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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Noor Adwan

Noor Adwan, Opinions Editor

Noor Adwan is the opinions editor for the MNDaily. She was formerly a columnist. She also writes for Sahan Journal and works with Mizna. The fourth-year journalism student spends her free time painting, reading and wishing that AP style permitted the Oxford comma.

All content by Noor Adwan
Adwan: The Amazon Labor Union’s win is for all workers

Adwan: The Amazon Labor Union’s win is for all workers

Published May 1, 2022
I hope this victory is contagious.
Adwan: Students’ best friend

Adwan: Students’ best friend

Published April 24, 2022
When it comes to managing our mental health, we may not give our furry friends enough credit.
Adwan: On ‘Junioritis’

Adwan: On ‘Junioritis’

Published April 14, 2022
Why should college seniors have a monopoly on fatigue?
Adwan: Almost normal, but not quite

Adwan: Almost normal, but not quite

Published April 6, 2022
After a year of training my eyes to recognize half-faces, a return to normalcy in the classroom will undoubtedly be strange.
Adwan: On eight months meat-free

Adwan: On eight months meat-free

Published March 25, 2022
I shifted to a pescatarian diet last August. Had I known it would be this easy, I would’ve done it years earlier.
Adwan: On perfectionism

Adwan: On perfectionism

Published March 24, 2022
My GPA is a 4.0, but at what cost?
Adwan: School isn’t one-size-fits-all

Adwan: School isn’t one-size-fits-all

Published March 20, 2022
For some of us, the standard four-year approach to college simply isn’t a good fit.
Adwan: Minneapolis, where civilians have better trigger discipline than cops.

Adwan: Minneapolis, where civilians have better trigger discipline than cops.

Published February 16, 2022
Why do we expect more from the public than those who are said to serve and protect us?
Adwan: Hooray for public transit!

Adwan: Hooray for public transit!

Published February 13, 2022
We could all stand to be more appreciative of public transportation
Adwan: ‘It feels like 20% of my brain power is devoted to the plague.’

Adwan: ‘It feels like 20% of my brain power is devoted to the plague.’

Published February 9, 2022
For some of us, our COVID anxiety has yet to subside.
Adwan: Mohammed El-Kurd’s visit to campus indicates a shift in the Palestine narrative

Adwan: Mohammed El-Kurd’s visit to campus indicates a shift in the Palestine narrative

Published January 26, 2022
El-Kurd’s visit to campus was yet another step toward validating the Palestinian side of the story.
Adwan: The pandemic has shifted our perception of the common cold

Adwan: The pandemic has shifted our perception of the common cold

Published December 6, 2021
There is no virtue in making yourself miserable. Take care of yourself and your body; your to-do list can wait until tomorrow.
Adwan: Prepare for winter blues

Adwan: Prepare for winter blues

Published December 3, 2021
It’s hard to tell what’s worse about winter: the bitter cold or the blues.
Adwan: Jaywalking: social ill or inevitability?

Adwan: Jaywalking: social ill or inevitability?

Published November 10, 2021
Jaywalking can be thought of as an act of resistance, a reclamation of urban space by pedestrians from the tyranny of the car.
Adwan: UMNs partnership with the Technion indicates a disregard for Palestinian students.

Adwan: UMN’s partnership with the Technion indicates a disregard for Palestinian students.

Published November 5, 2021
This is yet another reason for me and other Palestinian-American students to believe that the University simply does not have our best interests at heart.
Adwan: The scariest thing about Halloween is overcommercialization.

Adwan: The scariest thing about Halloween is overcommercialization.

Published October 27, 2021
Halloween’s origins can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival Samhain. Now it’s an over-commercialized nightmare.
Adwan: Please don’t let the newspaper die.

Adwan: Please don’t let the newspaper die.

Published October 20, 2021
The newspaper provides a much-needed escape from the chaos of online news, so I hope it sticks around.
Adwan: The case for pescetarianism.

Adwan: The case for pescetarianism.

Published October 13, 2021
Omitting meat and poultry from my diet has made me feel better about myself.
Adwan: We need journalists to counter ‘official’ narratives

Adwan: We need journalists to counter ‘official’ narratives

Published October 8, 2021
The New York Times investigation into the botched Kabul drone strike serves as a reminder of the importance of an essential function of journalism.
Adwan: The loss of a burrito, the loss of a friend.

Adwan: The loss of a burrito, the loss of a friend.

Published September 29, 2021
Taco Bell removed the 7-Layer Burrito from their menu over a year ago, and I’m still mourning its loss.

Adwan: Yes, Millennials and Gen Z are “Soft.” That’s Not a Bad Thing.

Published September 16, 2021
Making the case that “softness” should be destigmatized.
Opinion: I was one of the 136 arrested on April 16 in Brooklyn Center. This is my story.

Opinion: I was one of the 136 arrested on April 16 in Brooklyn Center. This is my story.

Published April 22, 2021
Will I be out on the streets again after this experience? Absolutely. If anything, this experience further solidified my opinion that I should be out protesting in the first place.