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The state of the campus? Divided.

The State of the Campus address for fall semester 2016 was given by Minnesota Student Association (MSA) President Abeer Syedah to the MSA Forum on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Syedah spoke on behalf of the “collective” and “not the individual” about the not only the challenges the student body faces, but the progress that MSA…

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O Say, Can You Meme?

Prior to the recent Thanksgiving holiday, many Americans found themselves canvassing their local supermarkets for the best turkeys in sight. Simultaneously, however, many other Americans did not live their lives any differently than they otherwise would; they instead protested Thanksgiving due to the controversial history behind the holiday. Despite the two groups’ differences, they certainly…

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President Kaler Responds to Student Petition

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler released a statement on November 30 titled “Support for non-citizen University of Minnesota community members” in response to a petition circulating around the university community since the 2016 election. The petition, which received over 1,500 student, staff, and faculty signatures before Kaler’s response, calls for university administrators to protect…

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President-elect Trump Assembling Cabinet of Insiders

In the weeks following Donald Trump’s electoral victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the President-elect has began a contentious, secretive, and predictably controversial transition operation. Donald Trump has thus far announced several Cabinet and high ranking administrative officials. Reince Priebus, the Chairman of the the Republican National Committee, was hired as Chief of…

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