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Making the move from California to Minnesota

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:46 PM

Originally from San Jose, California, columnist Claire Noack says it was challenging for her to adjust to living in the Midwest.

Campus militarization goes too far

Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:15 PM

Reporter Jamie Bernard argues that the militarization of police forces shouldn’t extend to college campuses. 

Setting goals in September

Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:12 PM

September is considered self-awareness and self-improvement month, and columnist Claire Noack explains why it’s important to set goals this month.

Out of the darkness: dealing with depression

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:01 PM

In the midst of Suicide Prevention Week, Chief Story Editor Jacob Sevening says the stigma surrounding depression, suicide and mental health needs to change. 

Is college worth it?

Sunday, September 7, 2014 11:00 PM

Opinions editor Elliot Polsky argues that the value of an education from a university has become increasingly questionable.

18 tips for class of 2018

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 2:34 PM
I pull one of two bins filled with dorm decor through the parking lot on freshman move-in day fall 2011 with a little help from a move-in volunteer. I've learned a lot since then and came up with a list to share with incoming freshmen. (Courtesy of Sandra Warfield)

Director Baihly Warfield offers helpful advice for the incoming class of 2018.

“Like a girl” shouldn’t be an insult

Monday, July 21, 2014 9:10 PM
A woman and a girl are instructed to "run like a girl" by a director in an Always brand commercial. Even in still images, the difference between the two reactions is apparent.

After watching an advertisement for the Always brand on YouTube, director Baihly Warfield argues that the phrase “like a girl” is something to be proud of.

Semester abroad teaches lifelong lessons

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:32 PM
Two friends and I wait for the subway in Tokyo. Japan was the first international port of my Semester at Sea voyage. (Photo courtesy of Samantha Ratty)

Director Baihly Warfield discusses the takeaways from her Semester at Sea voyage.

A click away: experience with echolocation

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:02 PM

Columnist Nick Cocchiarella recalls his recent experience with echolocation, a way for him to make sense of his surroundings using sound. 

#USTGirlProblems: a confession

Saturday, May 24, 2014 12:43 AM

I’m coming clean. I, Anne Gaslin, am one of the faces behind the Twitter account @USTGirlProblems.

Living in a picture perfect world

Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:55 AM

Columnist Nick Cocchiarella has noticed a shift to a more visual focus these last few years, one that social media has played a huge part in.

Accepting the end

Monday, May 19, 2014 12:18 AM

As graduation nears and life changes occur, opinions editor Alex Goering contemplates the end of things both small and incomprehensible.

“Hump day” controversy: a camel shouldn’t spark protest

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:01 AM
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After RHA canceled a hump day camel event, columnist Anne Gaslin sounds off on why protestors should have devoted their time to a more worthy cause.

Porn and cleaning supplies: the greenwashing dilemma

Monday, May 12, 2014 1:30 AM
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Opinions editor Alex Goering says a more eco-friendly image shouldn’t be something sought for monetary gain.

Queen Bey: a ‘titan’ on Time Magazine List and in real life?

Sunday, May 11, 2014 5:02 PM
(Elliot Polsky/TommieMedia)

Columnist Anne Gaslin explores the real influential power of the celebrities on Time’s top 100 influential people list.