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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...

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 ...

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