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The moving target, COVID-19

The moving target, COVID-19

Adam Albright

April 23, 2020

I write this article today, about a month into quarantine to hopefully mitigate some of the pessimism surrounding COVID-19 and to hopefully provide another source of information for college students to form an opinion on, rather than the ever so ignorant information they see daily on Twitter. With that...

Coronavirus and the movie industry

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Thomas Farrell, Contributor

April 7, 2020

  Coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on the entire global economy. Markets are in chaos, people are being furloughed or outright losing their jobs, and anyone not laid off is working at home. These are definitely strange times, and they have affected every facet of our daily lives. Of cou...

Review of Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone

Review of Activision's Call of Duty: Warzone

Trey Burmeister, Contributor

April 6, 2020

  Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been available for purchase since September of 2019, but in early March, Activision launched the games first free-to-play platform, a battle royale beta entitled "Warzone."  Warzone combines Call of Duty’s brand prestige as a top shooter game, wi...

Tayy Brown & Reek Ruxton’s “The Quarantine” Ep is HOT, but short

Tayy Brown & Reek Ruxton's

Casey McCabe, Editor

April 6, 2020

On March 27th Tayy Brown and Reek Ruxton released their first collaborative project, “The Quarantine.”  The Quarantine is one of many projects dropped during lock-ins around the nation due to the coronavirus epidemic, and features 7 songs and one minute long interlude for a total of 8 tracks.  &...

University of Minnesota suspends classes, WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

University of Minnesota suspends classes, WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

On Wed. Mar. 11 President Joan Gabel notified students that the university has made its final move in keeping its students safe amid the COVID-19 crisis. As the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed the virus a pandemic early Wednesday, the university has officially decided to close its doors for all...

Breaking: UMN prepares online courses, cancels university travel amid spring break COVID-19 threat

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Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

In an email Tuesday at 4:33 p.m. President Joan Gabel addressed the student body with an advisory that all non-essential university travel has been halted and instructors are being encouraged to prepare online material for students as the university closely monitors the current COVID-19 situation. Currently,...

Coronavirus and the stock market

Coronavirus and the stock market

Johnny Bailey, Contributor

March 8, 2020

  When the coronavirus first made noise across the globe in Wuhan, China, the United States experienced very little economic impact. While factories and businesses began to close across China, the longest bull market stretch in U.S. history showed little signs of reversing course. As weeks...

Coronavirus ends study abroad experience, could make its way to the U

Coronavirus ends study abroad experience, could make its way to the U

Adam Erickson, Contributor

March 5, 2020

There is no telling what the virus will be like tomorrow, let alone in a few weeks when many students will be returning from various places around the world.

Film Focus: Pandemic movies

Film Focus: Pandemic movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

February 21, 2020

Everyone loves to imagine the apocalypse, and rightfully so, as it can make for some fantastic pieces of fiction. With the Coronavirus carving a path of destruction across China, many are afraid of a global pandemic occurring. This means it’s the perfect time to bunker down and watch a few movies about...

An update on the coronavirus

An update on the coronavirus

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

February 8, 2020

As hysteria spreads about the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, questions arise about how to keep ourselves safe. But, what is this new coronavirus, and how concerned should we really be? Truth be told, scientists don't really know much about the new strain yet, but it's a constantly evolving...

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