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Editorial: Choosing politics over friendship doesn't make you a bad person

Editorial: Choosing politics over friendship doesn’t make you a bad person

It’s the moment that everyone dreads. Silence encompasses those around you and blankets the group in tension. Others at the party can sense that your conversation has gone awry. Someone has brought up...

Illustration by Sarah Mai

Editorial: Pay attention to the news, even if it’s frustrating

It is hard to look at any news outlet today and not be scared. Despite it being over a month since coronavirus has swept across the United States, there seems to be a low number of positive news stories....

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: The cost of an 800-person protest

On April 17, 2020, an estimated 800 people stood outside of Gov. Tim Walz’s house in St. Paul to protest his stay-at-home order, which was meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 across Minnesota. Whether...

Editorial: It's okay to mourn

Editorial: It’s okay to mourn

Since the spread of COVID-19, it seems like every email that arrives in a student’s already crowded inbox is another cancelation. Because of the persistence of the coronavirus, commencement ceremonies,...

Sarah Mai

Editorial: The culture of competition in the wake of COVID-19

The competitive nature of college begins, for many, in high school. Joining as many AP classes, clubs and sports teams as possible becomes the norm, as does the desire to impress those around you. This...

Illustration by Eva Berezovsky

Editorial: In-person classes are canceled, but it’s not an excuse to party

It goes without saying that the events of the past month have been unprecedented. Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, schools and universities have been shut down across the United States, putting millions...

Presidential candidate Gurtaran Johal, left, and vice presidential candidate Arshia Hussain, right. Courtesy of the candidates.

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily’s endorsement for MSA president and vice president

Over the last few days, The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board has interviewed the four candidate pairs for the Minnesota Student Association’s president and vice president roles. All of the candidates...

Sarah Mai

Editorial: The University made the right choice in going pass/fail

A recent petition calling for a pass/fail grading option worked — the University decided to implement the measure March 20, taking students' opinions into account and prioritizing their well-being during...

Illustration by Sarah Mai

Editorial: The University is taking COVID-19 seriously, and we appreciate it

With the transition to online classes, travel restrictions and the end of study abroad programs, postponement of 2020 commencement, eventual shutdown of most campus facilities and operations, cancellation...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Fear of the coronavirus is not an excuse for racism

Stacy Yuan and her friend, Charlie Wen, were walking in Uptown after dinner when a man yelled “coronavirus” in their direction and took off through lanes of traffic to get to the other side of the...