OPINION


Editorial 2/11/2018, 11:58pm

Editorial: Safety should be weighed appropriately for Shapiro visit

On Monday, Feb. 26, the University of Minnesota will be hosting conservative pundit Ben Shapiro in the St. Paul Student Center, much to the apparent dismay of several organizing conservative student groups and even Shapiro himself. The animosity stems from the venue location, with some feeling as if the event was pushed to St. Paul because of Shapiro’s ideology and views. 


Letter to the Editor 2/11/2018, 11:53pm

Letter: With Ben Shapiro coming, how effective is protesting?

In light of the anger and protest over commentator Lauren Southern’s invitation to speak on campus last semester, it is a reasonable expectation that the same sentiments will be displayed when conservative pundit Ben Shapiro comes to speak later this month. While there is no doubt many deplore the ideas of these and other speakers, certain trends exposed during the Southern protest hint that demonstrations may do little good. 


Column 2/11/2018, 11:52pm

Ababiy: The Snapchat update is terrible

The new Snapchat update came for us like a jaguar in a "Planet Earth" clip stalking its prey in the jungle. We knew it was coming — Snapchat announced it November last year — just not when exactly it would show up. We tried to prevent it from happening by turning off auto-update, but it still found itself on our phones.