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Naming buildings after donors ruins meaning

Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:40

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

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Does the melting pot still matter?

Monday, December 15, 2014 22:24

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

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Study tips for finals week

Sunday, December 14, 2014 21:41

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

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Peaceful demonstrations bring effective change

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 23:17

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.

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Figuring out social norms

Monday, December 8, 2014 0:16

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

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Trigger warnings, Banned Books Week are misguided

Saturday, December 6, 2014 13:46

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

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Quantifying the quality of life

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 23:36

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.

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Consider companies’ reputations before holiday shopping

Monday, December 1, 2014 23:30

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.

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Photoshopping doesn’t create an ideal look

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 21:27

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

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Why big government doesn’t solve for big business

Sunday, November 23, 2014 21:20

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.

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Alcohol isn’t worse than weed

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 22:26

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

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Get informed about Ebola

Monday, November 17, 2014 22:00

Columnist Claire Noack says so much media coverage has caused Ebola hysteria and suggests we learn the real facts about the epidemic.

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Street harassment isn’t a compliment

Sunday, November 9, 2014 21:30

After a video depicting a woman in New York City being harassed more than 100 times went viral, Reporter Jamie Bernard argues that the video's message isn't hitting its mark with its audience.

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The power of modern storytellers

Sunday, November 2, 2014 23:07

Columnist Claire Noack explains how modern storytellers share ideas and provide a voice for the younger generation through words and images.

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Uninformed votes are worse than no votes

Saturday, November 1, 2014 17:10

Opinions Editor Elliot Polsky says the “get out the vote” campaigns for midterm elections should try to influence people to get informed.

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