Hong Kong Protests: Insight Into the Thirty-Year Conflict for Autonomy

Hong Kong Protests: Insight Into the Thirty-Year Conflict for Autonomy

Ryan Cunningham

October 25, 2019

Hong Kong has been seeing recurring violent protests since June 2019. The protests stem from one bill: the extradition bill that would allow China to try accused criminals from Hong Kong in mainland China. The protesters believe that the bill could lead to citizens being falsely accused of a crime in H...

The Tea On Stan Twitter: The Dangers Of Appropriating LGBTQ Culture

The Tea On Stan Twitter: The Dangers Of Appropriating LGBTQ Culture

Lucia Hill, Copy Editor

October 25, 2019

As social media has evolved, it has allowed for the growth of all kinds of slang and the creation of, essentially, a new language. While the slang on Twitter can allow for the manifestation of a diverse community of stans (the term for multiple fans), what people don’t realize is this popularized sla...

Food For Thought: The Necessity of ICA Food Charities

Mary McDonald, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

The average cost of a modest two bedroom apartment in the Twin Cities metro area is about $1300 a month. In order to spend the recommended 30% of total income on housing, someone working full time would need to make $25 an hour or $52,000 a year.  According to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, “...

Internet For All: The Disparities Between School and Home

Internet For All: The Disparities Between School and Home

Lucia Hill, Copy Editor

September 27, 2019

The world is moving fast. Very fast. And while most of us have the capabilities to keep up with it, some slip through the cracks. In this day and age, having access to the Internet is up there with having access to clean water, electricity, and access to education.  But what happens when people don’...

Don’t Fuss, Ride the Bus: Why We Need Public Transportation

Don’t Fuss, Ride the Bus: Why We Need Public Transportation

Annika Tamte, Deputy Editor, Commentary

September 27, 2019

Public transportation is vital to many people’s daily commute. According to the Census Bureau, only 5.1% of the country uses public transportation; this number is much higher in cities and in other countries. Take England for example. In London, 46% of the population relies on public transportation...

The College Admissions Scandal and Financial Bias in College Admissions

The College Admissions Scandal and Financial Bias in College Admissions

Sophie Moore, Managing Editor, Commentary

April 26, 2019

As many high schoolers may already know, the higher education system in this country is run like a business: it inherently benefits the wealthy and the families who have ready access to additional educational resources. This is particularly true for the most elite higher education institutions in the United States, such as the Ivy League schools. With systems like legacy admissions and favoritism towards generous donors, the college admissions process is obviously leaning towards those with advantages in their economic and family background.

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