Mark had brought to his life. These speeches were followed with music by both the Allegro Women’s Choir and the Varsity Bards. The women performed, “Le Train d’Hiver,” or “Winter Train,” a French piece in which the voices of the musicians simulate the sounds of a train while portraying movement and the serenity of a calm winter landscape. The Bards followed this with an arrangement of Billy Joel’s “The Longest Time,” arranged by Roger Emerson, which was a cheerful contrast to many of the more somber songs performed. Next, the UND Concert Choir performed the song “The Spheres,” a hauntingly beautiful and mournful piece that begins with simple, monosyllabic harmonies. It eventually incorporates the latin words, “Kyrie eleison, christe eleison,” which mean, “Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy.” They followed this with a more upbeat spiritual called, “I’m Gonna Sing ‘til the Spirit Moves in My Heart.” The concert concluded with a speech by President Robert Kelley and the invitation of Mark’s family members on stage. The choirs combined to sing one last song, the spiritual, “The Storm is Passing Over,” which in includes the lyrics, “Have courage my soul and let us journey on / Though the night is dark and I am far from home / Thanks be to God, the morning light appears / The storm is passing over / The

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storm is passing over / The storm is passing over, halleluh,” which is then followed by a chorus of “Hallelujahs.” Dr. Joshua Bronfman, direct of the UND choirs, said that the song had been chosen not because Mark’s life and trials had been “the storm,” but because of its the joyful nature. The song’s finale was met with thunderous applause and a standing ovation. Mark Solberg’s concert was attended by 939 viewers and 480 performers. Before the concert’s finale, it was announced that $6,265 had been raised at the concert and that around $12,000 was already in the endowment’s account, but they were still $7,000 shy of the their $25,000 goal. Donations were collected at the door. For anyone interested in contributing to the Mark Solberg Memorial Endowment, checks should be made out to the UND Foundation and designated for the Mark Solberg Endowment; these should be sent to 3100 University Ave. Stop 8157, Grand Forks, ND 58202. Donations can also be made online through the Arts and Sciences website, arts-sciences.UND.edu.

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Girl Talk visits the Hub POP Mix-up artist played mash-ups of several popular songs this weekend.

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NICHOLAS GOWAN The Dakota Student

Mainstream mashup artist Girl Talk was on stage at the Hub in the Venue in Fargo on Saturday for an all ages show. Girl Talk is a solo act by Pittsburgh native Greg Gillis. Known for his love of non-stop energy and pop music, he did not disappoint fans last Saturday night. You will never hear him on the radio, but if you listen to any Top 40 stations, you will hear plenty of clips of Girl Talk’s repertoire. Girl Talk spent Saturday evening playing tunes off of his 2010 hit album, All Day. Track four on All Day, “Jump on Stage,” shows an excellent example of how eclectic Girl Talk’s tracks can be. A little over a minute into the song, samples from The Talking Heads, Ice Cube, Big Boi, V.I.C., 50 Cent, Diddy and The Edgar Winter Group

are playing simultaneously, and people were allowed to dance as it sounds surprisingly good. That a backdrop to Gillis, who spent most of his particular song ends with the If you listen to any time jumping behind a Beastie Boys, Top 40... you will computer and Lady Gaga and Iggy Pop hear plenty of Girl mixing All Day live for working toTalk’s repertoire the fans. Toigether in a way that almost Nicholas Gowan let-roll guns covered the makes it seem staff writer crowd in TP, like they’d confetti was spent the last shot out of cannons and bags of 30 years planning it out. Girl Talk matches music up balloons were thrown to the auprimarily by based on their dience, who tore them apart like beats-per-minute, which never jackals feasting on a carcass. Girl Talk presents opportuniseems to slow down for long. From the moment Girl Talk ties for both close listening and took stage, the crowd was on just letting go and enjoying the its feet and moving. And there was quite a crowd MIXUP > page there. On stage, a large group of

