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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 Maureen Landsverk

Alcohol tolerance: A double-edged sword

Published May 7, 2010

Before Barack Obama began his kick for healthcare reform, the most heated debates on campus were commonly centered on one subject: alcohol. Where to get it, what to buy to maximize and quicken intoxication,...

Money: An alternative to Advil?

Published April 12, 2010

We are warned from childhood that money is the root of all evil, but a new University of Minnesota study may overturn this conclusion. Research by Kathleen Vohs, associate professor of marketing at Carlson...

Stadium alcohol policy totaled

Published April 7, 2010

With the multitude of budget cuts from household to national levels, it seems only natural that institutions such as the University of Minnesota would jump at the chance to generate additional profits....

Altruism is dead, environmentally speaking

Published March 31, 2010

We give a variety of reasons for practicing what used to be considered environmental philanthropy: genuine concern for the environment, a desire to protect our health or maintain the planet for future...

Furlough vs. pay low for University employees

Published March 21, 2010

As we scramble to pay the rent, electric and grocery bills, we may forget that our individual finances are probably better off than our countryâÄôs. As the national debt surpasses $12 trillion,...

Studies wash produce notions clean

Published March 1, 2010

As college students, our needs and wants are at times indistinguishable. If we need a jacket, we want The North Face; we need food, but we want the dining-out experience over a to-go Happy Meal. Frustrating...

Health insurance: A right or luxury?

Published February 7, 2010

âÄúYou donâÄôt need it âÄôtil you doâÄù seems to be the age-old adage that accompanies the classic pro-coverage argument for health insurance. Sure, when youâÄôre...

Don’t depend on a promise

Published January 27, 2010

Whether itâÄôs with a handshake or a ring, weâÄôve all done it: made a promise. When we were younger, we extended a pinky finger to link in a grand, sanctimonious gesture of veracity or...

Journey in a bottle or a bad trip?

Published December 6, 2009

âÄúA consciousness-expanding journey unlike any other âĦâÄù says U.K. journalist Gaia Vince. Matt Snyders of City pages recounts that âÄúâĦ all existence...

Virtual Streamlab a complex model

Published December 1, 2009

College students today are overwhelmed. With the rigorous world of academia, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and cramming in as many extracurricular activities as necessary for career success, there is...

When belligerents ask for forgiveness

Published November 22, 2009

There are two sides to every story. That is what weâÄôre told, anyway. Our government is founded on the basis of equality, on the impartial representation of everyone and anyone who may lay claim...

Global conflicts become interactive

Published November 18, 2009

Rules are made to be broken; limits, to be tested. The causeless rebel in each of us has, at some point, held the same nonchalant, blasé conviction. Even so, there is a line; a line of accepted...

Revelations on the mall preacher

Published November 12, 2009

The pause, the over-the-shoulder glance, the avoidance of eye contact; weâÄôve all done it. WeâÄôve all stumbled from Walter Library in a daze of calculus or quantum physics to be greeted...

Conflicting priorities denote state decline

Published November 4, 2009

'Crisis.' The word has come to represent a situation of dubious severity, from losing oneâÄôs keys to the ballooning national deficit. Lately, however, it was used to describe MinnesotaâÄôs...

Study reveals party schools’ lack of intervention

Published October 28, 2009

Alcohol consumption is an accepted tradition of collegiate life. Whether youâÄôre a first-year or a fourth-year, a microbiology major or a cultural studies aficionado, a sorority sister or a member...

H1N1 sickness doesn’t pay, enough

Published October 21, 2009

During flu season, avoiding germs and preventing the spread of illness is condensed to a fluid stream of consciousness. Effervescent signs, DayQuil commercials and tissue-bearing friends all radiate the...

Retention and rank only half the story

Published October 14, 2009

As the haze of excitement clears and the academic adjustment to college life is made, the general freshman reaction is as variable as the incoming class itself. More logical students buckle down and turn...

Light-rail construction crashes into University research

Published October 8, 2009

Transportation is a necessary evil of todayâÄôs society. In a world so dependent on technological advancement, the convenience of narrowing the distance between points A and B is more crucial than...

Statistics lend credence to SDS’ protest

Published September 30, 2009

Anyone who attended Convocation during Welcome Week heard it. Most arenâÄôt sure who said it or what the actual message was, but the general public reached a consensus that the protest was, in...

Music industry dynamics suggest iTunes price hike

Published September 24, 2009

On April 7 of this year, the American public did a double take when the prodigious increase in select iTunes music was finally implemented. Prepare for a repeat performance. In a recent CNET report, various...

Health Care Reform: The Public’s Option

Published September 15, 2009

If it is unclear by the flocks of Secret Service officials, road barricades and overzealous Republican protesters, the roaring cheers that shake the escalators indicate President Barack Obama is in the...

Cries fall on deaf ears

Published September 9, 2009

Today, almost a decade after the turn of the century, we Americans still lack an integral quality of any evolved nation: a basic respect for human life and the will to protect it. The United States is...

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