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Candace Owens Speaks at St. Olaf

Candace Owens Speaks at St. Olaf

Henry Carras

May 9, 2018


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 “Home to the notorious fake hate crime,” Candace Owens said taking the stage at a Turning Point USA event held at St. Olaf College.  The comment was a reference to Owens event happening on the one year ‘anniversary’ of protest that shut down the campus over racist notes left on a blac...

Starbucks Shuts Down For Racial Bias Training

Callie Hardesty

April 26, 2018


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Starbucks is a staple item in nearly every U of M student's budget. With five Starbucks locations scattered throughout the University of Minnesota campus, you can find a Starbucks no matter where you're heading. Although the line may be long, this line will drastically shorten on May 29th. Likewise, co...

Reflections from Mayor Frey on his Early Days in Office

Charlie Gers

April 24, 2018


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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey ran for office on a commitment for affordable housing, economic inclusion, improving police/community relations, and reducing racial inequality. Mayor Frey, who graduated with a degree in government from College of William and Mary in Virginia, practiced employment and ci...

Minnesota Gubernatorial Field Begins to Shape Up

Nathan Amundson

April 19, 2018


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With the entry of former Governor Tim Pawlenty into the field, the 2018 Minnesota Gubernatorial elections are looking interesting. Members of both parties are trying to build themselves up as the true voice of the people of Minnesota. With the retirement of DFL incumbent Mark Dayton, the seat is more li...

Communist China, Catholic Church Vie for Authority

Joshua Ciccone

April 2, 2018


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The Catholic Church in China has been fighting the Chinese government for decades, and the curbs to religious freedom continue. According to the New York Times, Bishop Guo Xijin was temporarily detained on Monday, March 27, and released on Wednesday, Mach 28, for refusing to celebrate Easter Mass with ...

U of M Student Develops Political Game

Marissa Huberty

April 2, 2018


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Alex Winchell might not be a computer science major, but he’s savvy with a computer. A junior majoring in economics at the University of Minnesota, Winchell created his first internet game when he was only a freshman in high school. He admits his first attempt – called Pixel Nations – wasn’t gr...

Aly Raisman Speaks Out Against Sexual Abuse at Visit to U of M

Marissa Huberty

April 2, 2018


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On March 24th, the Minnesota Hillel hosted gymnast Aly Raisman for a question-and-answer session. The event, titled “Fierce: How Competing For Myself Changed Everything,” was presented in partnership with the Interfraternity Council, the Pan Hellenic Council, and the Aurora Center, a resource ce...

Unarmed Sacremento Man Shot in His Backyard

Nathan Bixby

April 2, 2018


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On Sunday, March 18th an unarmed African American male, Stephon Clark, was fatally shot by police in his grandparent’s backyard. It has been reported that the Sacramento Police Department received calls on Sunday night about a young black man breaking into vehicles. People calling the police claimed t...

Tim Pawlenty Mulls Another Run for Governor

Tim Pawlenty Mulls Another Run for Governor

Nathan Amundson

April 2, 2018


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Tim Pawlenty served as Governor of Minnesota from 2003 to 2011 and appears to be eyeing a run at the state’s top job again. Pawlenty recently quit his job as a lobbyist for major American banks and is reportedly speaking to donors and local politicians to see what kind of support he has going into th...

Mike Pence Rallies Minnesotans During Visit

Marissa Huberty

March 30, 2018


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Before Vice President Mike Pence took the stage at the Minneapolis Convention Center Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Republicans in attendance were already enthused. The policy director for America First Policies kicked off the event with a rousing speech highlighting the successes and goals of the Tr...

University Administration Drafts Compulsory Language Resolution Regarding Pronouns

University Administration Drafts Compulsory Language Resolution Regarding Pronouns

Madison Dibble

March 29, 2018


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Administrators at the University of Minnesota drafted a compulsory language policy that forces “University Members” to refer to a student by his or her preferred pronoun or face job termination or expulsion. The Minnesota Student Association voted unanimously to declare support for the proposed ru...

Mustafa Akyol Speaks about Liberalism and Islam

David Blondin

March 23, 2018


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Renowned journalist, columnist, and author Mustafa Akyol spoke at the University of Minnesota on liberalism and its relationship with Islam. Akyol’s speech was based on his book Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty, which explores the relationship rational thought has with Islam compa...

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