UMN Students Talk Future Vikings Quarterback
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by Kade Paulson, Contributor
1M ago
The Minnesota Vikings will have the 11th and 23rd pick at this year’s NFL draft, giving them a great chance to land a new Quarterback to replace Kirk Cousins. Kirk Cousins was picked up in free agency for the Atlanta Falcons on a 4 year, $180 million deal. With this being so far outside the Vikings asking price, they decided to move on.  Today I will profile the top quarterback options in this year’s draft in conjunction with quotes on what several University of Minnesota students think about them potentially being the Vikings next quarterback. Caleb Williams: Williams entered the draft a ..read more
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Dinkytown Apartments
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by Haley Wolff, Writer
1M ago
As spring time arrives it’s time to start apartment shopping! Dinkytown is a hub for nightlife, bustling streets, and unique culture, and offers a wide range of apartments in terms of amenities and pricing! From their cool designs to their convenient location near schools and entertainment spots, these apartments offer more than just a place to live – they’re a gateway to the vibrant lifestyle of city living. Whether you’re new to the area and looking for a place to call home or you’ve been here a while and want to learn more, join us as we take a closer look at the charm and convenience of Di ..read more
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Living Room Tutors
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by Kate Buhman, Writer
1M ago
Looking for volunteer hours/opportunities? Jinglin Li, a student at the University of Minnesota, created an organization called Living Room Tutors, a volunteer organization that allows students to tutor other students. Living Room Tutors is a non-profit virtual organization that helps communities lessen the impact of school closures by connecting volunteer student mentors with students in need. Providing materials for students, families, and educators to help improve K-12 students’ learning experiences. The objective of the program is to help kids who have had their education abruptly interrup ..read more
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Minnesota Twins Early Season Struggles
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by Kade Paulson, Contributor
1M ago
With a subpar start to the Minnesota Twins season, things must turn around quickly for the team to find themselves in the playoffs. Last season ended with a bang, as the Twins were able to win their first postseason series snapping a historic 18-game postseason winning streak.  Propelling the Twins to that postseason success were pitcher Pablo Lopez and third baseman Royce Lewis. Now in a new season, the two have not been as productive. Lewis started the season with a home run but was later injured in the game which has had him on the bench since.  As for Lopez, the star pitcher has ..read more
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UMN AROTC Norwegian Foot March
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by Nicholas Gunstrom, writer
1M ago
Hundreds of participants in the Norwegian Foot March Last weekend, on April 13th, the University of Minnesota Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (UMN AROTC) program would host, their annual Norwegian Foot March. Cadets, service members, and those looking to challenge themselves would travel to Arden Hills, Minnesota to compete in this grueling race. While many competitors had traveled from areas all across the state of Minnesota, there were many competitors hailing from adjacent states as well, with participants showing up from the far corners of North Dakota and Michigan. This year would see ..read more
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Samia Hesni (they/them), “Stereotypes and Scripts”, Colloquium Highlight
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by Nicholas Gunstrom, Writer
1M ago
Samia Hesni (they/them) presenting their colloquium (Nicky G) If one goes to a coffee shop and the barista asks “What do you need?”, intuitively we recognize that need falls within the contents of what coffees they can provide. There may be many things we need – a shoulder to cry on, a new car, laundry folded, but we know that saying this to the barista would be misplaced (and the barista may likely laugh at you).  Last February, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston University Samia Hesni (they/them) discussed their ongoing research about how these scripts work, how they can often ..read more
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The Slam Dunk Economics of March Madness: Exploring the Financial Impact on the NCAA
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by Will Schiffler, Editor
1M ago
March Madness, the annual collegiate basketball tournament, isn’t just a sporting event—it’s a financial juggernaut that significantly impacts the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). From television deals to ticket sales, advertising revenue to merchandise, the tournament’s economic influence on the NCAA is vast and multifaceted. Television Rights: The Billion-Dollar Game Television rights constitute the cornerstone of March Madness’s financial impact. Broadcast agreements with major networks such as CBS and Turner Sports rake in billions for the NCAA. These networks pay staggerin ..read more
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UMN Young Democratic Socialists of America – A Report
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by Nicholas Gunstrom, writer
1M ago
YDSA Club Poster A few weeks ago, having previously observed the increasing spread of communist and leftist stickers, posters, and other propaganda, I decided to attend one leftist organization to observe and listen in on what was driving this. On March 14th, in one of the many Folwell classrooms, the UMN chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) had one of their bimonthly meetings where they would discuss current areas of interest, ongoing projects, and a general status update of their group members and their work.   The day I had attended, over a dozen students from t ..read more
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As 2024 Election Nears, Critics Fear a Trump vs. Biden Rematch
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by Blake Markson, Contributor
1M ago
We all remember the tumultuous times leading up to the 2020 election. COVID-19 was in full threat with its nationwide outbreaks, and there was surmountable social unrest over the George Floyd killing. Trump wished to open up the economy quickly, reducing the current recession the economy was in. Biden issued a more cautious approach, highlighting the importance of the nation’s overall health and negligence in different aspects of the economy. This information led to a discerning society, causing the highest voter turnout in the history of presidential elections with 154.6 million voter ballot ..read more
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Gopher Basketball Season: Final Thoughts
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by Kade Paulson, Contributor
1M ago
The Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA tournament hopes came to an end over the weekend with a second round Big Ten tournament loss to the Michigan St. Spartans. The Gophers were able to hang in there with hot shooting taking a close game into half time. However, the hot shooting came to an end, and the better team eventually prevailed and won the game.  The regular season can be marked by better success than expected. Coach Ben Johnson was able to rally the squad to a 9-11 conference record, a huge upgrade from last season. They were also able to hang in there with some tough teams that we di ..read more
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