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How quarantine will change higher education

How quarantine will change higher education

John Quinlan

April 6, 2020

With many states extending stay-at-home orders until June to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country have switched to alternative online learning for the rest of the semester.  Like many universities across the nation, the University of Minnesota has transitioned to online learnin...

More than an athlete

John Quinlan

February 23, 2020

Aside from leading his Los Angeles Lakers basketball team to an NBA second best 41-12 record, Lebron James has been praised for his off-court endeavors. 11th graders from the inaugural class of Lebron James’ I Promise School were invited to spend the day at Kent State University. When they arrived...

The modern solution to rising college costs in America

The modern solution to rising college costs in America

Matthew Selman, Contributor

November 25, 2019

The average American family can no longer fund the secondary education of its child(ren). However, the federal government can and will - by offering extremely risky loans producing extreme deficits. At a time when America has great need for tradesmen and blue-collar workers, why is the federal government...

Brandon Straka attracts diverse crowd, allows for open conversation

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Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2019

On Nov. 7th The Minnesota Republic was excited to welcome Brandon Straka to The University of Minnesota, as a part of his #WalkAway Thought Revolution College Campus Tour. Straka, a self-proclaimed former liberal and founder of The #WalkAway Campaign, grew up in a small town of Nebraska, that was not so accepting of his LGBTQ+ identity. Growing up, he thought his duty as a gay man was to vote blue – but in the wake of Donald Trump's campaign, he had a serious mindshift that he felt needed to be heard. In years past, many of the events hosted by The Minnesota Republic and its affiliated grou...

Our entrepreneurial downfall

Students giving each other a high five

Will Engstrom, Contributor

October 24, 2019

What is wrong with us? There must be something we aren’t getting. Generation Z is continually scrutinized by society. Known for being impatient, unfocused, and heavily reliant on cellphones, this generation scares many adults. Many influential leaders have commented on the future of our world. Even Mark Cu...

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