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The Spectrum’s Most Important News Stories of the Year A look back at the excitement and controversy at NDSU in 2013-2014 WRITTEN BY JOSH FRANCIS, PHOTOS FROM SPECTRUM ARCHIVES & SETECHO.COM

10. Break-ins Near Campus

After months of lobbying for student government funds to help repair the NDSU Rugby team’s field, the club sport was delivered a major blow. Team members say the field is in very poor condition, and visiting teams don’t want to play on it. Not only did the student government not have enough money to fund renovations, but the team was notified by owners of the field to tell them the land may be developed. The team is currently looking for alternatives.

In November, a series of break-ins rattled the NDSU community. The series of robberies had students and police on high alert. In response, the NDSU police and Fargo Police increased patrols in the area the break-ins occurred.

5. NDSU Tackles Low Diversityness

There are some new faces at the head of three NDSU athletic teams. The biggest coaching change was perhaps the decision by football head coach Craig Bohl to accept an offer as the head coach of the University of Wyoming football team before the Bison took on Coastal Carolina in the FCS quarterfinals during NDSU’s run to a third straight national championship. Bohl was one of the most successful coaches in NDSU history, and he created a football dynasty many believe will carry on with new coach Chris Kleiman. Men’s basketball coach Saul Phillips also departed after a successful season. His teamed reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament. He accepted an offer from the University of Ohio. Assistant coach Dave Richman replaced Phillips. This will be Richman’s first head coaching job. Women’s basketball coach Carolyn DeHoff resigned as head coach. She was replaced by Penn State assistant coach Maren Walseth.

9. Rugby Team May Lose Field

An agreement between the City of Fargo and the University Police drew a challenge from a few lawyers who questioned whether or not the campus police should have jurisdiction off campus. The question of revenue from NDSU’s off-campus enforcement came up; some questioned if the state was inadvertently funding the Fargo Police Department. Fargo Police chief Keith Ternes and NDSU University Police and Safety Office director Raymond Boyer said the agreement does not favor one party over the other. The agreement, which is about 20-years-old, is currently under review by higher education officials in the state.

4. Coaching Changes

Because of the state’s failure to fully fund its share of higher education costs at NDSU, students will make up the $3.5 million shortfall next year when President Dean Bresciani will increase tuition across the board by 4.23 percent. The State Board of Higher Education approved the future increases when it raised the tuition limit increase in April. Bresciani told the SBHE the increase was necessary to fully fund all of NDSU’s programs. Meanwhile, the state continues its tremendous economic growth and the North Dakota University system will see $180 million in new construction and other projects at its 11 schools.

8. Off-Campus Police Arrangement With Fargo Sparks Debate

NDSU student government officials floated an idea to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages during football games to curb binge drinking before the game. While some said they were open to the idea, including the Fargodome management, others were skeptical of the idea. President Bresciani and administration balked on advancing the idea. Others with issues included community members and employees of the dome.

3. Tuition Increase

7. Alcohol at the Fargodome

6. Server Attack The North Dakota University System sent notice to students, faculty and staff when suspicious access to one of the system’s servers was detected in February. News of the server attack wasn’t released until March. Data contained on the server included names and social security numbers. Officials said they didn’t believe any of that information was taken, and the culprit infiltrated the server for use as a launching point for phishing attacks

2. Football team wins its third national title

1. Basketball makes Third round of March Madness

NDSU is considered a football school, but when the Bison men’s basketball team won its first ever NCAA March Madness tournament game against the No. 5-seeded Oklahoma in Spokane, Wash. on March 20, the tables were turned. Football success at NDSU is a given at this point, but when the Bison battled with Oklahoma in an overtime thriller, the excitement and energy felt by fans was arguably more intense than when The Herd stampeded over Towson. The win had plenty of lasting effects; for one, it put NDSU basketball on the map. Perhaps the biggest effect, however, was the loss of head coach Saul Phillips to the University of Ohio.

NDSU’s third national title in as many years meant the Bison football team is one of the most accomplished teams in FCS history. The third consecutive trip to Frisco excited fans who took over the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. It was also the last game coached by Craig Bohl, who accepted a job at the University of Wyoming. The national title, 15-0 season, big win over Kansas State and an ESPN College Gameday appearance mean the Bison are not just a middle-of-the-road Midwestern team but a college football powerhouse.

NDSU was named one of the least diverse universities in the country by a U.S. News and World Report ethnic diversity report. Officials at the school said they are working to attract a more diverse population of students, but many challenges exist, including the weather, the low diversity of the state and limited financial resources. NDSU’s white student population currently sits at 80 percent. Many students said the lack of diversity is noticeable, and many don’t think the school is doing enough to change the situation.



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Financial Position at NDSU ‘Good and Improving’ Officials say healthy budget improves mission of the university WRITTEN BY JOSH FRANCIS

Finance Committee report said. While the oil boom in the western part of the state has actually hurt enrollment there, NDSU and other colleges in the eastern part of the state have not been negatively affected. Bollinger said two important trends will keep NDSU financially viable going forward: state support for higher education and enrollment stability. Bollinger said with enrollment slightly increasing, the school is able to maintain tuition revenues that come along with that.


NDSU’s vice president for finance and administration Bruce Bollinger said that a healthy financial situation is beneficial in many ways. “Being financially sound helps ensure you have the infrastructure for the faculty and staff to be able to teach the students

and to meet the desired goals of the university,” Bollinger said. NDSU President Dean Bresciani echoed that same point. “Financial health helps us to accomplish NDSU’s land-grant mission, maintain institutional flexibility to continue our focus on students, instruction, serving citizens and research programs,” Bresciani said. NDSU has experienced slight enrollment growth over the last three years, while the state’s university system’s full-time student enrollment as a whole actually shrunk by 1 percent from 2010 to 2013, according to university system reports. “The strong North Dakota economy and lack of affordable housing in the western part of the state are two factors that have contributed to the declines in enrollment,” a State Board of Higher Education Budget and

NDSU Recognized Area Educators Award ceremony held for educators who support access to higher education Adam Farhat Staff Writer

NDSU recently bestowed five Minnesota and North Dakota high school educators awards for their contributions, which have increased access to higher education for students. Their support has been immense on students’ lives, pushing students to better their educations by making a lifestyle decision to strive towards academic greatness. On April 25, the professional educators, who were nominated by the NDSU office of admissions, were honored following their two-day campus visit. These nominations were based on leadership, commitment and excellence in the area of support for access to higher education. Each honoree also was asked to choose one high school student they felt would be a worthy nominee for a NDSU textbook scholarship. “As a student focused, land-grant,

research university, we have a tradition and mission of serving the residents of our state and nation,” NDSU President Dean Bresciani said. “Our communities are our audience and constituency, so engaging and supporting them is in many ways ‘job one.’” NDSU is a school with many traditions, strong academics being one of them. With NDSU’s focus on students, it is natural for the NDSU campus to reach out to students and advocate the importance of higher education. “It goes without saying, given that North Dakota has one of the highest college attendance rates in the nation, that we as a state both appreciate and support higher education; in short we both culturally and economically ‘get it,’” Bresciani said. The honorees for the awards this year were: • Leanne Benes, a counselor at Beach High School in Beach, N.D. • Vanessa Boehm, a counselor at Fargo Davies High School in Fargo. • Yvonne Engelhart, principal and counselor in the Wishek Public Schools District in Wishek, N.D. • Richard Kangas, dean of students and administrative services at Itasca community college in Grand Rapids, Minn. • Thomas Mclever, counselor at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Public Schools in Walker, Minn.

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Out of Darkness NDSU was not doing so well financially when president Dean Bresciani took the reigns in May 2010. “When I arrived at NDSU, financial resources had been strained to the point that no options remained but to start making eviscerating cuts to core activities,” Bresciani said, “The institution had no

Not Perfect While the financial situation at NDSU and other North Dakota colleges and universities are good, that did not prevent a future increase in tuition for next year. The 4.23 percent impending tuition increase was the result of a bout betweent the state and the North Dakota University System about how much funding schools need. In the end, students will pay the difference. In April, NDSU President Dean Bresciani told the SBHE that NDSU suffered from long-term underfunding, and the state’s failure to fund its full share of education costs was ironic considering the state’s strong economic outlook.

NDSU Picks Beth Ingram as Next Provost New No. 2 has close ties to NDSU and Fargo Josh Francis

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NDSU’s new provost Beth Ingram is coming home. After a month-long search and interview process, NDSU named Ingram as its next provost on Thursday. Ingram grew up in Fargo and graduated from Fargo North High School, she said. Her mother and stepfather were both professors at NDSU. “Some of my fondest memories are from the NDSU campus – visiting my mother’s office in Minard Hall and going to plays at the old Festival Hall, for example,” Ingram said. “In fact, I took my first college course at NDSU in computer programming.” Ingram will take over for Bruce Rafert, the current provost, who is stepping down from the position after this school year. A university statement said Ingram will take over in July, but an exact date has not been determined. “Dr. Ingram brings a balance of scholarly

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accomplishment and administrative experience that is nothing short of stunning,” NDSU President Dean Bresciani told The Spectrum. I n g r a m said there were many attractive aspects about the position and the university. “I really got the sense that people were interested in UNIVERSITY RELATIONS | making the COURTSEY OF institution even better,” Ingram said. “I’m looking forward to working on such a dynamic campus and with an excellent leadership team.” Ingram said she’s excited for the new opportunity at NDSU. “NDSU has an exceptional President providing leadership for the institution,” Ingram said. “The quality of its research and creative work and the commitment of its faculty, staff and students made this an outstanding opportunity for me.”

