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Remembrances of a lone Republican

Chloé McElmury, Senior Columinst

November 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I remember the morning after. I was in a fairly good mood, although my eyes were heavy, laden with the regret I hadn’t slept more. I had been awake until almost three in the morning, waiting to hear him speak. I remember flip...

Think before you chew

Matt Jacquez, Columinst

November 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

People are naturally obsessed with waste. Not wasting time. Not wasting freedom. Not wasting money. That's especially true with the average college student: deep into student debt and stress, we can't afford to waste anything....

Introspection in the Echo of a Historic Day

Andy Stec, Senior Columnist

November 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

St. Paul made history on Nov. 7th with the election of Melvin Carter to its mayoral seat. Carter will be the first African American to serve in the office’s 163-year history. It exists as an intensely personal landmark in the storie...

A stadium of varying voices

Chloé McElmury, Senior Columinst

November 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

You’ve no doubt noticed the construction happening in our neighborhood. The development of the Minnesota United soccer stadium is well underway, with its groundbreaking having taken place last December. If you’ve ventured ...

Bursting the college bubble

Hanna Bubser, Senior Columnist

November 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I always look forward to seeing my extended family, and this past mid-term break I was lucky enough to find myself in that very situation. As stereotypical tendencies would have it, we ended up getting into various conversati...

Brave Squirrels

Brave Squirrels

November 21, 2017

For Your Consideration

Andy Stec, Columnist

October 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Each candidate has a valid and intricate view on the future of our city, and each should be given time and consideration as to how they see that vision fulfilled.”   A historic election waits just around the corner. F...

The game no one wants to play

Chloe McElmury, Senior Columnist

October 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Concerned and cautious neighbors alike frequently comment on neighborhood happenings in the Midway Neighbors Facebook group. Posts cover practically everything, from advertising community events to asking for home repair advice. It...

For A Breath of Fresh Air

Matt Jacquez, Columnist

October 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

If there’s one thing many of us have in common, it’s that we’re experts at breathing. After all this time, we don’t even think about how good we are at it. In and out, expand and restrict, inhale and exhale — it’s a ...

Make a night (class) of it

Hanna Bubser, Senior Columnist

October 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Judging by the surplus of jackets and hot beverages from Starbucks I’ve seen around campus lately, it is safe to say that autumn is in full swing. As much as we hate to admit it, that also means that midterms are almost upon u...

We are not a monarchy

Ally Gall, A&E Editor

October 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  We have all been through high school, which means we have all been through the week-long events of homecoming, where the only thing on people’s minds is who is going to get crowned king and queen. The emotions that ar...

The beast that waits at our door

Karl Bjornerud, Opinion Editor

October 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Campus is alive with discourse. Student groups focus in on social justice issues, using their resources to educate and improve the world in important ways. Individuals from a wide range of backgrounds find each other and engage in i...

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