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Venkata: America needs to start actively listening to the Black community

Morgan La Casse

Uma Venkata

June 2, 2020

Until recently, I had presumed that the plights of people of color were all somehow parallel. That they were not a direct equivalency, but that the varied natures and numbers of disadvantages specific to each racial group more or less summed to an equal whole of racial discrimination. On my own, I ha...

Clarke: Nickels and dimes for workers’ rights

Sidney Clarke

Sidney Clarke

June 1, 2020

For years, customer service has been a permanent fixture of my summertime whereabouts. Between road trips and bonfires, I’ve worked in coffee shops, restaurants, ice cream parlors and bakeries. I’ve found that most business protocols are relatively standardized, even across industries and state li...

Scheffler: Ventura 2020

Scheffler: Ventura 2020

Nick Scheffler

May 7, 2020

For the fourth presidential election in a row, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is “testing the waters” for a potential presidential bid. He announced his interest via Twitter last week, where he added he would most likely run as the Green Party candidate. How amazing would it be if America’s th...

Woodward: Dating during quarantine

Woodward: Dating during quarantine

Samantha Woodward

May 7, 2020

How’s everyone’s love life during this once a millennium pandemic? Not everyone has the pleasure of worrying about such a seemingly small and insignificant matter, but when you’re a freshman who just got kicked out of the dorms, it’s hard not to miss Thursdays at Wild Greg's or running into yo...

Skoog: Does anyone know my landlord?

Skoog: Does anyone know my landlord?

Caroline Skoog

May 5, 2020

Every month, my five roommates and I send our rent as a single check to a man in Wayzata. Two weeks after sending the check, he cashes it. Two weeks! Presumably, he’s our landlord, though none of us have ever met him (fingers crossed it’s Hannibal Burress). Our property does not offer an online pa...

Clarke: Minnesota’s foodscape crisis

Sidney Clarke

Sidney Clarke

May 4, 2020

Since grocery stores became my sole outlet for social interaction and let’s face it, the only reason I brush my hair anymore, I’ve begun to appreciate them more. I often skip the crowded produce section and instead meander between shelves of brightly colored cereals and peanut butter alternatives, de...

Woodward: Reporting during a pandemic

Woodward: Reporting during a pandemic

Samantha Woodward

April 28, 2020

Through my adolescent eyes, watching the evening news on Kare 11 brought me a peculiar feeling of excitement and wonder. Belinda Jensen and Sven Sundgaard held a special place in my hall of superheroes. I could always count on being prepared for whatever the day would bring, from news to whether I sh...

Clarke: School shooting prevention should begin years before they occur

Sidney Clarke

Sidney Clarke

April 26, 2020

With productivity, morale and the economy all reaching new lows, silver linings of the global pandemic seem scarce. However, if there were a perk it might be this: because most students have switched to online classes, in-school violence has almost entirely disappeared. Last month was the first March si...

Skoog: Not all heroes have healthcare

Skoog: Not all heroes have healthcare

Caroline Skoog

April 26, 2020

We are all absolutely and undeniably indebted to one another, every single day, in ways not always visible to us. Before the pandemic, the space between ourselves and our needs were clouded by convenience. The empty toilet paper shelves, ransacked canned food aisles and swelling health guidelines wi...

Skoog: Biden means a return to the Obama era, not progressive change

Skoog: Biden means a return to the Obama era, not progressive change

Caroline Skoog

April 17, 2020

Every day of the last month has felt like the gradual yanking off of a Band-Aid. For Bernie Sanders supporters, the bandage was finally pulled off last week following his campaign suspension. In his candidacy’s absence, we’re left with an open wound: Joe Biden.  Although Sanders concluded his campa...