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Trump Rally in Minnesota

Trump Rally in Minnesota

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 15, 2019

On Oct. 10, President Trump held a rally in Minneapolis, Minn., in an effort to “turn the state red.” In his opening statement, he declares, “We are going to win this state.” Trump lost Minnesota by a narrow margin in 2016, but he hopes this election will be different. His supporters flocked to Minne...

Climate Change Activism

Climate Change Activism

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 1, 2019

The headlines this past week have been filled with Swedish activist Greta Thurnberg and her role in the climate strike scenario. “Activists” around the U.S. showed their power by shutting down city blocks and twerking on the streets. Yes, twerking. A man in full glitter was twerking to support climate...

Really… again?

Really… again?

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 1, 2019

Here we go again folks, yet another impeachment attempt against President Donald Trump. This impeachment attempt, championed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was started on Sept. 24. So, what’s new in the latest impeachment inquiry? A phone call between President Trump and President Volodymyr ...

Refinery Bombing

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

September 24, 2019

Drones and their capabilities have been demonstrated throughout the years, helping or hurting communities. The destructive force of drones is often the one being spoken about in news cycles.    A recent drone bombing on Saudi Arabia’s largest refinery, Abqaiq Oil Refinery, has sent oil p...

Trump Admin to Ban Flavoured Vape Products

Trump Admin to Ban Flavoured Vape Products

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

September 17, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Trump administration announced an effort to ban all flavored nicotine e-cigarettes. Alex Azar, the Health and Human Services Secretary for the Trump administration, made the announcement along with the Food and Drug Administration Acting Commissioner Norman Sharpless. They were als...

New Developments come to light a year after Mac Miller’s death

New Developments come to light a year after Mac Miller’s death

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

September 11, 2019

Saturday, Sept. 7, marked the first anniversary of Mac Miller’s overdose. Malcom James McCormick, more commonly known by his rap name “Mac Miller”, established his presence in the rap game in 2007 with his first rap name, “Easy Mac,” and his first mixtape But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy, all at the age o...

Pick Up After Yourself

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

April 9, 2019

As we are facing a massive garbage problem around the world, it makes me wonder why some people still do not give a damn about the environment. On my walk to class, I see the streets littered with beer cans, broken bottles and loads of trash that students throw on the side of the road. Am I the only...

The Gender Pay Gap

The Gender Pay Gap

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

April 2, 2019

There is no gender pay gap, right? Is it still happening in our nation? How can it still be happening? These are the questions I’ve been asking myself since one of my professors brought up the gender pay gap in class. After class, I went around campus and asked professors their opinions on the pay ga...

Don’t make college free

Don’t make college free

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

March 26, 2019

Why tuition-free college is a terrible idea Senator Bernie Sanders has called for tuition-free schooling, enticing millions through the years, but what does that mean?   Sanders first introduced a College for All Act in 2017, which would target people on Wall Street to pay for public co...

Current State of Our Politics

Current State of Our Politics

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

March 5, 2019

To start off, I strongly believe in capitalism and our beautiful republic. I strongly believe in the American voters to not follow the same path many other countries have followed. If you are a socialist and get offended by this, please read through my arguments. The biggest problem to me is identity politi...

Is going to a university worth it?

Is going to a university worth it?

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

February 26, 2019

So, what is the price of going to a university? Does anyone know the true cost? Think about it.   Statistics may vary from program to program at UND considering all the factors in tuition cost, so I’ll use my own. I owe $12,130 to the government from FAFSA and I’m two years in, which mea...

The Origin of Valentine’s Day

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

February 12, 2019

Oh, the joyous time of Valentine’s day. Several weeks before February 14th the stores are littered with pink, white and red, the seemingly symbolic colors of Valentine’s day. Seeing this every year has me questioning the true meaning of this yet another hallmark holiday.   This questi...

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