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Starbucks Outrage is Misplaced

Nathan Bixby

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

   An incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia has proven once again that the leftist mob of fake outrage has no bounds. The incident occurred a few weeks ago, on April 12th, when two African American men came into a Starbucks for a business meeting. The men claim that, upon entry, they asked to use the store bathroom. An employee at th...

Millenial Holocaust

Madison Dibble

April 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Twenty percent of Millennials do not know what happened at Auschwitz, according to the Washington Post. Millennials are awful and entitled, so I do not want to make an excuse for them, but the inability to identify the horror of Auschwitz does not lie upon Millennials alone. Since the 1960s, the tren...

#MarchForOurLives

Charlie Gers

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Liberty is the core principle upon which this country was founded on. Of course, justice and independence were also concepts that were enshrined in the documents that guided the country to what it is today. However, the principle of individual liberty was the driving force behind the 1776 revolution ag...

Cut Spending Bigly

Pissed Off Patriot

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Last week, Congress passed a 1.3 trillion dollar spending package filled with garbage that no one in their right mind would fund, but these idiots did anyway. I know I should not have expectations for politicians of any party, but this is beyond ridiculous. This free money party is going to end real s...

David Hogg: Not the Gun Authority

Tiana Meador

March 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Saturday, Mar. 24, vowing to make guns the main voting issue in midterm elections, student activist David Hogg gave a very prominent speech at the "March For Our Lives" event in Washington D.C. Following The Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, and the consequent statistics of there being 17 di...

Minnesota’s Rising Gang Violence – How our Refugee Program is not Helping

Mitchell Rolling

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Gang activity in the United States has been increasing steadily since 2004, and Minnesota has followed in this trend.  According to the 2015 FBI National Gang Report, gangs remain highly active and “continue to grow in numbers and expand in their criminal activities.” These activities includ...

Contraceptives and Sexual Education Essential in the Modern World

Addison Scufsa

March 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When faced with an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS in the early 1990s, Thailand saw an opportunity. Getting humans to abstain from sex is almost impossible, so Thailand created one of the largest pro-contraceptive campaigns in history. Known as the "100 percent Condom Campaign," Th...

Sex Ed Should Stay Out Of Schools

Joshua Ciccone

March 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

According to the Guttmacher Institute, as of March 1, 2018, the state of Minnesota requires sex education to be taught in public schools: However, it does not have to be medically accurate or age appropriate, and schools do not need to notify or request consent of parents, but parents are allowed to opt-o...

Coffman Union Naming Controversy Kicks into High Gear

Tyler Macdowell

March 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Coffman Memorial Union is a staple of student life here on campus. Housing several popular food options from Panda Express to Starbucks, comfortable study spaces, a game room, and the bookstore, it truly is a one-stop shop for any student here at the University of Minnesota. But recently controversy ha...

Shapiro Debacle Shows Administration’s True Colors

Madison Dibble

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

   The University of Minnesota pushed Ben Shapiro and conservative students to St. Paul to avoid protests and other disruptions, completely succumbing to the heckler's veto. When the taxpayers started asking questions, the University and President Kaler called us liars at an impromptu press conference and published our emails without our consent. We...

After Wooing Conservatives for a Year, Trump Might be Swaying Left

Mitchell Rolling

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For every one of us conservatives and libertarians who voted for then-candidate Donald Trump, there has been one question lingering in the back of our minds ever since he became President: How conservative is he really?  We may be seeing our answer play out, and it is not good. Republican President Donald...

Mental Health Care to Stop Mass Shootings

Tyler Macdowell

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the most recent school shooting coming over Valentine’s Day in Florida, the nation is facing yet another tragedy at the hands of gun violence. First and foremost, my condolences go out to all of those affected by not only the Florida shooting but all of those affected by the 1,624 shootings in...

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