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Samsung plans to delay Galaxy Fold’s release

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Aditya Saxena

May 2, 2019

Samsung has announced that it would delay the launch of its much awaited new flagship product, Galaxy Fold, due to reports of defects affecting its ‘foldable’ screen, putting it once again in dire straits after its Note 7 debacle that lead to its ban on all U.S. flights because of its explosive history...

1st Round Recap of the NHL Playoffs

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May 2, 2019

This year the Stanley Cup Playoffs have had plenty of drama, upsets, and surprises to say the least. The first and probably most shocking headline was when the Columbus Blue Jackets upset the number one overall seed, Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning had finished the regular season with 62 wins, tying...

The 2019 NFL Draft: Busts, Beauties and Bosas

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Ryan Calvert

May 2, 2019

  This year’s NFL draft was like no other. There were boos, cheers and celebrity guests in Nashville on the last weekend of April. To no one’s surprise, except maybe Josh Rosen, Kyler Murray was drafted number one overall to the Arizona Cardinals, making him the first player in history to...

Game of Thrones: A Review

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Aditya Saxena

May 2, 2019

This is a review for the GOT episodes for the currently running season that have aired so far. It is intentionally laden with spoilers. I feel it would be an exercise in futility to write a spoiler-free review for this epic adventure. A commingling of an unintelligible, dimly-lit, and a perpetual...

SpaceX continues to founder

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Aditya Saxena

May 2, 2019

  The International Space station was hit with a major power shortage this week, resulting in the delay of the launch of the first cargo ship of SpaceX, a space transportation services company founded by Elon Musk. It will now relaunch this capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than Friday,...

The Case for Renaming Coffman Memorial Union

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May 2, 2019

In a society that is becoming increasingly sensitive to past injustices, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents put to a vote the decision of whether or not to change the name of Coffman Memorial Union. One of the most iconic buildings on campus, Coffman was named after the fifth president...

Barr Stands Ground During Congressional Hearing (News)

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Michael Geiger

May 2, 2019

On Wednesday, May 1st, Attorney General Willliam Barr testified before Congress following the release of a March 27 letter written by Robert Mueller to Barr that raised several concerns about Barr’s four-page summary of the Mueller report. Tensions often ran high during the hearing, and the event’s...

Spoiler-filled Avengers: Endgame Review

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Michael Geiger

May 2, 2019

Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of a story 22 films in the making. For the past 11 years, Marvel has carefully constructed a universe that is shared by every character on their roster, and in Endgame the fans who have invested their time into watching each one of these films received quite the payoff....

The Act is a Gripping Drama You Shouldn’t Miss

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May 1, 2019

The Act, streaming exclusively on Hulu, has received rave reviews for its first season – and for good reason. The new series is a chillingly well-acted depiction of eerie true events. In June 2015, Gypsy Rose Blanchard told her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, to murder her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Public s...

Concussion Testing Changes the Game

Concussion Testing Changes the Game

Will Engstrom

May 1, 2019

Every father wants to see his son grow up to play football. I mean, it is “America’s Game.” We live in a time dominated by sports and athletics. Parents, week in and week out, pushing their kids to the limit from one practice to the next. Competition has become such a large part of adolescence...

Joe Biden’s Announcement Reflects Elitist Sentiments

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Thomas Farrell

April 30, 2019

  Well, it’s official. Joe Biden is running for president, announced in a three-minute video focusing on the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA that took place in 2017. Democrats should be worried about Joe Biden’s prospects if the main message of his campaign is against white...

Campus Dining Town Hall brings Discussion, Change

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Addison Scufsa

April 30, 2019

  The Minnesota Student Association, Friends with Food Restrictions, and the DSCC hosted an open town hall with University administrators on April 29. The goal of the town hall was to start a discussion on the campus dining halls and bring student voices into the upcoming Aramark contract renewal...

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