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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

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

May 5, 2020

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 politics, and people are quick to change topics once the name ‘Trump’ has been mentioned. You ar...

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

Illustration by Sarah Mai

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

May 5, 2020

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. The death toll keeps rising. The front pages and websites of mainstream news outlets are flooded wi...

Editorial: The cost of an 800-person protest

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

May 1, 2020

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 people were protesting because they want to reopen the economy, sit down at their favorite restauran...

Editorial: It’s okay to mourn

Editorial: It's okay to mourn

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

April 27, 2020

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, study abroad trips and summer classes have been canceled by universities to better ensure the he...

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

Sarah Mai

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

April 17, 2020

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 behavior only makes itself more evidence in college, as the stakes – a future career – are higher. Maybe it’s no...

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

Illustration by Eva Berezovsky

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

April 13, 2020

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 out of work. While this means extreme discomfort and stress for everyone, these efforts to de...

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

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

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

March 31, 2020

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 were well-spoken, experienced and passionate, and we appreciate that they took the time to speak wi...

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

Sarah Mai

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

March 28, 2020

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 a time of great stress. The Minnesota Daily supports the University’s decision to change its grading standards after the 8,699 signatories of the petition made t...

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

Illustration by Sarah Mai

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

March 21, 2020

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 of student group events — COVID-19 has taken its toll on the University of Minnesota. And it's no...

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

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

March 2, 2020

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 street. Charlie was wearing a face mask to protect against the contagious disease.  This was the f...