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Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Black Lives Matter is about all Black lives, not any single white ego.

Published August 2, 2020

More than 14.6 million people, plus companies, posted a plain black square with the #blackouttuesday hashtag on June 2, 2020 – seven days after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Can white people experience racism?

Published June 17, 2020

No.  Seriously, white people cannot experience racism. Reverse racism doesn’t exist.  Here are books to further educate yourself about racism in America. Taking action to self-educate is long...

Editorial: The University of Minnesota should disband the UMPD

Published June 16, 2020

On May 27, two days after George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis Police Department officers, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced via email that she had decided to limit the...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily stands with protesters after the killing of George Floyd.

Published June 7, 2020

Since George Floyd’s death, the city of Minneapolis has seen over a week of constant protesting. In the first several days, nearly 500 people were arrested, mostly for peacefully protesting after the...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Minneapolis is on fire. We need justice and we need it now.

Published May 29, 2020

On May 25, 46-year-old George Floyd was killed after an encounter with police officers in Minneapolis. Floyd was an African American man who had the Minneapolis Police Department called on him when he...

Editorial: Choosing politics over friendship doesnt make you a bad person

Editorial: Choosing politics over friendship doesn’t make you a bad person

Published May 5, 2020

It’s the moment that everyone dreads. Silence encompasses those around you and blankets the group in tension. Others at the party can sense that your conversation has gone awry. Someone has brought up...

Illustration by Sarah Mai

Editorial: Pay attention to the news, even if it’s frustrating

Published May 5, 2020

It is hard to look at any news outlet today and not be scared. Despite it being over a month since coronavirus has swept across the United States, there seems to be a low number of positive news stories....

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: The cost of an 800-person protest

Published May 1, 2020

On April 17, 2020, an estimated 800 people stood outside of Gov. Tim Walz’s house in St. Paul to protest his stay-at-home order, which was meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 across Minnesota. Whether...

Editorial: Its okay to mourn

Editorial: It’s okay to mourn

Published April 27, 2020

Since the spread of COVID-19, it seems like every email that arrives in a student’s already crowded inbox is another cancelation. Because of the persistence of the coronavirus, commencement ceremonies,...

Sarah Mai

Editorial: The culture of competition in the wake of COVID-19

Published April 17, 2020

The competitive nature of college begins, for many, in high school. Joining as many AP classes, clubs and sports teams as possible becomes the norm, as does the desire to impress those around you. This...

Illustration by Eva Berezovsky

Editorial: In-person classes are canceled, but it’s not an excuse to party

Published April 12, 2020

It goes without saying that the events of the past month have been unprecedented. Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, schools and universities have been shut down across the United States, putting millions...

Presidential candidate Gurtaran Johal, left, and vice presidential candidate Arshia Hussain, right. Courtesy of the candidates.

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily’s endorsement for MSA president and vice president

Published March 31, 2020

Over the last few days, The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board has interviewed the four candidate pairs for the Minnesota Student Association’s president and vice president roles. All of the candidates...

Sarah Mai

Editorial: The University made the right choice in going pass/fail

Published March 28, 2020

A recent petition calling for a pass/fail grading option worked — the University decided to implement the measure March 20, taking students' opinions into account and prioritizing their well-being during...

Illustration by Sarah Mai

Editorial: The University is taking COVID-19 seriously, and we appreciate it

Published March 21, 2020

With the transition to online classes, travel restrictions and the end of study abroad programs, postponement of 2020 commencement, eventual shutdown of most campus facilities and operations, cancellation...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Fear of the coronavirus is not an excuse for racism

Published March 1, 2020

Stacy Yuan and her friend, Charlie Wen, were walking in Uptown after dinner when a man yelled “coronavirus” in their direction and took off through lanes of traffic to get to the other side of the...

Editorial: The University of Minnesota needs to reduce the price of student parking

Editorial: The University of Minnesota needs to reduce the price of student parking

Published February 27, 2020

Seventy-eight percent of undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota live off-campus, according to U.S. News & World Report. For those students, transit is not always an option, leaving with...

