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Minnesota Entrepreneur Prepares for Launch of Rugby League

John Quinlan, Contributor

May 7, 2020

With the sports world quiet due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a Minneaoplis entrepreneur has taken this opportunity to launch his new rugby league. League Commissioner, Michael Clements, has announced the re-launch of the National Rugby Football League (NRFL).  Clements is confident in the timing of start...

How quarantine will change higher education

How quarantine will change higher education

John Quinlan

April 6, 2020

With many states extending stay-at-home orders until June to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country have switched to alternative online learning for the rest of the semester.  Like many universities across the nation, the University of Minnesota has transitioned to online learnin...

MNR COVID-19 staff announcement

Staff

March 13, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes more prevalent, The Minnesota Republic is suspending its publishing until Apr. 9th. Being a student-led newspaper at the University of Minnesota, I firmly believe its most responsible to suspend our meetings until Apr. 2, the day after the university will be evaluating...

University of Minnesota suspends classes, WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

University of Minnesota suspends classes, WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

On Wed. Mar. 11 President Joan Gabel notified students that the university has made its final move in keeping its students safe amid the COVID-19 crisis. As the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed the virus a pandemic early Wednesday, the university has officially decided to close its doors for all...

Breaking: UMN prepares online courses, cancels university travel amid spring break COVID-19 threat

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Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

In an email Tuesday at 4:33 p.m. President Joan Gabel addressed the student body with an advisory that all non-essential university travel has been halted and instructors are being encouraged to prepare online material for students as the university closely monitors the current COVID-19 situation. Currently,...

The rise and fall of Michael Bloomberg

The rise and fall of Michael Bloomberg

Nakul Suresh, Contributor

March 9, 2020

  Imagine a New York billionaire financing his own presidential run and dominating airtime with advertisements. Sound like Donald Trump? Well, it was actually one of the former contenders for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination: Michael Bloomberg. The same party that criticizes Donald...

Coronavirus and the stock market

Coronavirus and the stock market

Johnny Bailey, Contributor

March 8, 2020

  When the coronavirus first made noise across the globe in Wuhan, China, the United States experienced very little economic impact. While factories and businesses began to close across China, the longest bull market stretch in U.S. history showed little signs of reversing course. As weeks...

A way too early list of potential 2024 GOP presidential candidates

A way too early list of potential 2024 GOP presidential candidates

Nathan Harman, Contributor

March 6, 2020

It’s always exhilarating (and slightly terrifying) every four years when America finds itself in the throes of another presidential election. 2020 is shaping up to be one of the most heated and hard-fought presidential battles in recent memory. So, let’s talk about the 2024 presidential election,...

CPAC 2020: Donald Trump’s propaganda meets conservative extremists

President Donald Trump delivering remarks on 2020 campaign competitors. Photo by Tiana Meador

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2020

On Saturday Feb. 29 President Donald Trump gave his annual CPAC speech, which spanned about two hours and took full advantage of roasting the press box. The box, which welcomed writers from The New Republic, Business Insider, New York Post, and many other publications, was repeatedly ridiculed throughout the spee...

More than an athlete

John Quinlan

February 23, 2020

Aside from leading his Los Angeles Lakers basketball team to an NBA second best 41-12 record, Lebron James has been praised for his off-court endeavors. 11th graders from the inaugural class of Lebron James’ I Promise School were invited to spend the day at Kent State University. When they arrived...

Amy Klobuchar: Minnesota nice or Minnesota ice?

Amy Klobuchar: Minnesota nice or Minnesota ice?

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

February 20, 2020

Amy Klobuchar, former Hennepin County attorney and current United States Senator from Minnesota, made the announcement of her run for presidency a little over a year ago on a freezing February day. But the Senator is not focused on being Minnesota nice in this presidential election. Scandals, rivalries with other can...

The recent Tesla stock price surge

The recent Tesla stock price surge

Johnny Bailey, Contributor

February 20, 2020

Most people know Elon Musk as an eccentric business owner of Tesla, the American electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Palo Alto, California. Musk has developed an extremely successful and promising enterprise since the company was founded in 2003. In 2008, Tesla unveiled its firs...

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