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Outgoing NDSU provost Bruce Rafert said the good financial standing has made his job easier. The school even saw an increase in funding of $6.4 million for the next two years, which will go toward improving NDSU’s seven colleges, graduate schools and libraries. “The increase is a positive first step toward addressing a number of overarching needs as well as in being able to hire in some new faculty that are critical to maintaining and actually improving the academic quality of our degree programs,” Rafert said. The increased funding has meant the school was able to hire about 20 full-time faculty members in areas where additional enrollment growth requires more teachers in the classroom. NDSU is also receiving a lot of money toward new infrastructure projects including the new STEM building that will cost $28 million and be completed in fall 2015.


N D S U ’s financial situation is good and improving and school officials say there are many reasons the state’s second largest school is seeing better times economically. One big reason for NDSU’s good financial situation is the healthy economy of the state and stable enrollment numbers since 2010. NDSU has not always enjoyed good financial health, but it has improved and continues to do so.


flexibility to address any sudden declines in revenue or unanticipated expenses in order to meet the needs of the institution.” Four years later, Bresciani says the situation improved because administration evaluated, reviewed and revised business processes and made as many moderate operational budget cuts as possible. He said this is also due to frugal spending habits and the university’s participation in a new state funding formula for higher education, which splits costs between the state and students 60/40 respectively. The school’s improving financial record is evident by its Standard and Poor’s bond rating increase from A+ to AA- in November. That rating was affirmed in January, according to an SBHE report. The improved rating means it’s cheaper for NDSU to borrow money. The report also said the school has a low debt burden and saw a 4 percent decrease in long-term financial liabilities. Keeping the financial situation healthy is one of Bresciani’s top priorities for the future. “This is very high on the list of priorities for our institution; without financial wellbeing, everything we do or hope to do is at risk,” he said. “Our external stakeholders expect us to be financially healthy.”


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President Dean Bresciani has seen NDSU grow in his four years at the helm.

A Great Time to be a Bison

President Bresciani looks back at recent accomplishments and future plans for NDSU WRITTEN BY CONNOR DUNN

Success and promise are two words that can accurately describe the past year and the near future for NDSU. In the 2013-2014 academic year, NDSU not only continued its wave of popularity of recent years, but North Dakota’s only land-grant university exponentially grew it to new heights of prestige and reputation in academics and athletics. “Locally, regionally and nationally, NDSU has become recognized as a leading research university in the five-state area,” said President Dean Bresciani in a recent interview with The Spectrum. “With our success on all fronts from athletics, enrollment, academics, research and virtually every measure of higher education, we have become a regional leader at a national caliber.” What seemed utterly unthinkable just a few years ago is now a reality; NDSU is easily recognized from coast-to-coast, and no more is the state of North Dakota considered by the nation as a frozen wasteland where barely anything happens. “North Dakota State is contributing to the reputation of the state, but the state is also contributing to North Dakota State’s reputation,” Bresciani said. “It’s really a symbiotic relationship.” Over recent years and during a time when North Dakota’s economy is booming, NDSU has also seen its stock soar in what Bresciani said is a very unique situation. “We are succeeding on every measure at the same time, which is pretty unusual. Some universities’ research goes up, but no one notices that because athletics is not going up. On every measure of higher education, we are being exceptionally successful in a way that no other North Dakota university ever has.” Bresciani provided The Spectrum with five key reasons for NDSU’s recent success and promise for the future.

Reaching the top tier of the Carnegie Commission of Higher Education

formula will fund us for what we are doing versus funding us in spite of what we’re doing.”

Unlike many of the profit-driven rankings and polls released in different media outlets, the federally affiliated Carnegie Commission of Higher Education ranks universities on objective measures by taking the math of what those institutions are accomplishing. In 2011, NDSU joined the nation’s top 108 public and private universities in the Carnegie Commission’s elite category of “Research Universities/Very High Research Activity.” “Name your big name university, and we’re in that group,” Bresciani said. “North Dakota has never had a college even close to that group.”

More attention to campus appearance

Getting the funding formula fixed

Constructing the STEM building

“North Dakota had had a long, completely illogical formula for funding higher education,” Bresciani said. “It had become highly politicized, and North Dakota State was suffering the most.” Passed in last year’s North Dakota legislative session, Senate Bill 2200 includes a new funding formula for higher education. The formula provides funding based on the number of credit hours completed, rather than by student enrollment. Nearly all of North Dakota’s base funding for higher education is now linked to students finishing courses with passing grades. State policymakers and higher-education officials also agreed on a separate portion of the formula that focuses on the actual cost of delivering different types of courses. “About 80 percent of our students are in fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), which are the most expensive to provide education,” Bresciani said. “The

Shortly after passing Senate Bill 2200, legislators approved SB2003, which appropriated $28.12 million to build a new state-of-the-art STEM building on NDSU’s campus. Possibly the largest or second largest building on campus, the STEM building will cycle 4,000 to 5,000 students each day and will serve as the main location for science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. “It will be a beautiful building and an incredible learning environment focused on undergraduate students and STEM-related disciplines,” Bresciani said. “It will also decompress our other buildings so we can renovate those as well.” Construction for the project will start in a few weeks with a goal to finish and have students occupy the building by fall of 2015.

Amid the rise in reputation, NDSU has begun to take a more conscious look at the aesthetics of the buildings and scenery on campus. With more students hearing about NDSU and wanting to tour the campus, Bresciani and NDSU facilities management do not want to see dead grass or outdated buildings. “We’re starting to go in and renovate and build facilities and irrigating more of the grounds, because we want NDSU to look like a high-quality university,” Bresciani said.

Winning at athletics the right way

Not only is NDSU’s success in athletics drawing coast-to-coast attention, but Bresciani believe the Bison are doing it the right way. “Our student athletes, on average, have a higher grade point average than the student body at large,” Bresciani said. “That’s exceptional at the Division I level. That really reflects our athletic department leadership and coaches that get how we want to win at NDSU. It’s not win at any cost; it’s win the right way.” Some of Bresciani’s favorite wins from recent years include three national championships in football, which he considers an incredible feat coming only 10 years after NDSU’s highly scrutinized move to Division I and beating Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. “We became a Cinderella team for the nation after the Sooner game,” Bresciani said. “The national TV stations like ESPN and CBS picked up our story and accurately reflected NDSU athletics that we’re good, but we’re good people, too.” Bresciani considers women’s softball and wrestling as two more sports which made great strides in the national spotlight in recent years, but ESPN College Gameday was the home run ball. “People will be talking about ESPN College Gameday for a decade or more, because it was important to the whole state. ESPN people fell in love with NDSU and North Dakota,” Bresciani said. “I have no doubt that they’ll come back because, they’ll want to do a follow up showing this wasn’t a fluke.” With success on all fronts of higher education, Bresciani believed it is fairly evident that NDSU’s recent success is not a fluke, and plans are in place for the future that shows promise for increasing success. It’s a great time to be a Bison.

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graphics designer Name: Emily Beaman Hometown: Bismarck, ND Major: Art Year in school: Sophomore What are you most looking forward to about being part of The Spectrum staff? Getting to try out the career I’m aiming for If you had $1 million you had to spend, what one thing would you buy and why? A summerhouse in Italy. Because Italy. If you were invisible, where would you go? Sneak into concerts and onto movie sets What, or who, are you a “closet” fan of? Genre-crossing cover songs

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R&B artist Coolie sat down with our staff writer Callie Bowen to talk about life and music.

Q&A with Coolie

Chatting with an Up-and-Coming R&B Artist WRITTEN BY CALLIE BOWEN

Coolie is an up-and-coming hip-hop/ R&B artist who performs custodial duties at North Dakota State University by day and music by night. Drawing on personal experiences, he creates his own music, from the lyrics to the instrumentals. His poppin’ beats and energetic stage presence as well as his ability to freestyle rap have entertained audiences around the nation. Contributing writer Callie Bowen met with Coolie to discuss his life, his music and his experiences.


Callie Bowen: What inspired you to become interested in music at such a young age? Coolie: Actually, what got me inspired was my family. My mom, she was into music and stuff and one of the main influences was Michael Jackson … and I started listening to rap through cousins and stuff like that … I started playing around with karaoke machines when I was probably 12 … The first actual rap song I learned was when I had got in trouble in elementary school, and I had got kicked out. I was at home and my mom had grounded me, so I was at home and I was in the kitchen. I was listening to the radio, and I recorded Mase ... with a blank tape and I just listened to it over and over … and I wrote all the words he said down … and that was my first official rap … CB: What artists have inspired you?

