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Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Know thine enemy

July 24, 2020

Our nationally dismal response to the novel coronavirus pandemic has been the cherry on top of the Trump administration's tenure to date. The administration and certain states in the Union have been testing...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Voter suppression in the 2020 election

July 18, 2020

Like the Americans it disenfranchises, voter suppression has taken many diverse forms throughout our history. From horrifying intimidation tactics prior to the 15th Amendment, to more recent “use it...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: For the health of all UMN communities, keep campus empty

July 13, 2020

In terms of health, it is in the favor of the entire University of Minnesota community that as few people as possible be on campus before a vaccine to COVID-19 has granted the state herd immunity. In an...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Do not privatize police

June 29, 2020

Police in the U.S. must change from the way they are today, but without hawkish vigilance, we risk leaving the door open to something that can be much worse: large-scale privatized policing. If any state...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Can white people experience racism? Pt. II

June 26, 2020

This editorial was written as a follow-up to a previous editorial board piece.  "Reverse racism" is what a white person may use to describe a belief that any social or economic gains by Black people...

Sarah Mai

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

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...

Editorial: Remembering the importance of self-care, even as a student

April 29, 2019

Self-care and student life are at direct odds. While we run from class to work to social events, our bodies and mental health take a toll. The next two weeks are bound to be the busiest for students, faculty...

Editorial: Recognizing the value of student publications on Support Student Journalism day

April 25, 2019

Since 1900, the Minnesota Daily has served the University of Minnesota and surrounding areas by publishing news that matters. Today, we stand strong as one of the largest independent student-run publications...

Editorial: Legislature must go through traditional regent election process

April 22, 2019

State legislators are dragging their feet deciding who will fill the four open seats for the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents — an entity responsible for carrying out some of the most pressing...

Editorial: Applying to unpaid internships? Here’s what you need to know

April 18, 2019

Whether you’re searching for a post-graduation internship or a summer gig, knowing your rights (and your worth) as an intern is highly important — especially when it comes to unpaid internships. Don’t...

Editorial: Noor’s trial sheds light on media accessibility cultural impacts

April 7, 2019

Jury selection for the highly contested Mohamed Noor trial began on Monday. The fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond has garnered local, national and global media attention, yet the media’s access...

Editorial: Fully fund the University of Minnesota

April 4, 2019

University of Minnesota officials have been feeling the heat lately when it comes to raises in tuition. In January, the Minnesota Daily reported President Kaler anticipates a 2 percent resident tuition...

Editorial: Trump’s executive order regarding free inquiry on college campuses

April 1, 2019

President Trump signed an executive order last week regarding free speech on college campuses. The order stemmed from conservative student voices expressing concerns about the ability to freely speak their...

Editorial: UMN regents’ response to renaming report is disheartening

March 25, 2019

Several members of the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents were quick to dismiss the 125-page report by the Task Force on Building Names and Institutional History at the most recent regent meeting....

Editorial: Journalism is not immune to elitist bias

March 14, 2019

Journalists across the country were abuzz last week when Theodore Kim, who is director of newsroom fellowships at the The New York Times, tweeted a list of the "best" colleges that produce the most “consistently...

Photo by Jerusa Nyakundi / Minnesota Student Association

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily’s endorsement for MSA president and vice president

March 11, 2019

Editor’s note: The print version of this story was published prior to Janet Nguyen dropping out of the race and uncertainty around Osirus Washington’s campaign. This current version reflects the updated...

Editorial: Muslim students deserve wash stations that aren’t in a custodial closet

March 6, 2019

On Sunday, the Minnesota Daily reported 12 new wash stations are available across the University of Minnesota campus where Muslim students can practice Wudu, the ritualistic cleansing of the face, hands...

Editorial: Revamping liberal education requirements will help ensure student success

March 4, 2019

Most people at college have experienced the frustration of taking courses that don’t apply to their major. Many see these general requirements, or what a lot of students at University of Minnesota call...

Editorial: Tightening restrictions on vaping is a step in the right direction

February 28, 2019

The Minnesota Daily reported Sunday that lawmakers are looking to tighten restrictions on vaping. Under the proposed bill, vaping would be banned in places where cigarettes are restricted. The bill would...

Editorial: Support for renaming campus buildings

February 25, 2019

A University of Minnesota task force called for the renaming of four buildings on campus in a report released Wednesday. The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board fully supports the task force’s recommendation....

Editorial: Hustle culture promotes an unhealthy lifestyle, causing many to burnout

February 21, 2019

Hustle culture. Most people tend to think of illicit activities and side jobs when hearing the word “hustle,” but let’s talk about the idea of hustle culture in the context of the University of Minnesota....

Photos printed in the early 1900s from University of Minnesota yearbooks depicting discriminatory practices and actions on campus.

Editorial: Acknowledging racial, discriminatory historical practices on UMN campus

February 18, 2019

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board decided we would do some digging into the University of Minnesota’s history with cultural and racial discrimination from the late 1800s into the 1970s. Looking through...

Editorial: MPD continues to underserve, misunderstand victims of sexual assault

February 14, 2019

Following an attempted sexual assault attack on a University of Minnesota student last Friday, a Minneapolis Police Department Public Information Officer stated in a press conference that the victim “wasn’t...

Editorial: UMN’s responsibility to homeless community

February 11, 2019

The polar vortex has consumed Minneapolis this past week and brought record breaking cold temperatures to campus. Our classes were canceled and, though many of us kept warm at home, some did not have that...

Editorial: Amnesty bill strong step forward in justice for sexual assault survivors

February 7, 2019

On Monday, the Minnesota Daily reported the Minneapolis Police Department recently implemented a policy that prevents officers from citing sexual assault reporters for underage drinking, drug use and other...

