Culture

Two changes to Windows

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 3rd, 2018

Most of the time old folks like me need changes to keep us on our toes. I just wish they weren’t so severe that I get cramps in my legs and my vision gets all blurry.

Forbes reports that Microsoft will start charging for Windows 7! A monthly charge is planned for the operating system that will INCREASE each year! The reason for this is because Windows 7 is considered software by Microsoft and Windows 10 is considered a service. It is much easier and cheaper for Microsoft to download…

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Fargo anime convention unites artists and fans

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 26th, 2018

photograph provided by Melissa Gonzalez

by Melissa Gonzalez
gonzalezme@mnstate.edu

Anime fans from near and far came to Fargo to enjoy animation, community and to have fun.

Anime Fargo rang in its fourth year in 2018, with its theme this year being “Galactic Adventures.” This year the convention was held from September 21 until September 23.

Chris Roezler, the Programs Chair for the convention, was most excited about the guests for this years line up. Among his favorites was Tiffany Grant, a voice actress who voiced the…

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NDSU Sorority Holding Event to Honor Sister

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 26th, 2018

Ellie Helm - photograph provided by Ellie Helm Memorial Flag Football Tournament Facebook page

by Ryan Janke
ryan.janke@hpr1.com

North Dakota State University’s Kappa Delta sorority is holding a flag football tournament in north Fargo this Sunday to honor a sorority sister and raise money for a charity set up in her memory.

Sydney Yingling and Julia Duncan describe Ellie Helm as a confident, outgoing young person who embodied what the Sigma Psi chapter of Kappa Delta at North Dakota State University is all about. Ellie, a former cheerleader, loved NDSU and seemed to know everyone,…

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Read the Book First

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 26th, 2018


by Nathan Arel
arel.nathan@hotmail.com

“You have to read the book first.” This phrase is a piece of folk wisdom everyone is familiar with. It’s generally accepted as true and I believe its origin is inherently logical. Many films are based on literature for the simple reason that literature is an older medium. From there, it makes sense that you cannot truly appreciate a retelling of a piece if you haven’t experienced that piece in its original form. Therefore, “You have to read…

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Valkyries of the Valley to headline wrestling supershow

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 19th, 2018

Valkyries of the Valley - photograph by Anne Bradley

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

Photo by Anne Bradley

Valkyries of the Valley will invade the North Dakota Apartment Wrestling Federation (NDAWF) for Brawl-esque, a variety show that will be held at Prairie Brothers Brewing Company in south Fargo this Saturday. Fargo-Moorhead favorites, Ketel Wonder (who will be joined by her fuzzy partner in crime, Furious George), Frisk E. Business, Holly Handful, and Sasha Savage will bring their burlesque performing style to the squared circle for…

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After laughter

by Morplay Katana | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 13th, 2018

I know that sexism exists, but I didn’t know it existed in comedy, and it’s not because I haven’t been paying attention. The idea that women are not funny never entered my mind. I’ve been a consumer of comedy my whole life. I saw George Carlin live on stage for my 14th birthday, my first celebrity crush was Victoria Jackson from SNL. Cathy Ladman, Judy Tenuta, Carol Leifer, and Whoopi Goldberg was a fav because she did a character on stage named “Fontaine” which I was too…

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After 10 Years FM Derby Girls Still Believe

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 13th, 2018

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

Ten years ago a group of individuals came together in pursuit of a common goal-to create a roller derby team in the Fargo-Moorhead area. That goal became a reality and now, nine seasons later, they are still skating and working to be a positive force in the community. They were guided by this common goal and borrowed a theme from the band Journey. It was, “don’t stop believing.”

FM Derby Girls has seen several changes and reinventions since forming a…

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​Paranoia and USB Charging Ports

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 5th, 2018

USB charging ports in public places are convenient but possibly risky. Data is transferable over a USB connection, so plugging your phone into an unknown charging port puts it at risk.

Let’s be realistic: You probably shouldn’t be too paranoid about these attacks. I haven’t seen widespread reports of charging ports causing problems. However, many POSSIBLE attacks could happen over a USB port, and avoiding the risk is easy enough that it won’t inconvenience you. Notice that I said…

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​Plan a legendary long weekend in North Dakota

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 29th, 2018

Enchanted Highway birds - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

With summer winding down, there’s still time to pencil in a weekend trip. Instead of heading east to lakes country we suggest exploring a few of North Dakota’s hot spots. There’s something for everyone here in the Flickertail state, whether you choose an outdoor adventure, scout out museums or historic sights or opt for a night on the town. If you think our state’s boring--you’re doing something wrong.

Medora - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

Medora and Theodore Roosevelt North and South units
Check out the best of the…

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​Video Games as Art

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 29th, 2018

by Nathan Arel
arel.nathan@hotmail.com

At first this was going to be an article arguing that video games are art. This is an issue that I find very important and feel many people are unaware of. Video games are a relatively new medium changing the culture as we know it and yet are often seen as mindless entertainment. But upon further research I found that, while not done to death, this subject has been thoroughly covered by sources who made most of the same arguments that I would.

After…

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