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More students buy textbooks online

College binge drinking rates

CHANGE As textbook costs increase, students find other alternatives to acquire books and save.

NATHAN TWERBERG > The Dakota Student

ALCOHOL Campus and national surveys reveal less students are indulging in the habit of excessive drinking.



As the second week of undergraduate courses comes to a close, many students have yet to purchase textbooks for their classes. Some make the decision to go without a book and take the chance that the text won’t be utilized in the class. Others don’t want to spend $400 on one textbook. “When textbook price increases are combined with an increase in tuition and fees over the same time period, this has caused the overall price of higher education to increase significantly and has posed serious financial problems for the students and parents who must meet these burgeoning costs,” said James Koch, a professor of economics at Old Dominion University, V.A., in his Sept. 2006 analysis of textbook costs. In order to beat the prices at the bookstore, students explore other avenues of textbook purchasing to avoid some seemingly unnecessary complications. The option to search online for books allows for resources to be more available to

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UND students seem to be tapering off their wild partying, according to recent surveys. In a survey of nearly 4,000 North Dakota students conducted last school year, about 48 percent said they had five or more drinks in one sitting in the past two weeks. In an Associated Press interview last July, Jane Vangsness Frisch, director of the North Dakota Higher Education Consortium for Substance Abuse Prevention, stated this is the first time that the binge drinking rate has been below 50 percent since 1994. She also said there has been a steady decline in binge drinking since 2003. Staff and faculty have noticed a change on campus. “It doesn’t seem like there are as many out of control students [compared to past years], particularly at sporting events,” said Matt Ritter, a music department staff member. “There seems to be more activities available for students on campus; more options are around so they don’t have

>Is UND still a party school? In 2009 the Princeton Review ranked UND as the No. 15 school for students that drink the most liquor and No. 18 among party schools. UND hasn’t made either list since that year.

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students than ever before. Within minutes, one can download a text and have it synced and ready to read on an e-reader or laptop, erasing the initial frustration of the bookstore calamities. The growth of technology has enabled books of all sorts to be readily available at one’s fingertips within days, or even minutes. The ability to order books from online stores or purchase downloadable versions of text, , allows students to be in control of their book orders and preferences, rather than only having one source, such as the university book store. Just as the bookstore offers a book rental option do sites like “You can rent for the minimum length, typically 30 days, and save up to 80 percent off the print list price. If you find you need your textbook longer, you can extend your rental by as little as one day as many times as you want and just pay for the added days, says Amazon’s rental policy. Students purchasing texts from online sites are able to carry many more books with them at a time without weighing down their backpacks. Modern technology has made the previous hassle of carrying multiple books a thing of the past. Most e-readers also come with the option of taking notes as you read potentially replacing notebooks as well. Ordering texts from popular discount websites has also become

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Student organization It’s hammer time gets back into swing DANCING Swing club students meet for the first time in a year after bouncing from place to place.


CULLEN DONOHUE The Dakota Student

Tuesday night marked the first meeting of the UND Swing Club in over a year. The UND Swing Club has not met in over a year because, since its creation, it has been difficult to find a meeting place.

“It’s a relief to find somewhere to meet this year,” said senior John Neis, the club’s president and physics major. The event was marked with the smiles of many students aging from freshman to graduate students. The club has found its home in several places across the campus including the Armory, the Loading Dock, the Memorial Ballroom, Smith Hall and even the Walsh Quad. The UND Swing Club has

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Students take turns striking a car with a sledgehammer on the lawn of Phi Kappa Phi as part of fraternity recruitment week. Photo by Cullen Donohue


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today, september 02, 2011

> double feature: Head down to the Fire Hall Theater (downtown) for movies so bad you may actually enjoy them. The films screening will be “The Last Man on Earth” and “Plan 9 From Outer Space.” Tickets are $5. The movie begins at 9:30 p.m. saturday, september 03, 2011 > display: Check out this month’s artist Guilermo Guardia at the Third Street Gallery located in downtown Grand Forks from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. monday, september 05, 2011 > NO SCHOOL: Enjoy your extra long weekend! Remember to be safe and responsible but most importantly have fun!

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DS World Brief Fault lines found near Japanese nuclear power plant

TOKYO _ There are 14 potentially active fault lines in areas near the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and other nuclear-related facilities, the Japanese government has announced. The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency announced the results of research undertaken by power utilities following the Great East Japan Earthquake. The 14 faults discovered to be potentially active were previously considered unlikely to cause earthquakes. According to the research, a magnitude-7.6 earthquake could occur on the potentially active Hatakawa fault line in Fukushima Prefecture, the largest magnitude earthquake estimated. The agency said the intensity of any quakes from the fault lines would not exceed the level the facilities were designed to withstand. It also said there were no problems with the facilities’ quake resistance. Five of the 14 fault lines are near Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2 nuclear power plants. The other nine are near Japan Atomic Power Co.’s Tokai No. 2 power plant and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s Tokai reprocessing plant in Ibaraki Prefecture.

Suicide attack kills at least 28 in west Baghdad

BAGHDAD _ At least 28 people were killed, including a member of parliament, and 37 others were wounded when a suicide attack targeted a major Sunni mosque in west Baghdad Sunday night. The explosion was inside Um al-Qura mosque, the headquarters of the Sunni endowment during the prayers of the last days of Ramadan, when atAUTHOR’S NAME tendance is up. Police confirmed The Dakota Student that children were among the casualties. Khalid al-Fahdawi, a lawmaker from the al-Wasat Coalition (the Middle Coalition), was among the dead. Police said the suicide bomber used explosives hidden under a splint and tried to be as close as possible to the head of the Sunni endowment, Ahmed Abdul Ghafour al-Samarrai, who was injured in the attack. In a phone call with one of the Iraqi satellite channels after the attack, al-Samarrai accused al-Qaida of mounting the attack. No group claimed responsibility.


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Migrants head north to Mexico, U.S. HOME Deported individuals head north after U.S. announces relaxed immigration policy.



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TAPACHULA, Mexico–Unlike many of the migrants who pass through Mexico on the way to the United States, Adolfo Herrera isn’t hoping for a new life. He’s returning to an old one. He’s going home. Herrera speaks street-worthy English, is a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and has spent 25 of his 28 years in Texas. He was deported a year ago to his country of birth, Colombia, but felt like a foreigner. “I don’t got family in Colombia. I don’t know nobody. I don’t want to live there,” Herrera said, speaking in a migrant shelter near the border with Guatemala. “I’m going back to the United States. No doubt, buddy,” he said, listing the numerous relatives – from grandmother to brothers – who live near his home in Lewisville, north of Dallas and Fort Worth. Two weeks ago, the Obama administration announced a dramatic change in U.S. policy, saying it would drop efforts to deport illegal immigrants who have no criminal records. Instead, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Aug. 18, her department will focus on the deportation of convicted criminals and those who might be a national security or public safety threat. Under the new policy, some 300,000 pending deportation cases will now be reviewed in U.S. immi-

gration courts. That, however, does nothing for those already deported, and many are among the migrants willing to take huge risks to get home again. “I know it’s really dangerous but I have to do this for my children,” said Mary Luz Armendariz, a Honduran who was deported from Long Beach, Calif., recently after 18 years there. Armendariz left her three children, all U.S. citizens, behind with friends, and the phone calls with them have been painful. “They cry. ‘I miss you, Mom. I love you. Why don’t you come back?’ “ she said. She spoke as she prepared to shinny up a ladder to the top of a freight train known as “La Bestia,” or The Beast, at a rail yard in Arriaga, a town in Chiapas state that is the southernmost point in Mexico’s rail system. The glow of a rail yard light fell on her face. A bandage wrapped her knee, strained from days of walking. The migrant journey north has never been riskier. Some fall victim to gunslingers from organized crime groups who halt trains and abduct migrants for ransom. Scores of unlucky ones end up in mass graves. Others are pressed into service as cartel triggermen to do battle with rival gangs. Some simply fall to the tracks off what many call the “trains of death.” Still, they keep coming, many of them propelled by the desire to reunite with family and friends in lives they built in the United States. Most migrants’ trips begin with a benign river crossing – a raft excursion. Along the Suchiate River that


