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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 Katharine Hargreaves

Failing U?

Published May 9, 2008

Seeing as the end of the school year is fast approaching, I thought it would be an opportune moment to share my personal thoughts on education as it exists now, here at the University. I realize that what...

Facebook signing off

Published April 11, 2008

As I've mentioned in recent columns, I obviously think there is a lot worth noting (and for good reason) when it comes to talking about the Internet as a powerful player in the development of our culture...

Contemplating joining Lavalife

Published March 7, 2008

One thing that happens when you break up with a boyfriend of two years is that you suddenly find yourself with a lot of spare time on your hands. Now, the time and energy that used to be devoted to things...

Too much scene

Published February 22, 2008

Two weeks ago, I talked about the idea of the "Urban Tribe" and what that could (or could not) mean for our culture and generation. This week, however, I want to examine what I feel is one of the more...

My love, my life: my TV

Published April 30, 2007

There's a special something about the end of the school year that always brings out the panic attack in me. It could be the fact that half of my friends are balancing three majors and 40-hour internships,...

Re-‘writing’ our ethics

Published April 19, 2007

It's been quite an interesting month for me. Though usually I'm all about sharing my biggest, deepest and darkest secrets if it means writing a good column, in the interest of everyone involved in this...

The hipster debate

Published March 29, 2007

I never thought it would happen, but it did: I got to relive the movie "The Breakfast Club." Granted, I'm no Molly Ringwald, but I did have the pleasure of suffering through one of the most awkward parties...

Soooo MySpace it hurts

Published March 2, 2007

As a University student I can't walk three feet without being reminded that I'm "Driven to Discover." Never mind the fact that I'm really only here to discover the free keg beer and the secret underground...

Making ‘smart’ choices

Published February 19, 2007

As most college students have been continually warned by our parents, life is about making smart choices. However, what mother doesn't know is that following this motto is easier said than done. "Smart"...

V-Day brought to you by Chuck Norris

Published February 2, 2007

It's almost Valentine's Day, and, this year, I decided to use my power for good. This brain flash happened the other day while reading the Daily: I was scanning a Dr. Date response and then BAM! It hit...

Yeah? Well, I spent my break on Mars

Published January 19, 2007

It's never easy coming back from vacation, I'll admit that. I don't know how your break went, but I spent most of mine thinking of new foods I could cook in oil and daydreaming about the new rock star...

What Thanksgiving means to me

Published December 1, 2006

I'm going to be honest with you: It's been one of those weeks. I don't mean one of those weeks where you have an essay and a rectal examination in every class, or even one of those weeks where you lose...

Toilet papering: The glory years

Published November 10, 2006

Let's face it. I was a troublemaker in high school. While I had been a pretty well-behaved kid for most of my life, it seems that ninth grade was the turning point from which there was no going back. The...

Mean girls finish in the middle

Published October 27, 2006

I'm not as nice as I look. Granted, I like my milk iced every now and then and I'm really good at carrying on polite conversations, but I'm that girl who flicks off grandmas on the interstate because they're...