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music. Some of the other artists mixed by Girl Talk include Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus (“Party in the USA”), Willow Smith (“Whip My Hair”), Ol’ Dirty Bastard (“Shimmy Shimmy Ya”) and Lil Wayne (“A Milli”). If you can’t find an artist you like among the samples Girl Talk brings in, you probably aren’t a fan of pop music. At the same time, Girl Talk may not be for you even if you do like the music sampled. He does an excellent job of removing music from its context while creating something new. “Shout” by the Isley Brothers turns into a half-second sound clip repeatedly played over DJ Funk’s “Pop Those Thangs.” Girl Talk was brought here by music promoter Jade Presents, one of the premier music and entertainment promoters in the region. Other acts recently brought to the region by Jade Presents include country singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett and the comedy duo, Williams and Ree, who are also known as the Indian and the White Guy. Williams and Ree caused commotion earlier this year when they were prevented from playing in Grand Forks because of controversial statements made about the Fighting Sioux logo. The Hub, an always-changing events center in Fargo, is a cornucopia of decadence and security. The Hub now features 7 different venues, bars designed to appease your inner-cowboy or Tarzan, and large dance floors with VIP treatment. For more information on the Hub and a calendar of upcoming events, visit thehubfargo. com

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B.C. takes advantage of UND miscues: Poor defense causes Sioux to lose

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TIMOTHY BOGER

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UND took second in the opening weekend Ice Breaker Tournament. They won their opening game, a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Air Force on Friday night. But they were overmatched in a 6-2 loss to the Boston College Eagles Saturday in the Ice Breaker championship. All games were played at Ralph Engelstad Arena. In the other games of the tournament, Boston College defeated Michigan State 5-2 on Friday to reach the championship. Michigan State rebounded on Saturday, taking down Air Force 3-2 in a back and forth overtime victory. Brock Rolls Sophomore Brock Nelson was looked at to be a key component of the North Dakota offense this season. And in their season opener Friday, Nelson was the spark they needed. Nelson’s two goals after a third period North Dakota timeout rallied the Fighting Sioux from a 3-2 deficit to an exciting 4-3 victory over the Air Force Academy. Corban Knight and Danny Kristo also scored in the opener, which was the first meeting between the Falcons and the Sioux since the 1988-89 season. “There’s a difference in his game right now,” said head coach Dave Hakstol. “He’s a little stronger, he’s obviously a little more experienced at this level and I think his confidence is showing through. He’s holding on to the puck and showing some pretty good poise for still a young player at this level.” Timeout captures momentum It’s not often that a timeout can change the tides of a game, but in Friday night’s opener, one might have done just that. With 6:59 left and UND in desperate need of another power play goal to tie the game back up, Hakstol used the team’s timeout to get the edge he needed and was able to put his top line back out on the ice. “We knew that was a big moment there,” Nelson said. We needed to capitalize on a chance on that power play. Special teams is a big thing we stress, and if you win the special teams you have a great chance to winning the game. Then with three seconds left on the man advantage, the top line capitalized. Nelson finally buried his own rebound to knot it up at 3. Defense a struggle in Saturday loss North Dakota was up 2-1 in the second period Saturday night, but Boston College dominated the rest of the way, putting up four goals in the final ten minutes of the second. That speed was just too much for the Sioux to handle, at least not in the passive state that the usually-formidable defense was in Saturday night. “Positionally we were around those plays,” said UND head coach Dave Hakstol. “But you need to be tenacious on sticks and make those plays. We didn’t do that. Our coverage wasn’t good enough for that four-minute span when they scored three goals. That absolutely changed the complexion of the game.’’ Goalie Controversy Aaron Dell was pulled after giving up five goals in Saturday’s loss. He had 10 saves in 37:09 of playing time Saturday night. Brad Eidsness, the senior, relieved Dell and played the balance of the game. Eidsness gave up one more goal, a late one-timer by Boston College’s Steven Whitney, but otherwise played well and finished with seven saves. Hakstol said he was impressed with the limited play of Eidsness, but whether that has sparked a goalie controversy in Grand Forks remains to be seen. “I’m not making decisions 10 minutes after a difficult loss, but he probably earned himself some minutes and a start next weekend,” he said. Eidsness started 41 games in both his freshman and sophomore years but a few key miscues early last season allowed Dell to take over. Eidsness played just seven games in 2010-11. For his career, Eidsness has a 2.45 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. NATHAN > Timothy Boger is a staff writer for Up Next TWERBERG> The D.S. He can be reached at timoThe Dakota North Dakota will host Maine next weekend—who they were swept by last year—at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

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Sioux volleyball defeats two GWC challenges > NAMARA KIBIRA