Editorial: The University should invest more resources in Boynton Health

Published February 20, 2020

Many students on campus seek resources from Boynton Health, the University's on-campus clinic. While Boynton serves an immense purpose on campus, we believe that in order to best serve students, the University...

Editorial: The price of potential success

Published February 20, 2020

It is no secret that some college majors are more difficult and competitive than others. There is possibly no field more competitive than those in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)....

Editorial: Stop using racist language to describe Riverside Plaza

Published February 10, 2020

Cedar-Riverside has always been home to a community of immigrants. The history dates back to the late 19th century when Swedish immigrants populated the area once called “Snoose Boulevard.”  Now,...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Citizen first? Or journalist?

Published January 27, 2020

Objectivity is one of the main pillars of journalism. As journalists, we should seek out information that serves the truth — not special interests. The aim of objectivity is encouraged to reach past...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Lessons in health education are now more accessible for youth and young adults

Published January 19, 2020

With the rise of the app Tik-Tok in our culture, every download comes with numerous videos of people lip-syncing to Mariah Carey and dancing to “Renegade." But what’s spicing up people’s feed? Sex-ed...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Romanticizing reality

Published December 5, 2019

Netflix’s original drama, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” stars the once teen heartthrob Zac Efron. The network also produced a docu-series titled, “Conversations with a Killer: The...

Morgan La Casse

Editorial: Hero worship of politicians is unhealthy

Published December 1, 2019

Politicians should not have fans. There is a difference between being a supporter of a party, an agenda or even a candidate, and being part of their fan base. Blindly supporting a politician and sticking...

Sarah Mai

Editorial: College applications should not pressure prospective students to bear their trauma

Published November 27, 2019

Competition among our peers has been a concept ingrained in our brains since the early days of our high school careers. Being pit against one another for scholarships, spots on varsity teams and acceptance...

Sarah Mai

Editorial: Movie franchises limit storytelling options

Published November 25, 2019

Martin Scorsese’s recent column for the New York Times clarifying his prior comments about how Marvel movies aren’t cinema set off a debate on the internet about the place of franchise films in our...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Petty criticism is the opposite of productive

Published November 18, 2019

Roxane Gay, well-known author of books like Bad Feminist and Hunger, recently tweeted about her trip to Asia. If it seems completely innocuous, it is. Gay only tweeted about her delight at how clean the...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Don’t treat ignorance like a valuable quality

Published November 11, 2019

Ignorance isn’t bliss, and for those of us privileged enough to be attending college, it isn’t an excuse either. It’s certainly not a quality to strive for, despite the current political climate’s...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Having a minority opinion is not the same thing as belonging to a minority group

Published November 3, 2019

There have long been complaints in the sphere of liberal college education in the United States that there is a bias against conservative students from their vastly liberal peers and professors.  Though...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Tabloid journalism can do real damage

Published October 27, 2019

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, admitted in an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby that she wasn’t coping well with the constant scrutiny of the British press. “Any woman, especially when they’re...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Reactions to Warren’s pregnancy discrimination show a reluctance to listen to peoples’ voices

Published October 20, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has recently highlighted the pervasiveness of discrimination against pregnant people by speaking openly about the fact that she herself was fired for...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Legislation is necessary for the protection of LGBTQ workers

Published October 13, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Supreme Court heard three cases regarding workplace discrimination against LGBT employees. Fifty-two percent of adults who identify as LGBTQ live in states where it’s legal for...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Don’t burn out during your freshman year

Published October 6, 2019

If you’re just starting college, you might think it will be much easier than high school. You have fewer classes, no more extracurriculars and more unstructured time. On the other hand your classes will...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Take advantage of Boynton’s flu shot resources

Published September 29, 2019

Though it may still feel like summer outside, a Minnesota winter is coming quicker than any of us are quite ready for. And even though there’s no winter chill in the air, there are plenty of chills and...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: The law still applies, even from your room at the top

