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Terror on the Town: Halloweekend Edition

Luke Rexing, Contributor November 2, 2022

The attacks started the night of Thursday the 28th of October. A group of unknown young men loitered around the campus streets with mortars ready to blow. They started at Chi Psi, aka Lodge, and tossed...

Gophers Reunite with the Law

Gophers Reunite with the Law

Thomas Olenchek, Contributor September 25, 2022

Safety has always been a concern on the University of Minnesota campus. Students walking home from classes and bars at the night have reasonable concerns about their safety. In May of 2020, the University...

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 23, 2022 in Washington, DC. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Bidens pick to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court, would become the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court if confirmed. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson

Charlie Rapheal, Editor March 24, 2022

On February 25, President Joe Biden announced that Ketanji Brown Jackson was his nomination for the replacement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in light of his retirement. The announcement came...

Truth Comes Out in Investigation of Jussie Smollett

Truth Comes Out in Investigation of Jussie Smollett

John Quinlan, Editor December 17, 2021

An almost three year long trial ended earlier December when Jussie Smollett was convicted on five counts of disorderly conduct, a felony charge in Illinois, for his role in falsely reporting a crime to...

Brian Laundries Remains: What Comes Next?

Brian Laundrie’s Remains: What Comes Next?

Jacob Gregor, Contributor October 27, 2021

After a long manhunt for Brian Laundrie that lasted for weeks, his body was discovered on October 20, 2021. Brian Laundrie was the main suspect for the homicide of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito. Her body...

Five murdered and two injured in Norway shooting

Five murdered and two injured in Norway shooting

Alyssa Abke, Editor October 13, 2021

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, Norway had its deadliest attack since July 2011 in Kongsberg, as a man armed with a bow and arrow went on a rampage. Police stated that at least five people were killed...

Mass Shooting in St. Paul Bar Leaves 1 Dead and 14 Injured

Mass Shooting in St. Paul Bar Leaves 1 Dead and 14 Injured

Jacob Gregor, Contributor October 13, 2021

On early morning Sunday, October 10, three men opened fire on a crowd near Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul just after midnight. The shooting took place at the Seventh Street Truck Park Bar. Two of the men...

End SARS; the viral Twitter movement from nigeria

End SARS; the viral Twitter movement from nigeria

Jaden Welborn, Author November 20, 2020

Social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram carry the torch in advocating for social justice; attempting to bring attention to and reprimand disparate treatment and societal inequalities. Instagram...

Juice WRLD, Dead at 21

Juice WRLD, Dead at 21

Remembering Jarad Higgins
Casey McCabe, Opinion Editor December 13, 2019

With the end of the decade came the end of one of its brightest and youngest stars.  On December 8, 2019, Juice WRLD, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins was pronounced dead by the Cook County medical examiner’s...

Students for a Democratic Society: disarm the police!

Students for a Democratic Society: disarm the police!

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief November 25, 2019

No, the title you just read is not clickbait, sadly. Earlier this month, University of Minnesota's Chapter of Students for a Democratic Society stood outside of Coffman Memorial Union, speaking to passerbyers...

Downtown Minneapolis, Nicollet Mall. Image courtesy of iStock.

Minneapolis police are failing downtown

Addison Scufsa, A&E Editor October 10, 2019

Before I started working at a hotel in downtown Minneapolis, I had little experience wandering around the area. Having to commute daily via the light rail station at Nicollet or the Hawthorne parking...

Real-life image of our suspect, courtesy of iStock by Getty Images. Just a joke, but you get the point.

UMN’s police force fails to protect when students need it most

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief September 12, 2019

On Thursday, Sep. 12th UMN PD sent out an alarming warning, "U of M Twin Cities: Attempted Abduction at 7:10 am near 4th Ave SE/6th St SE. Suspect is Male wearing blue hoodie and blue sweatpants. USE...

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