Migrants cross the river between Guatemala and Mexico on July 2, 2011.

delineates part of the border between Mexico and Guatemala, some 100 rafts made of twin tractor inner tubes lashed to a wooden-slat platform carry passengers and contraband cargo back and forth. Passengers pay less than $2 to cross the river. Local, state and federal police largely ignore _ or benefit from _ the illegal trade. It is a freefor-all, a door left wide open. “The only danger around here is that your raft pops a leak and you take a dip,” said a young rafter who would only give his name as Chucho. After crossing the border, the first stop for migrants is often Arriaga, a sleepy town on the Tehuantepec Peninsula where Mexico is its narrowest. It is where they hop aboard La Bestia. Every other day or so, hundreds of migrants flock to the rail yard to clamber atop the metal boxcars and tanker wagons. “With my experience now, I can make it to the border on my own,” said Juan P. Suazo, a 38-year-old Honduran who has made the jour-

ney five times. “Once you are at the border, you have to hook up with somebody who’s linked to Los Zetas. Otherwise you will fail.” Suazo referred to the transnational crime gang that has spread from narcotics trafficking to extortion, counterfeiting, kidnapping and migrant smuggling. Suazo was eager to return to California, where he lived seven years, and perhaps take up his old job as a valet parking attendant in Beverly Hills. “I would drive beautiful cars, Volvos, Mercedes Benzes, Lexus, BMWs. They paid me $14 an hour, and I’d get tips,” Suazo said. Another migrant, Jorge Perez, a Guatemalan, discussed the multiple risks he faced as he headed illegally back to Minnesota, where he’d resided for years, long enough to chalk up two felony convictions. Then he cut a questioner short, tiring of the line of inquiry: “You’d do the same thing. If you were in my situation, you’d do it, too.”

Rebels hunt for hiding leader REVOLUTION Libyan citizens are on a mission to capture fallen leader Moammar Gadhafi.



TRIPOLI, Libya – Revolutionary tourism was booming Tuesday in Moammar Gadhafi’s former home and headquarters, where euphoric visitors honking horns and firing Kalashnikov rounds seemed unanimous on one point: The man who ran Libya for more than four decades must be captured or killed. “We need to cut off the head of the snake,” said Ahmed Digin, a rebel standing guard at the sprawling Bab al-Aziziya compound, now open to a public delirious with the unexpectedly rapid fall of Libya’s long-feared leader. “That is the only way to convince people

that there is no use in resisting the revolution.” The rebels have in effect ended Gadhafi’s lengthy rule. But finding him, insurgent leaders say, would quell remaining opposition and erase any doubt that Libya has embarked on a new era. Many suspect that Gadhafi is hiding in his hometown, Sirte, a loyalist enclave about 225 miles east of the capital. On Tuesday, the rebel leadership issued an ultimatum: Anti-Gadhafi forces will give officials in Sirte until Saturday – after the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the conclusion of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan – to surrender or face attack. Ali Abdul Salaam Tarhouni, a representative of the rebels’ Transitional National Council, told reporters that rebel leaders “have a good idea” where Gadhafi is. “We don’t have any doubt that we will catch him,” said Tarhouni, who declined to provide additional details.

Libya’s interim leadership demanded that neighboring Algeria repatriate members of Gadhafi’s family who have fled there this week – among them his wife, daughter, two sons and grandchildren, including one reportedly born in the Sahara desert as the family made its way into exile. The rebels want to put family members on trial along with Gadhafi. The news that much of the ex-leader’s family had escaped focused people’s interest on the question: Where is Gadhafi? To many here, Sirte is the obvious answer. “You know, they say the elephant always goes back to his home to die,” said Mohammed Hejazi, a rebel in a red beret at a beachside base that was once a private resort for the Gadhafi family. Others speculate that Gadhafi may be in the southern desert town of Sabha, a location that could facilitate escape to sub-Saharan Africa, where Gadhafi cultivated robust

support. Additional possibilities include loyalist enclaves such as the city of Bani Walid, 95 miles southeast of Tripoli. Then there are those who believe Gadhafi remains in the capital, ensconced in a clandestine hiding place. “I think he’s right here in Tripoli, maybe in a tunnel somewhere,” ventured Digin, the rebel at Bab al-Aziziya, who was decked out in classic revolutionary garb: camouflage flak vest, jeans, the de rigueur Kalashnikov and a black beret covering his stringy hair. These are days of euphoria for many Libyans, despite the string of post-Gadhafi hardships, including severe shortages of running water, power and gasoline. Such problems and other pressing issues, including the proliferation of weapons here and the uncertain status of the future government, remained in the background for many cavorting about Gadhafi’s former home turf.




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DS View Update

STu gOv Lack of website upkeep reflects poorly on organization. It’s a brand new school year and the new Student Government members have a list of ideas to implement and grievances to address. One grievance we at the Dakota Student hope they address soon is the maintenance of their website. The site’s outdated “Bills” section makes researching the organization’s past decisions difficult and prevents students from becoming informed voters. February 15, 2011 was the last time a bill was uploaded to the site. Numerous bills, including one for nearly $45,000 that established Student Government’s full-time staff member position, are missing from the site. As Student Government receives the money they spend from student fees, it should be their first priority that students are aware of what they are spending our money on and how much of it they are spending. Student Senate agendas also have a section on the site. The last time one was uploaded was two years ago. An agenda is available for viewing at the Student Government office, but it would be much more convenient to provide students with a digital copy they can access from home. If all students were fortunate enough to have access to Student Government’s Blackboard site, they would find a similar trend there. The last folder containing materials (bills, attachments and agendas) for a Senate meeting is dated May 1. There is no folder for this past Sunday’s meeting or for any meetings prior to this Senate. This makes that research game very difficult if neither location has copies of bills readily available. If you need copies of such materials after the office closes you’re pretty much out of luck. Besides maintaining their website, Student Government should also strive to keep students in the loop. We’re sure many of you have no idea there was a Senate meeting held this past Sunday. Or that the location was changed from its normal haunt, the Red River Valley Room in the Memorial Union, to the North Dakota Museum of Art. Unless you were an invited guest (who was informed of the location), knew a senator, read the Marilyn Haggerty column in the Grand Forks Herald that morning, or happened to check out Student Government’s Facebook page for a notification posted at 6:31 p.m. (the meeting started at 6 p.m.) then you probably wouldn’t of had a clue. By addressing these issues, it is our hope that Student Government will put informing students about important issues and decisions as soon as possible instead of seven months after the fact.

