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Does restricting vaping help or hurt university students?

Does restricting vaping help or hurt university students?

Casey McCabe, Editor

September 26, 2019

Since its advent in 1963 there has been much controversy over the safety of vaping as opposed to traditional smoking.  Although the devices that deliver users high levels of nicotine via an aerosol vapor have been marketed as a safe alternative to traditional smoking, in recent months there have bee...

Augsburg’s unstated political views promote exclusivity

Augsburg’s unstated political views promote exclusivity

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief

September 18, 2019

On September 3rd, 2019 Augburg's A-Mail, a platform for submitted news and announcements had an event posted with the title, "Undoing White Body Supremacy Series" and invitation for,  "Any white faculty or staff, interested in building anti-racist community and building culture among white bodies." The...

Crypto currency, volatile, catastrophic

Crypto currency, volatile, catastrophic

William Engstrom, Writer

September 16, 2019

On December 17th, 2017 Bitcoin topped off at being worth $19,723.21. At Bitcoin's inception, just a few years ago, Bitcoin sold for less than a cent. It’s no wonder how popular and important an understanding cryptocurrency is in todays world. At first glance, most people, whether investors or not, si...

Hidden in the flock: fake Catholics in the Democratic Party

Hidden in the flock: fake Catholics in the Democratic Party

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

September 12, 2019

The days of religion influencing public policy in meaningful ways are over, no matter what watchers and readers of The Handmaid’s Tale may say. While America has always had the “separation of Church and State,” there was an undeniable reality that America was a nation apologetically founded by Christians, and for...

The U.S. Open severely disappoints

The U.S. Open severely disappoints

Aditya Saxena, Contributor

September 12, 2019

Like the millions of devoted tennis spectators worldwide, I too, ardently kept myself abreast with what rather ended up as a dull and mostly disappointing season of the U.S. Open. The 139th edition of this hard-court grand slam tournament was indicative of an uncomfortable change in the internationa...

Trump vs. China proves patience is a virtue

Max Fagan, Contributor

September 12, 2019

With a U.S. goods trade deficit from China of nearly $420 billion in 2018, one of President Trump's primary campaign goals is to help eliminate some of the ridiculously large deficits we are forced to bear. The Trump administration believes that these practices have put U.S. companies at a disad...

Brexit insanity and inanity

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

September 12, 2019

The United Kingdom democratically voted to withdraw from the European Union over three years ago on June 23, 2016. In a referendum that shocked the world, over half of the country voted to leave the political and economic union that it had been a part of since 1973. Originally intended as an economic...

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...

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