The Minnesota Daily

All content by Nasser Mussa

Faces of poverty

December 12, 2012

With an increasing campaign on abject poverty around the world, images of starving African children have become symbolic faces of global poverty. One can’t avoid them on posters, cards, popular magazines,...

December graduation

December 6, 2012

With mixed feelings of hope and despair, December graduation appears to be an awkward time, falling in the middle of the school year and a slow economic recovery. Though college graduation marks an important...

Campaign workers face unemployment

November 29, 2012

With billions of dollars spent on advertisements and campaign jobs, the American presidential election has become its own industrial complex, creating jobs nationwide. The problem is that these jobs melt...

Drug incarceration in the age of Obama

November 15, 2012

Although the U.S. has the highest incarceration rates in the world, President Barack Obama has remained quite silent on the issue and appears to be far from making substantial reform any time soon. Obama...

Do celebrity endorsements matter?

November 8, 2012

Throughout the course of this election, Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama secured dozens of celebrity endorsements to bring out different demographics of voters. According to researcher Erica...

The US-Libya diplomatic crisis

November 1, 2012

As a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Libya occupies an important geographic and economic position in the Middle East and produces 1.6 million barrels of oil per day. Given...

The rise and fall of al-Shabab

October 25, 2012

From remote villages in Somalia to the U.S. Federal Court in Minneapolis, al-Shabab has garnered attention throughout the world as a terrorist group from the Horn of Africa. Al-Shabab seized power in the...

A long political journey

October 18, 2012

I disliked being called an alien; it made me feel like I was displaced, a human with limited political and social power. Yet, being an alien is part of an immigrant’s life in this country, and it...

The politics of immigration reform

October 11, 2012

As the first presidential debate opened last week with domestic policies, specific issues involving immigration still need to be debated, though they may appear in the latter of the presidential oratory...

Campus fare-free zone needed

October 3, 2012

A fare-free zone — a stretch of the new light rail that would exempt passengers from ticketing penalties within designated zones — may help University of Minnesota students commuting between...

From yellow to white

September 26, 2012

Minneapolis Public Schools are making a major change in their transportation system this year:  Students will take city buses instead of  school buses. Under the new plan, the high school seniors...

The gender gap in higher education

September 19, 2012

In the last few decades, the number of American adults pursuing higher education has increased significantly. This has led to the expansion of facilities among the institutions of higher education to provide...

Are women shaping the 2012 election?

September 12, 2012

As women increasingly participate in the voting process, it’s becoming more common that the first lady or candidate’s spouse will galvanize the presidential campaign with more emphasis on women’s...

Why the humanities are in trouble

September 5, 2012

In the past century, the instution   of liberal arts education successfully produced critical thinkers, philosophers and intellectuals with a wide range of economically sound occupations leading...