Coolie: Eminem is a really big influence behind my music … When he came out, I always paid attention to him. He was very animated and just different … that’s where my speed rapping came from…Also, Eminem, Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z … If you listen to them, they just take your mind places. That’s why I love music … It’s like people that like to read. Some people read stories to get out, music does that for me. CB: Where does your name Coolie come from? Coolie: My name is Antione Colley … when I was growing up, everyone butchered my name. Teachers, doctors, everyone would call me “An-tee-own Coolie” … all my buddies would call me Coolie … and it was a childhood nickname that just stuck … CB: You said music became your escape from negative activity from your childhood. Can I ask what kind of negative activity? Coolie: Detroit, Michigan is not a very positive place … my neighborhood I grew up in, east-side Detroit, was a very rough neighborhood … My parents taught me morals and values, so I was always in a good place with them, but when I would step outside the doors, I was in the world that they couldn’t have any control over … Instead of

being out and about in the neighborhood … I sat in my backyard and recorded karaoke … everyone would come over to my house … and play in the backyard all day … it was more safe to do that than leave and go out into the world … When I moved away to Bemidji … it was a culture shock. CB: How do you think moving to Bemidji has influenced you as an artist? Coolie: One thing Bemidji has done … it improved my grammar … I had a heavy Detroit accent … I used a lot of slang words … I still use slang a little, but I’m in the middle … If I go to Detroit, I don’t sound like I’m from Detroit. If I’m in Minnesota, I don’t sound like I’m from Minnesota. It’s a crystal clear sound … Everyone I’ve talked to says “that’s what helps you stand out with your music” … When I’m rapping fast, you can understand every single word and syllable … and that would have to be Minnesotainfluenced… CB: In your bio, you said you have perfected a variety of talents…what sorts of other talents? Coolie: I rap and I sing, I started getting into piano … I’ve always had a good ear for sound … I produce my instrumentals, I write my lyrics … My main flaw is … I can never read scripted music, and I’ve tried a lot … it’s like a foreign language to me … but if

you sing something to me, I can pick up on it … I know how to produce my own stuff … I have my own home studio … everything is done by me … it’s just me in the studio all by myself … I like to beat box … one of my things is picking words that are common and relatable, but at the same time clever … I’m comical, and I like to have fun … I’ll get onstage and 70 percent of the time I’m running around the whole area … and while I’m doing that, I’m rapping really fast. CB: Looking back, what is your favorite memory from performing? Coolie: Last March, I opened up at the Hub … for Machine Gun Kelly … It was a sold out show … thousands of people … one of the biggest crowds I’ve every performed in front of … I was just blown away by the adrenaline … it was a crazy feeling … I had to do a lot of relaxing techniques … I kept getting dry throat from being nervous so I had a bottle of water and a bottle of tea … I did the “Go Bison” song … It was a packed show … we had fun … that was probably one of my highest moments … Find out more information about Coolie at

Several Big-Name Acts to Hit Fargo this Summer Theatre NDSU’s 2014-2015 season lineup WRITTEN BY LEXI ZAWATZKE

All throughout this summer a stream of A1 music acts are set to play Fargo and Moorhead. There are some heavy names headlining, with former Beatle Paul McCartney standing the tallest. The Fargodome and the Bluestem Center for the Arts play host to most of these performers. Here are the top five acts to anticipate. 1.Paul McCartney Through his work with The Beatles, Wings and on his own, Paul McCartney has come to be known today as one of the most successful musicians of all time. McCartney will be coming to Fargo this summer and performing on July 12 at the Fargodome. McCartney will be performing several songs at the concert that he has performed throughout his career such as “Hey Jude,” “Let it Be,” “Let Me Roll It,” “Out There” and more. Tickets may be purchased at the Fargodome box office, online at Inforumtix. com or charge by phone (855) 694-6367.

2.Katy Perry The Prismatic World Tour kicked off at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Ireland, and will be coming to Fargo on August 23. The famous pop singer will be performing several of her classic hits such as “I Kissed a Girl,” “Firework” and “California Gurls” as well as a mash-up of “This Is How We Do” and “Last Friday Night (TGIF).” Quite a few of her new songs off of the “Prism” album will be featured in the set lists including the tracks “Legendary Lovers,” “By the Grace of God” and “Walking on Air.” The concert will be held at the Fargodome and tickets may be purchased at the Fargodome Box Office, online at www. or charge by phone (855) 694-6367. 3.The Beach Boys The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will be coming to Moorhead this summer on June 8. The American rock band will be playing

some of their classic songs including their first hit “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “Kokomo.” The Beach Boys will be performing at the Bluestem Center for the Arts, and tickets start at $35 for general admission spots on the lawn, $49.50 for general admission spots on the benches and $75 for reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased at JadePresents. com, at the Tickets300 box office or by calling (866) 300-8300. 4.Bonnie Raitt Ten-time Grammy-award-winning singer, songwriter and pioneer slide guitarist Bonnie Raitt will be performing in Moorhead on July 6. The concert will feature her American blues music style most likely including hits from her Grammy-award winning albums “Nick of Time” and “Luck of the Draw.” Raitt will be performing at the Bluestem

Center for the Arts, and tickets cost $35 for general admission spots on the lawn, $49.50 for general admission spots on the benches and $85 for reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased at, at the Tickets300 box office or by calling (866) 300-8300. 5.The Temptations On August 28, Motown legends The Temptations will be coming to Fargo. The band is well known for some of their classic hits “My Girl,” “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby” and “Get Ready.” The Temptations will be performing at the Bluestem Center for the Arts and tickets cost $22.50 for general admission spots on the lawn, $32.50 for general admission spots on the benches and $55 for reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased at JadePresents. com, at the Tickets300 box office or by calling (866) 300-8300.


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What to do in Fargo-Moorhead this Summer Summer 2014 is slowly coming to life, and after a practically nonexistent spring, the sunny season will be here. FargoMoorhead has much to offer those staying in and visiting the area, from downtown festivities to outdoor art events to exploring nature. Here’s a rundown of some of the best to see and do.

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Theatre. This summer troupe is coming off of its 50th anniversary season and is starting things off on June 3 with the squeaky clean fun of “Suds: The Musical,” a rundown of the pop hits of the 1960s. Other shows this summer include “Doubt,” “Funny Girl” and “Barefoot in the Park” before ending

Either way, it never hurts to show off just a little bit or ogle over what other people have. Bike Trails Fargo and Moorhead both offer exciting bike trails along the Red River and through numerous parks. There are many things to see along the way, as riders in south Fargo can bike along the original Milwaukee Road’s railroad down by 32nd Avenue South and see plenty of nature along the river trails. One highlight along the Moorhead river trail is the second largest peach leaf willow tree in Minnesota, located just near the Hjemkomst Center. Better grease up the gears and get pedaling.

Downtown Street Fair This three-day vender event will sweep downtown Broadway in a whirlwind of arts, crafts and creativity. Dozens of venders and peddlers come to town for this gathering, which just so happens to be North Dakota’s largest free outdoor event. Come prepared to shop and spend, as this is the place to drop Statues and the dough on that Sites to See perfect gazing For anyone ball for the lake seeking a photography cabin’s backyard. adventure in D r e s s summer, tracking appropriately JACK DURA | THE SPECTRUM down all of the for the heat Photographing bison statues is one activity the Fargo-Moorhead area statues in Fargoand be expectant offers. Moorhead can of crowds and possible parking snafus, with the musical classic provide months of delight. as downtown throbs with “Fiddler on the Roof” in From the buffalo of the Herd throngs of people for the mid-July. This summer About the Prairie exhibit Street Fair. This event is a theater program is an outing scattered around the region to the numerous statues must for the casual summer nobody wants to miss. springing up downtown, visitor to Fargo, and anyone there is plenty to see in the can find something to take Cruisin’ Broadway home if they look high, low Come see the classic cars area as far as statues are and hard enough. The Street in the area when motorheads concerned. For that extra photo op, Fair will take place from and car collectors gather in hit the Fargo-Moorhead July 17-19 on Broadway. great numbers for Cruisin’ Visitors and Convention Broadway in downtown Bureau where the original Straw Hat Players Fargo. On the first Thursday Join the summer theater of every month from May to wood chipper from the film Straw Hat Players of September, this aggregation “Fargo” is on display. Make Minnesota State University of automotive history pulls sure to see the Fargo Walk Moorhead as they present in the crowds for everyone of Fame while there as well, two plays and three to see. Have a classic model and put your hands in the musicals at the university’s yourself? Bring it to show prints of Alan Jackson, Bill Gaede Stage and Hansen off or just cruise the streets. Gates and others.

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The highly anticipated sequel to “The Amazing Spiderman” opened May 2, setting the start to a summer filled with highly anticipated movies. This film was heavily pushed with even the Post Office featuring the webslinging hero on its priority boxes, so it is not a surprise that it made almost a third more in its opening weekend than its 2012 predecessor. This was a visually spectacular, action-packed joyride. While it does squish a lot of plot into one movie, including two of the comic’s major villains, just seeing the on-screen chemistry between real-life couple Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone is worth it. This makes it the perfect date movie: plenty of action for the boys and lots of flirty banter for the girls. Or all the better for those that like both. It must also be noted that the new reclining chairs at Marcus Century Theater in Fargo make the movies far more comfortable than ever before. When renovations finish this will be a truly modern cinema experience. But if finals had you too

stressed out to make it to the theaters last week, do not fret. There are still a lot of highly anticipated flicks coming out later this summer for when lounging by the pool becomes tiresome or, more realistically, when you have time off from work. Godzilla, for example, comes out May 16. A remake of the 1954 Japanese classic, this film stars the King of Monsters himself, who battles against other monsters threatening Earth. Also out that day is “Million Dollar Arm,” about a sports agent who looks to India for his next star pitcher. Disney is pitching it (dry laugh) as their newest in a long line of inspirational sports films. Instead of leaving audiences with a postcredit cliffhanger in “The Amazing Spiderman 2,” instead they teased another Marvel franchise movie. Superhero fans can rejoice as the newest X-Men installment, “Days of Future Past,” comes out May 23. This time, the main characters must work with their past selves in order to change history.


With a spectacular cast — including Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Halle Berry — and numerous post-credit hints, this could either be a win or a failure. This summer, Disney also puts out its live-action retelling of the classic “Sleeping Beauty,” this time focusing on the film’s villain, Maleficent. The movie is named after the wicked witch herself, played by Angelina Jolie, whose look for the film features cheekbones that could cut. Her transformation was so startling that only her daughter, Vivienne, could play young Briar Rose, as the other children found Jolie too terrifying. There are a slew of sequels coming up, too, like “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “22 Jump Street” on June 13, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” on June 27 and “The Expendables 3” out on Aug. 15. Other movies to consider include the lewd and crude “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” out May 30 and “The Fault in Our Stars” on June 6, based on the hit young adult novel.






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Best of Fargo-Moorhead Theater 2013-2014 Productions range far and wide



Bare Stage Theatre’s “Hound of the Baskervilles”

Of all the theater productions in 2013-2014 in Fargo-Moorhead, a threeperson play that ran for two weekends last September takes the top spot. Taking a parodied approach to the most renowned story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictitious detective Sherlock Holmes, the Bare Stage Theatre racked up laughs and claps for this production. Though it sometimes seems sacrilegious to parody such celebrated figures, this parody kept everything respectable and downright hilarious.


