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An update on the coronavirus

An update on the coronavirus

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

February 8, 2020

As hysteria spreads about the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, questions arise about how to keep ourselves safe. But, what is this new coronavirus, and how concerned should we really be? Truth be told, scientists don't really know much about the new strain yet, but it's a constantly evolving...

News brief: American Conservative Union’s CPAC update

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief

February 8, 2020

From Feb. 28th to Feb 29th., our officer board and senior editors will be attending the 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, MD. If you are unfamiliar with CPAC, it launched in 1974 and is the largest conservative conference hosted by the American Conservative Union....

Catching Up on World News

Catching Up on World News

Nakul Suresh, Contributor

February 7, 2020

Rife with chaos, the dawn of the new decade brought significant change with it. From the impeachment of our president, to a variety of protests, to diplomatic tensions, people around the world were exerting their voices. Starting from home, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump...

The Venezuelan Problem: Socialism

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

February 7, 2020

For the first time in U.S. history, the President of the United States invited a serving, democratically elected, foreign president to attend the annual State of the Union Address. Juan Guaidó, the acting president of Venezuela, accepted the offer from the White House to make his presence known at President...

It’s a Baby Yoda takeover

It’s a Baby Yoda takeover

Will Engstrom, Digital Media Manager

December 25, 2019

Who would’ve thought a 50-year-old toddler could take over social media? Certainly not me. The diminutive, doe-eyed, big-eared creature with an uncanny resemblance to the Jedi Master has taken the internet by storm since being introduced Nov. 12 in the Star Wars spin-off series on Disney+. Afte...

“Rowing the boat” figuratively and literally

“Rowing the boat” figuratively and literally

Maxwel Fagan, Contributor

December 12, 2019

On November 24, 2019, Brian and Megan Slipka, co-founders of the Slipka Foundation,  presented a check for $3,500 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities as part of a “Row the Boat” rally held at RidgePointe Senior Living in Minnetonka. RidgePointe resident Don Eckenrode remodeled a small boat ...

Chinese Muslim internment camps

Chinese Muslim internment camps

Trey Burmeister, Contributor

December 12, 2019

China has been a frequent topic in American news outlets recently, primarily due to the current trade war with President Trump. Recently though, another topic has found its way into the mainstream thanks to a viral social media post from a U.S. teen. This Tik Tok post from Feroza Azizir posed as a be...

Georgetown professor’s “Creator Institute” will help you get right by taking time to write

Georgetown professor’s “Creator Institute” will help you get right by taking time to write

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

December 1, 2019

Professor Eric Koester of Georgetown has been making a splash with his most recent venture, “The Creator Institute.” The idea is based on a course he taught at Georgetown on entrepreneurial studies but, more importantly, on writing your own book. Koester created this project because he noticed one...

Black Friday trends

Black Friday trends

Will Engstrom, Contributor

November 21, 2019

As time ticks down to the busiest shopping day of the year, it’s always important to take a step back and realize the true magnitude of all that Black Friday brings upon us. With 86 percent of the U.S. population spending hard-earned cash on deals, Black Friday is a day that reveals millions of ...

Venmo, the virtual wallet

Venmo, the virtual wallet

Will Engstrom, Contributor

November 21, 2019

Over the last four years, the college generation has been able to watch a revolutionary new idea boom with success. Never again do we need to carry cash around or worry about missing that $10 our friend owes us. We’ve all known that our phones will continue to improve and become more and more of a part of ...

Brandon Straka attracts diverse crowd, allows for open conversation

Brandon Straka attracts diverse crowd, allows for open conversation

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2019

On Nov. 7th The Minnesota Republic was excited to welcome Brandon Straka to The University of Minnesota, as a part of his #WalkAway Thought Revolution College Campus Tour. Straka, a self-proclaimed former liberal and founder of The #WalkAway Campaign, grew up in a small town of Nebraska, that was not so accepting of his LGBTQ+ identity. Growing up, he thought his duty as a gay man was to vote blue – but in the wake of Donald Trump's campaign, he had a serious mindshift that he felt needed to be heard. In years past, many of the events hosted by The Minnesota Republic and its affiliated grou...

US Military kills ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

US Military kills ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

November 9, 2019

On October 26, 2019, the United States military conducted a raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS. The attack was conducted at a compound that housed al-Baghdadi and his family in Idlib Governorate, Syria. The attack is being deemed as one of the biggest achievements of Donald Trump’s...

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