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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 4, 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...

Ocasio Cortez Couldn’t Get Stupider: Then She Opens Her Mouth

Tiana Meador

March 25, 2019

It's called the Green New Deal because I believe Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was high off the green when she wrote it. Let us admit that she is probably a little intoxicated whenever she opens her mouth. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is a colossal idiot. Let's begin with her most recent bull. "Wells Fargo is financi...

Timely Warnings: Living Life on the Edge

Tiana Meador

March 25, 2019

You know what is a wonderful idea? Identifying a suspect without identifying them. No, really, I am serious! Why would we want any indication of someone's unchangeable identity in that description? Here at University of Minnesota, we like to live on the edge, and camouflage it as fighting racism! University of Minnes...

Let the UMPD Keep Their Guns

March 23, 2019

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) held their annual elections. Voting is done online, and the election allows University of Minnesota students to both vote for MSA representatives and to vote on specific issues that various student organizations have posed. Like the administr...

Trump’s Wall Is Great, But His Method of Funding It Is Not

Nathan Harman

March 21, 2019

If we were to think back on what we remember from any of our childhood lessons on the U.S. Constitution, we probably can recall a key phrase that was likely involved: checks and balances. This is one of the primary characteristics of our government’s charter—that no one branch should become too po...

The Wall Isn’t Bigoted, It’s Common Sense

Nathan Harman

March 8, 2019

  Few campaign promises made by Donald Trump on the 2016 campaign trail were as contentious as “The Wall.” The promise of a physical barrier to keep out unwanted illegal immigrants crossing the border resonated with many across the country because it was a real, tangible way to keep immigrati...

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