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Samsung plans to delay Galaxy Fold’s release

Samsung plans to delay Galaxy Fold’s release

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...

SpaceX continues to founder

SpaceX continues to founder

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,...

Barr Stands Ground During Congressional Hearing (News)

Barr Stands Ground During Congressional Hearing (News)

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...

Campus Dining Town Hall brings Discussion, Change

Campus Dining Town Hall brings Discussion, Change

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...

Pot Stock: High Risk, Higher Reward

Pot Stock: High Risk, Higher Reward

Will Engstrom

April 26, 2019

As of recent years, the tables have begun to shift about the topic of marijuana. What was once seen as an illegal narcotic, is now turning in to potentially one of the largest money-makers for the United States. Everyone has heard the facts (whether you agree with them or not) about the benefits and...

U rankings plummet to a record low

Aditya Saxena

April 18, 2019

In the flurry of university rankings released in 2019, one thing was unequivocally certain: University of Minnesota took a nosedive in nearly all leading publications. For example, the Times Higher Education world university rankings, pegged the U of M at 71 ­ an egregious 27% plummet from 56 in 20...

Wikileaks founder faces extradition

Aditya Saxena

April 18, 2019

Julian Assange, the founder of the infamous Wikileaks website, failed to escape the clutches of the British police who last week handed him over to the Ecuadorian authorities. The police dragged a resistant and sequestered 47-year old Assange, who was holed up in the embassy for the last seven years on...

Entrepreneurial Spirit Allows Students to Capitalize on Rising Temperatures

April 18, 2019

As days get longer and temperatures rise, students ditch jeans for shorts, coats for cutoffs, and soap for sweat. Strolling around campus, one can experience a myriad of aromas ranging from pleasant to putrid. However, the rising temperatures seem to have sparked a new fad of staying soap-free and al...

The IPO Market is Hot. Get in While You Can and Torch Your Money Away.

Christian Fiksdal

April 18, 2019

Ever since the Great Recession knocked out the stock market in the late 2000's, it has been difficult for companies to raise money and go public. But times are changing, and with the help of our good pals on Wall Street, 2019’s Initial Public Offering market is poised to be the perfect get rich qu...

Peak Economy Looms Darkness

Will Engstrom

April 18, 2019

Since the financial crisis of 2008, the United States has seen a slow and steady increase in its overall economy. Low unemployment rates, steady increases in gross domestic product (GDP) and steady inflation have all amounted to a good couple years for the United States financially. Recently, news ha...

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...

Trumps Fed Picks Are All Wrong, But His Reasoning Behind Them Isn’t

Nathan Harman

April 18, 2019

   President Trump has nominated two very controversial people to the Fed in the past month: former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain and former campaign advisor Stephen Moore. Both men have been highly critical of the Fed’s recent policy of raising rates since December 2015 and both ...

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