Editorial: UMN should take initiative for student safety more often

January 31, 2019

Minnesota has faced dangerously cold temperatures this week, with Minneapolis experiencing a windchill of 50 degrees below zero midday on Tuesday and just over 40 degrees below zero Wednesday at noon....

Editorial: Politicians should be using social media to reach younger voters

January 28, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez frequently uses her Instagram to interact with her many followers — she has over two million. Ocasio-Cortez, who says she takes no corporate money for her political campaign,...

Editorial: Kick off spring semester by joining a new student group, here’s a few to choose from

January 24, 2019

With a new semester comes new opportunities. Whether it be to achieve your New Year’s resolution or trying something new, the University of Minnesota offers over 800 student groups. There’s something...

Editorial: Spring semester is here — so is the need to stay organized, motivated

January 21, 2019

One Stop Student Services has flooded your University email and your academic responsibilities are creeping around the corner. This only means one thing: spring semester is here.  Finding the drive...

Editorial: Joan Gabel a great finalist for next UMN President

December 13, 2018

It's time for a fresh perspective on campus. Now, as University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler prepares to step down in July, we have an opportunity for just that — a new voice leading the University. The...

Editorial: Additional prescription disposal boxes needed after first semester success

December 10, 2018

From the hospital to overdose, the opioid crisis is a national public health crisis that cannot be ignored any longer. It’s a crisis that affects more than 11 million people nationally, including college...

Editorial: Knowledge is a gift we should be grateful to receive

December 6, 2018

During this time, late in the semester, it is very easy to find yourself hating all things academic. The three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas fly by so fast — making it feel like they will...

Editorial: Board of Regents decision to select one Presidential finalist is a mistake

December 6, 2018

On Wednesday, the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents met to discuss finalists in the search for the University’s next president. Due to the high-profile nature of the candidates, some have requested...

Editorial: Use your power to volunteer during the season of giving

December 3, 2018

While most people consider this time to be the most wonderful time of the year, for some students and families, it might just be the most stressful. If you’ve been looking for a way to give back to those...

Editorial: Reviewing the University’s sickness policy

November 29, 2018

Students get sick.  With over almost 50,000 students populating on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus, you are bound to catch some sort of virus or bug. Typically, these minor illnesses...

Editorial: Proactive policy can solve Twin Cities housing issues

November 26, 2018

A new Minneapolis ordinance aims to protect residents living in affordable housing. This includes over 1,000 units near the University of Minnesota campus. The ordinance, which passed earlier this month,...

Editorial: A needed fall break

November 21, 2018

Earlier this month, the American Psychological Association found what college students already know: Generation Z, or people aged 15 to 21 years old, are the most stressed generation. The study looked...

Editorial: Developing pronoun policy needs to be enforceable and fair

November 19, 2018

An act of inclusiveness by the University of Minnesota has become one of the most controversial topics on campus. The University's proposed gender expression policy would allow students to select their...

Editorial: The student responsibility to shape the community

November 15, 2018

At the University of St. Thomas last month, a student woke up to the words “N***** Go Back” written on the door to his dorm. This sparked not only student outrage, but also action across the campus....

Editorial: The University’s involvement in the CIP should be a guarantee

November 12, 2018

Early last week, the University of Minnesota recently pulled out of — and then entered back into — the Conservation Improvement Program (CIP), a statewide energy efficiency program. While the program...

Editorial: Ensuring academic success in minority communities

November 7, 2018

The Minnesota Daily reported in October that the University of Minnesota graduation rates for African American students are relatively low compared to other populations of the student body. From 2013 to...

Editorial: How we can employ a better civic engagement

November 5, 2018

The United States political climate continues to remain as polarized as ever. Fortunately, this rough political climate also continues to promote civic engagement in Americans who, until this point, hadn’t...

Editor’s note: How we endorsed

November 1, 2018

Over the past several weeks, the four members of the Minnesota Daily's Editorial Board have interviewed six candidates for state and federal offices. We selected candidates to interview based on polling...

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily endorses Tim Walz for Governor of Minnesota

November 1, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections are looking to be the most contentious in U.S. history. After the 2016 general election results left many Americans unsatisfied, many see this election year as a catalyst that...

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily’s endorsement for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District

November 1, 2018

Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District is one of the major urban-centered districts in Minnesota, spanning eastern Hennepin County and parts of Anoka and Ramsey counties. Comprised of Minneapolis and...

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily’s endorsement for Minnesota House District 60B

November 1, 2018

House District 60B is experiencing change this election cycle, as the first Somali-American legislator Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis, has vacated the seat for a chance to represent Minnesota in Congress....

Editorial: Don’t face midterms alone

October 29, 2018

As midterm season rapidly approaches, it’s important to efficiently and effectively prepare for exams and practice self-care. Tackling midterms is easier with the right support, and this is your reminder...

Editorial: Immediate effect of tuition raises are alarming

October 25, 2018

Nearly one year ago, the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents passed a proposal that increased non-resident tuition by 15 percent. This proposal was introduced in an effort to match University tuition...

Editorial: Hard alcohol ban is only the first step

October 22, 2018

The North American Interfraternity Council (NIC) shocked fraternities nationwide when it was announced in August that chapters had one year to ban hard alcohol. However, the University of Minnesota's Interfraternity...

Editorial: Start learning how to lead environmentally friendly lives

October 18, 2018

On Oct. 8, the world was exposed to staggering statistics about the health and longevity of our Earth, which included learning that carbon dioxide emissions would need to be nearly cut in half by the year...