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Admissions Fraud the Hottest Scandal in the Media

Ryan Calvert

March 26, 2019

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

 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

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

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

  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...

The Federal Reserve and a Look into the Future

Will Engstrom

March 25, 2019

The economy can often be quite confusing. Checks and balances, bulls or bears, interest rates, and even inflation can be scary concepts at times. Recently, in a CBS "60 Minutes" Report, Scott Pelley and the 60 Minutes crew gave an in-depth overview of the Federal Reserve. This included an exclusive inte...

Who is Andrew Yang and Why Are Trump Fans Supporting Him?

Thomas Farrell

March 24, 2019

   We are just over two years into the Trump presidency and a lot has already been accomplished. From new Supreme Court justices to moves toward peace with North Korea, Trump has done more than many people expected. However, for a small, dedicated cabal of Trump’s “core supporters,” it has no...

Let the UMPD Keep Their Guns

March 23, 2019

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) held their annual elections. Voting is done online, and the election allows University of Minnesota students to both vote for MSA representatives and to vote on specific issues that various student organizations have posed. Like the administr...

Cost of Entitlement Programs Threatens Congressional Budgeting Power

Nathan Harman

March 21, 2019

As politicians begin deliberations in Washington on the national budget again, one focal point of policymakers will likely be how mandatory spending programs are taking up a much larger portion of the federal budget year after year. According to the Congressional Budget Office’s findings released ...

Town Hall Meeting on UMN’s Growing Transportation Issue

Tiana Meador

March 12, 2019

On Tuesday, March 12, Lauren Meyers, head of the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) sent an email blast to students across campus with the subject field, "Riding the Struggle Bus," inviting students to participate in a town hall meeting with Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) to discuss the gr...

Trump Addresses CPAC in Longest Speech of Presidency (news)

Michael Geiger

March 8, 2019

For the 3rd consecutive year, President Donald Trump visited the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, MD to speak to a crowd of over 10,000 people. The speech lasted over two hours, making it the longest of Trump’s entire presidency. President Trump spoke on a number of issues, an...

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