Articles by Charlie Gers


Remembering John Brown- DRAFT

Charlie Gers 10/18/2017   Remembering John Brown In the wake of recent events, such as the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally in August 12, cities and communities have disputed removing confederate monuments in cities across the nation. Cities such as New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Annapolis have already removed Confederate monuments because of the claim…

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UMN Immigration Response Team Hold Panel Following New Travel Restrictions

On September 24, the Trump administration issued a new travel restriction on North Korea, Venezuela, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Chad, Libya, and Iran. After a failed attempt to ban citizens from certain countries a few months ago, the administration’s new launch at a travel restriction has the debate on immigration, discrimination, and the constitutionality of the…

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Trump Threatens DACA Reversal

Since Trump launched his bid for president two years ago, immigration (specifically, illegal immigration) has been one of the most pivotal issues in the political arena. While immigration has always been an important issue in politics, Trump has increased its significance even more. Whether it was regarding his rhetoric toward the influx of Mexicans, or the…

End the Death Penalty

The Declaration of Independence was designed to grant the government the duty to perform limited objectives, such as preserving the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of its citizens. But is “life” truly always looked after? Over the past few centuries, the United States government has been using the death penalty to kill citizens that…

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Minneapolis Rallies for #NoBanNoWall

President Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration have, to put it lightly, upset several people residing in the United States’ most prominent cities. Since Saturday, thousands of Americans have flocked to airports and the hearts of cities to express solidarity with refugees coming in from the seven nations recently affected by the new policies Trump implemented. After thousands…

A “Novel” Review: How to Win Friends and Influence People

As college students, many of us spend hours each week learning what the Kardashians are eating for dinner, which roses Nick Viall hands out, or what shenanigans Barney Stinson gets himself into, via subscription television programs. Addicting shows like these on Netflix and Hulu get viewers hooked within minutes: Students can spend hours on Netflix without even realizing…

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