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St. Thomas perspective abroad: Paris

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:31 PM
Photo by Scott Sikich/TommieMedia

Senior reporter Scott Sikich talks about being in Paris in the midst of terrorist attacks on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

St. Thomas perspectives abroad: London

Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:21 PM
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From the pub scene to the culture of football, senior reporter Scott Sikich reflects on his experiences while studying abroad in London.

St. Thomas perspectives abroad: Italy

Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:13 PM
Photo by Whitney Oachs/TommieMedia

Reporter Whitney Oachs says her experience studying abroad in Italy during J-Term has given her a newfound global perspective on history, religion and herself.

Why have gender identification?

Saturday, December 20, 2014 10:40 AM

Opinions editor Elliot Polsky says allowing people to choose their gender identification is not the solution for people who feel out of place with their bodily sex.

Naming buildings after donors ruins meaning

Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:40 PM

Opinions editor Elliot Polsky believes naming many buildings on campus after recent benefactors may not be the right way to pay them back.

Does the melting pot still matter?

Monday, December 15, 2014 10:24 PM

Columnist Claire Noack believes reaching the idyllic image of the melting pot should not be America’s goal.

Study tips for finals week

Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:41 PM

Columnist Claire Noack has some advice for studying during finals week, such as being active and changing up your study location.

Peaceful demonstrations bring effective change

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:17 PM

Columnist Claire Noack says the current protests on decisions to not indict police officers in Ferguson and New York City show that problems of discrimination still remain.

Figuring out social norms

Monday, December 8, 2014 12:16 AM

Opinions editor Elliot Polsky thinks we have to recognize that social norms have practical value and are potentially fallible.

Trigger warnings, Banned Books Week are misguided

Saturday, December 6, 2014 1:46 PM

Opinions editor Elliot Polsky believes trigger warnings are overly cautious and Banned Books Week is overly callous about offense.

Quantifying the quality of life

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 11:36 PM

Minnesota was ranked second for quality of life, but columnist Claire Noack asks how we can objectively quantify the quality of life for an entire state.

Consider companies’ reputations before holiday shopping

Monday, December 1, 2014 11:30 PM

With the start of the holiday shopping season, columnist Claire Noack says shoppers should be “checking their list twice” for which stores they should be supporting.

Photoshopping doesn’t create an ideal look

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 9:27 PM

Kim Kardashian’s revealing and photoshopped photos were released a few weeks ago, and columnist Claire Noack says altered images have damaging effects.

Why big government doesn’t solve for big business

Sunday, November 23, 2014 9:20 PM

After midterm elections, the media proclaimed the Republican victory a win for big business, but opinions editor Elliot Polsky says big business and big governement go hand-in-hand.

Alcohol isn’t worse than weed

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:26 PM

While good arguments for legalizing weed exist, opinions editor Elliot Polsky disagrees that marijuana use should be legalized because alcohol is more dangerous.