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Fighting the Unseen Enemy

Comparing Two Pandemics 102 Years Apart In 1918, a world entrenched by war was also being consumed by an invisible battle: the Spanish flu. Though the virus began circulating the globe in spring of 1918, it would only be mere months before the sickness began stealing the lives of Minnesotans. Over two years, the deadly...

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Camden Mart Robberies

A convenience store in North Minneapolis is hit twice with robberies and given little police response. Camden Mart is a community store located in North Minneapolis that is also home to Great American Pizza and the Mini Olympic Café. This store, along with many local businesses, has lost lots of business because of the COVID-19...

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Former Minneapolis City Councilmember Calls for Radical Police Reform, Launches Lawsuit Aginst The City of Minneapolis Police Department

Post-George Floyd crime spike causes tensions between civilians and police to rise further After the death of George Floyd many in Minneapolis called for the defunding of its police department. The City council at one point had a “supermajority” to push past a Mayoral veto to do so but took no action to dismantle or...

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The Danger of Social Media

Social media has taken over a large portion of people’s lives over the years. The wave of social influence has brought many benefits to the minuscule tasks of everyday life. It is now easier than ever to connect with friends and family across the world. And the sharing of ideas and creativity is beyond what...

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Modern Day Marches

A Look Into 10K, a Foundation Making an Impact for Inequality As protests take over the streets in downtown Minneapolis, voices exude catchy chants and the front lines are surrounded by a small militia holding AK-47s. So, who are the organizers of these massive marches? Recently, 10K, a foundation that was born from the event...

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Twin Cities Museums Struggle to Stay Afloat Amidst COVID-19

On March 13, 2020, in response to the threat of COVID Governor Walz’ issued an executive stay-at-home order that changed the future preservation of Twin Cities Museums, and with it changed the preservation of Minnesota’s past. The executive order impacted Twin Cities museums with mandating attendance limits, deflating museum income, and ultimately causing an uncertain...

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How COVID-19 Impacts Sports Around North Central University

Winter and spring collegiate sports completely shut down their seasons in the middle of March. North Central University and other universities around the United States have cautiously started their fall and winter sports. Players and coaches are learning strategies on the fly to safely play the sports that they love. North Central University has enforced...

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COVID Testing

 How Should the Church Respond? Back in March, places of worship were not deemed essential to be kept open during the COVID-19 pandemic and haven’t been since. As the COVID cases have slowed down, churches have slowly been allowed to open. But even though the government is letting churches open, not all have. Some have...

Social Dilemma Review
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Social Dilemma Review

The Netflix movie that has caused people to dive deep into digital ethics Social Media has given rise to many positive changes in the world by keeping people across the globe connected. For this reason, many powerful movements have been able to spread. However, the new Netflix documentary, the social dilemma, showcases how there is...