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the stalwart financial guidance of Sue Litzinger, it has maintained its The Dakota Student commitment to offering students For those that are new to cam- an open, clear voice. But more stupus, you are holding in your hands dents need to use that voice. The one of the greatest assets this Uni- print edition of the paper, which versity has to offer. I mean this not has seen a significant reduction in in the sense that the Dakota Stu- copies printed and distributed, is dent is a publication of extremely hardly picked up. It is astonishing high quality or that it is the cut- that on a campus of over 14,000 ting edge of news reporting and students, the paper goes unread. intellectual discussion. I say this Granted, the content of the paper because the Dakota Student has is available online, and we are apexisted for the past 129 years as an preciative of our online readers, independently operated open fo- but there are still far too many sturum and voice for students—not a dents that don’t read or take an inpuppet of the University and not a terest in the paper at all. This needs moneymaking entity that exists to to change. spin a profit from student readerOne of your student paper’s ship. The Dakota Student is here slogans is “Join the Conversation.” for you. It always has been. Obviously, it is impossible for anyIt’s no news one to join a that your stuBe aware, get in- conversation dent newspaper when they is hurting. It volved and encour- aren’t a part of has been in a In order to age others to get in- it. financial deficit foster the kind for a few semesof campusvovled... ters now, and a wide discusAlex Cavanaugh sions that the big part of that columnist Dakota Stuhurt stems from the lost adverdent attempts tising dollars— to facilitate, much of which used to come from readers need to get involved. This campus departments and organi- means that instead of trashing the zations investing in their college paper for x-columnist’s political publication by purchasing ad space views or disagreements about issues to publicize events or to make and leaving it at that, the affected themselves known. This advertis- reader should write in. Voice your ing support has almost completely disagreement or your support. The disappeared since the development more conversation the paper stirs of the UND website event calen- up, the better. Write a good letter, dar. As such, the print edition of and another reader may respond, the paper has suffered, since lower thus creating a discussion within ad lines means fewer pages, which the pages of the paper. This is what means fewer articles and fewer writ- the Dakota Student is all about. ers and fewer job opportunities for Because of its print schedule, students. This spiraling effect has the Dakota Student is not going plagued college papers nationwide. to be the first source of big news The Dakota Student, however, on campus. The paper’s editors do has stuck to its guns, and through not work on an overnight publica-

tion schedule—they are full-time students, just like you. Therefore, what the editors and the paper strive for is student involvement and interaction. The paper needs not only readers, but also writers. The paper needs not only the big stories, but also the everyday ones. Your paper needs your stories—the ones that really matter. To repeat: The paper is hurting. Your paper is hurting. Only purpose can transcend the monetary, and only readership can strengthen the paper. And the DS is not alone—college papers all over the country are suffering financially and facing technological developments, which at the same time leads to production and advertising obstacles, but just because college papers everywhere are drowning doesn’t mean we have to watch it happen to ours. Be aware, get involved and encourage others to get involved—your student paper needs you now more than ever. Take a copy home to Mom and Dad. Show the rest of the world what is happening in our community, both on the large scale, and on the small scale. As I said before, if you are new to this campus, you are holding one of the greatest assets our University has to offer. If you are a constant reader, either critical or otherwise, be reminded that the editors and writers appreciate you devoting your time and interest. It is you who make this paper work. But for those who shun the paper for petty, superficial reasons or simply pass it by: Take pride in your paper and help make it better. Don’t just join the conversation—strike it up.


> Alex Cavanaugh is a columnist for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at alex.cavanaugh@my.und. edu

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Bored? Try shenanigans New students >

Sean Lee

a picture of this awesome accomplishment. Congratulations, you The Dakota Student just planked! It’s one of those days. For bonus points, plank in places you would never expect: You are sitting in your Next to signs, near crowds and room bored to tears. Most of even on top of over-plankers. the school has gone home or Aren’t you a cute little hipster?! out to the lake. Be sure to post your planks on the Your lame excuse for a interwebs (there’s even a Grand roommate has been playing Forks extreme planking Facebook flight simulator all day (“it’s group, just for you). for training, When dude”). The you are sick Play the hugging of planking, few remaingame: This one’s try owling ing kids in your dorm crouching not for the faint of (slightly are outside with heart. yelling at each both arms other about to your side) Sean Lee or batmanthe Sioux columnist ing (hanging nickname debacle. upside down You need shenanigans. somewhere extreme). No, not go-outside-for-aStart a flash mob: It doesn’t walk-and-people-watch bull; have to be a formal, organized I’m talking about real shenaniflash mob. Imagine the look on gans. All it takes is a quick text people’s faces when they see a to your friends saying “Shenangroup of five people looking up igans. Now” and you’re set. at the sky pointing at nothing in Shenanigans are in a class amazement, or the hilarity that of their own. No other activities ensues when random high-fives (bowling, biking, walking, hikare given. ing and surfing) will do. It takes Give everyone in your group a little extra to take something party hats and throw a surprise that is a normal activity to a birthday party for an unsuspecttrue shenanigan. ing stranger, insisting that you call him Dan and sing him the birthGo planking: Find an unday song. Fun for everyone! usual location and lay down Pro tip: anything that involves with your arms at your side pirates vs. ninjas is guaranteed to and keep your body as stiff as end up on the nightly news. a board. Have your friend take

Play freshmen bingo: Sit outside your favorite freshmen dorm and discover all the stereotypes. The first person to find five of the following wins: Girl wearing a lanyard around her neck; guy wearing high school sweatshirt; girl talking on the phone with her long-distance boyfriend; guy with a Jersey Shore haircut; a couple fighting over weekend plans; someone reading this article in the Dakota Student…. Pro tip: the same bingo game seems to work in the exact same way any time after midnight at Wal-Mart. Play the hugging game: This one’s not for the faint of heart. As a group, take turns picking out a stranger that one group member must hug. The group member that has the longest overall hug wins. The hugging game works especially well if the “victim” is either obscenely attractive, or can kill the hugger with a single punch. If you are feeling really rambunctious, play the hugging game with the rule that the hugger cannot talk to the person being hugged. Watch shenanigans ensue. It takes just a little bit of thought, along with a solid group of friends to take your weekend experience to the next level. No friends? There’s always Farmville.


