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Paying College Athletes?

Supreme Court agrees to hear NCAA on athlete compensation On December 16, 2020, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case presented by the NCAA regarding student-athlete compensation, particularly in the realms of Division I football and basketball. In terms of compensation for labor, the student-athletes that drive this multibillion-dollar …

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Covid vaccines become available

CDC approves multiple COVID-19 vaccines The Covid-19 pandemic has continued on and vaccines have been approved in record time. With the first case happening just about a year ago, two Covid-19 vaccines have been approved for emergency use in the United States. The first vaccine to be approved was the …

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Uighur Muslim repression called a ‘genocide’

Chinese re-education camps continue to mistreat Uighur Muslims Since 2017, more than 1 million Uighur Muslims have been detained in what the Chinese government is calling “re-education centers” in Xinjiang, China. According to PBS NewsHour, Uighur Muslims who have been detained in these centers say they were interrogated, mistreated and …

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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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Are ‘snow days’ a thing of the past?

A Minnesota tradition could be replaced with distance-learning days Snow days have long been an iconic piece of Minnesota winters. However, the growing amount of technology available for distance learning may soon change this. Due to Covid-19, Minnehaha Academy is set up for distance learning, which could replace a snow …

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Owning a small business during a pandemic

Small business owners in Minnesota face big challenges due to the pandemic Small businesses across the country are still reeling from the ramifications of the executive orders, spurred by COVID-19, that enforced temporary closures on certain establishments. It’s a time of instability and unforeseen outcomes, and it doesn’t seem to …

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Small businesses reel from racial unrest

Rioting adds to setback of pandemic; personal connections to Floyd’s death felt strongly        “I didn’t know at the time that he was George Floyd. He worked downtown, and he would come and buy little gifts for his daughter,” said Susan Zdon, the owner of a small shop on Lake Street, …

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COVID and how it will affect indoor sports

The first challenge is getting prepared to play How will COVID-19 affect indoor sports? According to Dream Sorrell, who played volleyball during the fall season, volleyball practices changed since COVID. She stated that there were certain situations where you had to wear a mask at practice. Some examples were when …

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2020 and the apocalypse

2020 might have been a terrible year, but some thought it was the final one In the year 2020 there was a global pandemic, massive racial unrest across the nation, an economic crash, record breaking wildfires in western America and Australia, Kobe Bryant’s death, tensions rising with Iran almost leading …

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Disordered eating in the ballet community

Dancers are sacrificing their mental and physical health in an attempt to meet outdated body image standards Little girls watch The Nutcracker, wide-eyed with awe, as ballerinas twirl around in pretty pink costumes. Snow falls, backdrops change, and the stage seems to be a magical place. From an outsider’s view, …

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