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The Fighting Sioux women’s volleyball team dove right back into the Great West Conference making their record now 14-4 and 2-1 in the GWC. The team was lead by sophomore middle blocker Ronni Munkeby this weekend when they swept New Jersey Institute of Technology and Chicago State. On Thursday NJIT traveled to Grand Forks to play a Great West Conference game and lost in three games. UND won the first set 25-18 against the NJIT Highlanders who

are 6-13 and 1-3 in the GWC. The Highlanders put up a fight while tying up the score 14-14. The volleying went back and forth until the score was finally 16-16. The Sioux went on a 9-2 point run and clenched the first set. In the second set, UND took the easy victory, only allowing the NJIT to score 10 points. The score was then 2-0. “We were a little shaky with our timing right out of the gate, but we got that under control,” said Head Coach Ashlee Hardee. “Defensively, I couldn’t be happier. Putting up 13 blocks against this team is great.” The Sioux completed the game quickly winning 25-19 in the third

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The Sioux out-hit the Highlanders .243-.009. Junior from NJIT Janet Snell led the team with nine kills and ten digs. Setter Anna Mercado posted 21 assists and five digs. The Highlanders lost to Utah Valley on Saturday in three games. Utah Valley is the only team in the Great West Conference to defeat the Sioux this season. UND pulled off nine aces against NJIT. A pair of them came from senior outside hitter Devin Trefz. Munkeby recorded a team high of ten kills and 15 swings. She had five blocks and had an attacking percentage of .600. “We also had a great perfor-

mance from the service line,” Hardee said. “Our serving skills are what give us the ability to go on some pretty good runs, and the ability to go on the runs will be even more important as we head down the final stretch.” Sophomore middle blocker Lisa Parlich had nine kills, senior hitter Tia Russell had six kills and red shirt freshman Nikki Husfeldt recorded a new team high of 35 assists. Senior Taylor Bohannon finished with 13 digs. On Saturday night, UND hosted the Chicago State Cougars and won again in three games. The Sioux were once again led by Sophomore Ronni Munkeby who pulled off 13 kills. After beating the Cougars, UND

is now 14-4 and 2-1 in the Great West Conference. Chicago State is 1-19 and 0-4 in the GWC. This was the fifth consecutive sweep over the Cougars. The Cougars forced the Sioux to work for their win in a set that reached 16 ties. The Sioux ended with the win 26-24. “It was important for us to get that win in the first set,” Hardee said. “You don’t ever want to allow someone to come in there and gain any confidence, we always want to keep them uncomfortable.”

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UND destroys NAIA Montana Western ALERUS The Sioux football team heads into an off-week with a 3-game winning streak.

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BRANDON BECKER The Dakota Student

The Fighting Sioux football team had a big day this past Saturday as they cruised to a 42-9 victory over the Montana Western Bulldogs. Jake Miller was the star of the show once again, this time he ran for 152 yards and career-high four touchdowns.

The performance by the sophomore was his fourth straight jawdropping game in a row. But it wasn’t easy for Miller or the Sioux early on in the game. Montana Western held the Sioux offense in check in the first quarter, but also was able to move the chains on offense. The Bulldogs embarked on a long drive that stretched almost eight minutes. Although the drive eventually stalled, Yim Sribenjakul was able to nail a kick through the uprights to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead. “We were not sharp in the first quarter and you have to give them

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the half. inactive for most of the afternoon. UNDinholds a the 7-5 record Even though Sioux overcame against Bradley threw non-confor just 117 yards on a sluggish first quarter by taking a the day, but he picked it upthe in the secference opponents, (S. Oregon is in 21-6 lead into halftime, Mussman ond half throwing for 105 yards and a wasn’tsince happy. ““We ran DI it effectively touchdown. R.J. McGill led all Sioux NAIA) the transition.

credit for coming out and being ready to play,” said UND head coach Chris Mussman. Despite the slow start for the Sioux they were able to pick it up in the second quarter. Miller scored back-to-back touchdowns for UND to give the Sioux a 14-3 lead, which was then followed by a Joey Bradley touchdown run with 2:25 remaining in the first half. Sophomore Cordero Finley intercepted Zach McRae to help setup the Bradley run. The Bulldogs finally answered the Sioux’s 21 unanswered points with another field goal with just one second remaining

again today, but not as good as we would have wanted too early on,” he said. Whatever was said in the locker room was taken to heart. The Sioux came out and went on a nine-play, 70-yard drive that was capped by another Miller touchdown run—his third of the day. The Sioux did most of their damage on the ground rushing for 234 yards while the passing attack was

receivers with 66 yards and he also found the end zone. Despite losing by 33 points, the Bulldogs were able to move the football on the Sioux defense. UMW outgained in yards on the day even though it didn’t lead to any touch-

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A decade of excellence: REA RALPH After 10 years of Sioux hockey, the complex proves to be vital in local culture.

