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Trump comes to town: wake up Minneapolis

Photo courtesy of rally attendee Craig Sanislo.

Nathan Harman, Contributor

October 10, 2019

As part of an early campaigning effort, President Trump visited Minneapolis Thursday at the Target Center. A large attendance was expected, so it was recommended that attendees begin lining up as early as 9 am for the rally. Even before the rally tensions between the Trump campaign and the City of...

The Apple Card, destined for success

The Apple Card, destined for success

Aditya Saxena, Contributor

September 26, 2019

Of the slew of products unveiled by Apple in the past few weeks (including the hushed iPhone 11), the one that intrigued me the most was a credit card. Apple card,  a physical extension of Apple Pay rather than a real credit card, is a white titanium slab consisting of no numbers or expiration date ...

Augsburg’s unstated political views promote exclusivity

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief

September 18, 2019

On September 3rd, 2019 Augburg's A-Mail, a platform for submitted news and announcements had an event posted with the title, "Undoing White Body Supremacy Series" and invitation for,  "Any white faculty or staff, interested in building anti-racist community and building culture among white bodies." The...

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...

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....

Excluding Trans Individuals from Specific Sports: Not as Problematic as it Seems

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Tiana Meador

April 30, 2019

We seem to live in a time so shaped around the idea that we must prevent any form of unnecessary oppression As we are finding, our fight for inclusiveness in sports is actually oppressing the individuals in those sports, especially when it comes to women competing with male-to-female transgender individuals. I...

The Grand Master: Tiger Wins at Augusta and Claims 15th Major

Michael Geiger

April 19, 2019

“It fits.” These were Tiger Woods’ first words after slipping on his fifth green jacket following his Masters victory. This statement was definitive, but it was not as definitive as the statement he made on the golf course over the weekend. From his first tee shot on Thursday to his final tap-in on...

Photographing a Supermassive Blackhole

Danny Panken

April 18, 2019

Since Einstein first hypothesized the existence of black holes in his 1915 Theory of General Relativity, there has been no visual proof of their existence. It is impossible to take a picture of the actual black hole as no light can escape the event horizon, but a picture can be taken of the light th...

Pay student athletes?

April 4, 2019

   There is a growing dispute around the NCAA and its fans about whether collegiate athletes should be paid. This has been a discussion for many years, but in the last few months it has become an extremely hard-pressed topic from journalists, fans and athletes.  The NCAA closed the 2017 ...

The New Frontiers of War

Addison Scufsa

April 3, 2019

  In a historic test last week, the United States Missile Defense Agency successfully destroyed a dummy ICBM launched from the Marshall Islands over the Pacific Ocean. Using two missiles launched from California, the U.S. hit multiple parts of the dummy ICBM, proving that the US is on its way t...

Who is Andrew Yang and Why Are Trump Fans Supporting Him?

Thomas Farrell

March 24, 2019

   We are just over two years into the Trump presidency and a lot has already been accomplished. From new Supreme Court justices to moves toward peace with North Korea, Trump has done more than many people expected. However, for a small, dedicated cabal of Trump’s “core supporters,” it has no...

Let the UMPD Keep Their Guns

March 23, 2019

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) held their annual elections. Voting is done online, and the election allows University of Minnesota students to both vote for MSA representatives and to vote on specific issues that various student organizations have posed. Like the administr...

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