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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...

One rate cut good, three rate cuts bad

One rate cut good, three rate cuts bad

Nathan Harman, Contributor

November 8, 2019

Two weeks ago, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark rate for the third time this year in an attempt to curb a slight slowdown of the economy. Afterwards, officials signaled that this could be the last cut for the time being.  With a strong jobs report from October and international trade pressures...

Corporate malpractice, rising climate aridity remain problems as California’s 2019 wildfire season continues on treacherous trajectory

Corporate malpractice, rising climate aridity remain problems as California’s 2019 wildfire season continues on treacherous trajectory

Trey Burmeister, Contributor

November 6, 2019

California’s 2019 wildfire season is upon us, lasting from mid-September to December, and it looks to be continuing on the destructive trend of the last decade. Dozens of fires of various sizes have already been ignited this season from Los Angeles to the northern border with Oregon. Five of th...

Unity Shabbat held in response to Ilhan Omar rally

Unity Shabbat held in response to Ilhan Omar rally

Marissa Huberty, Managing Editor

November 6, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 1, the Unity Shabbat was held at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus. The event was coordinated in response to news that Ilhan Omar, U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, and Bernie Sanders would be hosting a rally on the U of M campus....

An overactive brain may not be a healthy brain

An overactive brain may not be a healthy brain

Danny Panken, Contributor

November 6, 2019

A study published in Nature on Oct. 16, 2019 has provided some experimental evidence linking decreased neural activity as a possible mechanism for extending the lifespan of humans. So far scientific research has not given people a very clear look at what causes something to drastically increase a...

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