Articles by David Blondin

David Blondin is a History and Spanish major in his third year in school. A transfer student from UMN-Morris and a native of Stillwater MN. David likes to read the news and is particularly interested in Internatioal relations and international trade.


Hysteria is Not Our Friend

Scrolling through social media, outrage towards the recent activities in Charlottesville, Virginia is apparent. It is very easy to come to a quick decision condemning the gathering of the alt-right that killed peaceful protestor Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman who died after being run over by white supremacist James Alex Fields, Jr. As easy it…


Athlete Profile: Wayde Hall

This month, the Minnesota Republic had the honor of interviewing Wayde Hall, an athlete on our Twin Cities campus. As a successful runner and a determined and witty individual, Wayde provided us with important, inspiring, and hilarious comments alike. Check out our interview with him below:   MNR: What is your full name? “Wayde Hall.”  …


Trans-Supremacy Movement Gaining Ground on Campus

Breaking Development: Folwell Hall loses ground in the war of heteronormativity. Within the building that historically houses the languages department, the first floor single-occupancy is now occupied, preventing the population that uses the building from using it. Inside the restroom is a piece of construction paper that indicates that “Cis Poopers” are not allowed. This movement,…

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