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Same-gender organizations on campus (needs title)

Brandon Glandt

March 8, 2019

  Last fall, Harvard considered adopting a more stringent policy that would have effectively banned single-gender clubs by requiring the suspension or expulsion of club members. Under the new rules, students who join these groups cannot hold leadership positions or become captains of sports teams. Th...

The Turbulent Effects of Oregon’s Rent Control Law

Charlie Gers

March 8, 2019

  Oregon became the first state in the nation to impose statewide limits on how much landlords can increase rates after Gov. Kate Brown signed rent control legislation last month. Brown’s latest move is an attempt to address the state’s housing crisis, which has experienced a population boom and ...

Why Conservatives Should Embrace Feminism (At Least Partly)

March 6, 2019

Rarely are the words “conservative” and “feminist” grouped together, except in the context of conservatives rejecting feminism. Controversial right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopolous is notorious for saying that “Feminism is cancer” and bashing feminists as ugly, fat, man-hating lesbians. Co...

Extremism makes Politics Unhealthy

Tiana Meador

March 6, 2019

CPAC was more than just an educational event to view speakers and gain knowledge about the community and businesses involved; it was also an event to decipher exactly how Republican you are. Upon entering the Gaylord Hotel, Thursday, Feb. 29 attendees were slammed with the stark vision of Make America Gr...

CPAC Contributor is Misogynistic, Offensive, and Shady

Tiana Meador

March 6, 2019

Attending CPAC 2019 was a blessing in the fullest - however, something my co-editor Marissa Huberty and I did not expect was the blatant amount of disregard for women, and the top contributor, to be entirely untraceable. For the first time in my life I was surrounded by Republican extremists (newsflas...

Let us Revisit Apple’s Big News in 108 Seconds and Why it is so Genius

Tiana Meador

February 27, 2019

Apples Big News in 108 Seconds which hit television screens, YouTube and social media all across the world on Sep. 12, 2018 and separately of the rest, has alone garnered 25.7 million views on YouTube. For ease of viewing, I added to those YouTube numbers, however I first viewed the ad on television....

High Schools Are Failing The Youth of America

Timothy Wilmot

February 20, 2019

The American high school system is a rapidly deteriorating institution, and one that does not foster the development of students.  One of the most common words heard in high school is, “college.”  When this word is used in schools, it is primarily to describe universities, at which a f...

The Case for Minnesota Legalizing Marijuana

Timothy Wilmot

February 20, 2019

Marijuana is currently the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. A study in 2013 found that 80.6% of all illicit drug users use the drug in its various forms. Additionally, 8.1 million people used marijuana on a daily or almost daily basis in 2013. Minnesota currently has decriminalized marijuana...

A United State of The Union

Michael Geiger

February 8, 2019

The State of The Union Address, like the appendix or Major League Soccer, is something that most Americans would do just fine without. It’s an 80-minute speech usually chock-full of empty platitudes and hollow promises interrupted only by the incessant applause of the majority party’s members of...

Wreck-It Ralph Northam

Wreck-It Ralph Northam

Michael Geiger

February 8, 2019

To follow politics closely and remain sane, I’ve learned that you need to pick your spots. I have a few issues that I’ll go 15 rounds over, but generally, it isn’t worth the time or energy to fight the other side on seven different fronts. So, on some issues, I choose to remain fairly passive. For example, ...

Please add a Taco Bell to UMN’s fast-food culture

Tiana Meador

February 8, 2019

Millenials and Gen Z customers are quite possibly the most lucrative group of people to target with a way to get quick, cheap, and easy food- especially on a fast-paced, short-of-time campus. Which leads me to the question: We have McDonald's, Jamba Juice, Chipotle, Noodles & Co., Punch,  Erb...

We Need to Unite, Not Fight Each Other

Tiana Meador

February 8, 2019

As a journalist, you are taught to take yourself out of the equation. Formal articles are taught to begin with a lead, nut-graph (fancy words for introductory statements) and follow a fact-quote formula. One thing that journalists usually stray away from is factoring "I" into the equation.  I am about ...

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