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The world around us: taking a step back to see how covid looks in foreign countries right now

The world around us: taking a step back to see how covid looks in foreign countries right now

Alyssa Abke, Contributor February 26, 2021

The vaccine – if it hasn’t flooded your Facebook posts by now, you can expect to hear it in daily conversation or see signs for it soon at your local drug store. While these thoughts to the vaccine...

Cuomos' Catastrophic COVID Response (Finally) Addressed

Cuomos’ Catastrophic COVID Response (Finally) Addressed

Avery Heinen, Contributor February 25, 2021

About a year ago one of the only things you would hear on the news was ‘flatten the curve’. There was an accompanying graphic showing the rate of COVID-19 transmission. The ‘good curve’ was the...

Minneapolis City Council Sending Mixed Messages

Minneapolis City Council Sending Mixed Messages

Avery Heinen, Contributor February 24, 2021

In the weeks following the killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd by an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department, several members of the Minneapolis City Council told crowds of protestors that...

What Will a Higher Minimum Wage Really Do?

What Will a Higher Minimum Wage Really Do?

Murphy Eggers, Contributor February 24, 2021

  In Biden’s first weeks of his presidency he has signed a record amount of executive orders.  The contents of Biden’s agenda has a plethora of proposals that set their sights to try to help...

The Disturbing Rise of the Teenage Communist

Education vs Experience
Avery Heinen, Contributor February 10, 2021

One of the more recent developments that I find interesting is academia’s general disregard for the types of people that used to be seen as pillars of society: a person’s elders. It's becoming easier...

2021: Environmental Progress and Setbacks

2021: Environmental Progress and Setbacks

Alyssa Abke, Contributor February 10, 2021

Although the discussion of how to handle the environment can be debated from person to person, most democrats and republicans can come to the consensus that environmental sustainability is something we...

Minnesota Trump Supporters' Big Day Out

Minnesota Trump Supporters’ Big Day Out

Law Enforcement (and Journalists) Outnumber Protestors
Avery Heinen, Contributor February 1, 2021

If you don’t know about the riot that occurred at the Capitol on January 6, I’m not sure where you have been. Despite media assertions that this was a massive violent mob set on overtaking the US government...

Covid-19's impact on the funeral industry

Covid-19’s impact on the funeral industry

Alyssa Abke, Contributor January 28, 2021

Covid-19 has greatly impacted the lives of individuals all around the world, but some of the most drastic changes during this unusual time are in the funeral industry. Grieving is a usual part of losing...

Current COVID-19 procedures are making it difficult for local gyms to not only stay open, but stay on top of reluctant anti-mask patrons. Once a place of gathering, now a place of robotic, socially distant, nervous energy. As staff desperately try to keep patrons in line, discarded masks and advisory signs now litter gym floors. Gym member Ming Dao says, “I would use the cardio equipment if I did not have to wear a mask, I hate it. Nobody uses the treadmills anymore so they won’t faint. I am tired of having staff remind me.”

Gyms during COVID-19: an employee’s perspective

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief January 25, 2021

You may be wondering: what does the gym look like nowadays? If you are not a gym-goer, then this may be a curiosity of yours, otherwise – those who do go, know the regulations are not only hard to maintain,...

Travel During COVID-19

Travel During COVID-19

Alyssa Abke, Contributor December 12, 2020

As the world is at war with COVID-19, travel still does not stop. While some countries have gone as far as placing “travel bans,” they have ironically proven to encourage more travel if the bans are...

NASDAQ: The Latest Corporate Advocate for Social Justice

NASDAQ: The Latest Corporate Advocate for Social Justice

Jaden Welborn, Author December 11, 2020

As time goes on, the western world has become more and more progressive. Some social justice solutions are for the better, but many destroy the meritocracy that this country and capitalism were founded...

Hypocrisy in Leadership

Hypocrisy in Leadership

Adam Erickson, Contributor December 10, 2020

It is an unfortunate reality that almost all proposed ideas for addressing the Covid-19 pandemic have become partisan. From politicians to the general public, everyone seems to be increasingly set in their...

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