With a dissatisfied party base and plenty of fired-up Republican opposition, a few months ago, it looked as if anyone could beat President Barack Obama. Democrats lamented repeated concessions that contradicted core campaign promises, like the failure of the public option and the continuation of Bush’s tax rates on theContinue Reading

When I initially heard that political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin were coming to campus, I was pretty excited. How often does Concordia attract two presidential advisers to come and talk? It was a big deal. But after attending the event, I must say that I was extremely dissatisfied.Continue Reading

You’ve seen them on the news: thousands of fed-up Americans gathering, first at Wall Street, and now all across the nation, united against corporate greed and corruption. A few weeks ago it was a mere hundred or so people, barely being covered in the news. Now the protests have takenContinue Reading

There are some people who believe Minnesota has only two—albeit unequally distributed—seasons: hot and humid summer and nostril-freezing winter. But here in the Red River Valley, we acknowledge two short-lived bridges to those unpleasant times: flood season and the wonderful, picturesque autumn. As we transition from the dog-days to theContinue Reading

Rhombus Guys, the popular Grand Forks pizzeria, has opened a new location in Downtown Fargo, offering one-of-a-kind pizzas and an excellent dining atmosphere. It all started in 2000 when two guys just out of high school built a smoothie stand. But one day, co-owner Aaron Hendricks stood back and lookedContinue Reading

With many textbook and Moodle assignments throughout the week, Concordia students often complain about not having ample time for leisure reading. During the semester it is nearly impossible to read something non-class related. Over the weekend some are able to start reading a novel, but it’s hard to complete by SundayContinue Reading

For students that do not have a car on campus, finding transportation is often a difficult task, filled with uncomfortable moments asking a close friend for a ride to Hornbacher’s to pick up some cereal, or to venture out to West Acres so you can exchange those ill-fitting new pairContinue Reading