> Sea Lee is a columnist for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at


Patrick Cavanaugh

title of “Doctor” or “Professor”. It’s surprising how many students here succeed because they get extra help Being away from home for the or advice from their teachers. Realizing school is going to first time, is a very scary experience.For many freshman there is a challenge you is one of the most feeling of anxiety. It may even be important tools to succeed here. that you are from North Dakota, Don’t get me wrong, I like to go or it could be that you are from and have fun as much as the rest the farther reaches of the country. of them, but understanding that The point is you are all in the same academics come first is very imporboat. In some cases, you feel alone. tant. UND is definitely, in my opinOther times you may feel that colion, one of the top schools in the lege is going to destroy you. One of the first things I noticed Midwest. Having students that when I came to this school is how take the time to actually make friendly the people are. Everyone freshmen feel welcome instead of hazing them is does a good job of making UND is definitely, a good reputation to have. newcomers feel in my opinion, one Like I said, right at home. Very much of the top shools in I was one of those freshmen unlike high the Midwest. who were afraid school, never once did I feel Patrick Cavanaugh of getting lost, or getting beat out of place columnist up by athletes. carrying a map You just need or schedule. I remember walking to O’Kelly my to hang in there and realize that evfirst day last year. I didn’t even have ery person here can and will help, to really ask for help. People just to the best of their ability. This goes stopped and asked if I knew where out not only to freshmen, but also to new students here in general. I was going. Not only are the students Hang in there, talk to your profesfriendly, but, here at UND one sors, and study hard. Most imporcan find some of the coolest (al- tantly, remember to have fun. beit slightly crazy) teachers and professors in the country. One major piece of advice I can give is > Patrick Cavanaugh is a columnist to build a good relationship with for The Dakota Student. He can be your teachers. They are here to reached at patrick.cavanaugh@ help you, not scare you with the The Dakota Student


America profiles with definition of terrorism > Jon Hamlin

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The United States is no stranger to homegrown terrorism. In April of 1995 Timothy McVeigh bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. For many Americans such a thing was unimaginable… that sort of stuff just didn’t happen in America. It was an event that I personally experienced. My family lived in Oklahoma City at the time the bombing took place. For us, the destruction and feeling of loss was nearly unbearable. Because of my father’s job with the federal government we knew many people who lost their lives… many children who would grow up without uncles, aunts, fathers, mothers, brothers or sisters. It was a very real, if not entirely surreal, experience for many people directly affected by the bombing. It wasn’t until I was older, however, that I went back and looked at how the Oklahoma City bombing affected the country… the discussions and debates that it created. There was an unwillingness to label this particular incident as homegrown terrorism. Many news media outlets seemed to chalk it up to some out-of-touch anarchist who simply snapped. Yes, there were those few stories that tried to discuss some of the unknown quantities of McVeigh’s involvement with Waco, or his time in the

military, and create a discussion words. By using them in the manabout how America would handle ner that we did, and continue to the issue of internal security as it do, we have made an indirect imrelated to homegrown terrorism; plication that all Middle Easternbut those stories were few and far ers and Muslims are terrorists or between. have the potential to be terrorists. September 11 happened I became acutely aware and the word terrorism took on of this again this summer when a a whole new meaning. It became terrorist attacked downtown Oslo, part of our national lexicon. AmerNorway and a nearby political ica had experienced international camp for youth. In the early stagterrorism before when the World es of the reporting Western news Trade Centers were bombed in the agencies had “terrorist intelligence early 1990s, but never had Amerofficials” on television speculatica, or the world, experienced ing as to who could be behind anything like the attack. Of it did on that My family lived in course, the day. Many words al-QaeOklahoma City at da and Muslim things came out of what the time the bomb- radicals were happened on being thrown ing took place. September out as possi11, and not all Jon Hamlin bilities. Soon, them good. it was found managing/opinion editor out that the One of the unterrorist was fortunate things to happen was a Caucasian male who identified how the government and media himself as a Christian, and sooner shaped the usage of the word terstill the rhetoric began to change. rorism and terrorist. Soon, the The word “terrorist” was replaced words were being applied in a way with the word “attacker” and that singled-out people of Middle phrases such as “the terrorist atEastern decent or ethnicity… tack on Oslo” became “the recent Muslims also had the term untragedy in Oslo.” This only reinfairly applied to them. Of course, forces the notion that the words not every Muslim, only those terrorist and terrorism conjure from the Middle East… it seems up very specific ideas about who America is oblivious to the large can be those things. Why can’t a Muslim population in the SouthCaucasian, radical Christian be a east Asian Pacific. We didn’t think terrorist too? about how we were using these In this country the de-

bate around terrorism focuses on the radicalization of Muslim populations. When Congress holds committee testimony on terrorism, every expert who comes to testify is a specialist on the Middle East or Islam. This shows a very narrow way of thinking. We have allowed the experience of September 11 to beguile us into thinking that in order to be a terrorist you have to be Middle Eastern or Muslim. As the events in Norway prove, you do not have to be Middle Eastern or Muslim to be a terrorist. In America, the debate around terrorism needs to broaden its focus to include the radicalization of different elements of society, including Christians. Several of my good friends here at UND are from Norway and several of them are from Oslo and were there when the terrorist attack took place. I was in contact with them over the week the attack happened and have spoken to a few of them about the incident since returning to UND. I have inquired as to how Norway reacted to the fact that the terrorist who perpetrated these attacks was a Caucasian, Christian. The look on their faces told it all. One of them went on to explain that the idea a terrorist had to fit a specific description was not something that existed in Norway… that the idea a Muslim person had a better chance of being a terrorist is absolutely absurd. Apparently, shortly after the attack took place a national issue

was again brought up in Norway: Whether or not to outlaw the possession and sale of guns altogether. I’d like to think that such a conversation would also take place here in the United States; but, as Waco, the Oklahoma City bombing and Columbine proved, there is little hope of a national conversation about anything that would cause us to critically examine our own social thought-processes ever happening. We need to think about the relationship between words and power and realize that, ultimately, words’ meanings are prescribed by us. We need to be mindful of the ways in which we use words to label – perhaps intentionally, perhaps not – those people that have committed wrongs. It’s easy to allow subconscious prejudices to take over; it’s easy to say that “the other” is the problem. And, it’s easy to try and justify that with words. Often, we don’t want to see the truths that stare us in the face. I hate to be the one to have to break it to you: Not every Muslim or Middle Eastern is a terrorist and just as there are radicalized elements of Islam, there are radicalized elements of Christianity capable of committing all the same atrocities.


> Jon Hamlin is the Managing/Opinion Editor for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at jon.s.hamlinl@




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hold any events, and weekends during the day are pretty uneventful.” From page In addition to on campus options, there have been more to drink.” One such option for stu- late-night and alcohol-free dents is Night Life @ UND. events for students to enjoy. Junior aviation student Started in the spring of 2006, Night Life @ UND offers stu- Alec Davis turns to sports to dents late night entertainment occupy his time alcohol-free. “I enjoy playing broomball on Friday and Saturday nights, traditionally two of the biggest and curling,” said the junior commerdrinking aviation nights of I have definitely cial major from the week. noticed an increase Texas. “Or, “I have warmer been inin students attend- in weather, I volved with ing each semester. like to golf Night Life and go diskfor the past Armando Mendoza ing.” three sestudent As far as mesters, Grand Forks and I have definitely noticed an increase goes, Davis feels that there are in students attending each se- enough options for people to mester,” said student Armando have fun without alcohol consumption. Mendoza. “I’d say Grand Forks has “Just this weekend we were over capacity in the Loading about as many choices [for acDock with over 400 students tivities] as most other places there to watch Geoff Keith’s with snowy weather,” said Davis. “It’s all what you make of performance,” she added. Freshman psychology and it.” For more information of biology major Amanda Sather is excited about some of the ac- what kind of events and activities UND has to offer, log tivities offered by UND. “I want to try Zumba and on to at the Wellness Center, life/. and go to the football and hockey games,” she said. “I > Robb Jeffries is the News Editor feel like there could be more, for The Dakota Student. He can be though, like in the residence reached at robert.jeffries@my.und. edu. halls. Our dorm doesn’t really


Members of the UND Swing Dance Club practice their routines at the Wellness Center Tuesday night.

