Column 11/1/2017, 11:51pm

Ababiy: Stop big money from influencing local elections

The tool that the wealthy and their companies are using to shape the council is the political action committee. PACs can accept unlimited donations, thereby giving wealthy individuals the ability to make their money go a longer way so long as the PAC doesn’t collude with the candidate.

Column 11/1/2017, 11:50pm

McCarthy: How to be white and protest

Last week, far-right political activist Lauren Southern visited the University of Minnesota, but not without resistance. Protesters gathered outside Anderson Hall on West Bank on the evening of Oct. 25, in solidarity for a hate-free campus. Standing in the crowd as a white person, alongside my equally white boyfriend, I rehashed a question that always comes up in these protest or rally spaces: how does a white person best conduct themselves?