Dawn Gunderson, left, adviser to the group, along with Olivia Bergh, Ama Frederickson and Annise Montplaisir created the first "Beautiful to the Core" in 2013. Dave Wallis/The Forum

“Beautiful To The Core” – A Fabulous Event For Area Students

The Moorhead High School student council is once again hosting it’s “Beautiful to the Core” event hoping to empower young people throughout Fargo-Moorhead. The free event is open to area students in 6th through 12th grade and is scheduled at the high school from 6 – 9PM Monday, September 12th. Four speakers, including Jacky Arness,…
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A Phone Call From This Woman Helped Me Deal With A Long-Held Regret

What do you regret?  A simple question that a few friends and I were asking ourselves at a particularly-reflective dinner outing. We, of course, thought about college. Not the entire four years (wouldn’t that be exciting?). More like those occasional moments when we drank too much, talked too much or just acted stupid. But thinking…
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When Moms Try Bitmoji

It’s a weird dynamic we moms have with our children over technology. While they act slightly annoyed trying to teach us how to use apps like Snapchat or Instagram, I think—deep down—they enjoy it. It’s a chance to reaffirm their long-suspected belief that anyone born prior to 1985 is clueless. But when we oldsters actually…
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How My Spice Girl Friend Turned Into A Blogging Superstar

It’s pretty cool when you watch someone you first met as a 22-year-old college communications student change the hearts and minds of the world through her writing years later. That’s what I’ve witnessed with Jennifer Hines. I first met Jennifer Hines (then) Jennifer Mitsch around 1996 when she worked as a production assistant at WDAY-TV,…
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Michael Phelps of the US is seen with a red cupping mark on his shoulder as he competes in the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 7, 2016. .  REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler/File Photo   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

What It’s Really Like To Be Cupped

If I ever had any doubt, this last week has erased it – we live in a very empathetic community. Over the past few days, I have been asked repeatedly: How is your back? Didn’t that hurt? That looks so painful! The concerned citizens were reacting to a story I wrote for The Forum last…
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