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Opinion

Do not compare yourself to your peers.

Opinion: Go at your own learning pace

by Isabella Caswell
Published July 10, 2024

When they pass out our graduation tassels at freshman year orientation, they also say, “We will see you back here in four years.”  That is not the case for a lot of students. According to NBC,...

When flying to distant vacation spots is not possible, a weekend at a local destination is still rewarding.

Opinion: Travel does not need to be glamorous

by Jasmine Shackleford
Published July 9, 2024

For many travelers, a destination without name recognition is not worth visiting. I have written off countless small towns as boring without seeing their downtowns. Americans often deem entire states...

The influence of celebrity culture in politics can be dangerous and misleading.

Opinion: Politicians are public servants, not celebrities

by Riley Stern
Published July 9, 2024

Celebrities turning into politicians is a familiar concept to the American public. The most notable example for many is former reality TV star turned president, Donald Trump, President Ronald Reagan, and...

The UMN Center for Writing’s failure to support writers

The UMN Center for Writing’s failure to support writers

by Abdulrahman M. Bindamnan
Published July 8, 2024

The UMN Center for Writing has a lofty mission statement:  “Encourages the development of writers and the use of writing as a tool for critical thinking, learning and communicating in all fields;...

When the balancing act of platonic and romantic relationships is tipped off the scales, it is aching to see.

Opinion: Women choosing romantic relationships over friends is disheartening

by Isabella Caswell
Published July 4, 2024

I have seen many women lose themselves in a relationship, and frankly, it makes me sad. There is nothing wrong with being in a relationship, but it is disheartening when women stop hanging out with...

Opinion: Libraries are an essential public resource

Opinion: Libraries are an essential public resource

by Riley Stern
Published July 2, 2024

As far as government institutions go, libraries may be the least offensive.  Libraries provide free books, information, internet access, and shared space to question, learn or simply exist. Public...

The Celeste of St. Paul Hotel is a vibrant, local example of an old structure being revitalized.

Opinion: Old buildings should be repurposed, not demolished

by Jasmine Shackleford
Published July 2, 2024

Every building of a certain age has at least one ghost story attributed to it. Humans can’t help but craft stories of ghosts and demons, labeling every old building as “haunted,” no matter how...

Accountability is important, but it is not easy to administer.

Opinion: Do not attack someone for having a different opinion

by Isabella Caswell
Published June 28, 2024

If you have ever sat at the family dinner table and just wanted to scream at your relative for saying something racist or homophobic, maybe rethink your approach. People do not tend to change their...

Putting too much weight on a university’s prestige makes the already confusing and stressful process of college applications even worse.

Opinion: Stop turning college admissions into a game of prestige

by Jasmine Shackleford
Published June 26, 2024

College admissions is difficult and complex. The last thing any high school senior needs when deciding the course of their life via the intricacies of the Common Application is societal pressure only to...

Students have a plethora of houses and apartments to choose from when it comes to living on or near campus.

Columnist Clash: Is it better to live in an apartment or a house?

by Isabella Caswell and Jasmine Shackleford
Published June 26, 2024

Our columnists are here to determine the ideal living situation for students: Apartments or houses? Isabella’s Take: Choosing to live in an apartment is a simpler choice than choosing to live in...

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