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What led to the coup in Myanmar?

What led to the coup in Myanmar?

Nakul Suresh, Contributor February 27, 2021

A continued fight for democracy. A strong military presence. Ethnic cleansing of minority groups. A country rife with corruption. These are the harsh realities the people of Myanmar face. This Southeast...

Mercury wooden thermometer stuck on snow shows very low temperatures. Temperatures in Celsius and Fahrenheit degrees. Cold winter weather. Twenty degrees under zero during the day.

Wind Turbines Work Well, Until They Freeze

Max Fagan, Contributor February 25, 2021

As 2021 is off to somewhat of a better start than 2020, the one thing that has been anything but normal has been the weather. The enormous mass of a cold front that originated in Siberia blew through the...

University of Minnesota approves new free tuition program for all campuses

University of Minnesota approves new free tuition program for all campuses

Kevin Dreyer, Contributor February 24, 2021

On Feb. 12, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve a free tuition program for students whose families earn $50,000 per year or less. The program is planned to be in...

Biden Signs Order to Prioritize American Business, Change Contract Law

Biden Signs Order to Prioritize American Business, Change Contract Law

Brandon Prichard, Contributor February 24, 2021

On Monday January 25, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order giving preference to American businesses and supply chain operations in federal agency contracts. While signed at the end of January,...

Rush Limbaugh: Conservative Icon and Talk-Radio Pioneer

Rush Limbaugh: Conservative Icon and Talk-Radio Pioneer

John Quinlan, Contributor February 24, 2021

American talk radio pioneer and conservative icon, Rush Limbaugh, has recently lost his battle with stage 4 lung cancer. The Republican icon led a prolific career in media, and influenced generations of...

The impact of Coronavirus on Construction Contract Language

The impact of Coronavirus on Construction Contract Language

Hunter Lewis, Contributor February 24, 2021

COVID-19 has been a significant point of contention in construction contract language and its ability to excuse a contractor from liability. When contractors sign off on a promise to perform, they enter...

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EA Sports Announces Return of NCAA Football

Jack Radomski, Editor February 11, 2021

EA Sports recently announced that it will be releasing the game NCAA Football again, something that has not happened since 2014. Fans of the popular college football game have pleaded with EA to rejuvenate...

The Number of President Biden's Executive Orders Breaks Records

The Number of President Biden’s Executive Orders Breaks Records

With 28 executive orders signed in his first two weeks, Biden more than doubles the long standing record.
Avery Heinen, Contributor February 10, 2021

The executive order is one of the more interesting powers given to the President of the United States. It can give direction to any agency or body under the control of the executive branch, but requires...

Civilians in Outer Space

Civilians in Outer Space

Drew Pellin February 10, 2021

Less than a year ago, SpaceX tackled its first feat by sending the first people to space for a private company. Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, both NASA astronauts, were the passengers on the first private...

The Great Gamestop Squeeze

The Great Gamestop Squeeze

Jace Goudreau, Contributor February 10, 2021

The year 2021 may not live up to the hype that 2020 put on display, but this year has had a few remarkable events occur that will have a lasting impact on world history and our society. Bitcoin has started...

Andy Jassy to take over as CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos steps down.

Andy Jassy to take over as CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos steps down.

Sam Ferreira, Contributor February 10, 2021

In a memo to Amazon employees on February 2nd, Amazon CEO and Founder Jeff Bezos announced that he will be taking on a new role as executive chair, ending his 27-year run. Andy Jassy, chief executive of...

Two FBI Agents Killed in Line of Duty, First Time Since 2008

Two FBI Agents Killed in Line of Duty, First Time Since 2008

Jacob Gregor, Editor February 10, 2021

On Tuesday, February 2nd, two FBI agents were fatally shot, while three more were wounded while serving a warrant in Sunrise, Florida. This is significant because the last time an FBI agent was killed...

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