Tag Archives: opinion

Physician assisted suicide

A different option for the terminally ill “My dad was really the most amazing person,” recalled 16-year-old Elena Zeballos. “He was so full of life and could make friends with anyone — he knew half of Dallas!” She paused, then continued with a smile, “He loved his soccer. He loved …

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Short Takes: November Election

Go Out and Vote 34 seats in the US senate, all eight of the Minnesota seats in the house of representatives, Minnesota Governor, and Minnesota secretary of state are all on the ballot this november. This election, more than most, has been made pressingly important by the supreme court overturning …

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Short Takes: Juul Lawsuit

Too Little, Too Late Just this september, 2022 Juul agreed to pay a total 440 million dollars to 33 different states for marketing to youth. Across the United States, there are an additional 4,013 individual lawsuits against Juul for marketing to children and that number is growing.It isn’t enough. Juul …

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Short Takes: Minnesota Flag

Time for a redesign Flag design is meant to achieve simplicity yet recognizability. The Minnesota flag didn’t get the memo. It has 67 circles, 19 stars, three different dates, seven flowers, a French phrase, the state’s name, and a seal featuring a landscape drawing in the middle. The flag’s not …

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Justice KBJ added to Supreme Court

What Ketanji Brown Jacksons’s Supreme Court seat means in history One hundred and fifteen justices have served on the Supreme Court, 108 of those 115 justices—that is ninety-four percent—have been white men. In the court’s 233-year history, there have been five female justices, three BIPOC justices, and no justices have …

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Staff Editorial: a 7 period schedule may be a good idea

The pros and cons of a new schedule As many of us know, the school has been in the midst of a huge debate about next year’s schedule. Recently, the discussion has shifted towards potentially switching back to a seven-period schedule. In general, instead of having eight class periods on …

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Biden’s plan would rebuild nation, Minnesota

What America can build with trillions of dollars Possibly the largest bill of the generation is being discussed, one of trillion-dollar proportions. The Biden administration on March 31 proposed the Infrastructure Act, a bill that would spend more than $2 trillion on roads, bridges, ports, airports, drinking water, transit systems …

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Anti-vax? More like anti-fax

Our biggest hope is to get vaccinated As the COVID-19 vaccine has begun its distribution process, speculations about the vaccine have risen from millions of Americans. There are many reasons why people oppose vaccines: the belief that vaccines do not work, mistrust of science or the government, or the belief …

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Mistakes make headlines

Journalism scandals begin with a simple string of gossip, in some cases leading to disaster November 2014 Rolling Stone published a shocking and sickening article about the gang rape of a student, code named “Jackie,” at the University of Virginia (UVA). The article, “A Rape on Campus,” electrified conversations around …

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The root of the problem

Recent scandals in the NFL come from long lasting issues with punishment The Everyday Heroes of the American population are sports players. From gymnastics to rugby, children to adults idolize those of us capable of astonishing physical feats. But what happens when that power we so liberally give to our …

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