The Minnesota Daily

All content by Maddie Eaton

Standardize sex-ed programs

May 4, 2016

One of the most troubling problems facing our state is how little younger generations know about sex. This is the result of wildly inconsistent sex education programs throughout Minnesota.      While...

Say ‘nay’ to Spring Jam’s horses

April 27, 2016

On Saturday, the streets of Dinkytown were crowded with people and cars. However, if you took a closer look, you also saw mounted patrol officers scattered throughout the chaos.     As the owner...

Where’s the course on adulthood?

April 20, 2016

For most of us, someone holds our hands for the majority of our teenage lives. Throughout high school, we’re taught how to apply for college, fill out a FAFSA report and even apply for a student...

Extend open skate to raise cash

April 13, 2016

As a Minnesota native, there’s nothing I enjoy doing more in my spare time than heading over to the hockey rink to relieve some stress. While Van Cleve Park is a nice, free option during the cold...

Take a stand against sex assault

April 6, 2016

Every year, roughly 293,000 people in the United States experience sexual assault. Lately, there has been an increase in awareness as students and lawmakers work together to reduce sexual assault on college...

Save finals for finals week, please

March 31, 2016

With finals week creeping up on us, students are beginning to think about preparing for their exams. Some teachers, in an effort to help students with time management, choose to give their tests during...

Buy an education, not an animal

March 30, 2016

I love dogs. There’s something special about coming home to a greeting from a faithful four-legged companion after a long day. But college is no place for furry friends.     With the rising...

Leave the car at home, freshmen

March 23, 2016

Many students find it tempting to keep a car on campus — and it is appealing for a select few. However, there are a lot of reasons to leave the car at home.     First, parking is very expensive....

Could you pass a citizenship test?

March 9, 2016

“Super Saturday” has come and gone, and while it seems people are particularly fired up over this election, there’s still an incredible number of folks who don’t understand...

Swipe left, reject hookup culture

March 2, 2016

Too often, what used to be a romantic gesture of courtship is now merely a ploy to get some stranger to come home with us at the end of the night. It seems the original sense of a romantic relationship...

Professors owe us study guides

February 25, 2016

With midterms in full swing, many of us at the University of Minnesota have been studying diligently to prepare for our exams. As these assessments often represent a large percentage of our grades, it’s...

Stow away the electronics, people

February 24, 2016

Lately I’ve noticed a significant increase in the number of my professors who have decided to include electronics policies in their syllabi. Depending on the course, these policies might enforce...

Step up to end child abuse now

February 18, 2016

On New Year’s Eve, a young boy displaying clear signs of abuse arrived at an Edina hospital. However, instead of delivering the child instantly to a social worker, child protection services remained...

Work together, but succeed alone

February 17, 2016

The majority of students seem to dread group projects more than any other type of assignment. This is especially true if all your group members fail to contribute a substantial amount of work to what is...

You’ll have a ball on a sports team

February 11, 2016

Intramural sports are a huge program here at the University of Minnesota. From badminton to dodgeball, there’s a team for nearly every sport — and at all sorts of levels. Participation doesn’t...

On game day, don’t play politics

February 10, 2016

This year’s most anticipated sports event has come and gone, but certainly not without a bang. With 30-second national advertisement spots running at more than $4 million apiece during the Super...

Community centers build cities

February 3, 2016

As a native Minnesotan, I love ice skating. And though it’s admittedly pretty cool to glide around Mariucci Arena during open skate, going around in circles gets tiresome when you’ve done it...

Dad, it’s not the 1980s anymore

January 27, 2016

Every time I find myself listening to music with my dad, he’s constantly comparing the quality of my music to his own. And while, admittedly, I do enjoy jamming to Journey and ABBA every so often,...

Libraries need extended hours

December 15, 2015

Finals week is upon us. Students spend the last of their time trying to cram in as much information and coffee as they possibly can in the few short days before their tests.   They often look for...

Finals week lasts for too long

December 8, 2015

The most dreaded time of the year is just around the corner — for college students, anyway. Finals week (which I’ve heard students refer to as seven days of complete and utter chaos) begins...

Make the most of your classes

December 3, 2015

With spring registration upon us, many students are scrambling to decide which classes to take next semester. At a school as large as the University of Minnesota, there are nearly endless options.    The...

Choosing a major is overrated

December 1, 2015

Declaring one’s major is perhaps the most intimidating part of college. That said, almost 80 percent of students change their major at least once during their college career.   So why put so...

Take back the holiday

November 25, 2015

Black Friday. It’s a day when all store etiquette is thrown out the window and customers run around in the hope of finding the best deals possible — the day when people are most similar to...

Time to shelve online textbooks

October 15, 2015

In the past few years, the number of people relying on digital textbooks has skyrocketed. Not only are these online editions often cheaper than hard copies, but they’re also easily accessible via...

Music programs deserve support

October 6, 2015

Oftentimes public schools, especially in inner cities, lack sufficient funding for K-12 music departments. Large budget cuts in instructive arts programs have left many of these schools in less-than-optimal...

Our drug laws crowd our prisons

September 30, 2015

Right now, there are about 10,000 inmates in Minnesota’s state prisons — and the facilities are overflowing. As a result, there are an additional 500 prisoners housed in county jails around...

EHV-1 scare hits too close to home

September 24, 2015

Asort of mass panic ensued Friday when exhibitors were called for a mandatory meeting at the annual Minnesota 4-H State Horse Show. As an exhibitor myself, I can say that I was quite confused...

Students paying price for luxury

September 15, 2015

The demand for student housing is ever-present. However, as more and more high-rise apartment buildings are popping up near campus, so-called “luxury” housing options are attracting a lot of...

Welcome Week proves lukewarm

September 10, 2015

We’ve all been there. Between struggling to find that class on the opposite end of campus, adapting to an independent lifestyle and trying to figure out which textbooks you need for your classes,...

Academy Awards don’t reflect society

January 20, 2015

It’s award season once again, and coming up in February is perhaps the most eagerly awaited film event of the year — the Academy Awards. But it seems that even though these awards are incredibly...