OPINION


Column 6/26/2018, 11:04pm

Venkata: Pride celebration in Minneapolis and beyond is evolving

I’ve always lived in a big city and always been pro-human rights, but this Sunday was the first pride parade I managed to get to. High school and college are when most of us begin to grasp the gravity of the meaning of Pride parades — these periods are a formative time for us all. 


Column 6/19/2018, 10:46pm

Venkata: One man's trash might in fact be compost

I estimate that what actually happens to our recycling is a mystery to most people — it certainly was to me. But last week, I got the chance to visit the University of Minnesota’s recycling facility in the Southeast Como neighborhood with Recycling Coordinator John McKeown.