Theatre B’s “Gruesome Playground Injuries”

“Gruesome Playground Injuries,” put the microscope on a degenerative friendship between two people who suffer injuries over the course of 30 years but in different ways. The raw emotional spectrum of this show’s two actors was incredible and provided something very different for theatergoers this season.


FMCT’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Musicals are usually made to be fun, and this show had that plus life lessons for all. Nonstop music rocked this show with countless genres and some impressive choreography. As a FargoMoorhead Community Theatre production, this show was able to cast from the community at large, filling every role with ageappropriate actors. Over 50 community members came together to perform in this show, one that truly shook the stage this season.


MTFM’s “Young Frankenstein”

A film classic made the leap to stage with this one, and Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead found a win. Bringing Mel Brooks’ beloved monster comedy to The Stage at Island Park in late October, this production had comedy, music, dancing and new story twists — things to keep all audiences entertained. While nothing can touch the original film, this musical adaptation The Stage at Island Park hosted three of this season’s best theater productions. dominated the musicals remarkable choreography in Fargo-Moorhead in and a stunning stage debut HONORABLE the 2013 half of the season. from actor Mitchell Peery MENTION: THE POE PROJECT Concordia’S in the lead role of Officer Collaborating with opera Lockstock, “Urinetown” companies in New York PRODUCTION OF soared. Ensemble strength City and Fort Worth, Tex., “Urinetown” propelled this production to the Fargo-Moorhead Opera some amazing levels with staged the first world Rounding out the best numerous genres of music, premiere of its 46-year perhaps the history. Co-producing the of theater is Concordia providing highest point for the college College Theatre’s season Poe Project (two Edgar musical. With some company this season.


Allan Poe-inspired oneact operas), the F-M Opera had first crack had staging this show, and it went off very well, though some issues with staging were very apparent. Even on the biggest stage in FargoMoorhead, this opera’s setup was squished, but a world premiere is always something special.

a e c c PR OO F a ac c In February, Theatre B, the little brick-front theater company in downtown Fargo ran a show that touched hearts and brought tears.



KNDS 96.3 FM Presents: Best Indie Summer Shows

The Aquarium sees it all this summer Cydney Berlinger

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As big names like Bonnie Raitt and Paul McCartney swoop into Fargo this summer, let’s not forget about the lesser-known groups that can also rev up a crowd. The Aquarium above Dempsey’s in downtown Fargo hosts a load of

concerts this summer from May to August, and here’s a rundown of some of the best to expect.

1.Nothing w/ We/Ours and The Alleles, May 19 Following this year’s trend of punk-influenced indie rock, Nothing will be sure to shake the walls with their noisy, guitar-driven sounds. Touring in support of their first studio album, “Guilty of Everything,” this show will be a good chance

to catch this act at a smaller venue before they make it big. 21+//9 p.m.//$7

2.Blitzen Trapper, June 14 This Portland-based experimental folk/country group will be coming back to Fargo in support of their 2013 release, “VII.” Making a stop at The Aquarium on nearly every tour, this fivepiece band is sure to draw a crowd with their familiar harmonies and folk influences. 21+//9 p.m.//$16

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3.S. Carey, June 24 Known best as the drummer for Grammy Awardwinning group Bon Iver, S. Carey has an established solo career himself. In light of his second full-length album, “Range of Light,” this Wisconsin native will bring his dreamy lullabies that are sure to melt all your worries away. 21+//9 p.m.//$10

er-songwriter Sharon Van Etten will be making her Fargo debut this summer at The Aquarium downtown. In support of her upcoming fourth studio album, “Are We There,” Van Etten will be performing new material along with her usual brand of brooding folk. 21+//9 p.m.//$14//$12 advance at Orange Records.

4.Sharon Van Etten w/ Jana Hunter, July 14 Dreamy soulstress sing-

5.Man Man w/ Landlady, Aug. 11 Coming from Philadel-

phia, this established experimental rock group will make a stop in downtown Fargo on their summer Midwest tour. With stages names like Honus Honus, Pow Pow, Brown Sugar, and Shono; and featuring instruments ranging from horns to traditional rock instruments all the way to pots and pans and smashing plates, these guys will be sure to put on a show you won’t want to miss. 21+//8 p.m. doors//9 p.m. show.

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From the Editor’s Desk Exciting year coming for The Spectrum Sam Herder


Many of you who consistently pick up The Spectrum and read it will recognize the name under this headline. For the last two years, my name could be found in the sports section, but now I have taken on a new challenge here. And what a fun challenge it will be. As the new Editor-in-Chief, I feel a little pressured. After all, I am following in the footsteps of the one they call Emma Heaton.

She made ginormous changes this year, and this student newspaper started to cover news like a legit media outlet. Our design went from ordinary to extraordinary. And we got rid of our old website that would have made anyone’s eyes bleed. In comes a beautiful new website that allows us to break news instantly and that is waiting for your eager eyes to check out. So what changes will there be next year for The Spectrum? Honestly, not a whole lot. We are going to continue improving our timeliness of NDSU news and improve our online presence. Give us a like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter. If you do that, I promise you will never be out of the loop when it comes to NDSU news. The Spectrum will be the students No. 1 source for campus news. It should be. If there’s a fire on campus, we’ll have it covered and online for you to see what’s going on in a timely fashion. If there’s a breaking press

conference, we’ll be there. Even if there’s a stray dog running around Minard Hall, we’ll do our best to get there. Our top priority is to increase our readership. That’s any new newspaper’s goal. But what we have planned for next year should liken to a college student’s interest. As a college paper, we certainly follow the traditional values of a newspaper. But we also have the luxury of doing some unorthodox things. We like to experiment with stories and design. Heck, one of our issues this year had condoms all over the front cover. News will have more investigative stories. Features will go out on campus to find stories on students and employees. The section may even bring back crosswords and Sudoku’s (teaser alert). Opinion and A&E will let you know what’s going on locally and nationally. And sports will provide you with all the Bison coverage you need.

If you fall into that college student mold of being allergic to newspapers, check out our website. We’ll have all the stories there waiting for you with some interactive features, like polls. Lastly, The Spectrum is NDSU’s newspaper. It is geared toward BisoNation. If you want to know something, let us know and we’ll find that story. If you want something known, let us know and we’ll tell that story. Anything ranging from a new club on campus to an issue on campus that some are oblivious to, or even why the ice cream toppings are gone from the dining centers. If our editor’s find it newsworthy, they’ll go out and get that story. Nothing has guaranteed coverage in The Spectrum. But it’s our goal to provide coverage to what this campus wants to know and what it needs to know.

Downtown Street Fair: My One Complaint Please leave pets at home Jack Dura

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Ah, the Downtown Fargo Street Fair. A fixture of summer lovin’ for over a decade now, this threeday gathering of crafters, venders and peddlers from all over has firmly established itself in our fair city. It’s North Dakota’s largest free outdoor event, and besides bringing an insurgence of people to Fargo, it brings quite a bit of revenue to the downtown scene. Historically happening on what always seems to be the three hottest days of the year, the Street Fair finds its patrons sweating from top to bottom as they schlepp from stand to stand in search of that perfect something-something to mount on their mantle at home. Venders selling everything

from dulcimers to gypsy jewelry to cattail anyone with a dog, just imagine how Fido hats line downtown Broadway, and it can feels. How would you like to be wearing often be difficult to discern “craft” from nothing but fur and be walking barefoot on “crap” (though this is my artistic taste hot asphalt in mid-summer? Wouldn’t feel bleeding through). too good, eh? I will admit I am not the biggest fan of Unless you bring water for your dog or the Downtown Street Fair, but I can appreciate what it does for our city. It doesn’t congest traffic as much as the Fargo Marathon and nobody is forcing you to go or buy something. Yes, the food is overpriced, but once again, you don’t have to buy a thing. Simply put, the Street Fair’s a big deal for downtown Fargo, and really has nothing bad about it. But I’ve got one beef with the event and it just irritates the daylights out of me. For some inexplicable reason, there are LIVIABILITY.COM | PHOTO COURTESY people who feel the need to bring The Fargo Street Fair is notorious for its sweltering heat their canines to the hot brick oven that is the Downtown Street Fair. For me, the Street Fair is no place for any stop in Island Park for a few hours in the animal. It gets stinkin’ hot out there, and for shade, there’s no relief for the dog. Factor in the masses of strange, new people around and overwhelming, new sights and sounds, and it’s sensory overload for the dog, too. Bringing any animal, in fact, to the Street Fair is imprudent and ill conceived, and though they say it in the papers and they

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say it on the news (Please don’t bring your dogs!”), people seem to take no heed and bring the dog anyway. What can be done about this? People are always going to bring their dogs to the Street Fair, regardless of warnings or the heat. It’s a free event, seemingly ideal for a family outing. There’s a ton to see and a heavy potential of finding something just perfect to adorn the bare wall at home. Why not bring the dog? Don’t want to leave them out! Though city officials and the media outlets ward against bringing dogs, dogs are still brought, and this does not appear to be regulated in any way. Fining or ticketing those people who drag their dogs along seems the only way to get the message through that this is not OK. It just isn’t right to bring a fur-covered creature to this overcrowded furnace. There are police who patrol the sidewalks during all three days of vending, and seeing anyone with a dog and slapping them with, say, a $50 fine would make a difference in my mind. Sure, dogs are allowed downtown any day of the week these days if they’re leashed, but banning them from the Street Fair seems a necessary action. In an atmosphere like the Street Fair, there is no place for dogs, and I can only reiterate, “Leave the dogs at home.”