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two parts to its meetings. The club meets at the Wellness Center as a GX class between 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM on Tuesday Nights that any student can attend at no cost. These classes are designed to teach beginners the basics. The second part of the meeting begins immediately following the class at 10:00 PM. The club has a social free-dance each week. The social dance acts as both a great time to hang out and meet people, but also as a way to seek further instruction regarding east-coast swing dancing. The club will provide instruction for both beginning swing dancers

and those who have been dancing for years. Neis assured me that the “quality of instruction is totally worth the club’s fee.” The UND Swing Club has a fee of $10.00 per semester, and includes access to all of the social club meetings. The first social free-dance is free of charge as to allow potential members to test the water and see if they like the UND Swing Club environment. “People of all skill levels are welcome and more than encouraged to show up,” Neis said, “We are a very welcoming group and always looking to meet new people.” Neis explained that the UND Swing Club dances to both classic swing music and contemporary swing music. The instructors of the class, John Neis and senior chemistry

major Jessica Lamb, both seem knowledgeable about the subject. During the meeting, they were neither afraid to slow down to help any students that were not able to understand a move, nor were they afraid of getting the students engaged and having fun. On top of the chance to meet new people, the chance to learn how to dance and the chance to learn about a new style of music, the Swing Club is a great way to keep in shape. For more information, the UND Swing Club has a page on both Facebook and UND’s CollegiateLink site.


> Cullen Donohue is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at

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Campus Briefs UND grad receives Fulbright scholarship Andrew Tanem, a 2010 graduate of UND, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach English as a foreign language in South Korea.Tanem, from Hibbing, Minnesota, is one of more than 1,600 Americans who will travel abroad for the 2011-2012 academic year through the Fulbright program.Tanem’s area of study focuses on comparing potential Korean unification to the unification process of Germany.

Blackhawk helicopter to land on the UND Quad A North Dakota Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter will land on the UND Quad as part of the Military Appreciation Day activities at the school.The helicopter will land at 8 a.m. just north of Carnegie Hall. The University requests that the public avoid this area until the engines of the helicopter have been shut down.Additionally, UND ROTC cadets will conduct rappelling displays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Law School building, and from 11 a.m. to noon, President Kelley and senior leaders from the North Dakota National Guard will host an ice cream social in the Quad.

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Student Involvement informational session next week Involment@UND will be hosting a second informational session at the Student Involvement Office in the Memorial Union next Tuesday. The session will run from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you plan on attending, please RSVP at

DeMers to be named MDWN Woman of the Year Judy DeMers will be honored as the North Dakota Women’s Network Woman of the Year October 1 at the Alerus Center. DeMers retired last year as associate dean of student affairs and admissions at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She also served in the state House of Representatives from 1982 to 1992, and the state Senate from 1992 to 2000. Tickets to attend the ceremony will cost $40.

NDSU in violation of open records law North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has found North Dakota State University to have overestimated clerical costs to release email copies to a conservative radio host and blogger. Rob Port, a frequent critic of NDSU, appealed to Stenehjem when the university said Port would need to pay $2000 in fees to receive copies of emails sent to school president Dean Bresciani. NDSU officials told Stenehjem that Bresciani sends and receives about 200 emails a day, and that it would take lawyers and administrators nearly 80 hours to sort through them all. Stenehjem contains that NDSU could have saved time by giving Port the preview screens of Bresciani’s email.


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CHICAGO–Something new at 140-year-old Elmhurst College made senior Ally Vertigan very proud when she learned of it. A question on the undergraduate admission application for the 2012-13 school year asks: “Would you consider yourself a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community?” The college is believed to be the first in the nation to ask about sexual orientation on its admission application. The question is optional for potential Elmhurst students filling out the application. But officials at the private college say their goal in asking it is to increase diversity and give them a better understanding of LGBT students. Diversity, according to the officials, is an important mission of the school, which is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. “I’m so proud of my college. I think this is a great step contextually, within the nation,” said Vertigan, who noted that she “identifies within the gay,

lesbian, bisexual, transgender community.” Gary Rold, dean of admissions, said the college will get a better handle on what LGBT students want from their college experience. He said students’ interests affect greatly what the college offers, including majors and extracurricular activities. “Football players wouldn’t come here if we don’t have a football team,” he said. “This has greater emotional charge to it. But it’s in the same continuum.” Rold said the college began thinking about how to increase enrollment of LGBT students after they were approached by the school’s chapter of Straights and Gays for Equality, which wanted to have a college recruitment fair. Shane Windmeyer, of Campus Pride, a non-profit national organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer college environments for LGBT students, said the college’s decision “sends a message of acceptance.” Elmhurst students questioned last week generally embraced the college’s decision to ask the question. “If it’s optional that’s all right,” said Lauren Grimm, a sophomore. “If it was mandatory, that would be ridiculous.”

LOS ANGELES–The cost of education these days would make anyone squirm, but researchers say it’s worth it. People with a bachelor’s degree make 84 percent more over a lifetime than high school graduates. In 1999, the premium was 75 percent, according to a study released Friday. Granted, the report comes from a university, specifically, Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. But the data is striking, espe-

cially amid the backdrop of increasing concerns about soaring school expenses. On average, a doctoral degreeholder will earn $3.3 million over a lifetime, compared to $2.3 million for a college graduate and $1.3 million for those with a high school diploma. People with less education in high-paying occupations can out-earn their counterparts with advanced degrees. But within the same industry, workers with more schooling usually land better paychecks. The gender and racial gap persists. To earn as much as their male

colleagues, women tend to need much higher degrees, even while working the same hours. Black and Latino master’s degree-holders don’t out-earn white college graduates. But Asians with graduate degrees out-earn all other races and ethnicities at the same educational level. The Georgetown researchers have also estimated that 63 percent of American jobs will require some sort of postsecondary education or training by 2018. Currently, the U.S. is 10th globally in college degree attainment, with 41 percent of adults earning a bachelor’s degree.

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Inside: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Movie Mania

Piercing: A Brief Overview Story by Megan Sevigny

It seems safe to say that most people have at some point in their life at least considered getting a piercing of some kind. From tame to wild, relatively safe to relatively risky, the variety of piercings you can get is limited only by imagination. Once considered representative of punk culture, piercing has gained popularity and become more widely accepted than ever before. I suppose the ďŹ rst question the reader may ask is, why would anyone want to shove a needle through his or her skin and insert some foreign object? Why are piercings so popular, anyway? What started the trend?


