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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Delaney Daly

A wrinkle in the concept of time

Published December 12, 2012

Our concept of time, to this day, is constantly being discussed and amended. Physics tries to explain time as another dimension, one that is also dependent on space. This space-time concept has been adopted...

Evolution revised

Published December 5, 2012

Conventionally, evolution is presented as a linear process. Descent through modification happens on a population-based level, meaning that driving forces on our genetic makeup and behavior are stable influences...

A threat to the Internet

Published November 28, 2012

Remember SOPA? The Stop Online Piracy Act aimed to limit copyright infringement of intellectual property that would have cut access to websites that are associated with pirated content. Since it was proposed,...

Solutions are drying up

Published November 21, 2012

On Sunday and Monday nights, PBS aired Ken Burns’ new film, “The Dust Bowl.” The four-hour documentary follows accounts of those who were alive during the 1930s Dust Bowl and what led...

A new way to network

Published November 14, 2012

The smoke from last week’s election has cleared, leaving the nation with a few new trends. We are able to see the shifting terms of “majority” and “minority” as voter demographics...

The dawning of the cannabis age?

Published November 7, 2012

Public opinion no longer views marijuana as “the devil’s weed.” In addition to three states voting on the legalization of medical marijuana, Oregon, Colorado and Washington have voted...

Keep them covered, for now

Published October 31, 2012

Nearly a fourth of the workforce has at least one tattoo. They are a part of our culture, now more than ever. The need to express oneself or stand out through body art is particularly prominent in generations...

The skewed ideologies of science

Published October 24, 2012

In the fourth grade, Bill Nye the Science Guy was one of my biggest heroes. Maybe it was because I watched his show daily; maybe it was that catchy theme song that got everyone chanting, “Bill! Bill!...

The politics of social media

Published October 17, 2012

Today, Facebook now has more than 1 billion active users. The U.S. has more of these accounts than any other country, making Mark Zuckerburg’s social network a political hotspot. A friend of mine...

Birth control accessibility grows

Published October 10, 2012

Logic should tell us that with access to free birth control, teenage girls and women are much less likely to have unplanned pregnancies. This may seem obvious. Despite that, of the 6 million pregnancies...

The price of interconnectivity

Published October 3, 2012

There’s a distinct difference between loneliness and being alone. The former term connotes those familiar feelings of high school: alienation, exclusion and misunderstanding come directly to my mind....

Displacing cars

Published September 26, 2012

I was 15 years old when my mother declared our wretched Toyota 4Runner a superfluous expense and that we could get along just fine without it. I admit to being initially horrorstruck at the prospect of...

America’s Neverland generation

Published September 19, 2012

The transition from childhood to adulthood used to be straightforward; our grandparents became grown-ups when they got married, found a job and had kids. Generation X had a similar outline, this time with...

The language debate

Published September 12, 2012

Our language, as linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf asserted, shapes our thought patterns. This is a foremost reason why it should be mandatory for children in America to begin a second language at a young age....

Freedom from religion

Published September 5, 2012

The United States has created a reputation for being a Christian nation. We’ve grown up chanting, “One nation, under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, while the insignia “In God...