The Minnesota Daily

All content by Kaylee Anderson

Minnesota’s solitary confinement have grave consequences

December 12, 2016

A recent series of articles by the Star Tribune have brought new facts to light regarding solitary confinement and the effect it has on prisoners, and frankly, I'm horrified. The phrase “humans are social...

Clinton loss has a surprising outcome

December 6, 2016

When the last of the battleground states were called on election night, I couldn't believe that our first viable attempt at electing a woman president had failed in the face of such a hopelessly under-qualified...

Twin Cities gentrification must stop

November 29, 2016

A recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota found that more than one-third of Minneapolis’ low-income areas had experienced gentrification from 2000 to 2014.The Twin Cities want neighborhoods...

Here’s why the left won’t chill out

November 22, 2016

I had the recent fortune of reading an opinion piece on CNN by Timothy Stanley, entitled, “Liberals, chill out about Trump victory” — and I have quite a few thoughts on it. Mr. Stanley brings...

The Republicans are In control—now what?

November 16, 2016

So, Donald Trump is now our President-elect — the words are difficult to write because they feel unreal, but they’re true. Before the election, a few republicans had suggested keeping the ninth...

U.S. Prisons Need an Overhaul

November 7, 2016

I came across a recent article on CNN that shed light on issues prisoners face while incarcerated. Many of us already know that people serving time work as part of their rehabilitation efforts. What I...

Kim Kardashian “Parisian Heist” costume crosses the line

November 1, 2016

Over the weekend, I came across a Halloween costume online that crossed the line. Titled the “Parisian Heist,” the costume was intended to mimic Kim Kardashian during the now infamous robbery in France,...

Writing conventions help us understand out own biases

October 26, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to attend Nerdcon: Stories, a convention hosted by Hank and John Green of the Youtube channel The Vlogbrothers. Over the course of two days, I attended panels, open-mics...

Visual sports are sports, too

October 17, 2016

When you look around at a ballroom dance competition, everything you see screams money. From the specialty shoes to the rhinestone dresses, the travel expenses and the enrollment fees — nothing seems...

Gary Johnson’s stance on climate change is medieval

October 11, 2016

Last month when riffing on the topic of climate change, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said that “in billions of years, the sun is actually going to grow and encompass the earth, right?...

Dinky the Elephant is about to fall flat on his trunk

October 3, 2016

With the introduction of the new Dinkytown mascot — an elephant aptly named “Dinky” — I think it is pertinent to discuss why the Dinkytown Business Alliance (DBA) thinks this will be the...

High-Rise Hell

September 26, 2016

Any student who has spent time wandering around campus and its periphery has seen them — the cold, lifeless buildings that seem to rise from the dirt in a span of weeks, towering over the local cityscape.These...

YouTube must continue to pay controversial creators, clarify guidelines

September 12, 2016

A recent controversy over which videos are allowed to be monetized on YouTube was brought to light by Philip DeFranco, a prominent member of the YouTube community. In a recent video titled “YouTube is...

It’s time to expand your life’s scope

September 6, 2016

As the new school year begins, many of us are introspective — reflecting on what we’ve accomplished in the summer months, and looking forward to what we’d like to do before we graduate from college.I’ve...