Beck Westrem

Chet Holmgren’s growth, charted

For Holmgren, a long road to the top Nation’s top recruit credits work, listening, mindset, mentors for his rise For the last few years, Minnehaha senior Chet Holmgren and former-teammate Jalen Suggs, now a freshman guard for top-ranked Gonzaga, have dominated state championships, AAU showcase tournaments, and ESPN rankings. Now, …

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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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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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The evolution of Westerns

For a century of U.S. history, Western movies reveal American values — good, bad and ugly Are you starting to get claustrophobic, having now spent weeks confined to your home? Social isolation will likely continue for the time being, but there is still an activity you can do in your …

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Coronavirus: Finding ways to provide service

Volunteering from a distance Health officials are not wrong that one of the best things you can do right now for both yourself and others is to simply stay at home and distance yourself. However, with so many communities struggling with finances and health, just a little bit of service …

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AI: What you should really be worried about

How technology will reshape the future job market Knowing about the magnitude of previous technological revolutions, many experts think we are currently experiencing another historical upheaval, known to some as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Many workers face uncertainties about the consequences of this revolution, but one known tech development is …

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A24: The best movie studio you’ve never heard of

Indie studio quickly establishes reputation for high-quality, entertaining films Winter break is just around the corner, and there is no better time to stay home and watch some movies. Maybe you’re tired of the Christmas reruns, in which case you should consider trying something new. An understated movie studio, A24, …

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Poll: Younger Americans express shift in values

Teens’ values are shifting Rutger Hoekstra, a junior, considers patriotism, having children and religion as “very important” values. These views actually put Hoekstra in the minority among his generation. According to an August 2019 poll by The Wall Street Journal, young generations consider values like those much less important than …

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