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All content by Ellen Schneider

Schneider: The right way to remember a president

December 10, 2018

The 41st president of the United States, George H. W. Bush passed away last week. As a series of announcements spilled out from various news organizations, publications scrambled to put together an obituary...

Schneider: Why Victoria’s Secret’s stock drop is not surprising

December 3, 2018

Last week, it was announced that Victoria’s Secret stock has dropped 41 percent in 2018. The lingerie company has been steadily losing steam over the past few years, which may be surprising considering...

Schneider: Big Pharma money worsens the opioid epidemic

November 26, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new opioid painkiller called Dsuvia. The drug is 1,000 times more potent than morphine and 10 times stronger than fentanyl. In other words, it's...

Schneider: Out of my lane

November 19, 2018

Last week, the National Rifle Association released a distasteful – to say the least – tweet aimed at doctors. The tweet stated, “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their...

Schneider: The ‘year of the woman’ can’t stop here

November 12, 2018

Since election night, recounts and missing ballot boxes in Florida and Arizona have been dominating the news cycle. A midterm headline that should receive more attention; an incredible amount of women...

Schneider: Our age group never votes, this is the year to change that

November 5, 2018

The importance of voting in the midterms has been shoved down everyone’s throats since early August. Yet I’m not sure the importance of this civic duty is fully understood. And so, here I go, adding...

Schneider: Candidates need to talk about how they plan to address sexual assault in MN

October 29, 2018

In the midst of a particularly contentious midterm season, candidates are desperately latching on to national taglines and party politics. Instead of discussing relevant, local issues, candidates continue...

Schneider: Your friendly reminder to wear conscious costumes this Halloween

October 22, 2018

This column is the reminder you’ve been waiting for – cultural appropriation isn’t OK, not even on Halloween. The spooky season is not and never was an excuse to be ignorant. Cultural appropriation...

Schneider: Greek life’s alcohol ban is good, but only a start

October 15, 2018

Fraternities at the University of Minnesota recently announced a hard alcohol ban, falling in line with the nation-wide ban implemented by the North-American Interfraternity Council (NIC). University fraternities...

Schneider: We are never too young to respect one another and live a conscious life

October 8, 2018

I wasn’t sure I wanted to write this column. What would be the point of screaming into the partisan political void of heated debates, outright denials and tidal wave of opinions? There isn’t one, really....

Schneider: The midterms and the #MeToo Movement matter; Jim Knoblach is why

October 1, 2018

Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach dropped out of the race for his state legislature seat last week, after MPR News reported allegations his daughter made regarding his inappropriate behavior toward her throughout...

Schneider: Stop using ‘Nazi’ as a slur in political conversation

September 24, 2018

As our political environment grows increasingly polarized, people become more and more shameless in their touting of party politics and holier-than-thou philosophies. What I think people don’t realize...

Schneider: Porn isn’t for women, and shouldn’t be for anyone

September 17, 2018

I distinctly remember the first time I ever saw porn. I was in middle school and I barely understood what sex was, let alone was I interested in partaking in anything remotely sexual. A boy in my class...

Schneider: UMN shrugs off responsibility in Richard Liu case

September 10, 2018

Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, is a Chinese billionaire and founder of JD.com. He is also a student in the Carlson School of Management's Doctor of Business Administration Chinese-partnership...

Schneider: UMN football player’s lawsuit diminishes the severity of sexual misconduct

September 3, 2018

In 2016, at least 10 University of Minnesota football players were accused of lining up at an apartment in Dinkytown to await their turn to have sex with just one woman. Condoms and wrappers were allegedly...

Schneider: The University should be doing more to help low-income students

May 3, 2018

Last week, the Minnesota Daily published a piece that detailed the stained college experience of low-income students. As the price of a college education continues to soar, a degree becomes less attainable...

Schneider: How campus culture cultivates body-image issues

April 26, 2018

As college students, we tend to be under perpetual stress. It’s an expected, although unwelcome, aspect of school. Exams, essays, loans — not to mention the ever-illusive social life — is enough...

