The Minnesota Daily

All content by Vanessa Ramstack

Fling yourself into summer

May 5, 2011

Ah, summer! The season of lemonade, skimpy swimwear, live music, walks under the stars and maybe even love. Many of you will be heading home this summer and will need a way to liven up your time away from...

Don’t let TV be your reality

April 21, 2011

Please take three seconds to ponder what is the biggest time waster in the procrastination tool box âÄî something utterly useless but somehow compelling enough to waste time on. Here is a hint:...

The bilingual advantage

April 14, 2011

Can you read this question? Puoi leggere questa domanda? How about: Können Sie diese Frage lesen? Or: ¿Puede leer esta pregunta? The importance of learning a second language...

No need to stress

April 7, 2011

Stress. Even the slightest mention perpetuates its existence. I for one have fallen victim to its sly ways. It interferes with school, work, friend and family time âÄî always at the most inopportune...

The end of T.G.I.F.

March 24, 2011

Have you ever heard a song so horrible it makes you unsure whether to laugh, cry or vomit, leading you to attempt all three simultaneously? If you have never had this experience, please take a moment to...

Small town doesn’t mean ghost town

March 10, 2011

Spring break is supposed to be fun. Spring break is supposed to be tropical. It should be full of fantastical adventures, hopefully involving dolphins and other sea life. It is not supposed to be endless...

Keep women’s health a priority

February 24, 2011

Remember sex ed. class in middle school? It was mortifying and the information easily forgotten. In the adult world, thereâÄôs no teacher to turn to and accurate knowledge is hard to come by, especially...

The doc is in: Mary Jane’s the name

February 17, 2011

We all know marijuana by its common street names: weed, pot, Mary Jane. Soon it may have a fancy prescription name and be sold over the counter. In May 2010, marijuanaâÄôs potential to help veterans...

Want tickets to the gun show?

February 10, 2011

On Jan. 23, a handful of men trickled into an Arizona gun show. Though seemingly unaffiliated with each other, they were all NYPD undercover officers. Each officer attempted to purchase a gun and prefaced...

Flirting in the fast lane

January 27, 2011

You log on to the website LikeALittle and read: âÄúMale, Blonde, T-Hall. You held the door open for me today. I was shocked that guys still did that. Chivalry isnâÄôt dead!âÄù Or...

Hooked on e-books?

January 20, 2011

Imagine a time when the word âÄúbookâÄù does not conjure up the idea of a dog-eared paperback or a weighty school textbook but instead brings to mind only text on an electronic screen....