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Dorm Hero Strives for Safety in Resident Halls

Timothy Wilmot

February 8, 2019


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On the evening of Jan. 25, a hero in a freshman dorm on campus posed as a Community Advisor to restore peace on a rowdy night of partying. He dressed in an outfit similar to that of the CA’s who do their rounds at night to ensure that residents are abiding by the noise and substance use rules that ar...

Minnesota Student Creates Sculpture in Response to Reproductive Health Act

Minnesota Student Creates Sculpture in Response to Reproductive Health Act

Marissa Huberty

February 8, 2019


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New York recently passed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), which will allow medical practitioners to perform abortions up to the day of birth, but only if the abortion is necessary to protect the mother’s health or if the fetus is not viable. The act immediately sparked outrage from conservatives, who belie...

Parler App: revolutionizing free speech on social media

Tiana Meador

February 8, 2019


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Last month, the infamous conservative commentator, YouTuber, and conservative comedian, Hunter Avallone promoted his Parler account on his Instagram. The post, garnering over 3,000 likes now stands as one of Parler's pinned promotions, truly showing the freedom their users can enjoy. The Parler App is not...

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina Speaks on Sexual Abuse

Marissa Huberty

January 31, 2019


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On Wednesday, November 28th, the Minnesota Student Association and The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education hosted a Q & A session with Rosemarie Aquilina. Aquilina, a Michigan circuit court judge, achieved national recognition for presiding over the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse trial involving La...

Samuel Little “becomes” one of America’s most prolific serial killers

Tiana Meador

January 31, 2019


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Four decades, 90 killings. That is the work of Samuel Little, 78, who, has now admitted to killing over 90, primarily women, from 1970 to 2005. In 2014, Little was sentenced to life in prison. Throughout his criminal career he has been arrested over 100 times, one of which was linked to the murders o...

PROTEST! at the MN Capitol

PROTEST! at the MN Capitol

Quinn Daley and Nick Majerus

November 19, 2018


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On Thursday, November 8, protests erupted across the United States.  The protests were triggered when, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Jeff Sessions was pressured to resign as Attorney General. The protests were organized by TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org, a subgroup of Moveon.org and subsequently the Move On PAC. Move On is...

Two Minnesota marijuana legalization parties given major party status

November 13, 2018


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Minnesota made history in multiple ways in the 2018 midterm elections. Voter turnout was groundbreaking; the first Somali American legislator, Ilhan Omar, was voted into the U.S. House of Representatives; and Minnesota’s blue streak was maintained. Something new, however, came about this fall with th...

MN Republic 11/9 Print Edition

MN Republic 11/9 Print Edition

Mitch Bendis

November 8, 2018


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 Check out our newest print edition! Look for it on campus soon.  CORRECTIONS: The featured article "Minneapolis Arsons Increasing at Alarming Rate" was originally attributed to Timothy Wilmot. The article was written by Quinn Daley and the online edition has revised to reflect this. The featured arti...

Is Single-Payer Healthcare Feasible?

Marissa Huberty

November 7, 2018


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On October 1st, DFL Senator John Marty and GOP Senator Scott Jensen came together to debate single-payer healthcare. Mike Keefer of Blue Cross Blue Shield introduced the pair, and he openly admitted that, given his career, he isn’t too keen on the idea of a single-payer healthcare system. He described bo...

SFL Regional Conference: Ending the War on Drugs

Marissa Huberty

November 7, 2018


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On Saturday, October 13th, Students for Liberty hosted its Midwest Regional Conference at the University of Minnesota. The theme of the conference was “Ending the War on Drugs,” and a variety of speakers, partner organizations, and students came from across the US to participate in the event. SF...

Minnesota Ranked Least Tax-Friendly State

Timothy Wilmot

November 7, 2018


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According to recent rankings by finance website Kiplinger, Minnesota is at the top of the list of the least tax-friendly states to live in.  In 2013, Minnesota added a new top income tax rate of 9.85% behind only California, Hawaii and Oregon (13.3, 11, and 9.9 percent respectively). The differenc...

MAGA Bomber Suspect Apprehended, Awaits Trial

Timothy Wilmot

November 7, 2018


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Beginning on October 22, fifteen packages were mailed to vocal critics of Donald Trump. All 15 packages contained pipe bombs- a sort of improvised explosive- although thankfully none of them detonated. The first package was sent to billionaire investor George Soros, with the list of targets expanding to...

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