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The On- and OffShould campus police have off-campus jurisdiction? Caleb Werness Opinion Editor

In the last issue of The Spectrum, the news t e a m covered a story that detailed the arrest of two individuals by NDSU police. The defendant’s lawyer questioned the validity of the arrest saying, “(The NDSU Police’s)

Lifting the veil Keelia Moeller Staff Writer

According to a report by the United States Census Bureau, North Dakota is 90.1 percent Caucasian. This fact is stunning enough just on its own, but also relevant to add that a mere 2.5 percent of this state is comprised of Latinos. In addition, only 0.1 percent of the population is Pacific Islanders, 1.5 percent is Black, 5.5 percent are American Indian and 1.1 percent is Asian.

jurisdiction should be limited to the campus or maybe the roads adjacent to campus.” However, a memorandum of understanding with the City of Fargo gave the NDSU police jurisdiction throughout Fargo. This allows campus police to make arrests outside of campus borders. The objection fell short, the court ruled in favor of the NDSU police and upheld the arrest was indeed legitimate. Despite the court’s ruling, the issue is not necessarily over. University chief of staff and ethics officer Murray Sagsveen said the university system would be reviewing the

Campus NDSU Police policies regarding the practices and authority of campus police. The review is meant to ensure that the policies are up to date and acceptable. The role of campus police should be first and foremost to make sure that the NDSU campus is secure and MATAYA ARMSTRONG | CARTOON COURTESY

unruly behavior is prevented. Yet, there are priorities with ties to the university such as fraternities and sororities. House parties are a frequent issue in any college town. Usually these parties take place within a mile of campus. The NDSU police should have jurisdiction to breakup these parties and issue arrests or citations. When issues arrive that are near campus, the NDSU police should be able to respond with the full jurisdiction of the Fargo Police. Or at least have the ability to hold individuals until the Fargo Police arrive. The key to understand is that campus police are not

Immigration Reformation

It would be justifiable to rant about North Dakota as a rather culturally undiversified state. However, with these statistics being what they are, I believe it would be a more worthwhile cause to inform the 90.1 percent about some policies they may not believe to be necessarily relevant to their personal lives. This misconception is, of course, untrue. As 90.1 percent of a population, whatever policies are put into place are mostly thrown into the hands of the whites alone here in North Dakota. Whether we like it or not, the whites are indeed the obvious majority population. This actually makes just about everything relevant to them. Take into consideration




the current immigration reformation proposals. Here in North Dakota, the most commonly supported bill is entitled “Gang of Eight,” which in short aims for greater border security, systems of employment verification, streamlining legal immigration, increased job opportunities for immigrants and pathways to legalize the undocumented already residing here. Unfortunately, there are many people living in this state who seem to be completely oblivious to the fact comprehensive immigration reform is in college vocabulary terms, “a thing.” Before you make any protests at my overgeneralizations, I have talked to many of my peers in the hopes of sparking up


an intellectual conversation about world issues. Upon approaching this topic, most of my feedback was met by stunned silence or disinterest. I suppose I should make this a bit more specific by revealing what exactly comprehensive immigration reformation could do for the immigrant community and this country as a whole. Let’s face it. Immigrant workers take jobs that many Americans just aren’t willing to take. Cleaning, agriculture, construction, fast food, you name it. However, these are the jobs this country runs on. Without these hard-working people, the United States economy would not be what it is today. Upon reformation enforcement, immigration


rates would rise. According to the Monthly Labor Review, a 1-percent rise in immigration leads to an increase of 0.6 to 0.9 percent in income per worker. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy has also predicted, “Allowing undocumented immigrants to work in the United States legally would increase their state and local tax contributions by an estimated $2 billion a year.” Not too shabby, huh? A rise in income and tax revenue just might do this country some good. This is just a taste of what immigration reformation has to offer the United States, and in direct relation what it has to offer North Dakota. Tax revenue and income relate in just about every way to the 90.1 percent, along

a substitute for the Fargo police. Yet, the campus police should be able to act in their role as police. If an incident is reported to police in regards to a house party or something along those lines, I believe the campus police should have the jurisdiction to go and act accordingly. How the university system chooses to interpret the campus police’s authority will be an interesting development in the future. Until then, I think the MOU between the Fargo and campus police serves as an adequate policy for the time being.

with the Latinos, Blacks, Asians, American Indians and Pacific Islanders. Before you write off immigration reformation as something only immigrants should concern themselves with, think again. I am not asking that you shove aside any personal beliefs or values. I simply ask that you enlighten yourselves to the complexity of these policies and make an effort to become more informed. Afterall, if more of us are informed, more of us can spread this awareness. Comprehensive immigration reformation is a current issue that relates to every race, every color and every culture. Make an effort to lift the veil.

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Sophomore second baseman Cheyenne Garcia gets her signs from co-head coach Jamie Trachsel while coming up to bat on Friday against IUPUI.


Bison Head to Fifth NCAA Tournament in Six Years Menke tosses four complete games in two days for NDSU Jonathan Lee Spectrum Staff

“The best defense is a good offense.” The old adage rang true during the 2014 Summit League Softball Championships. Ellig Sports Complex played host for the second year in a row this past week and weekend. 144 Runs crossed home plate in the eleven games of the tournament. 41 of those were because of a ball being hit over the fence for a homerun. The NDSU softball team won their fifth tournament in six years and are headed to the NCAA tournament. At the time of publication, the team does not know where they will play, but for them, it doesn’t matter. “In some ways this hasn’t sunk in,” Head Coach Darren Mueller said after the final game. The double-elimination tournament began on Wednesday with an in-state matchup the University of South Dakota took on SDSU. The Coyotes jumped on the offense early with a 7-2 victory. The second game of day one was a win

for the hot bats of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Jaguars over the struggling Western Illinois Leathernecks, 10-2. Day two featured just two games because of weather and rain delays. The number two team in the league, Fort Wayne, took down USD 9-8 in the first game. The second game featured IUPUI and the host team NDSU Bison. IUPUI’s hot bats continued through a two hour and 45 minute rain delay and they got the 15-8 win. Day three featured three games on the nicest day in the tournament. Things started with WIU ending SDSU’s season, 10-4. Fort Wayne beat IUPUI to advance to the championship in the final game of the day. NDSU began day four of the tournament needing to win four games in a row to continue their season as Summit League champions. Bison junior and ace pitcher Krista Menke decided to put the team on her back. The first game, Menke faced WIU going a full six innings for the complete game as the Bison hit the eight run rule. Menke ended

Cupboards Still Full for NDSU Athletics Colton Pool Sports Editor

Never in the history of Division I-AA has a team won four-straight national titles. Appalachian State made a three-title run in the mid2000s, defeating nationally ranked FBS opponent Michigan in the process. NDSU tied that run when it capped off an undefeated 2013 season with a third-straight FCS title. Now the Bison have a chance to set themselves apart in the history books with a fourth championship in a row. But with a team that looks different from top to bottom and a different coaching staff, things aren’t as sure as last year when there were 24 seniors and over half of the starters returning from 2012. Not only that, but former head coach Craig Bohl, the one who lead the team to all of those accolades, is now gone. NDSU men’s basketball is looking to be in the same position. Three starters, six seniors and a top-notch head coach in Saul Phillips all hit the dusty trail. But don’t get it confused – NDSU sports are going to be fun to watch in 2014-2015. Coming into college as a freshman, there was nothing that I wanted more than to sit in the desk that I am now. Sam Herder, in all his glory, held the sports ship of The Spectrum for two solid years while I sat and waited for this job to open up. Would I have been ready had Herder just quit one day? There is no chance I could’ve done well with this.

But now, with two more full years of sports media under my belt, I’m more ready than ever to take this section by storm. NDSU head coaches Chris Klieman and Dave Richman have similar stories. While Phillips and Bohl are huge losses, they didn’t leave the cupboards empty when they left. In fact, they made it possible for NDSU to bring in better recruits. They watched over assistant coaches as they prepared for their shot to take the reins of any program that would have them at the helm. Phillips and Bohl, before they left, prepared the younger players to take the roles of those that are now gone. And those underclassmen have had their eyes on those now open starting spots for a while now. Does the absence of Brock Jensen hurt the Bison football team? Sure it does. But Carson Wentz, knowing he was going to get his shot, has been waiting and learning under the all-time most wins leader at quarterback in FCS history. Now, he’s going to get a shot to blaze the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s defenses up and down the field. Wentz, Kleiman and Richman aren’t the only guys who have been waiting their turn. The youngster players have been learning from the upperclassmen and preparing for the day they would get their name called. NDSU sports are filled with talented rosters, it’s just up to them to see what they do with it. Granted, an undefeated season is going to be hard to duplicate and impossible to do better than. But that doesn’t mean football, and all sports for that matter, will be boring. NDSU has a long-standing tradition of proving their worth through hard work. And this year, that hard work will pay off.

that game giving up just three hits and one run with eight strikeouts in the 9-1 victory. But her day was nowhere near finished. Menke started game two against the team that knocked the Bison into the bottom half of the double-elimination bracket. She


tossed the full seven innings only giving up two hits and no runs with nine strikeouts and five walks. The Herd won 6-0. They were led at the plate by the sophomore left fielder Maritza Lopez-Portillo who hit a two run homerun in the fifth inning for the only two runs-batted-in. Menke still wasn’t done as the Bison played a third game, this time against the team that beat them in the tournament a year

ago. Fort Wayne’s ace Miranda Kramer was coming off of a full day of rest and Menke had already thrown 246 pitches, but it didn’t stop the two best pitchers in the Summit League from trying to out-do each other. Kramer and Menke went back and forth with scoreless innings all the way into the sixth when the Bison finally put up two runs to go up 2-0. They went on to win 3-1. This sent the tournament into a winnertake-all championship game Sunday. Menke started her fourth game in two days and pitched through seven innings only giving up seven hits and five runs. Jenina led the offensive surge with a three run homerun and the Bison won 12-5. “You know, we’ve had pitchers throw a lot of innings for us but we had a number two pitcher back then that threw a little bit, but what Krista did here, it’s unbelievable how she just managed it,” Mueller said of Menke’s weekend performance. Menke pitched four complete games to close out the tournament. She threw 518 pitches in two days, recording 36 strikeouts and only giving up seven runs. “This is an unbelieveable group of young women here,” Mueller said. “They’ve bought in and they see where it can get them.”

