The Oslo Rocks team held three Taste Offs of traditional Norwegian meats, whale versus reindeer, to determine the victorious victual and Rudolph reigns supreme. Our first taste-off was at the fishmarket in Bergen’s famous treehouse district. We tried fresh caught Minke whale steak grilled and served with salad and an A1-type of steak sauce. Nothing … Continue reading NOT WOODSY, NOT SOUR, NOT BITTER, NOT CHEWY. NOT FATTY, NOT BORING, NOT DUSTY, NOT GAMEY.
BY SABRINA HORNUNG - HPR EDITOR IN CHIEF It’s been about a week since we returned from Norway. The experience itself was life changing. While Raul and I were there for ten days, the students had a month to immerse themselves in the culture of Oslo and dig their fingers deep into the underground dirt … Continue reading WE’RE NOT SO DIFFERENT YOU AND I
BY SABRINA HORNUNG - HPR EDITOR IN CHIEF It’s time to let the cat out of the bag. We will be working with ieiMedia, Valley City State University journalism instructor Steve Listopad and eight journalism students from across the nation and Canada. They have been overseas since the end of May. Their intent is to … Continue reading HPR SKIPS ACROSS THE POND FOR OUR FIRST INTERNATIONAL ISSUE
Oslo, Norway and the strangely unfamiliar Since June 22, five student reporters have been publishing from the field on music, entertainment, and culture and all things Norwegian. Last year, HPR, my former collegiate reporting stomping grounds, joined forces with my journalism study abroad program (www.ieiMedia.com/oslo) to offer students a chance to publish and readers a … Continue reading GUEST EDITORIAL: OSLO MUSIC, SQUATTING, STREET ART, CRIME, AND ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES.
BY KAITLYN HUSS Twenty years ago, Fargo and surrounding communities had become one of the Midwest’s most noted rave hotspots. Local artists such as DJ Sol and venues like Johnson’s Barn helped the scene to flourish. Brainerd, Minnesota native Kristina Dunn, a frequent attendee, found freedom in this space. The sounds of international performers like … Continue reading INTERNATIONAL DJ RETURNS TO FARGO
BY NICOLE GARDNER In the years since the end of WWII, little has ever been recognized in history books about one of the most important places in Nazi-occupied Europe: Norway. The Norwegians themselves don’t often acknowledge it, since it is collectively seen as a glaring blemish on Norwegian history, and justifiably so. What is now … Continue reading FORMER NAZI BUNKER NOW SERVES AS LEARNING TOOL
BY ANGIE PEREZ Religious affiliation in Norway has been on a steady decline in recent decades. For the first time ever atheists slightly outnumber believers, demonstrating modern society’s move toward secularization. According to Norway’s Ipsos MMI 2016 social-cultural survey, 39 percent of Norwegians who were asked about their faith considered themselves atheist, 37 percent confirmed … Continue reading CAN JESUS COME BACK TO NORWAY?
BY KAITLYN HUSS Our interview started in front of a mural that filled the entire side of a building. Brilliant with an electric blue background, the piece featured a Somalian man dressed in a spacesuit. Its creator, Cassius Erixon Fadlabi, posed for a photo in front of it with his arms crossed over his chest … Continue reading MURAL ARTIST CASSIUS FADLABI
BY LOGAN HARLE AND ANGIE PEREZ The festival market in Norway has increased tremendously in the past 20 years, so much that 40 percent of the population attended a festival in 2014, according to the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Cultural Industries. One of those festivals is the annual and iconic Norwegian Wood Festival, which is … Continue reading WASN’T IT GOOD, NORWEGIAN WOOD
BY LOGAN HARLE Norway is home to a myriad of music festivals covering all genres, from Norway’s notorious black metal scene, to pop, folk, electronic, jazz, hip hop and many more. Norway has one of the highest amounts of attendance of music festivals in the world, with over 1.8 million people who attended a festival … Continue reading 2016 Festival Overview