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Venkata: The media’s vital art of privacy

Uma Venkata

January 25, 2018

On Jan. 18 in Perris, California, David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of torture incited by the captivity and torture of their thirteen children. The subsequent week or so witnessed flurries of news regarding the horrific crimes conducted by the Turpin couple. In order to avoid re...

Ababiy: Has the career center reached out to you?

Jonathan Ababiy

January 22, 2018

For my friend Khalid Hammami, a finance and management information systems junior, the Undergraduate Business Career Center at Carlson has been an important tool in his preparation for a career in consulting. The UBCC offered services like mock interviews and workshops to help him prepare and apply fo...

Venkata: Put the fun in mutual funds

Uma Venkata

January 18, 2018

January is famous — or infamous — for being a month of implicit regret. We’re all coming back to campus after no schoolwork, no deadlines, no rules and weeks of eating good food, staying up all night and sleeping past noon. (Or whatever’s your idea of a good time.) Since a lot of us had all th...

Ababiy: Let’s be proactive about opioids

Jonathan Ababiy

January 16, 2018

All across the country, people are finding bodies in cars, on the streets and in bedrooms. They are of many ages, genders and social classes and they are the latest victims of our country’s opioid epidemic. Since the 1990s, pharmaceutical companies have been heavily and often misleadingly marketing op...

Ababiy: Stop scholarship displacement at the University of Minnesota

Jonathan Ababiy

December 7, 2017

The University of Minnesota is giving me a decent amount of financial support this year to pay my tuition bill. A mix of grants and scholarships is allowing me to walk across the Washington Avenue Bridge every day and take a licking from the wind. However, the grants and scholarships the University ga...

Ababiy: Your laptop is annoying and bad for everyone

Jonathan Ababiy

November 30, 2017

In high school, I loved sitting in the back of the classroom. I could blend in with my overcrowded class and not be the first person my teacher saw every period. There was also the added benefit of being able to lean against the back wall. Now that I am in college, I must say that sitting anywhere past the ...

Ababiy: The GOP tax bill is dangerous for higher education

Jonathan Ababiy

November 24, 2017

Most of us at the University of Minnesota don’t pay large amounts of taxes. We aren’t making enough money to be taxed much, and we are “broke” college kids dedicated to our education. We aren’t worrying about U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s new tax bill. He’s an earnest guy with Midwestern va...

Ababiy: The University must shape the state’s technological future

Jonathan Ababiy

November 16, 2017

The University of Minnesota has a unique educational monopoly on the state. Unlike states of similar size like Colorado, Oregon and South Carolina, the University is the state’s sole high-activity research university. The school is our state’s heart, drawing in students for four years, then releasing th...

Ababiy: Stop big money from influencing local elections

Jonathan Ababiy

November 2, 2017

High up in the glass towers of downtown, where you’ve always wished you could take a flex pic for your Instagram, Minneapolis corporate executives and developers have been in the midst of a summers long freakout about the rejuvenated political energy in the Minneapolis election. The City Council ra...

Ababiy: Why Vine was so special

Jonathan Ababiy

October 26, 2017

I still remember the first Vine I ever made. It was on one of those mid-summer days in high school where all the fun activities you planned sitting in class had been done a million times and the late summer panic of “Oh my gosh, school starts in two weeks” had not yet set in, leaving you in a bo...