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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...

The sub is sinking

The sub is sinking

William Engstrom, Contributor

September 12, 2019

After years of being the front runner of the healthy fast food movement, Subway and its ‘Eat Fresh’ motto aren’t so fresh anymore. As hundreds of stores close each month, it’s crazy to think that there may not be a Subway restaurant every five miles anymore. With over 42,000 locations in some 100 d...

UMN’s police force fails to protect when students need it most

UMN’s police force fails to protect when students need it most

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2019

On Thursday, Sep. 12th UMN PD sent out an alarming warning, "U of M Twin Cities: Attempted Abduction at 7:10 am near 4th Ave SE/6th St SE. Suspect is Male wearing blue hoodie and blue sweatpants. USE CAUTION." The message was released at 8:09 a.m., an hour after the occurence. Without their typi...

Samsung plans to delay Galaxy Fold’s release

Samsung plans to delay Galaxy Fold’s release

Aditya Saxena

May 2, 2019

Samsung has announced that it would delay the launch of its much awaited new flagship product, Galaxy Fold, due to reports of defects affecting its ‘foldable’ screen, putting it once again in dire straits after its Note 7 debacle that lead to its ban on all U.S. flights because of its explosive history...

SpaceX continues to founder

SpaceX continues to founder

Aditya Saxena

May 2, 2019

  The International Space station was hit with a major power shortage this week, resulting in the delay of the launch of the first cargo ship of SpaceX, a space transportation services company founded by Elon Musk. It will now relaunch this capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than Friday,...

Barr Stands Ground During Congressional Hearing (News)

Barr Stands Ground During Congressional Hearing (News)

Michael Geiger

May 2, 2019

On Wednesday, May 1st, Attorney General Willliam Barr testified before Congress following the release of a March 27 letter written by Robert Mueller to Barr that raised several concerns about Barr’s four-page summary of the Mueller report. Tensions often ran high during the hearing, and the event’s...

Campus Dining Town Hall brings Discussion, Change

Campus Dining Town Hall brings Discussion, Change

Addison Scufsa

April 30, 2019

  The Minnesota Student Association, Friends with Food Restrictions, and the DSCC hosted an open town hall with University administrators on April 29. The goal of the town hall was to start a discussion on the campus dining halls and bring student voices into the upcoming Aramark contract renewal...

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