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UPS cleared for drone use

UPS cleared for drone use

Will Engstrom, Contributor

October 10, 2019

There’s no doubt that the world is getting smarter every day. Continually pushing the boundaries of technological advancements, our once-called dreams are now becoming realities. The United Parcel Service (UPS) has recently hit a huge milestone in shipping advancements. Remember when drones were a huge deal? V...

E-cigs attempt to decline

E-cigs attempt to decline

Will Engstrom, Contributor

October 10, 2019

Seen as the largest epidemic of generation Z, vaping has taken every teenager's world by storm and has caused parents throughout the nation to be extremely concerned. Electronic cigarettes have reached a popularity so high, that the Center for Disease Control recently made a statement stating the eminent hea...

Alien life on Mars? NASA thinks so

Alien life on Mars? NASA thinks so

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 10, 2019

  In June of 2020, the Earth and Mars are in a great position for interplanetary travel, meaning that they are close enough that it will take less power to land on the red planet. That is when NASA will launch its Mars Exploration Program. The 2020 mission to Mars will look to explore more o...

Chinese germ-line editing gives HIV-resistance

Chinese germ-line editing gives HIV-resistance

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 10, 2019

Overnight, the cost for gene editing was slashed by 99%, and the time it takes to conduct such gene editing experiments has dropped on the scale of years to weeks. Due to this severe cut in cost and time, just about any lab can conduct genetic-based research experiments. Bacteria and viruses (or bacteriophages...

Harvard Wins Affirmative Action Lawsuit, For Now

Harvard Wins Affirmative Action Lawsuit, For Now

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

October 10, 2019

In one of the most significant rulings on social policy in recent history, Federal District Court Judge Allison Burroughs ruled in favor of Harvard University and their affirmative action acceptance process. The decision which was issued by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts...

Trump comes to town: wake up Minneapolis

Trump comes to town: wake up Minneapolis

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...

In response to the vandalism of the College Republicans bridge panel

In response to the vandalism of the College Republicans bridge panel

Nathan Harman, Contributor and Chairman of College Republicans at the University of Minnesota

September 28, 2019

Censorship is a powerful thing. We hear about it in statist nations like China and Russia. We fret about it on social media when topics of government regulation come up. We read about it in our history books when studying nations like Nazi Germany and the U.S.S.R. And now, we’ve seen it yet agai...

The rise of the intern

The rise of the intern

Will Engstrom, Contributor

September 26, 2019

Everyone wants the upper hand. The pressure to find a job after college is easily one of the most worrisome topics among undergraduate college students. With national college debt rising, every student wants to strike it big on a large salary after they graduate. Early on, movies and television shows...

Drone strikes in Saudi Arabia have impacts both here on campus and abroad

Drone strikes in Saudi Arabia have impacts both here on campus and abroad

Nathan Harman, Contributor

September 26, 2019

Geopolitical tensions in the Middle East are on the rise again. On September 14, two drones struck Saudi-run oil processing facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq, both located on the eastern side of the country. These facilities are responsible for a significant majority of Saudi Arabia’s fuel output. The k...

Everything you need to know about the WeWork IPO fiasco

Everything you need to know about the WeWork IPO fiasco

Adam Erickson, Contributor

September 26, 2019

WeWork is a real estate company that specializes in providing shared workspaces for small startups, with the majority of these being small tech companies. Founded in New York, WeWork now has offices in hundreds of locations across the world, including Minneapolis' Capella Tower. The company prides ...

Fires continue to negatively impact the Amazon rainforest

Fires continue to negatively impact the Amazon rainforest

Ellie Poppler, Contributor

September 12, 2019

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and the Earth’s most biodiverse region, bigger than the next two largest rainforests combined. The climate is extremely tropical and is mainly composed of hot, humid and wet conditions. It has existed for over 50 million years and produce...

Kris Humphries: former Gopher, current entrepreneur

Kris Humphries: former Gopher, current entrepreneur

Ben Dettmer, Contributor

September 12, 2019

It’s not often that a basketball player of Kris Humphries’ caliber is most known for something completely unrelated to sports.  Then again, it’s not often that two people are married for as short a time as 72 days—which is how long the former Gopher was married to ubertalented reality TV star and meg...

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