Schneider: Disarming the UMPD is a meaningless cause

April 19, 2018

On April 12, the Students for a Democratic Society student group staged a protest advocating for the disarming of the University of Minnesota Police Department. The students gathered next to the department’s...

Schneider: UMN administrators should have taken action in light of fraternity member’s death

April 12, 2018

A Phi Gamma Delta fraternity member died in late February after a night of partying at a Gamma Phi Beta event. In an article published in the Minnesota Daily last week, the night leading to Mitchell Hoenig’s...

Schneider: Don’t let social media dictate your life offline

April 5, 2018

I was one of the few preteens barred from using Facebook by their parents when it started to gain popularity. They worried it would distract me from school work and that I’d share personal information....

Schneider: Don’t let state lawmakers throw out the Regent Candidate Advisory Council

March 29, 2018

Minnesota lawmakers have recently been reconsidering the process by which University of Minnesota Board of Regents members are chosen. In the current system, the Regent Candidate Advisory Council, a 24-member...

Schneider: The Minnesota high school walkouts lack meaning because they aren’t student-led

March 22, 2018

On March 14, high school students all over the state walked out of their classrooms to call for stricter gun control measures and to remember the victims of the Parkland shooting one month after it took...

Schneider: UMN Divest debates detract from the real issues of financial neutrality and human rights

March 8, 2018

Last week, a petition demanding the University of Minnesota divest from companies who support Israel received over 600 signatures. As a result, a referendum was placed on the all-campus election ballot...

Schneider: What’s wrong with hookup culture on campus

March 1, 2018

As someone who has had little to no success in her dating life in college, what I find most frustrating, and most obvious, is that men are setting all the rules. I began my college career in a long-term...

Schneider: How Minnesota can start to address gun control

February 22, 2018

There was yet another mass shooting in Florida on Valentine’s Day. A 19-year-old man named Nikolas Cruz entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School armed with a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle — a weapon...

Schneider: The Congressional Higher Education Bill proves campus conservatives are fed up

February 15, 2018

Right now, the U.S. House of Representatives is working on a rewrite of the higher education bill. Despite still being in the works, the bill has drawn some heated criticism. However, it continues to be...

Schneider: The Super Bowl has left Minneapolis, and I hope it doesn’t come back

February 8, 2018

As my roommate and I sat on our broken futon streaming the Super Bowl on her laptop, I reflected on the couple days leading up to the big game. I’d spent most of week holed up in my apartment, trying...

Schneider: Larry Nassar’s long list of victims is evidence of a culture which enables predators

February 1, 2018

Last week former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing more than 150 women over several decades. Nassar, a...

Schneider: The “Me Too” movement is not hysteria

January 25, 2018

Since the “Me Too” movement has taken hold, it’s received significant coverage as numerous sexual assault claims are brought against various celebrities and influential men. Recently however, some...

Schneider: Trump’s ‘shithole’ remark should be a wakeup call

January 18, 2018

What I’ve taken away from President Donald Trump’s "shithole" remarks is that he is ignorant and oblivious. Under the Trump administration, behaviors that previously would never have been allowed are...

Schneider: College athletics prove to be a bigger priority for universities

December 7, 2017

It has become increasingly hard to listen to the news about the University of Minnesota’s athletic programs, as more and more money seems to be poured into the Gopher athletics, as academic spending...

Schneider: Rolling back the birth control mandate is a problem

November 30, 2017

The Trump administration announced in October that it would be rolling back the portion of the Affordable Care Act which required employers to provide coverage of contraceptives for women. This change...

Schneider: As sexual harassment accusations continue, lawmakers make meaningless responses

November 24, 2017

A flurry of sexual harassment claims have been brought against some of the most powerful people in the country, from Hollywood industry moguls, news media tyrants, to even beloved senators.  If there...

Schneider: What Frey can do for the student housing crisis

November 16, 2017

As a student who has worked full time, I can attest to the astronomical costs that are weighing on students. I’ve worked 40-hour weeks while juggling 18 credits, and it has not begun to cover the costs...