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JOEL ADRIAN

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On October 5 2001, the community of Grand Forks, as well as the Engelstad family shook the very foundation of standard ice rinks with construction of the Ralph Engelstad Arena. The wonder is simply massive: a status symbol for all who embody UND hockey. Five days ago, I had the privilege to attend the ceremonial 10th anniversary of the hockey behemoth’s birthday. The dim lighting, warm bruschetta and occasional dessert glazed my soul as the spirit in this building has obviously not diminished, but instead has grown with each passing year. By luck, I was offered a ticket and I did de-

cided to grace the REA with my presence, but being heavily under-dressed, I needed to associate myself with genuine individuals and attain a foothold among the local celebrities. Thankfully, three ladies invited me to join their table, as we conversed and created a relaxed dialogue and simply enjoyed the magnitude of Ralph Engelstad’s encased spirit. Crisp champagne and aristocratic finger-food dialogue quickly ceased as Men’s Head coach Dave Hakstol took the stage. As pointed out by one of the pleasant women, he was rather dashing in his new bifocals. Coach Hakstol spoke with a truthful hue. Hakstol reminisced of his own experiences, beliefs, pregame-traditions and overall gratitude toward the Engelstad family and Grand Forks. “It’s a pretty special opportunity that Ralph and his family gave to his community.” “Gene Frattin said ‘its not about hockey here; its about

something much more,’ stated Hakstol. Betty Engelstad and daughter Kris received a standing ovation as they approached the microphone. The environment seemed to incorporate an intricate atmosphere of the grandiose and jubilant. Kris Engelstad addressed the crowd, giving personal stories and her interpretations of the building’s massive influence on N.D. society. “To most, he’s just a name on a building. But to all of us, he’s a lot more than that. This is what he (Ralph Engelstad) envisioned; this is what he wanted.” The two Engelstad family members were presented with commemorative collages of the REA’s most memorable games along with three ceremonial leather banners crafted by the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe. As this momentous occasion, is the routine of the REA will continue to be a staple in Grand Forks society. While the

landscape of hockey conferences seems to be changing, the one constant that we all can take refuge in, is that the Ralph Engelstad Arena—and all who have been inside this phenomenal building— is not going anywhere simply because it’s 11,500 spectators won’t allow it. Be it your first or fiftieth time venturing to the hockey Mecca, people have their own emotions to associate with the venue. To coach Hakstol, the weekly energy that surges within the REA is unparalleled. “One of the things I have a chance to do before the puck drops is that I see the seats fill up. I always look up and I am amazed at how many families and students are here in the stands every Friday and Saturday.”

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Chicago State took the lead early in the second set leading the Sioux 11-5. UND soon had a 6-1 point run making the score 19-9. The final score of the set was 25-20. “We knew that we were capable of winning the match, I just would have preferred that it had happened a little quicker,” head coach Ashlee Hardee. UND completed the sweep with a 25-11 win in the third set. “We’ve been changing things up a bit at practice this last week,” said Hardee. “We’re moving things around a bit just to see what our best possible lineup could be. It was great to get some of those girls in for experience. We were able to take Annika [Smed] and Devin out and rest them a little bit in preparation for the conference run we have coming up,” said Hardee on playing inexperienced players in the match against Chicago State. Husfeldt and Ellen Krueger combined for 44 assists. Bohannon had 17 digs and Russell landed a trio of block assists.

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downs. The Sioux were able to make plays on defense by forcing three turnovers and blocking a field goal attempt. UND employed the good old bend-but-don’t-break defense throughout the game. The win moved the Sioux to 4-2 overall on the year and dropped UMW to 1-5. Next up for UND is a big game against conference rival Cal Poly. Last season the Sioux lost a heartbreaker to the Mustangs 2221 and will hope to avenge the loss. The Sioux will have an off-week to prepare for the Mustangs before the two squads hit the field in which will be UND’s Homecoming game.

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