OPINION


Column 6/12/2018, 11:22pm

Haasch: It takes strides to settle into a new place

The cities that I’ve lived in over the past year have all been fairly large, and it’s been easy to feel lost in an urban sea of people. I don’t think I’ve ever felt as lonely as I did sitting alone in my apartment in a metropolis of 4 million people. So without further ado, here are my survival strategies for settling into a new city, no matter how temporarily you’re living there. 


Column 6/12/2018, 11:19pm

Venkata: Mindset around plastic use needs dramatic alteration

We know that plastic is everywhere and has taken a place in modern life that’s only natural. Plastics are boons to medicine, delivering sterility, preservation and aid in transplants and prosthetics. Nevertheless, consuming far too much plastic worldwide is not vital, but flippant. 


Editorial 5/3/2018, 1:33am

Editorial: Reflecting on a politically driven, surprising year in news

From Super Bowl activities on campus to April blizzards, the student body at the University had an eventful 2017-2018 school year. Through it all, we at the Minnesota Daily have enjoyed covering the action and delivering the news. We would like to take a moment to reflect on fall 2017 and spring 2018 and look ahead to future semesters. 


Column 5/3/2018, 1:31am

Venkata: College is not the only place to be

Last week, the Minnesota Daily published a profile on low-income students who make ends meet while footing everything, including UMN tuition. Their fortitude is, to say the least, impressive. One day I’ll get my act together and be a fraction as resilient as them — but with that kind of standard, don’t hold your breath. 


Column 5/3/2018, 1:29am

Schneider: The University should be doing more to help low-income students

Last week, the Minnesota Daily published a piece that detailed the stained college experience of low-income students. As the price of a college education continues to soar, a degree becomes less attainable and more necessary than ever before. I have, on numerous occasions, questioned whether my mounting students loans, two jobs, endless strings of essays, late night caffeine boosts and study dates with overtired friends are worth my time and effort.  


Editorial 4/30/2018, 2:00am

Editorial: Practice self-care this finals season

As the school year wraps up, we find it important to remind all students to take care of themselves throughout the stressful exam season. The last few weeks of the semester are often responsible for students' stress. For this reason, we encourage all readers to utilize self-care and keep their mental health in-check. 


Column 4/30/2018, 1:59am

Ababiy: The NCAA's shallow solutions to college basketball's deep problems

The NCAA decided it was going to get serious about college basketball's slow moral collapse. It created a commission, headed by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to propose solutions to college basketball's ills. While the FBI announced investigations into colleges and apparel companies, the commission met and developed a series of recommendations.