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All content by Aleezeh Hasan

Hasan: What’s in a name?

May 2, 2019

During the last week, I have found myself extremely disappointed by my home state. As a native Minnesotan, I would like to believe that our “Minnesota nice” is real and that we have reasons to love...

Hasan: The pressure to be perfect for Instagram

April 25, 2019

Every day when I open Instagram, I scroll through stories and pictures of friends, family and classmates, as well as some random people I met one time. While I enjoy Instagram and view it as an excellent...

Hasan: Selective mourning needs to end

April 18, 2019

On Monday, the world mourned as it heard the news about Notre Dame going up in flames. The tragedy of losing centuries worth of religious history was shocking for everyone. On the same day, at almost the...

Hasan: Housing is a human right, but we don’t treat it that way in Minneapolis

April 11, 2019

The Elliot Twins Apartments are public housing units with hundreds of residents. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is responsible for Elliot Twins' funding. Restructuring is coming from Rental...

Hasan: The blazing trail to legalization

March 28, 2019

Marijuana as a recreational drug is slowly becoming more acceptable. Within Minneapolis, there are moves toward legalization. Some are even pushing for full legalization by 2022 in Minnesota. While these...

Hasan: The University must reduce its use of plastic

March 14, 2019

Environmental protection is absolutely necessary. Plastic waste from humans causes our earth to suffer. Trashed plastic specifically tends to end up in the ocean and can be found inside over 90 percent...

Hasan: Criticism of Ilhan Omar is unwarranted

March 7, 2019

When Ilhan Omar was voted into Congress, it was a major step forward for our nation and our state. Omar is a Muslim woman of color, and her identity and position in government breaks several barriers....

Hasan: One region, no representation

February 28, 2019

As a graduating senior, I have spent countless hours filling in job applications. On every application, I come across the same question: “What is your race/ethnicity?”  While I can answer the...

Hasan: Studying abroad: a white experience

February 21, 2019

Last semester I was abroad in Rabat, Morocco. It was an incredible experience and I had the chance to meet many new people. The program I was studying with had only 40 people in it, and out of these 40,...

Hasan: On Wednesdays we wear maroon

February 7, 2019

The University of Minnesota has hundreds of student groups, from the Admissions Ambassadors to the Students for Gluten Free Awareness, so there are countless colorful ways for students to add extracurricular...

Hasan: Senior photos and guns, harmful or acceptable?

January 31, 2019

The gun debate in America has seemed never-ending. Last year was the deadliest year for school shootings in the U.S. Over 100 people were injured or killed in mass shootings that took place in American...

Hasan: Confronting prejudice against Cedar-Riverside

June 28, 2017

While some University of Minnesota students will proudly shout, “West Bank, best bank!,” others have given the outskirts of the area a bad name. Cedar-Riverside is a multicultural community that...