After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit, many Americans did not hesitate to donate what they could to charitable organizations such as Red Cross. Of course, such a large collective donating charitably is always uplifting to see, but whether or not donors look into which charities will use their money most effectively is becoming an increasingly important question.
Unlearning conformity and protecting intrinsic curiosity is a pathway to becoming an engaged citizen and making education fun for ourselves — it doesn’t necessarily have to be a grind; it doesn’t always have to feel like an obligation. Especially if you enjoy your major, you have the opportunity to relearn how to think and to reconsider how you approach education and being a lifelong student.
A new school year inevitably means the gnashing of teeth and nails bitten down to the quick. The transition from the romantic, pleasurable detachment of summer to the fluorescent lights of a lecture hall is an abrupt shock, like leaping from the warm cocoon of a part-time job and lingering sunsets into the icy, relentless waves of predetermined social, academic, and extracurricular responsibilities. The beginning of the school year always seems to come just as I begin to settle into a peaceful routine of few obligations; it has always been, and will continue to be, unnerving.
The recent shooting of Justine Damond has sparked mass outrage and garnered a considerable amount of media attention, national and international.
There are few issues more contentious and polarizing on college campuses than sexual assault. Acts of sexual misconduct are notoriously prevalent, and yet underreported, on college campuses, with most abusers ultimately facing no punishment as a result.
Though the incoming class at the University of Minnesota will be the largest the school has seen in 40 years, these numbers are an anomaly among current trends in university enrollment nationwide.
Beginning July 1, a bill that bans state vendors from boycotting Israel was enacted as law in Minnesota. The law bans the state of Minnesota, including colleges and universities, from contracting with vendors boycotting Israel, requiring anyone who enters a contract worth more than $1,000 with the state to certify they would not engage in discrimination against Israel.
Recent studies have confirmed that homelessness among college students is prevalent and on the rise.
Our country has once again been swept by waves of indignation and sadness in the wake of the not guilty verdict of Philando Castile’s murder, with thousands of citizens taking to the streets of St.
Minneapolis appears poised to become the latest city to implement a minimum hourly wage of $15. City Council will likely vote on the minimum wage ordinance by the end of the summer, with the outcome looking relatively set. Most members of the Minneapolis City Council support the wage hike with no tip credit, but this decision could be potentially harmful to local businesses, specifically restaurants and servers.