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COVID Controversy on Campus

John Quinlan, Contributor

September 25, 2020

  As of September 20th, there have been 90,069 covid cases in Minnesota and 2,017 subsequent covid deaths. In the timeframe of September 11th-17th, Boynton Health clinic has tested 109 students, with 19 of them being positive and 49 non-students with all of them coming back negative.  With...

Why are we paying something for nothing?

Why are we paying something for nothing?

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 okay. Most online stores will take returns as long as you send back their product in the condition it ...

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, the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors released a press conference announcing their plans...

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 explains. The email went on to explain how dire the situation really is. As outlined in the Uni...

Minnesota Entrepreneur Prepares for Launch of Rugby League

John Quinlan, Contributor

May 7, 2020

With the sports world quiet due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a Minneaoplis entrepreneur has taken this opportunity to launch his new rugby league. League Commissioner, Michael Clements, has announced the re-launch of the National Rugby Football League (NRFL).  Clements is confident in the timing of start...

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...

The league running the COVID-19 soccer world

The league running the COVID-19 soccer world

Ethan Olson, Sports and Feature Editor

April 19, 2020

As the United States continues to find deterrents to stop the spread of COVID-19, two things may have been overlooked by many, vodka and saunas. According to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, drinking vodka and visiting saunas at least twice a week will help prevent the spread of the virus in the...

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.  &...

MNR COVID-19 staff announcement

Staff

March 13, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes more prevalent, The Minnesota Republic is suspending its publishing until Apr. 9th. Being a student-led newspaper at the University of Minnesota, I firmly believe its most responsible to suspend our meetings until Apr. 2, the day after the university will be evaluating...

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,...

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