OPINION


Column 4/9/2018, 12:30am

Ababiy: Keep mental health care providers and law enforcement separate

Since the shooting that occurred at their school, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas teens have showed a remarkable amount of bravery and courage. They’ve founded a national movement and helped orchestrate one of the largest protests in American history. Our country’s tradition of inaction after mass shooting has become almost cliche, but the MSD students have countered that completely. 


Column 4/9/2018, 12:28am

Ailts: Our generation could lead the way in sustainable meat consumption

There’s been a global shift away from meat consumption in recent years, spearheaded by millennials. Seventy percent of the world population is either reducing their meat intake or going completely meat-free. The number of self-identified vegans in the U.S. has increased by 600 percent in the last three years. 


Column 4/5/2018, 8:19am

Schneider: Don’t let social media dictate your life offline

Social media has truly engulfed and defined our generation to a degree I doubt anyone could’ve foreseen. It’s gone from beyond a mode of communication and connectivity. There is a clear cultural premium placed on sharing your life online, and failure to do so renders you irrelevant. As such, the way we view the world and each other is fundamentally different than previous generations.  


Editorial 4/5/2018, 12:47am

Editorial: Sinclair Broadcast Group's message very troubling

The unveiling of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s methods and motives is a great opportunity to remind the general public that media diversity is incredibly important, regardless of ideology. Unfortunately, this incident is evidence that some media may be biased to a fault, and incorporating news from several sources, platforms and media has never been more necessary.  


Column 4/5/2018, 12:45am

Venkata: Bail bonds and what they mean

One of the things that surprised me most when I moved to Minneapolis was the sheer number of bail-bond storefronts downtown. And now that bail bonds have quietly ballooned into a $2 billion industry, that’s all the more important. 


Column 4/1/2018, 11:06pm

Ailts: Why and how we should protect our online privacy

We might value our personal information — in fact, nearly 74 percent of people in the U.S. believe it’s “very important” to be in control of their personal information, according to Pew Research — but most don’t act in accordance with this belief. 


Editorial 4/1/2018, 11:05pm

Editorial: Residents need to provide feedback on Minneapolis 2040 plan

Although Minneapolis 2040 is still being drafted, it will attempt to curb policy within the city for years to come, and will affect every policy from transportation reform and parks and open space to public health and methods for battling the rising housing costs. With such a large impending plan making its way to final vote and approval at the end of the year, there are many policies that need to be reviewed and possibly reworked.