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The Case for Renaming Coffman Memorial Union

The Case for Renaming Coffman Memorial Union

May 2, 2019

In a society that is becoming increasingly sensitive to past injustices, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents put to a vote the decision of whether or not to change the name of Coffman Memorial Union. One of the most iconic buildings on campus, Coffman was named after the fifth president...

Joe Biden’s Announcement Reflects Elitist Sentiments

Joe Biden’s Announcement Reflects Elitist Sentiments

Thomas Farrell

April 30, 2019

  Well, it’s official. Joe Biden is running for president, announced in a three-minute video focusing on the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA that took place in 2017. Democrats should be worried about Joe Biden’s prospects if the main message of his campaign is against white...

Excluding Trans Individuals from Specific Sports: Not as Problematic as it Seems

Excluding Trans Individuals from Specific Sports: Not as Problematic as it Seems

Tiana Meador

April 30, 2019

We seem to live in a time so shaped around the idea that we must prevent any form of unnecessary oppression As we are finding, our fight for inclusiveness in sports is actually oppressing the individuals in those sports, especially when it comes to women competing with male-to-female transgender individuals. I...

Nature v. Nurture: A Controversial Angle

Nature v. Nurture:  A Controversial Angle

Tiana Meador

April 30, 2019

An active pressure in the university student’s life is the ability to obtain a promising, yet well paying job, in likely a corporate industry, the basis for many of America’s Fortune 500 companies. The corporate workforce does not wait for a leader to blossom, it actively seeks out those with the...

How The Notre Dame fire killed Christianity

How The Notre Dame fire killed Christianity

Casey McCabe

April 27, 2019

  On April 15 2019 the historic Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire in Paris France.  This fire resulted in the collapse of the churches iconic steeple that was a mainstay of the Parisian skyline, as well as massive internal damage.  Like much of the worlds population I was shocked at the destruction...

UMN Free Speech Event Turns Into Same Old PC Crap

Ryan Calvert

April 18, 2019

With recent attacks on free speech around the nation, President Trump released a new executive order to help keep the playing field equal for all, especially at Universities which have been seen as holding a certain bias against conservative guest speakers. This order basically says all universities mu...

Trumps Fed Picks Are All Wrong, But His Reasoning Behind Them Isn’t

Nathan Harman

April 18, 2019

   President Trump has nominated two very controversial people to the Fed in the past month: former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain and former campaign advisor Stephen Moore. Both men have been highly critical of the Fed’s recent policy of raising rates since December 2015 and both ...

What advertisers should learn from Facebook’s recent scandal

Tiana Meador

April 17, 2019

By no question has Facebook allowed advertisers to target individuals down to a tee on their personal information. Yet the most recent lawsuit that the social media giant has gotten involved with is the idea that by providing such information, the company can actually exclude people when it comes to...

Is the Criterion Channel Worth It?

Thomas Farrell

April 16, 2019

 Criterion is a brand that should be familiar to anyone with even a passing interesting in “art-film.” It is a long running company that sells brand new DVD’s and Blu-rays of important films with artistic merit complete with bonus features and restored footage, if need be. The films they se...

In Defense of Facebook

Aditya Saxena

April 5, 2019

The ebb and flow of data privacy breaches ­­ which Facebook has become the loth grand ambassador of ­­ has prompted many to both reflect and have qualms about the nature of data that they share with their friends. A spate of global lampooning or admonishment has consumed our beloved social network ...

Hey Kim Kardashian, You’re a Reality Star Not a Political Figure

Tiana Meador

April 2, 2019

Remember that crazy crying face, or that clip of Kim Kardashian-West swimming in the Caribbean crying about the fact that she lost her diamond earring while her sister, Kourtney Kardashian says, "Kim there's people dying," or something to that extent? Yes. This is the same woman who thinks anything sh...

Kidnappers Can Exploit the Popularity of Uber

April 2, 2019

Last weekend, college student Samantha Josephson was found dead after getting into a car that she mistakenly thought was her Uber ride. A senior at the University of South Carolina, Josephson had been enjoying a Thursday night out with her roommates before she got separated from them. Investigators co...

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