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A Senior’s Rating of Every UMN Campus Bar

John Quinlan, Contributor May 7, 2022

After four years at the University of Minnesota, my undergraduate journey is coming to an end. It is only right I review all the campus watering holes for future generations of Gophers to see. The average...

What Elon Musk Buying Twitter Means for Freedom of Speech

What Elon Musk Buying Twitter Means for Freedom of Speech

May 7, 2022

On April 26th, 2022 there was one news story above all others that came into focus. After years of criticism with how it is run, Twitter had a new owner.  No, Jack Dorsey didn’t take over Twitter again....

What Students think of the Spring Jam Lineup

Charlie Eggers, Contributor April 23, 2022

It feels like an eternity since the last spring jam happened. It's been nearly 4 years and the only people still at the University who were able to see the last one are graduating this year! Additionally,...

Why Stand-up Comedy Matters in 2022

Why Stand-up Comedy Matters in 2022

John Lane, Contributor April 20, 2022

Stand-up comedy has long been an art form and it has long been an important art form. While stand-up comedy is ever changing in the faces and styles of comedians we see, one thing remains the same. The...

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Trade Policy Hurting American Farmers

John Quinlan, Contributor April 20, 2022

Seldom do you go to the grocery store these days and not hear complaints about rising food prices. It may be surprising to hear that one of the main causes for high priced food is the scarcity and increasing...

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After a Disastrous Oscars this Year, Are the Oscars Headed Down the Wrong Path?

Charlie Eggers, Contributor April 6, 2022

This year's Oscars have proven to be the worst Oscars yet. It seems like just yesterday when the show was something to look forward to. Recently, it seems like the award show is struggling to bring in...

The Worlds Most Dangerous Mountain to Climb

The World’s Most Dangerous Mountain to Climb

Avery Gammie, Contributor March 24, 2022

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, yet it is by no means the most difficult to climb. Mount Everest stands at 29,032 feet tall and inspires hundreds of people to attempt to reach its summit...

Masks no more: Exiting the tunnel

Masks no more: Exiting the tunnel

Luke Rexing, Contributer March 24, 2022

The mask mandate has been updated at the University of Minnesota, with a lift on the ban in certain buildings. The face coverings are no longer needed in all residence halls, dining hall areas, or at sporting...

An arm and a leg for gas

An arm and a leg for gas

Alyssa Abke, Editor March 24, 2022

Why do we care so much about the price of gas when we are willing to spend our entire savings account at college bars each Saturday night? Most local places in the Minneapolis area are charging about $4.00...

CPAC 2022: UN War on Israel with Anne Bayefsky

CPAC 2022: UN War on Israel with Anne Bayefsky

Alyssa Abke, Editor March 23, 2022

As of 2022, the United Nations consists of 193 Member States that pride themselves on the basis of maintaining international security, stable relations, and harmonizing actions. Being the world’s largest...

MN Political Contribution Refund Program: Case Study, Kelly Jahner-Byrne for Secretary of State

MN Political Contribution Refund Program: Case Study, Kelly Jahner-Byrne for Secretary of State

Jacob Gregor, Onboarding President March 23, 2022

Times are changing, and with times changing, it is important to stand up for what you believe in. When it comes to politics, the complex policies and systems often scare people away from learning more...

What is Woka-Cola?

What is Woka-Cola?

Casey McCabe, Vice President March 2, 2022

An amalgamation of CPAC’s relentless rebranding of leftist buzzwords, and the GOP’s new found hatred of corporate intervention, the aptly named “Always Woka-Cola” advertisement is cringeworthy...

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