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Minnesota Governor Targets College Students With Harsh New Restrictions

Minnesota Governor Targets College Students With Harsh New Restrictions

Max Fagan, Contributor November 19, 2020

Governor Walz has come out to speak twice now in the month of November, trying to explain that now that winter is coming and the temperatures are dropping, our cases seem to be rising again. He said the...

A Very Different Start – Life In The Dorms During COVID-19

A Very Different Start – Life In The Dorms During COVID-19

Alyssa Abke, Contributor October 10, 2020

Amid a pandemic, time stops for no one, even college students. While the University of Minnesota is taking many precautions to keep students safe on campus during the age of COVID-19, this year remains...

Why Don't They Just Eat Cake?

Why Don’t They Just Eat Cake?

COVID-19 has Vindicated the Academic Elite
Avery Heinen, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

For centuries, higher education was an option only for the select few and the university was an elitist institution. However, in modern times, the disparity in the enrollment of diverse students has been...

Why are we paying something for nothing?

Why are we paying something for nothing?

Students are being charged hundreds in fees for services they aren't receiving
Avery Heinen, Staff Writer September 24, 2020

One of the biggest drawbacks to the digital age is just how easy it is to get scammed. You’re often buying something off of just a photo, a description, and maybe a few reviews. Usually, it works out...

The Big Ten is back in a BIG way

The Big Ten is back in a BIG way

Ethan Olson, Editor September 23, 2020

In the midst of the continuing pandemic that is COVID-19, the Big Ten has recently decided that it is time to bring back the college sports that have been out of our lives for months. On September 16,...

Students face further changes as pandemic fears spike

Students face further changes as pandemic fears spike

Avery Heinen, Contributor September 23, 2020

Unfortunately for the students at the University of Minnesota, there has been some changes made to the University’s Maroon and Gold Sunrise plan. Doug Douglason, a future member of the Board of Directors...

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...

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...

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...

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Brandon Straka attracts diverse crowd, allows for open conversation

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...

Students giving each other a high five

Our entrepreneurial downfall

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...

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