Published September 26, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced this week that the House of Representatives would begin their impeachment inquiry against President Trump, with over 200 Democratic lawmakers supporting this motion. He found...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: “Cancel culture” is not an epidemic

Published September 22, 2019

Last week, freshly hired Saturday Night Live cast member Shane Gillis was exposed for using racial and homophobic slurs in his past comedy routines. SNL made the choice not to have Gillis join the cast,...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Students should cut down their use of Amazon services

Published September 15, 2019

It is no secret that the Inc. has far more money and power than any single company should. Amazon has a monopoly on the way we shop and the way we use the Internet in general. Kashmir Hill of...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Keep the everyday student in mind with new apartment developments on campus

Published September 12, 2019

When colleges and universities assess the different ways to ensure and measure student success, they often look at graduation rates, classroom ratios and the time it takes to complete a degree. But outside...

Editorial: Journalists should appreciate the power of their platform

Published September 2, 2019

In August, news broke about a possible bedbug infestation at The New York Times. David Karpf, associate professor at George Washington University, tweeted in response to the story that ‘The bedbugs are...

Editorial: In the age of Mueller, media literacy is increasingly important

Published July 31, 2019

The Mueller Report For the last two years, it has been difficult for the American public to distance itself from the Russia Probe, as the news has routinely inundated us with information about the investigation...

Illustrated by Morgan La Casse

Editorial: One small step for man, one giant leap for scientific discovery and admiration

Published July 17, 2019

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, the University of Minnesota Bell Museum has been hosting special events, exhibits and shows over the past few months, including...

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily welcomes new president Joan Gabel

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily welcomes new president Joan Gabel

Published July 9, 2019

On July 1, Joan Gabel became the University’s 17th president. Historically held by men, Gabel is the first woman to hold the University’s highest office since it was founded in 1851, 168-years ago. Already...

Editorial: Us, them and the common ground in between

Published July 3, 2019

Broadening our focus Being a professor is not simply showing up to class before everyone else to turn on the projector and spout words for over an hour. Imagine giving that dreaded end-of-the-semester,...

Editorial: College should be affordable for students of all ages

Published June 26, 2019

In light of recent news that the Board of Regents voted to approve a two percent tuition increase for the 2019-2020 school year, which is part of a larger budget approval that goes into effect starting...

Editorial: Breaking the link between grad school and the GRE

Published June 25, 2019

With the semester over and summer officially upon us, recently graduated students are looking forward to the next chapter in their lives. For the vast majority of students, this includes running the interview...

Editorial: Reviewing the Task Force report

Published May 6, 2019

Editor’s note: there is a substantial correction for this article. We are choosing to leave the original body of text for the sake of transparency – not as an endorsement of the inaccuracies. The correction...

Editorial: We need to learn from the renaming process

Published May 2, 2019

On Friday afternoon, campus was at a stand-still as the regents decided to take up one of the most important decisions our campus has faced in recent years: should the University of Minnesota rename four...

Editorial: College admissions shouldn’t get too personal

Published April 11, 2019

Applying for college is a rigorous process that can be overwhelming for many prospective students. But it can be particularly stressful for students who have experienced trauma or other hardships in the...

Editorial: Avoiding harrowing housing situations is harder than it looks, but here are a few tips

Published March 28, 2019

It’s common knowledge that apartments near University of Minnesota campuses aren’t necessarily the most reliable, but it's still shocking to hear alarming stories. Last week, the Minnesota Daily reported...

With recent slight, time for Star Tribune’s C.J. to go embarrass another city

Published September 12, 2016

On Tuesday, Jana Shortal — host of KARE 11’s show “Breaking the News” — ran a segment that delved into the gruesome, heartbreaking death of the long-missing, abducted child Jacob...

Two-wheeled tension

Published October 7, 2010

Last week, The Minnesota Daily reported that the University of Minnesota Police Department has been cracking down on student cyclists. The vibrant response from our readership shows that the role of bikes...

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