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Gyms during COVID-19: an employee’s perspective

Current COVID-19 procedures are making it difficult for local gyms to not only stay open, but stay on top of reluctant anti-mask patrons. Once a place of gathering, now a place of robotic, socially distant, nervous energy. As staff desperately try to keep patrons in line, discarded masks and advisory signs now litter gym floors. Gym member Ming Dao says, “I would use the cardio equipment if I did not have to wear a mask, I hate it. Nobody uses the treadmills anymore so they won’t faint. I am tired of having staff remind me.”
January 25, 2021

You may be wondering: what does the gym look like nowadays? If you are not a gym-goer, then this may be a curiosity of yours, otherwise – those who do go, know the regulations are not only hard to maintain,...

Big Tech Stocks Rise Despite Election Mayhem

Big Tech Stocks Rise Despite Election Mayhem
November 19, 2020

Still weeks after the 2020 Presidential Election, the election results are still not set in stone. Joe Biden is looking to take the electoral vote, but Donald Trump and his campaign will not go out with...

COVID-19 vaccine coming soon

COVID-19 vaccine coming soon
November 18, 2020

Throughout 2020 the world has suffered through the COVID-19 pandemic.  For nearly a year, knowledge of COVID-19 has continued to develop greatly, which has informed regulations, successful or not, to...

France and Italy Dive Back into Lockdown

November 4, 2020

On the dawn of the election in the United States, a resurgence of the coronavirus strikes in Europe. France and Italy have started seeing cases and death rates rise again, prompting their governments...

Professors During the Pandemic

Professors During the Pandemic
November 4, 2020
Online class introduces new obstacles for professors to overcome in their quest to give their students a viable educational experience.

The K-12 Conundrum

The K-12 Conundrum
A look into the COVID-19 responses of Minnesota's largest public school districts
November 4, 2020

Minnesota doesn’t have a blanket policy covering how all public K-12 schools in the state should be dealing with COVID-19 concerns. Prior to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Gov. Walz instructed...

The new COVID dictionary

The new COVID dictionary
A Handy-Dandy Guide to "COVID Speak"
October 21, 2020

For decades, it has been a time-honored tradition for each generation to make fun of the weird slang terms coined by the generation before them. Just as the youth of today laugh at the very thought of...

Why Don’t They Just Eat Cake?

Why Don't They Just Eat Cake?
COVID-19 has Vindicated the Academic Elite
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...

2020 First Presidential Debate: A Full Breakdown

2020 First Presidential Debate: A Full Breakdown
October 1, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8:00 p.m. CST the first, and most consequential, presidential debate aired – with the pandemic, current race tension, and the media surrounding President Donald Trump, the debate...

Greek Life Amongst a Global Pandemic

Greek Life Amongst a Global Pandemic
September 25, 2020

College campuses across the country are suffering from coronavirus outbreaks. Most colleges have switched their courses to a hybrid format that requires the majority of the classwork to be administered...

Students face further changes as pandemic fears spike

Students face further changes as pandemic fears spike
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...

The moving target, COVID-19

The moving target, COVID-19
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...

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