The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board
On May 25, George Floyd was killed after an encounter with police officers in Minneapolis. Floyd was an African-American man who had the Minneapolis Police Department called on him when he allegedly tried to use forged documents at a corner store in Saint Paul. According to the officers, he appeared to be intoxicated.
According to some polls, more than 10% of people have ended friendships over political differences.
Staying informed is difficult, but it is paramount in grappling with our current reality.
Peaceful assembly is a right guaranteed by the First Amendment, one that allows citizens to hold their government accountable. But this assembly has horrible potential outcomes, ones that could cost lives and at no fault of their own.
The emergence and rapid spread of COVID-19 has turned this usually joyous time into one of frustration and sadness for students across the country.
The competitive culture in college hurts more than it helps. Many students juggle being a full-time student, having a part-time job, as well as extracurriculars. Many also balance multiple jobs or multiple clubs. This can be understandably anxiety-inducing.
It is time to come to terms with the severity of the virus and realize that continuing to gather in large groups increases the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
The Editorial Board endorses Gurtaran Johal and Arshia Hussain for Minnesota Student Association president and vice President.
The University took students' opinions into account after a petition calling for the change gained more than 8,000 signatures.
Led by President Joan Gabel, the University has taken drastic measures to protect community safety.