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Consumerism’s dangers and “rewards” programs

Coffee drinkers may not be saving as much as they hope If you think you have enough money to get Starbucks every day and avoid unnecessary advertisements, you’re in for a surprise. Starbucks, however, would like nothing more than to keep you — and your wallet — away...

History and film: fact or fiction

Is the screen an adequate medium for depicting the events of history?    This October, highly-esteemed director Martin Scorsese released a must-see historical spectacle, and the latest addition to his filmmaking oeuvre — Killers of the Flower Moon. Killers of the...

The rise of STEM, the fall of humanities

Fewer than one in ten students graduate with a humanities degree   Madeline Ciccarelli bombed her math test. After staring at her grade for a few seconds in a state of deep contemplation, she shook it off, smiled, and promptly moved on with her day. “I’m not too...

Dress codes across Minnesota

Schools implement vastly different policies Mary-Beth Tinker was 13 years old in 1965 when she rallied a group of students together and encouraged them to wear black arm bands to school in protest of the Vietnam War. The following day, the students were pulled aside,...
Motivated to learn

Motivated to learn

"Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think," Albert Einstein once said. But how do...