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The Electoral College: Need to nix

It’s time to get rid of the Electoral College By Peter Carlen, guest writer Contrary to Donald Trump’s childish lies on Twitter, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the 2016 Presidential Election by roughly 2.5 million votes, and on Jan. 20, 2017 it will not be Hillary Rodham Clinton …

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Beyond college status symbols

College counselors remind students to, aside from ranking and prestige, consider factors like clubs and programs when making application decisions National ranking. Acceptance rate. School pride. Intramurals. Internship programs. These factors, which seniors consider when applying for college, range in their excitement factor as well as their importance to each student. …

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Contrasting Column: The principled vote

Don’t vote for the ‘lesser evil’ “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension…is itself a frightful despotism.” George Washington warned the country in his farewell address that falling into a two-party system is a danger to be discouraged and …

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Contrasting column: your vote matters

Your vote changes history, don’t waste your vote The 2016 presidential race will go down in history, with all of its countless memes and fact checking. Amid the shocking twists and turns of the campaign, voters must remember that one of the candidates will ultimately be elected president of the …

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Presidential poll: None of the above?

Support for candidates mixed at best Minnehaha students expressed a slight preference for the Democratic party and its presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, in a September poll, but it’s also evident that they lack confidence in both Clinton and her rival, Republican nominee Donald Trump. Results were published Thurs., Sept. 29, …

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Using conservatism as a shield

Do you believe that the earth is round? Or that the sun is at the center of our universe? Or that gravity exists? Do you think that humans need food and water to survive? Well, these are really trick questions, because they aren’t really choices that you get to make. …

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Finding your passion

Conventional wisdom holds the idea that pursuing your dreams leads to a fulfilled life—that, by following a single, vested interest, you can achieve genuine happiness. Now, while the inspirational mainstay “Follow Your Dreams” may lead to an enjoyable career, its simplicity is often misleading: Passion isn’t easy to come by. …

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Bond between body, spirit and mind copy

“You just think that because you’re a bleeding heart Minnesota liberal,” my aunt accuses. “Maybe I am,” my dad declares loudly, “but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong. Please pass the turkey.” I sigh. Just a normal Thanksgiving dinner in Wisconsin. Not everyone’s Thanksgiving meal involves such political attacks, but most …

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