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Cuomos' Catastrophic COVID Response (Finally) Addressed

Cuomos’ Catastrophic COVID Response (Finally) Addressed

Avery Heinen, Contributor February 25, 2021

About a year ago one of the only things you would hear on the news was ‘flatten the curve’. There was an accompanying graphic showing the rate of COVID-19 transmission. The ‘good curve’ was the...

The impact of Coronavirus on Construction Contract Language

The impact of Coronavirus on Construction Contract Language

Hunter Lewis, Contributor February 24, 2021

COVID-19 has been a significant point of contention in construction contract language and its ability to excuse a contractor from liability. When contractors sign off on a promise to perform, they enter...

The Number of President Biden's Executive Orders Breaks Records

The Number of President Biden’s Executive Orders Breaks Records

With 28 executive orders signed in his first two weeks, Biden more than doubles the long standing record.
Avery Heinen, Contributor February 10, 2021

The executive order is one of the more interesting powers given to the President of the United States. It can give direction to any agency or body under the control of the executive branch, but requires...

Biden's $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan: What Does It Entail?

Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan: What Does It Entail?

Will Sherry, Contributor January 29, 2021

As our 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, settles into office, one of his first orders of business is a new $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. This stimulus plan called the “American...

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.”

Gyms during COVID-19: an employee’s perspective

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief 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

Drew Pellin, Contributor 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

Murphy Eggers, Contributor 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

Drew Pellin, Contributor 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

Jack Radomski, Contributor 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
Avery Heinen, Contributor 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"
Avery Heinen, Contributor 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
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...

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