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Scheffler: We’re living through history

Scheffler: We're living through history

Nick Scheffler

March 25, 2020

It’s 2020. A highly contagious virus is spreading throughout the world. While the young and healthy are spared from the more grievous and sometimes deadly symptoms of the infection, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions are very susceptible to its toxic grasp. The virus has ob...

Woodward: Social distancing in suburbia

Woodward: Social distancing in suburbia

Samantha Woodward

March 20, 2020

This past Thursday, President Joan Gabel sent out an email informing the University that it would be in the best interest of everyone’s safety to stay home off-campus due to the alarming acceleration of cases of coronavirus across the United States. As a result of Gabel’s suggestion and President Tr...

Clarke: Corona in our community

Sidney Clarke

Sidney Clarke

March 20, 2020

Recent cancellations and closures across the United States have, understandably, resulted in an unprecedented American panic. I may be speaking only for myself, but I never would have believed the day would come when McDonald’s wasn’t open for business, but here we are, facing a second day without Bi...

Scheffler: What can we learn by comparing the 2016 presidential debate with today?

Scheffler: What can we learn by comparing the 2016 presidential debate with today?

Nick Scheffler

March 19, 2020

Joe Biden has unknowingly flung himself into the front-runner position of the Democratic primary after a surprisingly strong Super Tuesday performance. Following a triumphant victory in South Carolina and a slew of endorsements from the other centrist candidates, Biden is now the most likely candidate to...

Clarke: Study abroad, leave ethnocentrism at home

Sidney Clarke

Sidney Clarke

March 5, 2020

Approximately 34 percent of undergraduate students take advantage of the University of Minnesota’s study abroad program, which offers over 250 programs in 70 different countries. Study abroad programs aim to push students outside the boundaries of the campus political and social echo chamber and en...

Woodward: My Super Tuesday first thoughts

Woodward: My Super Tuesday first thoughts

Samantha Woodward

March 5, 2020

Waking up Tuesday morning, my body was plagued with the familiar adrenaline of Christmas morning. My subconscious knew it was Super Tuesday before my mind could even recognize the Google Calendar notification. My inexperience with voting not only gave me the anxiety of forgetting to fill out the back pa...

Scheffler: Responsible drinking should be taught, not learned through trial-and-error

Scheffler: Responsible drinking should be taught, not learned through trial-and-error

Nick Scheffler

March 1, 2020

Boozing can be very fun. Pretty much every get-together I’ve attended is more enjoyable when alcohol is introduced into the equation. It boosts camaraderie and loosens your inhibitions. If you drink enough, your friends are bound to show you a video of yourself doing outlandish things the morning af...

Clarke: Stop including height in your list of beauty standards

Sidney Clarke

Sidney Clarke

February 27, 2020

In our middle school minds, any living thing that stood above 5’6’’ was more akin to a giraffe than a human being. All things considered, height wasn’t the worst issue to have, even back in those days. You could’ve been the first to develop a 5 o’clock shadow, a teacher’s pet, or had on...

Scheffler: The power of words, as told through superheroes

Scheffler: The power of words, as told through superheroes

Nick Scheffler

February 24, 2020

The superhero genre has become a staple of Hollywood. Every year, there seems to be another superhero blockbuster breaking box-office records. Before people in tights starred on the silver screen, America was infatuated with stories of the Wild West. Between 1940 and 1960, there were up to 140 Westerns released per year. Since the...

Woodward: Listen to the screaming women

Woodward: Listen to the screaming women

Samantha Woodward

February 24, 2020

The day after Valentine’s Day for most people is spent eating leftover chocolates and crying for one reason or another. For the friends and family of West Hollywood sex and family therapist Dr. Amie Harwick, unanswered questions and sorrow took up the most of the day.  Police were called to Harwic...