Opinions

Remembering Berkley Duckson

Mourning the loss of class of 2020 graduate, student, friend Berkley Allen Duckson (‘20), aged 18, passed away on February 20, 2021 due to injuries sustained in a snowmobiling accident in Brainerd, Minnesota. Berkley was born on March 13, 2002 to Jay and Pamela Duckson. He attended Minnehaha Academy from …

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Insurrection

Addressing the storming of the Capitol A failure in execution and preparation allowed the “Stop the Steal” protesters to breach the Capitol building on Jan. 6. It’s not clear whether the Capitol Police treated the protesters passively because they were white or rather because officers have become ambivalent about using …

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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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Masks and winter sports

Balancing science and common sense On January 4, high school teams were allowed to begin practice for a heavily restricted winter sports season, with competitions having started on January 14. Updated guidelines have been released in attempts to mitigate the virus, requiring face coverings for all participants during both practice …

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Opinion: Trump’s social media ban

Inflammatory remarks just kept coming, bringing down accounts A vast number of media outlets have banned President Donald Trump and content supporting him from their platforms after the January 6 storming of the US Capitol. The list includes Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, Twitch, TikTok, Shopify and even Apple, …

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The importance of open dialogue

Why listening is the first step to unity   Over the past few years, countless events have been digested by social media and turned into controversial topics. While the current political divisiveness is partially at fault, another important factor that is often over- looked is open dialogue. Most conflicts could …

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Expert insights on the 2020 election

Larry Jacobs, renowned U of M political scientist, shares thoughts on voting behavior Lawrence R. Jacobs is McKnight Presidential Chair in Public Affairs, the Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies, and director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance in the Hubert H. Humphrey …

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Coronavirus: Staff editorial

For seniors, spring brings lessons you can’t learn in a classroom It is safe to say that the senior class of 2020 has had one of the most unpredictable high school careers in all of Minnehaha history. After our freshman year at the old North Campus building, the August 2, …

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2020 Election: What Republicans should expect this summer

Republicans need voters to focus on issues, not personalities By Tollef Currell, guest writer The presidential election is certainly the most widely discussed top- ic on this upcoming ballot. It’s arguably the most important, too, but not for the reason most people suspect. We are about to have a fight …

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2020 Election: What Democrats should expect for summer

Democrats need voters to pay attention By Danielle Robinson, guest writer We’ve narrowed down the top two candidates for this year’s race: former vice president Joe Biden and current president Donald Trump. The COVID-19 outbreak has made campaigning difficult for Biden, as he is solely participating in presidential events via …

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