OPINION


Editorial 7/10/2018, 9:55pm

Editorial: You are welcome here

With the recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban comes another example of how driven our current administration is to put forth policy fueled by fearmongering, all while trying to skirt accusations of Islamophobia with the inclusion of Venezuela and North Korea on the list of countries whose citizens are refused visas. 


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.  


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.