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Editorial: Movie franchises limit storytelling options

Sarah Mai

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

November 25, 2019

Martin Scorsese’s recent column for the New York Times clarifying his prior comments about how Marvel movies aren’t cinema set off a debate on the internet about the place of franchise films in our lives and if they constitute art. Love or hate Marvel movies, Scorsese has valid points. One that is pa...

Editorial: Petty criticism is the opposite of productive

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

November 18, 2019

Roxane Gay, well-known author of books like Bad Feminist and Hunger, recently tweeted about her trip to Asia. If it seems completely innocuous, it is. Gay only tweeted about her delight at how clean the Tokyo airport was.  That didn’t stop people from replying to the tweet with petty commentary...

Editorial: Hey Co-Star, how am I feeling today?

Sarah Mai

Daily Editorial Board

November 14, 2019

While scrolling through your Twitter feed, you are far more likely to stumble upon someone’s astrology reading for the week than you are to find a prayer for someone’s loved one. Likewise, you’ll find tarot cards next to the scrunchies at Urban Outfitters more times than you will find Bibles, To...

Editorial: Don’t treat ignorance like a valuable quality

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

November 11, 2019

Ignorance isn’t bliss, and for those of us privileged enough to be attending college, it isn’t an excuse either. It’s certainly not a quality to strive for, despite the current political climate’s dismissal of facts and research.  A common insult to lob at the college-educated “elite...

Editorial: Having a minority opinion is not the same thing as belonging to a minority group

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

November 4, 2019

There have long been complaints in the sphere of liberal college education in the United States that there is a bias against conservative students from their vastly liberal peers and professors.  Though without expansive enough data to back it up, the idea that that bias exists and somehow leads to ...

Editorial: Tabloid journalism can do real damage

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

October 27, 2019

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, admitted in an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby that she wasn’t coping well with the constant scrutiny of the British press. “Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging,” the Duchess s...

Editorial: Reactions to Warren’s pregnancy discrimination show a reluctance to listen to peoples’ voices

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

October 20, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has recently highlighted the pervasiveness of discrimination against pregnant people by speaking openly about the fact that she herself was fired for becoming pregnant.  “When I was 22 and finishing my first year of teaching, I had an experienc...

Editorial: Legislation is necessary for the protection of LGBTQ workers

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

October 13, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Supreme Court heard three cases regarding workplace discrimination against LGBT employees. Fifty-two percent of adults who identify as LGBTQ live in states where it’s legal for employers to discriminate based on sexuality or gender identity. Currently, there are no federal protections for...

Editorial: Don’t burn out during your freshman year

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

October 6, 2019

If you’re just starting college, you might think it will be much easier than high school. You have fewer classes, no more extracurriculars and more unstructured time. On the other hand your classes will be harder, and you will have to put more work into them to succeed. For all the high school overachie...

Editorial: Take advantage of Boynton’s flu shot resources

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

September 29, 2019

Though it may still feel like summer outside, a Minnesota winter is coming quicker than any of us are quite ready for. And even though there’s no winter chill in the air, there are plenty of chills and colds on campus with so many students bringing germs back from their summers.  If you are n...