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Remake worth B-movies to hit Fire Hall checking out SCIFI Film series promises to entertain the audience with flicks so bad that they’re good. ters.” This differs a bit from the


film this reboots, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, where a disease MOVIE REVIEW wipes dogs and cats from the face ‘Rise of the Planet of of the earth, leading people to use apes as new subservient and the Apes’ trainable pets. Though it is a remake of a movie that is a sequel itself, the creators of Rise of the Planet of the Apes made numerous mentions Nicholas Gowan and shout-outs to the other films The Dakota Student in the original franchise. Caeser’s mother, nicknamed Released last month, Rise of “Bright Eyes” in the film, shares a the Planet of the Apes, directed by moniker with Charlton Heston’s Rupert Wyatt, continues the long character in the original Planet of Hollywood tradition of remak- the Apes, a name given to him by ing films that were once popular the ape Dr. Zira. Other characters from the with hopes of reaping the same monetary awards as the original. original that are given credence Rise of the Planet of the Apes is in the new film include the asthe seventh film in the franchise tronauts Dodge and Landon, the actor who and a remake of played Dr. the 1972 film The film presents Zaius and Conquest of the Planet of the a strong case for the ape Corwhose Apes, which itchanging how ani- nilla, name was self is the third sequel to the mals are treated... created by combining successful 1968 Nicholas Gowan the aforefilm Planet of staff writer m e n t i o n e d the Apes. Zira, and James FranCornelius. co (127 Hours, Howl) stars as Will Rodman, a Some famous quotes brought in scientist on a mission to cure his from the original include “No!” ailing father, played by John Lith- and “It’s a madhouse! A madgow (Kinsey, The Life and Death house!” Clocking in at 105 minutes, of Peter Sellers), from Alzheimer’s disease. While one of the apes Rise of the Planet of the Apes brings seems to respond well to an ex- the Planet of the Apes franchise to perimental medication, its hu- a total of seven movies that, when man keepers do not understand combined, total nearly twelve its now consciousness-expanded hours in length, and that is withmind. It is quickly gunned down out counting the two television at an important board meeting series. The film is definitely worth for Rodman. The film presents a strong checking out. If you’re into rocase for changing how animals mantic sub-plots, there is a feare treated in our society. Caeser, male character who loves apes the leader of the apes, played by and also falls in love with Rodthe typecast Andy Serkis (Lord of man. If you’re into action, there the Rings Trilogy, King Kong), has are pretty good effects that won’t near-human intelligence passed break your suspension of disbelief on by his mother and is eventu- every few minutes. ally locked up with other apes in a place that is essentially a prison > Nicholas Gowan is a staff writer for unwanted primates. Abused for The Dakota Student. He can be by the keepers, they are treated reached at nicholas.gowan@my.und. as less than human, which, while edu they aren’t human, doesn’t mean that they should be given treatment that is harmful and causes pain. This abuse is what eventually gives Caeser reason to “rise” and lead his primitive friends to rebel against the established rule and their mostly arrogant “mas-





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Starting on Friday September 2nd, The Greater Grand Forks Community Theater will begin their five week film festival Movie Mania at the Fire Hall, where movie fans will be able to enjoy a double feature, refreshments and some live pre-show madness for just $5. The Greater Grand Forks Community Theater describes these films as “so bad you’ll love them!” The festival will serve as a fundraiser for the Fire Hall’s new theater workshops. Executive Director at the Fire Hall Kathy Coudle-King says the idea for the Movie Mania festival came from work she does

at an international music camp. “We do a unit on screenwriting,” she said. “The kids were shown The Blob and The Creature From the Black Lagoon. They got the humor and the cheesiness of the films.” Coudle-King is the new executive director at the Fire Hall and she wants to see the space used more than for just the five to seven shows that they put on each year. “There is a lot of time when the theater is dark,” she pointed out. The schedule for the Movie Mania is as follows: September 2 – The Last Man on Earth and Plan 9 from Outer Space September 9 – Attack of the Giant Leeches and Wasp Woman September 16 – Attack of the Puppet People and Teenage Zombies September 23 – Gammera the Invincible and The Brain That

Wouldn’t Die

September 30 – Little Shop of Horrors and Night of the Living Dead The films were picked based off of the criteria that the films were available in public domain. They are often “cult favorites.” “The sci-fi films are much more entertaining to watch. There is a big difference in the films from now and then, and that’s not just including the special effects,” Coudle-King said. “The pacing is very different, the scenes are longer, and the camera angles are very different.” “The science fiction films have the humor aspect that a lot of people enjoy. I don’t think showing dramas would work as well, because people get bored with the pacing. I don’t think that dramas would work as well,” she added.


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Though many view piercing as something with modern origins, piercing has been around for millennia. In fact, the 5300-yearold Otzi the Iceman, which is the oldest mummified body so far discovered, had an ear piercing that was several millimeters in diameter. Earrings dating to 2500 B.C. have been found in a grave site in the Sumerian city of Ur, home of the biblical Abraham. Several references to earrings and

ear piercings can be found in the Old Testament of the Christian bible. Earrings were a sign of wealth for many tribal cultures. Ancient Egyptians often wore golden hoops in their ears. The Greeks often wore dangling earrings in the shape of birds or demigods, where the Romans preferred gemstones. The Hindu goddess Lakshmi was purported to have both ear and nose piercings. The Hindu culture relates the left nostril to female reproduction, and as a

result it is common practice for Hindu women of childbearing age to wear a nose stud in that nostril. Nose piercing was also practiced by both Middle Eastern and Native American tribes, as well as the Australian Aborigines, and the ornate rings worn often signified wealth. Sometimes the piercing was just for adornment, and many of the most famous South American tribal cultures, including the Maya, Inca and Aztec, wore golden rings in the septum between their nostrils. Lip pierc-

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ings were often common in the tribes of Africa and America. As you can see, piercing has indeed been around for a long time. Now, moving on to more modern piercing history. Earrings fell out of favor for European women for a majority of the last two millennia, as favored clothing styles and hairstyles tended to hide the ears from sight. Conversely, ear piercing came into vogue for men during this time. Notable men such as Shakespeare and Charles I of England, as well as common men, could be seen sporting a single earring. It was believed that piercing one ear improved long-distance sight, which led to the popularity of ear piercing in sailors. This is why pirates are often portrayed as wearing a single golden hoop. Piercing fell out of favor in Western culture and had become an uncommon practice by the early 1900s. However, the practice of ear piercing was revived around the 1960s, and other forms of piercing gained popularity with the aforementioned rise of punk culture. By the 1990s, nose, eyebrow, lip, tongue, navel and genital piercings had gained popularity. Many people today get piercings in order to “express individuality.” Other people get piercings simply because they like the way they look. Piercings can often be used to express a certain tribal, ethnic or religious identity. There are three basic types of piercing: soft tissue, cartilage and surface. Soft tissue piercings, the most common of the three types, usually go through a body part such as the earlobes, mouth or genitals. This type of piercing will usually heal relatively quickly. The old practice of earlobe stretching, or gauging, has also regained popularity. In this practice, earrings with thicker posts are inserted into the original piercing until it can comfortably accommodate them. This process

