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Former University of Minnesota professor takes shot at integrity of football program & PJ Fleck

Former University of Minnesota professor takes shot at integrity of football program & PJ Fleck

Ethan Olson, Editor In Chief May 12, 2021

On May 10, WCCO Minnesota ran a story alleging that there has been emotional and physical trauma involved in University of Minnesota football practices under head coach PJ Fleck, causing several former...

Johnson & Johnson shows the failure of vaccination studies

Johnson & Johnson shows the failure of vaccination studies

Alyssa Abke, Contributor April 21, 2021

Get your vaccine – this phrase is everywhere. It creeps its way into every email, conversation, and advertisement; however, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control...

Minnesota Supreme Court: No felony rape charge if the assailant doesn't intoxicate the victim

Minnesota Supreme Court: No felony rape charge if the assailant doesn’t intoxicate the victim

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief March 27, 2021

A person who is sexually assaulted while intoxicated does not fit the designation for a felony charge if he or she consumed the alcohol or drugs voluntarily, the Minnesota Supreme Court said in a ruling...

Gen Z tries to cancel Eminem

Gen Z tries to cancel Eminem

Casey McCabe, Editor March 25, 2021

In the hip-hop community there exist a few consensuses: Jay-Z paved the way for Kanye; Biggie and Pac are perhaps two of the best lyricists of all time; and above all, Eminem is un-cancelable. Since his...

Loan Sharks Are the Product of Credit Restrictions

Jack Radomski, Editor March 24, 2021

Recently, headlines across the country told of a modern-day loan shark by the name of Jonathan Braun who had received a pardoned in President Trump’s last day in office. It seems that, while free...

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Post-Vaccination Visits with the Grandparents

Ben Deters, Contributor March 24, 2021

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus, this year has been unlike any we have seen before. For many families, this outbreak meant a lack of time extended family, with an emphasis on grandparents. As...

Yes, We Have Tried

Yes, We Have Tried “Real” Socialism

Avery Heinen, Contributor March 24, 2021

The statement “but real Socialism has never been tried” can be seen on forums across the internet. It really is quite fascinating how convinced many people are by this statement. The underlying implication...

Minnesota Waits to Legalize Sports Gambling

Minnesota Waits to Legalize Sports Gambling

Ben Deters, Contributor March 24, 2021

Minnesota is once again at risk of missing the opportunity to legalize sports betting, an industry that could bring in an estimated $40 million in new tax revenue to the state. In the spring of 2018, the...

Conservativism & Minorities

Conservativism & Minorities

Alyssa Abke, Contributor March 13, 2021

There is a current stereotype that exists within our communities that needs to be broken. People believe that individuals of color cannot exist within the stereotypical role that conservatives play. While...

Iran’s influence on the chaos in Iraq and Syria

Iran’s influence on the chaos in Iraq and Syria

Nakul Suresh, Contributor March 10, 2021

Earlier this year on Feb. 15, a series of rockets struck the Iraqi city of Erbil. Some of these rockets directly hit the U.S.-led coalition base near the Erbil International Airport, while others hit the...

The Intersection of Technology and National Security

The Intersection of Technology and National Security

Jack Radomski, Editor March 10, 2021

Protecting and expanding the technology industry in the United States should be prioritized as a national security issue. Ensuring that U.S. companies have the ability to innovate and advance freely is...

Balancing Prejudice and Prestige within the Carlson School of Management

Balancing Prejudice and Prestige within the Carlson School of Management

Sam Ferreira, Contributor March 10, 2021

In late February, a picture surfaced of a Carlson School of Management employee refusing to provide laptop services for a BIPOC student. The incident immediately triggered a massive response on social...

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