UND Topples NDSU Once Again Two second-inning runs not enough for Bison to secure win Taylor Kurth

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NDSU fell to UND once again for the second time this year. David Ernst took the loss for the Bison (17-22, 8-10 Summit League) as UND (920) came out on top 3-2 Wednesday at Kraft Memorial Field in Grand Forks. Ernst gave up three runs and 10 hits in five innings of work. The pitcher fell to 3-4 on the year The Bison took an early 2-0 lead in the second inning. Kyle Kleinendorst doubled to lead off the inning, then Nick Altavilla singled him home on the next pitch. Two more singles and the Bison found themselves with the bases loaded and no outs. Paul Funk grounded out to the second baseman, but Altavilla scored and the other runners advanced. With runners at second and third and only one out, the Bison had a chance to open

the game. UND’s Tyler Ruemmele was not going to let it go like that, as he struck out Aiden Hook and Tim Colwell to pitch himself out of the inning. UND catcher Taylor Petersen hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third to cut the deficit in half. Petersen also went 3-4 on the day. In the bottom of the fourth, UND’s Sam Alt singled to left field to lead off the inning. Down one, UND’s Daniel Lockhert took matters into his own hands and cranked one over the left field wall to secure the gamewinning run. The Bison had their chances. They left seven men on base in the last five innings and never touched the plate again. Ellery Bresnahan took the win from the mound for UND after limiting the Bison to no runs in his three innings from the mound. Jeff Campbell picked up his first save of the year, striking out two and giving up one hit. The Bison continued action as they hosted Winnipeg for a three-game series Saturday. The Bison remain at the bottom of their conference. The Summit League Tournament will begin May 22 in Sioux Falls, S.D.



To Club Or Not To Club Club sports give chance for all students to stay active WRITTEN BY PACE MAIER & PHOTOS COURTSEY OF THE RESPECTIVE CLUB

A new flock of freshmen students will be walking NDSU’s sidewalks, and seniors will be leaving out the back door. The sporting teams will need to recruit more talent. However, club teams are willing to accept anyone. The list below gives incoming freshmen reasons why they should join a club sports team.

Men’s Club Rugby This team was founded in 1977, and was renamed the Lost Boy’s in 1980. The team has two seasons, both fall and spring, against opponents across the Midwest and even into Canada. Team president Michael Zweber said freshmen attending NDSU next fall should join the team to get involved and meet new people. “Both men’s and women’s rugby is always accepting of new people who want to try the game for the first time,” Zweber said. “There is no experience necessary, practically 90 percent of the players on the team now never played the sport before attending college.”

Zweber said the team is looking for students who want to learn the sport. He said it’s challenging to adjust to the speed and the rules at the start, but a person can enjoy the game once you learn the ropes. Readers who are interested in joining can go to the team’s website at for more information.

Men’s Club Soccer Last season, this team finished with an impressive 9-2-1 record on the year and won the Great Plains Soccer Conference championship. Team president Josh Phillips said incoming freshman should get involved right away. “The NDSU club soccer team plays competitively with local colleges and universities and allows freshmen who enjoyed playing soccer in high school to continue playing at a high level as they transition to NDSU,” Phillips said. “It’s also a great way to meet new people, many of whom could become life-long friends.” Tryouts for the team will be held during the first week of classes next fall semester, and the season runs through

the month of November. Readers who are interested in joining can go to the team’s website at for more information. Women’s Club Hockey NDSU women’s club hockey team president Hannah Pilger said this team is an outlet for women who grew up playing hockey and want to continue playing the sport they love. “We are a close-knit, competitive team working hard to remain in contention for an (American Collegiate Hockey Association) national championship title,” Pilger said. “The friendships between the girls are as strong off the ice as on, which is great to have when you are new to the area.” This club team finished the 2013-2014 season with a 14-5 record. The team will have their first team meeting in midOctober.

Cricket Club NDSU cricket club team advisor Ganapathy Mahalingam said incoming freshman should join the team, because it gives students the opportunity to

practice an exotic sport. “Playing cricket will help you become friends with students from many different countries,” Mahalingam said. “And (it) will expand your global outreach, while providing you with healthy recreation.” Women’s Nordic Skiing Club NDSU women’s Nordic skiing team president Nicole Thorndal said the team is looking for people who have an interest in skiing and staying active during the winter months. “The NDSU women’s Nordic skiing club is a competitive club designed for students from the beginning skill to the advanced racer,” Thordndal said. “Highlights of membership include: traveling with the team, staying in hotels, free race registration and friendships that will last a lifetime.” The first meeting is to be determined next semester. Readers can join the club on Blackboard to stay tuned for more updates.

Men’s Nordic Skiing Club NDSU Nordic ski club team treasurer Adam

Kempenich said Nordic skiing is unique and this is an opportune sport for everyone. “Great leaders, students will meet a lot of people, but well-rehearsed people,” Kempenich said. “It’s an inexpensive sport and gives students a great experience.” The club will meet in early September. Readers who are interested in joining can go to the team’s website at http://ndsunordic.blogspot.

in room 109 at Sheppard Arena. Fencing Club The NDSU fencing club offers freshmen the chance to participate in Olympic-style fencing






fencing club president Jaime Jensen said. The NDSU Fencing Club combines with the FargoMoorhead Fencing Club. “This





agility, strategy and selfdiscipline,” “Students com/ for more information. Horsemanship Club Incoming freshmen interested in horses should join the NDSU horsemanship club, team president Tara Swanson said. Swanson said the club offers students the opportunity to ride and compete without the expenses of owning a horse. “We are part of the nation Horsemen’s Association and attend the national convention every year,” Swanson said. “We welcome riders of all levels and experience to try out for the team.” The club’s first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 4

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fencing basics through an introductory fencing class offered this fall.” Men’s Club Lacrosse This past season the NDSU club lacrosse team finished with an impressive 9-4 record. Team advisor Joe Deutsch said the men’s club lacrosse team is nationally ranked. “It’s a club were you need




sport,” Deutsch said. “You’ll be playing lacrosse at the highest level.”

NDSU Offensive Line Pushes Offense Ahead Bison learn to deal with new faces, new places WRITTEN BY COLTON POOL

Over the course of three years, NDSU football has won three-straight FCS championships, beaten FBS opponents on their turf and grabbed the attention of the sports world. While defense has been the trademark of the team, the offensive production hasn’t hurt either. In the 2013 season in which the Bison went 15-0, the Bison outscored their opponents 581-169, averaging 38.7 points per game. The Bison also averaged 457.5 yards per game, which is over 200 more yards than their opponents’ average. Coaches and players alike have said this kind of production starts up front with the offensive line. But the unit, just like the rest of team, will consist of new faces in different places in 2014. NFL draft pick Billy Turner and offensive guard Tyler Gimmestad have graduated and 2013 starting center Josh Colville retired due to injury. But just like any athletic offseason, newly converted left tackle Joe Haeg said things like chemistry will just take time. “Every year, there’s always that change and adjustment that the team needs to make because each team is different in some ways,” Haeg said. “Bringing back (offensive coordinator Tim) Polasek and (tight ends and fullbacks coach) Tyler Roehl definitely kept the same familiarity that we have of with this team.” Bison offensive line coach Conor Riley said that, with time and more practices after the summer, he expects the big men up front to pick things up where last year’s team left off.

“That takes time getting used to how each offensive lineman plays off of one another” Riley said. “It’s pretty important. That chemistry and that feel is pretty important. Thankfully, we’ve got quite a few practices this August to continue to work on it.” Haeg, who started at right tackle in 2013, said spring football has been important for the Bison. He said it gave the younger players a chance to step into the roles that they’ve been waiting for. “We lost a lot of great seniors, but at the same time, there’s also been a lot of young guys sitting in the back seat waiting for their chance to step up,” Haeg said. “They’ve been doing great. We’ve had great depth in the last couple years, and I think that’s going to show this coming year.” While Haeg has been learning to go from right tackle to left tackle, sophomore Landon Lechler

has been learning in his transition from backup left tackle to starting on the right side. Lechler said he’s glad that the tradition of a good offensive line can translate to experi ence for younger WHITNEY STRAMER | THE SPECTRUM players. NDSU’s offensive line will look much different in 2014, as only one starter will come back to “Having the same position as last year. those guys weight. The 6-foot-7 he’s ready to step into a more comfortable blocking ahead of you, they just lineman entered college at bigger role for his team. with each other and working prepare you each week,” 240 pounds. “At first, it was a different with out different schemes. Lechler said. “You just sit Now 60 pounds heavier ball game,” Lechler said It’s come a long ways, and I back and watch what they do. Now it’s just comfortable and two years more of spring football. “Each feel like it’s going to be very for me and a lot of these experienced, Lechler said practice we got better and successful.” younger guys who have had that type of leadership to now step in and know what we have to do.” Lechler said his biggest challenge has been gaining

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ajor roadwork construction in Fargo is already underway and will have an impact on the NDSU community. A wide variety of projects began at the end of April and will continue throughout the summer season. The locations are scattered across town and are listed on For students returning for summer courses, construction on 19th Avenue North could pose challenges. “The only construction that the City of Fargo is doing around the Campus is 19th Avenue North,” said Peter Zimmerman, associate director of facilities operations. “That project doesn’t directly impact NDSU since it is not on campus, but it will impact travel to the campus if people access from the north.” The facilities management team at NDSU has remained in contact with the North Dakota Department of Transportation to provide the best information for summer students. “We have gone to open forums to review the plans,” Zimmerman said. “They will have the most current information available on the City of Fargo website and the detours, et cetera will be well publicized.”