is repeated using larger and larger earrings until the wearer can insert plugs, sometimes several millimeters or even inches in diameter, into the original piercing. Cartilage piercings include piercings found on the upper part of the ear and the nose. These piercings take longer to heal than soft tissue piercings, and while the skin may close over the hole if the jewelry is removed, the hole itself will remain. Cartilage doesn’t stretch the way elastic soft tissue does. The term ‘surface piercing’ encompasses a wide variety of piercings located on the same plane of the body. Some examples are throat piercings, navel piercings, ‘corset piercings,’ which involve several hoops placed on the body with ribbon laced between them. Surface piercings also include eyebrow piercings, anti-eyebrow piercings (which are located parallel to the eye along the top of the cheekbone) and any form of piercing located on the body which involves straight, shallow metal bars going under the surface of the skin. Surface piercings usually require extra care, sometimes taking a year or longer to heal. They are also the most likely to “heal out,” or reject, a process in which the body sees the jewelry as a foreign object and attempts to dislodge it. For those interested in piercings, special care should be taken to ensure that the piercing is done as safely as possible, utilizing correct piercing equipment and experienced, reputable piercing artists. It should be noted that certain workplaces do not allow visible body jewelry, so keep this in mind if you plan on working in a professional career. With a little advance research and care, piercings can be worn and enjoyed by almost everyone.


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Tonight’s selections are The Last Man on Earth and Plan 9 from Outer Space. The Last Man on Earth is a 1964 Italian film based on Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend. The hero, Robert Morgan, spends his days hunting vampires and his nights hiding from them. Morgan is the last man on earth, the only human immune to the plague that has turned the rest of the world’s population into vampire-like creatures. A glimmer of hope occurs when he discovers a vaccine, but is it enough to save the world? The second film of the night is the 1959 film Plan 9 from Outer Space, a low-budget horror film about aliens who attempt to annhilate life on earth by raising people from the dead as vampires and zombies. This is the first year that the Fire Hall has held Movie Mania, and the Greater Grand Forks Community Theater invites their guests to come in costume. The audience member with the best costume will win a free pass to the rest of the series. The Movie Mania begins at 9:30 p.m. September 2 and goes on for four more weeks. The Fire Hall Theater is located at 412 2nd Ave. N. For more information on the Movie Mania, those interested can visit the Greater Grand Forks Community Theater online at ggfct. com. Remember, “management is not responsible for nightmares!”


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

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scores & schedules

> Inside: NFL Power Rankings vs. UW-Green Bay

UND Classic

Volleyball 9/02-03 @ 7 p.m.

Betty Engelstad Sioux Center

Soccer 9/02 @ 7 p.m.

@ Green Bay, Wisc.

UND Ron Pynn Invite

M&W CC 9/03 @ 9 a.m.

Grand Forks, N.D.


Brandon Becker The Dakota Student

The hand dealt On May 24 of this year, I stopped gambling. It is a date that I treasure and hold in a higher regard than any other date of the year. It is the day that marks the start of my journey to a new life. For the last five years of my life, I have gambled almost everyday. My choice of gambling happens to involve something that I love dearly, and that is sports. I first started betting on sports at the age of 17 and became immediately hooked. It quickly replaced poker as my choice of gambling, because it combined two things that I loved: gambling and sports. Throw in the ability to do it over the internet, instantly and impulsively it spells trouble. My friends had also started to bet on sports, which only increased my desire to gamble due to the social aspect of it. I loved talking with friends about games that night and whom they were betting on. By the time I graduated high school I had developed a gambling problem, but was far from ready to face it. A lifestyle of self-destruction Entering my first year of college I was excited like every freshman is. I lived in the dorms my first year and it presented a newfound freedom that I thoroughly enjoyed. But I abused the freedom I had and became lazy with schoolwork. I resorted to gambling to relieve my stresses, and mostly because it took my mind off of my responsibilities. Instead of focusing on a speech that was due or a research paper that I had to write, my focus was on who was playing that night and which team I was going to bet on. Gambling served as an effective tool to help me procrastinate. Despite my gambling problem, I was able to maintain solid grades over my first two years at UND. Last year, last semester in particularly, is when everything fell apart. My gambling had spiraled out of control. I knew I had a problem but I couldn’t stop. I chased the high that I got with placing a bet, the adrenaline that came with a win and a fantasy world where I would make a living off of gambling. School became less important. Class became optional—I would estimate I missed over 60 percent of my classes this past school year. My bank account was dwindling; the lies I was telling started to pile up and my head felt like it was going to explode. The only relief I found was in the next bet. The desperation I was feeling after each loss grew deeper and deeper. I had jumped in a hole and kept digging. I was living a lifestyle of self-destruction. My worst enemy was the man that I saw in the mirror each and every morning.

The road to recovery Seeing as things had hit rock bottom I decided to seek help at the UND Counseling Center. At first, my commitment to stopping gambling was genuine, but it proved to be frugal. Even though I failed to stop gambling I continued to see a counselor on a weekly basis. It was here where the groundwork of my recovery was laid, although at the time it didn’t feel that way. Eventually, I attended a Gamblers Anonymous meeting in hopes that it would help me abstain from gambling. It didn’t. Even though I returned to gambling again I still attended meetings due to relationships that I had formed. It was in Gamblers Anonymous where I became informed of a gambling program called Gambler’s Choice in Fargo, which was done through Lutheran Social Services. I called to try and set up an appointment with the program directors, but was unable to reach them. Instead of leaving an email or a message I chose to continue to gamble. Finally, after the semester had concluded I decided that I couldn’t keep on living the way that I was. After seven years of gambling compulsively, I had made an arrangement with Gambler’s Choice to start treatment every Tuesday and Thursday night. A life without gambling To say all my problems have up and vanished since I’ve stopped gambling would be a blatant lie. It doesn’t quite work like that, but I have now begun the process of dealing with my problems and responsibilities rather than gamble to avoid them. I have met a lot of great people in recovery and it is because of them that I have abstained from gambling for a little over three months. My intentions for writing this article are to spread awareness about a problem that has gone greatly underreported on our campus. As a society, it seems that we pay a greater attention to alcohol and drug abuse than to those that suffer from a gambling addiction. Compulsive gambling is a silent addiction that can be extremely hard to detect, especially with computers and online gambling. For those that are currently battling a gambling problem, I challenge you to go to the UND Counseling Center to get help. It was the first step for me and helped change my direction in life.


