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Alien life on Mars? NASA thinks so

Badlands Morning Snow, South Dakota/ Jay Sullivan

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 10, 2019

  In June of 2020, the Earth and Mars are in a great position for interplanetary travel, meaning that they are close enough that it will take less power to land on the red planet. That is when NASA will launch its Mars Exploration Program. The 2020 mission to Mars will look to explore more o...

Chinese germ-line editing gives HIV-resistance

Genetic engineeering concept with 3d rendering dna helix and a part of dna

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 10, 2019

Overnight, the cost for gene editing was slashed by 99%, and the time it takes to conduct such gene editing experiments has dropped on the scale of years to weeks. Due to this severe cut in cost and time, just about any lab can conduct genetic-based research experiments. Bacteria and viruses (or bacteriophages...

Harvard Wins Affirmative Action Lawsuit, For Now

Harvard Wins Affirmative Action Lawsuit, For Now

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

October 10, 2019

In one of the most significant rulings on social policy in recent history, Federal District Court Judge Allison Burroughs ruled in favor of Harvard University and their affirmative action acceptance process. The decision which was issued by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts...

Trump comes to town: wake up Minneapolis

Photo courtesy of rally attendee Craig Sanislo.

Nathan Harman, Contributor

October 10, 2019

As part of an early campaigning effort, President Trump visited Minneapolis Thursday at the Target Center. A large attendance was expected, so it was recommended that attendees begin lining up as early as 9 am for the rally. Even before the rally tensions between the Trump campaign and the City of...

In response to the vandalism of the College Republicans bridge panel

The panel of The College Republicans, less than a day after they had painted it. The vandalism happened mid-day, with a

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

Washington DC, USA - March 9, 2018: Wells Fargo bank branch entrance, facade, building, windows, many people walking on sidewalk street in capital city, business, businessman holding document

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

Authentic Arabian style wooden door with decoration pattern in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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

Brazilian Amazon Forest burning to open space for pasture

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

Fresh salad bowl with shrimp, tomato, avocado and arugula on wooden background close up. Healthy food. Clean eating. Top view. Flat lay.

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

Components for baguette with sausage and vegetables on wooden table

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

Real-life image of our suspect, courtesy of iStock by Getty Images. Just a joke, but you get the point.

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...

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