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Other projects, taking place will be work on 25th Street South, which will begin May 17. The purpose of the work will be to increase the number of lanes from two to three on the stretch from 17th Avenue and 23rd Avenue in both directions. “By adding a lane each direction in this stretch, we will address the additional traffic that uses 25th Street on their daily commute,” Kevin Gorder, assistant district engineer from the North Dakota Department of Transportation said in a statement. “Since the bridge was built in 1990, the surrounding neighborhoods and business communities have grown, and more traffic travels through this corridor. This project, when completed, will allow more traffic to pass through the corridor with less congestion during rush hour.” The best way to manage Fargo’s notorious construction season is to plan ahead, stay informed and follow traffic instructions. All traffic announcements can be found on www.cityoffargo. com or on their Twitter account: @cityoffargo.

The baby Bison’s guide to succeeding his/her first year We have all heard the spiels, told over and over to incoming freshmen. Don’t overeat in the dining centers. Talk out your issues with your roommate. Don’t do drugs. That’s fine and dandy advice, compadre, but is that what we really need to know? Contrary to popular belief, there are other pieces of advice that a baby Bison must be informed of before he/she gets his/her hooves wet this fall. The following list includes all the details that will put you a step ahead of the incoming freshmen class. 15.) Acceptance is the first stage to recovery: you’re a freshman, and there is nothing you can do about it. The sooner you own up to your status, the better off you shall be.



A Look Back at NDSU’s Top 10 Moments of the 2013-2014 Year WRITTEN BY JOE KERLIN

Once again, I have been asked to compile a list of the top 10 moments from the past nine months in NDSU Athletics. Looking back at last year’s list, it fails in comparison to what has transpired over the past school year. I have decided to put a little twist on this year’s list, so get ready for some nostalgia as we look back at another “Year of the Bison.”


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NDSU Pink House showed “Nefarious” to more than 60 students. The human-trafficking documentary will show throughout the fall semester.

Pink House shows human trafficking documentary Benjamin Norman Co-News Editor

The Pink House, the campus branch of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, showed the human-trafficking documentary “Nefarious” last Monday to more than 60 students in the Century Theatre. “It’s very shocking and eye-opening,” Thiago Menezes, vice president of the NDSU Pink House said. “It’s a worse reality than we could ever imagine.” Beth Lindahl, a staff member with IVCF, said the group plans on showing the documentary throughout next fall to the masses. “What we are going to try to do is to do a bigger outreach in the fall where students can have the option to show (“Nefarious”) in their department, sorority, fraternity, dorm — wherever,” Lindahl said.

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“People have wanted to vomit before, because it’s so…I cried the first time I watched it,” Lindahl said. The award-winning 2011 documentary, directed and produced by Benjamin Nolot, focuses on human trafficking today, including the sex trade of women and

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children. “I tend to look away and pretend that it was (the trafficked-person’s) choice,” Menezes, a graduate student studying electrical engineering. “But after watching this, you see a different perspective — that maybe it wasn’t a choice.” Menezes said what traffickers do to their victims is break them from the inside out. “The outside is a (shell). Traffickers can break your leg, but that can heal. But on the inside, the slave feels nothing,” Menezes said.

fight the issue. The problem can even be found in our area. “You can really see the changes in western North Dakota,” Watford City-native Lindahl said. “Everywhere you go, you can see the signs (of human trafficking and prostitution). It’s an issue.” Watford City, a town that has seen its dwindling population in the 90s rise exponentially recently with the Bakken Oil Field boom, has recently had to pass city

Why Pink House, Why Now? Pink House, originally known as the All Nations House, is unique to NDSU campus. Although the group has been here for around seven years, IVCF has been on campus since the 50s. Today, Pink House welcomes all to their organization. A main goal of theirs is to tear down barriers between people of different backgrounds, ethnicities and religions. “The goal of the Pink House is to get everybody to be open and willing to be friends, no matter what country or faith background they come from,” Lindahl said. The topic is as relevant as ever, with statistics showing millions of people being trafficked around the world today — areas including industrialized nations like the U.S. and Sweden. Lindahl cites recent regulations Sweden has put into effect to curb trafficking, which is highlighted in the documentary. The nation goes after the johns, not the prostitutes, to

“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.” – William Wilberforce

ordinances against exotic dancers to curb these prostitution and trafficking. “I do feel that (governmental) justice looks away most of the time,” Menezes said. “I don’t know why.” Fighting the ignorance Lindahl brings William Wilberforce to mind when she thinks about educating the public. “He said that ‘you may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know,’” Lindahl said. International students who come to the US for a higher education are often the most well-educated and equipped people if they go

back to their home country after graduation, Lindahl said. Showing “Nefarious” opens sheltered students’ eyes. “I’ve been to 25 countries, and I’ve seen prostitution practiced openly in almost all of them,” Lindahl said. “Adult prostitution and trafficking is more easily detectable, but child trafficking and prostitution is prominent, too.” Lindahl recalls taking her family to a rehab center for prostitutes in Vietnam, where many of the recovering were handicapped. Several of these women had AIDS and had body parts cut off by their traffickers. “To see this place, a place so beautiful, where they taught these women how to sew and make these beautiful items, it was remarkable. These women were so joyful to see my kids, touch my kids and play with my kids … I just walked out of there with tears in my eyes … These women are dying from AIDS, but they are dying with dignity. “Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is very social-cause oriented, because we want students to see past themselves,” Lindahl said. “The general attitude at Pink House is to pay it forward. Whatever kindness you’ve been shown … is to do that to somebody else.” “If we don’t change ourselves, we won’t change anything,” Menezes said. “By raising awareness, that’s the least we can do.


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Junior Joanna Heppner is one of over 20 student employees that have been featured in our Faces of Student Employees series.


Faces of Student Employees Why everyone wants to work on campus WRITTEN BY JACK DURA, LINDA NORLAND, JAIME JARMIN

For the past 11 weeks, we, as a trio, have profiled and presented the stories of over 20 student workers here at North Dakota State University. Between the three of us working for the Center for Writers, the Memorial Union Service Center and The Spectrum, we were intrigued to learn just how many other places there are on campus for a student to find work. Hence, our student worker series “Faces of Student Employees” began on Feb. 20 with profiles of student workers at the Wellness Center and Memorial Union Service Center. Over the next two months, we would continue to find, interview and profile nearly two dozen student employees. From Dining Services to the Art Gallery to the Wet Ecosystem Research Group Lab, we covered a lot of ground with our profiles, doing our best to present all that the NDSU has to offer as a student workplace. We found out very quickly that many

of the jobs on campus are not as visible as others, like those in the Memorial Union Service Center or Residence Life. Take Hailey Colbrunn, a secretary who works in Festival Concert Hall. Handling the deskwork duties of the Performing Arts box office, Colbrunn is well out of the way of main-campus traffic, but her duties are still vital. Then you have those student workers seen every day, such as Dining Services and the Library. Tony Trevis at U.S. Bank is a good example here, working in the heart of NDSU’s most visited building, the Memorial Union. There’s also Madelyn May who, as a Resident Assistant, is seen every day by her charges. There are also those jobs that are more obscure and behind-the-scenes like Kelsey Daul in the costume shop of Theatre NDSU. Daul helped prepare a multitude of costumes for February’s production of “Sweeney

Todd,” and we were glad to be able to spread the spotlight on her for her contributions to campus. However, among the 21 student workers profiled, we found their reasons for campus employment to be pretty static across the board — it really only came down to two reasons: a) if they lived on campus and b) if the job gelled with their major. Dining Services student scheduler Carrie Dahlquist exemplifies that first point. “I needed a job on campus, because I live on campus and didn’t have a car,” she said in our interview, “and it was here, it was easy, it was a short walk, and very convenient and very flexible with school, which I appreciated.” Meanwhile, other student employees like sophomore Bridget Eklund have picked up on the vocational experience that an NDSU job can offer. Eklund, a double major in biotechnology and microbiology,

is researching the connection between the bacteria Stenotrophamonas maltophilia and cystic fibrosis by using cockroaches and catheters. Eklund’s remarkable research led the profile we wrote on her to be spread on social media by national research groups and cystic fibrosis advocacy foundations. NDSU can provide an excellent outlet for students in certain vocations, especially scientific research, and we found that many of our interviewees were finding that out for themselves with their campus jobs. Whether it’s simply for locational convenience for vocational experience, NDSU has a lot to offer its students for work and in many areas. We only scratched the surface of student jobs with “Faces of Student Employees,” and there’s so much that lies in store for those who want to work on campus.