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

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Men’s hockey to join NCHC conference

up keeping the door open for big schools to start their own Division I programs down the road. It’s tough to imagine somebody like USC or Arizona State adding hockey, but then again, wasn’t it a bit of a surprise when Penn State Timothy Boger announced their program? The Dakota Student Many schools have wellestablished club teams and deep You might have missed it, but pockets to make it work if the inthis summer suffered a seismic terest grows. shift in the world of collegiate The possibilities for new revhockey. enue sources–which will perpetuThe athletic directors from ate college hockey’s growth–apNorth Dakota, Denver, Colora- pear abundant. The Duluth News do College, Minnesota-Duluth, Tribune noted soon after the Nebraska-Omaha and Miami an- conference was announced that nounced in July that they would a television deal with Versus is in be joining forces. The five leaving the mix for the NCHC (as well the Western Collegiate Hockey as for all of Division I). Versus Association (WCHA) and one is quickly becoming a viable and (Miami) leaving the Central widespread cable sports network, Collegiate Hockey Association and it’s impending re-branding to (CCHA) will form the National NBC Sports Network will likely Collegiate Hockey Conference help bring it into more and more -what some call a “super con- homes every year. A deal to air ference.” According to several games from this new conference sources, Western Michigan and would be a game changer–and Notre Dame are rumored to be nothing less. possible additions to this conferThe catch, of course, is that ence before all is said and done. there are no guarantees. Even The conference is to begin without Minnesota and Wisconplay in the 2013-2014 season, co- sin, the WCHA was the safe and inciding with the catalyst for all reliable option. The WCHA has of this change–the beginning of been a success because of its rethe Big Ten Hockey Conference. gional popularity and regional The BTHC includes Minnesota, rivalries. Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan The NCHC won’t always State, Ohio have that same State and the The long-term goal luxury. These upstart Penn teams now of college hockey’s can never look State. The decipowerhouses is to back, espesion of UND cially not that bring the sport into the WCHA et al to blow up the WCHA mainstream media. has moved and head elseon, inviting Timothy Boger the remainwhere seems staff writer ing quick, and CCHA while we don’t know the exact teams to join them. It’s hard to time frame, there is reason to say how, or even if, the relationthink that these teams rushed ships between the departing and this decision within the last six to the remaining WCHA teams will eight months. But with the land- survive. scape of college hockey demandIf you ask some people ing that teams always look several around the conference now, some years down the road, there prob- feelings are going to be hurt for a ably wasn’t much time to think. long, long time. That is the unLargely, this decision wasn’t fortunate sacrifice in all of this. made as a last resort, so to speak To be frank, nothing is for it was made as a decision to burst sure. The conference does not through an open door. even have a commissioner, a logo, What this new conference a staff, a conference tournament, represents is an investment in or officials yet. college hockey’s future, and it But for the National Collerepresents an unprecedented shift giate Hockey Conference the sky in how college hockey operates. is the limit. And in the end, this The long-term goal of col- new conference will open more lege hockey’s powerhouses is to doors than it closes. This new bring the sport into the main- conference might be the start of stream media. Both the Big Ten something large - for all of coland NCHC aims to accomplish lege hockey. that feat. Everything that sounded like just talk and hot air for the long-term future of college hockey is now one step closer to > Timothy Boger is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be being possible. reached at timothy.boger@my.und. This new conference will end edu

CHANGES As UND is set to join a new league, old rivalries will slowly start to fade.




Mark the date. Single-game hockey tickets go on sale September 10th.

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Veronika Zischka passes the ball in a match last season.

The UND soccer team recently traveled to Dekalb, Ill. to take on Western Michigan and Northern Illinois University. The Sioux dropped their match to WMU on Friday by a score of 0-3 but bounced back against NIU on Sunday with a pair of second-half goals by Rachael Loomis and Jaymie Jackson. North Dakota will now travel to Wisconsin this weekend for matches against UWGreen Bay on Friday and finally Marquette on Sunday.

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Power predictions and NFL rankings


Tadd Powers

The Dakota Student

#1- Green Bay Packers- The reigning champs kept their Super Bowl champion team intact this off-season, so you have to keep them as the favorites. They’ll have an X on their back all season. They also won last year without their pro-bowl running back and a massive amount of players on the injured-reserve list. Everybody is healthy and frankly I can’t see why this group wouldn’t make another deep playoff run with the position-depth they attain. Predictions- (13-3, NFC North Champs)- The Packers have a favorable schedule this year with a couple tough road games in Chicago, Atlanta and New York. For Green Bay, should be a walk in the park. #2- New England PatriotsLast year with the best record in the NFL, there’s no doubt the Pats will continue their success this year. By adding Chad Ochocinco and Albert Haynesworth, they grew stronger. Now Bill Bellichick needs to manage those proven head cases. But there’s no doubt that this team will be even more dynamic with these two key additions. Predictions- (12-4, AFC East Champs)- The Patriots have a very tough schedule, which is probably the reason why I predict four losses this year. However, as playoff time approaches, their tough schedule will play to their favor. #3- Philadelphia Eagles“The Dream Team” has been the busiest team this off-season with superstar acquisitions on both sides of the ball. The Eagles locked up Michael Vick for a six year $100 million contract. This powerhouse offense adds WR Steve Smith, from NYG, giving Vick even more options than just Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson. “The Dream Team” can possibly win its first Superbowl in franchise history. Predictions- (12-4, NFC East Champs)- They have a few games against the weak NFC West, which won’t be challenging for this offensive powerhouse. #4- Atlanta Falcons- The dirty birds are emerging from the best record in the NFC. Atlanta has everything it takes to do it again and more. Matt Ryan is one of the smartest and consistent quarterbacks in the league and has a dominant running back in Michael Turner. Ryan expects to use WR Roddy White for the electric-deep plays as well. DE Ray Edwards was acquired (from Vikings) to improve the pass rush--a much needed slot to fill. However the NFC South is one of the most diverse divisions in the league. Tampa Bay and New Orleans could potentially cause trouble for ATL. Predictions- (13-3 NFC South Champs)- All of their tough games are at home this season... Philly, GB, NO.

#5- Pittsburgh Steelers- (124)- Now that Big Ben and the rest of the Steelers have their issues in the rear view mirror, all focus is heading back to the Superbowl. Still with one of the most feared defenses in the league, Baltimore will test the annual steel-powerhouse for AFC North title, as always. Predictions- (11-5, AFC North Champs)- It’s all very possible that Pittsburgh could start the season 1-3, with away games in Baltimore, Indianapolis, and Houston in the first four weeks. #6. Kansas City Chiefs- (106)- The most surprising team last year aims to make a deep playoff run on the backs of running back tandem of Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones. The duo led the NFL in rushing yards with 164.2 yards per game. This division is tricky considering San Diego will contend for the AFC West title as well. San Diego had the best aerial offense last year while the Chiefs had the number one rush offense. I’ll take a run offense any day over a heavy pass set. Prediction: (10-6 AFC West Champs)- History shows that running the ball is the most secure offense, which is why K.C. will repeat as AFC West Champions. #7. Houston Texans (610)- A golden opportunity lies in the AFC South with Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis being a question mark. Houston who ranked third in the NFL last year in total offense has so many threats on the offensive side of the ball; it’s hard to see them having a 6-10 year once again. Predictions- (10-6 AFC South Champs)- A great schedule, plus offense, and some additions to the defense will have them barely sliding by Indy. Looks like there’s an underdog in the South and it’s not Houston. #8. St. Louis Rams (8-8)Somebody has to come out of the weak NFC West division, which is why the winner is the St. Louis Rams. A very young team was only one game of the playoffs with a rookie quarterback in Sam Bradford. He’s older and a year wiser. With St. Louis giving him a promising WR in Mike SimsWalker from Jacksonville, Bradford’s arm should get plenty of exercise. Predictions- (9-7 NFC West Champs)- They have a tough eight weeks to start the season, playing Philly, New York, Baltimore, Washington, Green Bay, Dallas and New Orleans. From there on out, it’s all NFC West. This division is a toss-up because even eight wins could possibly win the division title. Since all the teams in the division typically play the same teams, no one really gets an advantage.


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