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A Senior’s Rating of Every UMN Campus Bar

John Quinlan, Contributor May 7, 2022

After four years at the University of Minnesota, my undergraduate journey is coming to an end. It is only right I review all the campus watering holes for future generations of Gophers to see. The average...

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Trade Policy Hurting American Farmers

John Quinlan, Contributor April 20, 2022

Seldom do you go to the grocery store these days and not hear complaints about rising food prices. It may be surprising to hear that one of the main causes for high priced food is the scarcity and increasing...

Conflict of Interest in Nations Largest Special Interest Group: AARP

Conflict of Interest in Nation’s Largest Special Interest Group: AARP

John Quinlan, Contributor March 23, 2022

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is the largest special interest group in the United States, boasting a membership of 38 million. AARP claims to be a champion of causes for seniors such...

Renowned Economist and Professor Glenn Loury Speaks at UMN Webinar

Renowned Economist and Professor Glenn Loury Speaks at UMN Webinar

John Quinlan, Contributor February 17, 2022

As a part of the Public Life Project initiative, the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota hosted Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics at Brown University. He holds a PhD in Economics from...

Truth Comes Out in Investigation of Jussie Smollett

Truth Comes Out in Investigation of Jussie Smollett

John Quinlan, Editor December 17, 2021

An almost three year long trial ended earlier December when Jussie Smollett was convicted on five counts of disorderly conduct, a felony charge in Illinois, for his role in falsely reporting a crime to...

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Growing Concern of Persistent Inflation

John Quinlan, Contributor October 29, 2021

The onset of the Coronavirus pandemic has accelerated many changes in the US economy. Many have fallen upon financial hardship, and there is a large concern for growing inflation and the weakening purchasing...

Fan Van Theft Reflects Need for Change in Community

Fan Van Theft Reflects Need for Change in Community

John Quinlan, Contributor October 1, 2021

Following the Gopher football away win on Saturday, September 18, a University of Minnesota tailgate staple, the Golden Gopher “Fan Van,” was stolen from the parking lot of the True North Building...

Big Tech in Hot Water

Big Tech in Hot Water

John Quinlan, Contributor September 15, 2021

There is a growing consensus of support for reigning in the power of Big Tech companies. Members of congress, agencies like the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and private companies have all tried targeting...

Crypto in Crisis, El Salvador

John Quinlan, Writer September 15, 2021

Cryptocurrency has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years, and it has gained more formality as large institutions begin to use it. Advocates for the use of crypto reached a major milestone on...

Georgia Voting Law Explained

Georgia Voting Law Explained

John Quinlan, Contributor April 21, 2021

Georgia’s new voting reform law, SB 202, has sparked major controversy over the past few weeks. The left criticizes it as a new form of voter suppression that targets minority voters, while the right...

White Hot Housing Market

White Hot Housing Market

John Quinlan, Contributor April 21, 2021

Looking to buy a home? It might be much harder than you think. Record low interest rates from the Coronavirus pandemic has sent the nation’s real estate market into a frenzy. With low levels of homebuilding...

Khabib Nurmagomedovs Official Retirement, Bigger Plans Ahead

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Official Retirement, Bigger Plans Ahead

John Quinlan, Contributor March 24, 2021

After months of hopeful speculation and negotiation, UFC president Dana White has confirmed lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has officially retired. White took to twitter to commend the Dagestani...

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