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Amy Klobuchar: Minnesota nice or Minnesota ice?

Amy Klobuchar: Minnesota nice or Minnesota ice?

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

February 20, 2020

Amy Klobuchar, former Hennepin County attorney and current United States Senator from Minnesota, made the announcement of her run for presidency a little over a year ago on a freezing February day. But the Senator is not focused on being Minnesota nice in this presidential election. Scandals, rivalries with other can...

An update on the coronavirus

An update on the coronavirus

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

February 8, 2020

As hysteria spreads about the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, questions arise about how to keep ourselves safe. But, what is this new coronavirus, and how concerned should we really be? Truth be told, scientists don't really know much about the new strain yet, but it's a constantly evolving...

Ideology face-off: a campus debate

Ideology face-off: a campus debate

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

November 21, 2019

On Tuesday, November 19th, 3 distinct politically-minded clubs on the University of Minnesota campus faced off in a debate of ideologies. The College Republicans, College Democrats, and Minnesota Students for Liberty (a libertarian-minded club) all chose representatives to argue a variety of topics,...

‘Jesus Is King’, but the album lacks distinction

Group Of Seniors Singing In Choir Together

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

November 7, 2019

Kanye West, one of the most well-known rappers of the 21st century, is typically known for his iconic lyrics and production. These iconic lyrics usually include a sense of audacity and vulgarity, which happens to be the opposite of his newest album, Jesus Is King. Deciding to make an album reflecti...

Weed, and why it needs to be legal

Weed, and why it needs to be legal

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

October 10, 2019

Approval for marijuana legalization is extremely high in the United States (63% think it should be legal, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center poll). Among those polled, Millennials showed the highest percentage of approval (73%) compared to Gen X (63%), Boomer (54%), and Silent (39%) generations....

Trudeau brownface incident swept under the rug

Trudeau posing in brownface back in 2001. Image courtesy of iStock.

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

September 26, 2019

As the upcoming Canadian federal election quickly approaches, the Conservative and New Democratic parties are hoping to take over the majority currently maintained by the incumbent Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Liberal Party aligns their platform on the ideals of reducing climate...

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