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Editorial: The University of Minnesota needs to reduce the price of student parking

Editorial: The University of Minnesota needs to reduce the price of student parking

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

February 27, 2020

Seventy-eight percent of undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota live off-campus, according to U.S. News & World Report. For those students, transit is not always an option, leaving with them with a costly option: driving to campus. Each semester, University Parking and Transportation Services ...

Editorial: The University should invest more resources in Boynton Health

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

February 20, 2020

Many students on campus seek resources from Boynton Health, the University's on-campus clinic. While Boynton serves an immense purpose on campus, we believe that in order to best serve students, the University should invest more resources in it. Why? Wait times. The average wait time between an initi...

Editorial: The price of potential success

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

February 20, 2020

It is no secret that some college majors are more difficult and competitive than others. There is possibly no field more competitive than those in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). While the material and classes in STEM programs are challenging and incredibly draining, students ar...

Editorial: Stop using racist language to describe Riverside Plaza

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

February 10, 2020

Cedar-Riverside has always been home to a community of immigrants. The history dates back to the late 19th century when Swedish immigrants populated the area once called “Snoose Boulevard.”  Now, Cedar-Riverside is home to a large population of Somali and East African immigrants, who brought w...

Editorial: The University of Minnesota should increase efforts to improve campus safety

February 6, 2020

On the University of Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety webpage, Chief Matt Clark writes, “We believe that everyone deserves a safe and secure learning environment.”  Yet on the department’s safety tips page, one of the listed tips is to simply “walk safe.” According to the depar...

Editorial: Citizen first? Or journalist?

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

January 27, 2020

Objectivity is one of the main pillars of journalism. As journalists, we should seek out information that serves the truth — not special interests. The aim of objectivity is encouraged to reach past our work life and into our personal decision making. Everything from accepting gifts from sources to...

Editorial: Lessons in health education are now more accessible for youth and young adults

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

January 20, 2020

With the rise of the app Tik-Tok in our culture, every download comes with numerous videos of people lip-syncing to Mariah Carey and dancing to “Renegade." But what’s spicing up people’s feed? Sex-ed and nicotine talk. Medical professionals have taken to the social media platform to share their qu...

Editorial: Romanticizing reality

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

December 5, 2019

Netflix’s original drama, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” stars the once teen heartthrob Zac Efron. The network also produced a docu-series titled, “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.” Both follow the life and murders of the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. Bu...

Editorial: Hero worship of politicians is unhealthy

Morgan La Casse

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

December 2, 2019

Politicians should not have fans. There is a difference between being a supporter of a party, an agenda or even a candidate, and being part of their fan base. Blindly supporting a politician and sticking with them no matter what is an unhealthy, unproductive dynamic.  We see symptoms of fan cultu...

Editorial: College applications should not pressure prospective students to bear their trauma

Sarah Mai

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

November 27, 2019

Competition among our peers has been a concept ingrained in our brains since the early days of our high school careers. Being pit against one another for scholarships, spots on varsity teams and acceptance letters to colleges has led to toxic environments in which we are supposed to learn and thrive. At times, wr...