OPINION


Column 7/2/2018, 10:54pm

Haasch: We need more of Terry Crews’ masculinity

Terry Crews wears many hats; actor, Old Spice guy, former NFL player and father are just a few of them. The "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star is also an open survivor of sexual assault and a vocal advocate. Spurred on by the initial news about Harvey Weinstein’s long history as an abuser, Crews came forward last October with his own story of sexual assault. 


Column 7/2/2018, 10:47pm

Venkata: Adequate investment should be put into high-speed rail

Don’t get me wrong, flights are convenient. They’re fast and fun, and sometimes you score something duty-free. But especially if you’re buying last-minute, they can cost an arm and a leg. Furthermore, the amount of pollution a commercial jet emits in one flight is shocking. For example, flying round-trip New York to San Francisco stamps 0.9 metric tons of a carbon footprint per passenger, or about 20 percent of the average annual car emission. 


Editorial 7/2/2018, 10:43pm

Editorial: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension should release body cam footage of Thurman Blevins Jr. shooting

With the death of Thurman Blevins Jr., we face yet another tragic and fatal police shooting that is provoking anger and distrust throughout our community, especially among the citizens of North Minneapolis. As the investigation of this shooting begins, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension should, at the very least, be as transparent as possible with the public. 


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. 


Column 6/19/2018, 10:45pm

Haasch: Internet toxicity should not be a given

Saying that internet spaces are awful in response to incidents of harassment abdicates blame from those who perpetuate harmful content. Blaming the internet and the victim for existing on the internet doesn’t get us anywhere. All it does is shift blame away from those who deserve it.