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Columns

Andrew Reed: On Liberalism

Arjun Shanmugam: Brunomics

Beth Pollard: Stirring the Pod

Bliss Han: For the Culture

Caleb Apple: Political Calculus

Donnie Sahyouni: The American Tradition

Emilia Ruzicka: Blueno’s Spotlight

Jaehyun Hong and Jordan De Padova: In Limbo

Marysol Fernández: La Resistencia

Matt Walsh: Created Equal

Poom Andrew Pipatjarasgit: From the Quiet Green

Rachael Schmidt: The Fourier

Recent Columns

Reed ’21: Katie Hill is No Hero

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Reed ’21: Katie Hill is No Hero

October 12, 2020 0 comments

Does Katie Hill think we all have amnesia? As you may recall (or may not if you’re in the amnesia crowd), former Congresswoman Hill of California was accused last October of having sexual relationships with several of her subordinates. Hill denied any inappropriate relationships with her congressional staff.

Pollard ’21: It’s time to talk about student-faculty online interactions

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Pollard ’21: It’s time to talk about student-faculty online interactions

October 12, 2020 0 comments

The University has implemented a myriad of new policies to address necessary changes for operating safely during the pandemic, but no adjustments have been made to address the issue of misconduct online, especially as it exists across professional power divides.

Hong ’24: The Minneapolis I could not see

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Hong ’24: The Minneapolis I could not see

October 8, 2020 0 comments

In late August, I rode the train — the light rail — through Minneapolis. Collapsed buildings, piles of rubble and boarded-up stores blurred past my window. Minneapolis, which I had known for a decade, was a city that I had never seen before: It was ravaged.

Apple ’21: A vote for Biden, a vote for empathy

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Apple ’21: A vote for Biden, a vote for empathy

October 8, 2020 2 comments

In early February, at a CNN Town Hall, Episcopalian pastor Anthony Thompson, whose wife was killed in the Charleston Church shooting, asked Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden about his faith and about how he would use it in the Oval Office.

Shanmugam ’23: Why illegal immigration is good for America

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Shanmugam ’23: Why illegal immigration is good for America

October 6, 2020 2 comments

How do you solve a problem that’s 340 million pages thick? Stephen Goss, chief actuary of the Social Security Administration, is currently trying to figure that out.

De Padova ’24: Feeling behind for first-year fall

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De Padova ’24: Feeling behind for first-year fall

October 1, 2020 0 comments

My last day of high school was a Friday in March. That’s about all I remember. Initially, some teachers thought we would be back in time for graduation, while others thought that we would be kept out of school indefinitely, possibly until the fall. 

Pipatjarasgit ’21: In order to properly hold the University accountable, we need to understand its governance committees

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Pipatjarasgit ’21: In order to properly hold the University accountable, we need to understand its governance committees

October 1, 2020 0 comments

In the past several months, the University has made many consequential changes with significant student impacts through its various governance committees. Some of them are related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while others are not.

Ruzicka ’21: Alumni interviews with prospective students build community — why destroy them now?

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Ruzicka ’21: Alumni interviews with prospective students build community — why destroy them now?

September 29, 2020 1 comment

As our world is cast into turmoil by a global pandemic, almost everything about our daily lives has changed. It comes as no surprise that the college admission process has also changed during this time.

Walsh’ 23: We need to have a national conversation about humor

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Walsh’ 23: We need to have a national conversation about humor

September 28, 2020 2 comments

TikTok is a social media app like no other, and its “For You” page’s algorithm is why.

Reed ’21: A recipe for more equitable college admission

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Reed ’21: A recipe for more equitable college admission

September 27, 2020 2 comments

For the past several years, the righteous fight for equity and fairness in college admission has been mired in a state of moral confusion. Everyone wants fairness, but how? Empowerment, but for whom? To knock down barriers, but which ones?