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Public Transit is the Future of Urbanization

Addison Scufsa

April 17, 2019


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  On my last trip to Europe, I was impressed by many things: historic buildings, amazing food, great people, and more. But one of the most impressive things that made my life incredibly easy as a tourist was the almost overwhelming amount of public transportation.  Whenever public transit i...

Jeff Sessions Event Proceeds Despite Student Backlash

Jeff Sessions Event Proceeds Despite Student Backlash

Tiana Meador

April 17, 2019


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  On Monday, April 15, Minnesota Students for Liberty, Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow and The Minnesota Republic hosted former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and were quickly met with the implications of free speech, surrounding a right-wing event on a largely left-wing campus. The event, he...

Bad Start for Tech Giants; The Lyft IPO

Will Engstrom

April 4, 2019


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It’s easy to fall in love with Silicon Valley’s billion-dollar startups, getting caught up in stories of innovation and disruption, but beware and watch where you put your money as these tech savvy companies begin trading on Wall Street. March 29thmarked the celebration of Lyft announcing its IPO (...

Over 100 Cases of Mumps Confirmed at Temple University

April 4, 2019


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A recent mumps outbreak at Temple University in Philadelphia, which began in February now has over 100 confirmed cases according to the city’s health department. To combat this outbreak Temple has set up a free clinic where students can receive booster shots that will build immunity towards the vi...

Martin Shkreli Probed for Allegedly Running His Company from Prison

Christian Fiksdal

April 4, 2019


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While Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli has been imprisoned for securities fraud since September 2017, it appears he’s still running his business behind bars. From a top bunk in a 12-person prison cell in Fort Dix, N.J., the disgraced pharmaceutical executive is at work on a big second act. Wielding little mo...

Mueller Report Closes Two Years of Drama, Opens the Door for More to Come

Nathan Harman

April 4, 2019


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   Last month, Special Counsel Robert Mueller presented his findings from his nearly two-year long probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. Attorney General William Barr sent a memo with the principal conclusions of the Mueller report to...

The New Frontiers of War

Addison Scufsa

April 3, 2019


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  In a historic test last week, the United States Missile Defense Agency successfully destroyed a dummy ICBM launched from the Marshall Islands over the Pacific Ocean. Using two missiles launched from California, the U.S. hit multiple parts of the dummy ICBM, proving that the US is on its way t...

Admissions Fraud the Hottest Scandal in the Media

Ryan Calvert

March 26, 2019


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Among many other great scandals of the decade, the most recent might take the cake. Many news outlets have tried to give a general scope of this issue and seem to place blame on both parents, kids, and many institutes of higher learning (UCLA, Stanford and Yale to name a few). This has sparked outrage ac...

Scandal in Prestigious Colleges Nationwide

March 26, 2019


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 Recent information implicates many wealthy families in a scandal that involves cheating and bribing their children’s ways into college. Current reports have shown that at least fifty people were involved in the scandal that included offenses such as cheating on college entrance exams, bribing sc...

Decision on Renaming Buildings Pushed Back

Danny Panken

March 26, 2019


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For the past twenty-two months, the University of Minnesota has slowly tried to change the names on four campus buildings. These changes come from President Eric Kaler and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson, who have charged a Task Force to “recommend actions regarding the names of specific buildings me...

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Expands onto University of Minnesota Campus

March 26, 2019


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Due to the recent snowmelt on the University of Minnesota campus, the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness acquired the campus as a temporary piece of land in the early spring season.  The puddles across campus became the size of small lakes as the glaciers of plowed snow began to melt. Furthermore, th...

Some doctors believe Airpods may cause cancer

Casey McCabe

March 26, 2019


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  A recent claim has surfaced online that Apple’s wireless airpod earphones have the potential to give users brain cancer.  This is causing controversy among users and the scientific community. This claim originates from a 2015 United Nations petition warning against EMF radiation, which...

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