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All content by Brooke Bovee

Uber cars are standard, despite bad press

December 2, 2014

If you’ve noticed a group of students piling into a nice black car on a Friday night in Dinkytown, you’ve likely seen the use of an Uber car. The Uber app uses your phone’s GPS to find...

LinkedIn still helps networking

November 19, 2014

LinkedIn, the professional social networking website, is necessary to have. Without a profile, you might fall behind the times. The majority of Fortune 500 companies have pages on and use LinkedIn, according...

Tax reform and how history can help us

November 13, 2014

A pressing and continual issue during the midterm election season was tax policy — a controversial issue on which people often fundamentally disagree. Although tempers sometime flare over proposed...

Yik Yak’s anonymity is an issue

November 6, 2014

Last November, two recent college graduates created the social media app Yik Yak. The app is similar to Twitter, but it’s anonymous and connects users so that only Yaks from a radius of just over...

Egg-freezing benefits are a positive step

October 29, 2014

Freezing eggs isn’t about putting your chicken eggs in the freezer and saving them for later, but it’s pretty close. Egg freezing, a process in which a woman’s eggs are extracted, frozen...

Child protection programs need updating

October 20, 2014

Four-year-old Eric Dean died in February 2013 after those close to him had filed 15 reports of child abuse on his behalf. Repeated abuse reports from his day care provider, doctors and special education...

StudyRoom a helpful resource

October 8, 2014

In today’s digital age, it only makes sense to have an online study room. Invites to the new Internet start-up platform, StudyRoom, have probably been filling your inbox recently. Some professors...

The danger of unregulated e-cigs

September 30, 2014

E-cigarettes, more commonly known as e-cigs, are currently not as heavily regulated as regular tobacco products in Minneapolis. However, e-cigs should be treated the same as tobacco products and should...

Ticket scalping frustrates artists and fans

September 25, 2014

You walk into a concert with all your friends, excited to see your favorite artist perform. You get to your seats and find that someone is already sitting in them, but you aren’t worried, because...

Online gym not a good solution

September 16, 2014

Since elementary school, many of us have faced the excitement of being picked first or the fear of being taken last for a game in gym. However, we often neglect to consider how such excitement or fear...

Organic eating on the rise, as is the cost

September 9, 2014

The increasing demand for organic foods is causing a dilemma in the produce aisle. Organically grown foods have broadened our options in the market. Today, shoppers can find organic food not only in farmers...

#IceBucketChallenge

September 3, 2014

Last spring, students jumped into the Mississippi River to fight cancer. This summer, we’ve transitioned to dumping ice water on our heads for a disease. From former President George W. Bush to the...