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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Candice Wheeler

College aid tangled in politics

Published May 2, 2012

When George W. Bush’s administration lowered the interest rate on the Stafford subsidized loan from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent back in 2007, it shined a light on college affordability. Now, five...

U.S. Bancorp’s money talks

Published April 25, 2012

I’ve been screwed over by my bank a handful of times due to obscene overdraft fees — a charge that can be as much as $35 each day it goes unpaid. U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo are offering their...

MnSCU asks what companies need

Published April 5, 2012

With jobs on the rise in Minnesota, employers are connecting with educators to resolve the state’s growing skills gap. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities have announced a “Workforce...

Journalists pushing Daisey

Published March 27, 2012

  When part of Mike Daisey’s one-man show about working conditions in Apple factories in China, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” aired on “This American Life”...

MTV: Is it really still worth the hype?

Published March 21, 2012

  MTV has aired a lot of boob-tube BS since their “TRL” glory days. As more fans shift to the Internet, the acclaimed “music” television network’s success continues to...

Meth-like ‘bath salts’ still legal in places

Published February 29, 2012

The highly addictive and increasingly popular synthetic drug code-named “bath salts” contains amphetamine-like chemicals, producing a high deemed far worse than cocaine. Poison call centers...

Out of Snickers? Better have a “Plan B”

Published February 15, 2012

In effort to make the “morning-after pill” more accessible to students, Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania has made it readily available by the push of a button. Students can purchase...

‘Let’s move’ away from mystery meat

Published February 8, 2012

LetâÄôs Move!, the campaign Michelle Obama started in 2010 to prevent childhood obesity, is currently in effect in Minnesota. The Minneapolis Pubic School system said âÄúhasta la vistaâÄù...

College is the time to travel abroad

Published February 1, 2012

  College is the time to be curious. We need to take advantage of our time and embark on an adventure before we lose that chance. Traveling and studying abroad âÄî completely immersing...

Wikileaks: keeping America honest

Published April 28, 2011

The secretâÄôs out, and the U.S. government is not happy. Wikileaks âÄî the controversial organization known for publicizing classified documents since its launch in 2006 âÄî has...

With the homeless on Nicollet Avenue

Published April 25, 2011

In Minnesota alone, more than 13,000 people are homeless on any given night. The University of Minnesota student group âÄúBlessed Are the PoorâÄù collects donated food from Coffman Union...

Where have all the businesses gone?

Published March 30, 2011

The decision to build the Central Corridor light-rail line might end up changing more than how students get around the Twin Cities. Many of the businesses along the light railâÄôs planned 11-mile...

Crüe, Poison announce future tour

Published March 9, 2011

Mötley Crüe and fellow ’80s hair-metal band Poison recently announced their 40-date summer tour, where they will go head-to-head for what will be Mötley Crüe’s...