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University Student Groups Renew Debate over BDS Movement

University Student Groups Renew Debate over BDS Movement

Mitchell Rolling

March 4, 2018


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UMN Divest has obtained the required signatures for a divestment referendum targeting Israel to be added to the upcoming ballot on March 5-7. The referendum is backed by the University's Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The initiative demands that the University of Minnesota divest from companies...

Radical Leftist Student Group Attempts to Dox Attendees of Ben Shapiro Speech

David Blondin

February 28, 2018


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On Monday, February 26, renowned political pundit Ben Shapiro spoke at the University of Minnesota in the North Star Ballroom on the St. Paul campus. The conservative pundit is known for articulating the thought process behind the conservative movement in the US. Some say that his rhetorical defense of...

CPAC Panel: Kim Jong Un-iversity

Madison Dibble

February 27, 2018


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The Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) brings thousands of conservative students to National Harbor each year to listen to speakers and Republican thought leaders in a semi-cultish fashion. This year, CPAC featured a panel of student leaders in a panel titled “Kim Jong Un-iversity: How co...

Review of the Minnesota Student Association

David Blondin

February 25, 2018


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The Minnesota Student Association (MSA), which represents the student body with 20 at-large elected members, student senators that are elected through their individual colleges, and representatives selected through their respective student groups, currently meets at 4pm in Fraser 102. The legislative bo...

Cornell college students say no to a conservative voice on campus

Henry Carras

February 23, 2018


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February 23- On Tuesday evening, the Cornell College Student Senate decided to deny a request by Jack Beaumaster and Adam Tvedt to open a Turning Point USA (TPUSA) chapter. According to the letter sent by the Cornell Student Senate following the vote, the decision to reject TPUSA was on the basis of ...

Minnesota Legislative Preview for 2018

Mitchell Rolling

February 23, 2018


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The 2018 legislative session has started, kicking off what is sure to be a contentious and complicated year of legislation for the state of Minnesota. Last year's session ended on a heated note between Republican lawmakers and Governor Mark Dayton, whose line-item veto de-funded appropriations for the l...

Minneapolis Public Schools Face Contract Disputes

Tyler Macdowell

February 22, 2018


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As of June 30, 2017, the two-year contract deal between the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Minneapolis Public Schools expired. This caused a wave of unrest and tension between the teachers effected and the federation. Time passed with no deal, and teachers have been working without understanding th...

Duluth School District Removes “Mockingbird” and “Huck Finn” from Curriculum

Mitchell Rolling

February 15, 2018


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Officials at the Duluth school district have decided to eliminate “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from their curriculum. The decision comes after supposed rising complaints about the use of racial slurs, making some students feel uncomfortable. As Duluth News Trib...

Karin Housely: A Fresh Minnesotan Face for the U.S Senate

Tyler Macdowell

February 15, 2018


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Since announcing her campaign for the United States Senate in December, Karin Housley has been busy showing voters just how she can be “A New Voice for Minnesota” by focusing on small business, promoting healthy families and protecting our veterans. Karin is running for the seat formerly held by...

Reaching for the Stars: The SpaceX Story

Michael Geiger

February 15, 2018


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“We used to look up in the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.” While this quote belongs to Matthew McConaughey’s character Joseph Cooper in the movie Interstellar, you could be forgiven for attributing it to Elon Musk. In 2002, th...

U of M Offers Social Justice Modules to Liberal Arts Students

Marissa Huberty

February 15, 2018


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At the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA), all first year students are required to take an introductory course: CLA 1001 in the fall, and CLA 1002 in the spring. The course consists mainly of online assignments in which students read articles or watch videos, then submit a 300-400 wo...

State of the Union Unifies, Divides, and Unifies Again

State of the Union Unifies, Divides, and Unifies Again

February 12, 2018


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President Trump's first State of the Union address polarized both people in attendance and elsewhere last month, as he laid out his vision for the country’s future. His supporters rallied behind his strong rhetoric, while even some critics conceded that Trump’s speech was surprisingly measured.  Throughout the speec...

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