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A new Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

Andy Stec, Senior Columnist

December 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Karin Housley and Tina Smith agreed on many things as both vied for the hearts and minds of greater Minnesota, and they even agreed that the current immigration system was in serious need of reform. Republican candidate and Minnesota...

Relying on goodwill

Chloe McElmury, Senior Columnist

December 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Ashtrays are long gone and the once smoke-congested areas of campus have been cleared. Although we’re almost five months into Hamline’s “Share the Air” campaign, I’ve still spotted a rogue vape user or cigarette smoker...

Further action required for hate incident

Emily Lazear, Reporter

December 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Nov.12, a photograph of a group of male students from Baraboo, Wis. went viral. Many of the students had their arms raised in a Nazi salute, one had his hand curled into a white power sign on his leg and most of the young men...

Are Hamline students too comfortable?

Emily Brown, Reporter

November 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I like to think of Hamline as my second home. All of my friends are here, I get hot meals daily and students leave their stuff all over campus unattended. But is that safe? Is Hamline really this romanticized safe haven where...

I didn’t vote (again)

Chloe McElmury, Senior Columnist

November 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I’ve never voted. I felt inspired to write about my lack of voting from the huge voting push that’s been happening for the midterm elections. Before you roll your eyes at me, let’s get my privilege out of the way, shall...

I’m not going to graduate…school

Hanna Bubser, Senior Columnist

November 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

This year, I feel as though all I’ve talked about is that I’m graduating in May. Every single conversation seems to be laced with it, whether I’m with my bosses, advisors or peers. Senior year is about many things, but one...

Voting for the voiceless

Rose Marie Athiley, Opinion editor

November 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Each year, it seems Thanksgiving is glossed over after Halloween and we are thrown into the madness of Christmas. Although I no longer celebrate Thanksgiving, it is a special holiday to me. For me, Thanksgiving marks another year...

What if we gave men a 9 p.m. curfew?

Alyxandra Sego, Columnist

November 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I am doing something I thought I never would, talking about feminism. Disclaimer, I don’t identify as a feminist. Although I agree with the basic tenet of equality and opportunity for members of my gender, I feel the definitions,...

Overworked and undercredited

Chloe McElmury, Senior Columnist

November 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A month before my 22nd birthday, I’m feeling old and worn down. 18 credits and about four on-campus jobs is a lot for one semester. One thing that isn’t helping? A full year of senior seminar for my Digital Media Arts (DMA)...

Workday is a piece of work

Hanna Bubser, Senior Columnist

November 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

This past summer, I worked at my on-campus job. That means I was present for the transition from Piperline payments to the Workday system. At the time, the change was rather quiet. Since there weren’t as many students on campus,...

It’s a good time to unplug

Emily Brown, Columnist

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A couple weekends ago, I made a huge mistake in the middle of the night. I opened my laptop and lazily scrolled through my Facebook feed. It only took a couple of scrolls for my heart to drop. I saw a girl from my high school...

Is athletics a microcosm of campus diversity

Brianna Skildum, Columnist

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Hamline claims to have a diverse student body, and that seems to be true when you look at all of the initiatives, student organizations and programs that we have here on campus. A lot of things that go on here are centered around...

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