Protests in Chile: The Movement to End Economic and Social Inequality

Protests in Chile: The Movement to End Economic and Social Inequality

Lucia Hill, Copy Editor

December 20, 2019

Chile is home to the largest amount of coastline in South America, prolific artists and writers, and a United-States-fueled military dictatorship. From 1973 to 1990, the country was under the control of Agosto Pinochet, who seized control of the state after a military coup funded by the communist-fe...

Seasonal Activities: The Many Ways to Enjoy Winter In Minnesota

Seasonal Activities: The Many Ways to Enjoy Winter In Minnesota

Mary McDonald, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

According to U.S. Climate Data, in January of 2018 the average temperature for Minneapolis was 16.7 °F. That’s not as bad as Duluth (which had an average of 11.1 °F), but it’s still worse than that of Juneau, Alaska, where people basked in temps of about 29 degrees. These numbers tell us something...

Liberate Hanukkah from the “Jewish Christmas” Stereotype

Liberate Hanukkah from the “Jewish Christmas” Stereotype

Ari Fogil, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

As string lights and Christmas trees fill the streets during this season, thousands of Jewish kids watch as the country is engulfed in the holiday spirit. Although they may feel left out, they still have Hanukkah, the “Jewish Christmas”, right?  Hanukkah is somewhat of an enigma to the vast majority of the po...

Tree Appreciation: Exploding Fruit Trees and Other Arboreal Creations

Tree Appreciation: Exploding Fruit Trees and Other Arboreal Creations

Anna Geldert, Deputy Editor, Student Life

November 22, 2019

Sometimes it seems that fall is the only time of year that trees are truly appreciated. They sit there, ignored, all green and silently fantastic from April through September, but the moment October hits and their leaves change, suddenly they’re all anyone can talk about.  This year, it seems we were unfairly deprive...

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...

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