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FRESHMAN FIFTEEN FROM P. 1 14.) With that being said, there are practically no negative connotations associated with having a freshman standing in school. In fact, young NDSU’er, you will be the envy of many upperclassmen that have to pay their own bills and make their own food. 13.) Speaking of food — take advantage of the marvelous entity that is known as “dining centers.” If you don’t gain at least fifteen pounds, you didn’t utilize the soft-serve ice cream machine as well as you could have. The way I, an off-campusliving student next year, see it, I will lose quite a bit of fluff next year when I neglect to buy groceries and live off of water and oatmeal. 12.) Another thing: microwavable oatmeal and mac and cheese packs are in. Ramen is so cliché. 11.) On the subject of clichés, let’s talk about your living situation for this upcoming school year. Odds are you will be living in a residence hall, and if you are, congratulations. It really builds character, living inside a shoebox. Perhaps these living conditions will sway you from living a life of crime and ending up in a jail cell. 10.) Of course, I jest about that comparison. In no way does a 7’ by 7’ room you share with strangers resemble a prison cell. 9.) Because you are a freshman, you undeniably smell of body odor and disappointment. Do not be troubled! Community showers are a great place to clean yourself up. Just make sure you avoid the clogged toilets, hair-filled sinks and under no circumstance, touch the shower floor. I saw multiple freshmen brethren get trench foot because they didn’t protect their soles. 8.) I’m joking — sort of. The janitors of residence halls are the unsung heroes

of the university. Treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve. And learn how to clean up after yourself. 7.) This includes properly flushing the toilet after having a movement and learning where to properly relieve yourself. I’ve heard Burgum women struggle with these skills. 6.) Getting our minds out of the bathroom gutters now, let us chat about why you decided to spend a few bucks on NDSU in the first place: an education. 5.) If that last answer was not what you had in mind, this might be an interesting year or so. Remember to tell your parents that lots of freshmen change their major and lack guidance in life. They’ll understand and give you as much emotional and financial support you need. 4.) A good tidbit of advice: If you can one-strap your backpack around campus, you do not have a heavy enough class-load. Two-strap until you can’t, it’ll save your spine and dignity. 3.) Dignity is a funny thing. If you wish to maintain your family’s honor, you shall never, under any circumstance, wear a lanyard around your neck. The possibility of losing your Bison card and keys is a chance you must be willing to take. 2.) Read The Spectrum as much as physically possible. I did not just spend the last 20 minutes writing an opinion piece for nobody to read. All the cool kids read it. 1.) Lastly, if I’ve learned anything as an NDSU freshman, it’s this: have fun, stop complaining about the weather and never take anything in the Opinions section too seriously. Benjamin is the Co-News Editor. When you indubitably succeed this first year because of this opinion and have extra guest passes at the dining center, remember who helped you out.

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Timeflies performed at the Fargodome on May 8 for NDSU’s Spring Blast.

Timeflies Brings New Flavor to Fargodome Hip-hop group gives crowd variety for NDSU’s Spring Blast Colton Pool

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North Dakota State University Campus Attractions and Student Government worked to bring in Timeflies for the feature band of NDSU’s Spring Blast Week. But it wasn’t the best spring conditions Thursday, as rain poured throughout the day and into the night of the concert. However, even a rainy day couldn’t keep thousands of Bison and community members away. The electro-hip hop formed by Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro brought their wide variety of original and cover music to the Fargodome for a concert that wouldn’t disappoint. Well known for their covers and mash-ups, Timeflies didn’t go out of their comfort zone.

Around half of their songs were some sort of altered work, and those songs were far from redundant. Their mash-ups included “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid,” the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” and “What’s Your Fantasy” by Ludacris. The group even fused “Final Countdown” by Europe, “ABC” by the Jackson 5 and “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors into their opening song to start things off. The duo kept the crowd heavily involved throughout the night. Shapiro continuously looked to the NDSU student-heavy crowd for feedback throughout the night, which was positive throughout. Their unique choice of music and great execution of those songs didn’t hurt either. “NDSU, how are you feeling?” Shapiro asked during the concert. “I’m not going to lie, I think tonight is the best crowd I’ve ever seen.” Also known for their freestyling, Shapiro rapped about some of NDSU

students’ favorite topics like Bison football and his opinion of how much better they are than the University of North Dakota. Of course, the crowd responded with deafening cheers. The freestyling was the most outstanding aspect of the entire concert. Shapiro was able to show off his versatility, as he rapped to two completely different genres of songs. He also got the crowd going with several references to Fargo locations and activities. Being able to relate and respond with the crowd was what brought the performance and experience special. “This is probably the greatest show we’ve ever done,” Resnick said. This wasn’t the first time the crowd was in North Dakota. Shapiro told a story of how their car broke down in the North Dakota cold, but how a North Dakotan showed hospitality to the duo. Shapiro told the crowd he wanted to return the favor. “You guys showed us so much love,”

Shapiro said to the crowd. “You brought us in.” The concert seemed to end when Shapiro and Resnick left the stage after what they said would be their last song. But the crowd cheered “one more song” loud enough, and the two came back on stage for three more full songs which included their song “I Choose U.” During Shapiro’s last song, he recorded himself and the Fargodome crowd with a handheld device to perhaps be part of their Timeflies Tuesday, which is the group’s video they post every Tuesday featuring a variety of different songs and locations. This capped off the fan experience for the concert. The music was as good as it could be for a group that focuses on rap, but the fan experience and atmosphere is what gave the concert an edge. “I have too much fun with you,” Shapiro said, “but I’ve got to tell you Bison, I choose you.”



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A Look Back at NDSU’s Top 10 Moments of the 2013-2014 Year WRITTEN BY JOE KERLIN



Taylor Braun Draws Foul and Makes Layup to Seal Summit League Championship


Colten Heagle Blocks Field Goal in FCS Championship Game

I would categorize this as one of those “You Had To Be The Bison were heavy favorites going into Frisco this year, There Moments” because of how the student section of and there was no one among us who thought the Bison would about 50 went absolute bonkers after Braun made his circus leave empty handed. But it wasn’t until Heagle came streaking layup against Fort Wayne. Never before have I had so through the line to block a Towson field goal that the Bison had much fun at a basketball game. Storming the court ranks any kind of momentum. Pandemonium ensued, and the Bison as “6A”, but I will never forget the moment Braun finally rolled to another blowout victory. showed up to make the biggest bucket of his career.


Brock Jensen’s GoAhead Touchdown against Kansas State


Grant Olson’s Interception Clinches Victory against KSU


The Scene Downtown During ESPN’s College GameDay

The Bison were heavy favorites going into Frisco this year, and there was no one among us who thought the Bison would leave empty handed. But it wasn’t until Heagle came streaking through the line to block a Towson field goal that the Bison had any kind of momentum. Pandemonium ensued, and the Bison rolled to another blowout victory.


Lawrence Alexander Ties Second Round Game of NCAA Tournament

The play call shocked no one as NDSU’s leader again The returning Big 12 defending champion Wildcats had to Alexander seemed like the unlikeliest of heroes coming plunged into the end zone, capping the Bison comeback. drive the length of the field after a booming touchback by into the Bison’s first NCAA tournament game since 2009. The celebration in the end zone became the symbol of kicker Ben LeCompte as time dwindled down in the Bison Tournament pundits and Bison fans alike were giving NDSU success during a remarkable three-year run for the football football season opener. Wildcat quarterback Jake Waters a chance over No. 5-seeded Oklahoma, but victory was still team. chucked a prayer, and the NDSU gods answered as linebacker unimaginable until L.A. hit a game-tying three while calling Grant Olson, the heart and soul of the defense, sealed the upset. out “Buckets!” at the end of regulation. You know the rest as Madness in Manhattan ensued and the perfect season was off to the slipper fit, and NDSU became the darling of the biggest a nationally recognized start. tournament in college sports.

That’ll do it for this year’s power rankings. Enjoy your summer, and I’ll see you this fall.

Student Life contributes to student learning by providing services, facilities and programs to support an engaged university. In Student Life we strive to teach students important "out of the classroom" principles in order to encourage student involvement and make clear and strong connections between their academic work and out-of-class experience. We work to teach students to; lead, serve, negotiate, participate and execute tasks to completion.

We hope that you will find the resources provided useful and also discover new ways to connect with your peers and actively prevent sexual assault within the NDSU community. We welcome feedback and conversation with students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends – the entire NDSU community. You are encouraged to contact Sarah Dodd, the Assistant Director of Sexual Assault Prevention Programs directly with questions, ideas, to get more involved, or simply to further discuss this issue.

Welcome to your Memorial Union, where our mission is to advance student success. Our focus is to provide you with a student-centered "plus" experience, meaning the MU strives to compliment your educational experience here at NDSU. With your time here on campus, make sure you get involved with our programs, services and leisure activities that will compliment and add value to your life as a student. We want to provide you with the personal connections and skill development that will partner with your academic learning. See you in the MU!

Wendy Clarin oversees the Bison Card Center and works behind the scenes around campus to promote and facilitate the use of the Bison Card. Currently the Bison Card can be used for purchases at a variety of locations around campus, to gain access to the Wellness Center, to check books out of the library, and to enter athletic events. On campus students use the Bison Card for meals and residence hall outside door entry. The Bison Card is intended to simplify the lives of students through the use of one card for a variety of purposes. In addition to current uses of the card, additional options are being researched for implementation as funds become available.

Dining Services mission is to create the highest quality of dining and food related experiences, which will enhance the educational and social environment for our students, the University and the community.

The Department of Residence Life supports students by providing a vibrant, healthy place to live and learn. Residence Life is an Auxiliary Service at North Dakota State University. As such, no state appropriated money is received. Revenue received from room rental and apartment rent provides funding for current operations including but not limited to salaries & benefits, facility improvements & utilities, IT Communications, staff training, debt retirement and marketing. The Office of University Conference Programs assists with the coordination of camps and conference events on the campus of North Dakota State University. We have hosted international, national, and statewide organizations, athletic camps, student councils, church, civic, and cultural groups in addition to educational organizations. We look forward to hosting you!

The mission of the NDSU Bookstore is to support the academic goals of the University. To make available all required course material in a timely, courteous, and inventive manner, providing knowledge and initiative to faculty and students alike in the matter of selecting material for teaching.

The National Student Exchange is a program that allows students to study at any participating institution in the nation, while earning reciprocity or paying home tuition. It is an opportunity for NDSU students to engage in a more diverse academic experience, while opening our doors for students from across the nation to see what North Dakota has to offer. The benefits to our students and our University are direct. Students will diversify their education and cultural experiences in a manner that is less expensive than international options.



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